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Holiday update from WMCA(0)

November 18, 2018

WILTON – Operation Santa Clause is off to a fast and furious start this year, with 796 children counting on us this Christmas. WMCA is getting tags ready, setting up giving trees and organizing the inventory we have received so far from our toy runs. The elves are working hard to fill frequently requested items, […]

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DDG participates in nation-wide book giveaway

FARMINGTON – As part of the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign (#IndiesGiveBack), DDG Booksellers is distributing 24 special-edition copies of bestselling author Jason Reynolds’ Ghost to underserved young readers throughout the community this month. The American Booksellers Association and American Express are working together with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to […]

Sugarloaf opens today

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With the return of winter-like temperatures over the weekend and over a foot of natural snow blanketing the mountain, Sugarloaf’s Snowmakers have fired up as many as 160 snowguns on Tote Road, King’s Landing, Hayburner and Candyside. The is open for skiing and riding this Friday, Nov. 16. “With favorable snowmaking temperatures […]

USDA reminds producers of disaster program deadlines

BANGOR – U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director David R. Lavway reminds Maine producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program and Livestock Indemnity […]

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