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Wilton Free Public Library celebrates ten years of Christmas train village(0)

December 14, 2019

WILTON – A wintertime favorite is now on display at the Wilton Free Public Library, drawing spectators from throughout the area to the lobby of the Main Street location. The annual miniature Christmas village and train track display have attracted visitors for roughly 10 years according to builder Bruce Ibarguen. “It’s one of those things […]

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Gerry Wiles Holiday Food Basket provides meals for more than 100 families

FARMINGTON – Boxes filled with all of the fixings for a festive holiday meal were stacked outside the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office Friday morning, waiting delivery to grateful families throughout Franklin County. The annual Gerry Wiles Holiday Food Basket program is organized by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. For the past nine […]

UMF professor’s first novel recognized as a Best Book of 2019 for Young Adults

FARMINGTON – Shana Youngdahl, University of Maine at Farmington assistant professor of English, feels both amazed and humbled at the news that her first young adult novel, As Many Nows As I Can Get (Dial Books, 2019) has been recognized by the New York Public Library as a Best Book of 2019 for Teens. It […]

Work underway on Chesterville Meeting House bell tower

CHESTERVILLE – Following three years of planning and fundraising, restoration of the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House bell tower is underway. On Nov. 22, contractor Ron Castonguay of Leeds, working with riggers from Cote Crane and Rigging in Auburn, removed the upper section of the tower and bell. The belfry structure, the bell undercarriage, and […]


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