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On eve of budget vote, teachers issue Declaration of No Confidence in school board(3)

May 27, 2015

SALEM – Residents of Strong, Kingfield, Avon and Phillips will set the 2015-16 school budget at Mt. Abram High School Thursday evening, with the Mt. Abram Teachers Association intending to bring forward a Declaration of No Confidence in school board signed by the vast majority of the district’s educators. The budget proposed by the board […]

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Updated: Report of dangerous driving led to police chase

[Updated: 2:30 p.m.] FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update about the circumstances which led to a crash at the north end of Main Street this morning. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, deputies became involved after receiving a complaint from a driver traveling south on Route 27. The complaint related to […]

In school and hearing for the first time

FARMINGTON – A Mt. Blue Middle School student was able to hear the sounds in his classes for the first time on Tuesday. Eighth-grade student Matthew Otte, who has not heard a single sound in his life, underwent cochlear implant surgery during April vacation in Portland. The electronic device works to receive signals and then […]

Students walk out in protest at Mt. Abram High School

SALEM – Motorists driving past the Mt. Abram High School this morning were greeted by approximately 25 students holding signs alongside Route 142, following a walk out to protest the school board and stalled teacher contract negotiations. Organizers of the “Mt. Abram Angels” said they developed the idea after seeing other schools conduct sit-in protest […]


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