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Old South provides blessing shawls for those in need(0)

August 4, 2020

FARMINGTON – Members of the Old South First Congregational Church met for the first time last week since restrictions due to COVID-19 put a stop to in-person worships back in March. The small gathering met outdoors for a brief “blessing of the shawls” ceremony performed by Rev. Marraine Kettell. The blessing included 69 handmade shawls […]

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Industry home deemed total loss following fire

[Update: 10:40 a.m.] – The owners of the home at 183 West Mills Road are Nate and Amy Morin. INDUSTRY – A structure fire drew a number of Franklin and Somerset County fire departments to the West Mills Road Monday afternoon. According to Industry Fire Rescue’s Chief Anthony Howard, a fire at a two-story residence […]

United Way celebrates “Creative Kids” with new fundraising initiative

FARMINGTON – A young artist will be using her talents to benefit the local community through a new program at United Way of the Tri-Valley Area called “Creative Kids”. Marina Karkos has been drawing and painting since age three. She focuses on watercolors of animals and pets and said she paints to make people happy”. […]

Kayakers rescued from Dead River; injured hiker from Tumbledown

EUSTIS – Three kayakers were rescued from the south branch of  the Dead River Saturday evening, as part of a busy weekend for the Maine Warden Service and local first responders. Three people – Kelly Dymond, 41 of Turner; Kristin Schrepper, 32 of Rumford; and Sylvie Long, 48 of Lewiston – began kayaking down the […]

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