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Poetry collection published by Alice James Books receives national award(0)

March 27, 2017

FARMINGTON – A collection published by a local poetry press has received a prestigious national award. Alice James Books published Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. Williams early in 2016. A debut collection by Williams, the book has been awarded the 2017 Whiting Award for Poetry. Established by the Whiting Foundation in 1985, the […]

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Maine Maple Sunday celebrates 34th annual year

FARMINGTON – Despite sunny skies, Maple Sunday had a chilly day for sap house visitors throughout Franklin County. The 34th annual event brought local residents out for sugar bush tours, sap boiling demonstrations and sweet samples provided by syrup producers. “I enjoy all of it. I love the people and seeing my friends,” Owner of […]

Nature: “…and life would all be spring.”

“The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would all be spring. “. Emily Dickinson (Maria James)

Local bookstore owner nominated to national board

FARMINGTON – A local business owner has been nominated to the board of directors of a national bookselling organization. Kenny Brechner, owner of Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, has been nominated to serve on the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors. One of three candidates selected by the organization’s nominating committee, Brechner is believed to […]


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