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May 31, 2020

FARMINGTON – Local hiker and outdoor writer, Doug Dunlap of Farmington, has set a goal of walking a total of 1,000 miles in Franklin County. This is an average of just under 143 miles per month for seven months. He will finish his journey on September 30, 2020. He has two purposes in mind, both […]

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Gofundme site created for mother/son injured in ATV crash

WILTON – A GoFundMe site has been created to help pay some of the medical expenses for a mother and son injured in an ATV crash earlier this month. Kerri Stone, 26, and her son Ashton Gammon, 6, were seriously injured in the May 20 crash on the Whistle-Stop Trail off of Red Schoolhouse Road […]

School board approves budget without assistant superintendent position

FARMINGTON – The Regional School Unit 9 board approved a proposed $38.19 million budget Thursday evening, removing a part-time assistant superintendent position that had provoked concern from some community members and staff over the past few weeks. The meeting was conducted via Zoom teleconferencing Thursday evening.

Superintendent Tina Meserve said that while she still believed the position was important to the district and the education of its students, she was concerned that it may have created an issue at the budget vote. She cited the feedback of some staff and community leaders on the part-time position, which would have had a $40,000 impact on the budget.

Mt. Blue to hold graduation event on June 14

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue High School will be celebrating the Class of 2020 with an in-person ceremony on campus on Sunday, June 14. The first recognition event is the Senior Recognition/Awards Night, which will be pre-recorded and released at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. The link will be shared on the district website, Facebook […]

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