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United Way of the Tri-Valley Area gears up for school with 8th annual Packs for Progress(1)

August 3, 2020

FARMINGTON – While United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is still accepting applications for the 8th annual Packs for Progress initiative (visit us on line at to fill out your application online), the non-profit is also preparing for pick up day. Backpacks, filled with school supplies can be picked up at the United Way […]

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UMaine Extension offers free cover crop planning webinar

ORONO – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free webinar about key considerations for planning a cover cropping system 6–7 p.m. Aug. 12. Adding diversity to a cover cropping system creates healthier soil and can benefit crop production and a farm’s ecosystem. UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture professional Jason Lilley will discuss several versatile […]

UMaine Extension invites contributions to virtual demonstration garden

ORONO – University of Maine Cooperative Extension is inviting Maine gardeners to contribute personal photos demonstrating best horticultural practices – from creative trellising to ingenious ways of deterring hungry wildlife – as a resource in a new virtual demonstration garden. Photos should be high-quality image files that focus on subjects that can educate and inspire […]

Wilton Free Public Library to reopen for patrons

WILTON – Some exciting news from the Wilton Free Public Library: starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, the library will be open for patron visits. Customers will once again be able to browse for the books they want. Things will, of course, look a bit different. Furniture will be rearranged or missing, there will be lots of […]

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