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Fun For All committee aims to equalize the playing field(1)

October 16, 2017

FARMINGTON – Staff members from Mallett and Cascade Brook School have recently formed a new committee with the mission of creating more playground options for students of all abilities, not just those that can easily climb onto a swing. “The goal is for all children – in wheelchairs, walkers and with other physical, motor, cognitive […]

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Fire destroys home on Lucy Knowles Road

FARMINGTON – A residence on the Lucy Knowles Road were destroyed Saturday, after the homeowners returned to find their trailer full of smoke. The trailer and an attached building at 422 Lucy Knowles Road were deemed a total loss today, after local departments arrived to find three quarters of the building involved with fire. According […]

Literacy Volunteers celebrates 40 years

FARMINGTON – Celebrating 40 years, Literacy Volunteers continues to thrive in Franklin County, recently expanding services to the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls area. Next month the program will partner with Spruce Mountain Adult Education offering a literacy center to locals. The center will be a space for tutors to meet with students, hold events for […]

Upward Bound alumni shares story with listeners

FARMINGTON – An Upward Bound graduate shared her story with listeners this weekend, revisiting her old stomping grounds on the University of Maine at Farmington campus to read from her recently published memoir. Sarah Perry, who attended UB at UMF in 1998 and ’99, has found not just literary success with the publication of her […]

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