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MSAD 58 to seek federal funding for pre-K program 0

September 18, 2014 • Category: Features

STRONG – The MSAD 58 school board voted Thursday evening to seek federal funds to start a pre-kindergarten program in all three elementary schools. Joining a statewide attempt to secure $12.5 million in federal funds over the next four years would not require the district to implement a pre-K program, district officials informed the board. […]

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Sumner McKane’s ‘The Maine Frontier’ comes to UMF on Sept. 26 (0)

FARMINGTON — Maine’s rich history once again comes to life in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus with Sumner McKane’s “The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson.” This true-life story of family, work, community and culture in northern Maine in the early 1900s will be presented in the Emery […]


Mooseville liquidation sale continues (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mooseville store in the downtown continues its total liquidation sale with discounts from 20 percent to 80 percent off of the regular retail price. Mooseville is located at 156 Main Street. “This sale has more merchandise and with bigger discounts than any Black Friday sale in the history of Farmington,” said owner […]


Wilson Lake Benefit Golf Tournament nets $700 for Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center (0)

FARMINGTON – The women of Wilson Lake Country Club held their annual Martha Webber Breast Cancer Fundraiser Tournament on Sept. 13 that raised $700 for the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, a program of Franklin Memorial Hospital. The tournament is held each year on the second Saturday of September at Wilson Lake Country Club. […]


Chat with your health team at Apple Pumpkin Festival (0)

LIVERMORE FALLS – Western Maine Family Health Center will sponsor a table at the Apple Pumpkin Festival located at the Livermore Falls Recreational Field on Saturday, September 27. All fair-goers are encouraged to stop by the health center’s table to meet staff members and receive health tips, free giveaways, and information about saving money on […]


John G. David (1942 – 2014) (4)

ANDOVER, Mass. – John G. David, 72, resident of Amherst, N.H., died on Sept. 12, 2014 in Andover, Mass., due to complications from Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease. He was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on July 30, 1942, son of John A. David, Jr. and Muriel Gower David. John and his brother Edward grew up in Mamaroneck, […]


Fall Women’s Weekend at Maine Huts & Trails (0)

KINGFIELD – Maine’s western mountains will serve as the backdrop for guided hikes, yoga, painting and personal development classes at Maine Huts & Trails Fall Women’s Weekend, Oct. 17-19 at the popular Stratton Brook Hut. Women’s Weekend participants can expect great fall hiking and mountain biking at the Stratton Brook Hut. “Fall marks a time […]


UMF men’s soccer seeks first win of season following loss (0)

WATERVILLE – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s soccer team is still searching for their first win of the season as the Beavers fell 3-0 to Colby in a rare night game Wednesday at at Harold Alfond Stadium. UMF could not generate any offense as the Beavers lost the shots battle, 13-1, and the […]