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Phillips Area Community Center going wireless 0

May 24, 2016 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – As part of its ongoing efforts to upgrade and improve the old gymnasium as an event and performance space, the Phillips Area Community Center has recently gone wireless – adding microphones without wires, that is. Given the ample space inside the center, the PACC board feels that purchasing a few wireless mikes can […]

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Mantor Library hosting ‘A Thousand Words: Illustrated Books from Members’ Collections’ (0)

FARMINGTON – The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition “A Thousand Words: Illustrated Books from Members’ Collections” running from June 2 until Sept. 12 in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street. In the summer, members of the Bookers are invited to share representative books from their collections. […]


Dual 25th Anniversary celebrations at DDG Booksellers on May 27 (0)

FARMINGTON – A local business and author will be celebrating their respective 25th anniversaries together Friday, with a literary themed party, book signings and fabulous prizes. Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers on Broadway is celebrating its milestone alongside nationally-acclaimed Farmington author Bill Roorbach, who released his first book, Summers With Juliet, 25 years ago. The […]


CBS students attend Sea Dogs game (1)

PORTLAND – The Cascade Brook School’s Civil Rights Team attended a Portland Sea Dogs game earlier this month, invited by the Sea Dogs as a reward for the work they’ve done this year. The team of elementary students and advisors Martina Arnold and Tina Davis have been learning about bias and the Maine Civil Rights […]


Harold (Hack) Hubert Spiller Jr. (1924-2016) (3)

AUBURN – Harold (Hack) Hubert Spiller Jr., 91, of Rangeley, died on May 19, 2016, at the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice House. He was born on June 26, 1924 in Sandy River Plantation, the son of Harold, Sr. And Evelyn (Overton) Spiller. On Nov. 16, 1942, after graduating high school, Hack enlisted in the […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: I wanna be your dog (1)

I suspect Bruce Poliquin has hired one of my dogs as a political consultant. Which might not be a bad move on the part of the freshman Republican congressman from Maine’s 2nd District – if he gets the right advice. You know, like how to look so cute when being scolded that there’s no chance […]


Summer’s song (15)

Flowers and fields, warblers and wood ducks; Franklin County’s finest photographers capture the beauty of a young summer for this week’s array.


Skowhegan topped by Mt. Blue at softball (2)

Mt. Blue junior varsity softball girls’ team defeated the Skowhegan Indians in the 8th inning 6 to 5. Gracie Foss had 2 doubles with Jacelyn Daggett and Lexi Dagget with 1 double each. RBI’s were from Gracie Foss and Aliza Adams. Season record is 10-3.