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Celebrating Christmas on Front Street Saturday 0

December 17, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – From one end of historic Front Street to the other on Saturday, many free family events will be going in celebration of Christmas. Narrow Gauge Cinemas will be showing family movies at no charge through the day. At noon to 3 p.m. families can visit with a live reindeer, take a wagon ride, […]

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Sandy River Players’ holiday variety show Dec. 20 & 21 (0)

FARMINGTON – Imagine that you have totally lost your Christmas spirit – in fact all the winter holidays just seem blah. What would you do? This situation is what the Sandy Rivers Players will explore in their upcoming variety show called Holiday Cheers. This holiday special will be presented in Alumni Theatre on the UMF […]


Bank foundation offers $33,000 in local scholarships (0)

FARMINGTON – Students planning to pursue a business-related field in college are invited to apply for the Franklin Scholar program. New this year, Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has announced it has added a scholarship to Telstar Regional High School in Bethel, bringing its total to 11 scholarships for a total $33,000. “We at […]


Benefit auction and dance to support Taylor Lane Jan. 10 (1)

PHILLIPS – A benefit auction and dance to support Taylor Lane, 13, of Phillips will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. The auction will be held from 6-8 p.m., followed by dancing with Dream ‘Big Karaoke. A suggested donation of $5 at the door, with all proceeds going to […]


Donald W. Wheeler (1934-2014) (8)

CHESTERVILLE – Donald W. Wheeler, 80, of Chesterville, died on Dec. 13, 2014, at his home in Chesterville. He was born on April 18, 1934, in Cabot, Vermont, a son of Fred and Florence (Sprague) Wheeler. Donald enjoyed antique cars. He was known in the area for trading cars and car parts. He is survived […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Nothing was delivered (3)

There are plenty of ideas for reforming the electoral process in Maine, nearly all of them confusing, expensive or stupid. Also, none of them produces a fairer result. Ranked-choice voting? It’s complicated (lots of people mark their ballots in ways they didn’t intend), costly (it requires new voting machines) and – in spite of proponents’ […]


Winter takes hold (8)

By Jane Knox
This tough little grouchy guy is really sick of the sleet mixed in with his food.


Girls Basketball: Edward Little edges Mt. Blue, 51-42 (0)

AUBURN – The Mt. Blue High School girls varsity basketball team came within 2 points late in the game, but it wasn’t enough, ending in a 51-42 Edward Little win Tuesday night. Edward Little got off to a quick lead by scoring 14 points to Mt. Blue’s 6 points. Back and forth buckets brought Mt. […]