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Farmington selectmen discuss poll times, parking lot lights 1

July 28, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Selectmen met briefly prior to Tuesday’s special town meeting, setting poll times for future local elections and discussing the installation of lights in the parking lot under construction on Church Street. The issue of default times for local elections came up after selectmen discussed the issue at a previous meeting in relation to […]

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Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum to read in Rangeley on Aug. 7 (0)

By Peggy Yocom RANGELEY – On Sunday, August 7, lovers of poetry will gather at 6 p.m. in Rangeley at the Ecopelagicon nature store, 7 Pond Street, to honor poet Hugh Ogden of Poets’ Island, Rangeley (1937-2006). Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read from his work. Sponsored by Ecopelagicon, the event is free to […]


Wedding Announced: Sally Swallow and Zachary Maxwell (1)

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Sally Walcott Swallow of Farmington and Zachary Robert Maxwell of Manhattan, N.Y. were married in a friend’s apple orchard on June 25, 2016. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter and Lucia Swallow of Farmington and the groom is the son of Pamela Morgan and Mitchell Maxwell of […]


CMO to hold fall sports clearance physicals in Rangeley (0)

RANGELEY – On Friday, August 12, Central Maine Orthopaedics, a division of Spectrum Medical Group, will be holding fall sports clearance physicals at their Rangeley Clinic located at the Rangeley Health & Wellness Center. Student athletes will receive a thorough physical and, as long as the student is found to be in good health, a […]


Michelle “Shelly” A. LeBrun (1969-2016) (0)

Michelle “Shelly” A. LeBrun, 46, passed away unexpectedly from her family on July 21, 2016. She was born Sept. 18, 1969 in Waterville, the daughter of Charles P. LeBrun and Priscilla J. (Shorey) Abbott. Shelly will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone who […]


The Countryman: Here’s to Herb Caen (3)

Herb Caen (1916-1997) wrote a column in San Francisco for 59 years. Some columns were strings of snippets, none weighty enough to support an entire column. Caen called them “three-dot columns,” because he used ellipses to enter and leave each item. Here, in honor of Caen, is a three-dot column. Some items are attributed, others […]


Wilton Fish & Game open house is Aug. 6 (0)

WILTON – The members of the Wilton Fish & Game Assoc. are inviting the public to visit the facility at 240 US Route 2 in Wilton on Saturday, August 6. The club members are busy with preparations for a very busy day during the Blueberry Festival. Members are asking festival visitors to stop by their […]


Mt. Blue summer soccer comes back to beat Cony (0)

Tuesday night the Mt. Blue Boys High School Summer Soccer team came back from a 0-3 deficit against the Cony Rams to win 4-3. Scoring for Mt. Blue was Christopher Marshall with a hat trick, and Jack Cushman. Mt. Blue’s final summer game will be at Carrabec High School on Thursday, July 28 at 6 […]