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Fire heavily damages Avon Valley Road home 0

April 30, 2016 • Category: Features

AVON – A family and their friends are doing what they can to help after a fire heavily damaged one end of the home of Scott and Mary Wilcox on Friday morning. No one was home when the fire got started but Scott Wilcox, after hearing on a fire fighter’s pager at work that it […]

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The Franklin County Fiddlers tour the MBRSD elementary schools; next concert May 1 (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Regional School District Orchestra teacher Steve Muise and the Franklin County Fiddlers brought their high energy music and dance to all of the MBRSD elementary students in grade K-5 on Tuesday. They played a wide variety of fiddle tunes from around the globe, plus performed a dance learned in New Brunswick […]


UMF honors longtime faculty member Loraine Spenciner with dedication, May 6 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to recognize the contributions of Loraine Spenciner, longtime early childhood special education faculty member, with a celebratory dedication of the newly-renamed Loraine J. Spenciner Curriculum Materials Center located in the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center. The event will be held at noon, Friday, May 6, […]


Drug Take Back Day is today (0)

FARMINGTON – Local police departments and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the “National Drug Take Back Initiative” this Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter substances may be collected at the FCSO office, located on County Way Drive off the Fairbanks Road […]


Francis G. Raymond, Sr., 64 (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Francis G. Raymond, Sr., 64, died on April 28, 2016 at a local hospital in Pittsfield. Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.


Letter to the Editor: America needs to hear from you (0)

If you have suffered through the Vietnam War, either as a military veteran or as a resister or as a partner of a veteran or a child or a sibling of a veteran or just as a caring citizen of this country, you need to know that your voice is needed. On Memorial Day, May […]


Turkey season starts Monday throughout the state (0)

AUGUSTA – Spring turkey season starts on Monday, May 2 throughout the state, and youth hunters have their own day on Saturday, April 30. With this year’s milder than usual winter, hunters should be seeing a lot of birds. “This was an easy winter on turkeys, even up in northern Maine,” said IFW game bird […]


Boys tennis: Mt. Blue 5, Skowhegan 0 (0)

Mt. Blue 5-0 Skowhegan 1. Singles Evan Backus (MB) def Kyle Davis 6-0, 6-1 2 Singles Jack Leopold (MB) def Joe Munster 6-0, 6-1 3 Singles Alex Bunnell (MB) def Ike Hooper 6-0, 6-0 1 Doubles Crandall/Haszko (MB) def Bolvin/Hodges 6-1, 6-1 2 Doubles McFarlane/Thompson-Vought (MB) def Sirois/Bloom 6-1, 6-0 Records Mt. Blue 3-1 Skowhegan […]