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RSU 9 board sets $33.6 budget for Oct. 11 vote 0

September 20, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Regional School Unit 9 school board unanimously approved a $33.6 million budget at Tuesday’s meeting, shifting funds to cover increases in special education and district health services relating to three students in the district. The $33,637,093 budget has the same bottom-line proposed by the board prior to the Sept. 5 budget meeting. […]

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Author coming to Stratton School, Carrabassett Valley Public Library (0)

EUSTIS – The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is bringing Beverly White-Adams to the Stratton School. She will then come to the library for a reading of Rusty Goes to Maine at 12:30 p.m. This even is free and open to the public. Author Beverly White-Adams says that her friend could do nothing but laugh at […]


Hospital hosting informational session on becoming a Certified Medical Assistant (0)

FARMINGTON – Have you been thinking about a career as a medical assistant, but don’t know how to begin your education? Would you like to take your course in the Farmington/Livermore Falls area? If so, plan to attend an information session on Monday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial […]


UMF commemorates Constitution Day with U.S. Supreme Court case preview (0)

FARMINGTON – For the 11th year in a row, the University of Maine at Farmington is proud to commemorate Constitution Day with a presentation by James Melcher, UMF professor of political science, on the U.S. Supreme Court. In this annual event, he will present a docket of U.S. Supreme Court cases focusing on last term’s […]


Mobile Health Unit offering daily screenings at Farmington Fair (0)

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County’s mobile health unit will be offering free screenings and other services daily at the Farmington Fair. Local health care providers will be joining HCC staff on the mobile health unit, with each day featuring a different theme and service. The mobile health unit will be […]


Wayne Fred Kline (1949-2017) (0)

SMITHFIELD – Wayne Fred Kline, 68, of Norridgewock, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born May 14, 1949 in Hagerstown, Maryland and was the son of Fred Raymond Kline and Evelyn Frances (Corbin) Kline. He was a 1967 graduate of Smithsburg High School in Washington […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Drawn and quartered (2)

Let’s cut Paul LePage into little pieces. Not literally. Even after the governor’s recent weight loss, that would be too messy. All those flakes from his thin skin, the excess of bile, not to mention the gas from his over-inflated ego would require a haz-mat team to clean up. No, this butchering of LePage’s carcass […]


Third annual Rangeley Regatta to be held on Sept. 22 (0)

RANGELEY – On Friday Sept. 22 beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society will be hosting the 3rd annual Rangeley Regatta for the middle school students of North Franklin County at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc. Teams for Rangeley, Stratton, Phillips, Strong and Kingfield will again vie for the coveted […]


Cougar Cross Country: Boys win out, girls take 4th (0)

TURNER – Mt. Blue High School’s Cross Country teams traveled to Leavitt High School to compete in an eight team meet on Friday. Missing lynch pin runners for both the boys and girls teams didn’t deter the Cougars from crashing the eight team meet. The boys faced the tall task of competing without Zeke Robinson, their […]