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Jay woman pleads guilty to stealing from road association 0

November 20, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Jay woman pleaded guilty to stealing $62,000 from a road association in The Forks in Franklin County Superior Court Friday, with her attorney saying the money fed a gambling addiction. Bobbie Dawes, 46 of Jay, pleaded guilty to theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, a Class B felony. A misdemeanor count of […]

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PACC pie sale Nov. 21 (0)

PHILLIPS – Phillips Area Community Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale is back. With Thanksgiving dinner right around the corner, it’s time to pre-order a homemade pie. Just call Winona Davenport, 639-4296; Sandra Curtis, 639-5304; or Pam Matthews, 639-2630 to request your favorite. Or visit the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street from 3 p.m. […]


FCRE Day of Caring (0)

Members of the Franklin County Retired Educators recently participated in the Day of Caring initiated by the Maine Education Association Retired. They delivered $150 worth of supplies to the Phillips Elementary School. The staff had asked for math materials as math is their focus for the 2017-18 school year. They also asked for reading materials […]


Rangeley Public Library annual fund drive (1)

RANGELEY – Once again the Rangeley Public Library has begun its Annual Fund Drive seeking support from local residents as well as seasonal visitors. Many of you understand that the Rangeley Public Library is a private, non-profit organization, but there may be some who are not aware that even with the Town and Plantation municipal […]


Chelsea Marie Newhall (1995-2017) (1)

FARMINGTON – Chelsea Marie Newhall, 22, of Farmington, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. She was born Jan. 25, 1995, in Anaheim, Calif, a daughter of Anthony “Tony” George and Lynda (Richmond) Newhall. She was a 2013 graduate of Mt. Blue High School where she excelled at soccer and was the […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Caron’s checkered past (0)

Independent Alan Caron is not the worst candidate running for governor. Of the approximately 46,318 people who have so far announced their desire to be Maine’s next chief executive, he definitely ranks in the top 10 percent, well ahead of the sex offenders, ISIS sympathizers and New York Jets fans. Caron is smart. He got […]


UMF men’s rugby advances after dispatching Endicott College (1)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s rugby team hosted Endicott College in the second round of their playoff push towards Nationals. The UMF team haven’t lost this season, winning eight straight thus far in the fall campaign. The Beavers success earned their side the luxury of a home playoff game this late […]