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MSAD 58 school project referendum is Tuesday 0

April 24, 2017 • Category: Features

SALEM – The towns of Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong will be voting on a school renovation project Tuesday, considering whether or not to utilize a no-interest loan through the state’s revolving renovation fund for improvements at two district schools. The proposed projects would provide accessibility and safety updates to Phillips Elementary School and Mt. […]

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Northfield to perform at Rangeley Congregation Church on May 12 (0)

RANGELEY- Northfield, an a cappella group based in the western Maine town of Farmington, will perform a concert on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Congregation Church on High Street in Rangeley. The program includes “Songs about love – or not!” There is no set admission fee: your at-will donations will be gratefully […]


Children’s Book Week to be celebrated at DDG Booksellers (0)

FARMINGTON – DDG Booksellers will again be Maine’s official Children’s Book Week event site. Festivities will be held Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrating a love for reading and children’s literature, and the event promises to be full of fun activities and events. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will […]


Franklin County Extension Homemakers hold annual spring meeting (0)

WELD – The Franklin County Extension Homemakers annual Spring Meeting was held at the Weld Town Hall and hosted by the Weld Extension Homemakers this year. ​President Jennifer Latham presided over the business meeting which opened with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Extension ​Homemakers Creed written by the late Caroline […]


Lewis “Sonny” Ernest Bachelder (1931-2017) (2)

AUBURN – Lewis “Sonny” Ernest Bachelder, 85, of Kingfield, died peacefully surrounded by family at the Hospice House in Auburn on Sunday, April 23, 2017. He was born to Moses and Emmaline (Harding) on Dec. 25, 1931 in Langtown Plantation. At the age of 17 he met the love of his life on a double […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: I don’t recall (1)

Here’s a great idea for those of you interested in making things worse: Let’s allow voters to recall any elected official in Maine that they don’t like, including the governor. Democratic state Sen. Justin Chenette of Saco has introduced a bill to do exactly that. Never mind that it’s probably unconstitutional (more on that later). […]


‘Wind Over Wings’ at UMF on May 10 (0)

FARMINGTON – Western Maine Audubon is pleased to present Wind Over Wings on May 10 at 7 p.m. in The Robert’s Learning Center, Room C23 at the University of Maine in Farmington. Hope Douglas, the founder, will present four live birds: A Red-shouldered Hawk, a Great Horned Owl, a Common Raven, and an Eastern Screech […]


UMF Fitness and Recreation Center kicks off anniversary with 25-mile Sprint Triathlon on April 29 (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is kicking off the celebration of its 25th anniversary with a 25-mile Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, April 29, at the FRC. Ideal for those who are new to the sport, a sprint triathlon is a short-distance triathlon. The UMF competition will consist of […]