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Police: New Sharon children in meth lab home again 17

April 27, 2015 • Category: Features

STANDISH – Police said two young children sent to live with relatives after their parents were arrested and charged with operating a meth lab inside their New Sharon home last month, were once again living at a home where the manufacturing of methamphetamine is alleged. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said a meth lab was […]

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Larchmere String Quartet concert Thursday (0)

FARMINGTON – The Arts Institute of Western Maine in collaboration with the University of Maine Farmington, is proud to sponsor a Maine homecoming concert by an outstanding group of young musicians, the Larchmere String Quartet, in Nordica Auditorium at UMF 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.They will perform works by Haydn, Brahms and the Hungarian […]


Benefit flamingo flocks return to support Music Boosters (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Music Boosters are happy to announce the return of the flamingo flocks. From Sunday, May 3, to Saturday, May 17, flocks of flamingos will be deposited on lucky recipients’ yards. For a $15 donation, folks can order a flock of flamingos to be planted on another person’s front yard, where […]


Norman James Barker (1953-2015) (1)

LEWISTON – Norman James Barker, 61, of Stratton passed away on April 24, 2015, at Central Maine Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 23, 1953 in Farmington, the son of Clarence and Theresa Barker. Norman worked for M.D.O.T for over 20 years before his retirement. He loved to tinker on snowmobiles, collecting and reselling […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: The gentleman is a dope (4)

Neo-Prohibitionists opposed to legalizing marijuana in Maine need not worry about coming up with a political strategy for defeating that initiative. The pro-pot crowd has done it for them. There’s little doubt that if the state’s voters were asked to decide a simple referendum question about whether adults should be able to indulge in cannabis-related […]


Spring’s slow warm up (4)

By Jane Naliboff
Another perfect landing!

This week we feature the work of photographers: John Perry, Kelly Smith, Jane Knox, Donovan Buck, Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin, Marianne Perry and Jane Naliboff.


Wilton rec department seeks t-ball coaches (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Recreation Department is in need of coaches for its t-ball program. Interested persons can contact the recreation department at 645-4825 or at