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Attorney tied to bomb threat case resigns from state bar 0

April 18, 2014 • Category: Features

PORTLAND – The Maine Supreme Court accepted a letter of resignation submitted by the attorney who called in bomb threats to two Wilton-area elementary schools in 2012, and was charged with domestic violence terrorizing earlier this year. Attorney Ronald E. Hoffman, 54 of Sumner, had been practicing law while subject to a suspended sanction tied […]

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Talisker to appear on April 25 at Nordica Auditorium (0)

TALISKER – def. – “A premium single-malt Scotch whiskey distilled on the Isle of Skye.” Alternate definition –“ A premium group of six musicians who sing and play traditional music from Great Britain and Ireland.” The latter will appear in Nordica Auditorium on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. This Talisker performance will be sponsored […]


Dinner, concert to feature North Church on May 3 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Historical Society wants to welcome spring and the community to the North Church, as it opens its doors in the historic downtown with a public dinner and concert on May 3. Native Oak, a Farmington area band, has been playing at local venues for over 15 years. They specialize in acoustic […]


Spring activity afterschool programs available for area youth (0)

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition is collaborating with area organizations to offer afterschool programs to get kids physically active. The programs provide a structured opportunity for kids to learn a new skill and get healthy at the same time. Many programs are also working with the 5210 Let’s Go! program to promote healthy messages […]


Diane Beedy Weeks (1945-2014) (3)

FARMINGTON – Diane Beedy Weeks, 69, of Farmington, passed peacefully, with family at her side, at daybreak on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Sandy River Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, where she had resided for the last 27 months. She was born on Jan. 6, 1945, at her folks homestead in Wilton, a daughter […]


On Crimea (2)

Orlando Figes, a well-regarded British specialist in modern Russian history, published The Crimean War: A History in 2010. It contains information relevant to the current crisis which has been neglected. Having seen no reference to this information in the essays and columns by sages and prophets infinitely more qualified than myself, I feel an urge […]


‘Runners open preseason at Kents Hill (0)

KENTS HILL – Mt Abram opened its preseason baseball campaign Thursday posting a 6-2 win over host Kents Hill on the Alfond Athletics Turf Fields. Jonny Hart, Cal Dixon and Seth Thomas tossed two-innings each in the six inning contest with Dixon recording the win. “That was our first time on a pitchers mound,” Mt. […]