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Rhode Island man pleads guilty to sex charge, gets five years in prison 0

October 31, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Rhode Island man will spend the next five years in prison following a guilty plea to a felony sex crime today in Franklin County Superior Court, as part of a larger, partially-suspended sentence. Wilson Ferreira Alves, 31 of Pawtucket, R.I., pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact, a Class B felony, and was […]

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UMF presents author Laura van den Berg in Visiting Writers Series, Nov. 13 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington BFA in Creative Writing program presents acclaimed American author Laura van den Berg as the next reader in its popular Visiting Writers Series. Van den Berg will read from her work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The […]


The Schoolhouse Gallery welcomes new photographer (0)

KINGFIELD – The Schoolhouse Gallery is pleased to announce that photographer Cam Held has joined the staff at the Gallery. A 2014 Bates College graduate, Held majored in Geology while also getting concentrations in Wildlife Biology and Photography and Filmmaking. Originally from Rochester, N.Y.,¬†Held aims to use his photography and cinematography to share the intrinsic […]


Students recognize principal at Jay High School (0)

JAY – October is Principal’s Appreciation Month and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates officers at Spruce Mountain High School have coordinated the signing of large posters and creating a plaque thanking T.J. Plourde for his efforts as principal at Spruce Mountain High School. His efforts have been outstanding as the school was brought together following consolidation. […]


Ernest K. Bickford (1927 – 2014) (1)

FARMINGTON – Ernest K. Bickford, 87, a resident of Jay, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born July 2, 1927, in Industry, the fourth child of Alvin Bickford and Dora A. (Butterfield) Bickford. He was raised on the west side of Livermore, where he attended Riverside Grammar […]


Letter to the Editor: Guy Iverson the representative we need (1)

Guy Iverson is an outstanding Selectman for Chesterville who works tirelessly on behalf of all of us. His dedication to serving everyday citizens is proven; he was recently reelected 126 to 2! A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Guy was raised in poverty in Chesterville and is a strong advocate for the forgotten middle class, for […]


Nearing November (14)

By Tony Nazar
A pair of pileated woodpeckers outside my living room Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2014 in Wilton.

This week we feature the work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Kelly Smith, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Steve Muise and Tony Nazar.


Scoreboard (2)

SKOWHEGAN – The Mt. Blue High School field hockey team lost a hard-fought playoff game, 4-0, against a tough Skowhegan side on Tuesday. “The team fought hard until the end,” said Coach Jody Harmon. “The score does not depict the game-we just couldn’t get the ball in the goal, she said. Mt. Blue ended a […]