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Someone You Know: Susy 5

August 29, 2015 • Category: Features

Someone You Know, written by Amber Kapiloff, is a new column spotlighting the good people of Franklin County. There aren’t too many people in Phillips. The mountains are beautiful and the Sandy runs prolifically, but glance at your failing GPS signal and you’ll miss downtown. Unless, of course, you happen to come through during the […]

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Countryfolk Music Theatre to host concert, vintage cars (0)

EAST DIXFIELD – Country music and classic cars will fill the valley in East Dixfield for two days over Labor Day weekend at the Countryfolk Music Theatre. Vintage autos will be on display Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 – 2 p.m. with a DJ and live music. Popular Livermore based “Off The Hill” will perform […]


Knife-making demonstration at Western Maine Blacksmith Association meeting on Sept. 1 (0)

WILTON – Bill Reid, a founding member of the Western Maine Blacksmith Association, will be giving a demonstration on the making of knives at the Association’s meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Bill has been making knives since 1951 and specializes in crafting folding, or pocket, knives. Bill will be explaining the physics and geometry of […]


Alice D. Rumley (1931 – 2015) (7)

FARMINGTON — Alice D. Rumley, 83, of Dixfield, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Alice was born, the youngest of 9, to George and Delia (Rutherford) Donahue on Sept. 2, 1931. She received her education from Peru schools. She was married to Robert Rumley on December 8, 1951 and together they […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Money laundering (3)

A referendum question on the November ballot promises to get the big money out of politics by … uh … spending more money on campaigns. Put politely, this seems counterintuitive. Put bluntly, it’s stupid. The language for Question One reads like this: “Do you want to change Maine law to allow publicly financed political candidates […]


Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum draws record crowd on Oquossoc Day (0)

OQUOSSOC – In celebration of Oquossoc Day the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum hosted the local game warden stars of Animal Planet’s No. 1 Hit TV show Northwoods Law, which drew a record crowd to the museum.


Mt Blue Middle School Cross Country reinstated at Mt. Blue (1)

FARMINGTON – It has been 7 years since Mt Blue Middle School has sponsored a cross country running team. Thanks to the persistence of many parents the team will once again done the colors of blue and gold that represent Mt Blue interscholastic activities. The program was cut prior to the 2009 season due to […]