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Safe Voices hosting series of events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 0

October 1, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Safe Voices is hosting its new ‘Community Heroes’ campaign. Below is a listing of opportunities for our friends and neighbors to show their support for survivors of domestic abuse. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, one of the world’s first face transplant patients, will be kicking off DVAM as […]

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Words on Words: An interview with Bill Roorbach for The Remedy For Love. (1)

FARMINGTON – On Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.,  local author Bill Roorbach will be launching his new novel, The Remedy For Love, at the Emery Community Arts Center. Love being such a widespread affliction, and Bill being such a celebrated and prominent author, this clearly called for a bit more information. Fortunately Bill has agreed […]


Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community appoint microenterprise specialist for western Maine (0)

FARMINGTON – The Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community announced today that they have hired Karleen Andrews as the Microenterprise Specialist for the Western Region including Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties. Karleen, former manager of Titcomb Mountain in West Farmington, joins Women, Work and Community with a strong background in both corporate and small […]


Franklin Savings Bank sponsors Teal Ribbon Run 5K (1)

FARMINGTON – Franklin County’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPARS) would like to say thank you to Franklin Savings Bank for generously sponsoring the first annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5K in Farmington. The event took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 with over 40 people participating. The top three males finishers were: Troy Hall (17 […]


Jeanette (Ranger) Smith (1931 – 2014) (0)

PORTLAND – Jeanette (Ranger) Smith, 83, has gone home to be with the Lord on Monday Sept. 29, 2014, from Seaside Health Care, after a period of failing health. Jeanette was born in Portland, on Jan. 24, 1931, the daughter of Alva M. Ranger and Elizabeth (Banks) Ranger. She married Delmont A. Smith and raised […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Prodigal son (0)

I guess Maine should feel flattered. I mean, it’s not as if this politically insignificant state is an important battleground in deciding the nation’s future. What happens here is about as likely to affect the course of federal policy as it is to impact the incidence of solar flares. On the other hand, I care […]


IFW hunting report for Sept. 30 (0)

AUGUSTA – The Hunting Report for Sept. 30, as provided by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.


Cougars hold off Lewiston to earn seventh win (2)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Field Hockey now 7-3, earned their seventh win Tuesday afternoon over the Lewiston Blue Devils, beating them 3-1. Mt. Blue dominated possession but the Blue Devils did not give in, holding the Cougars scoreless in the first half. In the second half. The Cougars picked up their intensity enough to score […]