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Wilton Group welcomes new owners of Great Wall Chinese Restaurant to town 0

November 22, 2014 • Category: Features

WILTON – Town officials, local residents and members of the Wilton Group turned out for a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the new owners of the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant Friday morning. Kelly Li and Ben Bin recently purchased the business, after working in New York City for several years. Bin, who worked as a […]

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Sandy River Ramblers and Fiddlin’ Jay Smith at New Sharon concert (0)

NEW SHARON – The Sandy River Ramblers will host a very special concert in New Sharon on Saturday, Nov. 29, providing a nice conclusion to Thanksgiving Weekend. They return with Fiddlin’ Jay Smith, a local virtuoso from Industry who relocated to Nashville, the Country Music Capital of the World, last January to try to make […]


Ribbon cutting for new owners of Great Wall Chinese Restaurant is Friday (1)

WILTON – The Wilton Downtown Committee, in conjunction with the Wilton Group will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the new business owners of the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant to Wilton. Kelly Li and Ben Bin recently purchased the business. Li moved from China approximately four years ago and met Ben in New York […]


Troop #1531 holds a dinner to honor local veterans (0)

STRONG – Girl Scout Troop #1531 of Strong and Phillips held a dinner to honor local veterans on Nov. 15, 2014. The girls and adult volunteers prepared a spaghetti dinner, salad, peas, and garlic bread with apple crisp and whipped cream for dessert. Local Veterans and their spouses were invited and in attendance were: 1 […]


November is Diabetes Awareness Month (0)

FARMINGTON – Are you overweight, tired, thirsty, or experiencing frequent trips to the bathroom? Are you always hungry, yet showing signs of sudden weight loss? Do your fingers and toes tingle or go numb? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, Nancy Thomas, RN, CDE, a certified diabetes educator at Franklin Memorial Hospital […]


James Wesley Lambert, Sr. (1939-2014) (1)

SUWANNE, Georgia – James Wesley Lambert, Sr., 74, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Born on Dec. 3, 1939, and raised in Strong, Maine, the son of Laura and James. Graduate of East Coast Aero Tech of Bedford, Mass., he relocated to San Mateo, Calif., in 1960 […]


Letter to the Editor: King, not Collins, correct on pipeline vote (12)

Senator Collins, in spite of her folksie political advertisements about her love for the environment, voted yesterday with corporate interests over the interests of the people of Maine and its coast line in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator King being more true to Maine’s interests voted against the pipeline and for that I […]


Snow on the pumpkin and splendid sunsets (15)

By Jane Knox
Halloween gone by, this fellow will soon be a pie for Thanksgiving.

The work of photographers Donovan Buck, Don Waterhouse, Woody Hanstein, Kelly Smith, Jane Naliboff, John Mills, Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin and Jane Knox are featured in today’s lineup.