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MDOT proposes going to three lanes along Wilton Road 0

March 4, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Maine Department of Transportation proposal to go from four travel lanes to two travel lanes and a turning lane for approximately 3 miles of the Wilton Road will be discussed at a meeting scheduled for March 17. The public is welcome to attend and provide input. The meeting will be held at […]

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Kingfield Artwalk March 6: Artist Nora West’s work to be featured (0)

KINGFIELD – High Peaks Artisan Guild gallery will feature New Portland resident and local real estate broker Nora West as the Artist of the Month in March showing her oil and watercolor studies and sketches from her stay at Baxter State Park this past summer when she was the park’s Artist in Residence. A member […]


Spruce Mountain High School’s Honor Roll announced (0)

Spruce Mountain High School Honor Roll: Seniors High Honors: Samuel Brenner, Gretchen Krout, Matthew Vigue, Andrew Wilcox; Honors: Allison Bernier, Paige Butterfield, Amanda Castonguay, Elizabeth Chretien, Angelina Couturier, Nicholas Esty, Tara Fitch, Jordan Gill, Luke Greenwood, Abbie Hartford, Michaela Higgins, Nichole Hubbell, Emily LaFleur, Noah Parker, Amia Pelletier, Samantha Richards, Deonte Ring, Tlyer Ritter, Patricia […]


Hospital hosting End-of-Life Care Conference April 8 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting a conference titled End-of-Life Care: Having the Conversation on Wednesday, April 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bass Room. The target audiences are health care providers, funeral directors, students, and community members. Topics to be discussed include pain management, symptom management, family dynamics, and more. […]


Marie L. DeRoche (1927-2015) (1)

FARMINGTON – Marie L. DeRoche, 88, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Farmington, a daughter of John and Ruth (Knapp) DeRoche. Marie attended the Little Red Schoolhouse in Farmington, graduating from eighth grade in 1942 and […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Alligator stomp (3)

Maine does a great job of figuring out the cost of maintaining its transportation infrastructure. Every year, the state releases a detailed report showing how much it needs to provide safe passage across the landscape for residents and tourists, whether by automobile, rail, or teleportation device. And every year, Maine fails to find the money […]


Pruning wild apple trees public event March 5 at Stone Soup Gardens (1)

FARMINGTON – Recently, close to 30 people from LEAP hiked, snow shoed and rode on sleds into the Flagstaff Hut, part of the Maine Huts and Trails system. Part of a worksite wellness program called WOW (Working on Wellness), Saturdays event was one of 20-plus events scheduled during January through April, in an annual effort […]


UMF’s Ramsey places third in freestyle sprint national championship (1)

BEND, Ore. – Emily Ramsey placed third overall in the 2015 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association Female Freestyle Sprint National Championship (USCSA) on Wednesday afternoon at Mt. Bachelor. Ramsey earned the third place finish after a very competitive race with St. Olaf’s College’s (Minn.) Piper Bain and Nora Gilbertson. With 41 racers, Bain […]