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Volunteers and local businesses spruce up Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum 0

May 23, 2015 • Category: Features

OQUOSSOC – This week the building and grounds of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum received some significant improvements and maintenance in preparation for upcoming summer season. Nine volunteers from the Timberland Company as well as a mix of local volunteers and employees of M&H Logging and Construction combined to provide significant enhancements to the museum’s […]

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Sandy River Players present four one-act comedic plays May 28-31 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Players invite you to take a college class in comedy, specifically the comedy of playwright Christopher Durang who said, “Laughter can give you a new perspective.” The Players will present an evening of four, one-act plays set up to mock a college lecture called “Durang 101.” Prof. Wik E. Pedia […]


Three Franklin County officers graduate from Justice Academy (1)

VASSALBORO – Maine’s 60 newest police officers have graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The new officers, who mostly come from the local and county ranks, spent 18 weeks at the academy in study and training. Franklin County’s graduates are Troy E. Reed of the Carrabassett Valley Police, Derrick M. Doucette of the Farmington […]


Farmington: Recognized as a Tree City for 38 Years (0)

KENNEBUNKPORT – Sally Speich of the Farmington Conservation Commission accepted the 38-year Tree City award at the annual Maine Arbor Week celebration held recently in scenic downtown Kennebunkport at the Community House. Jan Santerre, Project Canopy coordinator and Walter Whitcomb, commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) presented the award. Farmington residents […]


Health career scholarship awards announced (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee has announced the six recipients of the West Central Maine Health Careers Scholarship Program. The scholarships are presented to students residing in the Franklin Memorial Hospital service area who are pursuing careers in the health care field. Each of the following will be awarded a $600 […]


Maurice Edmund Labrecque (1926-2015) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Maurice Edmund Labrecque, 88, passed away on May 16, 2015 at Woodlawn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born on Sept. 10, 1926, in Skowhegan, the son of Adelard and Elsie M. (Gagnon) Labrecque. He attended Skowhegan area schools. Maurice was employed by Airport Auto, People’s Garage, both in Skowhegan, and part time […]


Letter to the Editor: A big thank you (0)

Care And Share Food Closet Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the generosity of our great community with a big thank you for all the food donated through the America’s Letter Carriers Delivering Hope program. On May 9, the communities of Farmington, Chesterville, and Industry were asked to leave food out for the carriers […]


DIFW: If you care, leave them there (2)

AUGUSTA – As the weather continues to get warmer and more people are enjoying the outdoors, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is reminding everyone to follow this motto when encountering wildlife, especially young animals: If you care, leave them there. Wildlife is active during this time of the year and it isn’t […]


Heat slides past Cougar Cubs, 15-13 (0)

FARMINGTON – Alaina Wilkins, Heat 1st baseman, waits for a throw from team mate Lexi Belanger in their win over the Cougar Cubs 15-13 on Tuesday at Mt. Blue Middle School.