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Public hearing on CDBG funding for housing project Tuesday 0

February 8, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A public hearing on an application to help fund a third of the next phase of the low- to moderate-income 82 High Street housing development project will be held Tuesday night at the selectmen’s meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmington Municipal Building. Voters at the annual town meeting in […]

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A Valentine For Blobfish (0)

Gene Leun Yang may be the new Ambassador for Young People’s Literature but the 2016 Ambassador to Young People’s Science and Nature books is unquestionably the blobfish. No child looking at a blobfish can fail to assume that he has feelings, and that those feelings have been hurt. Whether headlining Jess Keating’s excellent new “pink […]


New Do Or Dye salon opens in downtown Farmington (12)

FARMINGTON – Do Or Dye, a new salon, spa, and piercing studio opened its doors on Feb. 1, holding a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. Located at 141 Pleasant Street in Farmington in the former Granary building, it is conveniently located in downtown near other businesses and a short walk from the University of […]


Gold LEAF spring class kickoff Feb. 17 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Gold LEAF Institute Senior College invites you to its Spring Term Kickoff on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the North Dining Hall, UMF Student Center, 111 South Street, Farmington. Come join us to meet the presenters and other Gold LEAF members. This event is free and open to the public. […]


Ronald O. White (1949 – 2016) (3)

RUMFORD – Ronald “Ronnie” Osgood White, 67, lifetime resident of Carthage,  died on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Rumford Community Hospital from a short battle with pneumonia. Ronnie was born on Jan. 4, 1949 in Rumford, to Elijah White, Sr., and Helen Worster White. He was the fifth of seven children. While he never officially […]


Letter to the Editor: Drug addiction in Franklin County (0)

Franklin County has taken an important first step in the drug addiction forum held the other night. Our next task is to bring together those in the treatment community to assess and mobilize resources so this becomes a coordinated community effort. Resources are tight and need to be ramped up and used efficiently. I have […]


Sign up now: Indoor soccer program at Mt Abram (0)

SALEM – The Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association is offering indoor soccer for grades 1-12. Registration deadline is 9 p.m. on Feb. 22. Fee is $25 per player. DIVISION 1 – Grades 8-12 Division Coordinator: Jeremy Starbird (491-9818) Feb. 24 – March 24 on Mondays & Wednesdays 6 pm – 9 pm. Final Game on […]