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Marvelous Metal Work: Mt. Blue student creates gift of decorative sign hangers 5

October 23, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – While the new Mt. Blue Campus now gleams with the latest in building construction and technology, a recent upgrade has the unique distinction of being entirely designed and handcrafted by a current student. Ben Emery of Vienna, a metal fabrication senior at Foster Career and Technical Education Center, took on the project of […]

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Meriwether O’Connor at High Peaks Artisan Guild on Nov. 7 (0)

KINGFIELD – Weatherford Award nominated Meriwether O’Connor performs her humorous tall tales and short stories from Joe Potato’s Real Life Recipes during the Kingfield Artwalk on Friday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at High Peaks Artisan Guild at 245 Main St. Known for the dark humor of her Appalachian and Texan tales […]


CMCC to host ‘Maine Training Day’ open house on Nov. 6 (0)

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College is one of three Maine community colleges opening its doors on Nov. 6 to introduce local businesses to the customized services it provides. This event is intended for business owners, managers, human resource officers, and others looking to upgrade the skills of their employees. Attendees can learn about affordable, […]


Adrian and Debbie Harris recognized as Citizens of the Year by Farmington Emblem Club (1)

FARMINGTON – Farmington Emblem Club #460 has selected Adrian and Debbie Harris as Citizen Of the Year for 2014. Adrian and Debbie Harris donated much of their time for auctions to raise funds for various organizations that help the community. At a recently meeting, Adrian Harris talked to the Emblem Club about the tremendous amount […]


Shirley Fisher (1935 – 2014) (0)

FARMINGTON – Shirley Fisher, 79 of Farmington passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Sandy River Center for Health Care. She was born Aug. 14, 1935 the daughter of Albert and Carrie Mayo. She attended Augusta area schools and worked for many years at Lipman’s processing chicken. Shirley enjoyed doing puzzles, playing Bingo, coloring, and […]


Letter to the Editor: I support Ed David for House District 113 (0)

I support Ed David for the House District 113, Farmington and New Sharon. Ed and I have worked together in church committees for more than twenty years. Church members consistently seek Ed’s strong leadership. Ed is well known as being open minded and genuinely interested in people’s concerns. Roger E. Condit Farmington


Still plenty of color here (10)

By Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin

A radiant beauty in New Sharon.

The work of photographers Jane Naliboff, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Jim Knox, Jim Dwinal, Scott Landry, Holly LaPointe and Gil Riley are featured today.


Girls travel basketball tryouts are Oct. 27 (0)

FARMINGTON – Tryouts for the Mt. Blue Girls Travel Basketball Teams will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Farmington Community Center. The tryouts are open to girls in the Mt. Blue Regional School District that do not have a travel team in their town. For those girls in the 3rd and 4th grade, […]