Franklin Countys First News

Updated: Mt. Blue school budget passes 4

July 28, 2015 • Category: Features

[Updated 9:05 p.m.: We’ve updated this story to include the Vienna results] FARMINGTON – Voters in the 10-member towns of Mt. Blue Regional School District decided against sending the budget back to the school board Tuesday, approving a $32 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The $32,043,907 budget represents an increase of $1 million […]

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Diva show hits the stage July 31-Aug. 3 in Rangeley (0)

RANGELEY – Get your tickets for the Diva Show, a night of non-stop entertainment, July 31 through Aug 3 at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. Curtain at 7:30 p.m.; catered by Bald Mountain Camps. New this year is the Diva Cocktail Hour: a special pre-show event with complimentary appetizers and a chance to mingle […]


Expenet Technologies new second location celebrated (4)

FARMINGTON – Town and state officials, business owners and residents turned out to celebrate the grand opening of a second Expenet Technologies location at 145 Main Street on Friday. Co-owners Josh Michaud and Jeff Chaisson opened their first shop in downtown Wilton at 295 Main Street after operating out of Chaisson’s home basement for the […]


New Sharon Historical Society members present donation to library (3)

NEW SHARON – As agreed, Historical Society members at their final meeting on July 21, donated the $300 left in the Society’s checking account to the Ditzler Library, along with the single copy of the updated Early New Sharon Maine Historic photo book. Society members Forrest Bonney and Joanne Page presented the items to librarian […]


Prescriptions for Health: Summer skin hazards (0)

The weekly Prescriptions for Health column is part of an ongoing community health education effort by Franklin Memorial Hospital to provide information on an important health topic by its medical staff, with support from intern Sam Bennett, a junior at the University of Maine at Farmington majoring in biology and creative writing. By Joshua Sparling, […]


Keith A. Noyes (1933-2015) (0)

ALBION – Keith A. Noyes of Albion passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 26, 2015, with his family by his side in the house that he was born in on Aug. 22, 1933. Starting from humble beginnings with nothing, Keith along with his wife Mary-Lou raised five children and operated a successful dairy farm for […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Popular opinion (0)

During the recently concluded legislative session, I kept hearing a lot of talk about some guy named Will O. DePeople. According to Democrats, Republican Gov. Paul LePage was trying to thwart Mr. DePeople by failing to authorize the sale of public-land bonds that had been approved by the voters. According to the GOP, Democratic legislators […]


Nature is unpredictable: A loon story (16)

By Jane Naliboff
Sadly, the first chick did not survive. After many hours of very loud calling, searching, and crying by both parents, Mrs. Loon decided to sit on the second egg.

Featured today is the fine art work of photographers Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Kelly Smith, Jim Knox, Don Waterhouse, Donovan Buck and Jane Naliboff.