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Fatal police shooting case moving forward after judge dismisses some counts 6

October 6, 2015 • Category: Features

PORTLAND – A federal judge ruled last week that a civil case relating to the shooting death of a veteran by a police officer in front of the Farmington Municipal Building will proceed to trial on two counts of excessive force. As part of that same decision, the court granted summary judgements in favor of […]

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Entrepreneurs Connect: There is still time to register! (0)

FARMINGTON – Registration has been extended until Oct. 8 for the Entrepreneurs Connect workshop. The event will take place 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 at the University of Maine at Farmington’s North Dining Hall, 111 South Street. Food will be served. Tom Hildreth of Carrabassett Coffee located in Kingfield Maine is set […]


Donors needed for Safe Voices Feed-A-Family and Adopt a Family programs (0)

FARMINGTON – Safe Voices is seeking donors for their Thanksgiving Feed-A-Family and Christmas Adopt-A-Family programs to assist families who are struggling because of domestic violence. Safe Voices is the domestic violence resource center serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. For parents and children who have had to flee a dangerous situation at home, or who […]


2nd Annual Rangeley Senior Resource Expo Oct. 17 (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley H.E.L.P. (Helping Elders Live in Place) Team is pleased to announce their second annual Rangeley Senior Resource Expo will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Rangeley Inn’s fully-accessible banquet room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All area senior citizens are urged to attend this enjoyable and informative event. Coffee […]


Kermit M. Beane (1928-2015) (0)

FARMINGTON – Kermit M. Beane, 87, of Industry, passed away on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 7, 1928, in Bingham, the son of Donald and Marie Beane. He graduated from Skowhegan High School, was proud to be an Eagle Scout, and to serve in the U.S. Army […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Stillborn ways (15)

To hear Maine Republicans tell it, all would be right with the world if they could just pass a bill in the next legislative session to defund Planned Parenthood. This simple act would result in the federal budget being balanced, the Islamic State being defeated, Russian President Vladimir Putin making obsequious concessions to the United […]


Spectacular fall colors this week (11)

By Elizabeth Mehlin
Sometimes horrible storms bring wonderful skies.

Today we feature the work of photographers Jane Naliboff, Donovan Buck, Bernadette Harvell, Jane Knox, Tom Oliver, Darlene Power and Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin.


Field Hockey: Bowdoin shutouts UMF in non-conference battle (0)

BRUNSWICK – The University of Maine at Farmington (5-3) field hockey team had a difficult time getting past Bowdoin College (8-0), who ranks second in the nation, on Tuesday evening with a 4-0 loss in non-conference action. Bowdoin opened each half with a pair of quick goals and used penalty corners to its advantage. In […]