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Area towns celebrating the Fourth of July with events, parades & fireworks 0

July 2, 2015 • Category: Features

Several area events surrounding the Fourth of July will be taking place on Friday and Saturday. Fireworks shows will be held on Friday night in Jay, Farmington and Rangeley and on Saturday night in Carrabassett Valley. Among the events are Rangeley’s daylong Park Independence Day celebration, Farmington’s First Friday Artwalk and new events that include […]

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Special evening open house at Central Maine Community College (0)

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will host an informational program on Thursday, July 16 from 4-7 p.m. for students interested in attending the college this fall. This informal open house will include information on admissions, financial aid, academic programs, and campus tours. All students applying at the event will have the $20 application fee […]


Field hockey tournament to benefit Webber Breast Care Center (0)

FARMINGTON – Area high school field hockey fans are in for another treat this summer when Franklin Community Health Network hosts the annual Battle for Breast Cancer Tournament, a round-robin benefit field hockey tournament taking place at Thomas College in Waterville on Saturday, July 18, from 1–9 p.m. Now in its fifth year, more than […]


Rangeley Lakes Regional School focuses on creating a healthy environment for students (0)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Regional School received a mini-grant award from Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County’s Healthy Maine Partnership program. Through this award the school purchased an assortment of exercise equipment, nutrition education materials, and a Ninja blender for a healthy smoothie day. The award recognizes the RLRS commitment to work on its […]


Lorraine Alice Clement (1953 – 2015) (0)

WINSLOW – Lorraine Alice Clement, “Mim” passed away peacefully June 30, 2015 at her home in Winslow. She was 61. Born Oct. 20, 1953 in Waterville, Lorraine was raised by her loving parents, Merle and Myrtle Clement, of Rome. She was a graduate of Messalonskee High School and later became a certified medical records coder. […]


Letter to the Editor: In support of the RSU 9 directors, staff and budget (0)

We are writing in support of the RSU 9 School Board of Directors, and Superintendent and staff, who have worked so diligently on the current budget. We were disappointed the original budget did not pass with voters. We believe the vote caught many potential ‘Yes’ voters off guard. Many busy parents we talked to were […]


Maine Forest Service to enforce firewood ban this holiday weekend (0)

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service will be present at several key visitor locations this Thursday and Friday, July 2-3. “Maine’s Rangers are working this holiday weekend in order to promote understanding and enforcement of Maine’s ban on imported firewood,” said Commissioner Walt Whitcomb. “The ban addresses the […]


Mainers win big at 1st annual Atlantic Regionals Pickleball Tournament (2)

NORWALK, Conn. – The 1st annual USAPA Atlantic Regionals Pickleball Tournament 2015 was held on June 28-29 at Infinity Tennis and Fitness in Norwalk, Connecticut. The tournament drew Pickleball players from 20 states and four regions: Atlantic, South Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-West Atlantic.  The tournament hosted Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles Brackets for Players ranging 19 […]