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Giant submarine sandwich over Basil’s Pizza? 0

July 31, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON –  Is this a giant submarine sandwich over Basil’s Pizza and submarine sandwich shop? No, according to Jan Roberts of Farmington, who captured the moment. It’s the new gas holding tank for CN Brown’s gas station on Wilton Road  being delivered. The tank was offloaded from a flat bed trailer truck and  lifted up […]

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‘Art in August’ comes to Rangeley area on Aug. 6 (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ 35th annual “Art in August” will be held in the heart of Oquossoc Village. Always the first Thursday in August, the show will take place on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists’ exhibits will be in the Oquossoc Park. Come see this year’s offerings as the […]


FSB promotes two senior vice presidents (2)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Savings Bank has promoted two on its administrative team to the executive vice president level. Timothy J. Thompson and Shelley W. Deane rise from the senior vice president level to executive vice president, announced President and CEO Peter L. Judkins. The new titles are: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for […]


Western Maine Play Museum (1)

WILTON – The Western Maine Play Museum is still fundraising and looking towards beginning renovations later this summer and fall, in advance of next year’s planned opening. However, the museum is planning an active schedule for the summer season, with events running through the Wilton Blueberry Festival on Aug. 7 and 8. Friday, Aug. 7 […]


SAPARS announces summer services (0)

FARMINGTON – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services is providing youth and adults with one to one support throughout the summer at drop-in sites located in Jay, Rangeley, and Phillips. During the school year, drop-in services have been available through the schools. New meeting locations have been established so survivors of sexual violence, and concerned […]


Quentin R. Smith (1935-2015) (0)

SOUTH PARIS – Quentin R. Smith, 80, of Farmington, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris. Quentin was born in South Carthage on Feb. 8, 1935, the son of Robert and Myrtle (Phombs) Smith. He attended Carthage and Dixfield schools, graduating from Dixfield High School in […]


Letter to the Editor: Poliquin on immigration (1)

I’m a proud Franco-American. Like many Mainers, my ancestors came from Canada to farm the land, log the forests, and toil in Maine’s textile mills. I have always believed that legal immigration is a fundamental part of our American heritage. I’m very proud of the contributions that my ancestors and immigrants of all different backgrounds […]


Boys summer soccer play ends with Mt. Blue-Erskine 2-2 tie in OT (0)

FARMINGTON – In their final soccer game of the summer, the Mt. Blue High School boys soccer team held Erskine to a 2-2 tie in overtime. Mt. Blue’s goals were scored by Sam Smith and Andrew Haszko.