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Maine law enforcement collects more than 31,000 pounds of medication; drop boxes still available 0

May 5, 2016 • Category: Features

Law enforcement agencies in Maine collected a record high amount of old, expired and unwanted medication as part of Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Initiative. The 31,960 pounds of drugs were incinerated Monday afternoon at ecomaine in Portland, taking the substances out of medicine cabinets and keeping them away from the water supply. Farmington Police […]

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David Francey to perform at North Church on May 11 (1)

FARMINGTON – New England Celtic Arts will present Scottish born Canadian Song-smith David Francey on his CD release tour of “Empty Train” at One Longfellow Square in Portland on Tuesday, May 10; and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society on Wednesday, May 11. Curtain times are 7 p.m. at both locations. A […]


Zach Zondlo joins Sugarloaf Golf Club as Head Professional (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With preparations underway for the 2016 golf season at the Sugarloaf golf club, the resort announced today the hiring of Zach Zondlo as the new Head Professional. Zondlo will oversee all instruction at the Sugarloaf Golf School, including the Nike Junior Golf Camps. For the last three years, Zondlo has been an […]


East Wilton Airman aims to be a Pararescueman (8)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Eric H. Meyer of East Wilton recently graduated Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He received his Airman coin Thursday, April 28 and officially became an Airman with high honors in marksmanship and physical fitness on Friday, April 29. Meyer will spend the next 12 […]


Earl C. Lane (1940-2016) (0)

FARMINGTON – Earl C. Lane, 76, of Temple, passed away Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born April 20, 1940 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Carl and Irene Lane. He attended school in Fall River and graduated from Diman Vocational High School in 1960. He went to serve his […]


The Countryman: Opportunity scorned (3)

“Yasser Arafat never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” So said Abba Eban, Israel’s foreign minister about 10 years ago. Arafat, the Palestinian leader, had just scotched a deal that had the potential to lead to statehood for the Palestinians. People in public life face opportunities every day, and Arafat was certainly not the […]


Mt. Blue Lacrosse tops Erskine Eagles (1)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue came away with a 7-6 victory over the Eagles of Erskine Academy to improve to 2-2 this season. Mt. Blue was led by Reed Wells, with 3 goals, Liam Welch, 2 goals and an assist, and Joe Bowering, 2 goals. Alex Gilbert had 13 saves. Mt. Blue’s next contest is against […]