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Snodeo revs up some winter fun this weekend 0

January 18, 2017 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – The region’s premier snowmobiling event kicks off Thursday, with a few, final inches of falling snow awaiting the treads of thousands of engines. The 2017 Snodeo is expected to draw as many as 5,000 people to the Rangeley area. Local establishments are already booked solid according to Jonny Wakefield, chair of the Rangeley […]

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An interview with the Year 2017 (1)

It is a fair question. The obvious one I mean. Here it is January 18th and my annual interview with the new Year has not appeared yet. Why? What happened? Until this morning I had no idea myself. My interview was scheduled for New Year’s eve, as usual, when I received this terse note. It […]


‘World’s Best Christmas Display’ awarded to downtown shop (2)

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Downtown Association is pleased to announce that they have awarded Tammy Parsons “World’s Best Christmas Display” for her holiday decorations at Divine Inspirations on Main Street. Every year, the Farmington Downtown Association hangs wreath and holiday lights throughout the downtown and Meetinghouse Park. Our member businesses and organizations are always encouraged […]


SeniorsPlus and the Mt. Blue Campus announce February and March buffet luncheons for seniors (0)

FARMINGTON — If you are a senior living in the Farmington area there is a great opportunity for you this winter! In partnership with SeniorsPlus and under the guidance of Chef Sean Minear, the Culinary Arts students at Foster Career and Technical Education Center will offer a buffet luncheon for seniors 60-plus at their Chef’s […]


Nancy D. LaBrecque (1960-2017) (0)

LEWISTON – Nancy D. LaBrecque, 56, of Dixfield, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 at CMMC, with loving family at her side. She was born on April 20, 1960, in Rumford, a daughter of John E. and Arlene A. (Towle) Daley.  Nancy was a 1979 graduate of Dirigo High […]


Letter to the editor: Preventive health care worth the expenses (1)

Sen. Rand Paul reportedly wants to do away with some preventive health care that helps avoid costly health problems. I understand that preventive health care is very worth the “expenses.” Roger Condit, MD Farmington


Snow, rain, snow, thaw: The cold returns (8)

By Jane Naliboff
Someone wasn’t expecting an up and down, wet and dry, January thaw on Minnehonk Lake.


UMF ski and snowboard athletes of the week (0)

FARMINGTON – Three University of Maine at Farmington athletes gained skier and snowboarder of the week after this weekend’s events at Sugarloaf and Titcomb. In apline, Kyle Farrington finished in fourth overall and first for the division with times of 36.46 and 35.61 on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Titcomb. Farrington also finished in first place […]