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35th Annual Children’s Festival moves to Mt. Blue Campus 0

January 17, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Children across the region will be celebrating the end of their Feb. vacation this year with the 35th Annual Children’s Festival, put on by the Franklin County Children’s Task Force. The event will take place Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The long time, popular community event will see one major […]

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Four poets to appearing at Word Buzz on Feb. 1 (0)

KINGFIELD – Rolling Fatties’ “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. with Poetry Night featuring four local women poets: Julia Bouwsma, Kristen Case, meg willing, and Shana Youngdahl. Enjoy a beer and burrito along with the words of these four distinct and powerful poets, each of whose work has been informed, in […]


Colonial Daughters member honored for service (0)

FARMINGTON – Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR of Farmington recently presented a 50 year “Certificate of Membership” to one of their members, Theo Averill Walker Ross of Harrison. Ross was also presented a lovely pin depicting her 50 years of service to the organization. Ross joined the Colonial Daughters on October 18, 1967, over the years […]


Franklin Memorial Hospital asks for public’s assistance in protecting patients (4)

FARMINGTON – Amid a spike in illnesses, including the flu throughout the region, Franklin Memorial Hospital is asking anyone who feels sick or has a fever, sore throat, or cough to avoid visiting the hospital. This is an important step to protect the hospital’s most vulnerable patients and newborns. Neither should have any unnecessary exposure […]


James Gajarski (1969-2018) (3)

LEWISTON – James Gajarski, 48, of Lewiston, died late Sunday morning, Jan. 14, 2018, at St Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. He was born in New Brunswick, NJ, Jan. 21, 1969, a son of James and Marie (Pfister) Gajarski and received his education in NJ schools. He worked at Colgate-Palmolive for many years, later at […]


Letter to the Editor: Trump’s comments reveal racism (4)

The President’s remarks should be roundly condemned from every corner, city, and hamlet of this country for what it is: racism. While the words he used are offensive, the meaning behind them, the bald racism of derogatorily singling out people of color from Africa and the Caribbean, is far worse. I take it personally as […]


Park Shark Challenge Series hits local slopes next month (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The legendary Park Shark Challenge Series terrain park snowboarding and freeride skiing series returns to three Maine ski areas starting Feb. 3 at Black Mountain in Rumford. Sponsored by The Riders Club, the Park Shark Series is full of progression, sick features, killer tunes and most importantly – fun. The series is […]