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On eve of budget vote, teachers issue Declaration of No Confidence in school board 3

May 27, 2015 • Category: Features

SALEM – Residents of Strong, Kingfield, Avon and Phillips will set the 2015-16 school budget at Mt. Abram High School Thursday evening, with the Mt. Abram Teachers Association intending to bring forward a Declaration of No Confidence in school board signed by the vast majority of the district’s educators. The budget proposed by the board […]

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Mt. Blue RSD Music Department announces spring concerts (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Regional School District music department’s upcoming spring concerts begin this week. The concerts will feature music students participating in the local schools’ bands, choruses and orchestras and is the culmination of the 2014-2015 academic school year. On Thursday, May 28, the Mt. Blue High School band, chorus and orchestra will […]


Carol Timberlake recipient of national leadership award (11)

FARMINGTON – The American College of Health Care Administrators announced it is honoring Carol Timberlake, administrator of Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center as the 2015 recipient of the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award is named in memory of visionary member Eli Pick and recognizes administrators whose team has achieved dimensions of organizational […]


Fire safety initiative returns to the Farmington area (0)

FARMINGTON – The Red Cross will go door to door at the Sunrise Village housing area, Sandy River Terrace and Sawtell Lane on Saturday, June 6, speaking with residents about fire safety, emergency escape plans, and the importance of having working smoke alarms. If a home needs smoke alarms, the Red Cross will install battery-operated […]


Dorothea Tyler (1929-2015) (0)

FARMINGTON – The heavens took Dorothea “Dot” Tyler home on Sunday May 10, 2015. During Dot’s 85 years of life she was a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mother, a wife, an aunt, grandmother, great aunt, great-great aunt, great-great grandmother (Nana), cousin, home maker, and mentor. She worked as a CNA in the Franklin […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: I keep gettin‘ paid the same (13)

Maine’s governor earns an annual salary of $70,000, which doesn’t seem like all that much considering what we expect from the poor guy. Of course, the governor also gets free health care, free housing, free food, free servants and a chauffeured ride with gas and maintenance paid for by us. And his retirement benefits can […]


Free fishing in Maine this weekend (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is encouraging everyone to get out on Maine’s waters this weekend to take advantage of free fishing days. Free fishing weekend will take place on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, when any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, […]


MBMS 8th grade baseball defeats Spruce Mt (0)

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue 8th grade baseball team improved to 4-3 on the season with an impressive 13-3 victory over Spruce Mt. Kile Heikkinen had four hits, the last of which plated Randy Barker to give Mt. Blue a 10-run lead in the bottom of the 5th,ending the game via the “mercy rule.” Spruce […]