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FairPoint workers on strike in Farmington 4

October 22, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Standing along a line painted out front of a FairPoint Communications office on Main Street, seven striking workers waved as passing motorists honked their horns on a soggy Wednesday morning. Protest signs held up by the six linemen and one dispatcher – all local residents and members of Communications Workers of America and […]

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Macbeth comes to Vienna on Oct. 25; discussion Oct. 23 (0)

VIENNA – This year the Vienna Union Hall Association is proud to present the Theater at Monmouth’s on the road production of Macbeth on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. This production is part of “Shakespeare in American Communities,” a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This will […]


Neighbors Helping Neighbors hosting ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on Oct. 25 (0)

FARMINGTON – Come with your costumes and trinkets to play Let’s Make a Deal on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Mt. Blue High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the following locations: Ron’s Market and Fitness Express in Farmington. Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Franklin County invites you […]


Free household lead tests for families with young children (0)

FARMINGTON – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 19-25. To mark the week, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is partnering with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MeCDC) to offer parents of young children who live in older homes a free home lead dust test kit. Offers for free tests come with an […]


Funeral services for Vincenta C. Gage held in Farmington (0)

FARMINGTON – Funeral services for Vincenta C. Gage were held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Wiles Remembrance Center in Farmington, with Rhonda Wiles-Rosell as celebrant. The service opened by playing Vincenta’s favorite song, “If you were the Only Girl in the World” and shortly after that, “Moon River” by Henry Mancini. A time of sharing and […]


Letter to the Editor: Andy Buckland will be a great Representative (0)

I know it is common for former state representatives to weigh in on elections with letters. I am under no illusions that my opinion should matter more than anyone else. But it is mine and I will share it. Having represented Farmington these last years I do have an understanding of the community, and the […]


Still plenty of color here (9)

By Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin

A radiant beauty in New Sharon.

The work of photographers Jane Naliboff, Tom Oliver, Jane Knox, Donovan Buck, Stu Mehlin, Jim Knox, Jim Dwinal, Scott Landry, Holly LaPointe and Gil Riley are featured today.


Beavers battle Mother Nature and Monks; Shutout 2-0 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team (7-5) battled Saint Joseph’s and the soggy conditions of mother nature, but came out on the wrong end of a 2-0 shutout Tuesday afternoon at Prescott Field. The game only saw a total of 10 shots, including only two shots in the first half, […]