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Resident approve CDBG for Barclays, firm employed to develop TIF 0

August 19, 2014 • Category: Features

WILTON – Approximately a dozen residents and five selectmen supported having the town apply for a state-awarded grant for the Barclaycard customer contact center at a special town meeting Tuesday evening. Later, the Selectboard chose one of three proposals to create a Tax Increment Financing district for the town. The vote potentially provides the company […]

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Emery Community Arts Center Summer Lawn Party Friday evening (0)

FARMINGTON – The Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus will present an evening of toe-tapping music and summer fun under the stars at the Emery Summer Lawn Party beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, rain or shine. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and listen to the lively sounds of The […]


Pet of the Week: Melanie (0)

Pet of the Week is a regular feature to highlight those ready for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Hello, I’m Melanie. I’m 4 to 6 years old and a little bit round. I enjoy playing as long as the toy is within my arm span! I’ll make a great companion for someone looking […]


Robert Dean Lewis (1932 – 2014) (0)

FARMINGTON – Robert Dean Lewis, 81, passed away on August 8, 2014 at Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born on October 9, 1932 in Gastonia, North Carolina, the son of James and Texie (Connor) Lewis. He was educated in the Gastonia school system going on to North Carolina State College and graduating in […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Look out, Cleveland (0)

Eric Brakey is an energetic guy. But as an admirer of sloth, I have intense disdain for the excessively active. Even so, I’ll try to be objective in assessing Brakey’s chances this November of winning a state Senate seat representing Auburn, Minot, Mechanic Falls, Poland and New Gloucester. That contest could be crucial in deciding […]


This month’s IFW Fishing Report (0)

Compiled By Mark Latti with IFW Fisheries Biologists Region B – Central and Midcoast Area If you are looking for brook trout, you may want to try a couple of ponds in central Maine. “Anglers should try Gould Pond in Sidney or Egypt Pond in Chesterville,” said IFW fisheries biologist Jason Seiders, “The fish may […]


Zhang and Sun tied for the lead after Round 1 (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Round one of the 54-hole American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola Junior Championship and Coca-Cola Junior All-star kicked off this morning at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, and will resume with round two tomorrow morning. After earning their spots on the tournament roster just yesterday in the qualifying round, Charles Sun, of Bradenton, […]