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Ice on the pond means it’s time to leave 8

November 23, 2014 • Category: Features

By Jane Naliboff
Getting the last of the sun’s warmth for the day, Flying Pond’s female loon chick gave me a sideways glance before diving once again. Ice has been forming on the pond, which means her departure is imminent.

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
In this poem for November, the late Maine poet Theodore Enslin considers the relentless and mysterious purposes of his neighbors.


Thanksgiving Cornucopia: Farmington Winter Farmers’ Market (0)

WEST FARMINGTON – An abundance of fresh, locally-produced food just in time for Thanksgiving will be offered at the Winter Farmers’ Market, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farmington Grange Hall on Bridge Street. Eleven vendors with tables laden full of vegetables, meats and homemade pies, along with locally produced honey, jams, craft […]


New students inducted into Honor Society at Spruce Mountain High School (0)

JAY – Ten new members of the National Honor Society were inducted Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Spruce Mountain High School library. Emilly LaFleur, NHS president, led the students in the ceremony celebrating the four pillars of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Character and Leadership. “It is the National Honors Society’s goal to improve our […]


November is Diabetes Awareness Month (0)

FARMINGTON – Are you overweight, tired, thirsty, or experiencing frequent trips to the bathroom? Are you always hungry, yet showing signs of sudden weight loss? Do your fingers and toes tingle or go numb? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, Nancy Thomas, RN, CDE, a certified diabetes educator at Franklin Memorial Hospital […]


Albert Theodore Raedle, 77 (0)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Albert Theodore Raedle — author, painter, beloved father and husband, teacher, school board member and selectman — passed away at 11:48 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2014, in his hometown of New York City. He was 77. Albert studied at Colby College in Maine and received his BA from Columbia University in […]


The return of John Martin and a few features of the incoming Legislature (0)

By Paul Mills He’s back. The legendary John Martin has returned from political purgatory. The man termed by friends and foes alike including former Gov. John McKernan as “the father of the modern Legislature,” will soon be reclaiming his seat after a two-year hiatus. Martin will no doubt be called upon to offer advice to […]


Pre-season girls basketball tournament results (0)

FARMINGTON – Below are the results of the Bangor Savings Bank & Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC Pre-Season Girls Basketball Tournament held Nov. 22. The preseason tournament was hosted by Mt. Blue girls varsity basketball at Mt. Blue Middle School and the University of Maine at Farmington. Game #1 @ MBMS: Maranacook 47 – Oak Hill […]