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6th Annual Fishing Derby for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Sept. 26 0

September 21, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The 6th Annual Fishing Derby for Adults with Developmental Disabilities will take place on Friday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to noon at Rollo Pond in the University of Maine at Farmington’s Abbott Park. The free event hosted by the Farmington Recreation Department was postponed from July 3 because the pond was too […]

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
The late Philip Booth, a resident of Castine, lived in a house that had been in his family for five generations. Here, he describes an encounter with a fellow townsman and childhood friend.


Sign up now: Chamber’s candidate breakfast forum Sept. 24 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is holding a public Legislative Candidate Forum and Breakfast 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the North Dining Hall at the University of Maine Farmington. The Chamber has invited gubernatorial candidates as well as state senate and representative candidates, and county candidates to a […]


Chesterville resident awarded scholarship (3)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Karen Haley of Chesterville, Maine, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship towards a doctorate in social work from Walden University for demonstrating a proven commitment to helping the underserved in her community. Haley, a recipient of the Barbara Solomon full-tuition scholarship for social work, is a high school clinical social worker at Regional […]


Fall back (0)

By Mary Lello Ever since I changed careers and no longer am a high school science teacher, I have maintained that September is the best month of the summer! Days are still in the 70s, nights are cooler, and I don’t have to go back to school! But this September is pushing me away from […]


Gwendolyn Adrith (Russell) Corson (1943-2014) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Gwendolyn Adrith (Russell) Corson, 71, passed away on Sept. 16, 2014, at her home in Skowhegan. She was born on Sept. 14, 1943 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Gorden Aubert and Rosa Elizabeth (Sidell) Russell. She was educated in local area schools, graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1961, then continued her education […]


Fall and our friends begin to leave (9)

By Jane Naliboff
Little Loon called for his parents while floating around watching the far end of the pond for them, but there was no call back. Past parents haven’t left this early in the season, so there’s hope that they’re still there for their chick. Loons eat under water, so unless I drop a waterproof camera into the pond, I have no way of knowing if he’s catching his own food.


UMF women ruggers open season with big win (0)

JOHNSON, VERMONT – A mostly inexperienced University of Maine at Farmington  women’s rugby team traveled to Vermont on Saturday and came away with a convincing 29-5 win against their hard-tackling hosts from Johnson State University. UMF’s starting 15-player squad featured nine players who were new to the sport, but as the game wore on many […]