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Farmington selectmen approve Church Street project, other bids 0

July 1, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – The Board of Selectmen accepted a bid to demolish a building on Church Street and construct a parking lot at Tuesday’s meeting, while awarding bids for other town projects. The town purchased the 150-year-old former apartment house at 112 Church Street last summer for $79,000 with the intention to build a parking lot […]

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Downeast Brass to perform Music From The Lake on July 14 (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents “Music from the Lake” featuring Downeast Brass on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m.; a unique concert on the lakeside lawn behind the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley. The band will play from the deck of “The Gray Ghost” – a lake touring vessel. […]


Children’s Task Force receives Bangor Savings Bank grant (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2016 Bangor Savings Bank Community Matters More top prize of $5,000 for the Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin County region. The award was presented Tuesday to the staff by Becky Davis-Allen, Vice President at Bangor Savings Bank “We are […]


Pet of the Week: Teddy (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Teddy is a 10 month old hound mix that boy is sweet, smart, and playful. He knows basic commands! It takes him a little bit of time to trust adults, but according to […]


Stacy (Barker) Haines (1961-2016) (27)

PORTLAND – Stacy (Barker) Haines, 55, of Avon passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning after a brief but strong battle at Maine Medical Center. Stacy was born Feb. 6, 1961 to Clyde and Lois (Hutchins) Barker of Wilton at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Being the youngest of three, she was the apple of her daddy’s eye […]


The Countryman: There’s just too many of them (1)

When asked why they were voting to leave the European Union, many Brits used the words “too many” in their answers. Pundits have focused on the “too many” that preceded the word immigrants. Another “too many” deserved more attention. “Too many” bureaucrats in the EU. Too many, and too powerful, and too remote, and too […]


Summer recreation on Porter Lake (0)

Three special activities are scheduled for the summer of 2016 on Porter Lake, the 600 acre lake, situated in the towns of New Vineyard and Strong. On July 23, the Melinda Ann Floating classroom will be on the lake to offer a fun and educational day on the water for those who sign up for […]