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Jay student wins Maine Environmental Education Association award 0

March 26, 2015 • Category: Features

AUGUSTA – A Spruce Mountain High School student has been named Student of the Year by the Maine Environmental Education Association, with the organization honoring the junior at its annual conference last Friday. Amber Delaney, a member of the high school’s Envirothon Team and an officer in Science Explorer Post #897, was described by the […]

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Words on Words: Spring and the Book Bunny (0)

Those of you who thought Spring would never come this year have been proven wrong. Here she is at last! Kenny: I’m so glad to see you, Spring. It’s been a long winter. Thanks for coming. Spring: My pleasure. It’s nice to be so appreciated; I owe winter one. What can I do for you […]


Touch of Class thrift stores holding weekly tag sales (1)

FARMINGTON – The Touch of Class thrift shops in Farmington and Jay have launched a new system, in which tags will mark goods that are 50 percent off each week. The sales are taking place at all three thrift shops: in Farmington at 303 Wilton Road and 206 Broadway, and at 25 Jay Plaza Lane […]


Free seminar: What is a bad back? (0)

WILTON – SmartCare Physical Therapy in Wilton is offering a free public seminar; teaching you how to take care of your back. This class will teach you how to become an expert on your back, how it works mechanically and how it breaks down mechanically. It will cover the various types of back problems and […]


Sheylah A. Davis (1940 – 2015) (0)

AUBURN – Sheylah A. Davis of 12 Allen Street, Rangeley died at the age of 74 at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 1, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Walter and Jessica (Hobba) Annable. She attended schools in New York, New Hampshire […]


Letter to the Editor: Regarding Sugarloaf response (0)

On Saturday, March 21, a chairlift malfunction occurred at Sugarloaf injuring seven guests. The initial report to NorthStar EMS and Franklin Memorial Hospital immediately after the incident indicated that as many as 50 individuals may have been injured. As a result of that report, our emergency operations plan was activated and 40 hospital personnel who […]


USM tops UMF in non-conference duel (0)

PORTLAND – The University of Southern Maine men’s lacrosse team muscled its way to an 18-1, non-conference win over the University of Maine at Farmington (0-6, 0-1) on Wednesday afternoon at Hannaford Field. The clock ticked below eight minutes left in the third quarter when Nathan Chase (Wells, Maine) beat Southern Maine goalie Zach Bessette […]