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Structure fire destroys barn in Farmington 1

May 31, 2016 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A barn containing an antique tractor, boats and life jackets was destroyed this afternoon, as local fire departments responded to Tuesday’s second structure fire. The pole barn was located at 656 Mosher Hill Road, on property owned by Karen and Patrick Cyr near the Farmington/Industry town line. Karen Cyr said that she saw […]

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First Friday Art Walk: Photographer Mark Stofan exhibit opens at SugarWood Gallery (0)

FARMINGTON – SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Mark Stofan will be feted at an Open House Reception Friday, June 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. during Farmington’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Stofan was born and raised in Farmington and worked for GE Aircraft Engines in Lynn, […]


New Ventures Maine announces marketing mini-grant for small businesses in western Maine (0)

New Ventures Maine marketing mini-grant program strengthens access to markets for entrepreneurs by supporting the development of professional, well-planned marketing tools, materials, and activities. Under the program NVME awards cash mini-grants (up to $400) to micro-enterprises for marketing projects via a competitive process. A total of $400 is available in the June, 2016 grant cycle […]


Deadline is June 1 for non-party candidates to submit signed petitions (0)

AUGUSTA – Petitions are due Wednesday, June 1 for all non-party candidates for Maine’s federal, state and county offices who seek to have their names appear on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Candidates for office are required to circulate petitions to gather signatures from Maine voters, and the number of signatures varies depending on […]


Lee E. Stewart (1930-2016) (2)

FARMINGTON  – Lee E. “Sonny” Stewart, 86, of Rt. 43, Temple Road, Wilton, died early Sunday morning, May 29, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born in Farmington on May 7, 1930, a son of Ardean Morlon and Alice Pearl (Merry) Stewart and received his education in local schools. Mr. Stewart was a veteran […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Blue newspaper (0)

Republican Gov. Paul LePage loves to tell audiences that buying a Maine daily newspaper is like paying someone to lie to you. Of course, the same could be said of the factually challenged governor. Matthew Gagnon, the chief executive officer of the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center, sent out an email recently attacking the state’s […]


Third annual Black Fly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship is June 26 (0)

RANGELEY – On Sunday, June 26, The Foundry Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will host the 3rd Annual “Black Fly Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship” at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Fifteen young Rangeley martial artists will test their skills in front of a hometown crowd against challengers from all over the state. This tournament is the first of […]