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Mt. Abram girls basketball all about the team 1

February 24, 2017 • Category: Features

SALEM – Mt. Abram basketball is climbing its way back into contention. Gaining a berth to the quarterfinals, the Roadrunners are using a team mentality to regain their foothold as a successful program in Class C division girls basketball. Coach Larry Donald believes in a team first philosophy which has paid dividends in his first three […]

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UMF artist Jesse Potts explores multiple meanings of “home” on March 1 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to feature an artist talk by Jesse Potts, UMF assistant professor of art, entitled, “Homing-In.” This UMF Public Classroom lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. It is free and open […]


Enter early bird raffle today; CVA scholarship fundraiser on Saturday (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Each year, Carrabassett Valley Academy awards over $800,000 in scholarship funds to student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional potential in their athletic discipline and academic performance. On Saturday, Feb. 25 Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) will hold its annual CVA Scholarship Fundraiser at the Sugarloaf Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is a […]


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to offer Ashes-to-Go for third year (0)

WILTON – For the third year, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Wilton, will take to the streets to offer “Ashes-to-Go” in two locations. On Ash Wednesday, March 1, The Rev. Barbara J. Clarke, St. Luke’s Interim Priest-in-Charge, will be by the Wilton Post Office from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and then by the Farmington […]


Shirley Jane Vining (1925-2017) (17)

WELD – Shirley Jane Vining of Weld passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her home, holding the hand of her loving husband. Born on Jan. 29, 1925 in Bath, she spent her very young years there, moving to Weld when she was nine, and residing there for the remainder of her life. She […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Do nothing ‘til you hear from me (7)

The Maine Legislature doesn’t like to be told what to do. That’s because the Legislature would prefer not doing anything. For a politician, doing stuff is risky. No matter how innocuous the action (a proclamation declaring National Don’t Do A Damn Thing Day), there are going to be people who won’t like it (probably the […]


Wilson Lake Ice Out competition tickets available now (0)

WILTON – Bruce Dyke, the caretaker of the Wilson Lake Ice Out competition and member of the Wilton Fish & Game Association is wondering when will the ice go out. The town just received 24-plus inches of snow and now the weather is in the high 40s. Dyke and everyone else is wondering when we […]


Beavers fall in quarterfinals (0)

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball team fell to Lyndon State, 88-66 on Tuesday night in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) quarterfinals. Charles Correa Jr. went 8-for-14 from behind the arc on his way to 31 points for the Hornets. Raymond Monroe came off the bench to hit six […]