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Jay woman repays money to Big Apple 1

March 22, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Jay woman was allowed to enter into a one-year, deferred disposition Monday that could eventually allow her to withdraw pleas to two felony theft charges, after she successfully repaid nearly $5,000 in restitution to a local convenience store. Lisa Parent, 49 of Jay, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by […]

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UMF Visiting Writer Series hosts reading by award-winning author Ottessa Moshfegh, March 29 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present award-winning American author Ottessa Moshfegh as the next reader in its notable Visiting Writers Series. Sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, the reading will take place at 7:30 p.m.,Thursday, March 29, in The Landing in the UMF […]


HVAC introductory class being offered this spring (0)

FARMINGTON – Local Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning employers are looking for employees, especially those with an interest and knowledge of the business. An introductory class is being offered this spring to educate job seekers about this well-paying field and the skill sets necessary to be successful as an HVAC technician. Franklin County Adult Education […]


Cougar Rumble is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. (0)

Introducing the 2018 Cougar Rumble! A comedy, pageant, and variety show hosted by Mount Blue’s Class of 2018. Join us on Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 8 pm for a night full of laughter, entertainment, and school spirit. Relive your high school days with a new and improved Mr. Mount Blue pageant, and watch […]


SeniorsPlus to present mini-expo for older adults in Kingfield (0)

KINGFIELD – SeniorsPlus will present a mini-expo on Thursday, April 19 (snow date Friday, April 20) from 8 a.m. to noon at the Kingfield Elementary School. The Franklin County Aging Well Mini-Expo will offer workshops and the opportunity for social interaction for older adults. The event is free and open to the public. A continental […]


Beatrice Dorothy Nolin Ferrari (1936-2018) (0)

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Beatrice Dorothy Nolin Ferrari succumbed to lung cancer on Monday, March 19, at her winter home in North Port, Fla. “Bea” was born in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 9, 1936 to Leo and Arline (Lindell) Nolin. She attended schools in San Diego and Palermo, her parents having moved to Maine […]


Is there a problem and should we debate? (5)

James D. Herbert’s Feb. 11 column, “Are We Just Another Echo Chamber?” drew less attention than one due to the University of New England’s president. It evoked just 18 comments and a single letter of support. The column argued that the political right’s characterization of American Academia as “plagued by liberal bias and elitism” has […]


UMF launches new summer 2018 Nature Term offering academic courses and outdoor adventure experiences (0)

FARMINGTON – Looking for a way this summer to discover the natural beauty of the Western Maine mountains while earning college credit or learning a new outdoor skill? The University of Maine at Farmington is launching a brand new Nature Term this summer from June 4-29 that offers a mixture of academic courses and outdoor […]