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Hearing draws comments, questions on $6.56 million budget 0

May 24, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Members of the county’s Budget Committee held a public hearing Thursday evening, with residents and county officials offering comments on $6.56 million in proposed expenditures for the next fiscal year. The $6,561,620 figure represents the budget that emerged from a previous committee meeting, during which members took a preliminary vote prior to Thursday’s […]

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Maine School of Masonry to hold open house on May 25 (0)

AVON – Masonry is a lost art but in high demand. The Maine School of Masonry has twelve businesses ready to give MSM graduates jobs once they’ve completed the courses. The school helps line up the positions if students so desire. The Maine School of Masonry will hold an open house on May 25 from […]


Reeds Mill Church to hold annual meeting on June 10 (0)

MADRID – The annual meeting of the parishioners of Reed Mill Church will be held Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Trustees and all other interested parties will attend with the intention of hearing reports, acting on any business and sharing thoughts on the activities of the church. Reeds Mill Church depends on the interest […]


SAPARS offering free trauma sensitive yoga support group (0)

FARMINGTON – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services is offering a free Trauma Sensitive Yoga Support Group for adult, female-identified survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment. The group will meet in the Farmington area for eight weeks, beginning June 25 at 1 p.m. Space is limited, so anyone interested should contact Kayce […]


Randall H. Gifford Jr. (1927-2018) (1)

FARMINGTON – Randall H. Gifford Jr., 90, of Farmington and Lake Placid, Fla. went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018, with his wife Audrey at his side. He was born June 10, 1927 in Portland, the son of Randall and Dorothy (Swasey) Gifford. Randall graduated from William Hall High School in […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks for making literacy festival, book sale a success (0)

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties extends their deepest gratitude to all their volunteers and the community for a successful literacy festival and book sale over the weekend. A total of $2,600 was raised to support the One to One Adult Tutoring program, now in its 40th year. Forty-eight volunteers shared their passion and […]


RLHT invites you to walk the woods each week (0)

OQUOSSOC – Do you want to learn more about the trails in your community? Are you curious about the natural world that surrounds our town? Do you just want to get out and take a walk in the woods? Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust invites you to join in their new weekly “Walk the Woods” series […]


Mt. Blue tennis results vs Camden Hills (0)

ROCKPORT – Mt. Blue girls’ tennis results versus Camden Hills on May 21. Camden Hills 5, Mt. Blue 0 1st singles: Kassie Knil (CH) d. Grace McIntosh 6-1, 6-1 2nd singles: Chloe Fordyce (CH) d. Maeve Hickey 7-5, 6-1 3rd singles: Celine Barden (CH) d. Brianna Jackson 6-4, 6-1 1st doubles: Claire Pierce and Kaylyn […]