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Someone You Know: Susy 5

August 29, 2015 • Category: Features

Someone You Know, written by Amber Kapiloff, is a new column spotlighting the good people of Franklin County. There aren’t too many people in Phillips. The mountains are beautiful and the Sandy runs prolifically, but glance at your failing GPS signal and you’ll miss downtown. Unless, of course, you happen to come through during the […]

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate Rachel Flynn of Gorham writes of today’s poem that memory is a slippery thing. “To this day I swear this alarming event happened,” she says, but her sister, the poem’s other participant, has her doubts. Hunger for Something Easier by Rachel Contreni Flynn I suppose now […]


Linda Barton joins Palmer Realty (0)

FARMINGTON – Palmer Realty welcomes Linda Barton as a new sales agent. Barton has vast business experience prior to choosing real estate as her new career. She worked for Metlife as a financial service advisor and was top in sales for investments and insurance oroducts through educating and guiding her clients to their success. She […]


Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center’s raised beds are thanks to volunteers (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The fabulous raised beds were built and nurtured by many volunteers at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center. Vegetables grown at the library are donated to those in need through the Stratton Food Pantry.


Patricia A. Chamberlain (1943-2015) (0)

TROY – Patricia A. Chamberlain, 72, passed away on Aug. 26, 2015, surrounded by family at the home of her sister in Harmony. She was born on July 10, 1943 in Dexter, the daughter of Kenneth B. and Sara F. (Vane) Deering. She was employed for many years at a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph’s […]


Charlie Webster, Gov. LePage and some signature episodes of Webster’s eventful career (0)

By Paul Mills News earlier this month that Gov. Paul LePage had tapped former State GOP Chair Charlie Webster to be a Franklin County commissioner has put the spotlight on two of the state’s more redoubtable public figures. Interest in LePage’s actions in naming a one-time adversary to the position showed that the governor does […]


Mt. Blue XC places 3rd at preseason Lalibertie race (1)

AUGUSTA – The Mt. Blue High School Cross Country team took 3rd place out of 24 teams at the Scott Lalibertie preseason cross country race at Cony High School on Friday. The race uses a unique scoring system in which boys and girls places are combined to come up with the final score. For the […]