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Nomination papers available for selectmen seats in Chesterville 0

September 26, 2016 • Category: Features

CHESTERVILLE – Nomination papers are now available for two seats on the Board of Selectmen, with the election scheduled for Nov. 8. The seats were left vacant after both selectmen resigned at the Sept. 15 meeting. Papers can be taken out at the town office for the position of Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of the […]

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American Pickers filming in Maine this fall (2)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team will be filming episodes of the History Channel series American Pickers throughout Maine this fall. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the world of antique “picking.” The hit show follows Wolfe and Fritz, billed as “two of the most skilled pickers in […]


Rangeley’s Oktoberfest Weekend: Thursday-Sunday (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 2, include activities that range from a Brat & Strudel contest to Stein Hoisting competitions to special menus at many restaurants in Rangeley and Oquossoc to the Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival. Rangeley Oktoberfest weekend kicks off with […]


United Way launches Community Energy Challenge (0)

FARMINGTON – The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is launching a Community Energy Challenge for this heating season. Volunteers are needed to build interior storm windows to help our neighbors stay warm and save money and qualifying homeowners or renters who want free window panels are also needed to sign up. The Community Energy […]


Olive M. Turner (1928-2016) (2)

RANGELEY – Olive M. Turner, 88, passed away on Sept. 23, 2016, at the Pinnacle Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Canton where she has resided for the past four years. She was born on Feb. 19, 1928 in Berlin, N.H., the daughter of Colin and Dorothy (Lorry) Prescott. She was educated in the schools of […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: When bad choices happen to good people (4)

Here’s why you should vote Democratic this election: 1. Republican 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin hates campers. “These are not my kind of people,” Poliquin allegedly told the owner of a proposed campground in Phippsburg 15 years ago in justifying his opposition to licensing what he called “a trailer park” next to a high-end […]


Slipping into fall (7)

By Jim Knox
A baby loon on Wilson Lake in Wilton. It won’t be long before its wings will take him off to the coast for the winter.


Boys soccer: Lawrence edges Mt. Blue, 3-2 (0)

FARMINGTON – Despite numerous shots on goal, the Mt. Blue High School boys soccer team failed to rally against Lawrence and lost 3-2. Scoring for Mt. Blue was Christopher Marshall with assists from Joe Crandall and Alden Thompson Vought. Scoring for Lawerence was Zoli Nagy with an assist from Parker Towne. Mt. Blue had 19 […]