Franklin Countys First News

Commissioners mull update to county’s TIF 0

September 2, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – County commissioners are seeking a consultant to assist Franklin County in updating its tax increment financing district before the next round of project applications, in order to expand the district’s geographic area and uses for the revenue. The 2008 TIF agreement was developed between the state, county and project developer TransCanada. As part […]

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Western Maine Music Week presents Coig and Perpetual e-Motion in Farmington (0)

FARMINGTON – Western Maine Music Week, presented by New England Celtic Arts, brings Cape Breton super group Coig and Maine’s own Perpetual e-Motion to Farmington venues next week. On Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., Perpetual e-Motion will play at the Farmington Historical Society’s North Church Concert Series. Technology meets Trad with Maine duo Ed […]


Franklin County Homemakers Extension programs this month (0)

WILTON – The Franklin County Homemakers Extension is starting its 2014 and 2015 year. The programs for the month of September have been scheduled. The public is more than welcome to join as at any of our meetings or community service projects. Weld: Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Town Office Meeting Room for program […]


Living Well for Better Health class offered (0)

FARMINGTON – Do you or someone you care for have diabetes, arthritis, heart trouble, depression or another long-term health condition? Attending a “Living Well for Better Health” workshop will give you valuable information to help you to feel better and manage your health. Living Well is a free six-week workshop held once a week, for […]


Nathalie Jean Raymond White (1933 – 2014) (0)

FARMINGTON – Nathalie Jean Raymond White, 81, of Avon died on August 31, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center where she had been a patient for the past eight months. She was born on May 21, 1933, in Avon, the daughter of Rex and Roberta (Wing) Raymond. She married Gordon E. White on July […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Pimping and pandering (4)

And so, the excitement of the fall political campaigns begins. Although, “excitement” might not be the right word to characterize events more precisely described as turgid with occasional interludes of venomous, petty and inaccurate. Sort of like golf – without the fresh air. Oh wait, I forgot self-serving. Still sounds like golf. If my enhanced […]


Sunrise, sunset and August comes to an end (10)

By Jim Knox
Sunrise over Wilson Lake, Wilton.

The photography work of Scott Landry, Tony Nazar, Jim Dwinal, Darlene Power, Kelly Smith, Jane Knox, Steve Muise, Tom Oliver, Stu Mehlin, Roderick Small, Jane Naliboff and Jim Knox are featured in this Sunday’s line up.


Registration opens for 33rd Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Following a record breaking year for participation and charitable donations this past May, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K is set to return for the 33rd year, May 17, 2015 and registration is now open, the resort announced today. A record total of 1474 runners competed in this […]