Stories about Farmington

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Budget panel to review proposed county budget

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Budget Committee will meet at noon Thursday, May 3, to discuss proposed department budgets and program grants at the commissioners' office at the county courthouse. Several members of the committee attended the commissioners’ review of the propo...

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Drug disposal program set for April 28 across Maine

Maine residents will have the opportunity once again to participate in the third National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 28. This event, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local agencies, will enable residents throughout the state, to safely and...

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University of Maine at Farmington names new president

FARMINGTON — Excitement was in the air on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington on Wednesday as a new president was named. Kathryn Foster, a former policy director at the University at Buffalo and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., will ...

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UMF and UMPI presidents appointed

BANGOR—University of Maine System Board of Trustees announced Wednesday morning the board had appointed new presidents at University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Dr. Kathryn A. Foster, currently a visiting fellow at the Brookings Instituti...

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Hebron Academy Middle School egg drop simulates concussions

HEBRON – The Hebron Academy Middle School recently conducted an egg drop in an educational exercise about helmet safety and concussions. The project coincided with sixth grade science curriculum about the nervous system. Students were tasked with creating a protective enclosure for a...

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Flamingo flock fundraiser returns

The Mount Blue Music Boosters is happy to announce the return of the flamingo flocks. From Sunday, April 29, to Saturday, May 12, boosters members will be depositing flocks of flamingos on lucky recipients’ yards. For a $15 donation, folks can order a flock of flamingos to be planted on ano...

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Briefly

Alumni planning meeting STRATTON — The Alumni Association of the Dead River Area will hold an alumni planning meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Stratton/Eustis Community building. Anyone attending schools in Stratton, Flagstaff High School and Mt. A...

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Nine RSU 9 towns accept Starks into district

RSU 9  Town Votes Chesterville:  21 yes, 5 no Farmington:  97, 7 Industry:  26, 3 New Sharon:  45, 7 New Vineyard:  26, 1 Temple: 20, 0 Vienna: 14, 2 Weld: 17, 2 Wilton: 55, 7 TOTAL VOTES: &nb...

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PHOTO: Trotting around in Farmington

Mike Cushing gives his 2-year-old pacer, Secure the Door, some exercise around the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds on Tuesday. Pacing with him is fellow sulky driver Steven Wilson (partially obscured) and his 3-year-old filly, One to Nine. Both are from Farmington and race at Scarborough Down...

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Mt. Blue High School staging 'Kate,' a marriage of Shakespeare and Americana

FARMINGTON -- The words are Shakepearean. The music is Americana. And the messages are modern. This spring, the western foothills come alive with the sounds of Shakespeare, bluegrass, insults, and laughter as Mt. Blue High School presents "Kate," an original musical adaptation of "The Taming of t...