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PHOTOS: Earmuff inventor honored in Farmington

"It took a bit for them to come out this year, but they're being good sports and humoring mom," said Susan Wiles, left, who convinced her daughter, Ashley Wiles, second from right, and her friend, Ellie Pelletier, both 11, to wear reindeer earmuffs to the Chester Greenwood Parade in Farmington on...

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After Farmington tragedy, experts say more can be done to prevent PTSD-triggered violence

According to a widely cited 2008 Rand Corp. study, nearly 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans screen positive for PTSD after returning from combat. Veterans who have served multiple tours increase their chances of developing PTSD with each tour, according to a 2009 report issued by Iraq a... 5

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Western Mountains Alliance to discuss future of Unorganized Territories

FARMINGTON — Western Mountains Alliance's annual meeting will feature a discussion on the future of planning oversight in the Unorganized Territories of Western Maine. It will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at the University of Maine at Farmington. Department of Conservation Commissioner ...

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Workshop promotes knowledge of things to do in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — A workshop to help answer tourists' questions on what Franklin County has to offer for fun activities will be presented at three locations this month. What's There To Do Around Here, Anyway? is to help those who meet and greet people. The workshop will be presente...

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Three face charges in kidnapping case in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Three people are charged with kidnapping a woman and holding her at gunpoint Wednesday, saying her friend sold them fake drugs, Farmington police Detective Marc Bowering said Friday. Dahlon Campbell, 22, of Jay, and Shane Webber, 25, of New Vineyard were arrested Thursd...

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Craft fair, luncheon FARMINGTON — A Holiday craft fair and luncheon will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. There will be two floors of crafts and a large luncheon menu. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary...

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Mt. Blue Middle School LEGO League 2010 state winners gear up for next tournament

FARMINGTON — Learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics can be fun when it's done as a team and uses robots made of LEGOs, say members of this year's LEGO League team from Mt. Blue Middle School. That is what keep...

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Emergency Dept. renovations get boost from gift

FARMINGTON — After months of planning, renovations in the Emergency Department at Franklin Memorial Hospital are underway with completion expected in mid-January. A recent generous undisclosed donation by Richard and Judith Bjorn of Farmington will go toward the renovations. “O...

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Drug search policy at Mt. Blue High School aired

FARMINGTON — An Regional School Unit 9 board member said the district's policy allowing random, unannounced drug dog “sniff” searches at Mt. Blue High School needs to be used more to combat illegal drugs. But school administrators say the problem is ...

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'Helping Hands'

FARMINGTON — W. G. Mallett School will hold its 20th annual “Helping Hands” food project on Friday, Dec. 2. Students will begin a walking rotation from Mallett School to the Farmington Community Center at 9:15 a.m. They will rotate until all the food they have collected has been...