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    December 6, 2018

    Have a safe Christmas tree this holiday season

    As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can spread very quickly. The Maine State Fire Marshal’s office offers the following tips in dealing with your tree: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Jackson resigns from school board

    Lee Jackson is resigning from RSU 34’s Board of Directors. Lee Jackson notified school board chair on Nov. 26 Jim Dill he will be resigning, effective Jan. 1. Jackson is stepping down to pursue a job opportunity.He declined to say what the job is specifically, but that it will be in public policy process. “It […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Great Works Stream boat launch eyed

    A request for a boat launch at Great Works Stream is being explored in Bradley. Bradley resident and Great Works Stream camp owner Rick Trimm recently approached Town Manager Melissa Doane asking for the town’s assistance in getting a boat landing at the Great Works launch site. Trimm said he had been working with the […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Fund-raising effort secures Wabanaki ancestral lands

    A capital campaign has paid off more than $700,0000 in acquisition funding loans for a parcel of land that is part of Wabanaki ancestral homelands. The parcel, in Passadumkeag, is 85 acres and is now home to Nibezun, a native-led organization that according to its website “seeks to revitalize and preserve Wabanaki culture, traditions, and […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Sen. Jim Dill: A new beginning in the State House

    One of my favorite things about serving in the Legislature is that it never gets old. Every two years, just when I get accustomed to the way things are, the scenery changes. New members come in, offices and committee assignments are altered, and I am presented with a new opportunity to do good work for […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Online registration system shows deer hunters had best year since 2002

    With the regular firearms season for deer concluding on Saturday, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s new online registration system showed that deer hunters had a very good year in Maine, likely the best in over 15 years. The numbers are still preliminary, but as of this Monday, November 26, hunters in Maine […]

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    December 6, 2018

    3C Society to host free Christmas dinner

    WILTON — The 3C Society will be hosting the 4th Annual Family Style Christmas dinner at the Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on December 25. The 3C (caring, compassion and community) Society is asking for reservations by Dec. 21 for a food count, but no one will be turned away. […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Maine Mountain Quilters thanked from Washington

    FARMINGTON — The Maine Mountain Quilters received a thank you recently from the opposite side of the country. MMQ has been in existence for over 40 years. Its members routinely make comfort quilts that are donated to fire victims and those who are ill in the community. Peace quilts are given to the police department. Last year […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Aspiring teachers offer literacy clinic

    The college students, or preservice teachers, are enrolled in Reading, Language Arts, and Children’s Literature for K-3.

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    December 6, 2018

    21st Century gives kids after-school choice

    REGION — A popular after-school program has provided learning and enrichment opportunities for students in Farmington and Wilton for more than three years. The program, 21st Century Kids of F.R.A.N.K.L.I.N., is offered to children in kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled at Cascade Brook School, W.G. Mallett School, Academy Hill School, and G.D. Cushing School. F.R.A.N.K.L.I.N., […]

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