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A.M. Sheehan has been in the news business for 40 years, including time as an editor at the Chatham Courier in N.Y., Kitchenware News, Beachcomber and Dover Community News in N.H., and the Summerville Journal Scene, Georgetown Times, Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlet in S.C. In Maine she has been an editor for the Advertiser Democrat, Bethel Citizen, Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser, and is currently managing editor for the Sun Journal's group of western Maine weeklies. She is a former journalist of the year in Maine, a Pulitzer finalist and winner of the Michael Kelley Award, the Polk Award and the Casey Medal Award. A.M. enjoys reading, theater, cooking and gardening.

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    July 19, 2019

    Academic honors

    Champlain BURLINGTON, VT  — Charles Pye of Dallas Plantation, ME, has been named to the Champlain College President’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. Pye is majoring in Business Management. Ian Burke of Farmington,  and  Hattie Rosenberg […]

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    July 19, 2019

    Thank you Walmart

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    July 19, 2019

    County offers Gap Camp

    AREA — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force is offering a new Gap Camp this year and registration is now open. The camp, the task force says, is a super fun summer camp held during the gap between 21st Century Summer Program and the school year with games, swimming, fun, arts & crafts, exploring, and […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Municipal meetings

    Thursday, July 18 Norway Selectboard – 7 p.m. Oxford Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Hartford Selectboard – 7 p.m. Sumner Fire Dept.  – 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22 Paris Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Hebron Selectboard – 7 p.m. Waterford Selectboard – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 Paris Planning Board – 7 p.m. Sumner Selectboard – 7 p.m. […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Use your own wisdom

    To the Editor: Someone seems to need a Jerry Seinfeld puffy shirt.  They seem to puff themselves up with the big words they can write in an letter. Let’s remember, most letters are just opinions of the writer.  Hopefully,  most adults have their own opinions and knowledge.  If they do, they are quite capable of […]

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    July 18, 2019

    What I’ve Learned/ Notebooks

    Because I have never been able to settle on one brand or style or size, I have an embarrassing number of notebooks. There are expensive volumes with little ribbons sewn in to use as page markers. There are cheap booklets the perfect size to fit in shirt pockets. There are refillable Midori notebooks with leather […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Homework, is it working? 

    Why homework? Why not physical activity or reading a book? Some people think that homework is a sign of successful learning, but some have come to realize that homework doesn’t mean that students are learning or doing their work. Researchers, for almost 20 years, have said that homework does not tie into students improving their […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Support BEARS

    To the Editor: The volunteers of the Bethel Emergency Ambulance Rescue Service (BEARS) are planning a car wash and bottle drive on Sunday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school bus garage in Bethel. We would like to invite members of our community to come support us during this fundraising event.  […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Graduate

    Western Governors  SALT LAKE CITY, UT —  Amberley Zangari of Bridgton has earned her Bachelor of Arts, Science (5-12, Bio) degree from Western Governors University (WGU). WGU has recognized 13,244 undergraduate and 8,930 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees in the last six months. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information […]

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    July 18, 2019

    Fundraiser to benefit Deering community center

    PARIS — Ripley & Fletcher Ford of 80 Main Street, Paris is sponsoring a Ford Drive 4UR Community fundraiser for the Deering Memorial Community Center of Paris. Ford will donate $20 to the Community Center for each person who tests drives a vehicle between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the […]

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