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Dee Menear is a staff writer for The Franklin Journal. She has reported local news in Oxford and Greater Franklin counties since 2013 and has a passion for connecting with local people and communities. Dee covers community and school news with a focus on Regional School Unit 9 and the Town of Wilton. She enjoys coffee, fly fishing, frequent trips to Seattle, learning local history, exploring the mountains of western Maine, and live music. If The Mallet Brothers Band or Ghost of Paul Revere are playing nearby, she is most likely in the front row. Dee earned her associate degree at Central Maine Community College and has won several Maine Press Association awards.

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  • Published
    February 22, 2019

    Library brings ocean life to the mountains

    Nearly 70 children, parents and grandparents attended a hands-on tide pool presentation Tuesday, Feb. 19 at New Vineyard Library. The educational event was presented by Chewonki Foundation Traveling Natural History Program.

  • Published
    February 22, 2019

    UTV helpful in backcountry operations

    KINGFIELD — Fire Chief Fred Nichols said the newest piece of equipment acquired by the department is much needed for rescue and firefighting operations in the remote backcountry terrain serviced by the department. The versatile 2018 Can-Am Defender utility vehicle came with a hefty price tag but thanks to a trio of grants totaling $30,500, […]

  • Published
    February 22, 2019

    Wilton revisits CMP article wording

    WILTON — The Board of Selectpersons Tuesday revisited and finalized wording for an upcoming special town meeting warrant which addresses continued support of Central Maine Power’s transmission line project. Initially, the town filed a letter of support for the $950 million, 145-mile New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line which will deliver power generated by Hydro-Quebec in […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2019

    Kingfield Town Office receives mass mailing of resident’s public records

    It is unknown who sent 24 packets containing court and arrest records, or why.

  • Published
    February 20, 2019

    Androscoggin Land Trust hosts supermoon snowshoe hike

    ‘We are hopeful people will continue to use the trails as a way to connect with the Androscoggin River and to enjoy the outdoors.’

  • Published
    February 20, 2019

    Farmington dogsled race preserves Maine tradition

    The only dogsledding competition left in Maine saw a successful weekend with a turnout of more than 50 racers.

  • Published
    February 19, 2019

    Bringing the seashore to the mountains

    Nearly 70 children, parents and grandparents learn about the ocean creatures that dwell along Maine’s rocky shoreline.

  • Published
    February 19, 2019

    Farmington dogsled race preserves Maine tradition

    The only dogsledding competition left in Maine saw a successful weekend with a turnout of more than 50 racers.

  • Published
    February 15, 2019

    New Sharon to host Meet the Candidates social

    New Sharon residents will have the opportunity to meet the candidates seeking election for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen.

  • Published
    February 15, 2019

    Four vie for two Eustis seats

    Four candidates are seeking to fill two seats on the Eustis Board of Selectmen. Elections will be held on Friday, March 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.

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