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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 13, 2019

    Task force dress swap open

    The Franklin County Children’s Task Force Dress Swap opens Tuesday, Feb. 12. The swap is the ideal place for girls to find the perfect dress with the Saturday, March 9 Father Daughter Dances at Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay and Strong Elementary School in Strong.

  • Published
    February 13, 2019

    Jay man recognized as one of top educators

    “This community is amazing. They support really good things. Great stuff happens in the western foothills of Maine. We just need more people to realize it,” Dan Ryder, Mt. Blue High School teacher

  • Published
    February 12, 2019

    Chesterville board nixes school withdrawal article

    The article will not be included in the warrant.

  • Published
    February 12, 2019

    Task force dress swap open

    Dress Swap opens Tuesday, Feb. 12.

  • Published
    February 12, 2019

    Mt. Blue’s Ryder recognized as one of top educators

    “This community is amazing. They support really good things. Great stuff happens in the western foothills of Maine. We just need more people to realize it,” Dan Ryder, Mt. Blue High School teacher

  • Published
    January 3, 2019

    Ice sets for local skating rinks

    The Mt Blue State Park in Weld and Kineowathe Park in Wilton ice rinks have opened for the season. It is anticipated the Hippach Field rink will open soon.

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    'The goal is to get these kids jobs in the trades'

    FARMINGTON — The construction crew gathered around a supervisor at the job site for a morning safety meeting and a review of the day’s work. Although the sun shone brightly against a cloudless blue sky, the December air was frigid. It was clear the carpenters were anxious to get moving — not only to tackle […]

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    'The goal is to get these kids jobs in the trades'

    FARMINGTON — The construction crew gathered around a supervisor at the job site for a morning safety meeting and a review of the day’s work. Although the sun shone brightly against a cloudless blue sky, the December air was frigid. It was clear the carpenters were anxious to get moving — not only to tackle […]

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    'The goal is to get these kids jobs in the trades'

    FARMINGTON — The construction crew gathered around a supervisor at the job site for a morning safety meeting and a review of the day’s work. Although the sun shone brightly against a cloudless blue sky, the December air was frigid. It was clear the carpenters were anxious to get moving — not only to tackle […]

  • Published
    December 21, 2018

    'The goal is to get these kids jobs in the trades'

    FARMINGTON — The construction crew gathered around a supervisor at the job site for a morning safety meeting and a review of the day’s work. Although the sun shone brightly against a cloudless blue sky, the December air was frigid. It was clear the carpenters were anxious to get moving — not only to tackle […]

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