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    February 19, 2019

    To our valued readers

    In two weeks we will be making changes to The Franklin Journal.  The content you now find in our Tuesday publication will be available in the Livermore Falls Advertiser on Wednesdays.  This means that as of March 2, the Tuesday edition of the Franklin Journal will cease publication. The Friday Franklin Journal will not change. We will always bring you the best […]

  • Published
    February 8, 2019

    Moriah Reusch wins Franklin County Spelling Bee

    FARMINGTON — Moriah Reusch, an eighth grade student at Mt. Blue Middle School (MBMS), was the champion speller at the Franklin County Spelling Bee held Feb. 5 at the Forum on the Mt. Blue Campus. Bee governor and MBMS principal James Black introduced the judges, the 14 partipating students from seven area schools and Bee Master […]

  • Published
    February 8, 2019

    Help wanted: RSU 9 facing hiring challenge

    FARMINGTON — “It is a little bit of a challenge filling support staff positions in our district schools,” said Tina Meserve, Regional School Unit 9 superintendent. “These are good paying positions with benefits. They do not require a college diploma.” There are more than a dozen ed tech positions open, as well as custodial and bus driver […]

  • Published
    February 8, 2019

    Voters to consider CMP support, Forster Mill funding

    A public hearing and special town meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5 so voters can consider accepting grant and loan funding for cleanup of the former Forster Manufacturing site. Voters will also weigh in on whether or not to continue supporting Central Maine Power’s transmission line.

  • Published
    February 1, 2019

    Pup helps young readers

    NEW SHARON — Young readers at Cape Cod Hill School welcomed a wonderfully unique – and unusually furry – guest recently. Jasper, a therapy and emotional support dog, owned by Principal Lisa Sinclair visited the school to listen to first-grade students read out loud. “First grade is the year of learning to read and our students are at […]

  • Published
    February 1, 2019

    Mad Hatters Quilters – A patchwork of personalities, projects and purpose

    PHILLIPS — The ladies gathered around the tables, which had been arranged to facilitate individual work space, easy conversation, and assistance if needed. Amidst friendly greetings and catching up on each other’s doings over the past couple weeks, they organized their current project materials and settled in for a day of quilting at Dark Star […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    Open house postponed

    FARMINGTON — The Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser open house scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled. As always, feel free stop by our office, 187 Wilton Rd., or call us at 778-2075 with questions, concerns and story ideas.

  • Published
    January 23, 2019

    Ice harvest at Norlands

    LIVERMORE — For the first time since fire destroyed the barn and ice house in 2008, the Norlands will host an ice harvest for the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Director Sheri Leahan said five or six staff/volunteers will be on Bartlett Pond. 12-18 inch blocks of ice will be cut, transported […]

  • Published
    January 23, 2019

    Engineering needed for robotics program

    JAY — Spruce Mountain Area Robotics Team 3930 (SMART) is two weeks into the build season for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and realizing how much engineering is involved. Advisor Daniel Lemieux said, “It blows my mind how complex this game is. People don’t realize the amount of engineering involved.” Monday SMART members spent much […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2019

    Turcotte, Baker keep Phoenix on flight path to success

    JAY — During the middle of an interview, Spruce Mountain’s Haley Turcotte spoke up and politely asked if she could answer a previous question. She looked over at teammate Calley Baker for a moment and the pair chimed in about forward Julianne Doiron’s return to the basketball team and contribution to the Phoenix’s success this […]

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