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    August 16, 2018

    ‘Unmentionables’ often an overlooked need for youth

    FARMINGTON — Preparations for a new school year usually mean shopping for brand-new clothing and shoes, and fresh supply of notebooks and pencils. For many families, school shopping can be a stressful financial time and items are often overlooked. A couple from Strong realized there was a need for children to have new, clean underwear and […]

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    August 16, 2018

    RSU 9 superintendent comes full circle

    FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 Superintendent Tina Meserve has returned to the district she graduated from in 1985. Meserve, of Livermore, took over district leadership from Dr. Tom Ward on July 1. Meserve’s connection with the district and surrounding community is deep and full of successes. She transferred to the district at the start of […]

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    August 16, 2018

    RSU 9 scales back behavioral program

    FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 directors learned Tuesday that a program to help students with their behavior will only be available for kindergarten through second grade this coming year. Money for the program, Pathways for All Learners, was approved for kindergarten through fifth grade students in the 2018-19 budget. However, the program was scaled back because […]

  • Published
    August 13, 2018

    Sun shines on Family Fun Days

    CHESTERVILLE – Friends and families gathered under blue skies Saturday for the 2nd Annual Chesterville Family Fun Day and parade. It was a day filled with exceptional food, lively music and fun activities. Event Coordinator Kim Lessard said, “Prior to last year, we had not had anything like this in 20 years. It was high time we […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    RSU 9 focuses on proficiency-based learning

    FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 administrators held a community forum Tuesday to give parents, students, staff and community members the chance to share thoughts and concerns about proficiency-based learning standards. Nearly 100 people attended the forum, which included discussion groups and a question-and-answer session with a panel of education administrators and college admissions representatives. […]

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    August 9, 2018

    Wilton accepts bid proposals

    WILTON — Several bids were considered at the Wilton Board of Selectpersons meeting Tuesday night. Public Works foreman Dale Roberts recommended work to the highway department garage doors be awarded Lennie Bolduc Carpentry of Peru. Roberts said Bolduc’s low bid of $11,534 fell close to his estimate of $15,000. Roberts also recommended awarding work on […]

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    August 9, 2018

    Farmington D…. local food, local flavors

    FARMINGTON — Rachael Jackson of Wilton is no stranger to the restaurant business. She owned and operated two western Maine eating establishments – a seasonal restaurant at the former Trail’s End Motel in Rumford Point and the Bear River Cabins in Newry. Next month, Jackson will open Farmington D…. in what used to be Boivin’s Harvest […]

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