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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2019

    Albert appointed acting superintendent following LeRoy’s exit

    JAY — Regional School Unit 73 directors named Spruce Mountain Middle School Principal Scott Albert as acting superintendent Thursday night, Jan. 10. The decision followed the acceptance of Superintendent Todd LeRoy’s resignation, effective that day. LeRoy was hired in August 2018 and given a two-year contract for $105,000 per year, $1,000 a month in lieu of […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2019

    World class dining at Foster CTE

    FARMINGTON — I had been anticipating a full dining experience at one of the area’s lesser-known eateries since I’d first learned about it two months ago. While I had enjoyed an impromptu meal at this restaurant the day I discovered it, I had yet to experience the restaurant fully-staffed. Once the busyness of the holiday […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Nordic skiing: Emma Charles, William Jordan win at icy Hornet Classic

    TURNER — Ice was the main concern of skiers Saturday morning at Leavitt Area High School, to which many of Maine’s nordic skiers flocked for the Leavitt Hornet Classic. In what was some skiers’ first classical nordic race of the season, the temperatures were in the single-digits and the hills in Leavitt’s course were covered […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Senators recognize Richard Davis

    FARMINGTON — Town Manager Richard Davis was recognized Friday for being named the 2018 Manager of the Year. Carlene Tremblay from Senator Susan Collins’ office presented Davis with a letter of congratulations from the senator. “Keep up the good work,” Tremblay said. Ben Tucker presented Davis with a proclamation from Senator Angus King. “Senator Angus King […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Axel receives protective vest

    FARMINGTON — K9 Axel of Farmington Police Department is the latest recipient of a protective ballistic vest through Maine K9 Vests, a non-profit organization run by the Robichaud family of Oxford. Wayne, Nicole and Justin Robichaud presented the personalized vest to Axel and his handler, Officer Michael Lyman on Friday, Jan.11. A K9 first aid kit, […]

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