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    January 8, 2019

    Permit approved for new Wilton restaurant

    WILTON — The planning board voted unanimously Thursday, Jan. 3 to approve a business use permit for a new restaurant, owned and operated by Don and Mary Beane of Wilton, pending approval of all applicable state and local permits. The Beanes have purchased the former Athena’s Pizza Restaurant, 843 US Route 2 East. The building has […]

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    January 4, 2019

    Phillips resident receives Boston Post Cane

    PHILLIPS — Laura Toothaker received the Boston Post Cane Friday, Dec. 28 in a ceremony acknowledging her as the town’s oldest resident.   In 1909, the Boston Post sent gold-headed canes to 700 New England towns, asking that they be given to the oldest male resident. In 1930, the honor was changed to include both […]

  • Published
    January 3, 2019

    Exhibit features Maine’s continued Olympic contribution

    KINGFIELD — Winter weather did not deter people from attending the unveiling of a new Ski Museum of Maine exhibit Friday, Dec. 28. In fact, the museum was packed with guests for the opening reception of “Maine Olympians: from the Pine Tree State to the World Stage”. “Maine has had an athlete or coach in […]

  • Published
    January 2, 2019

    Homeless and looking for a chance

    Editor’s Note: The family name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children.  FARMINGTON — Molly Williams and her family jumped at an opportunity to move from the west coast to Maine in January 2017. Williams, her significant other and their children were making the move to care for a family friend on […]

  • Published
    December 31, 2018

    A lesson in sharing

    Students in Stacey Augustine’s kindergarten class at W.G. Mallett School learned about the importance of giving and sharing.

  • Published
    December 31, 2018

    Students, staff celebrated through social media

    Regional School Unit 9 Superintendent Tina Meserve is using social media to keep the community up-to-date on the variety of events, activities, and special happenings throughout the district.

  • Published
    December 27, 2018

    Shelter challenged with space, funding

    Western Maine Homeless Outreach, 547 Wilton Rd, has been a much-needed, and highly-used resource since November 2013. Located in the basement of Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Farmington, the shelter has served hundreds of people and the need is only increasing.

  • Published
    December 27, 2018

    Wilton fire department faces increase in calls

    Fire Chief Sonny Dunham told selectpersons Tuesday, Dec. 18 that the department was facing an increase in calls.

  • Published
    December 25, 2018

    Students gain experience at VEX robotics event

    Spruce Mountain High School pre-engineering students showed grit and determination during a recent VEX robotics competition in Dover-Foxcroft, said instructor Daniel Lemieux.

  • Published
    December 25, 2018

    Snow days discussed

    Regional School Unit 73 directors discussed snow days at the December 20 board meeting. To date, there have been three school cancellations in the district due to weather conditions.

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