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    January 11, 2019

    Winter Games underway at Mallett

    FARMINGTON — W.G. Mallett School students and staff kicked off the WinterKids Winter Games Monday, Jan 7 with an Olympic-style opening ceremony. Students carried torches and marched in a parade of flags much like athletes do in the worldwide event. The WinterKids Winter Games is a physical and nutritional competition that encourages young children to […]

  • Published
    January 11, 2019

    Transition team forms to assist Barclay employees

    WILTON — The Board of Selectmen held an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss ways to assist those affected by the loss of the town’s largest employer, Barclaycard US. The company announced Tuesday it will close its Wilton call center March 31, leaving 227 people without jobs. Barclaycard US, operated by UK-based Barclays Bank, is a […]

  • Published
    January 9, 2019

    Plourde welcomed back

    JAY — Several students gathered at Spruce Mountain High School before 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, to welcome back their principal. “Oh my goodness! I’m super. This is so good. Thank you guys, I am so happy,” TJ Plourde said. One student said everyone was so happy when it was announced Thursday that Plourde would […]

  • Published
    January 8, 2019

    Moon landing remembered in FIRST Robotics Competition

    REGION — On January 5 the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game Destination: Deep Space was revealed. Members of Mt. Blue High School’s team, the Blue Crew, watched the reveal from advisor’s Richard Wilde’s room. After the reveal, they began brainstorming on what features their robot should have. FRC is an international high school robotics program. […]

  • Published
    January 8, 2019

    Hippach rink open

    FARMINGTON — The Hippach Field skating rink and warming hut opened for the season on Dec. 30. The rink, operated by the recreation department, is open to the public. There is no fee to use the rink. Weather permitting, the rink is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The rink is closed during heavy […]

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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 […]

  • Published
    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.

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