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Pam Harnden, of Wilton, has been a staff writer for The Franklin Journal since 2012. Since 2015, she has also written for the Livermore Falls Advertiser and Sun Journal. She covers Livermore and Regional School Unit 73 school board meetings. She writes about people and community events in the greater Franklin County area and is the go-to person for school robotics competitions. Pam is a member of the Old Crow Indian Band and a supervisor for the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District. She enjoys cooking, gardening, flower arranging, reading, music and spending time with her grandchildren. Pam has a bachelor's degree from the University of Maine at Orono and has been involved personally and professionally with numerous agricultural endeavors.

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  • Published
    December 9, 2019

    Free Christmas party Sunday in Jay

    JAY — There will be a free Christmas party at the VFW Hall on Jewel Street Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the VFW and its Auxiliary, any children ages 10 and under and their families are invited to attend. There will be a pancake breakfast with Mrs. Claus and […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2019

    Farmington Board of Selectmen Dec. 10 agenda

    The agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 10 Farmington Board of Selectmen meeting has been announced.

  • Published
    December 4, 2019

    Regular deer season ends with more success

    JAY — The firearms season came to a close this past Saturday. It was a weather-packed last week of hunting, with the last few days really windy and very cold. There were periods of rain and some snow, so a mixed bag of everything. When the third week came to an end, Carroll Goodine got […]

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    December 4, 2019

    Middle school teams do well at LEGO qualifier

    Spruce Mountain Middle School had four teams competing at the Maine FIRST LEGO League Western Maine Qualifier at Spruce Mountain High School on Saturday, Nov. 23. Three have moved on to the state meet in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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    December 4, 2019

    Spruce Mountain Schools: Meet the staff!

    Spruce Mountain Primary School Tracey Butterfield is a Kindergarten teacher at the primary school. She began her career in 1989 in MSAD #36 teaching first grade. Four years later she began teaching first grade at Jay Elementary School. After 14 years in first grade she then taught second grade for ten years, still at JES. […]

  • Published
    December 4, 2019

    Thanksgiving baskets given to 225 Tri-Town families

    With a well-designed system in place, 225 Thanksgiving baskets were given to area families on Monday afternoon, Nov. 25.

  • Published
    December 4, 2019

    Livermore board told of road work

    Highway Foreman Roger Ferland told Livermore Selectpersons Tuesday Waters Hill Road paving was completed and two days last week were spent on emergency culvert work on the River Road.

  • Published
    December 1, 2019

    Spruce football meeting is Dec. 4

    Parents and community members are invited to attend the 6 p.m. meeting in the Spruce Mountain Middle School cafeteria to discuss the future of the football program.

  • Published
    December 1, 2019

    Spruce Mountain to perform Sister Act

    JAY — Spruce Mountain High School will be performing the musical comedy Sister Act this weekend. Showtimes at the high school are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7. A matinee performance is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $10 for adults or $7 for students and seniors. They must be purchased […]

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    November 29, 2019

    Farmington team wins LEGO competition

    Smart Fun Engineers, the team from private school Smart Fun Learning Adventures, took home the Champion’s Award and first place for robot performance at the FIRST LEGO League Western Maine Qualifier held Saturday, Nov. 23 in Jay.

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