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    May 19, 2019

    Search for Maine’s summertime celebs

    An interactive map of Maine’s most famous seasonal residents and visitors.

  • Published
    December 4, 2018

    Lewiston names public works director

    LEWISTON — The city announced Monday that Dale Doughty, a veteran employee of the Maine Department of Transportation, has been named director of the Department of Public Works. Doughty will take over for Dave Jones, who has led the department for the past two decades.  City Administrator Ed Barrett announced the decision Monday, saying Doughty […]

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    December 1, 2018

    Rangeley Community Chrous to perform annual holiday concert

    Rangeley Community Chorus will present their annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St., Rangeley. It will feature classic Christmas music and original holiday works from the full chorus as well as soloists and small group selections, poetry and readings. RCC is under the direction […]

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    November 30, 2018

    Franklin Savings names donation recipients

    FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings recently announced nonprofit donation recipients in the FSB Community 150 initiative. In all, 60 nonprofits were named to share the donation of $150,000 from the bank’s Community Development Foundation. In each of Franklin, Oxford, Somerset and Hancock counties, the top nominated nonprofit received $10,000; the second most nominated nonprofit, $7,500; and […]

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    November 28, 2018

    Rangeley Lakes boat inspection season ends with no invasive plants found

    RANGELEY — Volunteers for Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust patrolled more than 90 miles of shoreline in the Rangeley Lakes region last summer looking for invasive plants. Not one was been found. Taking to kayaks or canoes, teams of patrollers paddled along the shoreline mapping plants throughout August and September, when the plants are at peak. The […]

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    November 23, 2018

    Katahdin Woods and Waters saw an increase in visitors during the summer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument saw a modest increase in visitors this summer, and the superintendent hopes for even more visitors once highway signs are installed. Overall, the number of visitors to the 87,500-acre property grew about 5 percent based on year-to-year data at existing road counters, Superintendent Tim Hudson said. This year, […]

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    November 23, 2018

    Mt. Blue Middle School first quarter honor roll students

    FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue Middle School has announced its honor roll students for the first quarter. High Honors Grade 8: Madison Allen, Rosabelle Armstrong, McKenzie Berry, Luke Brown, Elsie Campbell, Emma Casavant, Sherilyn Chick, Katie Cilley, Katelyn Daggett, Jet Decker, Emma Dunn, Mckella Ford, Elijah Guerrette, Nathan Hall, Emily Hammond, Abigail Hatch, Dustyn Hinkley, Alexis […]

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    November 11, 2018

    Penobscot Nation ambassador calls on Skowhegan to retire ‘Indians’ nickname

    SKOWHEGAN — The tribal ambassador from the Penobscot Nation this month called on the Board of Directors of Skowhegan-based School Administrative District 54 to retire the nickname “Indians” for their high school sports teams. It wasn’t the first time such a request had been made. Maulian Dana, a resident of the Penobscot Indian Reservation, near […]

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    February 24, 2018

    Vinalhaven tops Rangeley in D South girls’ basketball final

    Brooke Egan of Rangeley shoots over Deja Doughty of Vinalhaven during the fourth quarter in Augusta on Saturday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal) AUGUSTA — A rare charge call against Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes lit a fire in the Vinalhaven senior. That was the spark the Vikings needed to repeat as Class D South girls’ basketball regional champions, which […]

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    April 22, 2012

    Misery Gore. China. Meddybemps. Bangor. Poland. Amity. Cornville. Maine names: Behind the state’s unusual place names are our hopes, ancestors, religion, colorful characters and imaginations.

    Have you ever driven down a Maine road and seen a sign that made you wonder just where on Earth our names come from? Meddybemps. Mars Hill. Argyle. Misery Gore. That last one might have made you want to turn back. There are some pretty odd place names in Maine and, especially for those with […]