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New restaurant to open in Fairbanks

FARMINGTON – Seafood and steak lovers, your prayers have been answered. Two veterans of the restaurant industry, Barbara and Peter Benoit of Wilton, plan to open Peter’s Seafood and Steaks next month…

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UMF announces $2.2 million in cuts coming

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington announced today it will be eliminating 14 and one half positions beginning July 1, 2009, as part of a reorganization overhaul to meet a…

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Chamber exceeds food donation goal

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce once again exceeded their goal of providing a holiday meal with many extras to 50 families this year, with a final count of 73…

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Warming center project needs your help

FARMINGTON – Three local churches are planning to operate a rotating warming center over the next three months, providing much-needed heat, food and friendship for residents in need this winter. But they…

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Federal funding to help Wausau employees

JAY – Federal funding has been approved and is now available to aid the 149 permanently laid-off mill workers at Wausau Paper Corp. The federal Trade Adjustment Assistance funding, which the Maine…

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Wilton to rejoin state retirement system

WILTON – Residents unanimously supported rejoining the state’s retirement system after a 23 year hiatus. Few people turned out for the special town meeting held Tuesday night, which featured a four-article warrant.…

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Franklin County budget approved

FARMINGTON – The budget committee approved a six-month transitional budget Monday evening, which will likely equal $2.48 million after the state’s figures for the jail are calculated. The budget is designed to…