Local woman seeks to protect farmland, community area

KINGFIELD – It’s an issue facing small, rural communities across the state; farmland is up for sale. As a worsening economic climate combines with high transportation costs in an increasingly globalized economy,…

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Library fundraising banner stolen

FARMINGTON – A banner advertising the fundraising campaign for the public library’s roof repair project was taken over the weekend, and the staff wants it back. Head Librarian Melanie Taylor Coombs said…

Jail medical service contract to go back out to bid

FARMINGTON – County officials are planning on putting the Franklin County Jail’s medical service contract back out to bid, after the current contractor has stated its intention to pull out of the…

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Bicyclists complete country-wide trek

BAR HARBOR – A pair of Maine bicycling enthusiasts completed a journey of mammoth proportions last week, when they ceremonially dipped their tires into the surf at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park. Those…

New dean to direct new UMF master’s program

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington President Theodora J. Kalikow is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Philip A. Griswold as the university’s new assistant dean of the UMF College…