Maine Agricultural Trade Show online Jan. 19 to 23

Continuing the tradition of camaraderie, education and innovation in a virtual format

AUGUSTA — The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s 80th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show is scheduled for Tuesday to Saturday, Jan. 19 to 23. The five-day all-online ATS features a mixture of agricultural and forestry presentations, discussion and networking opportunities. Registration is encouraged but not required. All ATS events are free and open to the public. All programming will […]

Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

LEWISTON — Due to COVID-19 and an increase in the homebound in need, supporting Meals on Wheels in the community is appreciated more than ever. Volunteers are needed in a number of roles. There are opportunities for Meals on Wheels delivery routes and virtual opportunities in assisting with educational class presentations and other client assistance. For more information and to […]

Online Wal-Mart purchases support United Way through January 29

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Wal-Mart is kicking off 2021 by supporting communities across the U.S. through its round-up and donate campaign. From Jan. 4 through Jan. 29 customers can add a donation to United Way at the online checkout when they make a purchase through or on the Wal-Mart app. Donations will be distributed to United Way Worldwide and local United Ways […]

Online updates for agricultural industry offered January 13 

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two online updates with information specific to the agricultural industry 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13. “Recognizing Herbicide Injury in Potatoes” will be presented by North Dakota State University Extension potato agronomist Andy Robinson, followed by “The Steps Used in ELISA Tests” with University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology […]

Martin Luther King Day service going virtual

The guest speaker this year is Dr. Nirav Shah
Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry Annual Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Monday Jan. 18, 2021 at noon on Zoom

FARMINGTON — This year Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry will be celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Zoom. The service will start at noon. Because zoom capacity is limited, prior registration will be required for the event — the registration link is Once you have completed this form you will be sent a receipt of your […]

FMH COVID-19 vaccine community update

In late December we began immunizing our care team members at Franklin Memorial Hospital. To date 455 staff have been immunized. Since then we have additionally been rapidly laying out our plans for immunizing our community based on guidelines from the Maine CDC. The rising rates of infection and hospitalizations in Maine and our community point out the importance and […]

Maine leaders commit to slowing spread of Emerald Ash Borer

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has announced that it will employ an Emergency Order under Maine State Forester Patty Cormier’s authority to continue emerald ash borer regulation in the state. This decision follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announcement of plans to deregulate EAB effective Jan. 14. EAB poses […]

Mountain Meetings

  WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom Carrabassett Valley School Committee meets at 5:00 via Zoom.   THURSDAY, JAN. 14 Rangeley School Board meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom   MONDAY, JAN. 18 Kingfield Board of Selectmen meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom Rangeley Board of Selectmen meets at 6 p.m. via Zoom New […]

Free farm food safety planning offered

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension are offering a free three-session introduction on farm food safety planning from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. “Farm Food Safety Planning Made Simple” topics include essentials needed in a farm’s food safety plan, farm-specific risks, best practices for standard operating […]

Allied Physical Therapy in good hands with new owners

  FARMINGTON — Dennis and Stephanie Flanagan announce a new chapter at Allied Physical Therapy. New owners, Justin and Kathryn Longhurst, purchased the clinic from the Flanagans Jan. 4. Both Dennis and Stephanie will continue to be a part of the company as they will be working on a per diem basis. “I could not be happier,” says Dennis “than […]