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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, toddler Alaina, and bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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  • Published
    February 28, 2021

    Treat Memorial Library to offer ‘March Music Madness’

    LIVERMORE FALLS — Treat Memorial Library has added the following to its shelves: the picture book, “Milo Imagines the World” by Matt de la Pena, the romantic novel, “Much Ado about You” by Samantha Young, and the fantasy, “The Witch’s Heart” by Genevieve Gornichec. For more recommendations, tune in at noon Saturdays, March 13 and […]

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    February 27, 2021

    Agassiz Village summer camp opening doors to children in Maine

    POLAND — Agassiz Village, a nonprofit overnight summer camp on Thompson Lake, will open for the summer season of 2021, after much consideration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agassiz feels it is critical for youth to have camp, especially this summer. And for the first time in its 86-year history, Agassiz is opening its doors to […]

  • Published
    February 26, 2021

    Catholic endowments assist parishes in Farmington, Jay

    FARMINGTON — From providing nourishment to those in need of food, to offering warmth in the winter, St. Joseph Parish in Farmington and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay are able to better the lives of community members due to new parish social ministry endowments with the Catholic Foundation of Maine (CFM). Established in […]

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    February 25, 2021

    Area musicians invited to apply for scholarships

    ELLSWORTH — Musicians between the ages of 12 and 30 – who reside in Franklin or Somerset county and wish to pursue instruction or musical development on their chosen instrument(s) — are invited to apply to the Uncle Al Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. The scholarship supports further instruction or musical development of musicians […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Scholars society chooses Livermore Falls student

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has selected student Cansis Widger of Livermore Falls to become a member of the organization. The homeschooled student was recognized for superior academic achievement. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS […]

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    February 23, 2021

    Literacy Volunteers accepting poems for annual contest

    FARMINGTON — The annual Literacy Volunteers Poetry Contest, free and for all ages, is open now until Wednesday, March 31, for all residents of Franklin and Somerset counties and the towns of Livermore and Livermore Falls. First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected in each of five categories: Age 0-10, 11-17, 18-25, 26 and […]

  • Published
    February 23, 2021

    Mt. Abram High School announces honor students

    SALEM TOWNSHIP — Mt. Abram High School has announced its second quarter honor roll for the 2020-21 academic year. High honors: 93 or above in all academic subjects Grade 12: Brian Thane Dustin, Joshua Ireland, Clara Logan, Trenton Reed, Brecken Sargent, Patrick Storer, Camryn Wahl. Grade 11: Sara Galusha, Emily Marden, Caleb Thibodeau, Cameron Walters, […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2021

    Transportation programs for older adults get funding

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Charity Foundation Fund has awarded $82,500 to 11 nonprofit organizations that support community-based transportation programs, including changes in response to the pandemic and efforts to keep community members aged 60 and older socially connected during a time of physical distancing. Grant recipients include: SeniorsPlus, Lewiston, to help fund […]

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    February 20, 2021

    Scholarship available for agriculture education

    ELLSWORTH — Graduating seniors from Maine high schools who are National Future Farmers of America Organization members, and interested in pursuing a career in farming, agriculture or natural resources, can apply for a Ronald P. Guerrette FFA Scholarship through the Maine Community Foundation. The Guerrette FFA Scholarship Fund provides one $1,000 scholarship a year. The […]

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    February 20, 2021

    USDA temporarily suspends farm loan debt collections, foreclosures

    BANGOR — Due to the national public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). USDA will temporarily suspend nonjudicial […]

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