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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 10, 2021

    St. Dom’s fifth graders send care packages to hospice patients, families

    LEWISTON — After learning about hospice care from Dr. Shauna McElrath, a specialist in palliative care for Central Maine Healthcare, the fifth graders at Saint Dominic Academy decided to lend a helping hand to the mission of caring for people experiencing advanced, life-limiting illnesses. “Last year, we were able to have Dr. McElrath come in […]

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    February 10, 2021

    United Way seeks volunteers to help write care cards

    FARMINGTON — United Way of the Tri-Valley Area has launched the United Way Care Card program to show appreciation for frontline workers — including, but not limited to, grocery store clerks, teachers and healthcare workers. Cards will also be distributed to individuals in nursing homes and other health care facilities throughout Greater Franklin County. “The […]

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    February 10, 2021

    United Way Community Change Challenge runs through February

    FARMINGTON — The fifth annual United Way Community Change Challenge kicked off Feb. 1 and extends this entire month. Last year area businesses raised over $6,000, proving that a little bit of change can add up quickly. It is not too late to join; any business, organization, school or group is welcome to sign up. […]

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    February 9, 2021

    Anglers to compete at Wilton ice fishing derby

    WILTON — The Wilton Fish & Game Association’s seventh annual Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Wilson Lake will be held Saturday, Feb. 13. The event coincides with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Free Fishing Weekend when any person (except those whose license has been suspended or revoked) may fish […]

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    February 6, 2021

    Bigs, Littles to be virtually ‘in the stands’ at Super Bowl

    LEWISTON — Bates College Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles from Connors Elementary School will be fans “in the stands” at Super Bowl LV — albeit in photo cut-outs — representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine at the big game in Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 6. The project is part of a […]

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    February 1, 2021

    Virtual statewide Arts Education Advocacy Day to be held Feb. 17

    AUGUSTA — All Maine residents will have a chance to attend Arts Education Advocacy Day this year. Normally held at the Augusta State House, but canceled last spring due to the pandemic, Advocacy Day will be presented virtually from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Organized by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education and […]

  • Published
    January 30, 2021

    Neighbors Driving Neighbors has new ride coordinator

    MT. VERNON — Neighbors Driving Neighbors has welcomed Misty Beck as its new ride coordinator. The nonprofit organization provides rides for people in Belgrade, Fayette, Mt. Vernon, Rome and Vienna. Beck will work part time while continuing to teach at the University of Farmington. She comes with many years of volunteer leadership and community involvement. […]

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    January 23, 2021

    United Way to host Webb Lake snowshoe walk

    WELD — A snowshoe walk will be hosted by United Way of the Tri-Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Webb Lake unit of Mt. Blue State Park. The walk will begin at the Webb Lake unit gate off the West Shore Road and make a two-mile loop over unplowed park […]

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    January 14, 2021

    ‘Junior Duck Stamp Challenge’ open for grades K to 12

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon is collaborating with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the 27th annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Challenge. The organization looks for Maine students to submit creative, innovative waterfowl art. Students will be able to submit an entry of approved waterfowl art into the competition. Designs are judged in four grade categories: […]

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    January 14, 2021

    SeniorsPlus announces January online education classes

    LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus has announced its online education center classes for January. Due to the pandemic and CDC guidelines, all classes are held virtually. Classes and workshops are free, unless noted. Classes Zoom 101: Using Video Technology to Stay Connected: From 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 or 29; instructor, SeniorsPlus staff; Zoom. Become […]

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