Deadline extended for response to lawsuit about veteran's shooting death
A judge has extended the deadline for Farmington officials to submit a response to a lawsuit alleging the wrongful death of a 28-year-old U.S. Army veteran who was shot and killed by a Farmington police officer in 2011.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Second winter storm this week expected in Waterville, Augusta areas tonight
Between six and eight inches of snow are predicted to fall in central Maine overnight Tuesday following the near foot most areas got Sunday.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
University of Maine at Farmington professor donates $288 to town to preserve local compost center
A local professor donated $288 to the town to preserve the license for a compost center while the town and university study the feasibility of adopting the project.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Advertiser Democrat
UMF Creative Writing Seniors present original work at Senior Reading, Dec. 12
This free and open to the public reading takes place at Held twice a year, this event features graduating seniors reading from their portfolio of original works in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
University of Maine at Farmington student's create prosthetics as artwork
A group of students rethought their concepts of limitations and abilities this week as part of a sculpture project at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Skowhegan, Farmington, other ski, tubing areas opening soon
COOL: Dave Beers uses a propane heating torch to thaw frozen equipment on one of the two new snow guns at Eaton Mountain in Skowhegan on Wednesday.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Former Franklin County Sheriff marks time as national weather observer in Farmington
With a Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration patch pinned over a sheriff's department logo on his sweatshirt, former Franklin County Sheriff Dennis Pike opened the hatch to the worn box that holds his weather measurement tools and checked a thermometer for the day's lowest temperature.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Earmuffs designer would have faced stiff challenges today
When former resident Chester Greenwood filed a patent 136 years ago for his earmuffs design, he became an enduring local symbol of innovation and business acumen; but he might have had a more difficult time achieving the same success today.
Language specific in Greenwood's ear muff patent
When Chester Greenwood came up with his famous invention 136 years ago, he had to protect his idea by filing paperwork on his invention, titled "Improvement in ear-mufflers," with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Mandela's death touches many in central Maine
Nelson Mandela's legacy will be one of reconciliation, peacemaking and service, central Maine scholars and residents from southern Africa said Friday.
Farmington police seek help identifying shoplifting suspect
Police say a woman walked out of Reny's department store wearing a new pair of boots, ones she didn't pay for.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Our Opinion: For schools, losing accreditation not necessarily a problem
For years, that has meant accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, a private, nonprofit organization that conducts comprehensive school reviews on a 10-year cycle.
Beloin in UMF Senior Reading
Student writers in the state's only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will read from their original work during the University of Maine at Farmington Fall 2013 Creative Writing Senior Reading.
Franklin County contributions to Lac-Megantic total nearly $60,000
The final installment of nearly $60,000 from Franklin County fundraising efforts to help the neighboring Quebec town of Lac-Megantic was delivered this week.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Maine Policy Scholars Class of 2013-14 announced
Maine Community Foundation has announced the Maine Policy Scholars 2013-2014 class.
Bangor Daily News
Early winter weather a boon for Maine ski areas
Local ski hills and huge resorts alike are gearing up for a busy season as wintry weather arrives early in the state.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Parents of troubled veteran killed by Farmington police officer 2 years ago sue chief, town
The parents of a veteran suffering from PTSD who was shot and killed more than two years ago in front of the Farmington Police Station have filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against the officer who shot and killed Justin Michael Crowley-Smilek on Nov. 19, 2011, his boss and the town.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Farmington businesses to host Cider Monday in reaction to Cyber Monday
In an effort to combat Cyber Monday, Farmington downtown businesses will be holding "Cider Monday" today and giving customers an appreciative free cup of cider as thanks for shopping locally and in person, instead of online.