Food assistance still available at many Maine parishes during COVID-19 outbreak

AUBURN — Food pantries, soup kitchens and other assistance programs are still operating safely under CDC guidelines at parishes throughout Maine. This is a partial…

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Winterkids donates $25,000 to Sugarloaf Ski Club kids fund

WESTBROOK — Skiers and snowboarders raised $562,000 at the Downhill 24 for the Maine nonprofit that helps kids to get outside and active more often…

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UMF donates needed toilet paper to Riverview in Augusta

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington recently donated 320 rolls of needed toilet paper to the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta. A necessity for…

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UMF pitches in to help school district with food program for kids

FARMINGTON — Adam Vigue, general manager of University of Maine at Farmington’s Sodexo food service, and Doug Winslow, executive chef, jumped in to help Regional…

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Very Basics Fund seeks donations, volunteers, mask-makers to help with crisis

Very Basics Fund seeks donations, volunteers, mask-makers to help with crisis The United Way of Tri-Valley area is coordinated a number of initiatives to help…

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Central, western Maine communities, organizations awarded bicentennial grants

AUGUSTA — The Maine Bicentennial Commission has awarded its second round of Bicentennial Community Grants, disbursing a total of $432,290 among 133 applicants. The grants…

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Thomas College TRIO students visit Maine State House

Students from Thomas College’s TRIO Program, which supports first-generation college students, recently visited the Maine State House and met with local lawmakers. Pictured, form left,…

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More central, western Maine events canceled

A variety of events that had been scheduled for upcoming weeks have been canceled or postponed. Information about how to find out about future events…

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Jay student is awarded Legislature’s Memorial Scholarship for Franklin County

AUGUSTA – Lilly Towers of Jay is this year’s Franklin County recipient of the Maine Legislature’s $1,000 Memorial Scholarship. Towers is a psychology major at…

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Farmington Falls Fire Co. chicken BBQ, yard sale is July 11

FARMINGTON — Although July doesn’t come for a few more months, it is never too early to start planning ahead. The Farmington Falls Fire Co.,…

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