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Pine Tree Amendment citizens continue to advocate for protected rights

A multi-generational team of Mainers is campaigning for an amendment that would enshrine environmental rights in the Maine Constitution’s Declaration of Rights. The Pine Tree Amendment (PTA) is a proposed amendment to the Maine State Constitution that would secure the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment for all people in Maine, […]

Up and down the Kennebec Valley: Early Augusta Families – Part 1

by Mary Grow The three people whose diaries Charles Nash excerpted in his 1904 Augusta history, and who provided old weather records for last week’s article, were members of some of the first families to settle in the area. Martha Ballard came to Hallowell in October 1777, two years after her husband Ephraim brought his […]

Lindsay Hamilton is Carrabec’s Principal’s Award winner

Lindsay Hamilton, daughter of Matthew and Marsha, of Clinton, a senior at Carrabec High School, in North Anson, has been selected to receive the 2023 Principal’s Award, according to Principal Peter Campbell. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement, citizenship and leadership. According […]

Vassalboro Community School second quarter honor roll (2022)

GRADE 8 High honors: Bryson Stratton. Honors: Madison Burns, Peyton Dowe, Xavier Foss, Adalyn Glidden, Kylie Grant, Caspar Hooper, Jack Malcolm, Henry Olson, Noah Pooler, Grady Sounier, Payton Thorndike, and Mackullen Tolentino. Honorable mention: Owen Couture, Ryley Desmond, Eilah Dillaway, Bailey Goforth, Spencer Hughes, Bryella Leighton, Olivia Leonard, Sawyer Livingstone, Alexis Mitton, Josslyn Ouellette, and […]

Madison Legion Auxiliary turkey pie sale nets $2,295

The turkey pie sales were so popular last year, members of the American Legion Auxiliary Tardiff-Belanger Unit #39, Madison, decided to sell them again. Recently they made and sold turkey pies (162 to be exact) with the proceeds to benefit local food pantries. Reny’s of Madison donated 100 pie plates, Apple Tree Bakery gave discounted […]

Spectrum ice fishing derby returns

The Annual Gene & Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby will take place on Sunday, February 19, at the Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold Street, in Waterville. This mid-winter tradition for ice fishing enthusiasts and families is celebrating its 25th anniversary year! Established by Maine’s great outdoorsman and his wife, Gene and Lucille Letourneau, the ice […]

Community response overwhelms the Bakos

by Connie Bellet Ann and Peter Bako have given their time, energy, and resources to people of the greater community all their lives. Their tragic house fire of January 5th turned their lives upside down and prompted an avalanche of aid, which is desperately needed, but the couple feels a simple “Thank you” is not […]