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Dee Menear is a staff writer for The Franklin Journal. She has reported local news in Oxford and Greater Franklin counties since 2013 and has a passion for connecting with local people and communities. Dee covers community and school news with a focus on Regional School Unit 9 and the Town of Wilton. She enjoys coffee, fly fishing, frequent trips to Seattle, learning local history, exploring the mountains of western Maine, and live music. If The Mallet Brothers Band or Ghost of Paul Revere are playing nearby, she is most likely in the front row. Dee earned her associate degree at Central Maine Community College and has won several Maine Press Association awards.

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  • Published
    February 22, 2020

    Making friends at the library

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Students ski, skate and ride at Sugarloaf

    The low-cost Ski/Skate program is offered to elementary students in MSAD 58 and Eustis schools.

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Snow much fun!

    Gilmore Hill in Kingfield was busy with sledders young and old last weekend. Kingfield Sno-wanderers held its annual sledding party on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Western Mountains Baptist Church party was held on Sunday, Feb. 16.

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Farmers’ Union has another great year

    FARMINGTON — At the annual meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 19 stockholders of the Farmington Farmers’ Union re-elected two Directors and approved a historic 14% Trade Allowance. Shareholders in the Farmers’ Union receive a patronage dividend check based on the amount of purchases done in the calendar year. In 2019 for each dollar spent at the […]

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    RSU 9 hires new support services director

    William ‘Bill’ Greenlaw will begin overseeing transportation and facilities operations beginning March 2.

  • Published
    February 21, 2020

    Owls in the library!

    The Chewonki Foundation Traveling Natural History Owls of Maine program was presented Wednesday, Feb. 19, at New Vineyard Public Library.

  • Published
    February 20, 2020

    RSU 9 Board of Directors Agenda – Tuesday, Feb. 25

    Mt. Blue Regional School District Board of Directors Agenda DATE: February 25, 2020 Place: The Forum – Mt. Blue Campus Time: 6:30pm I. Call to Order II. Pledge III. Public Comment IV. Report of the Chairperson A. Good news stories from Board/Administrator V. Superintendent’s Report-Tina Meserve A. Hires and Retirements B. Strategic Planning Update C. […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2020

    Mt. Blue State Park conditions

    WELD — Recent storms have increased the snow cover on the trails. Cold temperatures have kept the trails intact. All ski trails have been groomed, with a set track and are in good condition. Use caution on hills. The snowshoe trails are in good condition and sliding is fast on Center Hill. The snowmobile trails […]

  • Published
    February 19, 2020

    Paul Lees: Airman, fighter, hero

    Initials of World War II gunner from Livermore Falls found carved in English convalescent home.

  • Published
    February 19, 2020

    Wandering: Home

    I live in a typical rural Maine town. I have about 1,000 neighbors, give or take a few. We have a grocery store, a couple of gas stations, an offering of unique privately-owned eating establishments, art galleries, and a splattering of shopping opportunities. There are no traffic lights to slow down the already unhurried lifestyle most of us strive […]

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