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2009-12-28 10:25:00

KINGFIELD, Maine, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Poland Spring Water Company joined first responders and firefighters from Franklin County yesterday for the inaugural emergency training and helicopter landing at the recently constructed Kingfield helipad. Poland Spring donated $6,500 to the Fireman's Association of Franklin County and helped secure Tax Increment Financing (TIF) money to build and pave the helipad, now located behind the Kingfield Fire Station. A two hour classroom and...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - A plan to develop a wind-power facility on mountains in remote Franklin County includes a two-part conservation agreement for other mountaintops in Oxford and Franklin counties. TransCanada Corp. will celebrate the deal with conservation groups and the state during a gathering at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Augusta Country Club on Route 202 in Manchester. The agreement includes an easement to protect 1,100 acres of ridgeline in the Boundary...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

Plum Creek has until Oct. 14 to decide whether to accept a generous offer from the Land Use Regulation Commission to endorse its application to rezone land around Moosehead Lake for development. The company must decide whether to accept modest changes to the plan recommended by LURC staff. LURC, by moving some development away from water bodies and setting standards for both development and conservation, has improved the plan. At the same time, approval of Plum Creek's plan sets a dangerous...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By JOHN HOLYOKE When October rolls around, many Maine outdoors enthusiasts forget all about lakes, ponds and streams and start foraging for shotgun shells and orange caps. Make no mistake, ruffed grouse hunters are out and about - their season started Wednesday - but that doesn't mean there's not a pile of aquatic options available. In fact, many diehard anglers will tell you (as long as you agree not to let anyone else in on the secret) that come October, they enjoy some of the best...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF It's officially Plum Creek's call. State regulators gave Plum Creek a formal answer Wednesday nearly 3 1/2 years after the company unveiled Maine's largest development proposal: Either accept our changes to your Moosehead Lake plan or risk walking away empty-handed. Plum Creek officials, who have until Oct. 14 to respond to the Land Use Regulation Commission, said they were glad to see their proposal moving forward. "We're pleased to be at this...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Anonymous As the complex and long-lasting controversy over the development of a huge tract of land around Moosehead Lake draws to an end, one thing that was always true is coming sharply into focus: No possible plan could have satisfied all the people with an interest in the area. Compromising fully on the goals of the Plum Creek Timber Co., the Land Use Regulation Commission, the people of the Greenville area, tourists, economic development advocates, environmental groups, land-...

2008-09-27 15:00:19

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Ed Kfoury and Nancy Perlson of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust were recognized Friday for their efforts that "go above and beyond" to serve Maine's outdoors interests, fish and wildlife resources and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Under the guidance of Kfoury, the president of the trust since its inception in 1991, and Perlson, the executive director, the organization has conserved 12,500 acres of important wildlife habitat, 45...

2008-09-10 15:00:21

FARMINGTON - Sandy River Players will hold auditions for its January production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the University of Maine at Farmington's Alumni Theater. Roles for actors singers and dancers of various ages plus technical positions are available. The show will be directed by Jayne Decker with music by Philip Carlsen. Rehearsals will begin in October. For more information, contact Jayne at...

2008-08-27 15:01:10

FARMINGTON - Chandler and Charlie Woodcock of Farmington will lead the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area's 29th annual campaign this fall. A campaign goal has been set at $395,000 to help fund area health and social service agencies that assist vulnerable populations. A campaign kickoff will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the North Dining Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington. "Charlie and Chandler are well known in the community and have tremendous experience and...

2008-08-21 15:00:33

DAVIS TOWNSHIP - An 81-year-old Massachusetts man died after he was swept by a wave into the waters of Kennebago Lake on Wednesday. The man and a friend were attempting to bring their 16-foot Rangeley boat parallel to shore when a wind-driven wave swept the man out of the boat and into rough water, according to Sgt. John Blagdon of the Maine Warden Service. A Rangeley boat is a small canoe-shaped rowboat, often used for fishing. The accident occurred at about 11 a.m. on the lake, part...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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