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Another Maine high school cancels its varsity football season  Bangor Daily News

A second Maine high school football program has pulled the plug on its 2019 varsity schedule.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from ...



RSU 56 budget passes on third try; referendum vote Sept. 17  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Voters by a show of hands approved a budget for Regional School Unit 56 on Tuesday night, but the spending plan still faces a referendum in the ...



Dirigo High School recognizes students for achievements  Lewiston Sun Journal

Ethan Couture of Dixfield, a senior at Dirigo High School, received the 2019 Principal's Award on April 6. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' ...



Dirigo High School grads encouraged to be adventurous  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Forty-five seniors who received their diplomas Friday evening at Dirigo High School were encouraged to be themselves and not be try to meet ...



Dirigo High School student talks about struggles with autism  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Students at T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School learned about what it means to have respect for themselves and others who may be different from them ...



Rumford Group Homes Inc. announces recipients of Joyce B. Roy Scholarship  Lewiston Sun Journal

RUMFORD — Three graduates of Maine high schools were awarded scholarships from Rumford Group Homes Inc. Annually, Rumford Group Homes Inc.



Obituary: Cheryl Marie Carey  Lewiston Sun Journal

RUMFORD – Cheryl Marie Carey, 53, passed away peacefully at her home in Rumford, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 after a long illness. She was born in Rumford ...



Dirigo High School presents students with April awards  Lewiston Sun Journal

These Dirigo High School students put in extra effort and earned classroom awards for April. From left are Autumn Sweatt, Alt Ed; Eryka Moretto, Biology; Dimitri ...



Obituary: Donald F. Hebert Jr.  Lewiston Sun Journal

ELKRIDGE, Md. – Donald F. Hebert Jr., 54, of Elkridge, Md., died unexpectedly on Aug. 24, 2019, due to complications from an aortic aneurysm. He was born ...



Dirigo High School announces March award winners  Lewiston Sun Journal

These Dirigo High School students earned classroom awards for March. In front from left are Mariah Ripley, Alg 3; Emma Abbott, Alt Economics; Sarah Milledge, ...



Dirigo High awards January Student of the Month  Lewiston Sun Journal

Alexa Varnum has been selected as Student of the Month for January by the faculty at Dirigo High School in Dixfield. From left are her father, Silver Varnum; ...



RSU 56 board continues 2019-20 budget talks, approves funding for debate team travel  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Spending proposals for Regional School Unit 56 include $138,300 for school repairs and $45,000 a year for three years to upgrade 250 Apple ...



Dirigo High School announces February Student of the Month  Lewiston Sun Journal

The Dirigo High School faculty chose Alex Gorham as the Student of the Month for February. He was described as “bounding through life,” an excellent role ...



Dixfield students get OK to raise money for New York City trip  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Directors of Regional School Unit 56 have approved of Dirigo High School Alternative Education students raising money to visit a Holocaust exhibit ...



New principal for Dirigo High approved just before school starts  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Lisa Twomey was hired as principal of Dirigo High School by the Regional School Unit 56 board of directors following an executive session during ...



Dirigo teacher Bruce Thompson retiring after 50 years  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — After half a century in the classroom, Dirigo High School math teacher Bruce Thompson has decided to retire in June. “I tell people that I started ...



Dixfield ball field to be named after Bob McPhee  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to support a request to name the baseball field in Harlow Park after longtime coach Bob McPhee.



Dixfield exchange students from Brazil and South Korea  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — One of the biggest differences in education between the U.S. and schools in Brazil and South Korea is that students have a lot more free time to ...



Dixfield town meeting set for Saturday  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — The proposed 2019-20 municipal budget to be presented to voters Saturday includes money for seven new computers for town officials and for ...



A Passamaquoddy family's tragedy is Dixfield student's history project  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School sophomore Spencer Jacques' history project on the 1965 beating death of a Passamaquoddy tribal member will compete in the ...



HS baseball: Another numbers game for Dirigo  Lewiston Sun Journal

While one group of baseball players catches their breath another takes off during wind sprints Monday afternoon in the gymnasium in Dirigo High School on the ...



Colonial Daughters DAR presents Good Citizens Award to Dixfield student  Daily Bulldog

Donna Towle, Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR member, and Ethan Couture receiving his Good Citizen Award. DIXFIELD - Ethan Couture, a senior at Dirigo ...



Dirgo High School announces classroom award recipients  Lewiston Sun Journal

Fifteen students at Dirigo High School in Dixfield earned classroom awards during January. From left are John Conron, Holocaust; Abby Thibodeau, Advanced ...



Dixfield schools' food drive to benefit four towns  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Students and staff members at T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School have gathered 763 nonperishable items for their food drive that began in early ...



RSU 56 budget fails to pass  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — The Regional School Unit 56 budget, which would have raised the average town assessment nearly 23 percent, failed to pass Tuesday. The vote ...



Dirigo High School's April Student of the Month  Lewiston Sun Journal

The Dirigo High School Student of the Month award for April was presented to Morgan Morrow at an awards assembly. From left are Mike Poulin, Dirigo High ...



Dirigo High School graduate killed in Weld crash  Daily Bulldog

WELD - A 19-year-old Dixfield resident was killed and two other people were injured after a fatal crash on West Side Road Thursday evening. Investigators ...



Dirigo graduates 56 'trailblazers'  Lewiston Sun Journal

Senior Sammantha Macomber urges classmates to appreciate life as it comes to them during the Dirigo High School graduation Friday evening in Dixfield.



High School Field Hockey playoffs: Dirigo survives Lisbon challenge in Class C South quarterfinal  Times Record

DIXFIELD — When the Dirigo High School field hockey team defeated Lisbon, 6-0, in an early season Mountain Valley Conference matchup, Cougars' coach ...



Dirigo High announces classroom awards  Lewiston Sun Journal

These Dirigo High School students earned classroom awards for their efforts for the month of October. From left are Conner Averill, science; Abby Thibodeau, ...



Dirigo High School senior receives MPA Principal's Award  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Bryce Whittemore of Dixfield, a senior at Dirigo High School, has been selected to receive the 2017 Principal's Award, announced Principal ...



RSU 56 board lowers budget to $12.88M  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — The Regional School Unit 56 board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to present a $12.88 million budget to voters next month.



Voters approve RSU 56 budget  Lewiston Sun Journal

PERU — Voters in Canton, Carthage, Dixfield and Peru approved the Regional School Unit 56 budget following a hearing and budget validation meeting ...



Teen indicted for manslaughter, aggravated OUI following Weld crash  WGME

WELD (WGME) -- A teenager was indicted on manslaughter and aggravated OUI charges on Wednesday following a deadly crash in Franklin County last ...



Dixfield teen killed in Weld crash was 4-time state wrestling champion  Lewiston Sun Journal

WELD — A former state wrestling champion from Dirigo High School was mourned Friday and remembered as a fierce competitor and a good friend.



Rumford teen sentenced to 3 years in fatal crash  WGME

FARMINGTON (Sun Journal) — A Rumford teen was sentenced Friday to serve three years of a 10-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of his best friend ...



RSU 56 to present $12.9M budget that failed in July  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Directors of Regional School Unit 56 voted 8-1 Tuesday night to keep the 5% budget increase for the 2019-20 school year even though it failed by ...



Administrator: Dirigo High School has serious substance abuse problem  Lewiston Sun Journal

PERU — Regional School Unit 56 directors were told Tuesday that there is a “pretty serious” substance abuse problem among students at Dirigo High School ...



RSU 56 board backs $13.4M proposed budget for 2019-20  Lewiston Sun Journal

PERU — The Regional School Unit 56 board of directors voted 8-2 on Tuesday night to proceed with a proposed $13.39 million budget for 2019-20, a 9 percent ...



Dexter's Murray honored by Red Sox — High School Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Longtime Dexter Regional High School teacher and coach Peter Murray was recognized through the Boston Red Sox's Most Valuable Educator program during ...



DHS top two students friends since kindergarten  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Nicole Whitman and Salutatorian Gina Kubesh are not only DHS's top students, they've also been ...



Obituary: Ernest Erle Dunham  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD – On March 27, 2019, Ernest Dunham, passed away at the age of 64. He was born on June 23, 1954, to Joseph and Clarice Dunham. He graduated ...



H.S. football: Winning cuts across classes for Gorham, Cougars  Lewiston Sun Journal

Alex Gorham and the Dirigo High School Cougars will host Maranacook at Harlow Park in the Class E semifinal game at 7 p.m. on Friday. (Daryn Slover/Sun ...



Rumford man to serve 3 years in drunken-driving crash that killed best friend  Press Herald

Ethyn Buotte was driving drunk and under the influence of drugs when his car hit a tree May 31, 2018, in Weld – resulting in the death of a Dixfield man.



20th Annual Mountain Valley Rec Basketball Tournaments  Lewiston Sun Journal

The Mountain Valley Rec Basketball League is proud to announce its 20th Annual Basketball Tournament on Friday eve, March 29th, 30th and 31st. Games will ...



Dixfield Outdoor Market to offer food, 'color run', crafts  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — The annual Dixfield Outdoor Market will kick off its Sunday, Aug. 18, festivities with a 5-kilometer “color run” at 8 a.m.. Dixfield Outdoor Market ...



Obituary: Cheryl A. Virgin  Lewiston Sun Journal

BRADFORD, Vt. – Cheryl A. Virgin, 67, of Goose Green Road, died Saturday March 16, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ...



Beckie Bowering promoted at Franklin Savings  Lewiston Sun Journal

FARMINGTON — Beckie Bowering has been promoted to business solutions officer at Franklin Savings Bank. She was previously the business solutions ...



Dirigo football stymies Mountain Valley  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — When teams from the River Valley area face off on the field, there's always a heightened sense of competition. Friday, for the first time, the Dirigo ...



Obituary: Ronald A. Marsters  Lewiston Sun Journal

PORTLAND – Ronald Marsters, 64, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Jan. 30, 2019. He was born in Lewiston. He was the second son of Arthur L.



2018 H.S. Football Preview: Class E gives Dirigo, other programs chance to rebuild  Lewiston Sun Journal

Alex Gorham of Dirigo High School crosses the goal line to put the Cougars up 6-0 over Mountain Valley last season. Dirigo has dropped from Class D to Class ...



Dirigo High School presents classroom awards  Lewiston Sun Journal

Students at Dirigo High School in Dixfield earned a classroom award for their work and positive attitudes. Students awarded are, from left, Audrey Cox, English; ...



Rumford man pleads not guilty to manslaughter in Weld crash  Press Herald

FARMINGTON — A Rumford man pleaded not guilty Thursday to driving under the influence of alcohol in May 2018 in a crash that claimed the life of a Dixfield ...



Quadraplegic sportswriter, coach continues to inspire decades after football injury  Bangor Daily News

Everyone says I am so inspiring. Well for me it's just my life.”. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



Bob Marley to headline Project Graduation fundraiser at Dirigo HS  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School Class of 2019 is hosting comedian Bob Marley at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, to raise money for its Project Graduation party.



H.S. Football: Cougars battled through injuries, adversity for one more chance  Lewiston Sun Journal

Dirigo High School players, from left, Alex Gorham, Luke Lueders, Cooper Chiasson and Jack Lavorgna have been key pieces to the Dirigo puzzle this season, ...



Dixfield police log  Lewiston Sun Journal

... • Aug. 15, 5:18 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a burglary on Marble Lane. • Aug. 15, 10:06 p.m.: Police took a late report of a burglary of a North Street ...



H.S. football: Dirigo's Jack Lavorgna stepping up on and off the field  Lewiston Sun Journal

Dirigo's Jack Lavorgna celebrates after recovering a fumble he caused during the first half against Gray New-Gloucester earlier this season. (Sun Journal file ...



Rumford man, Kingfield woman indicted on manslaughter charges  Press Herald

Ethyn Eric Buotte, 19, of Rumford and Danielle M. Larochelle, 31, of Kingfield face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. By Donna PerrySun Journal. Email Writer.



Bangor fighter's pro MMA debut ended in defeat  Bangor Daily News

Fred Lear's professional mixed martial arts debut came up short at Saturday night's NEF 38 show in Portland.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



DAR of Farmington recognizes Dirigo High School senior  Daily Bulldog

DIXFIELD - At a recent assembly at Dirigo High School, Charlotte Collins, a member of The Colonial Daughters Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution ...



Travis Magnusson steps down as Dirigo basketball coach  Lewiston Sun Journal

Dirigo varsity boys' basketball coach Travis Magnusson talks to his team during a timeout at a home game in December 2017. Magnusson has resigned as head ...



Student bites principal, mother grabs pot and Maine school goes into lockdown  Bangor Daily News

DIXFIELD — A student is charged with biting his principal in a tussle over a backpack of marijuana as his mother grabbed the marijuana and ran from the school ...



Week 3 high school football preview capsules  Seacoastonline.com

Dover (1-1) at Windham (1-1) is among the featured games in our capsule-style look at Week 3 of the high school football season.



Driver charged in single-car crash that killed Farmington teen  Bangor Daily News

A Maine man who police say was drunk when he caused a crash that killed a man and injured another person has been arrested.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



Foxcroft wrestling team eager to defend Class C state title  Bangor Daily News

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Not since 2005 had a team other than Lisbon High School or Dirigo High School in Dixfield won the Class C wrestling state ...



Dirigo seniors visit elementary students  Lewiston Sun Journal

Kindergartner Rhyder Armstrong high-fives Colin Woodhead as Woodhead and fellow Dirigo High School senior Ashley Hutchinson visit Dirigo Elementary ...



Maine people 'more open-minded and nice'  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Rachela Rosenhain, a 15-year-old exchange student from Berlin, Germany, said her wish to become an exchange student stemmed from traveling ...



Veterans honored at Peru school assembly  Lewiston Sun Journal

Veteran Scotty Kilbreth of Canton attends the Veterans Day breakfast and assembly at Dirigo Elementary School in Peru on Friday morning. (Marianne ...



RSU 56 to be reimbursed $42000 from state for special ed services  Lewiston Sun Journal

PERU — The Maine Department of Education will reimburse Regional School Unit 56 for $42,000 in special education costs, according to a school official.



Dixfield teen who died after crash remembered by community  Bangor Daily News

DIXFIELD, Maine — A thin red line of courage, displayed on firefighter badges to honor a fallen comrade, surrounded the community Friday morning. Solemnly ...



Mat full of photos, videos, results from middle school wrestling - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Pine Tree Wrestling League regular season for middle school mat athletes has taken hold, as matches began on Saturday, Feb. 24 and will continue ...



From Study Hall Aide to Superintendent: Ward retires after 36 years  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - After returning to his home district 36 years ago, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Ward will be setting sail on a new sea at the end of this month as ...



Ellis' Variety holds grand reopening  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — Ellis' Variety showcased it remodeled store Wednesday with a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Store manager Mary Ellis Jamison, ...



RSU 10 to move offices to MVHS  Lewiston Sun Journal

RUMFORD — The Regional School Unit 10 school board voted Monday to relocate the district's central offices to Mountain Valley High School in Rumford.



Midcoast middle school mat athletes lock up for pins, wins - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Pine Tree Wrestling League regular season for middle school mat athletes has taken hold, as matches began on Saturday, Feb. 24 and will continue ...



Bank Foundation grants $36000 in local scholarships  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $36000 college scholarships to 12 local students. The scholarships ...



Rowe Elementary School principal to retire  Lewiston Sun Journal

NORWAY — Guy E. Rowe Elementary School Principal Dan Hart will retire at the end of the school year. Hart, who has led the school for the past five years, ...



Obituary: Margaret B. Watson  Lewiston Sun Journal

RUMFORD – Margaret Bulger “Etta” Watson, 97, of Strafford Avenue, Rumford, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Rumford Hospital. Margaret was born in ...



16-year-old Dixfield teen dies after crash in Peru  Bangor Daily News

LEWISTON, Maine — A Dixfield girl flown by medical helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center following a Saturday night car crash in Peru died from her ...



How to free your town from school consolidation  Bangor Daily News

Jon Holmes wants to be clear: He loves Mountain Valley. He's a fan of Rumford's high school and the education students receive there. He roots for its teams, ...



Dixfield Outdoor Market: get involved and have fun  Lewiston Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Outdoor Market on Saturday and Sunday will offer an array of activities and items, including entertainment, lobster rolls, barbecued ...



Area high school graduates awarded scholarships  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation recently awarded $36,000 college scholarships to 12 local students. The scholarships are $3,000 ...



Scott J. Spaulding  Lewiston Sun Journal

RINGWOOD, Victoria, Australia — Scott Joseph Spaulding, 61, formerly of Dixfield and Old Orchard Beach, passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Ringwood ...



Spruce Mountain teams sweep envirothon  Lewiston Sun Journal

WILTON — Three teams from Spruce Mountain High School in Jay won the top three places at the Southwestern Regional Envirothon on Thursday at ...



Girls' tennis: Dirigo adds much-needed depth  Lewiston Sun Journal

Dirigo High School girl's tennis coach Art Chamberlain works on backhand technique with his team at the high school in Dixfield. The Dirigo girls' tennis program ...



Mexico board hires police officer  Lewiston Sun Journal

MEXICO — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Nick Young of Carthage as a reserve police officer. A 2013 graduate of Dirigo High ...



Moreau gallops in as Mount View athletic director - By Mark Haskell  Republican Journal

Thorndike — While Mount View High School student-athletes are set to begin fall preseason practices and tryouts, there will be a new face helping lead the pack ...



Surprising Lisbon wins first Class C cheering state championship  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — When Mountain Valley Conference rival Dirigo High School of Dixfield was announced as the Class C cheering state runner-up Saturday, ...



Maine Sports Hall of Fame to honor Lewiston soccer team  Bangor Daily News

PORTLAND, Maine — The young men hail from the United States, Germany, Somalia, Congo, Turkey and Kenya. Some fled refugee camps. Together, they ...



Homeless: going day by day  Lewiston Sun Journal

FARMINGTON — A long series of misfortune landed Ruth Hunter and her children in a local hotel last week as they wait to transition to a permanent home.



MPA places Lee Academy on probation for recruitment violations  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Lee Academy has been placed on probation for two years by the Maine Principals' Association for violations of that organization's athletic ...



Rumford driver charged in fatal Weld crash  Lewiston Sun Journal

FARMINGTON — A Rumford teen was drunk and speeding when he crashed his car in Weld on May 31, killing a Dixfield man, according to Maine State Police.



Dixfield teen who died in dirt bike accident 'always willing to give a hug'  Bangor Daily News

DIXFIELD, Maine — Tyla Thibodeau was remembered Wednesday for his friendship, sense of humor, his smile and his artistry. Thibodeau, 15, of Dixfield died ...



Ice cream sales to benefit Norway cancer center  Lewiston Sun Journal

DEAR SUN SPOTS: We are excited to announce that Norway Soft Serve, 65 Main St. in South Paris, is hosting a fundraiser titled Come Help Us Lick Cancer.



Local students awarded FSB foundation scholarships  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $33000 college scholarships to 12 local students, including Mt.



New Rockland fire chief nominated — Midcoast — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

ROCKLAND, Maine — The city manager has put forward a name for a new fire chief. Chris Whytock has been recommended for the post by City Manager James ...



RSU 9 superintendent to retire at end of school year  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Tom Ward is following his physician's advice to find something less stressful to do to ease the progress of kidney disease.



Dexter's Kyle Merchant overcomes challenges of autism to help school's basketball, football and baseball teams  Bangor Daily News

DEXTER, Maine — Kyle Merchant's specialty on the basketball court is the 3-point shot. They may not go through the net as often as he would like, but just the ...



Dixfield cats and caretakers at center of inheritance maelstrom  Press Herald

For 12 years, the feline beneficiaries of a Dixfield woman's estate have been caught in a complex legal battle. Now the Attorney General's Office is stepping in.



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