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Pennsylvania man sentenced 90 days for accessing nude photos on woman's phone

FARMINGTON —  A Franklin County justice sentenced a Pennsylvania man to 90 days in jail for accessing a car buyer's deleted photo album and...

Hands-on learning at Farmington Fair

Phillips Elementary School eighth-grade students Dakota Bachelder, Kaylie Davis and Hope Gould prepare cider Monday during Agriculture Education Day at the Farmington Fair. (Dee...

Beavers block culverts again in Livermore

Beavers are blocking culverts on the Strickland Ferry Road in Livermore, according to town officials. Maine Game Warden Harry Weigman will get advice from...

Franklin County arrest log

• Travis Paul O'Neil, 29, Eustis, warrant failure to appear, Sept. 14, $500 cash bail, Farmington Police Department. • Mark Christian Ancker, 71, Industry, operating...

‘Solid as a rock:’ 80-year-old Wilton man proud he can cut 600 cords of...

WILTON — Conrad Daoust Jr. lifted his chainsaw Friday and went to work cutting round-wood into 16-inch pieces. He has been cutting, splitting and...

Franklin County looks to develop 'cultural plan'

FARMINGTON — The Greater Franklin Development Council and Arts Farmington are initiating an effort to develop a cultural plan to engage multiple sectors of...

Family traditions found at Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — Opening day at the Farmington Fair was a dress-up affair. On Sunday, a costume contest for 3- and 4-year-olds drew many people to...

Face Time: Carold Folsom handling emergencies in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — Carold "CL" Folsom of Salem Township grew up in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1986. When things didn't go as initially...

PUC urged to reject CMP application for transmission line

FARMINGTON — Most of the nearly 30 people testifying at a public hearing Friday evening urged the Public Utilities Commission to reject Central Maine...

Franklin County arrest log

• Ben M. L. Violette, 20, Waterville, violation condition of release, Sept. 10, $450 cash bail, Franklin County Sheriff's Office. • Guy E. Haines, 49, New...

RSU 73 board approves teacher contract

JAY — Regional School Unit 73 directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve  a three-year teachers' contract that includes pay increases for everyone. Chief negotiator Julie...

Mt. Blue students scour Sandy River for flies, larvae

Mt. Blue Middle School eighth-graders venture Thursday morning into the Sandy River in Farmington to identify and count insect nymphs and larvae. The results of...

Jay Tax Club has 14 members

JAY — Fourteen property owners have signed up for the town's 2018-19 Tax Club, allowing them to pay their bills over eight months. Started three...

Gearing up for the Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — Tractor batteries are charged, the grass is trimmed, historic displays are dusted and buildings are cleaned. It has taken months of dedicated work but...

Carthage man recovering at a Portland hospital from burns received in a house fire

CARTHAGE — A local man was in fair condition Wednesday at a Portland hospital after suffering serious burns in a fire Tuesday morning at...

Strong selectmen to review bank fees

STRONG — Selectman Mike Pond came prepared Tuesday night with several recommendations, which other members of the Board of Selectmen unanimously accepted. Pond requested a...

Farmington town manager's review set

FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday scheduled its annual review of Town Manager Richard Davis’ performance for Sept. 25. The review will be...

Cascade Brook School addresses mold issue

FARMINGTON — Cleanup efforts are underway to correct a mold issue at Cascade Brook School. Regional School Unit 9 Superintendent Tina Meserve said mold was...

Jay board grants three sewer bill abatements

JAY — Selectpersons voted Monday night to approve three sewer bill abatement requests because water leaking from a faucet, a water heater and a...

Carthage homeowner burned over 50 percent of body

CARTHAGE — A homeowner was badly burned early Tuesday as he escaped a fire that destroyed his house on Route 142. Fire Chief Dan Skidgell...
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PUC rules that CMP and Emera prepared 'reasonably' for Oct. 29 storm

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has concluded that Central Maine Power and Emera Maine responded “reasonably” to an intense rain and wind storm last...

Florence floods parts of New Hampshire

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Florence has flooded parts of New Hampshire, forcing firefighters to rescue several people. In...

Susan Collins wants counsels to be able to question Kavanaugh and his accuser at...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrestling for advantage, Democratic and Republican senators argued Tuesday over who could, should or would testify at next Monday's hearing with...

No, the giant marijuana bricks washing up on Florida beaches are not for the...

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe "Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven." Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped...

Kennebunk teacher acquitted of sex charges with student ponders her next career move

KENNEBUNK — When a jury acquitted Jill Lamontagne in July of sex-related charges involving a 17-year-old student at Kennebunk High School, the former teacher...

Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett...

‘World’s largest’ Maine Italian to be made in Monument Square Thursday

PORTLAND — If you’re a fan of the Maine Italian, head to Monument Square Thursday to get a bite of what is being billed...

Police capture escaped murderer in Dover-Foxcroft

A convicted murder was arrested Tuesday morning in Piscataquis County, five days after he escaped from a minimum-security prison in Charleston. Arnold Nash, who has...

Dealers say China inflating lobster prices

SUGGESTED PULLQUOTE: “The tariff is bad enough, but to use the hard-shell price on a firm-shell order to drive it up higher, that’s salt on...

Greene man stands trial for sex abuse charges

AUBURN — A 9-year-old girl clutching a teddy bear testified Monday her mother's ex-boyfriend sexually abused her when she was 7 and 8 years...

Auburn council unsure how to move forward on agriculture panel

AUBURN — The City Council, in a 4-3 decision, tabled a vote Monday that would have put its support behind a new mayor's committee...

New Gloucester board authorizes look at town charter

NEW GLOUCESTER — Selectmen on Monday directed Town Manager Carrie Castonguay to research the procedure for developing a town charter. The decision follows a request...

Baby lobsters going deep for cold water

The discovery of baby lobsters in the deep waters off eastern Maine could be good news for the future of the U.S.’s most valuable...

Rumford Public Library's display of banned books will stay

RUMFORD — A display of banned books, the source of much Facebook debate in recent days, will remain at the Rumford Public Library, according the the...

Susan Collins wants more testimony from Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of...

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was among the small group of Republican senators Monday who called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold...

Last nuns at Portland monestary moving to N.H.

The last two nuns in a cloistered Catholic community in Portland are moving out of Maine. Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood has been in...

Turner Rescue gets $25,000 grant

TURNER — Turner Rescue Chief Lisa Bennett announced to selectmen Monday evening that her department has received a $25,000 grant from the Stephen and...

Feds: Medication plans for foster children lacking

Nearly 30 percent of foster children in Maine who were prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs did not receive a basic “treatment plan” or regular reviews...

Democratic PAC pouring money into governor's race

A Democratic Party-backed political action committee targeting Maine’s governor’s race has topped $1 million in spending, most to oppose Republican candidate Shawn Moody. It's...

Corrections chief seeks public's help to find prison escapee

AUGUSTA — As the search for convicted murderer and career criminal Arnold Nash extended into a fourth day, Maine’s corrections commissioner said the prisoner...