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Mt. Blue educator from Jay to receive national award for teaching excellence

FARMINGTON — A longtime language arts teacher at Mt. Blue High School is one of 46 public school educators to receive a national award.   The...

RSU 58 board faces staffing and funding challenges

PHILLIPS — In their first meeting of the 2018-19 school year Thursday evening, Regional School Unit 58 directors faced new challenges in staffing and...

'Zombie Apocalypse' theme of Kingfield Days

KINGFIELD — The annual Kingfield Festival Days brings spooky fun to town this weekend. The Zombie Apocalypse theme offers plenty of creative opportunities for parade...

Pickup hits woman as she crosses the street in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A local woman was injured when she was struck by a pickup truck Thursday morning while walking in a crosswalk on Oakes...

New Sharon man accused of threatening landlords with knife

NEW SHARON — A local man is accused of threatening his landlords with a knife outside a residence on Bean's Corner Road after being...

New Vineyard woman injured in Industry Crash

INDUSTRY — A New Vineyard woman was injured Thursday morning when a Jeep crossed the centerline on Industry Road and collided head-on with a...

Livermore Falls manager checking to see what owners plan to do with burned house

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen authorized the town manager Tuesday to contact the owner of a fire-damaged home on Main Street to see if he...

North Carolina hiker rescued again from Appalachian Trail

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — For the second time in less than two weeks, a North Carolina woman was carried off the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday...

Colorado kid enjoys summer in Farmington

Christopher "Topher" Lamar, 6, of Gunnison, Colorado, whose mother grew up in the area, cools off Wednesday at the Hippach Field Wading Pool in...

Franklin County commissioners OK memo on courthouse renovations

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding on renovating the Superior Court building. The renovation is scheduled to start this week...

Farmington to install cameras downtown

FARMINGTON — The town is moving ahead with plans to install downtown security cameras that would cover major municipal parking lots, intersections and downtown...

UMF Fitness Center director dies

FARMINGTON — Jim Toner, the director of the University of Maine at Farmington’s Fitness and Recreation Center and a former director of both parks...

Rumford woman injured when car strikes truck in Wilton

WILTON — A Rumford woman received minor injuries Tuesday when the car she was driving struck a pickup truck on Route 2 East, police...

Phillips man accused of drunken driving after crash

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Police said a Phillips man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after he crashed his car, drove away and was...

Franklin County arrest log

• Scott Edward Towers, 28, transient, unlawful trafficking schedule drugs, July 12, personal recognizance bail, Farmington Police Department. • Reginald David Haines, 48, Farmington, possession hypodermic...

Kingfield selectmen accept wastewater system bids

KINGFIELD — Selectmen on Monday night accepted bids for wastewater system upgrades and maintenance on residential pump stations. Fenwick Construction's bid of $13,627 for septic...

Newly renovated fire station blends new, old in Livermore Falls

LIVERMORE FALLS — The main room in the newly renovated Fire Station will provide space for training for the Fire and Police Departments, Fire Chief...

New Hampshire man arrested on drug charges in Wilton

WILTON — A New Hampshire man is accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin, Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.   Davian Torres Rodriguez, 27, was arrested...

Farmington man, two children injured in Lagrange ATV crash

LAGRANGE — A Farmington man and two children were injured Sunday night when the ATV they were riding went off a rail bed trail...

Four rescuers and a helicopter get hiker with broken ankle off Bigelow Mountain

WYMAN TOWNSHIP — A hiker from London, England, was rescued early Friday from the West Peak of Bigelow Mountain after she broke her ankle,...
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Mexico officials shopping for sidewalk plow

Mexico looking to purchase sidewalk plowMEXICO — Selectmen have authorized Town Manager Jack Gaudet and Highway Foreman John Blais to go to Ottawa, Ontario, to...

Lewiston doctor arrested on domestic assault charge

AUBURN — Lewiston urologist Joel S. Olstein, 72, was arrested at his Auburn home Thursday night and charged with domestic assault. At about 8 p.m., police...

Telstar High School celebrating 50th anniversary

BETHEL — A class of 91 high school seniors walked through the doors of a new school for the first time on Sept. 19,...

Police log

Auburn * Jonas Denzel Ryerson, 21, of 81 Howard St., Lewiston, on a warrant, 2:16 p.m. Thursday at 484 Center St. Androscoggin County * Aaron Waite, 27,...

Lewiston using additional school funding to lower taxes

LEWISTON — It's not much, but it's something.  The Lewiston School Department will use $66,603 in additional state subsidy to offset next year's property tax...

Horse talk at Waterford World's Fair

Ellie Winslow, 8, talks to her horse, Faith, at the Waterford World's Fair on Friday afternoon, as her father, Jeff Winslow, adjusts the saddle....

Traffic advisory for Sunday's Emily's Run

AUBURN — Race two of this year’s Greater L-A Triple Crown 5K Series will be held Sunday, July 22. Emily’s Run will kick off at...

Winthrop church celebrating 225th anniversary

WINTHROP — A lot has changed since 1793, when a group of Quakers started regularly meeting in a small cabin here. The number of worshipers...

Otisfield beach reopens after water test comes back clean

OTISFIELD — Less than a week after closing the town beach on Pleasant Lake because of E. coli bacteria in the water, Administrative Assistant...

Bates College hosting dance festival in Lewiston

Maree ReMalia, center, leads a Bates Dance Festival class at Lewiston Middle School on Friday. The Gaga class teaches movement through nuanced gestures, over-the-top...

Lewiston police, ICE detain woman

Zera Samson, center, is detained by several law enforcement officers at the bus station on the corner of Bates and Oak streets in Lewiston...

Noah LePage's film premieres at 2018 Maine International Film Festival

A short film written and directed by a Mt. Blue High School alumnus is an official selection of the 2018 Maine International Film Festival. "Elysia"...

Renovations underway at Wilton tannery site

WILTON — Renovations have begun at the former tannery building on Routes 2 and 4 for phase one of transforming it into a business...

No more harness racing at Oxford Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has eliminated its long tradition of harness racing from this year's schedule, but a state official said it...

Marshall Tucker Band to play Oxford County Fair

OXFORD — The Oxford County Fair has booked the multi-award-winning Marshall Tucker Band as its main act this fall. The free concert at the fairgrounds...

Stormy Daniels to bring strip act to Maine

It looks like Stormy Daniels is blowing into town. A marquee at a Portland adult nightclub says the porn star – who alleges she’s had...

Bruce Poliquin backs GOP bid to smother carbon tax

Maine lawmakers split this week on a U.S. House vote to condemn the idea of a carbon tax to fight climate change, though no...

FBI has tape of Trump, Cohen discussing paying Playboy model

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had...

Foul play ruled out in death of artist Robert Indiana

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled out foul play in the death of artist Robert Indiana, but the cause of death remains in...

A pair of toilets reserves seating for Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade

Some cheeky Yarmouth residents found a new use for some old toilets this week. A pair of commodes were placed in front of a home...