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School improvements topic for March 1 RSU 73 budget meeting

LIVERMORE FALLS — A nearly $6 million proposal to improve district buildings will be presented at a Regional School Unit 73 budget meeting Thursday,...

Carthage man charged with witness tampering

FARMINGTON — A Carthage man, who was charged in December with setting his father's truck on fire, is accused of tampering with a witness...

Civil deputy Ryan replaced

FARMINGTON — A story published on Page B1 of the Region edition Wednesday should have said a civil deputy was named to replace Mike...

Join time-traveling society at Farmington Underground

FARMINGTON — Joe Musumeci has always loved puzzles and games, so after graduating from The University of Maine with a degree in education, he...

Franklin County arrest log

• Johnathan Tibbetts, 34, Livermore Falls, operating after suspension, Feb. 19, $250 cash bail, Farmington Police Department. • Jason D. Masterson, 43, Wilton, domestic violence...

Livermore roads posted today

LIVERMORE — All roads, except Routes 4 and 108, will be posted Thursday morning to keep heavy vehicles off them if it's above 32...

Temple man arrested on warrant

FARMINGTON — William L. Griffin, 38, of Temple, was arrested Tuesday after Sgt. Michael C. Adcock responded to Franklin Memorial Hospital. The hospital's security requested...

Franklin County arrest log

• April Caron, 46, Wilton, domestic violence assault, Feb. 20, $300 bail, Wilton Police Department. • William L. Griffin, 38, Temple, outstanding warrant for failure...

Snow forts and spring temps for school vacation in Wilton

WILTON — The spring-like weather Wednesday was perfect for building snow forts and tunnels, and for epic snowball fights, at the 21st Century Kids...

New Farmington reservoir would increase water flow

FARMINGTON — A small number of residents attended a Farmington Water District meeting Tuesday night to hear details of a proposed reservoir-replacement project. Several town...

Livermore Falls interim town manager recovering from heart surgery

LIVERMORE FALLS — Interim Town Manager Stephen Gould is doing well following heart surgery Friday, Selectmen's Chairwoman Heather Bronish said Tuesday. Gould is not ready...

Changes to Wilton traffic and parking ordinance

WILTON — The Wilton Board of Selectpersons voted Tuesday night to adopt several changes to the town's parking and traffic ordinance and approve the...

County officials request warranty change for dispatch system

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners approved a letter Tuesday to Zetron Inc. requesting that the one-year warranty on the dispatch console system begin after...

Faith through snowboarding in Farmington

FARMINGTON — As a cold rain fell Tuesday, it slowly soaked the figures behind the Farmington Conference Center, who were busy building the foundation for...

Gary McGrane aims to succeed Tom Saviello for 17th District Senate seat

JAY — A retired millworker and educator is hoping to claim the state Senate seat that’s been held for years by Republican Tom Saviello,...

Mt. Blue skiers practice at Titcomb Mountain

Hunter Bolduc, 18, of Farmington, a member of the Mt. Blue High School Alpine Ski Team, practices Monday at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. His...

RSU 9 superintendent search survey available

FARMINGTON — A survey for Regional School Unit 9 residents to indicate the qualities they want most in a new superintendent is available online...

Franklin County arrest log

• James Mackin, 29, Temple, domestic violence terrorizing, Feb. 16, $350 cash bail, Franklin County Sheriff's Office. • Donald O. Searway III, 33, Jay, operating...

Walton Mill Dam meeting, February 21 in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Town officials and the Atlantic Salmon Federation will hold a fourth public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21, on the future of the Walton's Mill...

BB's Events and Rentals has new showroom

LIVERMORE FALLS — BB's Events & Rentals is planning an open house at is new showroom at 31 Park St. this month, owner Brenda...

A wintry mix is expected Sunday across Maine

Snow should arrive Sunday morning between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Expect snow for the entire area through at least mid afternoon. Southern and...

Weird, Wicked Weird: Maine TV-monster-hunter-turned-UFO-filmmaker

Maine monster hunter Bill Brock has set his sights on UFOs. Brock, who four years ago starred in the Discovery Channel reality series "Monsters Underground," is...

As overdose deaths soar, LePage says he’s adding treatment beds at Windham prison

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Friday that he’s adding a “significant” number of substance abuse treatment beds at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham...

Male dance instructor from North Monmouth charged with sexual abuse of teenage student

A male dance instructor from North Monmouth who has taught in communities across central Maine has been arrested on a charge of sexually abusing...

Police log

Charges Lewiston • Michael Mullings, 26, of 114 Howard St., on charges of criminal trespass and obstructing a public way, 1:16 p.m. Friday at that address. Auburn •...

State teachers' union head against arming teachers

AUGUSTA — The president of the Maine Education Association said the union representing teachers has many reasons to oppose guns in classrooms.  "We hear stories...

Arm teachers? Bad idea, say L-A teachers, students

Lewiston High School math teacher Samantha Garnett Sias, shown in her class in September, said Friday that the NRA's suggestion of arming teachers in...

U.S. companies distance themselves from NRA as pressure mounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a...

U.S. tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit...

Ex-Donald Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges in the...

Tugboat sinks after collision off coast of Kennebunk

A tugboat sank off the coast of Kennebunk early Thursday after colliding with another tug that was towing it, Coast Guard officials said. The Coast...

Video: Florida Panthers honor victims of school shooting

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have honored victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a somber video tribute...

Donald Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urging the arming of many teachers and school security guards, President Donald Trump said Friday the armed officer who didn't stop...

Nate Libby to seek third term in state Senate

LEWISTON — State Senate minority leader Nate Libby, a Lewiston Democrat, declared Friday he plans to seek a third term. “I believe that people succeed...

Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

 MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham's body will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next week, the first time a...

Gray woman charged with animal cruelty asks court for return of her 80 dogs

PORTLAND — A Gray woman facing an animal cruelty charge is seeking to have the 80 dogs seized from her last month returned to...

Missouri governor defiant after indictment for taking secret nude photo

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted...

Lawmakers oppose new fees on Maine hybrid and electric cars

AUGUSTA — Democratic lawmakers rejected a proposal from Gov. Paul LePage’s administration to make owning hybrid and electric cars more expensive in a committee-level vote...

Police seek person who shot and killed Ava, a pregnant goat, at Smiling Hill...

Scarborough police are investigating the shooting of a pregnant goat at a local family-owned dairy farm that has welcomed the public onto its property...

Armed Parkland school officer never went inside to confront gunman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to...

Black History Month Celebrates Simon Douglas – 1843-1950, New Jersey's last Civil War "Veteran"

This week, we will pause the Youngest Blue and Gray to look back at a previously featured veteran who caught the interest of another...

Tumbledown Brewing hosts Business After Hours

FARMINGTON - Franklin County Chamber Of Commerce hosted a business after hours at Tumbledown Brewing on February 20th with a full house!   The local...

Weld town meeting is March 3

What's happening in the next two weeks? Selectmen meet Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Town Office/Post Office...

Joint Lewiston-Auburn council meeting covers trains, tourism and technology

Auburn Deputy Police Chief Jason Moen, left, and Lewiston Police Chief Brian O'Malley weigh in on a presentation on a new emergency radio system...

News consumers get tips on discerning fake news

AUBURN — A Bates College professor advised news readers Thursday night to know the type of media they listen to and to pay attention to...

Police log

Arrests Auburn • Zackary Horice Duprey, 30, of 70 River St., Lewiston, on warrants charging driving after having been declared a habitual offender, violating conditions of...

Lewiston gets federal money for downtown housing

LEWISTON — The city and Community Concepts were awarded a $1.3 million federal grant Thursday to upgrade affordable housing downtown. The money comes through the...

Cotton or wool? at Museum L-A

Alexis Walk, left, of Wales and Shelby Dagneau of Lewiston look for clues that will tell them whether their clothes are made of cotton...

Uplift LA presents 'Stories That Uplift' with Baxter Brewing Co.

Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing Co. speaks Thursday evening at the Uplift LA presentation, "Stories that Uplift," at Fuel's Sidecar Room in Lewiston. Livingston...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Got snow? Go Backwoods

The other night, Shopping Siren had an epiphany while watching the Olympic Winter Games. Snowboarding is fun. I know a lot of people feel that way....