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This week's agenda

Monday Dixfield: Selectmen, 5:30 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library Hebron: Selectmen, 7 p.m., Town Office Jay: Selectmen, 6 p.m., Town Office Paris: Selectmen, 6:30 p.m., Town Office Peru: Selectmen, 6...

Franklin County arrest log

Joshua Harley Rinaldi, 37, Livermore Falls, four warrants unpaid fines/fees, Sept. 17, released on payment plan, Jay Police Department. Carol Ann Welch, 49, Phillips, violation...

Jay fire destroys Church Street apartment; 13 residents homeless

JAY — An apartment on Church Street was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Firefighters from several area towns battled the stubborn blaze at 12 Church...

Man injured in collision in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A Florida man complained of chest and knee pain Friday after a commercial dump truck and an SUV collided at the intersection...

Jay POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony

Members of United Bikers of Maine ride to the 28th annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday evening in Jay. They, along with veterans and community...

Jay to vote on $3.9 million bond for sewer system

JAY — A special town meeting will be held Monday for voters to decide whether to borrow up to $3.9 million to install a...

Farmington man accused of assaulting a police officer at the fair's truck pull

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of assaulting a police officer who tried to get him off the track during a truck-pull contest...

Farmington woman injured when car goes off Route 43

FARMINGTON — A local woman was injured Thursday when the vehicle she was driving crossed the centerline on Route 43 and partially landed in...

Culvert replaced in Farmington

Workers from Ranger Contracting of Fairfield install a large culvert and new drainage system on Front Street in Farmington on Thursday. It goes together...

RSU 58 board announces hires, resignations

KINGFIELD — Regional School Unit 58 directors bid farewell to several staff members and welcomed others Thursday night. The board welcomed Johanna Prince as Kingfield...

Farmington to hold POW-MIA ceremony

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to attend a ceremony marking National POW/MIA Recognition Day at 5 p.m. Friday in Meetinghouse Park. Gordon Webber, commander...

Strong investigates employee use of town accounts for personal purchases

STRONG — The Board of Selectmen is investigating employee use of town accounts with retailers.   “We have been made aware of people using the town...

Rangeley to receive $11.47 million to extend airport runway

RANGELEY — The town has learned it will receive almost $11.5 million to expand the runway at Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airfield for emergency medical...

Rangeley's airport to get $11 million for runway, safety boosts

RANGELEY (AP) — An airport in rural Maine is getting more than $11 million in federal funding to extend its runway and make other...

USDA secretary, Bruce Poliquin hear needs of rural areas in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Representatives of several professions and nonprofit services from Maine's rural counties met Wednesday with the U.S. secretary of agriculture and stressed the...

Athens man charged with OUI 10 hours after being charged in another accident

KINGFIELD — After three run-ins with police in 10 hours, an Athens man was being held at the Franklin County Detention Center on Wednesday...

Old library draws interest at Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — The original New Sharon library has drawn a steady stream of visitors this week at the Farmington Fair. Library trustees moved the building to...

Livermore Falls sells foreclosed properties for $100; recognize Transfer Station attendants

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to accept bids of $100 each for two town properties and to abate the back taxes and sewer...

Wilton designates Drug-Free Safe Zones

WILTON — Selectpersons on Tuesday unanimously approved designating several locations as drug-free safe zones. Chief of Police Heidi Wilcox requested the designation and appropriate labeling...

Senior Citizens Day draws crowd to Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON — Senior Citizens Day at Farmington Fair is a time to see old friends, check out the exhibits, eat fair food and see...
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Sun Journal reopens Norway office at new location

The Sun Journal and Advertiser Democrat offices have moved to 220 Main St. in Norway, directly across from the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School....

Norway business owner has plans for Fair Street homes

NORWAY — The president of an local business is seeking permits to convert two houses on Fair Street, one for apartments and the other for...

Oxford County arrest log

• Sandra Louise Goodman, 53, of Auburn, violating conditions of release, 10:03 a.m. Sept. 19 in Cumberland County, Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Meghan L. Nyberg,...

Animal Tales: For boy with allergies, goats could not be better pets

Gabriel Munroe, 9, of Auburn plays recently with his goats in his backyard. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)AUBURN — When it became clear that Gabriel Munroe...

Tiger Woods earns first PGA victory in five years

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green. For so many years, the scene...

Farmington to host public meetings on dam removal

FARMINGTON — Three public meetings will be held prior to a November referendum asking Farmington residents if they want to see the Walton’s Mill Dam...

50 enjoy first day of fall navigating Androscoggin

Ed Viger, left, of Rumford and Leonard Bromberg of Farmington are among 50 people kayaking or canoeing Saturday on the Androscoggin River during the...

Cars versus cancer

David Webster of Wales opens the back door of his 1957 Chevy Nomad Bel Air at a benefit car show Sunday morning in Lewiston....

L-A This Week — Sept. 24

MONDAY, Sept. 24 LEWISTON — School Committee, Dingley Building, executive session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss superintendent search; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Agenda includes first vote...

Outdoor running for outing clubs

Grace Plummer crests the first hill Sunday morning of the Baxter Riverlands 10K race at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park in Turner. The event benefits Teens...

U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing...

Last two nuns in Portland monastery being moved to N.H.

PORTLAND (AP) — The last two nuns are moving from a monastery where they've lived since 1934 in Portland, Maine. The Sisters Adorers of the...

Robert Indiana's Vinalhaven home needs love if it's to be museum

ROCKLAND (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows...

Maine political strategist finds himself in Mueller’s crosshairs

Four years before working to boost participation in Iraq’s first democratic elections in generations – and nearly two decades before his lobbying for foreign...

Southern Maine sees building boom as cities bust out permits

BIDDEFORD — In the next few months, city officials in Biddeford and Saco will review plans for large-scale projects that could transform riverfront properties...

Car-moose collisions on decline in Maine

Good news for moose: The overall population is up, but the number of car-moose collisions is trending down. In 2017, there were 287 car crashes...

Alan Caron’s unusual path to the race for governor

FREEPORT — He’d heard his mother crying behind the closed bedroom door one too many times. She had had a child out of wedlock...

How to correctly wear a backpack

Brice Strattard, 9, a patient at Pediatric Associates in Lewiston, shows the incorrect  and correct ways to wear a backpack. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) In the photo...

Want monarch butterflies? Plant milkweed this fall

If you think there are fewer monarch butterflies fluttering about, you're right. Because of a loss of milkweed, there’s been an 80 percent decline of...

Planting for monarchs

There are three types of milkweed that do well in Maine, according to Eric Topper, director of education for Maine Audubon. They are: Common milkweed: This...