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Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following recently were booked at the Franklin County Detention Center: * Michael Anderson, 38, of Phoenix, Ariz., fugitive from justice, Aug. 18, no bail listed as of Aug. 20, Farmington Police Department. * Randall H. Thompson, 18, of Rangeley, theft by unau...

Proctor appointed transport officer at Franklin County jail

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted to Tuesday to appoint corrections officer, Jane Proctor, as the new transport officer for the county jail. The position was posted in-house and there were two applicants, county Clerk Julie Magoon said. Former transport officer ...

Fire chief to serve as interim town manager in Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Board of Selectmen named Fire Chief Tim Pellerin to serve as interim Town Manager on Monday. Pellerin will not assume his new position until current Manager Tiki White leaves soon for the birth of her first child. The chief will then continue in both positions until De...

Franklin County sets public hearing on Madrid Township road

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners will hold a public hearing Sept. 23 on a proposal to discontinue winter maintenance on a portion of East Madrid Road in Madrid Township. The hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room at the county Courthouse on Main St...

Wilton police investigate burglary at Fernwold Apartments office

WILTON — Police are investigating a burglary at the office of Fernwold Apartments, located off Route 2. It was reported Wednesday morning. The office door was kicked in sometime after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The apartment manager discovered it Wednesday morning, Wilton police officer Andrew ...

Livermore Falls tax rate increases 30 cents

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen unanimously voted to set the tax rate at $21.10 per $1,000 of value of property for 2014-15. It is a 30 cent increase over last year's rate. It means taxes on a home valued at $100,000 will increase $30. The rate was set following a special town mee...

Rangeley man arrested, charged with stealing $6,000 bike

RANGELEY — Rangeley police worked with Auburn police and a U.S. Border Patrol agent to find out who stole a mountain bike valued at $6,000 and tried to sell it on Craig's List. Rangeley Sgt. Jared Austin and Auburn Detective Nate Westleigh arrested Randall Thompson, 18, of Rangeley o... 1

Livermore Falls selectmen to appoint resident to RSU 73 board

LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen on Tuesday accepted the resignation of RSU 73 Director Carmen Cullen who moved out of the town on Aug. 11 to take another job. They also thanked her for her service. The board has made appointments to the school board on a first come, first serve ba...

Wilton to seek grant for Barclays

WILTON — A small number of residents unanimously voted Tuesday for the town to apply for a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant for Barclays Services LLC to improve its call center. "We love Wilton. It's the place we want to be,"  Jen McEntee, director of operations for Ba...

Livermore Falls residents approve $100,000 TIF budget

LIVERMORE FALLS — Residents voted by a 2-1 ratio Tuesday to approve a $100,000 tax-increment finance district budget. The move was expected to raise taxes by $30 on $100,000 property. Voters authorized town officials in February to capture up to 90 percent of the new value of Central...

RSU 73 prepares for a new school year

LIVERMORE FALLS — The beginning of the new school year later this month will be the second year secondary students from both Jay's and Livermore Falls' high school campuses will be attending classes at Spruce Mountain High School in Jay. "This is the second year of consolidation. We ... 1

Stratton man injured in Carrabassett Valley accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Police said a Stratton man was injured early Tuesday morning after a vehicle he was riding in lost its steering, went off the road and snapped a utility pole. William Popov, 18, was driving a 2001 Jeep south on Route 27 shortly after 5 a.m. His father, Alex, 48,...

DHHS delays, backlogs upset Mainers

Roger J. Bisson's wife waited on hold with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services one day last month for two hours before she heard the telltale "click." "They hung up on us," said Bisson of Topsham, whose severely disabled adult daughter was nearly cut from MaineCare last month... 17

Franklin County employees, officials to raise money for ALS

FARMINGTON — Franklin County employees and officials will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the parking lot of the County Courthouse. The challenge is to raise money and raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehri...

Stone Soup Garden bountiful in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The crop is bountiful this year, according to volunteers at Stone Soup Gardens who plant, weed and pick in the sunny, peaceful setting of the garden. About 20 or more volunteers have pooled their efforts for the garden located at LEAP's Oliver House property off the Farm...

New Sharon man charged in assault case

NEW SHARON — A local man was charged early Tuesday after a woman reported that he had assaulted her. Jeffrey S. Lane, 19, of New Sharon was arrested on a felony charge of domestic violence aggravated assault, Franklin County sheriff's Lt. David Rackliffe said Tuesday. Lane is ... 2

Franklin County panel reduces jail payment to state by $50,000

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to deduct $50,000 from the state Board of Corrections request of $365,288 for the first half of a 2014-15 major mission change payment. Commissioners decided to pay $315,288 for the first payment. The same amount wa...

Chesterville man charged when verbal disagreement turns physical

CHESTERVILLE — A local man is accused of arguing with a family member Monday and putting him in a choke hold, Franklin County Lt. David Rackliffe said Tuesday. Deputy Andrew Morgan arrested Everard Cooper, 25, of Chesterville on a felony charge of domestic violence aggravated assault...

Industry walker bitten on legs by two dogs

INDUSTRY — A walker was injured Tuesday morning on Times Square Road off Clearwater Lake when two large dogs bit her legs. Susan Grant was walking at approximately 10 a.m. when a German shepherd and a black Labrador retriever mix came at her, Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Matt Brann...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following were recently booked at the Franklin County Detention Center: Darcy L. Smith, 35, Salem Township, warrant, failure to appear, Aug. 14, no bail listed as of Aug. 15, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Neil MacLean, 54, New Sharon, domestic violence...

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