Stories about Avon

Norma Jean DeRocle celebrates 90th birthday

INDUSTRY — Norma Jean DeRocle, formerly from Ohio, celebrated her 90th birthday at Industry Town Hall with 60 friends and relatives on June 21. Son Michael and Randy Bruce prepared trash can turkey, and wife Eula and Vanessa Bruce, Caroline Giles and others catered the delicious buffet....

Avon man charged with being fugitive from Colorado

AVON — A Franklin County deputy arrested a man Wednesday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice in Colorado, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said. Nathan Pierce, 53, who had been staying at a camp on East Madrid Road, is on probation for threatening two people with a baseball bat in ...

Bowdoin College graduates

BRUNSWICK — During Bowdoin College's 209th commencement ceremony held May 24, bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to students from 37 states, the District of Columbia and 15 countries and territories. The following students are from the area. Evelyn Sarah Dickinson of Bowdoin gradu...

Mercer woman impaled by stick in Avon ATV accident

AVON — A Mercer woman was impaled by a stick through her jaw Sunday when the ATV she was driving on a trail went up some rocks and rolled. She fell off and landed in some brush, Maine Warden Justin Fowlie said Wednesday. Vicki Dubay, 47, and her passenger were not wearing helmets, Fo...

Phillips woman injured in Avon crash

AVON — A Phillips woman was taken to a hospital by LifeFlight helicopter Saturday morning to a Lewiston hospital after her car went into the oncoming lane on Route 4 and struck a sport utility vehicle, police said. Donna Rensoe, 42, of Phillips was traveling south when her car went a...

Avon business prefabricating post, beam frame for Norlands barn

AVON — Thirty-six thick, timber frame posts are stacked against a wall in the Maine Mountain Timber Frames workshop on Route 4. Mortise and tenon joinery have been cut into the hemlock posts so they will interlock when the new barn frame is put together at the Washburn-Norlands Livin...

Timber frame workshop will benefit Norlands barn raising

AVON — A timber frame workshop will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Maine Mountain Timber Frames. Learn about timber framing and benefit the barn raising at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center. Participants will work on a piece of the Norlands barn through its various stages so it i...

Sheriff: Drug bust one of the largest in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — The arrest of an Avon man Friday night and the confiscation of illegal drugs and $144,008 in cash was one of the largest drug busts in Franklin County, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Tuesday. Stacks of money, a variety of guns, bags of marijuana and bottles of pills, inc... 2

Avon man accused of selling oxycodone, hydrocodone

AVON — An Avon man is accused of selling oxycodone and hydrocodone pills after more than 400 prescription pills were discovered at his home, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said in a release. Deputies executed a search warrant on Friday at 148 Avon Valley Road, he said.... 2

Grand jury indicts Avon man in Madrid Township break-in

FARMINGTON — An Avon man was indicted Tuesday on a charge of burglarizing a garage in Madrid Township. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Aaron Barker, 32, on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. The burglary is believed to have occurred betwe...