Stories about Avon

Avon gives to CMMC

Carol Kurzig, left, president of the Avon Foundation for Women, presents a check to Christine Hayden, breast health outreach patient navigator at the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The $250,000 grant was part of nearly $3 million in...

Smoking offends outdoor eater

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Over the past month I have enjoyed trips to two outdoor restaurants. At both locations I encountered people smoking cigarettes. I found this to be disgusting. At one place it was while we were in line for food. At another it was someone sitting at the picnic table next to u...

SAD 58 voters pass budget by 2-1 margin

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Voters passed a $9.5 million SAD 58 district budget on Tuesday night.

Local Avon representative sought

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Are there any Avon representatives in the area of Lake Street, Auburn? — No Name via email ANSWER: Sun Spots knows of one in Auburn, Norm McGraw, 783-8196. Another option is to go to, input your address and search for ...

SAD 58 approves $9.5 million budget, nixes moving adult ed programs to RSU 9

SALEM TOWNSHIP — The SAD 58 board approved a $9.5 million budget Thursday night and nixed a proposal to contract adult education with Regional School Unit 9 in Farmington. The board also eliminated the equivalent of one cook’s position. Board member Mary Jane Thorndike o...

SAD 58 board faces tough questions on budget

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Voters of SAD 58 asked school directors Tuesday to consider lowering next year's budget by using surplus money, contracting adult education with RSU 9 and abandoning the late bus run. Superintendent Brenda Stevens said the $9.5 million spending plan is $300,000 less ...

Deputies investigate burglaries in Avon, New Vineyard

AVON — Franklin County deputies are investigating burglaries on Storer Road in Avon and Taylor Hill Road in New Vineyard. A mobile home used as a camp in Avon was broken into and trashed over the weekend, Lt. Niles Yeaton said. The vandalized property belongs to a Franklin Cou... 1

Plow truck purchase, new roof on Avon warrant

AVON — Voters at Saturday's annual town meeting will be asked to approve funds to fix roads, buy a plow truck, and build a new roof for the town office. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. March 17 at the Town Office. "Last year, we asked for about $158,000, and this year, we're aski...

Rivier College dean's list

Nashua, N.H. — The following students have attained dean's list status for fall 2011 at Rivier College. Avon: Magnolia Dixon Lewiston: Stephanie Gagne

From dream to reality, a Maine-made ski company is born in Avon

After experimenting with various mixtures of wood and epoxy glue to find one that worked to his liking, Ian Reinholt prepares a base for the wood laminate that will be sandwiched with fiberglass. He will finish the skis with a thin, maple veneer. 2