Stories about Canton


Philip H. Weston

RUMFORD — Philip H. Weston, 84, a resident of Victorian Villa in Canton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, at Rumford Community Hospital in Rumford. He was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Mount Vernon, the son of Harry and Virginia (Ingham) Weston. Philip attended school in Winthrop. He mar...


Canton fire chief makes case for brush truck

CANTON — Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Lisa Cummings conducted the Thursday night board meeting so Chairman Shane Gallant, acting as fire chief, could explain to the board why the department needed a brush truck. The present brush truck is a 1990 model and has multiple problems, i...


Dirigo High School honor roll

DIXFIELD — The honor roll for the first quarter at Dirigo High School has been announced. High honors Grade 12: Salena Berry, Courtney Jean Blouin, Jackiellen Bonney, Isiah Brown, Lindsy Crutchfield, Oscar Norman Farmer DeRoche, Grace Hebert, ...

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UMF names Wilson scholars, fellows

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has named 10 Michael D. Wilson scholars and fellows for the fall 2013 semester. This competitive undergraduate research award partners top student researchers with faculty mentors to help students gain experience, insight and skills ...

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Canton selectmen vote to take action against accountant

CANTON — Selectmen decided at their Thursday meeting to file a claim in small claims court and to file a complaint with the board that regulates accountants against Melinda Way and The Financial Way. Way has failed to complete an audit of the town books that was due in September, sel...

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Police log

ACCIDENTS Lewiston * Vehicles driven by Robert J. Berube, 70, of Lewiston and James P. Garneau, 59, of Durham collided at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at Lisbon and Pine streets. Damage to Berube's 2001 Volkswagen was listed as functional. Damage to Garneau's 2007 Chevrolet was listed as min...



Bake sale at Pinewood Terrace FARMINGTON — A bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Pinewood Terrace, 136 Rosewood Drive. There will be yeast rolls, quick breads, pies, cookies, fudge and assorted other baked goods. Yeast ro...


Canton selectmen: No consensus on use of fire station

CANTON — Selectmen disagreed Thursday on whether to enact a policy that would charge groups a fee for using the community room at the fire station. “The building belongs to the taxpayers, and they should not be charged,” Selectman Lisa Cummings said. Selectman Shan...


Driver charged in stolen vehicle chase

CANTON — A Jay man has been charged with stealing a vehicle from Jay and leading police on a chase through four towns at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour Sunday. Maine State Police Trooper Alan Levy submitted his case to the District Attorney's Office on Wednesday and pro...


Police chase stolen vehicle through four towns

CANTON — A man faces charges after a police chase through four towns with speeds at more than 100 mph Sunday. The driver was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington due to medical issues unrelated to the chase, Maine State Police Trooper Alan Levy said Monday. Once h... 2