Stories about Chesterville


Voters approve water-quality ordinance

CHESTERVILLE — Residents voted 147-94 on Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to protect water quality in the town. The town’s Water Resources Protection Committee developed the ordinance. It sets guidelines on commercial water extraction and mineral extraction but does not prohibit t...


Chesterville voters to consider water protection ordinance

CHESTERVILLE — Residents will consider adopting an ordinance to protect water quality in the town in a referendum Tuesday, Nov. 5. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office. The town’s Water Resources Protection Committee developed a proposed ordina...


Franklin deputies seek suspect in Strong assault

STRONG — The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has issued an arrest warrant for a Chesterville man accused of assaulting a resident of Strong. Police are looking for Caleb Hupper, 23, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Monday. Cpl. Christopher Chase and Deputy Colt Sleaster inv...


Farmington, Chesterville jointly seek firetruck grant

FARMINGTON — Farmington Fire and Rescue and Chesterville Fire Department will apply for a grant to purchase and share a 2014 tanker truck. Farmington's Board of Selectmen approved the request Tuesday for Farmington Fire and Rescue to participate and jointly apply for a federal 2014 F...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Albert L. Elliott, 24, Wilton, failure to appear-driving while license suspended, Oct. 18, $500 cash bail, court appearance Dec. 11, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Caleb Hupper,...



Haiku poetry contest for kids FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a haiku poetry contest for children in RSD 9, (including home-schooled children), grades K-6, as part of a kick-off event for Chester Greenwood Day. The theme/title for the p...



State Beekeepers Annual Meeting PORTLAND — The Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. Three speakers will focus on honeybe...


Manna & Melody Ministries adds board member


Chesterville man indicted in sex case

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Chesterville man on sex charges involving a child under the age of 18. Jeffrey Mitchell, 40, was indicted on one felony count of unlawful sexual contact and one misdemeanor count of unlawful sexual touching. Franklin County ...



Breast cancer awareness FARMINGTON — As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Healthy Community Coalition is offering five breast cancer awareness events throughout Franklin County through the generosity of funding from the Avon Breast Health Out...