Stories about Farmington

Road plan on Farmington's town meeting warrant

FARMINGTON - Townspeople will consider raising funds for roads and have their say on a proposed budget increase of $271,781 over 2012 when they gather at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Community Center for the town's annual meeting. Prior to the meeting, polls  are open from 9 a.m. t...

Antique, collectibles sale Saturday at Fairbanks School Meetinghouse

FARMINGTON -  There's a lot of jewelry, glass and vintage items being set up for Saturday's Antique and Collectible Sale at the Fairbanks School Meeting House on Route 4 . Once again the Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association will hold the sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16  ...

Blais joins Farmington police

FARMINGTON -  Selectmen approved the employment of Farmington Police Department's newest officer Tuesday. Justin Blais, 26, of Farmington will begin on March 19, Police Chief Jack Peck told the board. Blais is a 2010 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington where he ea...

Three-year contract approved for new superintendent

FARMINGTON – RSU 9 directors voted to accept the recommendation of the negotiating team to enter into a three-year contract with Thomas Ward of Temple as the new superintendent beginning July 1. During the first two years of the contract Ward's salary will be frozen at $122,000. ...

Downed power line slows traffic in Farmington

FARMINGTON -  When a power transformer blew, the power line fell across two tractor trailers heading east on Routes 2 and 4 Tuesday afternoon. Traffic snarled as a Central Maine Power crew worked on the line which fell about 2:30 p.m. just shy of the traffic lights in front of Hannafo...

UMF geothermal project gets approval

Plans for a Geothermal well project at the University of Maine at Farmington was discussed by Planning Board members Monday. Eighty wells will be drilled in the open area of Mantor Green between Main and High Streets starting in May.

Two people accused in ax attack stand trial

FARMINGTON – A trial began Tuesday for two people accused of attacking a Farmington couple with a meat cleaver and ax on April 3, 2012 at their residence on Poverty Lane in Farmington. Brian Sweeney, 32, of Rumford and Shari Dupree, 32, of Wilton are each on trial before a jury on ch...

REACH conference topic to be, 'Are You A Safety Net?'

“Safety Net Conference” REACH, Oxford County's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, also covering the towns of Bridgton and Harrison, is hosting a local conference, Are You A Safety Net? Prevention & Intervention with Sexual Trauma and Mental Health. This local ...

Briefly

JAY — the Pinewood Derby event for next Saturday, March 16 at the St Rose Parish Hall in Jay. The event starts at 11 am and goes until everyone has raced and awards are presented. The event is open to the public. There will be pizza, hot dogs and other refreshements available with proceeds ...