Stories about Farmington


Section of Whittier Road in Farmington closed for winter

FARMINGTON — The lower section of Whittier Road will remain closed throughout the winter. Town Manager Richard Davis told selectmen Tuesday that the decision was made after Public Works Director Denis Castonguay met with environmental consultant Rick Jones to review the riverbank ero...


Details for freshmen football team to be worked out

FARMINGTON — RSU 9 directors unanimously voted Tuesday to authorize the high school athletic director and the president of the Mt. Blue Area Youth Football organization to work out details to re-establish a freshman football program. The organization's proposal is to pay all costs fo...


More room for sugarhouse at Farmington Fairgrounds

FARMINGTON — Space for more displays and educational demonstrations, along with more storage and a woodshed are the reasons for an addition to the Maine Maple Producers Association's sugarhouse at the fairgrounds. As the sun began to set Sunday afternoon, volunteers Eric Ellis, Colli... 1


Franklin County Arrests

FARMINGTON —  The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Zachary Webber, 31, Farmington, driving after suspension, Nov. 7, $250 cash bail, court appearance Dec. 20, Farmington Police Department. * Kimberly Helms, 28, Livermore, warra...


Youth football offers to oversee freshmen program for RSU 9

FARMINGTON — RSU 9 directors this week will consider an offer by Mt. Blue Area Youth Football to re-establish and implement a freshmen football program. They will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the food court at the Mt. Blue High School. Prior to their regular meeting, directors...



Audubon monthly program FARMINGTON — Western Maine Audubon Monthly Program at 7 p.m.  on Wednesday, Nov. 14, will discuss "The Role of Climate and Carbon Cycling in Shaping Western Maine’s Landscape." It will be held in 23 Roberts Learning Center at Univer...


Farmington police investigate unattended death

FARMINGTON — Police investigated an unattended death Sunday in an apartment at 103 Silver Maple Lane. Marilyn Rider, 52, was reported unresponsive about 10:08 a.m., Farmington Sgt. Edward Hastings said. Rider resided in an apartment with her boyfriend, Roy Gordon, 42, and her ...


Franklin County joins nation in honoring veterans

FARMINGTON — Veterans Day services were held in the Farmington, Wilton, Jay and the Livermore Falls area Sunday on the traditionally observed day — the 11th month, 11th day and 11th hour that signaled the end of World War I. Wreath-laying ceremonies were held and many words of ... 1


SAVES to hold free viewing of 'Invisible War' at UMF

FARMINGTON — Franklin County’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, or SAVES, invites the community to view the documentary film "The Invisible War" about sexual assault in the military. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the University of Main...


UMF 5K Turkey Trot road race set for Saturday

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites the public to join in its fifth annual 5k Turkey Trot and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 17. The 5k road race that starts at the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center at 10:15 a.m., and loops on Hi...