Stories about Farmington


UMF arts center recognized for architecture

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus has been awarded a National Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building. The award is from the Society for College and University Planning. The arts center was design...


Man charged with breaking window

FARMINGTON — A local man is accused of breaking one pane of a window early Tuesday at Mr. Adams Tattoo shop on Farmington Falls Road. Darin Mills, 31, of Farmington was charged with criminal mischief, Farmington police secretary Bonnie Pomeroy said. Mills had a disagreement with one ...


Maine hospitals among those to be penalized for readmissions

More than 2,000 hospitals, including some in Maine and some that are nationally recognized, will be penalized by the government starting in October because too many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show. Together, these hospitals will forfeit about $280 mi... 1


Phillips woman accused of attacking woman in checkout line

FARMINGTON — A Phillips woman is accused of attacking a woman in the checkout line in Walmart on Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance, Farmington police secretary Rachel Heseltine said Monday. She w...


Four charged after underage drinking party

FARMINGTON — Four people were charged after police broke up an underage drinking party Friday night at 398 High St., Farmington police secretary Rachel Heseltine said Monday. Police found four people, including a 17-year-old boy from Farmington, and noticed some opened containers of ...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following were recently booked at the Franklin County Detention Center: * Emily Letourneau, 19, Turner, operating after suspension, Aug. 10, $1,500 unsecured bail, Farmington Police Department. * Aaron Dusoe, 22, New Sharon, furnishing liquor to a minor, Aug. ...


Conference bringing veterans, communities together

FARMINGTON — "Bringing Worlds Together," a free conference for veterans, their families and health professionals, will take place at the University of Maine Farmington campus from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Hosted by Tri-County Mental Health Services with support from th...


Fifteen nonprofits awarded Western Mountains Fund grants

ELLSWORTH/PORTLAND — The Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program recently awarded $74,367 in grants to 15 Franklin and Somerset County nonprofits, including the History House Association, which will use the funds to research, develop and conduct walking tours in ...


Farmington town clerk honored on last day

FARMINGTON — People tried to sneak into the downstairs of the Municipal Building before 8 a.m. Friday to surprise a special woman. Several had arrived when Town Clerk Leanne Pinkham came down from the Town Office. It was a going-away party for Pinkham who has served the town for 13 y...


Student paints mural for playhouse at police station

FARMINGTON — Seventeen-year-old Missy Brady spent about 20 hours making a mural for a children's playhouse that resembles an old-fashioned jail cell at the Richard E. Caton III Memorial Station. She began the community service piece as a junior at Mt. Blue High School and finished it...