Stories about Farmington

Co-defendant in robbery case gets suspended sentence

FARMINGTON — The getaway driver in a local convenience store robbery in 2010 was sentenced Friday to six months in jail, all suspended. Marcia Tracy, 29, of Strong was also sentenced to serve one year of probation, according to Franklin County Superior Court documents. She drove the ...

Elmon J. Dyar

FARMINGTON — Elmon J. Dyar, 74, of Farmington passed away at his home on Thursday, Oct. 25. He was born in Farmington, March 24, 1938, the son of Norman C. and Florence M. (Ladd) Dyar. He was a graduate of Farmington High School. Elmon worked as an edger at Bass Shoe as a young man. ...

Ruling made in upcoming Farmington murder trial

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice granted a motion Friday limiting a psychiatrist's testimony on whether murder suspect Juan Contreras was under the influence of bath salts the night Grace Burton was stabbed to death. Burton, 81, was stabbed 35 times in her home at Margaret Chas...

G. Titus: Marriage is one man, one woman

I recently ran across two quotes that relate to the current debate on homosexual marriage. The first was by Rupert Everett, an openly homosexual English actor, who said, "I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads." Recent scientific research points to the fact t... 1

Farmington man faces stalking and invasion of privacy charges

FARMINGTON — A local man pleaded not guilty Friday in Franklin County Superior Court to invading the privacy of homeowners and stalking them this week, according to officials. Larry Buckman, 63, was charged Tuesday with invasion of privacy after homeowners told police they saw him pe...

PHOTO: Halloween painters in downtown Farmington

Hanna Hyde, 8, of Temple paints a colorful pumpkin on the window of Everyday Music in downtown Farmington on Friday. The Farmington Rotary Club sponsors the annual window painting for children in prekindergarten to grade six.

Farmington board approves fund requests

FARMINGTON — Selectmen have approved a request from the Police Department to spend up to $8,000 to transfer information from the department's old database to a new record-management system. Although the department converted to Information Management Services this year, information in...

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UMF hosting peace leader FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington will be hosting guest speaker Paul Chappell on Friday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Chappell is a West Point graduate, Iraqi War veteran and peace leader. He grew up believing that humans are by...

Wilton teenager takes to his board to enjoy his freedom, creativity

FARMINGTON — You hear the wheels of the skateboard rolling on the pavement before you see amateur skateboarder Eli Davis jump over the stairs at a downtown park. It is not the 17-year-old Wilton boy's usual arena to display his talents but he was successful all the same. He and his G...

RSU 9 staff facing challenges under new rule

FARMINGTON — RSU 9 staffers told school board members Tuesday that they are facing challenges when children become disruptive. A new state education rule governing restraint and seclusion of out-of-control children was adopted by the Legislature this year after some children in other...