Stories about Farmington

Father steps in to take care of things, faces charges

FARMINGTON — Police said a local man is charged with terrorizing after he tried to settle a bar fight involving his son. Robert S. Danforth, 48, was carrying a knife when he was arrested early Saturday morning at a Front Street bar, Farmington police secretary Bonnie Pomeroy read fro...

Annual Farmington fishing derby set for July 4

FARMINGTON — The Flagg Family July 4 Fishing Derby, offered by the Farmington Recreation Department, begins at 8 a.m. Friday at Rollo Pond on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. The one-hour derby is for ages 3 to 10. Since the pond is measured off into 36 equ...

Group gathers just to sing

They gathered Monday to sing, just for the fun of it. About 15 singers from Farmington and Wilton joined organizer Eileen Liddy, right, for a weekly session of singing at the Community Building in Farmington. Sitting, from left, are Susun Terese, Betty Jespersen and Liddy. The group meets at 12:4...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests recently were logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Derek Cook, 29, of Wilton, violation condition of release, June 26, no bail listed, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Alberta Vazquez,  57, of New Sharon, driving after su...

Maine DOT road safety audit considered for Farmington road

FARMINGTON — Joan Walton had a mission when she asked the Maine Department of Transportation to consider continuing the middle turning lane from near Burger King on the Wilton Road straight through to Intervale Road. There's no sidewalk and no shoulder in places, making the four-lane...

Pandora's Box: Waging war on invasive plants

The bittersweet vine was introduced into Maine as a landscaping plant and has since become an invasive species. 3

Augusta area man sentenced in Chesterville burglary

FARMINGTON — An Augusta-area man accused of burglarizing a Chesterville home will serve nine months at the Department of Corrections, according to a plea agreement reached Friday in Franklin County Superior Court. James Dingus, 32, pleaded guilty to burglary and was sentenced to thre... 2

Franklin County budget panel adds money for restitution specialist

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Budget Committee members voted unanimously Thursday to add $13,947 to the $5.6 million budget for a restitution specialist, Deputy Clerk/Deputy Treasurer Vickie Braley said Friday. The money is for the county's 25 percent share of a restitution specialist...

Board approves lunch wagon permit, discusses assessing options

FARMINGTON — A new lunch wagon will soon grace the sidewalk in front of Mooseville on Main Street. Following a public hearing Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen approved a lunch wagon permit for Corey Ellis, Mooseville's owner. Ellis intends to sell hot dogs, hamburgers, lobster ...

Farmington board accepts truck bid

FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen accepted a bid Tuesday for a 2014 Freightliner truck cab and chassis for $75,628 from Freightliner of Maine in Westbrook. The company was the second-lowest bidder, Public Works Director Denis Castonguay said. The lowest was $301 less, but didn't me...