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Programs at Mount Blue State Park WELD — Two programs will be held at the Mount Blue State Park amphitheater this weekend. The movie "Hoot" will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, July 18. A lecture, "Invasive Insects," by forest entomologist Colleen Terrling w...

Farmington sinkhole: Public works digs into cause of Front Street problems

FARMINGTON — When a tire on a front-end loader went through the pavement on Front Street on Wednesday morning, the town's Public Works Department discovered they had a mystery on their hands. "We're baffled," department director Denis Castonguay said. "We've found part of the street ...

Bail set for four suspects in Phillips drug lab

FARMINGTON – A District Court judge set bail Wednesday for four people arrested Tuesday on charges from a methamphetamine lab at a Phillips residence on Rangeley Road. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Franklin County Sheriff's Department discovered materials consistent with manu...

Farmington clerk of courts to retire after nearly 38 years

FARMINGTON – Associate clerks at Farmington courts pulled off a surprise retirement party Wednesday for Clerk of Courts Vicki Hardy. She is retiring at the end of the month after 37 ½ years working for the state court system. The clerks quietly set up the small courtroom while...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Daniel Kierstead, 26, Rangeley, warrant — failure to pay fine/fees, June 15, no bail listed, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Scott Henry, 45, Chesterville, violating co...

Farmington roads reopening after storm damage

FARMINGTON —  Repair work started early Wednesday morning on Route 43 and the Weeks Mills Road in the wake of Tuesday's storm. Route 43, near the animal shelter heading toward Industry, was down to one lane of traffic as Maine Department of Transportation workers repaired the ed...

Unconfirmed tornadoes reported during overnight storms

Severe storms that rolled through Maine overnight left a swath of damage, power outages and even reports of tornadoes. According to Farmington fire Chief Terry Bell, flood...

Farmington police seek help identifying woman

FARMINGTON — The Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify a woman who left Walmart on Sunday, June 6, without paying for a sweatshirt. The woman was spotted by store security leaving without paying for a pink Maine sweatshirt, valued at $21.80, Farmington police sec...

Making art creations from cardboard boxes

Robots, time machines and treasure boxes are a few ideas Mary Ryan, Everyone's Resource Depot coordinator, gave children participating in the Children's Arts and Crafts Workshop on Tuesday at the depot at the University of Maine at Farmington. The challenge was to make something from a cardboard ...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Felicia R. Bell, 29, of Phillips, violation condition of release, July 14, no bail listed, by Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Joel Batzell, 64, of Farmington, indecent conduc...