Stories about Farmington

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...

Daryl 'Poochie' Searles indicted on drug trafficking charges

FARMINGTON — An Avon man was indicted Monday on drug trafficking charges from an April bust at which hundreds of prescription pills, marijuana and $144,008 were seized. A Franklin County grand jury indicted Daryl “Poochie” Searles, 56, of 148 Avon Valley Road on three cou...

Grand Jury indicts New Sharon teen accused of taking $50,000 in jewelry, cash

FARMINGTON — A New Sharon teen was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Monday, accused of going into a Wilton home and stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry. Brian J. Durrell, 18, was arrested on felony charges of burglary and theft in May by Wilton police. A juv...

Farmington planners approve storage buildings

FARMINGTON — The Planning Board on Monday unanimously approved applications for construction of three storage buildings in West Farmington. T & J LLC owner Tim Bowen filed the applications to expand the one storage unit he built last year at Town Farm Road and Marvel Street in We...

Lovell man indicted on dozens of sex charges

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Lovell man Monday on 36 sex charges involving three boys under age 15 Jonathan M. Clark, 28, formerly of Chesterville, was indicted on 29 felony counts of gross sexual assault, four felony counts of unlawful sexual contact and one ...