Stories about Farmington


Earth Day cleanup planned in Farmington

FARMINGTON — An Earth Day cleanup in the downtown area is being planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. "It's a celebration of Earth Day and a chance to make downtown look sparkling, beautiful and inviting," Jo-Anne Bean Palmer, volunteer coordinator, said. Bean Palmer is ...


Farmington's Sunny Hill Apartments sold, now Foothill Heights

FARMINGTON — Known as Sunny Hill Apartments for the past 30 years, the former hospital site is now under new ownership and named Foothill Heights. William Marceau, owner of Foothills Management and Development in Farmington, purchased the property at 276 Fairbanks Road from Clem and ...


Franklin County panel rejects deputy position for serving civil papers

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to reject a proposal to restructure the Civil Division and create a utility deputy position to serve civil papers. Commissioners had tabled action on Sheriff's Scott Nichols Sr.'s proposal April 1. Nichols ha...


Franklin County dispatchers to move into new center next week

FARMINGTON — Dispatchers plan to move into the new Franklin County Regional Communications Center on April 25, Communications Director Stan Wheeler told commissioners Tuesday. The new center is across from the Sheriff's Department office where dispatching services are now performed. ...



New Vineyard Historical Society NEW VINEYARD — The New Vineyard Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Smith Hall. Fire Aux. bake sale, basket raffle FARMINGTON — The Temple Fire Auxiliary will hold its ann...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently filed at Franklin County Detention Center: * Michael Kneeland, 58, Clinton, violation of a protection from abuse warrant, April 10, no bail listed, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Nathaniel Couture, 27, Farmington, ...


AG investigates possible conflict of interest among Friends of Maine's Mountains' directors

FARMINGTON — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills received permission March 28 to investigate Friends of Maine's Mountains, a public charity based in Wilton, to determine whether it or any of its directors is in violation of the Maine Nonprofit Corporation Act. Justice Donald Alexander...


Maine House overrides LePage veto of bill that promotes solar with rate increase

AUGUSTA — The House of Representatives voted Monday to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill would fund a solar and heat-pump rebate program by adding a 0.011 cents per kilowatt-hour tax on residential and commercial electric bills. The new fee will cost the average homeowner ab... 1


UMF Health Club hosts 5K Tint Sprint on April 19

FARMINGTON — Tint Sprint, the first powder-paint run on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19. This 5K walk/run is sponsored by the UMF Health Club to inspire campus and community members to enjoy the fun of exercise and healthy outdoor ...


UMF Visiting Writers Series features poet Dan Albergotti

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington features award-winning poet Dan Albergotti as this year’s final reader in its celebrated Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. Albergotti will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., ...