Stories about Farmington


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently filed at Franklin County Detention Center: * Jonathan A. Loveitt, 34, Steep Falls, driving under the influence, March 21, no bail listed as of March 24, by Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Shane C. Dunn, 23, Farmington, d...


Farmington students complete Iditaread

FARMINGTON — It's a lesson about setting goals, teamwork and perseverance as 300 readers at W.G. Mallett School competed in the school's 16th annual Iditaread this month. Several awards were presented as students, teachers and parents assembled Monday morning to celebrate the accompl... 1


Farmington voters pass $5 million budget, elect town officers

FARMINGTON — Andrew Buckland and Stephan Bunker were elected to the Board of Selectmen on Monday for three-year terms. Buckland received 253 votes; Bunker 242; and incumbent Dennis Pike 159. RSU 9 directors elected for three-year terms were incumbent Claire Andrews with 324 vo...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Joshua A. Kelley,  32, Phillips, domestic violence assault, March 19, no bail listed as of March 21, Maine State Police. Jeffrey L. Danforth Jr., 44, Sumner, warrant, unpaid fines...


Therapist uses art and music to help children cope

FARMINGTON — Art and music, expressive therapies, can hold a key to communication with children with special needs, according to therapist Ellen Bowman. Bowman returned to the University of Maine at Farmington on Friday to participate in the 6th annual Teaching and Working in a Diver...


Public hearing set on Franklin Memorial Hospital becoming part of MaineHealth

FARMINGTON — A public hearing is scheduled on the proposal for Franklin Memorial Hospital to become a member of MaineHealth. The hearing takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the University of Maine at Farmington, North Dining Hall. The Maine Department of H...


Donations sought for student loggers event in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Forestry and wood-harvesting program instructors Chris Maxim and Rodney Spiller are looking for donations to help buy awards, food and other items for the 38th annual Loggers' Meet. The Foster Career and Technical Education Center in Farmington at the Mt. Blue Campus is ...


Children's Task Force partners with military in Kuwait for road race

FARMINGTON — A local road race, race, fundraiser, planned to raise funds to help prevent child abuse and neglect, has caught the attention of U.S. military personnel in Kuwait. While the Franklin County Children's Task Force hosts its third annual 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run on May 10 in downtown Farmingt...


Mt. Blue student's artwork selected as a computer screen saver

FARMINGTON — Claire Donaghue put some bird seed in a feeder, took a camera inside and hid by the window. She wanted to get a photo of a bird in a good pose or a really unique bird. “Then a woodpecker came,” she said. Donaghue, of Wilton, took a photo capturi...


UMF Visiting Writers Series features New York Times bestselling author

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present author Maria Flook as the upcoming writer in UMF’s 2013-14 Visiting Writers Series. Flook will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in The Landing in...