Stories about Farmington


Farmington police collect food items, accept prescription drugs

FARMINGTON — The Police Department will host a site for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the station at 116 Franklin Avenue. The department is also running a food drive in connection with the event, Bonnie Pomeroy, department s...


Howling at the sun by day, the moon at night

Wooden wolves "howl" at the sun from the top of this Farmington snowbank Thursday. From a distance, the figures look real. They were recently added to the large snowbank.


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests recently were logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Jessica J. Gammon, 34, Wilton, violating condition of release, March 31, released April 2, time served, by Wilton Police Department. * Sarah Copeland, 27, Farmington, warrant —...


Phillips man accused in break-in at Madrid Township garage

FARMINGTON — Police said a Phillips man was charged Wednesday with breaking into a garage on East Madrid Road in Madrid Township in January. Franklin County Cpl. Nate Reid and Lt. David St. Laurent arrested Aaron J. Barker, 32, on a felony charge of burglary, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr...


RSU 9 board gets list of spending priorities

FARMINGTON — RSU 9 directors Tuesday heard about spending priorities for 2014-15, including $600,000 more to cover previously negotiated staff contracts. The session was the first in a series to develop a budget. The next one is at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Forum at Mt. Blue C...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Alan Austin, 48, Phillips, criminal trespass warrant, March 31, no bail listed, by Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Michael Ringer, 44, Skowhegan, violating condition of relea...


Franklin County commissioners waive probationary period for corrections officer

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday to waive a six-month probationary period for Jason Hamlin, who will move from maintenance at the jail to being a corrections officer. A corrections officer will retire at the end of the month, leaving an open position. H...


Franklin County sheriff proposes change to structure of Civil Division

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners tabled action Tuesday on a request from the sheriff to change the structure of the Civil Division in an effort to be more efficient, save the county money and generate revenue. Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. proposed creating a utility deputy pos...


Farmington fire chief attains certification

FARMINGTON — Fire Chief Terry S. Bell Sr. recently received certification as Chief Fire Officer Level 1 through the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association. He joins 35 other chief fire officers throughout the state to attain the certification, he said. "It's an accomplishment," Bell s...


Chesterville party ends with arrest of Farmington man

CHESTERVILLE — A Farmington man was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of burglary and theft after police responded to a complaint about a large party at the end of Cohoon Road. Richard J. Armstrong, 20, and others were gathered at the end of the road around a bonfire, Maine St...