Stories about Farmington

Franklin County deputies to get improved Tasers

FARMINGTON — Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department will be getting new Tasers to help fight crime. County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept the recommendation of Chief Deputy Steven Lowell to go with the Taser Assurance Plan to buy 15 digital Taser X2...

Farmington, New Sharon Republicans to caucus

FARMINGTON — Republicans residing in the newly apportioned House District 113, which consists of Farmington and New Sharon, will hold a special caucus to select a replacement for the Republican nominee for the Maine House, according to Bill Crandall, chairman of the Farmington Republican Co...

Board seeks new location for community banner posts

FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen would like to find a new home for the community banner poles located at the corner of Farmington Falls Road and High Street. The two poles, which hold up to three banners, are used by local groups to announce events to drivers entering Farmington o...

Red carpet welcome for bus tour in Farmington

Gloria McGraw, representing the Farmington Downtown Association, boards a tour bus from Maryland on Wednesday to welcome passengers to Farmington. The Rill's Bus Service tour was one of the first this season to stop in Farmington. The group planned to travel on to Bethel to stay Thursday night an...

Farmington accepts nearly $74,000 donation for park

FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen accepted a $73,997 donation Tuesday from Richard Bjorn to landscape a park on the former town garage lot. The board also agreed to maintain the property.  Town Manager Richard Davis estimated a cost of approximately $1,000 per year or l...

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Vendors sought for Old Home Days PHILLIPS — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64 is looking for interested vendors for their Old Home Days vendor fair on Aug. 15. Proceeds from the fair will benefit various programs such as Girls State, scholarships and community...

Antique Tractor Festival starts Friday in Farmington

INDUSTRY — A 1949 Oliver 77 will be the featured tractor at the 19th annual Tractor Festival this weekend. Sponsored by the Maine Antique Tractor Club, the festival begins at 8 a.m. Friday, June 27,  and continues through Sunday, June 29, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Th...

Compost still available at Sandy River Recycling Facility

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Recycling Facility still has compost for sale. It may be purchased for $15 per skid steer bucket load at the facility off Dump Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday until the end of July.

Sheriff updates Franklin County commissioners on increased jail payment

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. updated commissioners Tuesday on the Maine Board of Corrections action June 17 to reduce the jail's operating budget by $100,000. Nichols and commission Chairman Fred Hardy of New Sharon went to the Board of Corrections to reques...

Franklin County commissioners add $13,947 for restitution specialist

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve a $5.65 million budget for 2014-15. Chairman Fred Hardy of New Sharon voted against it. The budget is $13,947 more than what the Franklin County Budget Advisory Committee approved June 18. The additional money is...