Stories about Industry


Starks voters seek to join RSU 9

FARMINGTON — An effort that could bring Starks into Regional School District 9 moved a step forward this week. On Tuesday, two-thirds of the residents of the Somerset County town voted 164-27 to support withdrawing from RSU 59 based in Madison and join RSU 9. At the RSU 9 boar...



Extension meeting INDUSTRY — The Industry Extension will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Shorey Chapel. Program will be International. For more information contact Barbara Titcomb at 778-6780. Free supper JAY — This month's...



Warm supper FAYETTE — The next Keep Me Warm supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Fayette Central School. There will be food, music and raffles. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the Mount Vernon Food Bank, which serves the Fayette...


Local students enroll at Unity College

UNITY — The following local students will attend Unity College for the upcoming spring 2012 semester. Twenty-one students in all, from across the country, will join the community at America's Environmental College in January including Theresa Mosher of Wilton, Krist...


Barn, horse stable destroyed by fire in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The state Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a large barn and stable at Knowlton Corner Farm. A horse being boarded there and a pair of cats were lost in the early morning blaze. When firefighters arrived at 34... 1


Treasure Hunters Roadshow hits Wilton

WILTON — People brought coins, jewelry and other valuables to the Treasurer Hunters Roadshow here this week, Northeast field Manager Angela Wright said Thursday. She and her team set up shop at Comfort Inn & Suites on Tuesday with a purse of $250,000 to spend on items through Sat... 1



Craft fair FARMINGTON — The Sandy Rivers Annual Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Sandy River Nursing Care Center, Route 133. Seafood chowder or corn chowder will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keep Me Warm suppe...


Maine ex-inmates sue guards over contaminated food at Franklin County Jail

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A federal court has ruled that a jury will decide a lawsuit brought by two former inmates at the Franklin County jail who claim guards contaminated their food as a prank. After dismissing certain aspects of the lawsuit this summer, U.S. Magistrate Judge Marga...


Ex-prosecutor happy to see break in 31-year-old Maine homicide

ANSON, Maine — More than three decades after a 20-year-old mother was found dead on a dirt road, former Deputy Attorney General Pasquale “Pat” Perrino still remembers the investigation and the hundreds of hours spent conducting interviews, though the details are becoming foggy.


State police arrest Industry man in decades-old homicide case

INDUSTRY —  Maine State Police on Wednesday arrested Jay S. Mercier, 55, charging him with murder in connection with the death of Rita St. Peter 31 years ago. St. Peter, who was 20 at the time of her death, was found dead off the Campground Road in Anson on July 5, 1980. Mercie... 7