Stories about New Sharon



Free community luncheon March 8 FARMINGTON — A free community luncheon will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. The menu consists of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and cookies...


New Sharon to keep 5% tax discount

NEW SHARON — Following considerable discussion on most town meeting warrant articles, 125 residents approved a $768,767 budget on Saturday, Selectman Forrest Bonney said early Saturday evening. Social service agencies that didn't send a representative to the 9 a.m. meeting in Cape Co...


New Sharon town clerk, tax collector retires

New Sharon town officials, from left, Selectmen Forrest Bonney, Russell Gardner, Treasurer Bonita Lehigh, Town Clerk and Tax Collector Rose Mary McCormick and Board of Selectmen Chairman Maynard Webster, gathered at the town office Friday afternoon to honor McCormick. She is retiring after a...


Steel secured to abutment made demo of New Sharon bridge difficult

NEW SHARON — A day after the old iron bridge crossing the Sandy River failed to fall after dynamite charges went off, a project manager explained what happened. Steel on the 1916 iron bridge was cast into the concrete abutment closest to the Farmington end, which prevented the bridge...


New Sharon bridge comes down with dynamite and jackhammer

NEW SHARON – The dynamite charges went off but the old iron bridge didn't budge Thursday. It took more than three hours of an excavator with a jackhammer attached to bring it down shortly before 5:30 p.m., Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said. Deputies will provide security... 1


New Sharon set for Saturday town meeting

NEW SHARON — Voters will consider articles totaling $771,067 at the annual town meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Cape Cod Hill School. The proposed budget amount is down about $20,000 from last year, selectmen Chairman Maynard Webster said. "There was quite a bit of mon...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Andrea Ruth Etzel, 61, Cape Elizabeth, driving under the influence, Feb. 24, $3,000 unsecured bail, court appearance April 8, Farmington Police Department. Troy D. Pomeroy, 51, Livermo...


Well done - Students honored for achievements

BRISTOL, R.I. — The following local residents are among those to be named to the Roger Williams University dean's list for the fall 2013 semester. Alexandra Landry of Wales, majoring in accounting Jacob Weeks of New Gloucester, majoring in gl...


New Sharon man charged with furnishing marijuana to juveniles

FARMINGTON — A New Sharon man is facing charges of furnishing four juveniles with marijuana, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said in a news release. Maine State Police arrested Charles Ross, 34, on Wednesday on a warrant issued by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, N...


New Sharon bridge demolition work to begin

NEW SHARON — A Freeport company expects to begin removing the 1916 iron bridge over the Sandy River soon, Peter Krakoff, vice president of CPM Constructors, said Monday. The company was the low bidder at $346,764, according to the Maine Department of Transportation website. &l...