Stories about New Sharon

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Folk concert in New Sharon

Dick Goldsmith photo Lissa Schneckenburger, left, known for her lively and uplifting fiddling and gentle, evocative singing, will perform with Boston-based guitarist Bethany Waickman at New Sharon Congregational Church UCC on Saturday, Jan. 21. The two musicians play traditional New Engla...

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Roast pork dinner NEW SHARON — A pork loin roast dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at the new Masonic Lodge, Route 2. Eat in or take out. The meal includes mashed potatoes, baby carrots, peas, rolls, pies, tea and coffee. The cost i...

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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

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Ruth Stinchfield Cox

LEWISTON — Ruth Stinchfield Cox, 94, of New Sharon passed away peacefully at a Lewiston hospital surrounded by family on Dec. 23, after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1917, to Wesley Burton and Lena Marion (Abbott) Stinchfield in Phillips, where she received her early educati...

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Free luncheon FARMINGTON — A free monthly community luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. The menu includes macaroni and cheese with ham, green beans, rolls and gingerbread. F...

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Mobile home mishap in Mexico stalls traffic

MEXICO — A mobile home being transported on Route 2 fell to the pavement Tuesday, stalling traffic for more than an hour. Skidgell Excavation was moving the mobile home from Wilton to a trailer park in Mexico. As the driver was attempting to back up, the tongue to the trailer bent an...

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Modular home slides off trailer in New Sharon, injuring Wayne driver

NEW SHARON — A Wayne man was injured and a modular home hauler faces a traffic charge after half of a new modular home slid off a flatbed trailer and struck a pickup truck Tuesday morning on Route 2. Scott Tripp, 51, of Windham was traveling east on Route 2 with half the modular h...

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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...

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Convicted felon held after botched burglary

FARMINGTON — A Brunswick man appeared in court Wednesday, a day after a state police trooper said he caught him taking jewelry from a home on Mile Hill Road in New Sharon, officials said. Maine State Police Trooper Randall Keaten arrested William H. Poore, 38, also known as William T...

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Fair and accurate elections

LD 1376, the legislation that ends same-day voter registration in Maine, was passed for just one reason — to give town and city clerks throughout the state of Maine two business days in which to verify the eligibility of newly registered voters, thereby ensuring fair and accurate elections.... 4