Stories about New Sharon


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...



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...


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


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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