Stories about New Sharon

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...

Rapper, musician teaches power of music to children in New Sharon

NEW SHARON — With their heads bobbing, their hands up high and moving from side-to-side to the music Monday, students at Cape Cod Hill School followed along with rapper and saxophone player Devin Ferreira. Even Principal Darlene Paine and staff members got into the music. Ferr...

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VFW dance is Feb. 1 JAY — A dance with music by The Campground Band will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Jay VFW. For more information call 320-1544. Public supper at Trinity United FARMINGTON — A public supper ...

Farmington student wins RSU 9 district bee

NEW SHARON — It took 24 rounds to declare sixth-grader Aubrey Hoes a winner in the Mt. Blue Regional School District Spelling Bee on Monday. Hoes, of Cascade Brook School in Farmington, and eighth-grader Ben Andrews, of Mt. Blue Middle School, went through 10 rounds before Hoes took ...

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Community luncheon rescheduled FARMINGTON — Old South First Congregational Church will serve its monthly free community luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. The event was rescheduled from Jan. 11 due to weather. The menu includes Stan's regionally f...