Stories about New Sharon

Starks teenager injured when vehicle strikes tree

NEW SHARON — A 17-year-old Starks boy was injured Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Starks Road. The car driven by Justin Horner went off the road and hit a tree, Trooper Jed Malcore of the Maine State Police said. Horner was heading toward New Sharon wh...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Albert L. Elliott, 24, Wilton, failure to appear-driving while license suspended, Oct. 18, $500 cash bail, court appearance Dec. 11, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Caleb Hupper,...

Ellis family holds reunion

Hornets' nest hangs high in New Sharon

Larry Parker of New Sharon spotted this hornet's nest 40 to 50 feet high in a maple tree on his property. He said he didn't believe in the folk tale that predicts how bad a winter will be based on how high a hornet's nest is built above ground. But according to the Farmers' Almanac, "With a combi...

Black cat, big spider on the prowl

This scary-looking cat and large blow-up spider are hanging out at the Sandy River Farm Supply on Route 2 in New Sharon. These and more scenes are popping up around the area as as Halloween draws near.

Ruth Crockett Webster

NEW SHARON — Ruth Crockett Webster, 91, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, at her home of fifty-three years in New Sharon, surrounded by her family. She was born in Sumner on May 14, 1922, the daughter of Horace and Marion (Stetson) Crockett. She grew up on the family farm on a rocky hills...

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March against biotech foods PORTLAND — On National Food Day, Saturday, Oct. 12, a peaceful march against biotech GMO foods will be held at 2 p.m. in Market Square. There will be a GMO-free picnic before the rally. For more information locate March Again...

Garden Club held children's raffle

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Coalition offers flu shots FARMINGTON — Starting Oct. 11, Healthy Community Coalition staff will be available to administer the influenza vaccine (flu shot) at the following sites. Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rangeley IGA. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9:30...

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Community Kitchen INDUSTRY — Industry Community Kitchen will hold the following events. Community socials will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 24, at Industry Town Hall. A harvest dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Indus...