Stories about New Sharon

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...

Snowshoes, snowflakes and caned chairs keep women busy

FARMINGTON — Working together, Georgia Tolman and her mother, Jane Tolman, slipped cane through the holes of a weathered chair Friday while tending Georgia’s display at the Farmington Fair.

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Todd O. Tyler, 34, Andover, driving after suspension, Aug. 21, $250 cash bail, court appearance Oct. 16, Wilton Police Department. * Barry Brown, 50, Chesterville, violation of Inter...

Dodge pickup parts stolen from New Sharon auto body shop

NEW SHARON — A Franklin County deputy is investigating a case of vehicle parts stolen from an auto body shop on Farmington Falls Road. The owner of the shop told Cpl. Chris Chase on Wednesday that a driver’s side front and rear doors, front bumper cover and tailgate were stolen...