Stories about New Sharon


Ditzler Library to kick off summer reading program

NEW SHARON — The theme for the 2013 Summer Reading program at the Jim Ditzler Memorial Library is "Dig Into Reading." Readers of all ages will explore things underground beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, with a presentation on dinosaurs by the L.C. Bates Museum. The remain...


Well done - Students honored for achievements

BOSTON — Brittany Martin, daughter of Jeanne and Dan Martin of Lewiston, has been named to the dean’s list with distinction for the spring 2013 semester at Boston University. A 2011 graduate of Lewiston High School, Martin is majoring in graphic ...


UMFK Student Support Services recognizes TRiO students

FORT KENT — The TRiO, Student Support Services Program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent held its fifth annual recognition banquet on April 17 to honor students involved in the TRiO program. TRiO Student Support Services is funded through the Department of Education under Titl...



Hospital holding community tea FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a community tea on Wednesday, June 12, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The tea, which is free and open to the public, will include infor...


Health Careers Scholarship awards announced

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee has announced the six recipients of the West Central Maine Health Careers Scholarship Program. The scholarships are presented to students residing in the Franklin Memorial Hospital service area who are pursuing care...


New Sharon woman thrives at 107

FARMINGTON — It's not her diet or any intentional exercise that keeps Velma Pearson thriving at 107 years old. "It's her positive outlook, seeing something positive in every new day," Sue Bell, administrator of Pinewood Terrace, suggested. Pearson is from New Sharon and has li... 1


Rachel E. Luce Newcomb

NEW SHARON —   Rachel Elaine Luce Newcomb, 84, of New Sharon, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 21.


Franklin County Arrest Log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Joann Demorro, 48, New Sharon, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, May 15, $3,000 unsecured bail, Farmington Police Department. Mark McCrillis, 30, Farmington, warrant unpaid fin...


Man injured when motorcycle hit stopped car in New Sharon

NEW SHARON — A Dixfield man received minor injuries when the motorcycle he was driving ran into the back of a car on Route 2, Franklin County Lt. David Rackliffe said Monday. Keith Langervin, 22, was reported to have been thrown over the car by the force of the impact late Friday aft... 1


Students pack truck for food pantry

Kindergartner Leah Dill, second from left, hands food items Friday to Ross McCormick, left, a member of the United Methodist Church in New Sharon as fellow students at the Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon wait to do the same. Bob Peary, a member of the church and a duty monitor at the school, o...