Stories about New Sharon

Police: Driver inattention led to New Sharon crash

NEW SHARON (AP) — Investigators are now saying that driver inattention was the likely cause of a fatal traffic accident in New Sharon. John Pelletier died at the hospital a day after his pickup truck was struck by a by a tractor-trailer as he pulled out of his driveway onto U.S. Rout...

Well done - Area students earn degrees

WORCESTER, Mass. — Caitlin Bonney received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Worcester during a ceremony held June 2. She was honored with the Association of Academic Surgery Student Research Award. Bonney is the daughter of Forrest and...

Thomas College dean's list

WATERVILLE — Area students who were named to the dean's list at Thomas College for the spring 2013 semester are: Connor Coburn of Auburn, majoring in criminal justice Tyler Shennett of Auburn, majoring in sport management Kalinda Cox of Bethel, majoring in accounting wi...

Deputy investigates attempted burglary in New Sharon

NEW SHARON — A Franklin County sheriff's deputy is investigating an attempted burglary on Saturday at a residence on Beans Corner Road. A witness saw a young man enter a shed then leave but did not see him remove anything, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Monday. Some items were...

Police charge New Sharon woman with furnishing alcohol to teens

FARMINGTON — A New Sharon woman was charged Wednesday with furnishing alcohol to two teenagers who were later injured in an accident on Weeks Mills Road in New Sharon, Franklin County Lt. David St. Laurent said. A 15-year-old New Sharon boy received a head injury in the single-car ac...

New Sharon Historical Society, records facilitate searches

NEW SHARON — The New Sharon Historical Society is gearing up and hoping for a busy summer. Since moving from the Grange Hall in the fall of 2010 to what was the old Town Library, the society has expanded its resources and is able to display their artifacts. The society has many inter...

Driver arrested after crash sends teen passenger to hospital

NEW SHARON — A Franklin County justice on Monday afternoon lowered the bail for a Canadian man involved in a motor vehicle crash that injured a New Sharon teenager. Justice Kevin Cuddy ordered Adam King, 19, of Newfoundland, to be held on $1,000 cash bail with conditions that include...

Robert W. Mayo

NEW SHARON — Robert W. Mayo, 71, of New Sharon, died early Thursday evening, June 20, at his home in New Sharon, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Lewiston, the son of Evelyn Oliver. He attended ...

Paine named principal of New Sharon school

FARMINGTON — RSU 9 directors voted Tuesday to appoint Darlene Paine of Wilton as the new principal of Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon. Paine has been principal of Academy Hill School and Cushing School in Wilton for eight years. Prior to that, Paine was principal of Searsport Elem...

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...