Stories about New Vineyard



Historical Society meets Sept. 18 NEW VINEYARD — The New Vineyard Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Smith Hall on Main Street. Nancy Jane Porter will discuss how the Farmington Historical Society entered parts of its collection int...


Man charged when truck hits pole

NEW VINEYARD — A New Portland man was charged late Saturday evening after his pickup truck hit a utility pole on Route 27 near Maine Wood Turning Inc. Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Sandy Burke issued Walker Fleming, 33, a summons charging operating under the influence, Sheriff Sco...



Norway Library reading celebration NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library will have their Summer Reading Celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. Children who have been reading this summer and those who participated in the Wednesday Adventures classes ...


Farmington man dies in Route 27 crash

NEW VINEYARD — Police say William Ellsworth, 57, of Farmington was killed after his van crossed the centerline of Route 27 on Friday morning and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. Daniel French, 29, of Alfred was driving the Hirschbank Co. truck with an empty box north when Ellsworth'...


Maine Wood Concepts: Family-owned business adapts to changing trends

NEW VINEYARD — The hum of machines punctuated by the sound of saws can be heard as workers at Maine Wood Concepts turned hardwood into specialty items Wednesday. Brothers Wayne and Earl Fletcher bought a shuttered mill in 1971 in the heart of this rural town and began making mostly n... 1


Franklin County Arrest Log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Christopher Tracy, 20, New Sharon, failure to appear — criminal mischief and unpaid fines, fees — theft, July 24, $440 cash bail, court appearance Sept. 11, by Maine State Police.



Merry Plinksters at Society meet NEW VINEYARD — The Merry Plinksters, a well-practiced band of enthusiastic ukulele players, will lead a sing-along at the next New Vineyard Historical Society meeting. The society will convene at Smith Hall on Main Street at 5 ...


New Vineyard woman’s car involved in two accidents

LIVERMORE FALLS — A New Vineyard woman’s vehicle was involved in two accidents Tuesday afternoon just minutes apart. Karen Hill, 60, was driving her 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass down upper Depot Street when it and a vehicle heading in the other direction collided, Lt. Thomas Gould s... 3



Franklin County Educators meet FARMINGTON — The next meeting of the Franklin County Educators will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, in the North Dining Hall of UMF. Lunch will be salads, mini-sandwiches and dessert for $10. The program will be entertainment...


Governor’s Awards For Service And Volunteerism presented

AUGUSTA — First lady Ann LePage presided over the annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism. The eight winners and eight honorees have had an impact in communities across the state. The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteer are presen...