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New Vineyard paving project ready to begin

NEW VINEYARD — A long-awaited Barker Road rebuilding and repaving project will begin Monday, June 10. “We have the money, and we’re ready to roll,” Selectman Fay Adams said. In March, voters approved spending $308,000 to rebuild and pave nearly a mile on the ...


New Vineyard residents question Barker Road project

NEW VINEYARD — Selectmen listened for more than an hour Monday to ideas and questions posed by about 25 townspeople on rebuilding a portion of Barker Road. The board opted to stay with what voters had decided at the March town meeting unless someone presents a petition with 25 signat...


New Vineyard board calls for hearing on Barker Road project

NEW VINEYARD — Selectmen are seeking input from townspeople regarding plans to rebuild a portion of the Barker Road. The board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Smith Hall prior to their regular meeting. During the annual town meeting in March, voters a...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: Kathyrene A. Searles, 38, New Vineyard, theft by unauthorized taking, transfer and violation condition of release, April 12, $250 cash bail, court appearance June 5, Farmington Police Departm...



Educators to meet April 15 STRONG — The Franklin County Retired Educators will hold their first meeting of the spring at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, at the White Elephant. The program will be a slide presentation of Schools in Honduras. Lunch will be either pot roast o...


Fire causes minimum damage to New Vineyard house

NEW VINEYARD – A house at 525 Anson Valley Road received minimal damage Friday morning after a fire in a chimney spread to a wall in the living room, New Vineyard Fire Chief Doug Churchill said. The home belongs to Jim Russell and Bonnie Sawyer. Sawyer was home and called in the fire...


New Vineyard turns back three controversial articles, passes budget

NEW VINEYARD--Town meeting voters overwhelmingly rejected three controversial articles and approved less than a one-percent increase in the municipal budget. 


Correction: Robert Stevens is named agent

NEW VINEYARD — The annual town meeting will begin with votes on two controversial ordinances residents rejected last summer. The meeting at Smith Hall will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9. After choosing a moderator, voters will decide on the Duties and Code of Conduct Ordinance...


Two men injured when car, plow truck hit head-on

NEW VINEYARD – Two men were injured Wednesday morning on Route 27 when a car and a plow truck collided head-on near Our Village Market, formerly known as My Wife's Place, Franklin County Sheriff Cpl. Stephen Charles said. Shermaine L. McDonald II, 17, of Farmington, driving a car, wa...


Eight bids submitted for library expansion

NEW VINEYARD — Eight bids were submitted Monday for the New Vineyard Public Library expansion project by the 2 p.m. deadline, Fay Adams, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said. One bid was not accepted because it was received after the deadline. All eight bids were hand de...