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Deputy investigating burglaries in Phillips, Madrid Township

PHILLIPS — The Franklin County Sheriff Department is investigating two burglaries on the East Madrid Road, one in Phillips and the other in Madrid Township, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Friday. Cpl. Nate Reid responded to a garage burglary where two ATVs were taken and ridden aroun...

Phillips man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

FARMINGTON — A Phillips man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 in 2013, pleaded not guilty Friday in Franklin County Superior Court. Justice Nancy Mills ordered Robert Parker Jr., 43, to remain held on $75,000 cash bail or $150,000 worth of real estate. She al...

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Turner PBIS team community night TURNER — The PBIS (positive behavior interventions and support) team at Turner Elementary School will hold a community family night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. The PBIS team reinforces positive student behavior...

Grants available for Franklin, Somerset County nonprofits

ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Western Mountains Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program. A v...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Jessica Eckardt, 26, Stratton, domestic violence criminal mischief, Jan. 14, $200 cash bail, court appearance Feb. 27, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Donn Sweetser, 54, Phil...

Phillips selectmen seek committee volunteers

PHILLIPS — Selectmen appealed to residents Tuesday to serve on the town Budget Committee. The board reviewed the process to develop a working budget. Selectmen and the town manager review expenditures and anticipated revenues. The Budget Committee provides a review of those figures a...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Kelsi M. Heikkinen, 26, Jay, failure to appear-theft by unauthorized taking, transfer, Jan. 13, $100 bail, court appearance March 5, Jay Police Department. * Samantha E. Bell, 26, Ph...

Phillips man indicted in sexual assault case

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County grand jury on Monday indicted a Phillips man accused of sexually assaulting a child under age 12. Robert Parker Jr., 43, faces five felony charges of gross sexual assault and misdemeanor charges of terrorizing, endangering the welfare of a child, harass...

Phillips man injured when pickup, logging truck collide in Oxford County

LOWER CUPSUPTIC TOWNSHIP — A Phillips man remained at a Lewiston hospital Thursday with injuries he received when his pickup truck collided with one of his logging trucks Wednesday morning in this northern Oxford County township, Maine State Police Trooper Jason Wing said. Rob Thornd...

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Phillips fire chief looking for volunteers

PHILLIPS — The Fire Department meets high training standards in spite of its manpower limitations, fire Chief James Gould said at Tuesday night's selectmen meeting. Gould said he and his crew have answered 48 calls since July 1. He told selectmen he plans to have his department move ...