Stories about Phillips


Tax increase will pay for Phillips road repairs

PHILLIPS — Property owners will see a significant increase in their tax bills next week to pay for road improvements. Selectmen discussed ways to avoid a tax rate hike from $16.20 to $20.80 per $1,000 of valuation. For a property valued at $100,000, the tax bill would go up $460....


Tim Maillet/Elks Scholarship ride is Sept. 1

FARMINGTON — The 11th annual Farmington Elks Scholarship Ride in memory of Tim Maillet will take place Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Elks Lodge No. 2430, 120 School St. Registration is at 8 a.m. Cost is $25. Vehicles on two-, three- and four-wheels are welcome. There will be ...


Schedule set for Mobile Health Unit outreach events

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its September schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events. Staff will be offering services such as blood pressure and cholesterol checks; body composition analysis; information on cancer prevention, nutrit...


Richard Edwin Beal

FARMINGTON — Richard Edwin Beal, 93, of Avon passed away on Monday, Aug. 12, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Avon on July 26, 1920, the son of the late Sumner Horace Beal and Blanche Smith. He graduated from Phillips High School in the Class of 1938.


Phillips firefighters lauded by town officials

PHILLIPS — Before they went to their monthly training meeting Tuesday night, three firefighters joined selectmen and the town manager to accept praise for their unselfish efforts to help their Canadian neighbors in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Josh Bachelder and Paul Hudson accepted a frame...


Rep. Michaud's staff holding office hours in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A member of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud's staff will hold office hours Thursday in the town office. Matt Dubois from Michaud’s Lewiston office will be available on Thursday, August 15, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Office at 15 Russell St. Residents will be ...


Sex offender faces new charge of failing to register

FARMINGTON — Franklin County sheriff's deputies arrested an Avon man Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and failing to give police or the state a new address. Patrick Crocker, 48, is a lifetime registrant as a sex offender, according to the Maine Sex Offender Registry....


Grant to help High Peaks Trails Plan


Local high school students win Saint Michael's College Book Award

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The following local high school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. Andrew Boucher of Byron, a student at Lincoln Academy. Alyssa Brands of Bryant Pond


Phillips Old Home Days begins nine-day run Saturday

PHILLIPS — Nine days in August are set aside for fun in this small western Maine community. The 56th annual Old Home Days begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, when amateur photographers bring their entries to Phillips Hardware on Main Street. Dozens of photos of scenery, animals and p...