Stories about Phillips

ACLU of Maine demands apology from Biddeford school officials

BIDDEFORD — A leading Maine civil rights group wants an apology from Biddeford school officials after what it called “unconstitutional” student assemblies last week featuring religious Christian references. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine announced Friday that... 13

Franklin County Arrest Log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests recently were logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Robert Parker, 43, Phillips, tampering with a witness, harassment by phone, violation of condition of release, Oct. 1, no bail listed, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Robert ...

Phillips man faces sexual assault charge

FARMINGTON —  A Phillips man accused of sexually assaulting a child under age 12 had his bail set at $75,000 cash or $150,000 worth of real estate Wednesday in 12th District Court. Robert Parker Jr., 43, is also accused of threatening to kill the child and harassing family membe...

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Tri Town Seniors to meet Oct. 28 JAY — On Monday the Tri Town Seniors met at St. Rose Parish Hall at with Pat Couture, vice president, presiding. After opening ceremonies George Doiron sang "My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You" for the group. Everyone was r...

Resident puts unfounded rumor to rest

PHILLIPS — One Phillips resident said he wanted to put to rest a rumor that has circulated around town and beyond without any credible sources. John Foss, who recently volunteered to serve on the RSU 58 school board, told selectmen and the town manager Tuesday night about his frustra...

Phillips man charged with assault, reckless conduct

PHILLIPS — A local man is accused of assaulting a woman Monday and ramming the back of a vehicle she was riding in with his vehicle at about 50 miles per hour, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Monday. John Pillsbury, 49, of Phillips appeared in District Court on Monday on two felony ch...

Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Brandon Wheeler, 25, Phillips, warrant — violation condition of release, warrant — driving under the influence, driving after suspension, driving without license, Sept. 16, rele...

Phillips appoints one RSU 58 director, still looking for another

PHILLIPS — Selectmen have filled the first of two RSU 58 school board director vaccancies. Faith Richard has children in the school system, according to Town Manager Elaine Hubbard, and has volunteered to serve as one of the two new members. Richard will attend the Thursday school bo...

Man faces indecent conduct charge

PHILLIPS — A Franklin County deputy has issued a local man a summons on a misdemeanor charge of indecent conduct, Lt. David Rackliffe said Friday. Myron Hoyt, 70, is accused of parading around in a short skirt and high heels in his yard that faces Route 142, with the skirt allowing a... 2

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....