Stories about Phillips


Survey on arts and heritage

The High Peaks Creative Council in Kingfield is offering a survey for the residents and visitors of Northern Franklin County. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate how the arts and heritage organization can better reach the public and help strengthen the collective creative economy. Those taki...


Phillips man offers $500 reward in connection to flag defacing

PHILLIPS — A local man is offering a $500 reward for the “capture and conviction” of the person who defaced an American flag he painted on the back of a garage he is renting on High Street. Benjamin Jacques, 40, said the flag was spray-painted with black paint at 5:39 a.m... 42


Phillips holding annual town meeting Saturday

PHILLIPS — Voters at the annual town meeting Saturday will decide whether to approve $38,000 in matching funds to secure federal and state money to improve Main Street sidewalks from Blake Hill Road to Bridge Street. Town Manager Elaine Hubbard said Tuesday that the town was notified...


Painted flag on barn vandalized

PHILLIPS — A Franklin County deputy is investigating who spray-painted black paint on parts of a large American flag painted on the side of a barn, Lt. David Rackliffe said Tuesday. The incident on High Street was reported Saturday morning. Deputy Christopher Chase is pursuing leads ...


Woman pleads guilty to taking metal from concrete plant

FARMINGTON — The last of four co-defendants pleaded guilty Tuesday in the theft of more than $5,000 in metal from an abandoned USA Concrete Plant in Phillips on Nov. 14, 2012. Jennifer Tripp, 39, of Readfield entered an Alford plea, which means she admits the prosecution could likely...


Old Home Days events needs sponsors, volunteers

Matt Higgins plays one of the Outlaws of the Shriners unit, Crazy Kops.


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Ralph Metcalf, 34, Jay, revocation of bail, June 19, no bail listed, Franklin County Sheriff's Department. * Merrill Maceda, 25, Phillips, violation condition of release, June 19, no...


Ervin Prescott is veteran of the month

PARIS — Ervin Heath Prescott is being honored as the veteran of the month at the Maine Veterans' Home. Prescott was born July 10, 1922. He grew up on a farm in Phillips as the seventh son in a family of nine boys. The family raised and milked a herd of cows and grew acres of vegetabl...


Franklin County Arrest Log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: * Timothy Koehler, 30, Livermore Falls, violation of condition of release, June 14, no bail listed, Jay Police Department. * Sara L. Poisson, 29, Jay, driving after suspension, June 14...


Elizabeth F. "Betty" Rietschel

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Elizabeth F. “Betty” Rietschel, 91, died on Nov. 16, 2012, at The Coventry in Southern Pines, N.C. She was born in Phillips, the daughter of the late Truman E. and Martha Connell Masterman. She was a graduate of Phillips High School and the Nor...