Stories about Phillips


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...


Elections bring changes to the RSU 10 board

DIXFIELD — The RSU 10 board has one new member and two vacancies following Tuesday's elections. In Buckfield, member Maida Demers-Dobson was defeated by newcomer Michelle Casey, 117-95. In Rumford, Frank DiConzo must resign from the board, because he was elected selectman. Tow...


Phillips officials urging attendance at school budget hearing

PHILLIPS — Selectmen on Tuesday urged townspeople to attend the district budget hearing Thursday night at Mt. Abram High School. They agreed that the current SAD 58 budget could have an impact on the town’s taxes, despite their efforts to cut spending. “Our tax rat...


Phillips woman charged in robbery of Kingfield pharmacy

KINGFIELD — Franklin County deputies apprehended a Phillips woman within an hour after receiving a report of an armed robbery at the Western Maine Pharmacy at about 4 p.m. Monday. Police say Michelle Wilcox, 27, entered the pharmacy at 238 Main St. and handed a note to the clerk stat...


Franklin County arrest log

FARMINGTON — The following arrests were recently logged at Franklin County Detention Center: David Nelson, 30, Farmington, furnishing alcohol to a minor, May 31, $2,500 bail unsecured, court appearance July 3, Farmington Police Department. Nicole S. Waas, 28, Phillips, failure...


Fake bomb found under school bus was type used for emergency training

PHILLIPS — When a SAD 58 bus driver spotted what appeared to be a pipe bomb attached under the bus early Tuesday but later identified as a nonexplosive training device, it turned into a real safety drill for the school district and law enforcement. School was canceled for the day at ... 1


Phillips board told broken culvert eroding road

PHILLIPS — Selectmen on Tuesday were informed that a culvert at the intersection of Reeds Mill and Toothaker Pond roads needs to be repaired or replaced. The three sections of old culvert at Bragg's Corner have come unstrapped, allowing water to seep out and erode the gravel and asph...


Ellen J. Webber

CHESTERVILLE — Ellen J. Webber, 75, of Chesterville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 22. She was born in Littleton, N.H. in 1937, the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Williams. She attended schools in Phillips. On June 19, 1955, she married Stephen Webber, and the couple...


Franklin County police remind motorists to be wary of moose and deer crossings

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Sheriff's Department  reminds  drivers that the months of May and June are notorious for high rates of motor vehicle collisions with deer and moose.   In just the past week, the department has responded to five motor vehicle crashes inv... 2


Davenport honored as 'Queen of Volunteer' at Phillips party

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library threw a surprise party for Winona Davenport recently. The Tribute to Winona Day was held to recognize her many years of volunteer work in Phillips – and most especially for the $68,969 she has raised for the library since 1998. “And ...