Stories about Strong


Strong reschedules town meeting, elections

STRONG — Selectmen on Tuesday night rescheduled the annual town meeting for March 22 and election of school board members to March 21, because legal public notice was not given to hold it March 1. At their Feb. 11 meeting, selectmen agreed to wait for updated information for three sc...


Strong, Freeman Republicans meet Sunday

STRONG — A meeting for Strong and Freeman Republicans begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Parish House in Strong. All Republicans are welcome to attend. For more information, call Eloise Stevens, 684-5202, or Lois Barker, 684-4832.

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Face Time: Pete Dubuc, 'Gunther Brown' front man

They put out the call for a fake wedding with a cake fight. Gunther Brown shot the video for its single "Forever"  with friends, family and fans in November, released the cake-in-your-face video in December and followed up with ...


Driver charged in Farmington crash

FARMINGTON — A Strong man was issued a summons on a charge of failing to yield the right of way following a collision on Route 2/Wilton Road on Saturday. Frank Anderson, 88, was driving a 2013 Toyota Tundra pickup west at about 10 a.m. when he attempted a left turn into Splash and Da...


George S. 'Bud' Gilmore

PALM BAY, Fla. — George S. "Bud" Gilmore, 70, of Strong and Sarasota, Fla., died Nov. 5, in Palm Bay, Fla., on his way home for the winter. Bud was born in Portland on Jan. 3, 1943, to Roland and Eldora Gilmore, the second of two boys. Bud grew up in Strong and worked in the lumberin...


Strong selectmen plan budget workshop Tuesday

STRONG — Selectmen agreed Tuesday night to hold a workshop next week to prepare final figures for the 2014 budget. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Forster Memorial Building. Selectmen will meet with the town auditor Tuesday, Jan. 28, to discuss po...


Women from Strong injured in Freeman Township accidents

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP —  Two Strong women were injured in separate accidents on the Foster Hill Road (Route 145) on Wednesday and Thursday mornings when their vehicles hit patches of ice. In Thursday's accident, Allicea Howard, 39, of Strong, was coming from Kingfield when the SUV sh...


Car, plow truck damaged in Strong

STRONG — A car was destroyed Saturday when it hit the back of a Maine Department of Transportation plow truck on Route 4, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said. The 2010 BMW driven by James Hammond, 35, of Dallas Plantation was passing four vehicles behind the truck driven by Mark Tolman, 5...

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Church briefs

Jan. 12 service on 'grace revisited' PARIS — The Jan. 12 worship service at the First Universalist Church on Pine Street will be conducted by Silver Moore-Leamon. The title of the 10 a.m. service is "Grace Revisited." Music is under the leadership of Donna Hur...


Franklin County's first baby of the new year makes her debut

FARMINGTON — Franklin County's first baby of the new year was resting before heading home to Strong in subzero temperatures Thursday morning. Weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces, Della Joy Kangas was born at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Davin and Ho...