Stories about Strong

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Scouts to hold cookie booth sales

Local Girl Scouts will conduct booth sales of cookies at the following times and locations in March. March 10: Troop 192, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply, Farmington; Troop 212, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Douin’s Market, New Sharon; Troop 486, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wicked G...

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Strong election, town meeting set

STRONG — Voters at town meeting Saturday could decide they want to shut off half of the town’s streetlights to save money. The bill for streetlights was $7,600 last year. Selectmen have proposed cutting that budget item by half. Voters could decide to increase, decrease or app...

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Maranacook String Band to visit elementary schools

KINGFIELD — The Maranacook String Band, consisting of current and former Maranacook area students, is a professional bluegrass band led by nationally known bluegrass songwriter Stan Keach. The band will perform for grades K-8 in SAD 58 on Thursday, March 1. The community is invited to atte...

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This week's agenda

Thursday Salem: SAD 58 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Abram High School Wilton: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Office Friday Strong: Municipal elections, 1 to 6 p.m., Forster Building Weld: Municipal elections, 4 to 8 p.m., Town Office Saturday N...

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Lower bail denied; robbery trial continued to June for Strong man

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice declined Monday to lower bail from $5,000 for a Strong man accused of robbing the Big Apple on Farmington Falls Road on Dec. 21, 2010. Miguel Visuano III, 26, was expected to go on trial Monday but it was continued until June. A jury had been pi...

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Oil-to-pellets conversion

Employee Peter Kamm of Mountain Mechanical Co. in Strong and owner Buddy Kempton check out the Forster Memorial Building’s new pellet boiler Thursday in Strong. The building houses town offices, a library, several meeting rooms, and a kitchen and dining room. The town received a Wood To Ene...

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Strong woman faces charges

STRONG – A local woman was arrested Sunday after she was accused beating up a woman, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said Monday. Deputy B. David Rackliffe arrested Kimberly A. Luce, 36, of Strong on a charge of felony burglary and issued a summons on charges of assault and ...

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Endangered Atlantic salmon eggs planted in Sandy River in Strong

Jason Bartlett, left, of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, with the help of volunteer Ernie Hilton, center, and Steve Shepard, right, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service place tubes in the gravel of the Sandy River in Strong on Thursday as they planted Atlantic salmon eggs. 1

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Photographer, painter works on display at CMMC

LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center Woman’s Hospital Association will feature the work of a photographer and a painter at its Rotating Art Gallery in the Main Lobby at CMMC during February. Photographic work by Ray C. Pringle of Strong and paintings by Ralph Hagopian of...

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SAD 58 tables decision on closing Stratton school

SALEM TOWNSHIP — The SAD 58 board heard impassioned requests from northern Franklin County residents Tuesday night to keep Stratton Elementary School open. After the nine members listened to nearly two and a half hours of testimony, they agreed unanimously to table a decision to cl...