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12:00am Sun Journal

Strong selectmen approve raises for town employees

STRONG — As selectmen began their preliminary review of the 2014 budget, they agreed to start the new year with a raise for the town's employees. Full- and part-time employees have not had a raise for three years, according to selectman James Burrill. On Tuesday night, four out of fi...

8:30pm Sun Journal

Strong board contemplating options for recycling, waste removal

STRONG — Selectmen are preparing to face challenges to dispose of town waste and recyclables, now that Sandy River Recycling Association has lost its largest customer, the town of Farmington. At the Tuesday night meeting, Selectman Jim Burrill explained that the Androscoggin Valley C...



Reception for new art show RUMFORD — The Pennacook Art Center and River Valley Growth Council will host a reception for a new art show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the River Valley Technology Center, 60 Lowell St. Meet the artists and view the art. A do...


Strong looks at improvements for Route 4

STRONG — Although the Maine Department of Transportation will not rebuild a section of Route 4 for at least two years, residents can make a wish list to include several improvements. At their Tuesday night meeting, Selectman Mike Pond shared what he learned at a recent meeting state ...


Kennebunk Zumba prostitute Alexis Wright released from jail

ALFRED — Alexis Wright, the former Kennebunk fitness instructor who secretly helped run a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio, was released from jail on Saturday. Wright, 30, was released from York County Jail on Saturday morning, according to a jail administrator. W...


State sets meeting to discuss road plans in Strong

STRONG — Residents will be offered a chance Thursday to hear state construction plans for improvements at a dangerous intersection. From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, the Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at the Forster Memorial Building. Residents have been... 1


Glendon 'Brian' Rowe

AUBURN — Glendon “Brian” Rowe, 73, of Farmington, died early Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born on Aug. 27, 1940, in Madison, a son of Glendon Clifton and Ruth (Corson) Rowe. He attended Farmington schools and went on to attend Unive...


Removing illicit videos, images of Kennebunk Zumba prostitute from Internet ‘all but impossible’

Defense attorney Sarah Churchill, who represented Kennebunk prostitute Alexis Wright in court, tells reporters Friday morning outside the courthouse about Wright's history of sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Wright was sentenced to 10 months in jail Friday and ordered to pay $58,000 in fi... 3


Louise Melanson Child

1925 - 2013 OGDEN, Utah — Louise Marie Melanson Child, 88, of Brigham City, Utah, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Louise was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Strong, a daughter of Michael Mitchell and Hazel Marie Marcue Melanson. Surviving are her husband, Norman J. Child; five ...


Franklin deputies seek suspect in Strong assault

STRONG — The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has issued an arrest warrant for a Chesterville man accused of assaulting a resident of Strong. Police are looking for Caleb Hupper, 23, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said Monday. Cpl. Christopher Chase and Deputy Colt Sleaster inv...