Stories about Strong

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No one injured in two related accidents

STRONG — No one was injured Thursday after a pickup truck slid in the slush and hit a tractor-trailer on Route 4, police said. A second accident followed when a woman tried to avoid the first accident and slid into a ditch on the side of the road, Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Nat...

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Scouts from Strong attend Merit Badge College

MANCHESTER — More than 70 Boy Scouts from Kennebec, Somerset and Franklin Counties took part in a two-day Merit Badge College that wrapped up on Nov. 5 in Manchester. Volunteer leaders served as instructors for the 23 Merit Badges that were offered during the program. "Merit Badge Co...

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Franklin County to be Capital for a Day today

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Franklin County is Gov. Paul LePage's Capital for a Day on Wednesday. The state's chief executive will make an 8 a.m. visit to NotifyMD in Farmington. Then he'll travel north to visit the Poland Spring water bottling plant in Kingfield, Stratton Lumber in Eustis and...

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Logger from Strong honored by professionals

BREWER — A contractor from Strong was named Conventional Logger of the Year at the 21st annual Certified Logging Professional awards night Thursday. Milt Baston was presented with the award along with a $1,000 check. “I first met Milt when he and I were both starting out...

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Strong business receives biofuels grant

STRONG — Geneva Wood Fuels, LLC, was one of three Maine business to receive USDA Rural Development Funds to support production and availability of advanced biofuels. The company was selected to receive $11,825.77 producing and selling premium-grade hardwood pellets for local schoo...

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Nellie Bachelder Pinkham

AUBURN — Nellie Bachelder Pinkham , 88, of Strong and Avon, died Nov. 11, at the Hospice House in Auburn.She was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Langtown, the daughter of Victor and Mae Nile Bachelder. She was educated in the schools of Langtown, Stratton and Strong, graduating from Strong High S...

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Boy Scouts receive honors

Boy Scout Troop 500 of Strong recently held a Court of Honor for the Scouts to be recognized for their achievements in the past year. Rep. Russell Black was in attendance to commend the boys on their work. Awards were given out by Scoutmaster Clarence Nutting, Assistant Scoutmaster Doug Chick and...

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Retiring cemetery flags

Boy Scouts of Troop 500, Strong, recently burned flags that were on the graves of veterans and soldiers. In the spring new flags will be put on the graves to honor the men and women who have died fighting for the country. In front from left are Joey Warnock, Jordan Smith and Nicholas Iasimone; ba...

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Report favors Strong skidder operator in firing complaint

AUGUSTA — A state investigator will recommend to the Maine Human Rights Commission on Monday that there are reasonable grounds to believe a skidder operator from Strong was unlawfully fired in 2010. The case is one of several the commission will vote on at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 31 at No. ...