Stories about Strong


Strong cafe owners seek permission to serve alcohol

STRONG — The owners of a local restaurant are asking voters to approve a license to serve beer and wine. Black Dog Café owners Eric and Barbara Heath have gathered registered voters’ signatures on a petition and presented it to selectmen. At last week’s meeting, se...



Educators to meet April 15 STRONG — The Franklin County Retired Educators will hold their first meeting of the spring at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15, at the White Elephant. The program will be a slide presentation of Schools in Honduras. Lunch will be either pot roast o...


Zumba prostitute’s alleged business partner gets early release from jail

ALFRED — The Thomaston businessman accused of being the business partner of a Kennebunk Zumba instructor who has admitted to engaging in prostitution was released early from York County Jail. A jail official confirmed that Mark Strong Sr. was released from jail on Friday, five days b... 6



STRONG — Strong Public Library will be offering a Springtime Storytime for children ages birth – 5 years on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:00 for four weeks beginning April 4. Come and sing a song, have a snack, listen to a story, and complete a craft. LEWISTON (add to lco) &md...


Strong School honor roll

STRONG — Trimester 2, Honor Roll for the Strong School. Grade 5- High Honors Evan Allen, Mila Long-Frost, Denny Marble, Ethan Powell, Hailey Walker Honors Isaiah Finn, Jon Luce, Baylie McLaughlin, Jake McLaughlin, Jacob ODonal, Alexis Robbins Honora...


Ernestine Hood Wallace

FARMINGTON - Ernestine Hood Wallace, 93, formerly of Strong, died Tuesday evening at Orchard Park Nursing Care Center, with her family at her side. She was born March 2, 1920, in Lancaster, N.H., a daughter of Charles (Burnham) and Dorsey (Stone) Hood. In 1949, she married Roland Wallace a...


Notorious Maine Zumba studio to reopen as new one

KENNEBUNK — A year after a Zumba studio shut down following allegations the instructor was using it as a prostitution front, the space is reopening — as another Zumba studio. Joyce Bagshaw is opening Danceworks in space that used to house Pura Vida, a fitness studio operated by...


DAR Colonial Daughters lists new officers

Colonial Daughters Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held it’s monthly meeting on Tuesday at The White Elephant in Strong, with 14 members and 3 guests attending. Regent Marcia White of Rangeley opened the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was lead by Anne Kendall, S...


Prosecutors in Kennebunk Zumba prostitution trial may have to cover $23,000 in defendant’s legal fees

PORTLAND — Prosecutors in the first of two major trials in the now-famous Kennebunk prostitution case may be forced to pay nearly $23,000 to cover legal fees of the man they’re prosecuting. Defense attorneys representing Mark Strong Sr., a Thomaston businessman accused of helpi...


Plymouth State University dean's, president's lists

PLYMOUTH, NH (02/13/2013)(readMedia)-- The following students have been named to Plymouth State University's President's List. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the fall 2012 semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit h...