Stories about Sumner


92-year-old keeps running as long as the sap does

By Mary Standard, Special to the Sun Journal SUMNER — Ninety-two-year-old Tom Bragg has been making maple syrup since he was a teenager in Buckfield. When he got married in 1941, he bought a 35-acre farm in Sumner, complete with a hill full of maples and an old sugar house tha...


Lewiston mayor setting example with welfare funds

Lewiston mayor setting example with welfare cuts Maine people are remarkably generous. We are willing to raise money for a family with a sick child, contribute toward putting a steeple on an old church or build a playground in a local park. But we are not fools, and we... 29


Feuding families need road to civil settlement

The two families involved in a high-profile property dispute in Sumner should take note of a case now making its way through Superior Court in Bangor. There Peter Robinson, 49, is accused of murder for killing another man in a right-of-way dispute. Robinson says he was acting in sel...


Correction: Buckfield hearing April 9; RSU 10 savings $2.6M

SUMNER — The story "Petition circulates Sumner" in the March 27 Sun Journal contained errors. A public hearing in Buckfield's RSU 10 withdrawal petition is set for April 9 at 6 p.m. at the Buckfield Town Office. In addition, RSU 10 Superintendent Thomas Ward said the system has saved $2.6 m...


Hartford-Sumner Elementary School honor roll

SUMNER — Hartford-Sumner Elementary School second trimester honors 6th grade honors Shane Adams Jordan Bennett Nathan Cyr Jenna Doucette Julia Dow Hannah Shields Noah Wiley 5th grade honors ...



NORWAY — Chocolate Bakers Wanted On Friday April 5, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, the Friends of Norway Memorial Library are hosting their third annual spring chocolate event. This year, the theme is “Ye Olde Chocolate Shoppe” and the public is invited to make a chocolate special...


Sumner residents circulate petition to withdraw from RSU 10

SUMNER — Following in Buckfield's footsteps, a group of Sumner residents is circulating a petition to withdraw from RSU 10. Lana Pratt, a retired educator and Sumner resident, said she and other residents have gathered about 30 signatures in a short time, and said she knows of about ...



SOUTH PARIS- Cindy Tibbetts will make a return visit to the McLaughlin Garden and Homestead lecture series on Wednesday, March 27.  Known for her lively presentations on clematis, given at many locations in Maine, Tibbetts will discuss another of her interests in her talk. “Delightfull...


Man arrested in Sumner road dispute

SUMNER — Just days after a Sun Journal story about the war over Abbott Pond Road, someone on one side has been arrested for threatening someone on the other side with an ax . . . . 19


Sumner neighbors at war over road access

SUMNER — In rural Sumner, there's an old dirt road that winds past a few homes, up a hill and through the woods. It's not pretty, not vehicle-friendly, and is barely passable half the year. Its single saving grace: It connects the area to Redding Road, a paved street that looks like a highway in comparison. As roads go, Abbot Pond Road isn't especially useful. But for two years, two Sumner families have been fighting over it, a bitter dispute that's escalated from a private spat among neighbors to very public arguments to the flashing of a handgun. 5