Stories about Weld


Truck catches fire in Weld, ammunition goes off

WELD — Firefighters from three towns responded to a burning truck with ammunition in the back Friday. The truck on Phillips Road, also known as Route 142, ended up being fully engulfed. No one was injured, Maine State Police Trooper Dane Wing said. Mark Densmore, 60, of Jay an...


Voters approve grader purchase

WELD — About 30 voters turned out Wednesday night to authorize selectmen to enter into a lease-purchase agreement to buy a grader, Town Clerk Carol Cochran said Thursday. The cost is not to exceed $16,000, she said. At the special town meeting, selectmen recommended the town e...


Voters to consider buying used grader

WELD — Voters will be asked Wednesday at a special town meeting if they want to purchase a used road grader, estimated to cost $16,000. If voters approve that article at the 7 p.m. meeting on July 18 at the Town Hall, then they will move on to a second article pertaining to borrowing...


Man faces burglary, theft charges

FARMINGTON — A Jay man accused of burglarizing homes in Franklin County dating back to early June was ordered Monday held without bail on a charge of violating probation. Jeromy C. Merchant, 31, formerly of Livermore Falls, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation on July 1...



Christmas in July sale DIXFIELD — A Christmas in July craft fair and food sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Mystic Valley Grange 313 in East Dixfield. Table space is available for crafters. Lunch will be served. Call 645-2423.


Weld resident scares off burglar, police nab suspect

WELD — Franklin County sheriff's deputies were interviewing a suspect late Tuesday afternoon who they say admitted to several burglaries in the last couple weeks in Weld and Carthage. De...


Maine Conservation Corps: Crew seeks help with Tumbledown, Little Jackson trail work

WELD — Trails on Tumbledown and Little Jackson mountains will get some help this summer from a Maine Conservation Corps field team crew. The crew, which is seeking volunteer help, will work on trail restoration of Parker Ri...


Deputies investigate store burglary

WELD — Franklin County deputies are investigating a burglary at Skoolhouse Variety on Route 156 that occurred either late Saturday or early Sunday, Lt. Niles Yeaton said Monday. Entry was gained through a window. Cigarettes were taken in the break-in but Yeaton said he did not...


PHOTO: Webb Lake welcome relief from Wednesday's heat

With temperatures in the mid-90s on Wednesday afternoon, Shelly Tripp, left, of Peru, enjoys a swim with her granddaughter, Elizabeth Varnum, 3, of Peru, off Webb Beach in Webb Lake at Mount Blue State Park in Weld. Tripp said she took her granddaughter and daughter Brittany Tripp to the park to ...


Weld looking for new member of RSU 9 board

WELD — Selectmen are searching for someone to represent the town on the RSU 9 school board, Selectman Nancy Stowell said Monday in a written statement. “It would be an opportunity to meet folks from surrounding towns and to expand your own education on how a school system opera...