Stories about Weld

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Artist giving walking tour OQUOSSOC — Highly acclaimed artist John Swan will give visitors a walking tour of his paintings exhibited at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum. Swan will be at the museum on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Swan di...

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Farmers market on Aug. 18 WELD — The University of Maine Weld Community Extension will hold its 17th annual farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Town Hall. There will be crafts, raffles, baked goods, pickles and preserves, rummage/whi...

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Class of '52 sets Aug. meeting RUMFORD — The Class of 1952 from Stephens High of Rumford will meet on Monday, Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at Dick's in Mexico for its monthly luncheon. All class members and guests welcome. Magic show venue change...

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Red Claws clinic to visit area FARMINGTON — The Maine Red Claws third annual summer clinic series will continue next week with stops in Farmington, Thomaston and Auburn before concluding the summer schedule in Lisbon Falls. The 90-minute free clinics will be l...

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...

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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...