Stories about Weld


Voters approve RSU 9 budget

FARMINGTON — Ten towns in the Mt. Blue Regional School District voted by a solid margin on Thursday to approve the 2012-13 budget. After a lengthy and confrontational hearing on Monday night, voters approved a slate of warrant articles that sent the proposed $28.9 million budget to v...


Two men indicted on sex charges in difference cases

FARMINGTON — Two men were indicted Thursday on multiple sex-related charges. A Franklin County grand jury indicted James Lundy, 46, of Weld, on three felony charges of unlawful sexual contact and three misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual contact. He was also indicted on four count...


First Time Campers raffle offers free weekend of camping

For more information about the First Time Campers program or to get an application, call 688-4712, or visit For more information about Maine state parks and historic sites, visit ...


Dixfield to hold Drug Take-Back Day

DIXFIELD — The Police Department is taking part in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Chief Richard Pickett said previous drug collections have been ve...


Nine RSU 9 towns accept Starks into district

RSU 9  Town Votes Chesterville:  21 yes, 5 no Farmington:  97, 7 Industry:  26, 3 New Sharon:  45, 7 New Vineyard:  26, 1 Temple: 20, 0 Vienna: 14, 2 Weld: 17, 2 Wilton: 55, 7 TOTAL VOTES: &nb...


Carthage man arrested in year-old burglary

FARMINGTON — A Carthage man was charged Thursday with burglarizing a house in Weld last year, after his DNA was found on evidence at the scene, Franklin County Deputy Nathan Reid said. Brandon E. Virgin, 24, was charged with felony burglary in the case, Reid said. A small amount of c...


Fiddlers hold annual concert

The Franklin County Fiddlers held their annual concert on March 24 in Weld.


Former state park manager announces campaign for House seat 92

WELD — Thomas H. Skolfield has announced that he is a Republican candidate for Maine State House District 92 seat. Skolfield, born in Rumford and raised in Weld, had a 43-year career in public service with the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands, accord...



Critter tracking MERCER — The Maine Forest Service, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter, Small Woodland Owner's Association of Maine, will hold a workshop on the finer points of critter tracking and scat identification and ha...



Community breakfast OQUOSSOC — A Ladies/Community Breakfast will be from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Gingerbread House. Anyone who has special dietary needs should call in advance. For more information, call 864-3602. Fiddle conce...