Stories about Weld


Weld man faces sex, liquor charges

WELD — A local man is accused of inappropriately touching a girl under age 18 over the last couple of years, Franklin County Sheriff Detective David St. Laurent said Monday. James Lundy, 45, was arrested Friday on a charge of felony unlawful sexual assault and a misdemeanor charge of...


Weld residents, state senator recognize longtime selectman

WELD — Former Selectman Bernard Vining was not at Saturday’s annual town meeting. That did not stop townspeople from giving him a standing ovation for his decades of service. Vining, 87, did not seek re-election this year, after serving 33 years as selectman, the majority of it...



Mt. Blue program WELD — The Mount Blue State Park weekend program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. The park is located on Center Hill. The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Ski and Snowshoe trailer will be available for indi...


Weld meeting warrant gets last-minute adjustments

WELD — Voters will face more articles in the annual town meeting warrant Saturday due to the auditor's recommendation. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall. Voters can cast ballots for municipal officers from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Multi-Purpose Room at the...


This week's agenda

Thursday Salem: SAD 58 Board of Directors, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Abram High School Wilton: Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Office Friday Strong: Municipal elections, 1 to 6 p.m., Forster Building Weld: Municipal elections, 4 to 8 p.m., Town Office Saturday N...


Veteran Weld selectman calls it quits

WELD — Selectman Bernard Vining's neat, printed handwriting flows down the page of a worn ledger in straight columns. He has kept a backup set of the town's finance records for years. The 86-year-old selectman has served the town for a total of 33 years. He's decided not to se... 1


Mount Blue State Park’s Winter Family Fun Day draws crowd

WELD — More than 500 people of all ages participated in Mount Blue State Park’s Winter Family Fun Day on Feb. 4. “This was the fourth year that the ...


New clerk of the court

Laureen Pratt of Weld, left, is congratulated by Paul Mills after Pratt was recently sworn in in Farmington as the new clerk of the 11th District Court Northern Oxford Division in Rumford. Pratt, who for the last nine years has been on the staff at 12th District Court in Farmington, won the promo...


Ruth M. Toothaker

AUBURN — Ruth M. Toothaker, 91, of Weld, died late morning on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. She was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Dixfield, a daughter of John Thomas and Ethel Mae (Vining) Clemens. She attended Weld schools. In 1933, she married Lamont R.G. Toothaker ...


Mount Blue State Park to host Winter Family Fun Day Feb. 4

WELD — When the fourth annual Winter Family Fun Day arrives Saturday, Feb. 4, at Mount Blue State Park, Bruce Farnham hopes it will be preceded by plenty of snow. “That last storm, we probably got 4 inches and today we just got a dusting, really, so we're kind of like most plac...