Stories about Weld

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Starks voters seek to join RSU 9

FARMINGTON — An effort that could bring Starks into Regional School District 9 moved a step forward this week. On Tuesday, two-thirds of the residents of the Somerset County town voted 164-27 to support withdrawing from RSU 59 based in Madison and join RSU 9. At the RSU 9 boar...

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Nomination papers available for Weld municipal elections

WELD — Nomination papers are available at the town office for selectman, road commissioner, Planning Board, town clerk and tax collector. The papers are due back by Thursday, Jan. 19, Town Clerk Carol Cochran said. The municipal election will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, M...

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Donna Lee

RUMFORD — Donna Lee, 82, of Weld, died early Monday, Nov. 28, at the Rumford Community Home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She had been a patient at the Rumford Community Home for 2 and-a-half years. She was born Nov. 7, 1929, in East Livermore, a daughter of Ozem and Ha...

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Franklin County deputy's kennel donates police dog to county

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a donation of police dog named Abbie to the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. In exchange, they agreed to give a $6,000 charitable donation receipt for tax purposes to the donor, Von Woden Kennels in Weld, owned by cou...

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People You Know: Carol Cochran, the keeper of Weld

WELD — In 1978,  residents elected Carol Cochran tax collector and town clerk for one year. She had grown up in nearby Dixfield and married Weld native Henry Cochran. The young stay-at-home mom ran the town office out of her living room. "You had no set hours; people coul...

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Harriet Stowell Blake

AUBURN — Harriet Stowell Blake died Oct. 29, in Auburn. She was the only child of Ruth H. Austin of Phillips and Newton Stanley Stowell of Dixfield, born Feb. 18, 1928. She lived with her mother and grandmother in Phillips and graduated from high school there in 1946. She continued h...

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Weld man faces charges after police find harvested marijuana at his home

WELD — A  local man faces a charge of unlawful trafficking in an illegal drug after police found about 25 harvested marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia at his Phillips Road house. Travis Pratt, 28, was given a summons on the felony charge after an investigation led police to...

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Earland W. Masterman

AUGUSTA — Earland W. Masterman, 88, of Weld, died peacefully with his wife and family by his side at the Maine Veterans’ Home on Friday evening, Oct. 28. He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Weld, the son of Algie and Carroll Smith Masterman. He was raised by his mother and stepfath...

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Exension Homemakers attend Aroostook County meeting

Franklin County Extension Homemakers attended the Maine Extension Homemakers Council meeting in Aroostook County, where MEHC President Barbara Hathaway, of Wilton, presided. Claudina Bechtel, Connie Simpkins and Lynda Davis attended from Weld Extension Homemakers. Amy Palmer attended from the C...

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Mass. hiker carried off Tumbledown Mountain

WELD — A Massachusetts woman was carried off Tumbledown Mountain after falling and spraining her ankle Saturday, according to officials. She was identified as Karen Chase, 48, of Marblehead, Mass., according to reports. Edith Smith, director of information and education for th...