Stories about Wilton


James E. Conkey

AUBURN - James E. Conkey, 73, of Wilton, died Wednesday evening at the Hospice House, with his family at his side. He was born June 25, 1939 in Springrield, Mass., a son of James and Florence (Talmadge) Conkey. He grew up and attended schools in Agawam, Mass., moving to Maine as a young ma...


Jury does not convict pair in ax assault trial

FARMINGTON —A Franklin County jury has found Shari Dupree, 32, of Wilton and Brian Sweeney, 32, of Rumford not guilty Thursday morning of aggravated assault in an April 3, 2012 ax attack. 1



FARMINGTON — Become More Comfortable With Your GPS Last chance to take a class to learn more about the GPS unit you have. Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation Districts is offering a class from 8:30 - noon at the USDA Service Center at 107 Park St in Farmington on Wed...


Bill would prohibit collection of Maine fiddleheads without permission

The sprouting wild fiddlehead fern is a sure sign of late spring as well as a source of food and income for some. But state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would require those harvesting fiddleheads or wild mushrooms for commercial sale first have written permission from the person who owns the land they grow on. 1


Sap flowing for Maine maple syrup farmers

WILTON — Last year, sap tappers from Wilton to Turner were surprised that sap started flowing as early as January for some. Then, record heat in March shut it down quick.


Bowling results

WILTON — Tuesday Winter Mixed League bowling results for Feb. 19 at Meadow Lanes Bowling were: Men's high game scratch, Larry Melcher Jr. 237, Sonny Child 223, Wayne Doyon 215; high series scratch, Larry Melcher Jr. 607, Sonny Child 596, Kyle Walton 582; high game handicap, Larry Mel...


Carrol Herbert Merchant

FARMINGTON — Carrol Herbert Merchant, 86, formerly of Wilton, died peacefully March 11, at Sandy River Nursing Care Center. He was born Aug. 22, 1926, in East Wilton, the son of Jotham and Edna Rowe Merchant. He graduated from Wilton Academy, Class of 1944, the day before D-Day. In 1...


Craft Night tonight with artist Eli Bertin

WILTON - Wilton artist, Eli Bertin, will host Craft Night at the Wilton Free Public library every other Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. starting March 13th. Participants can bring their own craft project or Bertin will help them start a new project. Bertin, a native of Cana...


Wilton woman faces new charges

FARMINGTON -- A Wilton woman who last month entered into a deferred disposition in relation to conspiring with two others to burn down a Livermore Falls convenience store, faces new charges. Nicole Hennessy, 31, pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of violation of condition of ...