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Dee Menear is a staff writer for The Franklin Journal. She has reported local news in Oxford and Greater Franklin counties since 2013 and has a passion for connecting with local people and communities. Dee covers community and school news with a focus on Regional School Unit 9 and the Town of Wilton. She enjoys coffee, fly fishing, frequent trips to Seattle, learning local history, exploring the mountains of western Maine, and live music. If The Mallet Brothers Band or Ghost of Paul Revere are playing nearby, she is most likely in the front row. Dee earned her associate degree at Central Maine Community College and has won several Maine Press Association awards.

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    January 15, 2020

    Donations needed for Daisy

    JAY — Patty Richards was at work Friday, Dec. 6, when she started receiving phone calls from her neighbors. “They asked if I had black labs,” Richards said. “I don’t, but I was told there was a litter of black lab puppies in the road by my house and one of them has been hit by a car.” Richards rushed home and with the help of her […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Kingfield’s Massachusetts Barn

    KINGFIELD — A historical barn on the outskirts of town is at least one year older than the state listed on its address.   The wooden structure, known as the Massachusetts Barn, is located on the Kennedy Farm, Route 142. It was built in 1819 or before, said Wendy Kennedy, who owns the farm with her husband, […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Wilton viewers tune in to community TV

    WILTON — An average of 200 viewers tune in to watch Board of Selectpersons meetings, JP Fortier, executive director of Central Maine Media Alliance/Mt. Blue Community Access TV said Tuesday evening, Jan. 7. In all, the meetings attracted 3,700 views in 2019. Fortier attended the Select Board meeting to discuss the 2020 fiscal year operating […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Town Office operations to resume in New Sharon

    The move into the New Sharon Congregational Church vestry is expected to be completed over the weekend.

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Temple Historical Society: Recipes wanted

    TEMPLE — Temple Historical Society is seeking new recipes from residents to include in the update of the 1980 Historical Society Cookbook. “We are keeping the original recipes and adding the recipes of this generation,” said Betsy Graves, vice president of the society. “We are hoping Temple families will give us their favorite recipes to […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2020

    Wilton parking, traffic discussions continue

    Wilton selectpersons continued discussing potential changes to the Parking and Traffic Ordinance which would allow exceptions to the three-hour parking limit on a portion of Main Street.

  • Published
    January 8, 2020

    Wandering: Lucky

    Ice skating is not like riding a bicycle. Meaning that once the skill of skating is learned it can be, at least in my case, forgotten. I don’t even know if riding a bicycle is like riding a bicycle. I haven’t been on one in years. I did however recently lace on a pair of ice skates […]

  • Published
    January 8, 2020

    PHOTOS: Jigging for fish

  • Published
    January 7, 2020

    Wilton Planning Board to review CMP application

    The panel is expected to table a request for a transmission project Jan. 16.

  • Published
    January 6, 2020

    Wilton Selectboard Agenda – Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

    SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA Wilton Town Office 158 Weld Road, Wilton, ME 04294 Town Office Phone: 207-645-4961 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Selectboard Meeting 6:00 PM AGENDA Pledge of Allegiance 1. Minutes of the Selectboard Meeting of December 3, 2019 2. Public Comment 3. Consideration of MBTV Annual Budget 4. Parking and Traffic Ordinance Discussion a. Public […]

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