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    February 6, 2019

    Carrabassett Valley Police Department employee summonsed for operating without a license

    NEW VINEYARD — A Carrabassett Valley Police Department employee was summonsed to court on a charge of operating without a license following a Route 27 crash Jan. 28. James Nicholas, 28, of Temple was operating a red 2005 Honda Element when the crash occurred at about 4:30 a.m., according to Franklin County Deputy Derick Doucette. […]

  • Published
    February 5, 2019

    Wilton voters to decide CMP support, Forster Mill funding

    WILTON — The Board of Selectpersons voted unanimously Tuesday to schedule a public hearing and special town meeting to address continued support of Central Maine Power’s transmission line and cleanup of the former Forster Manufacturing site. “Originally, I was going to suggest the select board remove support of the CMP project and remain neutral,” Selectperson […]

  • Published
    February 5, 2019

    RSU 9 budget timeline unveiled

    FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 directors have approved the process and timeline for developing the 2019-20 budget. “A five-member school board budget committee will be formed,” Superintendent Tina Meserve said in a phone call following the Jan. 28 board meeting. “The committee will begin meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27.” The initial committee meeting will be […]

  • Published
    February 1, 2019

    Pup helps young readers

    NEW SHARON — Young readers at Cape Cod Hill School welcomed a wonderfully unique – and unusually furry – guest recently. Jasper, a therapy and emotional support dog, owned by Principal Lisa Sinclair visited the school to listen to first-grade students read out loud. “First grade is the year of learning to read and our students are at […]

  • Published
    February 1, 2019

    Mad Hatters Quilters – A patchwork of personalities, projects and purpose

    PHILLIPS — The ladies gathered around the tables, which had been arranged to facilitate individual work space, easy conversation, and assistance if needed. Amidst friendly greetings and catching up on each other’s doings over the past couple weeks, they organized their current project materials and settled in for a day of quilting at Dark Star […]

  • Published
    January 24, 2019

    Open house postponed

    FARMINGTON — The Franklin Journal and Livermore Falls Advertiser open house scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled. As always, feel free stop by our office, 187 Wilton Rd., or call us at 778-2075 with questions, concerns and story ideas.

  • Published
    January 23, 2019

    Ice harvest at Norlands

    LIVERMORE — For the first time since fire destroyed the barn and ice house in 2008, the Norlands will host an ice harvest for the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Director Sheri Leahan said five or six staff/volunteers will be on Bartlett Pond. 12-18 inch blocks of ice will be cut, transported […]

  • Published
    January 23, 2019

    Engineering needed for robotics program

    JAY — Spruce Mountain Area Robotics Team 3930 (SMART) is two weeks into the build season for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and realizing how much engineering is involved. Advisor Daniel Lemieux said, “It blows my mind how complex this game is. People don’t realize the amount of engineering involved.” Monday SMART members spent much […]

  • Published
    January 22, 2019

    RSU 9 budget favorable despite unexpected facilities repairs

    FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 directors learned Tuesday that Cape Cod Hill School in New Sharon may exceed its operations budget, but business manager Kris Pottle said a contingency is in place. Jonathan Chalmers, director of support services, said scheduled work on the school roof and bell tower over the summer included unexpected repairs. The […]

  • Published
    January 16, 2019

    Turcotte, Baker keep Phoenix on flight path to success

    JAY — During the middle of an interview, Spruce Mountain’s Haley Turcotte spoke up and politely asked if she could answer a previous question. She looked over at teammate Calley Baker for a moment and the pair chimed in about forward Julianne Doiron’s return to the basketball team and contribution to the Phoenix’s success this […]