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    February 10, 2019

    Face Time: Nancy Chaney of Jay — knitting together nursing and crafts

      JAY — Nancy Chaney is a registered nurse who learned to knit and crochet from her mother years ago. She expanded her crafting skills to sewing, making quilts and jewelry. She has worked at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for 18 years, currently as a clinical coordinator, which is like a nurse supervisor. Chaney usually […]

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    February 8, 2019

    Wilton man to plead guilty to federal fentanyl charge, daughter pleads guilty

    FARMINGTON — A Wilton man agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute 40 or more grams of fentanyl, according to a document filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday. Dennis Ayala’s daughter, Andrea Hoffman, 35, also of Wilton, pleaded guilty to the same charge Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, […]

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    February 8, 2019

    East Dixfield, Farmington women injured in Wilton crash

    WILTON — Two women were injured Friday morning when the vehicles they were driving collided at the intersection of Route 156 and Route 2 at 11:22 a.m. A 2008 Ford Focus driven by Crystal Currier, 34, of Farmington, was coming to a stop on Route 156 but slid through the stop sign and collided with […]

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    February 6, 2019

    Jay plow truck slides, hits RSU 73 bus

    JAY — The plow on a town truck hit the front of a school bus on icy Morse Hill Road on Tuesday morning, Police Chief Richard Caton IV said Wednesday. None of the eight children or two drivers on the Regional School Unit 73 bus was injured, according to Caton. The 2013 Thomas bus was […]

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    February 5, 2019

    Farmington man pleads guilty to alcohol-related charge

    FARMINGTON — A local man pleaded guilty Monday to allowing minors to possess or consume liquor at a birthday party at the Farmington Community Center. The state dismissed a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief against Yussuf Adow, 23, at Franklin County Superior Court. Adow entered an agreement that delays sentencing for a year and outlines […]

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    February 4, 2019

    Jay board splits on money for school resource officer

    JAY — Selectpersons voted 3-2 Monday to put $50,000 in a separate line in the proposed 2019-20 budget for a resource officer at Regional School Unit 73.  Budget Committee members voted 6-4 to do the same. Talks regarding the library budget and donations will continue at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at Spruce Mountain […]

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    February 4, 2019

    Two out-of-state snowmobilers injured in Franklin County crashes

    RANGELEY — A Connecticut man and a Massachusetts woman were injured in snowmobile accidents here and in Lang Township on Saturday. Their names were not immediately available.  An 18-year-old man from Connecticut was injured when a ski on his snowmobile struck a frozen object on the surface of Rangeley Lake and he was thrown off, […]

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    February 1, 2019

    Former Jay man found guilty of killing former girlfriend

    FARMINGTON — A former Jay man was found guilty Friday of knowingly causing the death of his former girlfriend, Wendy Douglass, by striking her in the head with a bat at least three times on July 11, 2017. James E. “Ted” Sweeney, who is deaf, had pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of insanity in October 2018 […]

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    January 31, 2019

    Jay woman pleads guilty to selling cocaine, heroin

    FARMINGTON — A Jay woman pleaded guilty Thursday to selling cocaine and heroin from her apartment at 446 Main St. in Jay on July 30, 2018. Angie Braley, 38, also entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of violation condition of release in Franklin County Superior Court. She had been indicted  in October 2018 on […]

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    January 30, 2019

    Wilton man charged after fire in apartment

    WILTON — A man was treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday after firefighters pulled him from his smoke-filled apartment at Village View Apartments. It was the second time in five months that firefighters responded to Neil Rackliff’s apartment for a fire started by smoking materials, officials said. The first time, on Sept. 1, 2018, he suffered […]

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