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    January 30, 2019

    New Sharon man charged in domestic violence case

    NEW SHARON — A convicted felon remained in jail Wednesday evening on charges of terrorizing a woman at a home on Main Street and possessing a firearm. Philip Howe, 44, was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of domestic violence terrorizing and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said.  […]

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    January 28, 2019

    Jay board votes to change streetlights to LEDs

    JAY — Selectpersons agreed Monday to move forward with switching the streetlights to LED fixtures. The estimated savings is about $14,000. The vote was 4-1 with Selectperson Judy Diaz opposed. Selectpersons Tom Goding, Gary McGrane, Vice Chairman Tim DeMillo and Chairman Terry Bergeron voted in favor. The town reduced the number of its streetlights several years […]

  • Published
    January 28, 2019

    No one injured in four-vehicle crash in Wilton

    WILTON — Four vehicles crashed Monday morning after a tractor-trailer truck stopped for a school bus on U.S. Route 2 West near the Carthage line, police said.  Daniel Villacci, 57, of Farmington stopped a tractor-trailer behind a bus that was stopped in the eastbound lane. A car driven by Samantha Knapp, 29, of Rumford slowed behind […]

  • Published
    January 28, 2019

    Three men rescued after skiing out of bounds at Sugarloaf

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Three out-of-state skiers have temporarily lost their skiing privileges after officials say they skied off the back of Sugarloaf in out-of-bounds territory and got lost Sunday. The skiers were Thomas Birch, 23, of Harwich, Massachusetts, Logan Allard, 23, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Ryan Sharby, 24, of Goffstwon, New Hampshire, according to […]

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    January 28, 2019

    Former Rangeley man sentenced to 13 years for selling drugs, firing gun

    FARMINGTON — A New Vineyard man, formerly of Rangeley, was sentenced Monday in a Bangor court to serve a total of 13 years in prison for selling drugs, including cocaine, and discharging a gun related to drug trafficking. Another man was killed in the shooting. Jordan Richard, 26, pleaded guilty  in June 2018 to federal […]

  • Published
    January 25, 2019

    Two charged with dealing heroin, cocaine in Jay

    JAY — Two people were arrested on drug-trafficking charges Thursday after agents  found what they suspect was crack cocaine and heroin at a home on Belanger Road, according to a police affidavit. William Farnam, 32, of Jay and Denise Grant, 39, of New Sharon were each charged with two felony counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, […]

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    January 25, 2019

    Jay discusses proposal for RSU 73 school resource officer

    JAY — The possibility of adding $50,000 to the proposed budget for a resource officer for Regional School Unit 73 drew requests for more information and some concerns at the municipal budget review Tuesday. RSU 73 is considering adding a resource officer, Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere told selectpersons and the Budget Committee. She said she recently learned […]

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    January 24, 2019

    Farmington, Jay men indicted in connection to Walmart parking lot incidents

    FARMINGTON — A local man and a Jay man were indicted Wednesday in separate cases involving incidents at the Walmart parking lot on Dec. 16, 2018. Joshua J. Norton, 39, of Farmington was indicted on four counts of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon-motor vehicle, and one count each of domestic violence stalking, aggravated criminal mischief and […]

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    January 23, 2019

    Rumford man, Kingfield woman indicted on manslaughter charges

    FARMINGTON — A Kingfield woman and a Rumford man were each indicted Wednesday on manslaughter and drunken-driving charges involving separate crashes that killed men from Dixfield and Strong in 2018. Ethyn Eric Buotte, 19, of Rumford and Danielle M. Larochelle, 31, of Kingfield face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter; up to […]

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    January 23, 2019

    KeyBank to close branches in Bethel, Guilford, Wilton and Winthrop

    WILTON — KeyBank will close its branch here and in Bethel, Guilford and Winthrop on April 19 and transfer accounts to other branches, according to an email to customers. It is the second business closing announced in Wilton since early January and the third in Franklin County. BarclayCard, Wilton’s largest employer, will shut down March […]

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