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  • Published
    January 31, 2019

    10-year-old student charged after RSU 9 bomb threat

    FARMINGTON — A 10-year-old boy was charged with terrorizing Thursday, accused of calling 911 and reporting a bomb on a bus. School buses in Farmington-based Regional School Unit 9 were examined by police after the bomb threat was received at about 4:30 p.m. “It was very vague,” Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said. “It was […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Commissioners agree to lease parking lot to town

    FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners Tuesday approved entering into a lease with the town of Farmington so the town can use the Anson Street lot for year-round overnight parking.  Officials have said opening the roughly 40-spot parking lot — which in the past has been reserved for Franklin County Superior Court — would help alleviate demand […]

  • Published
    December 19, 2018

    Somerset County commissioners maintain support for CMP project

    SKOWHEGAN — Somerset County commissioners Wednesday voted against rescinding support for a proposed 145-mile transmission line from Quebec to Lewiston and on to Massachusetts, drawing criticism from a small group of opponents gathered at the Somerset County Superior Courthouse. The controversial New England Clean Energy Connect project from Central Maine Power would run through central […]

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    December 14, 2018

    Security cameras installed in downtown Farmington

    FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department has installed 10 security cameras downtown in an effort to increase security around municipal parking lots, intersections and businesses. Only about half of the cameras had been activated, so far, Town Manager Richard Davis said Wednesday during a meeting of the Downtown TIF Advisory Committee. “They’re working very well […]

  • Published
    December 11, 2018

    Farmington continues with Front Street contractor despite concerns

    FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday authorized a Fairfield contractor to proceed with the second phase of a reconstruction project on Front Street, despite concern over delays and lack of communication on the first phase.  The board voted 3-2 to award the second phase of the project to Ranger Contracting, with selectmen Josh […]

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    December 11, 2018

    Wardens: ‘Ice is doing pretty well’ but check it before heading out

    Rob Angelides, of Lewiston, collects a trap while ice fishing Sunday on Cochnewagon Pond in Monmouth. Cool temperatures have drawn anglers to the ice, which game wardens caution is still very thin on many bodies of water. Angelides said he caught a few small trout and cut through 6 inches of ice to put out […]