Franklin – Lewiston Sun Journal https://www.sunjournal.com Central and Western Maine News Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:43:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/11/2018/05/cropped-sj-default-32x32.png Franklin – Lewiston Sun Journal https://www.sunjournal.com 32 32 Livermore Falls man charged in family dog fight https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/livermore-falls-charged-in-family-dog-fight/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/livermore-falls-charged-in-family-dog-fight/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:35:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/livermore-falls-charged-in-family-dog-fight/ LIVERMORE FALLS — A local man is accused of threatening to shoot a relative and a dog that came onto his property, Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Wednesday. Jacob Hiscock, 33, of Haines Corner Road was charged with misdemeanor assault and criminal threatening, and is scheduled to appear in Lewiston District Court on Feb. 13, […]

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Strong select board chairman resigns in frustration https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/strong-select-board-chairman-resigns-in-frustration/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/strong-select-board-chairman-resigns-in-frustration/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:10:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/strong-select-board-chairman-resigns-in-frustration/ STRONG — Board of Selectmen Chairman Dick Worthley submitted his resignation at Tuesday’s meeting, saying the board has “lost focus” on how to govern. It was effective immediately. Worthley, who was re-elected to a second term in March, read his statement to board members Mike Pond, Rodney Cook and Vice Chairman Rob Elliot. Rodney Spiller […]

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Santa visits Jay https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/santa-visits-jay/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/santa-visits-jay/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:38:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/santa-visits-jay/ Jim Landry of Wilton takes a photo of Eli Gross, 8, of Jay sitting on Santa’s lap at the Jay Town Office on Wednesday. Landry volunteered his time to get the experience. (Sun Journal photo by Donna M. Perry) Eli Gross, 8, of Jay sits on Santa’s lap for a photo Wednesday at the Jay […]

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Rangeley hires John Madigan as town manager https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/rangeley-hires-john-madigan-as-town-manager-2/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/rangeley-hires-john-madigan-as-town-manager-2/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:00:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/rangeley-hires-john-madigan-as-town-manager-2/ RANGELEY — Veteran Town Manager John Madigan Jr. of Rumford has been been given a two-year contract to lead the town, Assistant Town Manager Traci Pitt said Wednesday. Madigan was named interim town manager after Tim Pellerin left in May to become manager in Harrison. Madigan will average three days a week in the office, Pitt […]

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RSU 9 director questions accuracy of minutes https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/rsu-9-director-questions-accuracy-of-minutes/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/rsu-9-director-questions-accuracy-of-minutes/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 02:15:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/rsu-9-director-questions-accuracy-of-minutes/ FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 Director Craig Stickney of Chesterville challenged the board Tuesday regarding the accuracy of the Nov. 13 meeting minutes on an executive session. Stickney did not attend the session, which was called to discuss the employment of officials, appointees or employees. No action was taken following the session. “Obviously there was action,” […]

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Farmington continues with Front Street contractor despite concerns https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/farmington-continues-with-front-street-contractor-despite-concerns/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/farmington-continues-with-front-street-contractor-despite-concerns/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:38:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/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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Couple woken by smoke alarms escape burning house in Phillips https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/couple-woken-up-by-smoke-detectors-escape-burning-house-in-phillips/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/couple-woken-up-by-smoke-detectors-escape-burning-house-in-phillips/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:08:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/couple-woken-up-by-smoke-detectors-escape-burning-house-in-phillips/ PHILLIPS — A couple and their pets escaped their burning home at 81 Toothaker Pond Road before dawn Tuesday, losing it and all their belongings to the flames. The cause is undetermined because of the extensive damage, Deputy Fire Chief Jim Gould said. The two-story home was insured. The couple, whose names were not available Tuesday, […]

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Franklin County arrest log https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/franklin-county-arrest-log-1116/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/franklin-county-arrest-log-1116/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/11/franklin-county-arrest-log-1116/ • Robert M. Stottlemyer, 55, of Wilton, operating under the influence, Dec. 7, $200 cash bail, University of Maine at Farmington Campus Police Department. • Kevin C. Heath, 56, of Phillips, operating after revocation, Dec. 7, no bail listed as of Dec. 10, Maine State Police. • Leah Atwood, 24, of Farmington, operating under the […]

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Inching closer to ice fishing https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/inching-closer-to-ice-fishing/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/inching-closer-to-ice-fishing/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:37:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/inching-closer-to-ice-fishing/ Mike Timberlake, left, Steve Benedetto, center, and Jack Driscoll, all of Livermore, chat in Timberlake’s ice shack on the side of Brettuns Pond in Livermore on Monday. Timberlake has not put the “Brettun’s Pond Casino” out on the ice just yet, but that has not stopped him and his buddies from running the wood stove and […]

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https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/inching-closer-to-ice-fishing/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/11/2018/12/CITiceShack1SAP121118.jpgMike Timberlake, left, Steve Benedetto, center, and Jack Driscoll, all of Livermore, chat in Timberlake's ice shack on the side of Brettuns Pond in Livermore on Monday. Timberlake has not put the "Brettun's Pond Casino" out on the ice just yet, but that has not stopped him and his buddies from running the wood stove and enjoying lunch in it. "There is 7 inches of ice out there now, so I will have it out there in a few days," Timberlake said. "If you want to catch fish, you come to my shack," Benedetto said. "If you want to lose at poker, you come here." "We have a good time out here, play cribbage and eat good," Timberlake said. Moose steak, deer steak and trout are usually on the menu, according to Timberlake, who put in 100 days fishing over ice last season. All three worked at International Paper in Jay before the strike in 1987. Timberlake retired six years ago after a 45-year career at the paper mill. He and his brother built the ice shack. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:23:08 +0000
Second Farmington man in Kingfield fatal accident dies https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/second-farmington-man-in-kingfield-fatal-accident-dies/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/second-farmington-man-in-kingfield-fatal-accident-dies/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:12:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/second-farmington-man-in-kingfield-fatal-accident-dies/ FARMINGTON —  The driver of a car that lost traction Nov. 27 on Route 27, north of Kingfield, and skidded into the path of a tractor-trailer truck, has died.  “The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is sad to report a second fatality as a result of the November 27 car (versus) tractor-trailer that occurred on route 27 […]

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https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/10/second-farmington-man-in-kingfield-fatal-accident-dies/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/11/2018/12/FARkingdoublefatalP121118.jpgRescue personnel stand at the scene of a car-tractor-trailer collision Tuesday, Nov. 27, on Route 27 in Kingfield where a Farmington man was killed and his grandfather and his grandfather’s step-great-grandson were critically injured. (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office photo)Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:12:00 +0000