Franklin inmates once again going to Somerset jail
But Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the situation still does not alleviate problems created by the jail consolidation law that reduced the Franklin County jail to a 72-hour holding facility.
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Decision to switch to natural gas riddled with complex considerations, UMF panelists say
The fact that converting to gas would enable other local institutions to tap into it played a big role in UMF's eventual plan, according to the school's president.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
New Hampshire fire chief named to Skowhegan post
Richard E. Fowler Jr., 47, is scheduled to start May 13. He takes over for longtime firefighter and chief Tom Keene, who was terminated Dec. 30 by then-Town Manager John Doucette Jr. Fowler's starting salary will be $56,000, about the same as he was earning in Farmington, he said by phone before the meeting.
2014 Pannell Award Winners Revealed
The winners of the 2014 Women's National Book Association's Pannell Awards, which recognize independent bookstores that "enhance their communities by bringing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in their young patrons," have been announced.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Nonprofits see municipal funding cut as Franklin County towns face declining revenues
In Strong, United Methodist Economic Ministry, which runs a local food pantry, was granted $1,500 while six other groups were voted down for $2,850 in funding.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
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18 northern New England colleges get green ranking
Northern New England has made a strong showing in the Princeton Review's 2014 guide to "green colleges," with 18 colleges and universities receiving recognition.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Farmington chimney fire quickly extinguished
Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell said that the 35 firefighters from six towns who responded to the fire were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to the rest of the Philbrick Road home, but not before damaging the floors and walls next to the chimney.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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Cemetery group offers summer meetings, gravestone workshop
It only takes a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze to lure us to head out to cemeteries, hoping to find an informative gravestone or grouping of markers that will allow us to make sense of the names and dates we've been compiling busily over the winter.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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Child's quick thinking saves unresponsive adults after apparent drug overdose
State Police are praising a child for quick thinking after notifying a neighbor of two unresponsive adults in a Franklin County residence on Tuesday.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Western Maine Play Museum coming to Wilton next year
WELCOME: Brandee Bowen, left, and Monica Rollins said they welcome the new Western Maine Play Museum that will go into a home across Main Street in Wilton.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Farmington Village Corporation an oddity of municipal government
An absence of residents at the annual Town Meeting highlighted how the municipal system has waned, when once hundreds of people showed up.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Inland Hospital hosts World of Women's Wellness in Waterville
One by one, Ellen Thorne dumped 11 teaspoons of sugar into a small empty apple juice container, the mound of sugar at the bottom representing how much was in one serving of what's typically considered a healthy beverage.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Honors College dean to leave at end of term
Over spring break, the University announced that the Dean of the Honors College Joseph McGinn, was leaving at the end of the semester.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Franklin County defense attorneys stop taking sexual assault cases to protest wage
Lawyers, including Walter Hanstein, say a $5 hike in the hourly fee still doesn't cover the cost of defending serious charges.
Bangor Daily News
Bill to remove dozens of interstate signs sparks outcry
"Don't take our signs. Don't move our signs," was the message to the Maine Legislature's Transportation Committee on Tuesday during a public hearing on a bill that proposes to remove 68 signs and move 13 others that point to towns, colleges, parks, ski areas and other recreational or cultural attractions along the state's interstate highway system.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Farmington runner in fair condition after being struck by pickup truck
Tess Perry, 26, is listed in fair condition after she was hit on Fairbanks Road and taken to Lewiston hospital Sunday morning.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Bedside concert series brings hope and relief for Farmington man
The rapper Spose belted out the lyrics to "Can't Get There from Here" while a couple of dozen onlookers drank beer or Twisted Tea and shouted their approval.
Maine lawmaker walks fine line fighting for idled paper mill
Last month, the owner of the idled East Millinocket paper mill said it needed a change in state law to help restart the mill and rehire nearly 200 workers who were recently laid off.
Bangor Daily News
Lawyers boycott state-appointed sex assault cases, citing low pay
Two defense lawyers in Franklin County have announced they no longer will take on state-appointed sexual assault cases, in a protest against the state's compensation rate for public defenders.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Eight positions are opening up on elected town committees this spring including two on Board of Selectmen, two on School Committee, one on the CSD School Committee, and three on the Budget Committee.