Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Franklin County, ME.

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  1. The numbers are in. They suggest Maine needs to focus on attracting immigrants.Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

    ... had a positive international in-migration trend. Piscataquis County gained eight international migrants; Franklin County gained 138. Cumberland County welcomed, on net, 5,265 international migrants while Androscoggin County welcomed 985. The numbers ...

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  2. Should Franklin taxpayers foot the bill to sue themselves?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Franklin County commissioners are hesitant to keep paying a private attorney to sue the county clerk on behalf of the Benton-Franklin Superior Court judges. Tuesday, the commission delayed a decision about paying the legal fees for the seven judges in their unprecedented suit against Franklin County Clerk Michael Killian.

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  3. Conservation groups oppose development changes proposed for Maine woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 12 | Bangor Daily News

    ... is not allowed. Sections of Route 11 in Aroostook County, Route 201 in Somerset County, Route 27 in Franklin County, and Grand Lake Road in Penobscot County all could be more heavily developed with the rule change. "That's really going to change the ...

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  4. Franklin County voters have first judicial primary choices in a decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An additional judgeship created for Franklin County Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court has attracted enough candidates to require the county's first judicial primary elections in 10 years. The county Republican and Democratic parties each endorsed a candidate for the opening.

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  5. Jay man pleads guilty in new trial over drug debt killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | Bangor Daily News

    ... manslaughter charge on Monday. His case had been moved to Kennebec County after a mistrial was declared in Franklin County. Police charged Danforth with killing 24-year-old Michael Reis of New Sharon in June 2016 with a shotgun. He has been free on ...

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  6. Benton-Franklin County judges sue clerk to keep paper filesRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 22 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    All seven judges from the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court have sued the Franklin County court clerk, alleging he has failed to follow a court rule to keep paper files of court cases. KONA-AM reports that the lawsuit filed in Franklin County Wednesday alleges Clerk Michael Killian, who is elected, has refused to follow the court's direction.

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  7. Benton-Franklin County judges sue clerk to keep paper filesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 22 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    All seven judges from the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court have sued the Franklin County court clerk, alleging he has failed to follow a court rule to keep paper files of court cases. KONA-AM reports that the lawsuit filed in Franklin County Wednesday alleges Clerk Michael Killian, who is elected, has refused to follow its order.

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  8. Superior Court judges sue Franklin County clerk over going paperlessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Franklin County Clerk Mike Killian is being sued by the seven Superior Court judges over his decision not to maintain paper file folders. He started going paperless after getting a new electronic records management system in November 2015.

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  9. Judge Mark Mason shares life lessons at Greenfield HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2018 | The Recorder

    While Franklin County Superior Court Judge Mark Mason's visit to the high school for National Judicial Outreach Week was postponed last week because of the snow storm, it may have come at a more appropriate time on Thursday.

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  10. French King big box site in Stop & Shop's hands NEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | The Recorder

    ... big box department store is not built there. The lease agreements, included among supporting documents in a Franklin County lawsuit, indicate Stop & Shop paid millions of dollars over the past decade to cement the complicated real estate deal that ...

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  11. Police search dunes for suspected copper wire thievesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... Pettijohn. Officers were on their way when the men got into a tan GMC Sierra and drove off. Pasco police and Franklin County sheriff's deputies scoured the area for about an hour but weren't able to find the men. Anyone with information on the truck ...

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  12. Defense says young girl wrongly accused ex-Pasco councilmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | Tri-cityherald.com

    Opening statements begin in the child molestation trial of former City Councilman Chi Flores, right, in Franklin County Superior Court in Pasco on Tuesday. Flores is accused of molesting a young girl in 2016 at his home.

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  13. Maine man charged with leaving beagles in a freezing garage could avoid prosecutionRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A Franklin County man whose nine beagles were seized after he allegedly left them in a freezing garage could avoid prosecution, according to a media report. If David Ellis, 46, complies with a deal struck in court Friday, he will avoid animal cruelty charges after in December he reportedly stranded his nine dogs - including three puppies - in an unheated garage that dropped to 14 degrees below zero, according to Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME.

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  14. Deaths of Maine couple ruled a murder-suicide, officials sayRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. Around 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Thomas Masse called the Franklin County dispatch center and said he was going to shoot himself, prompting a Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputy and a Farmington ...

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  15. Former Maine substance abuse official pleads guilty to reckless driving chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A former Maine Department of Health and Human Services employee accused of drunken driving in 2016 pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser reckless driving charge, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal . The plea in Franklin County Court came after Joan Smyrski, the former associate director for treatment and recovery with the Maine Office of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services, withdrew a guilty plea for operating under the influence entered last January, the paper reported.

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  16. State warns owners to keep animals warm and safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... to be properly fed and watered and properly sheltered." Hughes' statement came on the same day, Friday, that Franklin County sheriffs seized nine beagles, including three puppies , after they were left without food and frozen water in a Freeman ...

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  17. Man charged after dogs left in freezing temperaturesRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... temperatures recorded around 14 degrees below zero (negative 25 degrees Celsius). The dogs were taken to the Franklin County Animal Shelter in Farmington where staff says they are in good condition.

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  18. Northern New England dig out for the first time this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Maine and New Hampshire dug out of the first significant snowfall of the season on Sunday, as most residents of the two states awoke to 4 to 8 inches of snow. The National Weather Service said Saturday's snowfall topped out at 8 inches in Carrabassett Valley in Franklin County, Maine.

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  19. Northern New England digs out for the first time this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | NewsOK.com

    Maine and New Hampshire are digging out of the first significant snowfall of the season, with much of the two states under 4 to 8 inches of snow. The National Weather Service says Saturday's snowfall topped out at 8 inches in Carrabassett Valley in Franklin County, Maine.

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  20. New book reveals the beauty of Maine's High Peaks RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Their hardcover coffee-table book reveals the wild beauty of the Maine High Peaks region, which spans across Franklin County, from Saddleback Mountain to the Bigelow Range. This sparsely developed area includes 10 of Maine's 14 tallest mountains, as ...

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