Fairbanks school house opens once again

The Fairbanks Meeting House officially opened Thursday with an open house celebration. FARMINGTON – After nine years of yard sales and silent auctions, the ribbon cutting to officially celebrate the opening of…

UMF student tracks deadly bacteria in Africa

FARMINGTON – A two-person team from the University of Maine at Farmington conducting water quality research in Africa came home last week, after a month of living and working in very challenging…

Kibby wind power project given final approval today

  ORONO — The Land Use Regulation Commission governing committee met today and approved the final construction plan for TransCanada’s Kibby Mountain Wind Power Project. The first such project approved in Franklin…

Parking violation increases

FARMINGTON – A split vote at the last selectmen’s meeting that rejected doubling the $100 fine for the driver who illegally parks in a parking space reserved for the disabled reversed their…

Kingfield junkyards still a problem

KINGFIELD—Selectmen have given two homeowners more time to clean up the junkyard conditions that are believed to pose safety hazard issues. A West Kingfield Road resident who for years has had chronic…

Home destroyed by fire; two buildings damaged

A fire Saturday evening destroyed a New Portland home and damaged another home and the Post Office next door. NEW PORTLAND – The Post Office may be without power and received some…

Pirates and the Fourth of July

FARMINGTON – Scraggly teeth, eye patches and swashbuckling sword play ruled the July 4 parade that brought hundreds out to see the spectacle. The Farmington Rotary Club’s annual parade theme was pirates…