Planning board debates UMF parking plan

FARMINGTON – The planning board spent most of their Monday evening meeting discussing a proposal made by the University of Maine at Farmington to utilize spaces in the parking lot of the…

Teens charged in criminal mischief string

FARMINGTON – Two Farmington teens have been charged following a string of 18 criminal mischief complaints which all occurred Thursday night in the downtown area. Charged with theft and criminal mischief are…

Weld school closing to be discussed Tuesday

WELD – One of the many cost-saving methods recommended over the course of an extremely difficult MSAD 9 budget process was to close Weld Elementary School. Tuesday, voters will be able to…

Two arrested in drug bust

WILTON – Police arrested a Skowhegan man and a Farmington woman early Friday morning, after allegedly discovering a variety of prescription pills in their vehicle. Tammy Daggett, 38, of Farmington and Eric…

Rollover accident injures one

FARMINGTON – A pick-up truck went off the road, rolled over, felling a few trees as it went, before coming to rest down an embankment on Route 43 near the Industry town…

Phillips back in business

PHILLIPS – Voters overwhelmingly decided on Saturday to reopen their town for business. Five times the number of voters were presented with the identical 2008-2009 budget today that 30 residents had refused to vote…

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…