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Wilton woman arrested after setting house on fire 0

August 18, 2018 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – According to a release from the State Fire Marshal, a 38-year-old woman was arrested Friday afternoon with charges of arson and aggravated criminal mischief. Angie Clark of Wilton was arrested after being released from MaineGeneral Hospital and transported to Franklin County Jail according to the report. She was brought to Franklin Memorial Hospital […]

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Poet’s Corner: Family Reunion (0)

Family Reunion by Greg Zemlansky Here once again it’s time for families to travel afar and near. This happy reunion all happens just once a year. The last weekend of July; it’s time for the Dingley Family Reunion. Excitement in the air; a family get together invasion. How eloquent to see families all gathered at […]


Office of the State Treasurer returns record amount of unclaimed property (0)

AUGUSTA – In fiscal year 2018, the State Treasury paid out more than $18.5 million to Mainers from the unclaimed property program. That figure represents more than 29,000 individual claims ranging from lower than $10 to as high as $766,000. The FY’18 total paid is 73 percent of the $25.4 million received from Maine businesses […]


Dead River Area Historical Society hosts ice cream social (0)

STRATTON – The Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 2. An Ice Cream Social will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and along with your ice cream enjoy a Brownie Alamode made and served by volunteers. Charlie Bruce will entertain with […]


Red Cross offering back-to-school tips to keep students safe (0)

PORTLAND – Back-to-school tips from the American Red Cross can help make students’ return to the classrooms safer. There are special steps for parents of younger kids and those going to school for the first time: Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, […]


Gordon Linwood Richards (1939-2018) (0)

HARTLAND – Gordon Linwood Richards, 78, passed away August 11, 2018 in Hartland surrounded by his family and friends. He was born December 25, 1939 in Solon, the son of Elwin and Leonis (Adams) Richards. He attended schools in Solon, Benton Station and Benton Falls until he joined his father at Fort Halifax in Winslow […]


Letter to the Editor: Best fireworks I’ve ever seen (6)

To the Editor, I have sent you some photos of the Wilton Blueberry Festival Fireworks display that was on Sunday August 5. The fireworks display was one of the best that I have see. We all would like to thank Shannon Smith and her helpers for putting on a great Wilton Blueberry Festival for everyone […]


Stalking through summer (9)

Here, Jim Knox captures a fox stalking a rodent in Wilton. Franklin County photographers capture some of the finest shots of birds, beasts, flowers and other natural scenes for this week’s photo round up.


UMF coach to offer basketball clinic (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington’s head basketball coach, Dick Meader has announced that Steve Clifford, the current head coach of the Orland Magic and a UMF alum will be conducting a one-man basketball clinic on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The clinic presentation will provide information suitable for […]