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Daughter of Capt. Michael Bell testifies in favor of adding propane lines to Dig Safe Law(0)

January 23, 2020

AUGUSTA – The daughter of a Farmington Fire Rescue captain killed in an explosion at an office building in Farmington last year testified before a legislative committee this week in favor of including propane lines in the state’s Dig Safe Law. She testified that the explosion had been “preventable” and that the leak in the […]

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Chesterville man indicted on burglary charge, allegedly brought gun, latex gloves into residence

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County grand jury indicted a Chesterville man on a felony burglary count Wednesday, with the state alleging that he entered a Wilton residence wearing latex gloves and carrying a handgun. Brett A. Roberts, 55 of Chesterville, was indicted on one count of burglary, a Class A felony, as well as two […]

UMF Mantor Library receives water damage from burst pipe

FARMINGTON – A portion of the University of Maine at Farmington Mantor Library is still closed today, after a burst pipe caused significant water damage late last week. According to Library Director Bryce Cundick, a heating coil pipe burst early in the morning of Friday, Jan. 17, flooding a small portion of the first floor […]

Jay officials consider $5.3 million budget

JAY – Town officials, selectpersons and members of the town’s budget committee reviewed $5.3 million in preliminarily proposed expenditures for the next fiscal year at a meeting Tuesday evening. As proposed, the $5,329,049 in expenditures would represent a $19,453 increase over the current fiscal year, or .37 percent. As revenues associated with the municipal budget […]

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