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Stuck truck blocks road in New Sharon(0)

February 28, 2020

NEW SHARON – A tractor trailer truck blocked the Industry Road for more than four hours early Friday morning, after it failed to negotiate a turn and slid into a ditch. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, Sgt. Matthew Brann responded at 4:26 a.m. Friday morning to a report of a truck blocking the intersection of […]

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New Sharon man arrested on charge of unlawful sexual contact

NEW SHARON – A local man was arrested earlier this week, following a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigation that began with a Department of Health and Human Services referral. Christopher Hills-Pettitt, 40 of New Sharon, was arrested Wednesday on one charge of unlawful sexual contact, a Class C felony. The charge relates to accusations of […]

Crash sends Phillips man to hospital

STRONG – A Phillips man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 4 Thursday morning. According to information provided by Sheriff Scott Nichols, dispatchers received a call about the crash at 10:04 a.m. in Strong. Sgt. Matthew Brann responded for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. A 2014 Ford Focus operated by Brian Carlton, 28 […]

GoldenOak begins second full-length album

NEW SHARON – When Lena Kendall left home for college and began meeting new people at the University of Maine, her go to ice breaker was: “so what do you play?” “I just thought it was what everyone did, but I got a lot of blank stares,” Lena said. The New Sharon-raised musician was brought […]


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