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Fire truck purchase options discussed(0)

December 19, 2014

WILTON – Following voter approval to purchase either a new or used fire truck at the Nov. 18 special town meeting, members of the fire department presented two choices they’ve found to selectmen Tuesday night. Selectmen, however, unanimously tabled the matter to give more time to consider the purchase options. They also noted they are […]

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Highway Dept. will continue flower care; message board policy updated

FARMINGTON – After finding out the actual cost for the Highway Department to water the summer flowers downtown, selectmen decided Tuesday night to continue the practice. Last spring the question came up after a summer when downtown’s merchants volunteered to water the hanging plants perched on 15 street light poles that the Farmington Downtown Association […]

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center food drive a success

KINGFIELD – In an effort to support patients and members of the community, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center held a Thanksgiving Food Drive. The response was heartwarming. The staff and patients of the health center collected 291 pounds of nonperishable food, 26 pounds of non-food items and over $250 that was used to purchase additional […]

Jay man dies in crash this morning

WILTON – A Jay man heading home after work was killed in a single vehicle crash early Thursday morning. Police say black ice was the “primary factor” in the accident.

Dennis Hanson, 37, was traveling on Route 156 towards Bean’s Corner (the intersection at Route 133) when his 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer hit a patch of black ice and went off the road, said Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox.

After Hanson’s vehicle left the roadway, it rolled over and came to rest on its roof against a utility pole. The pole was broken and power lines were down, Wilcox said. Hanson died from the injuries he suffered in the accident.

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