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Wilton man sentenced to 12 years for gross sexual assault 0

May 25, 2017 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A Wilton man was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison Thursday, having previously pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault in Franklin County Superior Court. Lance Woodbury, 40 of Wilton, pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, a Class A felony, as well as misdemeanor assault, part of a separate but related case, on […]

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Words on Words: Moving on (0)

Having a bookstore in a small college town is a bittersweet undertaking when it comes to staff. Legolas knew what he was talking about when he said, “For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream.” We always have at least […]


FairPoint Communications to award $50,000 to Maine nonprofits through Connected Communities Program (0)

PORTLAND – FairPoint Communications today unveiled FairPoint Connected Communities, a program recognizing non-profit organizations dedicated to connecting and serving Maine residents and communities. Three non-profit organizations will be selected to receive $16,000 each and a technology package valued up to $1,000. Applications are being accepted through June 16. FairPoint Communications invites any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization […]


Franklin County Democrats raise money for hospice (1)

FARMINGTON – On May 7, Franklin County Democratic Committee members participated in the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 5K Run & Remembrance Walk, raising $540. FCDC members wanted to support AHCH, which provides at-home health care for no charge for the residents of Franklin County, but faces possible decreases in local revenue. Later that day, […]


Safe Voices seeks volunteers to help staff its 24-Hour domestic violence helpline (0)

AUBURN – Safe Voices, the domestic violence resource center for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties, has a few seats open for its next Volunteer Helpline Training which starts on June 12. The Safe Voices helpline is usually the first contact a person makes with Safe Voices when they are looking for support and services around […]


Burial service for Alana Ladd is June 3 (0)

STRONG – A burial service will be held for Alana Ladd, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2017, on June 3 at the Strong Cemetery. The service will begin at 11 a.m. A get together will be held directly after the service at the home of Sandra Gordon, located at 199 Sanders Road in Livermore.


The JFK Centennial: When Camelot came to Maine (3)

By Paul Mills As the nation on Monday – fittingly enough Memorial Day – marks the 100th birthday of one of our most admired 20th century icons, it’s an occasion to be reminded of some of the ways Maine placed its imprint on his legacy. It’s in our own state, for example, where his parents […]