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A view of the past found at Jay open house

JAY — The Holmes-Craft Homestead on Old Jay Hill Road was a popular destination Saturday as the Jay Historical Society held its annual open house. Several vendors...

Summer Fest raises $5,000 for Spruce Mountain athletic fields

JAY — Saturday the first Hollandstrong Summer Fest raised more than $5,000 for improvements at the Spruce Mountain High School athletic fields. The festival was held...

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  • Farmington teenager injured in three-vehicle collision in Jay August 16, 2018
    JAY — A three-vehicle collision at the intersection of routes 133 and 156 Wednesday afternoon sent a Farmington teenager to the hospital with minor injuries, Sgt. Russell Adams said Thursday morning. A car driven by Norman Lewis Jr., 34, of Chesterville was traveling west on Chesterville Road/Route 156  toward Wilton when he “failed to stop […]
  • Good deeds for steeds August 16, 2018
    Robin Gray of Farmington cares for Toe Tag at Cushing Stables in Farmington on Wednesday. Gray has been taking care of race horses for 20 years at the stable that is owned by Mike and Charlene Cushing. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal) Lightning finds something he is interested in underneath a horse tack chest at Cushing Stables […]
  • Strong selectmen deal with Pond Road paving project August 16, 2018
    STRONG — A long-awaited Pond Road paving project is a step closer to completion, but not without some hitches.   At Tuesday night’s meeting of selectmen, board member Mike Pond said the project would cost less than anticipated, but there was $10,000 less in private donations than first expected for the work. At a recent special town […]
  • Car talk in Jay August 16, 2018
    Stan Davis, left, of Fayette and Lenny Boucher of Jay talk Wednesday about the 1948 International KB 7 wrecker that sits on the front lawn of Boucher’s home in Jay. Boucher is restoring a 1930 and 1931 Ford, and he and Davis catch up and chat about fixing up automobiles on a regular basis. (Daryn […]
  • Jay approves signing document related to lease August 16, 2018
    JAY — As directors of the Jay Community Development Corp., selectpersons voted Monday night to sign a document pertaining to a lease extension for McDonald’s Corp. at Jay Plaza. The document is a agreement that lays out certain rights of the tenant, the landlord and other third parties, such as the landlord’s lender or a […]
  • Farmington police are looking down on distracted drivers — literally August 15, 2018
    FARMINGTON — Police are using a new tactic to try and make motor vehicle drivers and the public aware of the dangers of distracted driving. Drivers whose vehicles were driving by or stopped at the traffic lights at the intersection of Main Street, Farmington Falls Road and the Park and Ride on Tuesday morning probably […]
  • Farmington board sets aside request for nonprofit funds August 15, 2018
    FARMINGTON — The Board of Selectmen postponed action Tuesday night on a request that the town start funding area nonprofit and social service agencies. The request, presented by Fen Fowler, former executive director of Western Maine Community Action on behalf of nine groups, follows a decision by the county to cut funding for social services […]
  • RSU 9 scales back behavioral program August 15, 2018
    Regional School Unit 9 Curriculum Coordinator Laura Columbia, Superintendent Tina Meserve, and board Chairwoman Cherieann Harrison discuss the new Pathway for All Learners alternative education program on Tuesday in Farmington. (Dee Menear/Franklin Journal) FARMINGTON — Regional School Unit 9 directors learned Tuesday that a program to help students with their behavior will only be available for kindergarten […]
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