Articles by Ann Bryant

 

Man accused of driving Subaru in cornfield, damaging crops

By Ann Bryant on Aug. 06, 2013, at 7:13 a.m.
LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine — A local man is charged with causing $1,800 crop damage to a cornfield by driving his car through it early Saturday morning, Garrett Therrien, 22, drove his 1998 Subaru Legacy around in the cornfield on Campground Road about 3:50 a.m. until it was buried in mud …

Sebago motorcyclist injured after crashing in Franklin County

By Ann Bryant on Aug. 06, 2013, at 6:40 a.m.
SANDY RIVER PLANTATION, Maine — Police say a Sebago man received internal injuries Saturday when his motorcycle went off Route 4 and crashed into a sign. Paul Jonais, 76, was driving a 2013 BMW when he attempted to pass another motorcycle, lost control and hit the sign, Lt. David Rackliffe …

Police: Man arrested with toy gun sought ‘suicide by cop’ in June

By Ann Bryant on Aug. 05, 2013, at 7:56 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Police responded to public comments Monday with more details on the arrest of a Farmington man Thursday night after he allegedly walked around downtown with a toy gun tucked into his pants. “I’m cognizant of the fact people are allowed to carry handguns by their 2nd Amendment …

Homeless shelter preparing to open in Farmington

By Ann Bryant on Aug. 04, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.
FARMINGTON — For almost a year, a local man slept in his car before he found shelter at Living Waters Assembly of God Church. With some help re-establishing his life, he and his daughter are ready to leave for their own place. Providing a space for homeless families to stay …
John Cushman

Farmington man faces charge after allegedly walking around downtown with toy gun

By Ann Bryant on Aug. 03, 2013, at 8:57 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A man who allegedly walked around the downtown with a toy gun that appeared real was charged with terrorizing Thursday night. John Cushman, 20, “made lots of people nervous” when he strolled through town with a toy gun tucked into his shorts, said Deputy Chief Shane Cote …

Copper taken from Wilton home; police seek truck of interest

By Ann Bryant on July 27, 2013, at 5:51 a.m.
WILTON, Maine — Police are looking for a vehicle seen leaving the area of a Village View home where copper was taken Thursday, police Chief Heidi Wilcox said. The vehicle of interest is a black Chevrolet mid-80s model with a rusty bumper and a blue Chevy emblem on the front …

More than 60 searching for missing hiker along Appalachian Trail

By Ann Bryant on July 26, 2013, at 1:38 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — The search for a missing Tennessee woman hiking the Appalachian Trail continued Friday morning with about 60 game wardens and searchers looking for Geraldine Largay. Largay failed to meet her husband as planned on Monday in Wyman Township, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service …

Wilton dam project appealed

By Ann Bryant on July 24, 2013, at 9:08 p.m.
WILTON, Maine — An appeal of the Planning Board’s decision to grant a permit to reconstruct a dam on Dakin Stream will be heard when the Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the town office. In May, the Planning Board reviewed and approved a permit for Derrick …

Man charged after entering Farmington home

By Ann Bryant on July 23, 2013, at 6:02 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Police arrested a Strong man early Saturday morning after he apparently entered a Holley Road home to ask to use the phone, Farmington police Chief Jack Peck said. Miguel Visuano, 28, faces charges of aggravated criminal trespass and domestic violence stalking after he walked into the residence, …

Jay man faces charges in assault of Wilton resident, police officer

By Ann Bryant on July 22, 2013, at 1:58 p.m.
WILTON, Maine — A Jay man faces charges of assault and criminal threatening after police say he assaulted a Webb Avenue resident and the police officer who responded to the disturbance at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. William Wallace, 59, became involved in a verbal disturbance between a Webb Avenue couple, …

Arrests made on terrorizing charges in Farmington after second incident involving baseball bat and sticks

By Ann Bryant on July 20, 2013, at 6:10 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Police made three arrests on charges of terrorizing last week when visitors returned to Sunny Hill Apartments on the Fairbanks Road with a baseball bat and sticks. During a previous incident, a man was hit in the forehead with a bat during a confrontation between two groups …

Franklin County group to visit Lac-Megantic

By Ann Bryant on July 16, 2013, at 8:02 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — So many people here want to give but what will help Lac-Megantic the most? That’s the question a local group intends to ask the Mayor of Lac-Megantic, Colette Roy-Laroche, when they travel there for a brief meeting Wednesday, said Ryan Morgan, chair of the Farmington Board of …

Rangeley Inn prepared for auction block

By Ann Bryant on July 15, 2013, at 6:34 p.m.
RANGELEY, Maine — A second preview of the Rangeley Inn and Motor Lodge takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the intended auction of the property on July 25. “People are interested,” Jill Daviero, senior vice-president of Tranzon Auction Properties in Portland, said Monday. Several attended the …

Two arraigned in Wilton hatchet assault

By Ann Bryant on July 04, 2013, at 8:40 a.m.
WILTON, Maine — Two men remained in a Farmington jail Wednesday night, hours after they were arraigned on charges stemming from a fight that put one of them in a hospital over the weekend. Jason White, 43, of Wilton and Benjamin E. York, 18, of Jay appeared in a Farmington …

Kingfield man arrested on forgery and theft charges

By Ann Bryant on July 02, 2013, at 6:38 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Kingfield man was arrested Friday on felony charges he stole, forged and cashed three checks totaling $800. Jerome R. Cole, Jr., 36, was released from prison in the last 20 days after a 2011 conviction for a series of forgeries, Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Joshua …
A former Coplin Plantation town clerk landed her vehicle roof down in the Carrabassett River at noon Friday. A runner spotted her lights while running along the Narrow Gauge Trail, according to Carrabassett Valley Police.

Passing runner saves woman after car lands upside-down in raging Carrabassett River

By Ann Bryant on June 28, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — A runner is credited with saving the life of a former Coplin Plantation town clerk Friday after he spotted the tail lights of her vehicle, roof down, in the Carrabassett River. Dave Koenig of Coplin Plantation and his dog were running along the Narrow Gauge path …

University of Maine at Farmington vice president named Fulbright Scholar

By Ann Bryant on June 23, 2013, at 9:02 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — When F. Celeste Branham travels to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship this fall, she plans to look at that country’s apprenticeship program for students in higher education. Branham, the University of Maine at Farmington vice president for student and community services, was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship …

Farmington’s first Summer Solstice Celebration set for Saturday

By Ann Bryant on June 17, 2013, at 9:18 p.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — There will be something for the young and the young at heart at the Pirates and Princesses Palozza, one of many events offered Saturday during Farmington’s first Summer Solstice Celebration. Activities, store sales and specials, food and entertainment are being planned to help kick off summer, John …

Several hundred pounds of scrap copper wire taken from Sugarloaf Golf Club

By Ann Bryant on June 14, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Police are investigating the theft of several hundred pounds of copper wire scrap pieces from the Sugarloaf Mountain Golf maintenance department. Police are not exactly sure when it was taken, but is believed to be within the last couple of weeks, Police Chief Mark Lopez said Friday. …

Wilton police investigate burglary, theft of antiques

By Ann Bryant on June 11, 2013, at 11:14 a.m.
WILTON — Police are investigating a burglary and theft of antiques from a vacant home on Moore Acres Road that was reported Tuesday morning by family members. Antiques taken include a desk-size, junior grandfather clock, a butter churn and a bureau, Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said. The family is checking …
 
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