FARMINGTON — Franklin County Animal Shelter is featuring Dandy and Dopey as its Pets of the Week. Also, the fifth annual Strut for Strays! 5K Trail Run & Dog Walk to benefit FCAS is happening at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome to participate in this special event. Dandy is a 4- to 6-year-old female who is a very shy girl looking for a quiet home that matches her personality. She does very well with other kitties, and would prefer a home where she has another cat who would be her friend. Dopey is a 1- to 3- year-old male hound mix who is a favorite among staff at the shelter — but he’s the shelter’s longest resident at six months. Staff members feel this is because he gets excited when he sees people near his kennel, and visitors may think that he’s scary. The truth is he is really friendly outside of his kennel, and visitors may ask to see him outside the kennel. He loves going for walks and he may make a … [Read more...] about Franklin County Animal Shelter: Longest resident needs loving home
FARMINGTON — Franklin County Animal Shelter is featuring Prince and Quackenbush as its Pets of the Week. Prince is a 1- to 3-year-old male lab mix who is a high-energy and loving dog looking for a permanent home. He arrived at the shelter as a stray, so not a lot is known about his history, but he doen’t seem terribly bothered by cats, and he’s very playful. He loves rope toys, knows some basic commands and has decent leash manners. Quackenbush is a 4- to 6-year-old male cat. He’s a mellow dude who likes cat naps and quiet time. Prospective pet owners can meet him at Aubuchon Hardware in Farmington. Prince, Quackenbush and other pets may be visited at the shelter from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 550 Industry Road. Cats and dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and have been vaccinated for rabies, treated for fleas, microchipped and have had nail trims. The shelter also rehomes barn cats, livestock and other pets. For more information, call … [Read more...] about Franklin County Animal Shelter Cat of the Week can be visited at local business
State police are investigating the death of a woman in a house fire in Franklin County. Gail Hockenberry, 82, died as a result of the fire that happened sometime overnight on Sept. 10 in the 3000 block of Landfill Road in Guilford Township, according to state police. State police were contacted at 2:41 p.m. on Sept. 11 The cause of death is pending, and a fire marshal with state police is investigating the fire. … [Read more...] about Franklin County woman dies after house fire
FARMINGTON — Carold “CL” Folsom of Salem Township grew up in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1986. When things didn’t go as initially planned to go into law enforcement, he entered the social service field after he met his wife Julie. The couple will be married 25 years on Monday, Sept. 17. “We have no kids, just dogs,” Folsom said. He tried his hand at running his own business and taking a part-time job. It was when he took a second part-time job at Sugarloaf ski area that he met then-Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Ron Moody and got a job as a dispatcher. Folsom realized he liked the job and had a talent for it. He also became a reserve police officer. He is now the director of communications at Franklin County Regional Communications Center. Name: Carold “CL” Folsom Town: Salem Township Age: 50 Job: Director of Communications, Franklin County Regional Communications Center How did you decide emergency dispatching … [Read more...] about Face Time: Carold Folsom handling emergencies in Franklin County
AMHERST Second Hand Clothing Shop: The Amherst Senior Center announces the opening of a shop offering used clothing for sale. The shop will be open each Friday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Large Activity Room of the Bangs Community Center. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted during shop hours. Proceeds will help support the programs and services of the Amherst Senior Center. Senior Center Offers 2018 Parking Stickers: This parking program is designed to make parking near the center more convenient for older people. The parking sticker is valid for parking in the Boltwood Garage parking lot, both surface, underground and in the 12 spaces against the fence east of the Ann Whalen Apartments for four hour periods on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sticker will cost $25 for the full year. Tax Work Off Plan: The town of Amherst participates in the the Tax Work Off Plan which allows qualified Amherst seniors to perform community service in participating town … [Read more...] about Senior notes for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and Metro East Plus, Sept. 19, 2018.