The Puddledock Press Staff in the early 1990s.

The all volunteer staff of the Puddledock Press outside their storefront office in the Hayward Block on Mechanic Street in the early 1990s.

The first issue of The Puddledock Press.

The very first Puddledock Press, Volume 1, Number 1, was published in December of 1979.

Farmington Town Christmas Party

The Town of Farmington used to have a Town Christmas Party. Here is a 1963 ad from the Farmington News.

Fire trucks outside the Station on Mechanic Street

Mechanic Street Fire Station in its hay day. On the left is the 1942 Seagrave Truck which was given to the town by H.O. Rondeau.

An old group photo hanging in the Puddledock Office.

Back: Ned Parker, Delores Bridge, Mary Cloutman, Henry Johnson; Front: Iola Sabine, Lilliam Emerson

Robert's Drug Store Christmas advertisement in 1906.

Robert's Drug Store was a popular spot in downtown Farmington and sold lots of Farmington post cards.

Old Farmington Town Hall

An old photo of the Farmington Town Hall, which is currently the Recreation Center, as it appeared in an issue of the Farmington News.

Fire Destroys the Trafton Block

The Trafton Block after a fire destroyed it on January 15, 1943. The fire damages totaled $50,000.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Farmington School District 2016 - 2017 Bus Routes

Farmington School District Bus Routes for 2016-2017 Start of School

Route 1  Kim B  #2   
6:35 A.M: River road, left onto Hornetown Rd, after the Ten Rod Road ,  right onto Meaderboro Rd, turn around, follow Meaderboro Rd to 4 corners,
turn right on Reservoir Road, corner Sheepboro & Reservoir Rd, turn left on Sheepboro Road, turn left onto Crown Point Road, turn left onto Evans Road, turn left onto Meaderboro Road, turn right onto Poor Farm Rd, next onto Henry Wilson Memorial , Farmington High, Valley View, approximately 7:40 A.M.

Route 2   Tammi T  #3  
6:40 A.M: Camerons Development, turn right on NH Rt 11, left onto Ridge Road, turn around on Quaker Rd, turn right on Hornetown Rd, Right on Ten Rod Road, turnaround, cross over Ten Rod Road, Flowing Brook,  Blueberry Drive, Flowing Brook, turn Left onto MeetingHouse Hill Rd, onto Farmington High, Valley View, Henry Wilson, approximately 7:40 A.M.

Route 3 Gil  #16   
6:55  A.M: Main Street starting at Montgomery Drive, Crossover NH Rt 11, up Meetinghousehill Road onto Ten Rod Road, turn around, continue on Meetinghousehill Road, turn right at light onto NH Rt ll, turn around at Rochester Line,  next onto Henry Wilson School, Farmington High School, Valley View, approximately 7:40 A.M.

Route  4    Michelle #8  
7:05  A.M:  Grondin Drive, end of Golden Circle Drive, turn left on Governor’s Rd, Labrador Drive, left onto Dodge Cross Road, end of Little City Road, turn right on Chestnut Hill Road, onto Henry Wilson Memorial, Farmington High, Valley View, approximately 7:40 A.M.

Route 5    Kim N  #10  
7:20  A.M:   Cochecco Road , 1st & 2nd Entrance to Old  Peacefull Pines, entrance to new Peaceful Pines, turn right on Chestnut Hill, turnaround, Tall Pine Road, Branson Rd,  Brown Rd, White Birch Lane, turn right onto Elm St, turn around, Dick Dame Lane,  on to Henry Wilson Memorial, Farmington High, Valley View, approximately 7:45 A.M.

Route  6  Tammy D #7  
6:50 a.m:,  end of Milton Rd, turn left on Waldron Rd,  right on Silver Street,  turn around on Curtis Road,  Silver St, turn  right on Waldron Road, end of Fox Trot Road, right onto Cherub Drive, left onto Holly Lane,  right  onto Bay Road , turn around top of hill,  back thru town turn right onto Central Street , left onto Tappan Street, Right onto NH Route 11, Colonial Circle, Trotting Park Road, turn right onto NH Route 11,  Strafford Motel (students must stand by last driveway heading towards Alton, bus no longer will go into the Motels driveway), turn right onto Spring Street,  onto Farmington High, Valley View,  Henry Wilson,
approximately 7:35  A.M.

Bus # 1  48 passenger     Lynn #1  
All students will be notified as to pickup and drop off times.

Please note: These times are subject to change as enrollments change.

Important Updates and Information

  • All Farmington Schools will be starting school at 7:50 AM again this year.  
  • Please do not drop off students at any of the schools before 7:30 am.
  • Buses will be dropping students off  and picking up students in the back of the Henry Wilson School by the gym doors.  Parents are to drop off and pickup car rider students in the front of the Henry Wilson School.
  • Drop off and pick up of high school students is out back of the school, not in front as in previous years.
  • Morning drop off for Valley View Car riders is again out front, Buses will be dropping off students in the back of the school.
  • Dismissal for Valley View School is 2:25 for buses only.  Parents will pick up car riders after the buses exit the school.
  • Dismissal for Farmington High School is 2:31 pm, Henry Wilson School is 2:35 pm.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 2016 Puddledock Press is Out Now!

The August edition of the Puddledock Press has been posted on the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online.

You can view and download and print the issue in color from the Scribd site, if you wish.  The hard copies are at most of our fine distribution sites in Farmington, now, and will be delivered to the remaining locations shortly.

You can view past issues on the Farmington Historical Society's Puddledock Press page.

Please, remember to thank our local establishments for carrying the Puddledock.   Likewise, be sure to visit and thank our many local businesses that support the Puddledock Press through their advertising. It is our Farmington businesses, and our local volunteers, who keep our paper alive and thriving for our Community.

Send in your articles and photographs to be included in the next Puddledock Press.  If you submit your news by the 15th of the month, it will be guaranteed to get in the next month's issue.  Email your news and photos to
You can view past issues on the Farmington Historical Society's Puddledock Press page.