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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The December 2017 Issue of the Puddledock Press is Out!

2017 December Puddledock Press page 1The December 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press is now available!  You can find it online and in many of our local distribution sites.   The issue will be at all our distribution locations in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now. Hope you enjoy it.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

If you like your Puddledock delivered, both email and snail mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

The November Edition of the Puddledock Press is Available Online an in Town

The November 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press is now available!  You can find it online and in many of our local distribution sites.   The issue will be at all our distribution locations in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now. Hope you enjoy it.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

The October 2017 Issue of the Puddledock Press is Online now!

The October 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press is online now.   Hope you enjoy it.


The October issue is out at many of our distribution sites now and will be at the rest in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

Take a look at our Photo Albums on Flickr.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

The September issue of the Puddledock Press is available now!

The September 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press is here!  It is available online and at many of our distribution sites. Hope you enjoy it.

The September issue is out at many of our distribution sites now and will be at the rest in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now. Please remember to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Puddedock Press when you visit and buy local. We could not publish our paper without their support. And remind our other Farmington businesses and organizations that the Puddledock needs their support. http://www.puddledockpress.org/p/sponsors.html

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Farmington Schools Opening This Week

School Opening Dates

Welcome Students and Teachers!

New Staff Orientation   August 24th
All Staff Report August   28th
Valley View Open House   August 28th
Students K-9 begin   August 29th
Students K-12   August 30th

Friday, August 4, 2017

The August Issue of the Puddledock Press is out with a fresh new look!

The August 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press has a fresh new look!  In our efforts to continue to improve the quality of the per, we've incorporated a new process for producing the paper.   Hope you enjoy it.

The August issue is out at many of our distribution sites now and will be at the rest in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The July Edition of the Puddledock is Available Online an in Town

The July 2017 edition of the Puddledock Press is out at some of our distribution sites now and will be at the rest in the coming week.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

Take a look at our Photo Albums on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Strafford County Head Start Now Taking Applications for 2017-2018 School Year


Are you looking for high-quality preschool program this fall? Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of Strafford County Head Start’s application days this summer. Strafford County Head Start, a program of Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, provides high-quality early education, health screenings, nutritious breakfast and lunch, family support, parent involvement and volunteer opportunities, and community resources to qualifying families in Strafford County with a child ages 3 to 5, including children with disabilities.  Extended days will be available in Milton and Rochester this fall.

Interested families are invited to attend an application day on June 28 th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Rochester Head Start located in the Community Center at 150 Wakefield Street. Late afternoon and evening application days are scheduled for July 19 th from 2 PM to 6 PM at Dover Head Start (62A Whittier Street) and July 26th from 2 PM to 6 PM at Farmington Head Start (120 Main Street). Applications will also be accepted on August 2nd and August 9th from 9 AM to 3 PM at Rochester Head Start.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Please register by contacting Peggy Hawksley at 603-652- 0990. If you are unable to attend these sessions, please contact Peggy to provide preliminary information over the phone and schedule an appointment. Families can apply at any center most convenient for them.

For more information on Strafford County Head Start, please visit the website at straffordcap.org and click Programs, or visit the Facebook page (@straffordcountyheadstart).

Since 1965, CAPSC has helped thousands of Strafford County residents meet their basic needs through over 60 unique programs, including food security; parent and child education; child care; utility assistance; transportation; housing; emergency shelter; and job training and employment services. CAPSC improves the quality of life for at-risk children, working families, the elderly, and those experiencing low incomes. The mission of CAPSC is to educate, advocate, and assist people in Strafford County to help meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency. For more information about CAPSC, visit the website at www.straffordcap.org, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The June 2017 Issue is Finally Out!

The June edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.

We apologize for the delayed release of this month's issue.  It was delayed at the printer's due to unforeseen circumstances.  But, it is here now at most of our great distribution sites, and will be at the rest by the weekend.

Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. You can also find this and past issues in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details.

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Please remember to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Puddedock Press when you visit and buy local. We could not publish our paper without their support. And remind our other Farmington businesses and organizations that the Puddledock needs their support.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination. Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column. Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Dedication of the new Farmington Public Safety Building Sunday, June 4

The Dedication of the new Farmington Public Safety Building took place on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  The events started at 1:30 PM with a brief ceremony at the old Police Station. Following brief remarks by the chief, the police drove their vehicles, sirens and lights going full force, over to the old Fire Station.  At the old Fire Station, the fireman had a brief ceremony, taking down the flags and folding them.  The firemen then got into their vehicles and followed the police vehicles in a parade down Route 153, where they were joined by the Boy Scouts near the new Public Safety Building.  The parade continued to the new building, where ceremonies of flag raising and building  dedication were followed by some food and building tours.,

The Puddledock Press was there and took over 130 photos of the ceremonies and parade.  You can view the 2017 June 4 - Farmington Public Safety Building Dedication Puddledock Photo Album on the Puddledock's Flickr photostream.  Thanks to Pam Lord for sending along a few more photos to add to the collection.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Remembering the 2017 Memorial Day Observance

The 149th Memorial Day Observance by the citizens of Farmington, NH was planned and directed by joint efforts of the Clarence L. Perkins Post 60 of the American Legion, the Wilson Hunt Post 6906 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Chapter 23 of the Disabled American Veterans and each of their Auxiliary Units and Youth Groups.

The Puddledock Press was there and took 150 photos of the ceremonies and parade.  You can view the 2017 Memorial Day Observance Puddledock Photo Album on the Puddledock's Flickr photostream.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Zander Varney, Farmington Student, Wins Scholarship In Frisbie Art Competition

Zander Varney displays some of his art at the High School Art Show on May 4, 2017

Zander Varney, Farmington High School Art Student,  has made it to the finals in an art competition hosted by Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Voting takes place now through May 21. Please stop by Frisbie Memorial Hospital and bring a friend, to vote for Zander's piece titled "Docta Peppa".  


Docta Peppa by Zander Varney

Spread the word and ask everyone you know to go vote as well.  Voting takes place  in the main entrance.  Just ask for a voting slip at the front desk. With your help, we can help Zander be eligible for a $1000 scholarship.  This talented student needs our support and community spirit.  He is a wonderfully talented artist and we're proud he's a Tiger!  

Update: Winners were announced and Zander was one of them!   https://www.frisbiehospital.com/about-us/news/frisbie-invites-public-cast-vote-student-artist-year/


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Public Notice Announcement Regarding Outdated Special Education Records


The Farmington School District (SAU #61) will destroy records that have been collected, maintained and/or used in providing special education services in the upcoming months.  This will affect records of students born in the year 1992 or earlier, and only applies to students who received special education services during any of their time in the Farmington School District. This activity is in compliance with Federal, State, and local policy.  The destruction of data policy provides that records may be destroyed when they are no longer needed for educational planning purposes.  Please be advised that some of the information contained in these files may be needed later on for other purposes, such as eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.
  
If you wish to have these records before they are destroyed, please contact us at 603-755-2627 or by email at ddenitto@sau61.org before June 1, 2017. Records will be provided only to a former student who is 18 years of age (or older) or the former student’s legal guardian with the proper identification.  Anyone obtaining records will be required to produce identification that contains both a picture and signature.  We will notify the individual by phone when the requested records are prepared.  The records can be obtained at the SAU office, 60 Charles Street, Farmington, NH 03835.

Strafford County Head Start Application Days Announced

Are you looking for high-quality preschool program this fall?  Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of Strafford County Head Start’s application days in May.  Strafford County Head Start is a program of Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, providing high-quality early education, health screenings, nutritious breakfast and lunch, family support, parent involvement and volunteer opportunities, and community resources to qualifying families in Strafford County with a child ages 3 to 5.  Extended child care may be available at some sites.

Application days will take place on May 5th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Head Start Centers in Dover (62A Whittier Street), Rochester (Community Center, 150 Wakefield Street), and Farmington (120 Main Street).  Applications will also be accepted in Rochester on May 11th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Dover on May 17th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and Farmington on May 18th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.  Please register by contacting Peggy Hawksley at 603-652-0990.  If you are unable to attend these sessions, please contact Peggy to provide preliminary information over the phone and schedule an appointment.

For more information on Strafford County Head Start, please visit the website at straffordcap.org and click Programs, or visit the Facebook page (@straffordcountyheadstart).

Since 1965, CAPSC has helped thousands of Strafford County residents meet their basic needs through over 60 unique programs, including food security; parent and child education; child care; utility assistance; transportation; housing; emergency shelter; and job training and employment services.  CAPSC improves the quality of life for at-risk children, working families, the elderly, and those experiencing low incomes.  The mission of CAPSC is to educate, advocate, and assist people in Strafford County to help meet basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.  For more information about CAPSC, visit the website at www.straffordcap.org, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and YouTube. 
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Friday, May 5, 2017

The May 2017 Edition of the Puddledock Press is Out.

The May edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.

Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. You can also find this and past issues in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details.

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Please remember to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Puddedock Press when you visit and buy local. We could not publish our paper without their support. And remind our other Farmington businesses and organizations that the Puddledock needs their support.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination. Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column. Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

The Farmington School District is Seeking Public Feedback



Public Survey Feedback Needed

The Farmington School District is beginning a long-range planning process to form our District Strategic Innovations Plan.  They want to learn what the perceptions and priorities are for our townspeople regarding our schools.

The survey will be open until May 10, 2017. Click the link below to take the survey online. Paper copies are available upon request (755-2627) or at the following locations beginning April 28th:
  • ·       The SAU Office (60 Charles Street)
  • ·       The Town Offices (365 Main Street)
  • ·       Goodwin Library (422 Main Street) 
  •         Crowley's Variety and Grill (351 Main Street)
  •         Studio 393 (393 S. Main Street)
  •         Farmington House of Pizza (485 Main Street)
  • ·       Any Farmington School Office 
Your thoughts and opinions matter.
 Thank you for taking the time to respond.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29th

Record number of Strafford County law enforcement agencies to participate

SOMERSWORTH - ONE Voice for Strafford County is proud to announce that 11 Strafford County law enforcement agencies will be participating in the 13 th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29. This is the highest number of agencies in Strafford County to have participated in the event since its beginning.

The public is invited to take part in preventing prescription medication misuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. Only pills or patches are accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public health issue. Unused or expired medicines that hang around in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion and misuse. Studies show a majority of misused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards.

To dispose of medications, visit one of the following locations on Saturday, April 29 to dispose of your unused medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2.p.m.:

Barrington Police Department: 774 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington
Dover Police Department: 46 Chestnut Street, Dover
Farmington Police Department: 160 Main Street, Farmington
Lee Police Department: 20 George Bennett Road, Lee
Madbury Police Department (partnering with Strafford County Sheriff’s Office): 334 Knox Marsh Road, Madbury
Milton Police Department: 7 Townhouse Road, Milton
Rochester Police Department: 23 Wakefield Street, Rochester
Rollinsford Police Department: 667 Main Street, Rollinsford
Somersworth Police Department: 12 Lilac Lane, Somersworth
UNH Police Department: 18 Waterworks Road, Durham
4 Pettee Brook Lane, Durham from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29th Take Back Day event, contact your local police department or ONE Voice for Strafford County’s Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator Alissa Cannon at 603-994- 6340.

ONE Voice is a Regional Network of community members and organizations working together to promote substance misuse prevention, treatment opportunities and recovery supports. Online at www.ONEVoiceNH.org or on Facebook.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Historical Society and Woman's Club Host A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

The public is invited and welcome to attend an engaging evening with Abraham Lincoln!

"A Visit with Abraham Lincoln"
Friday, May 5th
7:00 pm
in the Multipurpose Room
Valley View Community School
presented by 
Steve Wood
Association of Lincoln Presenters
New Hampshire Humanities Council Presenter


Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address." Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War.  

Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years with the UNH Cooperative Extension as an Extension Educator in Forest Resources, retiring at the end of 2003. He has been researching and presenting Living History programs as Abraham Lincoln since 1995. Steve is a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and the NH Storytelling Alliance.




This program is supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.



The program is sponsored by the Farmington Historical Society and The Farmington Woman's Club.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Farmington High School Students Debut Their Movie

On Thursday April 20th the students of Farmington School will be debuting their movie "All Things Must Pass".  It is about a group of eclectic students who compete for a film festival while struggling with the daily rigors of high school.  The run time is 75 minutes.  The movie will held in the main gym and doors open at 5:00 PM with the movie starting at 6:00 PM.  The event is free but people are asked to bring food and clothing donations.  Those donations are awarded tickets that can used for food, drink, and raffles.

Movie night is a biannual event that has been afoot for seven years.  Students of both the middle school and high school create and star in their own movie.  Past movies has been about drug use, crime, and range from action, adventure, horror, and science fiction.  Members of the program has been recognized state wide from Mayors, Senators, Governors, and have received several awards including Union Leaders' top 40 under 40, Seacoast top 10 to watch, and Governor's Art award.

The movie trailers for both the high school and middle school movies can be found on the Farmington School District website at www.sau61.org.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The April Edition of the Puddledock is Available Online an in Town

The April edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.

Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. You can also find this and past issues in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details.

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Please remember to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Puddedock Press when you visit and buy local. We could not publish our paper without their support. And remind our other Farmington businesses and organizations that the Puddledock needs their support.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.



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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The March 2017 Puddledock Press is Available in Town and Online

The March edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Puddledock Press Announces Town Elections Page as New Online Feature

The Puddledock Press is proud to announce a new online feature.  We have just released our new Town Elections / Candidates Information page.  In an effort to get you the information you need to make informed voting decisions, the Puddledock will issue a series of questions to candidates, and ask candidates running for office to answer them.  We will post all statements or answers to our questions on the new Town Elections page.

This year, our Town Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 14.  Voting wil be at the Town Hall as usual.  The Town Meeting will be held on the following day, Wednesday, March 15th.  The Puddledock Press has posted a series of questions for Candidates to answer, if they so choose, so the voters can get to know them a little better and understand their positions so they may make informed decisions when they vote on March 14.  The Questions are posted below the list of open positions and known candidates.  The answers or statements submitted by the Candidates will be linked to the Candidate's name.  We hope that this service will be of value to our voters and Candidates alike.

If you are a candidate running for any of the offices, please feel free to submit your answers to these questions to PuddledockPress@gmail.com. We will post them for our voters to review.


For Board of Selectman Candidates
  • Why do you want to hold the office you seek?
  • If you are an incumbent, describe one contribution that you made on the Board.
  • If you are a challenger, describe one challenge you see with the present Board. 
  • What is your vision for Farmington's economic future?
  • How do you accommodate those that do not share your vision?
  • What services and resources should a municipality provide for its citizens?
  • What are the first 5 actions you would take, or encourage the board to take, if you were elected?

For Budget Committee Candidates
  • Why do you want to hold the office you seek?
  • If you are an incumbent, describe one contribution that you made on the Board.
  • If you are a challenger, describe one challenge you see with the present Board. 
  • What is your vision for Farmington's economic future?
  • How will you balance an affordable tax rate with the investment needs for Farmington's infrastructure?
  • What are the first 5 actions you would take, or encourage the board to take, if you were elected?

For School Board Candidates
  • Why do you want to hold the office you seek?
  • If you are an incumbent, describe one contribution that you made on the Board.
  • If you are a challenger, describe one challenge you see with the present Board. 
  • What is your vision for Farmington School District?
  • Do you support accreditation for Farmington schools?  Why or why not?
  • What improvements would you make to the education of the children of Farmington?
  • What are the first 5 actions you would take, or encourage the board to take, if you were elected?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The February 2017 Puddledock Press is Now Available Online.

The February edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

Please consider advertising in the Puddledock Press.  Your support through advertising helps build connections to the community.    Price. Quality. Community.  That is the commitment the Puddledock Press makes to you. See our Advertising Page for details

Online and mail subscriptions are also available.

Don't forget to Take your Puddledock with you when you travel and take a selfie with the Puddledock at your destination.  Submit it for publication in our Where in the World is the Puddledock Press column.  Let's see how far we can spread our community newspaper.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The January Issue of the Puddledock Press is Online Now

The January edition of the Puddledock Press is out at our distribution sites now or will be very soon.  Visit your local Farmington carrier of the Puddledock and get your issue now.

It also has been posted on the Puddledock Press website and the Farmington Historical Society's Scribd site, and is available for viewing online. It is also available in the archives of both Puddledock Press and the Farmington Historical Society websites.

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