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Thursday, February 19, 2009

In the News - Former Farmington Diner

Former Farmington Diner,
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Ann Bryant has written again about the former Farmington Diner. Her article appears in today's Sun Journal.

After having been downtown Farmington, Maine since the 1960s, development forced its removal the end of March 2008. Rachel Jackson-Hodgdon stepped forward in an effort to prevent the diner from being demolished. Just about eleven months later and now the Wilton town officials want to know what she plans to do with the diner.

We made some observations during our August of 2008 visit. The diner currently sits on Cemetery Road out of sight of Route 2. The picture above was taken while standing about 150' from the diner. The only houses we recall seeing were one to the left of the diner and one behind us. Cemetery Road appeared to be a narrow infrequently traveled country road lined with deciduous trees.

Perhaps its time for the vocal opponents to step up to the plate. Getting this diner back into service is a challenge, one which requires serious financial commitments. We've included contact information for Ms. Jackson-Hodgdon below.

As we receive information about this project, we'll post it here.

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Rachel Jackson-Hodgdon
Socially Important Project
P.O. Box 126
East Wilton, ME 04234

Farmington Diner
Cemetery Road
Wilton, ME
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