March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Blood and platelet donors needed following winter storm

Red Cross has critical need for platelet and type O negative donors

PORTLAND — The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to give blood or platelets following the recent winter storm, which forced 27 area blood drives to cancel, causing about 900 donations to go uncollected. More...

LED lighting promotion offered

Efficiency Maine teams up with local contractors to help Kingfield area businesses save on energy costs

KINGFIELD — Efficiency Maine has just launched a Small Business Initiative to help local companies reduce lighting costs by upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting. More...

Community Spirit Alive and Well in New Vineyard

In New Vineyard, the spirit of volunteerism is strong and this winter it continues to be seen in many heart-warming ways. Here are a few examples:  More...

Maine Maple Sunday this weekend

Sweet taste of spring

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Even though there is still a huge amount of snow on the ground, when Maine Maple Sunday rolls around, we know spring has arrived. More...

Phillips seeks Corps permit

Town wants to place fill to replace undersized metal pipe with larger culvert

CONCORD, Mass. — The town of Phillips is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22:  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Town Office  THURSDAY, MARCH 23:  MSAD #58 School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at Phillips Elementary School   More...

Facebook scam investigated

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for March 3 to 17. More...

NMC named agency of record for Orvis

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall Communications is pleased to announce it has been named the agency of record for The Orvis Company Inc., a worldwide retail and travel brand focused on conservation, headquartered in Manchester, Vt. More...

Farm tractor safety courses begin April 5

Farm tractor safety classes taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension educators and area experts begin Tuesdays, starting April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hammond Tractor, 216 Center Road in Fairfield. More...

Passport acceptance expanded in Stratton

STRATTON — Close to one billion travelers visited foreign destinations in the first three quarters of 2016 according to the World Tourism Organization, that’s four percent more than the prior year — and the U.S. More...

Caregiver support group

FARMINGTON -- SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at its new office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, the first Monday of each month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The next one will be held April 3.  More...

Underwearness Project a success

Donations for the Western Maine Underwearness Project were collected at a potluck and Narrow Gauge String Band show Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26 at the Phillips Area Community Center. More...

Revamping the auxiliary

KINGFIELD — There is a force of women committed to bringing life to the Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary. The group has met, elected officers and begun its fundraising efforts to support the cause. More...

Pancake breakfast and old- time maple sugaring at Norlands

LIVERMORE — Celebrate Maine Maple Sunday at the Norlands, Maine’s oldest living history farm and museum.  More...

Prescription assistance returns to FMH

Dianna White has been appointed MedAccess prescription assistance case manager

FARMINGTON — Anyone who needs help saving money on prescription medications is eligible for MaineHealth’s recently expanded MedAccess program for Greater Franklin County residents. More...

Genealogical society to meet

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at the Farmington Public Library at 10 a.m. More...

Genealogical society to meet in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at the Farmington Public Library at 10 a.m. More...

LED lighting promotion offered

Efficiency Maine teams up with local contractors to help Kingfield area businesses save on energy costs

KINGFIELD — Efficiency Maine has just launched a Small Business Initiative to help local companies reduce lighting costs by upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting. More...

RLHT acquires 70 acres on Rangeley Lake’s Hunter Cove

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust recently announced the acquisition of a 70- acre property on Rangeley Lake. More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic

New location, date and time

KINGFIELD — There will be a low cost cat spay neuter clinic Thursday, April 6 at the Country Mutt located at 396 Main Street. Vaccinations will be done from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Surgeries will be done by appointment. More...

Pond construction and maintenance course

FARMINGTON -- Would you like to build or renovate an existing pond for stocking fish, for calling wildlife or just to enhance your property? More...