February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Locals celebrate Groundhog Day their way

EAST MADRID — Friends, neighbors and schoolmates gathered at the home of Mac Smith Friday, Feb. 2 at noon for a Groundhog Day celebration to relieve a little “cabin fever.”  More...

CVA scholarship fundraiser returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Feb. 24, Carrabassett Valley Academy will hold its annual CVA Scholarship Fundraiser at the Sugarloaf Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Donors urged to help maintain blood supply

Two opportunities in Farmington coming up

PORTLAND — Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school — it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. More...

The Written Word

We have lots of amazing new titles in at Webster Library! Stop by and check them out!  More...

Local man attempts to flee police

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Evan M. Olmstead, 28, attempted to flee from police Saturday, Feb. 3 after he was accused of leaving the scene of an accident.  More...

Suspicious vehicle investigated

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Jan. 19 to Feb 2. More...

Sno-Wanderer sliding party, breakfast on tap

KINGFIELD -- The Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club’s sliding party and public breakfast are set to return this weekend. The annual events are always a hit with lots of laughs and plenty of good, hot food.  More...

Saviello, Black announce local projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

AUGUSTA -- State Senator Tom Saviello (R-Franklin) and Representative Russell Black (R-Wilton) have announced the local transportation projects included in the Maine Department of Transportation Work Plan for Calendar Years 2018, 2019 and 2020. More...

Chinese auction on tap

FARMINGTON — A Chinese auction, A Cabin Fever Reliever, is set for Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road.  Bidding starts at 12 p.m. More...

Bridging the Gap finds new home at Western Mountains Baptist Church

Contributed by Crystal Fitch  NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church announces it is now the headquarters for the not so new program “Bridging the Gap.” Once a month, “Bridging the Gap” volunteers prepa More...

Local health centers receive distinction

Mt. Abram, Strong and Rangeley recognized for promoting healthy behaviors

WESTERN MAINE — Three area health centers have been recognized as Let’s Go! Sites of Distinction.  More...

Diabetes screening comes to Stratton

STRATTON-EUSTIS — Zone 9 of the Maine Lions Club is hosting Diabetes Screening and Education Friday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton. More...

Rangeley chamber announces new directors

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Country Club Inn.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14:   Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Office  THURSDAY, FEB. 15:   New Vineyard Board of Selectmen meets at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall  More...

Getting to the heart of the Franklin County Animal Shelter

INDUSTRY — Have you ever wondered what happens when a stray animal is picked up and taken to the shelter? How about what happens to animals that do not get adopted right away? More...

Farmington Historical Society to meet

FARMINGTON — Monday, Feb. 26, Farmington Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. beginning with a potluck.  The meeting will be held this month at the Pierce House at 204 Main Street, instead of at the North Church. More...