September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Sno-Wanderers looking for members

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club held a meeting Sept. 8 at the sled shed. More...

Meeting planned

Lexington/Highland Historical Society

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — There will be a meeting of the Lexington\Highland Historical Society Sunday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a cat spay-neuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. unless all of the animals are done before then.  The attending vet will be Dr. More...

Toothaker-Chadbourne, Haines to marry

STRONG — Mr. and Mrs. Basil Chadbourne of Strong are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Meika Ryleigh Toothaker-Chadbourne to PFC. Justin Michael Haines.  PFC. Justin M. More...

Murphy-Fotter Maine reception held

HANCOCK POND — The bride, in her beautiful white gown, and her handsome groom stepped out onto the porch of Jonathan and Kim Jordan’s summer home Sunday, Sept. More...

Rangeley Water District to conduct flushing

RANGELEY — Officials for the Rangeley Water District announced that they will be conducting maintenance flushing during the month of October.  Chlorine smell and taste, discolored water, and lower than normal pressure may be experienced pe More...

Turkey supper slated

RANGELEY — Oct. 12, the Rangeley Congregational Church Mission Board will again be offering its much anticipated, never duplicated, often imitated public turkey supper at “The Barn” on High Street.  More...

Police: Driver fell asleep, car hit guard rail in Strong

STRONG — A Madrid Township man escaped injury Wednesday night, Sept. 18, when he fell asleep while driving on Route 4 and his car hit a guardrail, Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Brann said Thursday.  More...

Dolbier descendents gather

RANGELEY — The 34th Dolbier Reunion was held recently with descendants meeting at Christian and Sheila Raymond’s home with 66 present. The Raymond brothers cooked chicken, hamburger and hotdogs on the grill.  More...

New president takes Rangeley Logging Museum helm

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Logging Museum welcomed its new president, Ken Astor, at the August board of directors’ meeting. More...

GOT MUD?

Irregular correspondent Valerie Tucker shows her muddin’ muscle at the Northwoods Mud Run’s season finale. Just one of the perks of the job... More...

Free workshops for adults going to college

SKOWHEGAN & WILTON — Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop for adults 19 years of age and older sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center.  More...

Crafters, artisans wanted

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis PTC is holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Stratton Elementary School. Organizers are looking for crafters and artisans who are interested in having a table at the fair. More...

Family concert slated

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced it will hold a family concert featuring New Relm, a family based group that performs songs about Maine, Saturday, Sept. More...

Open house tradition continues in Stratton

STRATTON — The newly formed Flagstaff RSU held an open house after its first home soccer game Sept. 16. According to Millie Howard the open house is a tradition of the Stratton school.  More...

Ghost train runs Oct. 19

PHILLIPS — The annual Ghost Train on the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:45 p.m. More...

Phelps, Haines marry

KINGFIELD — In a rustic setting at the log camp of Jonathan and Kim Jordan on the West Kingfield Road Jamie Phelps and Beckie Haines said their wedding vows in front of notary public Heather Moody Saturday afternoon, Sept. More...

Pentagon to consider Franklin County site as potential missile interceptor site

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Navy’s remote training school in the Rangeley Lakes area is one of five sites on the East Coast that the Missile Defense Agency is considering as a potential missile-interceptor site, U.S. Sen. More...

Caregiver support group offered

RANGELEY — SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at the Church of Good Shepherd. The group will meet the second Thursday of each month, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. starting Oct. 10.  More...

Driver charged with criminal speeding

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols recently released the Weekly Report for Sept. 13 to 20. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report.  Sept. More...

Chris Maturi, Sheena Harp open Doors Bistro

KINGFIELD — Chris Maturi and Sheena Harp opened the doors to their new restaurant The Doors Bistro July 20. Since then, they have been busy serving customers and hosting groups Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

Flower child

What a ham Payton Handrahan of New Portland was when she chose a beautiful wild flower to put in her hair while visiting her grandparents, Jim and Kathy McClure in Kingfield as she helped Grampa Jim More...

Wandering wall

Howard Dunham (left) and Pete Louiselle are pictured by the stone wall that was handmade by mason David Taylor at Louiselle’s Trinity Farm home on Route 16 in New Portland. More...

Geneva Wood Fuels in Strong receives USDA funding

OMAHA, Neb. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the department is making payments to support the production of advanced biofuel. More...

Former Eustis resident arrested in Connecticut

TAFTVILLE, Conn. — A former Eustis resident was arrested in Connecticut on an extradition warrant after law enforcement authorities there arrested him, said Franklin County Sheriff Scott R, Nichols.  Thursday, Sept. 19, Lt. More...