August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

The little doggy in the window

This dog waits patiently for his owners to fill up the camper at Tranten’s Too in Kingfield recently. (Sarah K. Cook photo) More...

New photography book and book signing planned

KINGFIELD — John and Cynthia Orcutt have published a fine art photography book called “Enduring Heights” featuring images of the natural environment of Maine’s High Peaks, including the areas surrounding Sugarloaf, Bigelow, Cr More...

Western Maine Wireless celebrates grand opening

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the grand opening of Western Maine Wireless.  The ribbon cutting ceremony is Friday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. More...

Carolann Ouellette Elected to Skowhegan Saving’s Board of Directors

SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan Savings has announced that Carolann Ouellette has been elected to the bank’s board of directors. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9:   New Portland Water District meets at 7 p.m. at the Town Office  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Office  MSAD #74 School Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Community Room   More...

Food drive at Tranten’s Aug. 14-18

KINGFIELD -- In celebration of National Health Center Week, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold a food drive at the front entrance of Tranten’s Family Market beginning Monday, Aug. 14 and ending Friday, Aug. 18. More...

Historical society benefit auction slated

PHILLIPS -- The Phillips Historical Society has announced the date for its annual benefit auction -- Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2:15 p.m., hosted by the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street.  Preview of auction items will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Rangeley Family Medicine to hold Well Child Exams Day

RANGELEY -- Will your child play sports this fall? Does your child need any immunizations before the school year begins? More...

Outdoor Adventure Camp seeks local non-profits for its Penney Challenge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- If you are a non-profit serving the Eustis to New Vineyard area, and looking for a donation, the Outdoor Adventure Camp Blue Team has an opportunity for you.  More...

Kingfield Writers’ Workshop offered

KINGFIELD — This summer, the Kingfield Writers’ Workshop will begin its first session Tuesday, Aug. 15. Clif Travers, a local writer, is hoping that the workshop will become a regular summer event.  More...

On the AT with Maine’s High Peaks

Doug Archer and Richard Fotter of Maine’s High Peaks represented the area at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Conference, held at Colby College Aug. 4 to 11. More...

Historical society benefit auction slated

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Historical Society has announced the date for its annual benefit auction — Sunday, Aug. 13 at 2:15 p.m., hosted by the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street.  More...

Pie social at New Portland Community Library

NEW PORTLAND — A Pie Social will be held Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

The Written Word

Greetings! There’s been lots of wonderful stuff happening at Webster Library this summer!  Swing by the library to check out our latest titles:  More...

CMP scam perpetrated

Mountain Misbehavior:

WESTERN MOUNTAINS -- Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department's Weekly Report for July 28 to Aug. 4. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report.  More...

Civil War and lantern rides at the SR&RLRR

PHILLIPS -- A Confederate encampment, Union and Rebel forces facing off around the train, flags flying and guns at the ready, followed in the evening by lanternilluminated coaches -- train riders can expect an exciting day on the Sandy River & Ra More...

School supplies drive planned

STRONG -- Strong Area Health and Dental Center will hold a drive for new school supplies in celebration of National Health Center Week starting Monday, Aug. 14 and ending Friday, Aug. 25. More...

ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SLATED

LEXINGTON -- There will be a display of Pelton paintings on loan to the Lexington/Highland Historical Society at the History House located at 3 Back Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Mobile Health Unit schedule released

FARMINGTON -- Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its upcoming schedule of Mobile Health Unit events for the remainder of August. A variety of free health screenings and education will be offered at each location. More...

Agreement reached on sand payment

MADRID — Following what Commissioner Charles Webster described as an apparent oversight, the winter maintenance contractor for Madrid and East Madrid was ordered to pay back $4,500 for using county-owned sand on roads. More...

Celebrating summer in the valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 12th annual Carrabassett Valley Summer Festival, held Aug. 5, was a celebration of good music, unique arts and great food. More...