January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Community & Local News

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  More...

Farmington Historical Society to meet

FARMINGTON — Monday, Jan. 22, the Farmington Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. at the Pierce House, 204 Main Street, instead of the North Church.  Park in the rear of the building and use that entrance. More...

Martin Luther King Day service

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to the Old South Church at 227 Main Street, at noon Monday, Jan. 15 for its annual Martin Luther King Day Service sponsored by Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry.  More...

Poland Spring employees help neighbors

POLAND SPRING — Poland Spring employees working at the company’s Poland, Hollis and Kingfield bottling facilities helped spread holiday cheer throughout their communities this holiday season by supporting efforts to aid local families in More...

Stranded motorist assisted

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Dec. 29 to Jan. 5. More...

Skowhegan man dies in fire

SKOWHEGAN — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Skowhegan man died sometime Friday in a fire inside his mobile home.  More...

Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center to receive equipment upgrades

FARMINGTON — In 2004, family and friends of Martha Beck Webber pledged $100,000 to create an endowed fund to support Franklin Memorial Hospital’s then new breast care center. The gift named the Martha B. More...

One-time warming center and luncheon

FARMINGTON — As colder weather settles across the county, it is increasingly important to reduce barriers to warmth, nutritious food and social opportunity.  More...

Children’s Christmas Shopping Day held

26 year old holiday tradition going strong

AVON — The first Saturday of December, approximately 75 youngsters came to the Avon Town House to do their Christmas shopping. It was the 26th annual Children’s Christmas Shopping Day, sponsored by Phillips Community Church.  More...

Basic computer skill workshop

SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Avenue, Suite 20, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

Snodeo Chili-Chowder Cook-Off set for January 18

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the 25th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at The Gingerbread House Restaurant. More...

The Written Word

Happy New Year, friends! Perhaps you’ve made a resolution to read more in 2018? If so, Webster Free Library has got you covered! Our shelves are loaded with new titles to peak your interest:  More...

Business After Hours at Upright Frameworks

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Upright Frameworks for “Business After Hours” and enjoy an evening of refreshments from Calzolaio’s and door prizes Thursday, Jan. More...

Franklin County broadband plan

FARMINGTON — Last winter the grassroots collaborative Franklin County Broadband Initiative began the process to apply for state funding to support a countywide broadband plan.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10:   Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. at the Town Office  THURSDAY, JAN. 11   New Vineyard Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall   More...

Phillips indoor flea market coming

PHILLIPS — Saturday, Jan. 27 there will be an indoor flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phillips Community House, 31 Main Street.  All items except furniture will be priced at 25 cents to $1. Hot cocoa will be available.  More...

Self-directed assessment test

SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan CareerCenter, 98 North Avenue, Suite 20, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

New Vineyard North Snowmobile Club Super Raffle held

NEW VINEYARD — A raffle to benefit the New Vineyard North Snowmobile Club was held at Our Village Market Dec. 31. More...

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society receives grant

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society has received a $10,000 grant from the H. King & Jean Cummings Charitable Fund. More...

Winter Senior Socials have returned

RANGELEY — HELP, Helping Elders Live in Place, a program of Rangeley Health and Wellness, announces that the Winter Senior Socials are back.  Fun activities, hot soup, and a listening ear will be freely provided at the Undercroft of the Ch More...