March 7, 2018 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Worthley appointed hospital lead pharmacy technician

FARMINGTON — Garry Miller, director of pharmacy at Franklin Memorial Hospital, announces that Michael Worthley, CPhT, has been promoted to lead pharmacy technician. More...

Kingfield POPS releases 2018 scholarship applications

KINGFIELD — Kingfield POPS has approved the funding of four $250 scholarships wishing to support the future learning endeavors of four graduating seniors from local high schools.  Applications are available at Mt. Abram High School, Mt. More...

Easter basket raffle underway

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling raffle tickets for a family Easter basket March 9 to 31 at Tranten’s Family Market.  More...

Program: DVD ‘Blizzard to Blossoms’

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for March will be the DVD “Blizzard to Blossoms” presented by Henry W. More...

Strong Town Meeting March 17

STRONG — An uncontested election for town officers will take place Friday, March 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. Selectmen Rodney Cook and Dick Worthley are seeking reelection for their expiring three-year terms. More...

Rangeley Lake snowmobile crash injures Maryland man

RANGELEY — Last Wednesday morning, a Maryland man was involved in a serious snowmobile crash on Rangeley Lake.  Game wardens responded to the crash near Hunter Cove, said Corporal John MacDonald, of the Maine Warden Service in a press rele More...

Franklin Dems host St. Patrick’s Day breakfast

FARMINGTON — Saturday, March 17, the 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast will be hosted by the Farmington Democrats at Old South Church on Main Street. More...

Stranded motorist assisted

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Feb. 16 to March 2. More...

Free workshop for adults going to college

RUMFORD — 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.  The workshop will be held at the Western Maine More...

How to help the animals sleep better tonight

Franklin County Animal Shelter

INDUSTRY — The Franklin County Animal Shelter could use a helping hand.  More...

POPS announces new president

Kingfield POPS bids farewell to president of 10 years

KINGFIELD — With the New Year comes new leadership roles for the Kingfield POPS Board of Directors as Cheryl Pike, previously vice president, steps up as the new president and Donald Tranten leaves that position after 10 years of presidency, ev More...

Stratton Lions participate in Polar Blast

STRATTON-EUSTIS — Again this year, the Stratton-Eustis Lions were out and about at Polar Blast to raise cash and food for the local food pantry by inviting folks to “Stuff the Bus.”  More...

Franklin County Dems to meet congressional candidates

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Democratic Committee will host Congressional Candidates Jared Golden and Lucas St. Clair Sunday, March 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Mallett School.  More...

What’s new at the Valley library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Carrabassett Valley Public Library Director recently released a list of new adult books and audiobooks added to the library. More...

Coming home to the Hostel of Maine

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After living frugally for a number of years and spending considerable time on the hunt for the perfect property, Justin and Melanie Steele found what they were looking for in Carrabassett Valley. More...

Massachusetts man injured in Rangeley Lake snowmobile crash

RANGELEY — Maine game wardens responded to a second snowmobile crash last week on Rangeley Lake Friday.  Just after 10 p.m. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7:   Avon Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Avon Community Building  Rangeley Ordinance Committee meets at 5 p.m. at the Town Office  RSU 74 School Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. More...

United Way to hold annual meeting

FARMINGTON — The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area will hold its Campaign Celebration and Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 21 at Calzolaio Pasta Company in Wilton beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The event will include appetizers, drinks, a cash bar More...

Kingfield, Rangeley nomination papers available

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Nomination papers are available now for June elections for the towns of Kingfield and Rangeley.  More...

Registration open for Growing Farm Friendly communities Forum

BOWDOINHAM — Registration is now open for the Growing Farm Friendly Communities Forum being held Wednesday, March 14, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bowdoinham Town Hall, Coombs Building, 13 School Street.  More...

Study shows RFA is an ‘economic/employment powerhouse’

RANGELEY — Following the largest national study of its kind, Rangeley now has hard facts to show the Rangeley Friends of the Art’s positive impact on the community. More...