Mountain Misbehavior — Missing juvenile located

Weekly Report for February 27 to March 5

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Feb. 27 to March 5. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report. The Sheriff emphasizes that all persons charged are innocent until proven guilty. Feb. 27 Deputy Morgan responded to a 911 call […]

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District

Corona Cuisine

  So it has been a full year since the corona virus shut us down, and cooking at home has been “the norm.” Personally, I’ve enjoyed it and even had some meals delivered. But I miss the restaurants nevertheless! Keep up the distancing and keep on cooking until we get past this virus!         March Madness Pot […]

Scavenger Hunt fundraiser benefits snowmobile club

STRONG — For the first time ever, the Narrow Gauge Snowmobile Club held a Scavenger Hunt style fundraiser. The hunt consisted of 20 different objects located along the trails within the club’s area and participants were asked to find at least 14 of the items, take a photo with the item, and report back to the clubhouse. Winners of the […]

Randy Walker

1975-2021 -- He was highly regarded as a strong presence, good communicator and leader

AUGUSTA — Randy Walker, 46, of Kingfield passed away early Friday Morning, March 5, 2021 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in Waterville July 22, 1975 as the oldest child of Todd and Cheryl Walker. On December 13, 2014 he married his best friend Jessie. Randy spent four years proudly serving his country in the United […]

Rangeley’s Samuel McMillan earns national recognition

CANTON, NY — St. Lawrence University student Samuel McMillan from Rangeley was a member of the University’s Fed Challenge team that earned second place out of 85 colleges and universities in the 17th annual National College Fed Challenge. St. Lawrence was the only liberal arts college to earn a spot in the final round. Team members attributed their success to […]


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Skowhegan Savings commits $750,000 to the Housing New England Fund

The fund will develop nine new affordable housing developments in Maine

SKOWHEGAN — The Housing New England Fund, run by the nonprofit organization Evernorth, is the second multi-investor fund that provides equity to finance affordable housing in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Skowhegan Savings joins 19 other investors who have committed a total of $60.7 million in equity making the second Housing New England Fund a significant financial resource for the […]

Breakfast Bake, Book and Movie Sale at NP library March 20

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is hosting its Breakfast Bake, Book and Movie Sale March 20, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Most breakfast items will cost $1. “We will spread out as much as possible to maintain social distancing,” noted Librarian Sheila Attwood. “Come check out what you can have for breakfast, get some good books to read […]

Local’s pastimes to help community

  KINGFIELD — Local resident Barry Wiseman is looking to combine two of his interests to create a community fund, and is seeking help to get it set up and on the road. Wiseman collects stones from the rivers and streams in Maine and coats them with resin to allow the natural colors to shine through. Rather then sell them […]