UMaine Extension 4-H virtual science cafés start March 2

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer virtual science cafés for teens in grades 7 to 12 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. each Tuesday beginning March 2. Maine 4-H Virtual Science Cafés will feature informal sessions with University of Maine scientists discussing their research and what led them to their work. In the first webinar, UMaine Advanced […]

Massachusetts man dies in snowmobile crash

MADRID — Speed appears to be a factor in a snowmobile crash that took the life of a Massachusetts man in Madrid Feb. 19. According to Mark Latti, MDIFW Communications Director, Ryan Ducharme, 34, of Spencer, Mass., was traveling on a connector trail on the Beech Hill Road to his camp in Madrid with his brother and two other snowmobilers […]

Bereavement support group offered March 1

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus has announced its Online Education Center classes for March 2021. All classes are held virtually at this time. Classes and workshops are free, unless noted. If you’ve been interested in joining one of SeniorsPlus offerings but don’t understand how — reach out. Coffee & Comfort, a bereavement support group, is being offered Monday, March 1, from 3 […]

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Visiting Artist Program seeks applications

The application deadline is Feb. 28, 2021

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway Visiting Artist Program is seeking applications. The program provides artists with the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature. For summer 2021, one chosen artist and a guest will receive complimentary lodging at the AWW Lock Dam Camp for two weeks during August and orientation by AWW rangers. […]

COVID by the numbers

AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control reported that as of Monday, Feb. 22, there were 880 total cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County, with 719 confirmed cases and 161 probable cases. There have been 229 completed isolations, 18 hospitalizations and 10 deaths. Neighboring Somerset County had a total of 1,231 cases with 964 confirmed and 267 probable cases. […]

Mountain Misbehavior — Numerous landlord and tenant issues responded to

Weekly Report for February 13 to 19

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Feb. 13 to 19. 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. 13 Deputy Couture investigated what turned out to be […]

Tall Timber Classic YouTube video released

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Maine's 1971 World Cup Ski Races held at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the World Cup races that put Sugarloaf on the map. The Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum has prepared a narrated video of its latest exhibit which celebrates the history and heritage of the Tall Timber Classic 50th anniversary of Maine’s 1971 World Cup Ski Races. Sponsors for this presentation include […]

Feature Photo: Grand Falls

Grand Falls, also known as Little Niagara of Maine, is a wildly-scenic horseshoe waterfall at the head of Lower Dead River Gorge in T3 R4 BKP WKR. The striking waterfall measures an impressive 40’ high and spans 100’ across. Despite its remote location, Grand Falls is a favorite destination in warmer months for its remarkable vistas, world-class fly fishing and […]

Shiloh Pond acquisition moves forward

KINGFIELD — After months of complications and delays, the town is moving forward with the acquisition of the Shiloh Pond property. Shiloh Pond is a trout fishing pond located off Tuft’s Pond Road in Kingfield. The 215-acre lot includes Shiloh Pond, a smaller pond sometimes referred to as “Little Shiloh” and access to Reed Brook. In September of 2019, representatives […]

COVID Local Impact: Edmunds’ Market

PHILLIPS — When it comes to COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, Edmunds’ Market has run through “the predictable stages of coping,” according to co-owner Chris Hardy. “The initial response could have easily been panic. Instead, I witnessed a great amount of compliance to the guidance provided by state and federal agencies. At that time, it seemed realistic that through compliance, […]