What’s wrong with Airbnbs in Rangeley?

I have been coming to Rangeley for over 30 years now. I remember all the old names on the Main Street buildings like Scribner’s Hardware, Roadkill Cafe and People’s Choice to name a few. I have stayed at most places like the Rangeley Inn, Town and Lake Cottages, and then I discovered renting houses. As you know, there are no […]

Lord Quimby Pond’s annual Christmas newsletter


My sisters Kittery, Katahdin and I wish you a Wicked-Good Merry Maine Coon Christmas and a Catnip-filled 2023. Similar Calico greetings are extended to you from our sister Muffins; and our Canine Consultants, Bernie and Billie send you Yuletide Prancing and Tail Wags. Our Trading Desk at Katz & Co., Inc. wishes you a Happy Chanukah. I am pleased to […]

Mountain Misbehavior – Several minor accidents due to slippery road conditions

Weekly Report for Dec. 10 to 16

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for Dec. 10 to 16. 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. Saturday, Dec. 10 Deputy Elmes received a complaint of a […]

UMF Winter term and Spring semester online courses now open to the public

FARMINGTON — Looking to take a college course that offers online convenience and quality academic preparation? The University of Maine at Farmington has a broad range of online winter term and spring semester courses now open to the public. Both sessions include courses that may be of particular interest to nontraditional students; individuals interested in returning to school to complete […]

Rangeley Community Chorus Concert rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 22

RANGELEY — Due to inclement weather, The Rangeley Community Chorus annual Holiday performance, originally set for Saturday, Dec. 16 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Rangeley Community Chorus and Rangeley Ringers handbell choir will present their annual Holiday Concert at Church of the Good Shepherd. Enjoy classic Christmas music and original holiday works from the choir as […]

New Access to Care Program Offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital

Offers assistance in finding the best option for health care coverage and support

FARMINGTON — CarePartners Plus (CP+) is a new access to care program offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital. This program offers health insurance with a CoverME.gov Marketplace provider (Community Health Options or Harvard Pilgrim) and MaineHealth Free Care working together to provide free or low-cost health care and prescriptions. Patients get to choose a Silver-level Marketplace plan that works best for […]

Village Enhancement Committee proposes public art project

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee chair Marie Daigle called the Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. After approving the minutes, the committee moved on to a full agenda. Amphitheater In discussing a possible location along the Rt. 27 entrance to Kingfield for an event amphitheater, it was pointed out that a variance would be needed. […]