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Maine’s Beauty Holds its Property Market Firm

Despite the crippling pandemic conditions of 2020, the property market of Maine has not only remained stable, but has experienced unprecedented growth. Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of Realtors, reported that, in the first nine months of 2020, sales of single family homes in Maine were up 2.6 percent from what was…

Foot and Paddle: First snow hike of the season – Saddleback

Awaited news arrives! A fast moving fall storm, drops heavy rainfall on Southern Franklin County – but up to 7” of snow above 2000’. More good news – clearing skies by daybreak. I load my daypack with food, water, and winter hiking essentials.

Susan Katy Phillips (1954-2020)

RANGELEY – Susan Katy Phillips of Rangeley passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020 at home. Surrounded by her most dear and loving family. She was born in Rangeley on June 3, 1954 into a large and loving family, a daughter of Harry & Thala Ross. Sue enjoyed 36 wonderful years with the love of […]

John P. Schinas (1937-2020)

FARMINGTON – John P. Schinas, 83, of Tierra Verde, Florida and Rangeley, Maine passed peacefully on November 27 surrounded by loving family, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Buffalo, NY, June 16, 1937, a son of Peter and Constance (Kontos) Schinas. John was a genius innovator and inspiration to many during […]

Border Patrol arrests fugitive sex offender, returns missing woman to family

RANGELEY – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rangeley Border Patrol Station tracked and arrested a convicted violent sex offender fugitive from Virginia and a woman, who was reported missing and the subject of a nationwide endangered person alert, was returned to her family. On Thursday, Nov. 19, Border Patrol agents received information from an […]

Ty Lee Thompson (1961-2020)

RANGELEY – Ty Lee Thompson, 59, of Rangeley, died early Friday morning at his home in Rangeley. He was born in Farmington, January 30, 1961, a son of Donald William and Annabelle Elaine (Collins) Thompson and was a 1979 graduate of Rangeley High School. Ty was a Registered Maine Guide and worked with A-1 Builders […]

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Oct. 23 – 30

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Oct. 23 through Oct. 30, 2020. All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.

Annette (Ann) Rose Smith Pound (1949-2020)

PHILLIPS – Annette (Ann) Rose Smith Pound, 71, passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband and two sons by her side on Oct. 13, 2020. Ann was born on Sept.

Gaylon “Jeep” Wilcox (1935-2020)

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Woodland Bard. At age 85, Gaylon passed away peacefully Sept. 30, 2020 at home surrounded by his family

Sherry Barrett (1941-2020)

FARMINGTON – Sherry Barrett passed away on the morning of Oct. 1, 2020 in the Memory Care unit of Woodlands/Farmington. She was born in Rumford on April 21, 1941, daughter of Lawrence Jalbert and Velma (Brown) Wood. She grew up in Phillips with her two brothers and received her education there in the days when […]

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