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Phillips officials discuss flood safety

PHILLIPS – Local officials are asking residents to keep an eye on the Sandy River and associated streams this spring, as a heavier-than-typical snowpack has led to concerns about potential flooding. Regional Emergency Management Agency personnel met with town officials recently to discuss the issue, which remains a potential issue, rather than an active one. […]

Thomas Mitchell ‘Sully’ Sullivan (1945-2019)

RANGELEY – Thomas Mitchell “Sully” Sullivan, 74, passed away at home in Rangeley on Sunday March 24, 2019. He was born in Springfield, Mass. on Feb. 1, 1945, the oldest son of Francis T. and Pauline J

Mertie Ethel Abbott (1924-2019)

FARMINGTON – Mertie Ethel Abbott, 94, passed away on March 13, 2019 at Franklin Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Phillips on June 6, 1924, daughter of the late Carroll and Cynthia “Patâ€� (Hinkley) Huntington. She graduated from Phillips High School in the class of 1943. On March 11, […]

Exhibit of Fedco Seed Catalogs at Phillips Library

PHILLIPS – What could be a better time to think “seedsâ€� than at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at when the Phillips Public Library will host a reception for its current exhibit “Forty Years of the Fedco Seeds Catalog.â€� Gene Frey, the catalog’s production manager, will be there to talk about the catalog, which […]

RLHT Honors Local company with Spirit of the Community Award

RANGELEY – On March 8, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust presented Blue Flame Gas of Rangeley with its Spirit of the Community Award. “Here at our open house for our new office we wanted to take a few moments to thank our members and community and in this particular case, especially Aaron and Meagan, of the […]

Delbert E. Ellis, Sr. (1926-2019)

Delbert E. Ellis, Sr., passed away on Feb. 22, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Tennessee. He was born Sept.

Snowshoeing the Fly Rod Crosby Trail

MADRID – A snowshoe on the morning of March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon might be a good way to cure this year’s cabin fever. A snow date of March 10 has also been set. The hike will take place along a short section of the the Fly Rod Crosby Trail in Madrid, along […]

William L. Donnellan, 93

RANGELEY – William L. Donnellan, 93, of Rangeley, died enroute to the hospital, on Feb. 5, 2019. He was born in Toronto, Canada, to Muriel Ida (Farrell) and James Clark Donnellan.

Ski Museum of Maine’s John Christie Heritage Classic is set for February16th at the Sugarloaf Inn

KINGFIELD MAINE — January 29, 2019 — The Ski Museum of Maine is having its largest fundraiser the John Christie Heritage Classic on Saturday, February 16th at the Sugarloaf Inn. Formerly known as the Heritage Classic Auction, this newly named and organized event will include a silent auction from noon to 4:45pm, a Historical/Entertainment program…

New Vineyard man sentenced to 13 years on drug, firearm charges

BANGOR – A New Vineyard man that fatally shot an intruder two-and-a-half years ago at a Rangeley residence was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on drug and firearm charges in U.S. District Court yesterday. Jordan Richard, 26 of New Vineyard, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, a Class C felony, and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a Class A felony. Those guilty pleas were entered in June 2018, relating to a shooting incident that occurred in July 2016 in Rangeley on Main Street. According to a court document detailing the U.S.

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