Author archive: Rangeley News Hound

Wild West Comes to the SR&RLRR

PHILLIPS – Now that trains are running every weekend through Labor Day, the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Phillips is staging several special events. One, a reprise of the railroad’s popular Wild West Weekend, is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. On that weekend, the Wild West, guns a-blazing, returns once more […]

Rangeley Street Dance event is July 17

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Annual Street Dance featuring Elmore Twist on Pond Street in Rangeley on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Ecopelagicon and Forks in the Air Mountain Bistro. The Street Dance is an open-air rock concert that’s perfect for […]

Mary Elizabeth Tyler (1939-2019)

STRONG – Mary Elizabeth Tyler, 79, passed away on June 16, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Her loving husband “Pop” was by her side. She was born in Gardiner on Dec. 16, 1939, attending school in Augusta, Phillips and then Strong. She married George “Pop” Tyler on Nov.

Tartan Terrors return to Phillips

PHILLIPS – On July 12, the Tartan Terrors will bring their hijinks, wild humor, and high energy Celtic music – including a bagpipe, their tartan kilts, and Scottish dancing – back to the Phillips Area Community Center for a Friday evening concert. The band has played at the PACC before, in 2012 and 2014, but […]

Local towns plan Independence Day events

Towns and cities across the country will celebrate Independence Day next week with parades, festivals and fireworks. Franklin County is no different, with events taking place in several towns. RANGELEY The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce will be holding its fifth annual July 3 in the Park event next Wednesday.

Stephen Marshall Swain (1937-2019)

WILTON – Stephen Marshall Swain, 82, of Rangeley Plantation died early June 14th at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born in Rangeley Plantation March 15 1937 at the family farmhouse on Greenvale Cove to Stephen and Bessie Haley Swain. Stephen met and married Jacquelyn Dunham in 1954 in Rangeley and began his […]

MSAD 58 budget passes

In the MSAD 58 towns Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong, the majority of the voters cast ballots in favor of a $9.74 million budget for K-12 education. That budget represents an increase of $329,578 in expenditures over the current fiscal year, or 3.5 percent. It is projected to result in $291,000 in additional local assessment, […]

Update: Route 4 reopened

[Update 6:12 p.m.] – Per the Franklin County Regional Communications Center, Route 4 has been reopened. PHILLIPS – Route 4 is closed this afternoon, after heavy rain caused a washout. According to the Franklin County Regional Communications Center, Route 4 has been closed on Blake Hill, near the intersection with Pinkham Hill Road. Water is […]

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for May 10 – 24

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for May 10 through May 24, 2019. 5/11/2019 – 0126hrs, Sgt. Bean responded to a report of a car vs.

5K fundraiser and book talk for Phillips Public Library

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Public Library will be hosting a 5k fundraiser on Saturday, June 1. Registration fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Money will go to the library’s operating fund. Registration begins at 9 a.m., walkers begin at 9:45 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m.