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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.

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 […]

More than 70 Rangeley business take pledge for community health

RANGELEY – Every summer, Rangeley’s population swells as seasonal residents and visitors from across the country flock to the mountain community. Recognizing the potential for COVID-19 transmission, more than 70 Rangeley businesses have taken a pledge to protect the health of the community, employees, and customers by following safety guidelines and responding to community input. […]

Phillips man injured in Main Street crash

PHILLIPS – A local man was transported to the hospital with head injuries this morning, after his vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Main Street. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, a 2015 Toyota sedan struck a utility pole on Main Street Tuesday morning. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Rackliffe and Chief Deputy Steve […]

MSAD 58 School Board sends proposed budget to voters July 14

PHILLIPS – The Maine School Administrative District 58 Board of Directors presented their proposed budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal school year by way of virtual meeting on Tuesday evening. That budget will go to Strong, Kingfield, Avon and Phillips voters on July 14. The proposed budget for the 20/21 fiscal year is $10,352,500. As compared […]

Foot and Paddle: Saddleback to Reed’s Mill on skis

One of my favorite point-to-point ski treks is over a 15-mile route from the north side of Saddleback Range to Reed’s Mill in Madrid. Two trail developments, new in the past decade, have drawn my attention to the opportunity to ski a half-circle around the western end of the range, and continue by slabbing the […]

Hemp Roundtable hosted by Phillips Area Community Center

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot St., is presenting a Hemp Roundtable Presentation on the “pros and cons” of growing and marketing Maine Hemp at 6 p.m. on March 7. Keynote speaker John Black, Founder/President and CEO of the New England Hemp Institute in Wilton, will discuss key topics regarding the growing […]

Results of the 5th Annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Skating Club and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 5th Annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah- a family-friendly celebration of winter activities and competitions. The event took place on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two organizations teamed up again this year to host the event, which […]

Cancellations for Feb. 7: Schools, state offices closed

Here is a listing of cancellations and postponements due to Friday’s winter storm. To add your event to our listing, email us at editor@dailybulldog.com. No school Friday, Feb.

Phillips woman arrested on burglary charge

WILTON – A Phillips woman was arrested last week on a burglary charge, with police alleging that she stole items from a residence she had been hired to clean. Janessa Thomas, 29 of Phillips, was arrested on the charge of burglary, a Class B felony, as well as theft by unauthorized taking, a Class C […]

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