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Snodeo bringing all things snowmobile to Rangeley later this month

RANGELEY – The region’s premier snowmobiling event kicks off later this month, with races and exhibitions scheduled for Jan. 24 through Jan. 26. Events on Thursday, Jan

Linda Lou Woodcock (1944-2018)

FARMINGTON – Linda Lou Woodcock, 74, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944, in Avon, the daughter of Lawrence and Victoria (Knowlan) White. She was educated in the schools of Phillips

Boston Post Cane awarded to former Phillips Town Manager

PHILLIPS – The Boston Post Cane has a new owner this week, after the former town manager and 96-year-old resident received the walking stick Friday afternoon. Laura Toothaker, 96, received Phillips’ Boston Post Cane in recognition for being the town’s oldest resident. Several hundred of the walking stick-styled canes were given to towns across New […]

Ticket to Ride grant lets Rangeley students attend Portland play

PORTLAND – With sponsorship from the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and a “Ticket to Rideâ€� Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, RLRS teacher Maryam Emami, Tim Straub and Sonja Johnson traveled with their Humanities classes to Portland Stage on Nov. 14 to see “Refuge * Malja * ملجأâ€�. The play follows a Jewish-American war […]

Classic Christmas music with Rangeley Community Chorus

RANGELEY – Rangeley Community Chorus will present their annual Holiday Concert on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St. in Rangeley. Enjoy classic Christmas music and original holiday works from the full chorus as well as soloists and small group selections, poetry and readings

Rangeley storyteller “Jeep� Wilcox publishes book of story-poems

RANGELEY – For well over 40 years, the people of western Maine—and folks from around the United States and Canada—have delighted in the storytelling of Rangeley native Gaylon “Jeepâ€� Wilcox. Now, he will also share his poems through his book, Favorite Story-poems of Maine’s Unique Storyteller Gaylon Jeep Wilcox, The Woodland Bard, slated to appear […]

FCSO weekly report for Nov. 16 – 23

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s weekly report for Nov. 16 through Nov. 23. 11/16/2018 – 0832hrs, Deputy Davol investigated a report of vandalism at an apartment located on Main St.

RFA presents annual Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 9

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the 38th annual “Walk to Bethlehemâ€� on Sunday, Dec. 9. This unique event starts with caroling through the snowy streets followed by a family-oriented Christmas presentation of music, dance and drama highlighting the talent of local young people, and ends with a traditional nativity pageant […]

Phillips scout honored with Eagle rank

STRONG – Benjamin Fisher Butterfield of Phillips was presented Scouting’s highest honor during a ceremony held in Strong on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Scout leader Ken Flagg presented the Eagle Scout medal to Ben’s mother Sheila Butterfield which pinned the award to her son’s chest at the Strong Methodist Parish House. Ben had earned enough […]

Phillips man sentenced to 10 years for unlawful sexual contact

FARMINGTON – A Phillips man received a partially-suspended, 10-year prison sentence Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court, having previously pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual contact with two juveniles. Michael Harriman, 28 of Phillips, pleaded to two counts of unlawful sexual contact, both Class B felonies, on May 7. That arranged plea included a jointly-recommended […]

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