Category archive: Community News

September 28, 2022

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Shirley Kilpatrick House (1937-2022)

OQUOSSOC – Shirley Mae Kilpatrick House, 85, of Rumford Road, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022 with her family by her side. Shirley was born in Newburgh, New York on March 22, 1937, the daughter of the late William Henry and Louise (Taylor) Kilpatrick. She attended schools in Newburg, playing in the school’s band. She graduated with the Class of 1955. On December 22, 1956, she married Walter Neal House and they started their journey in life together

Commissioners discuss strategic plan for county, ARPA funds

FARMINGTON – The unorganized territories featured in the county commissioners meeting on Tuesday. County Administrator Amy Bernard reported back to the commissioners following a meeting with the fire departments in Kingfield, Phillips, Strong, and Salem. This spring, Salem Fire requested funding from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act funds for a number of items, including COVID-19 relief stipends for firefighters, small salaries for three administrative roles in the department, new turnout gear, a well, and a septic system at the station. Bernard has requested documentation from the Salem Fire Department, including copies of all the training records for the last

Madeline Savage Haines (1944-2022)

MADRID – Madeline Savage Haines of Madrid, born March 14, 1944, aged 78, passed away on September 11, 2022 of a heart attack at Franklin Memorial after a long illness. She was preceded by her parents; Virgil Savage and Yvette Mumford. Her siblings; Frederick, Sidney, Francis, Raynold, and Georgianna. As well as her cherished son Brad Ferguson and beloved Son-In-Law Richard Parker. She is survived by her children; Terri Parker, Sharri Justard, Stephen Haines, Brandon Haines, and Miyka Haines

Barbara Alice Collins (1957-2022)

TEMPLE – It is with deep sadness that Barbara passed away peacefully on September 19, 2022 in Temple after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family beside her. Barbara was born on March 2, 1957 in Waterville, to Arthur and Eleanor Clark. Upon graduating from Messalonski High School (’75), Barbara pursued a degree in Mathematics with a teaching certificate from Colby College (’80). Her teaching degree led her to Rangeley Lakes Regional School where she met her husband of 41 years, Dean Collins, who was teaching in Rangeley and in the process of joining the U.S. Navy

September 21, 2022

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September 14, 2022

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September events at the Outdoor Heritage Museum

RANGELEY – This September, the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society’s Outdoor Heritage Museum will host two special events. On Saturday, September 17, the Museum will offer its annual Fall Festival. From 10am to 4pm, the grounds of the Museum will host arts, crafts, and antiques vendors selling unique and handcrafted items.

EP Rock’s ELVIS coming to Phillips Area Community Center September 16

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Area Community Center is proud to bring you EP Rocks, an award winning solo Elvis tribute artist from Maine. He will be performing on September 16, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per adult. EP Rock has competed in some of the most prestigious Elvis competitions in the Northeast and recently placed in the Lake George Elvis Festival in 2014

Introduction to Recurve Archery class to be held in Phillips

PHILLIPS – Starting in archery? On Target Archery Academy and Fox Carlton Sporting Camps are hosting a four-hour Introduction to Archery class on September 17, starting at 8:30 a.m. The class covers the basics of proper archery form in a fun and enjoyable group setting. Each archery class has USA Archery Certified instructors and coaches.