Category archive: Community News

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.

New joint project announced for artists, photographers

RANGELEY – The Artists Trail is a new project of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts which designates 15 specific scenic sites to introduce the unique and rugged beauty of the Rangeley Lakes Region to artists of all genres. The Trail is also supported by a grant from the […]

Rangeley RuKaBi Race scheduled for May 26

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness are pleased to announce that the Rangeley RuKaBi Race will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The race consists of three legs: run 3.5 miles, kayak 1.5 miles and bike 3.5 miles. Participants will first bike, then kayak and […]

MSAD 58 board sends $9.76 million budget to the voters

PHILLIPS  – The Maine School Administrative District 58 school board unanimously approved sending a $9.76 million budget to district voters Thursday evening, with a district-wide meeting scheduled for May 28. The $9,758,214 budget for fiscal year 2019-20 includes $17,620 for adult education. The K-12 budget, at $9.74 million, would represent an increase of $329,578 in […]

RLHT offers Swiftwater Rescue & Wilderness First Aid

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is offering two outdoor skills-based courses this summer that will bolster any outdoor enthusiast’s tool belt. A Swiftwater Rescue Training will be offered the weekend of May 11 in partnership with Northeast Whitewater. Participants will learn techniques for helping people in distress, learn to recognize and avoid common […]

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for March 29 – April 5

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for March 29 through April 5. 3/29/2019 – 1245hrs, Sgt. Brann responded to a report of a person trespassing at a residence on the Rangeley Road in Avon.

John Frederick Nutile Jr. (1932-2019)

Attorney John Frederick Nutile Jr., of Rangeley, formerly of North Haven, Conn., passed away Friday night March 29, 2019 with his family by his side at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. Born Dec. 6, 1932 in North Haven, the son of the late John and Olive Nutile. John had a law practice in North […]

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, […]