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Targett family tribute planned

STRATTON — Sunday, Aug. 26, the Dead River Area Historical Society will feature “The Targett Families of Flagstaff” hosted by Ted and Rita Targett of Stratton, Freda Targett Sampson of South Portland and her children, Bruce Sampson and Susan Sampson Goodwin, as well as Thomas and David Targett who grew up in Oquossoc.read more

Church to mark 120th birthday

MADRID — This year’s Old Home Sunday will celebrate Reeds Mill Church’s 120th birthday Sunday, Aug. 26. The church, built in 1892, has undergone a face lift just in time for the celebration; both the interior and exterior have been painted, and a new sign will be in place.read more

Madeira on dean’s list

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Matthew Madeira of Rangeley, a senior in finance, was recently named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bryant University. Bryant is a student-centered university, focused on providing rigorous academic programs that integrate business and liberal arts to develop the skills and critical thinking essential to every profession.

Tillery comes to Rangeley

Tillery comes to Rangeley

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tillery, a collaborative project created by Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, with special guests, will grace the stage of the Lakeside Theater on Main Street for a special concert Saturday, Sept. 1. The doors open at 4 p.m. and showtime is 4:30 p.m.

Walmart altercation leads to arrest

FARMINGTON – An altercation in the checkout line of a local Walmart ended with a woman in the hospital and another in jail Saturday. Sarah Hanson, 32, of Phillips, has been charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault following the alleged attack on two people Saturday afternoon. According to Farmington Police Officer Michael Raymond,

Phillips woman accused of attacking woman in checkout line

FARMINGTON — A Phillips woman is accused of attacking a woman in the checkout line in Walmart on Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital by a NorthStar Emergency Medical Services ambulance, Farmington police secretary Rachel Heseltine said Monday. She w…

Bluegrass fans get wet on Saddleback Mountain

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Rain gear and umbrellas were highly visible on Saturday, the last day of the third annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival at Saddleback Ski Resort. By 3 p.m., a crowd estimated at 800 people of all…

Angus King visits Franklin County

FARMINGTON – The former governor and a candidate for a U.S. senatorial seat spent the day in Franklin County Friday, touring the Wilton and Farmington downtown areas before heading north for a dinner in Rangeley. Angus King, of Brunswick, is running as an independent for the senate seat currently held by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine,

Route 27 Scenic Byway Naming Contest

Our beloved Route 27 Scenic Byway is in need of a name and your suggestions are wanted. The Route 27 Corridor Advisory Group has been working diligently these past few months on revising the byway’s management plan, and it has become painfully obvious the current name, Route 27 Scenic Byway, just does not have what…

Logging museum to dedicate artwork

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Logging Museum will host a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM to celebrate a new donation of artwork to the Museum. This dedication is for the well-known, life-sized carved figure, “Jerome, the Indian”, an early carving by the Museum’s founder, Rodney C. Richard, Sr. from