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September 22, 2021

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Barrett Made Architecture + Construction opens new office in Rangeley

RANGELEY – Barrett Made Architecture + Construction headquartered in Portland recently opened a second location in Rangeley. The additional location is strategically located to support the ongoing development at Saddleback Mountain and in the surrounding communities of Northwestern Maine. The Rangeley office will serve as the center of operations for this Northwestern team. It will function as a full-service office, acting independently from the Portland headquarters

Land Trust and Maine Trail Finder partner to elevate Rangeley businesses

RANGELEY – Maine Trail Finder is Maine’s premier resource for discovering people-powered trails from Kittery to Calais to Fort Kent. Nearly 2.5 million outdoor adventurers have relied on MTF to find maps and information for hundreds of trails statewide. As MTF has grown over the years, so too have users’ requests for more info about places to eat, drink, sleep, or gear up near the trails they are planning to visit. Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust stepped up to help businesses in the Rangeley Lakes region become listed to direct trail enthusiasts to their services. Participating businesses include; Backwoods, Classic Provisions,

September 15, 2021

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MSAD 58 parents rally against lack of mask mandate

PHILLIPS – Parents of students in the MSAD 58 district are rallying against a recent decision to not require face masks this year; the decision was made by the MSAD 58 Board of Directors and was announced to the public several weeks ago. MSAD 58 serves roughly 665 students from Phillips, Avon, Kingfield, and Strong. They are one of six districts in the state that have decided against the CDC’s recommendation of universal masking while indoors. There are approximately 270 districts statewide, and alongside MSAD 58 the districts of Auburn, Calais, SAD 27, SAD 70, RSU 4 and RSU 89

Reed’s Mills Road to close to ATV traffic

FARMINGTON — The Reed’s Mills Road will be closed to ATV traffic per the Franklin County Commissioners, following a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s meeting. Earlier this summer the commissioners allowed road access at the request of the ATV club when the club lost access to a section of trails heading to Rangeley. the commissioners granted access with the understanding that ATV traffic should behave respectfully and should not pose a threat to other traffic on the road.

Rangeley Creative After-School Arts hires new program specialist

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is proud to announce that Michaela Beckmann will be the new interim Program Specialist for their free after-school program: Creative After-School Arts or CASA. The program is open to students in grades 5 – 12, and will meet Monday – Friday after school until 5 p.m. Registration forms for CASA are available outside the Rangeley Lakeside Theater. Ms.

Healthy Community Coalition announces September Mobile Health Unit events

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition or HCC announces its upcoming schedule of free Mobile Health Unit events in which a variety of health screenings and education will be offered at each location. Screenings offered include blood pressure and cholesterol checks and body composition analysis. The September schedule is as follows: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rangeley IGA; Wednesday, Sept

William C. Gile, 91

KENTUCKY – William C. Gile, 91, formerly of Rangeley, Maine, passed away on Aug. 20, 2021. Bill was the only son, along with six older sisters, born to Carroll and Florence Gile of Rangeley.

Green Drinks for the environment

KINGFIELD — Green Drinks made its debut at the Maine Beer Shed last week, the monthly gathering will bring folks to enjoy drinks, discuss local environmental issues and concerns, and fundraise for local organizations who are working to support the environment. At the first event, the Beer Shed hosted the Greater Franklin Food Council. One of the council’s project is working with local elementary schools to create or expand a school garden program. Currently they have programs at Stratton School, Phillips Elementary School, Kingfield Elementary School, and Cascade Brook School.