Category archive: Community News

History comes alive with one-woman show on Rangeley settler

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Historical Society presents Rangeley’s First Settlers: Jude Lamb in a one-woman Show about Eunice Lakeman Hoar, on Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater. Eunice Lakeman married Luther Hoar in 1799. In 1817 they traveled with their 9 children, on foot, from the Avon area to what […]

Elizabeth Carol Rollins (1952-2018)

LEWISTON – Elizabeth Carol Rollins, 66, of South Paris, passed away on June 20, 2018 at CMMC in Lewiston. She was born on February 12, 1952 in Farmington, the daughter of Frank and Eleanor (Pinkham) Rollins. She was educated in the schools of Phillips and Rangeley, graduating from Rangeley High School. For many years, she […]

Van Morrison tribute band coming to Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is celebrating their 50th year of presenting and promoting the arts in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Join your friends and neighbors on July 12th for an evening to support this organization. The evening begins with private cocktail receptions at 5:30 PM, followed by delicious dessert reception with […]

Anita Chase Dunham (1951-2018)

JAY – Anita Chase Dunham, 67, passed away on June 21, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born on May 20, 1951 in Farmington, the daughter of Ralph and Julia (Brackett) Chase. She was educated in the schools of Phillips and graduated from Phillips High School in the class of 1969, and […]

CASA participants create public art piece

RANGELEY – The Creative After School Arts program operates daily in the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. CASA is a FREE drop-in program for students in 5th through 12th grades. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, CASA students designed and created a Public Art piece entitled “Our Town,â€� which has now been completed and […]

Philip Albert Forsman (1969-2018)

RANGELEY – A glorious and gregarious light went out of this world on the morning of June 3, 2018; Philip Albert Forsman is now born unto heaven and into the arms of waiting family. Philip was a long-time resident of East Harwich, MA, later relocating to Rangeley, Maine. He was born March 26, 1969 in […]

RSU 78 voters set $4.36 million budget, validation vote is Tuesday

RANGELEY – Residents of school district Regional School Unit 78 approved a $4.36 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year on June 5. The $4,366,571.05 budget covers the costs of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School in Rangeley. A validation vote will be held on June 12 at the RSU member towns’ polls. Those communities are: […]

Rangeley to elect selectmen, decide on marijuana moratorium at Tuesday’s town meeting

RANGELEY – Residents will elect two selectmen, decide on $4.14 million in municipal expenditures and choose whether or not to enact a marijuana moratorium at Tuesday’s annual town meeting. Rangeley utilizes a referendum style town meeting format, after residents approved the format change in 2016. Polls will be open for the municipal and state elections […]

Harland ‘Harley’ M. Burgess (1947-2018)

RANGELEY – Harland “Harley” M. Burgess, 70, of Augusta, formerly of Wilton, died unexpectedly, Friday afternoon at his son’s home in Rangeley. He was born in Farmington, Aug. 14, 1947, a son of Milfred and Lillian Mary (Turner) Burgess and was a graduate of Wilton Academy.

Reeds Mill Church to hold annual meeting on June 10

MADRID – The annual meeting of the parishioners of Reed Mill Church will be held Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Trustees and all other interested parties will attend with the intention of hearing reports, acting on any business and sharing thoughts on the activities of the church. Reeds Mill Church depends on the interest […]