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RL Land Trust, Umbagog NWR film western Maine’s fall migration

RANGELEY – The avian fall migration at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers an abundance of species that have been captured in the film, In Conservation a Single Tree can Tell a Story: Birding at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, through a partnership with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and Umbagog UWR. Umbagog NWR is at the heart of a globally important bird area, which spans over 5 million acres in the western Maine mountains. The ranges of elevation, hydrology, and mixed forest types make it the perfect rest over for hundreds of species flying south for the winter.

Allied Physical Therapy welcomes new PT assistant

FARMINGTON – Allied Physical Therapy is proud to welcome Seth Harris as our newest staff member. Harris joins Allied as a Physical Therapist Assistant, but actually got his start with Allied a few years ago working as an aide. Harris also had an opportunity to work closely with our therapy staff and patients during a clinical rotation while he was enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Kennebec Valley Community College. Harris graduated from KVCC in 2018 and worked at Ascent Rangeley Lakes Rehab, where he continued to expand upon his education and treated a variety of patients

Michaela Marie Morgan (2005-2021)

FARMINGTON – Michaela Marie Morgan, “Mickey” 15, of Phillips, died Monday evening, Feb. 1, 2021, shortly after arrival at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Sandy River Plantation. She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 5, 2005, as a preemie, a daughter of Michael David and Tanya (Marie) Brewer Morgan.

Foot and Paddle: First snow hike of the season – Saddleback

Awaited news arrives! A fast moving fall storm, drops heavy rainfall on Southern Franklin County – but up to 7” of snow above 2000’. More good news – clearing skies by daybreak. I load my daypack with food, water, and winter hiking essentials.

Susan Katy Phillips (1954-2020)

RANGELEY – Susan Katy Phillips of Rangeley passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020 at home. Surrounded by her most dear and loving family. She was born in Rangeley on June 3, 1954 into a large and loving family, a daughter of Harry & Thala Ross. Sue enjoyed 36 wonderful years with the love of […]

John P. Schinas (1937-2020)

FARMINGTON – John P. Schinas, 83, of Tierra Verde, Florida and Rangeley, Maine passed peacefully on November 27 surrounded by loving family, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Buffalo, NY, June 16, 1937, a son of Peter and Constance (Kontos) Schinas. John was a genius innovator and inspiration to many during […]

Border Patrol arrests fugitive sex offender, returns missing woman to family

RANGELEY – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rangeley Border Patrol Station tracked and arrested a convicted violent sex offender fugitive from Virginia and a woman, who was reported missing and the subject of a nationwide endangered person alert, was returned to her family. On Thursday, Nov. 19, Border Patrol agents received information from an […]

Ty Lee Thompson (1961-2020)

RANGELEY – Ty Lee Thompson, 59, of Rangeley, died early Friday morning at his home in Rangeley. He was born in Farmington, January 30, 1961, a son of Donald William and Annabelle Elaine (Collins) Thompson and was a 1979 graduate of Rangeley High School. Ty was a Registered Maine Guide and worked with A-1 Builders […]

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Oct. 23 – 30

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Oct. 23 through Oct. 30, 2020. All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.

Annette (Ann) Rose Smith Pound (1949-2020)

PHILLIPS – Annette (Ann) Rose Smith Pound, 71, passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband and two sons by her side on Oct. 13, 2020. Ann was born on Sept.

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