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New Vineyard man sentenced to 13 years on drug, firearm charges

BANGOR – A New Vineyard man that fatally shot an intruder two-and-a-half years ago at a Rangeley residence was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on drug and firearm charges in U.S. District Court yesterday. Jordan Richard, 26 of New Vineyard, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, a Class C felony, and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a Class A felony. Those guilty pleas were entered in June 2018, relating to a shooting incident that occurred in July 2016 in Rangeley on Main Street. According to a court document detailing the U.S.

Rev. David R. Ellis (1934-2019)

FARMINGTON – Rev. David R. Ellis, 84, formerly of Farmington, died on Jan.

26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off winners announced

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Thursday evening, Jan. 24, at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc. The annual event is sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser Beer and is the kick-off event of Snodeo […]

Snodeo 2019: It takes loose screws

RANGELEY – Snowmobiles outnumbered cars this weekend with thousands of spectators, racers, jumpers and their families filling downtown Rangeley. The annual Snodeo weekend celebrated 36 years on Saturday, highlighting all things snowmobile with races, stunts, perfectly groomed trails, local sales and more. Organized by the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club and the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, […]

Snodeo bringing all things snowmobile to Rangeley later this month

RANGELEY – The region’s premier snowmobiling event kicks off later this month, with races and exhibitions scheduled for Jan. 24 through Jan. 26. Events on Thursday, Jan

Linda Lou Woodcock (1944-2018)

FARMINGTON – Linda Lou Woodcock, 74, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944, in Avon, the daughter of Lawrence and Victoria (Knowlan) White. She was educated in the schools of Phillips

Boston Post Cane awarded to former Phillips Town Manager

PHILLIPS – The Boston Post Cane has a new owner this week, after the former town manager and 96-year-old resident received the walking stick Friday afternoon. Laura Toothaker, 96, received Phillips’ Boston Post Cane in recognition for being the town’s oldest resident. Several hundred of the walking stick-styled canes were given to towns across New […]

Ticket to Ride grant lets Rangeley students attend Portland play

PORTLAND – With sponsorship from the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and a “Ticket to Rideâ€� Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, RLRS teacher Maryam Emami, Tim Straub and Sonja Johnson traveled with their Humanities classes to Portland Stage on Nov. 14 to see “Refuge * Malja * ملجأâ€�. The play follows a Jewish-American war […]

Classic Christmas music with Rangeley Community Chorus

RANGELEY – Rangeley Community Chorus will present their annual Holiday Concert on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St. in Rangeley. Enjoy classic Christmas music and original holiday works from the full chorus as well as soloists and small group selections, poetry and readings

Rangeley storyteller “Jeep� Wilcox publishes book of story-poems

RANGELEY – For well over 40 years, the people of western Maine—and folks from around the United States and Canada—have delighted in the storytelling of Rangeley native Gaylon “Jeepâ€� Wilcox. Now, he will also share his poems through his book, Favorite Story-poems of Maine’s Unique Storyteller Gaylon Jeep Wilcox, The Woodland Bard, slated to appear […]

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