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A safer version of Oquossoc Day planned for Aug. 15

RANGELEY – A mid-August tradition aimed at celebrating summer has taken place each year in the beautiful village of Oquossoc, located on the western-most end of Rangeley Lake. Given the challenges Covid 19 has presented, a full-on version of this annual tradition will take on a more measured, scaled down approach. On Saturday, August 15 […]

Jeffrey Lynn Dunham (1950-2020)

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Jeffrey Lynn Dunham, 69, formerly of Avon and Wilton, passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2020 in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born on Aug. 2, 1950, son of Montell and Gladys (Knowles) Dunham.

More than 70 Rangeley business take pledge for community health

RANGELEY – Every summer, Rangeley’s population swells as seasonal residents and visitors from across the country flock to the mountain community. Recognizing the potential for COVID-19 transmission, more than 70 Rangeley businesses have taken a pledge to protect the health of the community, employees, and customers by following safety guidelines and responding to community input. […]

George ‘Ernie’ Gould (1953-2020)

PHILLIPS – George “Ernie” Ernest Gould, 67, passed away on July 15, 2020 at his home in Phillips, with his family by his side. He was born on June 26, 1953, in Farmington, the son of Lester and Leola (Kelley) Gould. On June 19, 1976, he married Pamela Smith, in Phillips, and she predeceased him […]

Annual Rangeley Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic to be held on Aug. 19

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce details of its upcoming 27th Annual Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. The event will be held on Aug. 19 at Mingo Springs Golf Course. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines and maintain social distancing, there will be two shotgun starts:  8:30 a.m. […]

Over 70 Rangeley businesses take COVID19 safety pledge

RANGELEY – Every summer, Rangeley’s population swells when seasonal residents and visitors from across the country flock to the unique mountain community. Recognizing the potential for COVID19 transmission, over seventy Rangeley businesses have taken a pledge to protect the health of their community, employees, and customers by following safety guidelines and responding to community input. […]

Phillips man injured in Main Street crash

PHILLIPS – A local man was transported to the hospital with head injuries this morning, after his vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Main Street. According to Sheriff Scott Nichols, a 2015 Toyota sedan struck a utility pole on Main Street Tuesday morning. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Rackliffe and Chief Deputy Steve […]

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust launches Community Conservation Corps

RANGELEY – This summer Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust launched the Community Conservation Corps creating well-paying jobs for people in a safe working environment, continuing the well-earned reputation for outstanding stewardship of conserved lands, and extending stewardship practices beyond our 14,000 acres of conserved lands. The CCC will further RLHT’s mission while increasing the region’s economic […]

Albert Thomas Girard (1946-2020)

RANGELEY PLANTATION – Albert Thomas Girard, 73, of Rangeley Plantation, Maine, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, June 28, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted and loving husband to Betsey (Woike) Girard for 29 years. Al, a long time resident of Connecticut, was born on Oct 22, 1946 […]

Stanley Earl Bubier (1946-2020)

FARMINGTON – Stanley Earl Bubier, 74, passed away on June 25, 2020, at Woodlands Senior Living Center in Farmington. He was born on April 13, 1946 in Portland, the son of Stanley L. and Ethel (Walker) Bubier. Earl was educated in the schools of Phillips. In 1967, he married Rosalee Coolidge in Wilton

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