Category archive: Community News

Tyler Michael Thorndike, 29

PHILLIPS – On Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, Tyler Michael Thorndike passed away at his residence in Phillips at the age of 29. A known joker and comical character, it was no surprise to see him with the biggest smile on his face. He was always happy to be around his friends and family and everyone that knows him knows just how talented he was at making people smile and feel better, regardless of their situation

MSAD 58 going to optional masking in schools on Feb. 28

PHILLIPS – The MSAD 58 school board voted, 7-5, to make masking optional within schools. This motion will go into effect on Feb. 28, following the February break. During the monthly board meeting on Feb. 17, Superintendent Todd Sanders referenced a “whirlwind” of changes in guidance from the Maine Center for Disease Control and changes to the Standard Operating Procedures for schools.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Theft of catalytic converters from multiple vehicles

FARMINGTON – Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Feb. 4–11, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 02/05/2022 0036hrs, Deputy Elmes investigated a report of an illegally parked Dodge Ram with a snowmobile trailer on Route 4 in Madrid Twp. No wreckers were available to haulit away.

Wildlife habitat and birding trails on Perham Stream secured for public access

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Recently, Maine’s High Peaks Alliance closed on an 80-acre parcel called the Perham Stream Birding Trail in Madrid Township. The parcel rests in the valley between Saddleback Mountain and Mount Abraham (Mount Abram), and boasts a half mile of frontage of Perham Stream. The birding trails and wildlife habitats were created and fostered by Carson Hinkley, a fifth-generation landowner of the property. Hinkley has traditionally allowed public access through his property, which is listed on Maine Trail Finder and Maine by Foot.

Lakeside Dance Academy Spring Dance Concert

RANGELEY – The Lakeside Dance Academy will present their Annual Spring Dance Concert at 7:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. in Rangeley.  It will be an evening showcasing the work of over 35 dancers of all ages and is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Dancers ranging in ability from beginner to advanced will perform in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and en Pointe, and Seniors Emmarae MacFawn and Ella Shaffer will be featured in a solo dances

Closures and cancellations for Tuesday, February 8

The following is a list of closures and cancellations for Tuesday, February 8. There will be no school in RSU 9. There will be no school in RSU 73. There will be no school in MSAD 58

Comedian Bob Marley to perform in Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) proudly hosts Comedian Bob Marley for one show only February 10, 2022 at 6 PM, at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. General Admission tickets are available now only at Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine) and snacks before and during the shows. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation “Bringing the Arts to Life” in the Rangeley Lakes Region

Bertrand Lambert (1936 – 2022)

PHILLIPS – Bertrand Lambert passed away at his home in his sleep the morning of January 7, 2022. He was 85. On Oct. 16, 1936, Bert was born in Rumford, to Alyre and Irene Lambert. The way he would tell the story to his grandchildren, his birth put an end to the Great Flood of 1936

Portland company expands to Rangeley

RANGELEY – The Portland-based architecture and construction company, Barrett Made, has expanded and is now offering their services out of their Main Street office in Rangeley. Barrett Made started small—out of a pickup truck—about six years ago, and has grown from a construction company to incorporate in-house architectural design as well as construction, specializing in unique project designs. “We did a tailor shop in Portland, we did a bakery, we did some work in a brewery, a start-up restaurant; some really unique places, you know, not like your generic office space. We kind of carved out a niche from there,”

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Icy roads lead to accidents

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for Jan. 1– 7, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 01/01/2022 0847hrs, Sgt. Richards assisted a motorist with a disabled vehicle on Route 4 in Sandy River Plt.