Category archive: Business

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.

3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Business Protected

3 Smart Ways to Keep Your Business Protected

Many small businesses start with creative ideas, eventually developing into flourishing companies due to business owners’ hard work and commitment. However, as a business succeeds, it also faces more potential problems that may cause damage, including financial and technological dangers. Thus, any business must take the necessary steps to protect itself, even while it continues…

OTIS FCU celebrates International Credit Union Day 2021 with random acts of kindness

JAY – On Oct. 21, 2021, credit unions in countries all over the world celebrated the 73rd Anniversary of International Credit Union Day. This year, OTIS Federal Credit Union employees chose to commemorate this unique holiday with a weeklong campaign of Random Acts of Kindness.

Barrett Made Architecture + Construction opens new office in Rangeley

RANGELEY – Barrett Made Architecture + Construction headquartered in Portland recently opened a second location in Rangeley. The additional location is strategically located to support the ongoing development at Saddleback Mountain and in the surrounding communities of Northwestern Maine. The Rangeley office will serve as the center of operations for this Northwestern team. It will function as a full-service office, acting independently from the Portland headquarters

Land Trust and Maine Trail Finder partner to elevate Rangeley businesses

RANGELEY – Maine Trail Finder is Maine’s premier resource for discovering people-powered trails from Kittery to Calais to Fort Kent. Nearly 2.5 million outdoor adventurers have relied on MTF to find maps and information for hundreds of trails statewide. As MTF has grown over the years, so too have users’ requests for more info about places to eat, drink, sleep, or gear up near the trails they are planning to visit. Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust stepped up to help businesses in the Rangeley Lakes region become listed to direct trail enthusiasts to their services. Participating businesses include; Backwoods, Classic Provisions,

RSU 9 bus schedule for the 2021-22 school year

FARMINGTON – Students should be at the bus stop five minutes prior to pickup time. These are approximate times. First trip Bus #4, Weld – Colleen Kirksey – Driver. First pick up Chase Corner, Phillips Rd. 6:12 Old General Store 6:27; Skoolhouse Variety 6:27; School Street 6:29; Weld Road 6:37 – 6:57 transfer Academy Hill 6:57.

Allied Realty opens third location in Rangeley

RANGELEY – Allied Realty recently opened their third office located at 2556 Main Street in Rangeley; the business held a grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 7. New owners Aaron and Melissa Bolster held a cookout with live music and raffle prizes.

Eight non-profits receive grants from The Very Basics Fund

FARMINGTON – Literacy Volunteers, American Red Cross, Safe Voices, Rural Community Action Ministry, Care and Share Food Closet, Mission at the Eastward, Western Maine Center for Children and Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Partnership received grants in May totaling $28,429. Funding was provided through generous donations to the fund from individuals, businesses and foundations. United Way is proud to support the efforts of these organizations in our community. Specifically, grants were made for the following: Literacy Volunteers: Improvement of adult learner’s digital literacy and increased access to technology.

Area businesses team up to bolster programs for children

RANGELEY — A group of local business owners recently teamed up in an effort to support area children and the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on them. Sam Hight, of Hight Family of Dealerships, in collaboration with Skowhegan Savings Bank, Kyes Insurance, and Saddleback Maine raised $16,500 for four different non-profit youth programs throughout Franklin County: Rangeley Alpine Ski Club, Rangeley Health and Wellness Kids’ Program, Little Mountain School, and Titcomb Mountain. Early in 2020, the Hight Family of Dealerships supported Main Street Skowhegan’s technical assistance program and spearheaded the newly formed Somerset Economic Resource Council to provide

Barbara Spiller Lowell (1946-2021)

RANGELEY – Barbara Spiller Lowell, 74, of Allen Street, Rangeley, died unexpectedly, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2021 at her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of Harold Hubert “Hack” and Gertrude (Shea) Spiller and made her home in Rangeley since 1955