Category archive: Community News

Foot and Paddle: Backpacking the Forest Legacy Trails System

Forest Legacy Trails is a 1272-acre tract of land on the west shore of Cupsuptic and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, in Adamstown Township, west of Rangeley. Managed by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (RLHT), Forest Legacy offers nine miles of hiking trails, and five lakeside campsites. I have long wanted to explore this trail system and spend an overnight at one of those sites, and finally do so in this summer of 2022.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Woman charged with burglary, theft

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for July 23–29, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 07/23/2022 0148hrs, Deputy Elmes received a suspicious activity complaint at a residence on West Kingfield Road in Kingfield. 07/23/2022 0152hrs, Deputy Elmes responded to a residential alarm on the Cottage Road in Dallas Plt. Everything was secure at the scene. 07/23/2022 0246hrs, Deputy Elmes received an alarm at a residence on the Hinds Road in Wyman Twp. This was a false alarm.

Two accidents: one driver injured, utility pole knocked down

AVON – In two separate accidents on Sunday, one driver was injured and a utility pole was struck and needed replacing, according to investigators. In the first incident, emergency crews were called at 1:10 the scene of a motorcycle accident on the Rangeley Road in Avon. Sgt. Richards of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to find a motorcycle in the ditch. According to his report, the operator was identified as Cassandra Tondreau, 53, of Augusta, who was driving a 2019 Harley Davidson southbound with others on motorcycles.

Upcoming walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics for individuals 18+

FARMINGTON – Healthy Community Coalition is hosting two adult COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Franklin County in July. Vaccines are provided at no cost and all are welcome. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Rangeley Health and Wellness, 25 Dallas Hill Rd, Rangeley Wednesday, July 20, 1-3 pm at Jay town office, 340 Main Street, Jay People over the age of 50 can now get a second booster dose 4 months after their first booster dose to further increase their protection. Individuals should bring their COVID-19 vaccination card with them

Franklin County’s Fourth of July events

A variety of events across the county will fill the holiday weekend around the Fourth of July this year. In Jay, the Tri-Town Independence Day Parade and Fireworks will take place on Sunday, July 3. Line up for the parade is at 1 p.m. at the Memco parking lot in Jay, and step-off starts at 2 p.m. The parade ends at the cannon by the railroad tracks in Livermore Falls.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Mail theft complaints in Strong

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for June 18-24, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 06/18/2022 0055hrs, Deputy Morgan investigated a report of a possible violation of a protection order at a residence on Alfieri Drive in Carthage. 06/18/2022 0855hrs, Deputy Cusson investigated a disturbance call at the Transfer Station on Park Street in Phillips. 06/18/2022 0844hrs, Sgt. Richards investigated a trespass complaint on the Carthage Road in Carthage. 06/18/2022 1214hrs, Deputy Cusson conducted a traffic stop on the Farmington Road in Strong.

Natural Science Program at Reich Museum returns

RANGELEY – We are announcing the return of the Natural Science Program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley. Join us this summer for a series of excellent speakers from near and far. All presentations are on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

RRG&SA kids’ fishing derby July 7; annual meeting July 21

OQUOSSOC – Following on a successful second Mooselookmeguntic Landlocked Salmon Fishing Derby, the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association announces their first Kids’ Fishing Derby. Young anglers will have the opportunity to try their luck at the RRG&SA Kid’s Fishing Pond on July 7. This pond, located behind the Guides’ Clubhouse on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc, will be freshly stocked with brook trout. You can bring your own equipment or use ours

Gerald C. Ellis (1941-2022)

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Jerry Ellis was born on Dec. 5, 1941 in Farmington, Maine. He died May 9, 2022 in Wesley Chapel, Florida with Ronnie, his beloved wife of 45 years by his side

Graveside services for Danny L. Scriber are June 4

A graveside service for Danny L. Scribner, of Phillips, who passed away on November 20, 2021, will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 1 pm, at the New Eustis Cemetery in Eustis, Maine. Rev. Micah Bickford of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church will conduct the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.