Category archive: Community News

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Scenic overlook kiosk vandalized

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for May 14-20, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 05/14/2022 0431hrs, Sgt. Close responded to a car vs. deer accident on the Rumford Road in Rangeley Plt. Mark Whitney (67) of Rangeley Plt

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust hosts Forest Stewards Guild

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust recently hosted a Forest Stewards Guild field tour on April 29, 2022. The Forest Stewards Guild practices, advocates, and promotes responsible forest management to sustain the integrity of forest ecosystems and the human communities dependent upon them. Regional foresters, wildlife biologists, landowners, and stewardship professionals gathered at the RLHT’s Forest Legacy property to observe and discuss northern hardwood management. Tours, such as this, are an excellent opportunity for experts to collaborate and share ideas to address the complex issues our forests face today. Managers strive to promote ecological diversity, forest stand health, structure,

Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc opens May 18

OQUOSSOC – The Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc, operated by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, will open its doors for the 2022 season on May 18. New temporary exhibits on display will include Rangeley’s Historic Legacy, featuring stunning historic photographs of the Rangeley region accompanied by artifacts from the collection and inspired by the new book Rangeley’s Historic Legacy by Gary Priest. Additional new exhibits include The Rangeley Spinner – an exhibit guest-curated by expert William B. Krohn, as well as a fresh look at Louise Dickinson Rich, renowned author of We Took to the Woods.

Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps announces 2022 opening date, 4th annual Fly Rod Crosby Days celebration

PHILLIPS — The Fox Carlton Pond Campground’s official Spring opening date is May 13, 2022. The Fourth Annual Fly Rod Crosby Days is scheduled for May 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2022 at Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps, Phillips, Maine – Gateway to Maine’s High Peaks Region “Major Campground improvements for our 2022 Season including upgrading the WiFi hardware with a UNIFI system, as STARLINK was made available to us. Guests can now access average speeds of 200 MPS depending upon weather conditions. Access road to the Fox Hall Exhibition Center via Toothacher Pond Road is now widened for easier entry.

Upcoming walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rangeley

FARMINGTON – Healthy Community Coalition is hosting a COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinic in Rangeley on Thursday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rangeley Health & Wellness at 25 Dallas Hill Road.

RRG&SA Announces Second Fishing Derby

RANGELEY – In 2020, the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association (RRG&SA) began working with Maine’s DIF&W to construct a fishing derby for the Rangeley region that was aligned with their management plan. By catching and keeping smaller landlocked salmon, the hope is to improve conditions for larger trophy fish, as well as improve the overall health of the population. The derby is completely consistent with current fishing regulations. After a lot of work, in June of 2021 a very successful derby was held aimed at harvesting smaller landlocked salmon out of Mooselookmeguntic Lake

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Multiple vehicles off the road

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for March 12-18, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 03/12/2022 0258hrs, Deputy Cusson responded to a report of cars doing “burnouts” on top of Mile Hill Road in New Sharon. 03/12/2022 0849hrs, Deputy Elmes responded to a car vs. deer accident on the Lexington Road in Kingfield.

Theresa I. Robbins (1939-2022)

FARMINGTON – Theresa I. Robbins, of Farmington, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of March 9, 2022. Theresa was born to Angelo Cirillo and Glenys (Collins) Boutilier on June 25, 1939 in Rangeley.

The Kitchen Table rescheduled

RANGELEY – Due to inclement weather on the original date of March 12, the storytelling performance The Kitchen Table has been rescheduled to March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St, Rangeley. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door. For the RFA’s complete schedule of events and programs, visit

Oquossoc woman dies in Oxford County snowmobile crash

LOWER CUPSUPTIC TOWNSHIP – An Oquossoc woman died early Monday afternoon after the snowmobile she was operating crashed into trees in Oxford County. According to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife spokesperson Mark Latti, Marjorie Davan, 52 of Oquossoc, was driving her 2016 Polaris Pro S 600 snowmobile at approximately 12:25 p.m. on Monday. Davan was traveling with a group of friends along ITS 84 in Lower Cupsuptic Township in northern Oxford County