Category archive: Community News

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

MSAD 58 School Board sends proposed budget to voters July 14

PHILLIPS – The Maine School Administrative District 58 Board of Directors presented their proposed budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal school year by way of virtual meeting on Tuesday evening. That budget will go to Strong, Kingfield, Avon and Phillips voters on July 14. The proposed budget for the 20/21 fiscal year is $10,352,500. As compared […]

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce announces annual auction

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Annual July 3rd Auction will take place again this year, although the format has been modified to keep everyone safe and healthy. The 2020 Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce auction will be an online only auction instead of the traditional silent auction […]

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust opens community garden

RANGELEY – Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has partnered with Sarge’s Pub & Grub to provide space for a community garden on Main Street in Rangeley, on the same lot as the Main Street Bike Course. Community members are invited to try their hand at gardening with a free plot. “We hope that this will give […]

Thomas “Tom” Targett (1949-2020)

RANGELEY – Thomas “Tom” Targett, 71, of Rangeley, passed away suddenly from natural causes on Wednesday May 27, 2020. He was born in Rangeley on May 21, 1949 and resided there until he joined the United States Army in 1967. After a tour in Vietnam, as part of the Army Security Agency, Tom returned to […]

Graveyard services for Benjamin Mitchell to be rescheduled

PHILLIPS – Graveside services for Benjamin F. Mitchell Jr. will not be held on May 30, 2020, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Phillips as previously published. Due to the current pandemic, the family will reschedule the service at a later date.