Category archive: Community News

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report: Accidental dials continue

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for March 5-11, 2022: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.) 03/05/20222 0132hrs, Deputy Gray and a game warden assisted a motorist who was stuck in a field off West Side Road in Weld. 03/05/2022 0155hrs, Deputy Morgan received a complaint of a dead deer in the road on Route 27 in Wyman Twp. 03/05/2022 0920hrs, Deputy Morgan received a 911 call at a residence on Cottage Ave. in Rangeley

Stoners Team wins 2022 Rangeley Curling Bon Spiel

RANGELEY – The “Stoners” team are the champions of the 2022 Rangeley Curling Bonspiel, defeating the 2020 champions, “Orange Crush” in a tie-breaker match. In the double-elimination format, both teams had lost only once – to each other – resulting in the playoff. Heavy snow squalls dumped three inches of snow on the Haley Pond curling sheet on February 27, while the bonspiel was in progress, forcing suspension of play, which resumed on March 3. In the championship match, both teams curled stones into the house, but the Stoners proved adept at knocking Orange Crush stones out of scoring range

Tumbledown Brewing shows ski patrol appreciation with new brew

FARMINGTON – For the second year in a row Tumbledown Brewing is raising funds with its special winter blend beer, “In the Horns,” to benefit Maine ski patrol programming. Last year’s proceeds from the fundraiser totaled over $1,500 and went directly to Saddleback Mountain ski patrol, but owner Matt Swan wanted to think much bigger this year. “We decided to donate a dollar per can to the Maine region of the National Ski Patrol, and that is, I guess you could say, the parent organization of all ski patrols in Maine, so every mountain that has a ski patrol reports

El Salvador man arrested in Rangeley last month was deported in 2019

RANGELEY – A citizen of El Salvador previously deported from the United States in 2019 was arrested earlier last month by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they investigated a truck he was operating that was partially impeding traffic. Per a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, agents approached a Penske truck in Rangeley that was blocking traffic on Feb.

Open call for all singers and dancers for Best of DIVA

RANGELEY – Rangeley’s favorite musical event returns to the stage in July! The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will produce a live musical event, “Best of DIVA” in July. Auditions will be held at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St in Rangeley on Sunday May 1, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Susan Koob, 66

OQUOSSOC – Susan Koob, 66, of Oquossoc, passed gracefully, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at her winter home in Stuart, Fla. with her family at her side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Originally from Connecticut, Susan moved with her family to Camp Antlers in Oquossoc as a young girl

Cancellations for Friday, Feb. 25

The following is a list of closures and cancellations for Friday, Feb. 25. Cancellations or postponements may be submitted here. The Phillips Town Office will be closing at noon today due to the storm

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.