Franklin Countys First News

40th annual Art in August held in Rangeley 0

August 7, 2020 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – After several location changes and a gusting wind that threatened the event, artists and art lovers alike gathered in Oquossoc Park on Thursday August 6 to celebrate Rangeley’s Art in August. The 40th annual event was, for many registered artists, the only art show of the summer that hadn’t been canceled due to […]

Full Story»


Poet’s Corner: Red Zinnias (3)

Red Zinnias by Carole Walker Trickett Grow by my door, raucous in their daily greeting to passers by, who exclaim with delight, sometimes clap their hands at this bold statement of life. Nudging these red fading blooms, with their deep rich purple, are asters, a mark of fall. The crickets chirp from deep within, an […]


Paramedic Scott Nile earns flight certificate (13)

FARMINGTON – NorthStar Paramedic Scott Nile, WNRP, FP-C (Wilderness National Registry Paramedic, Flight Paramedic Certification) recently received certification as a Flight Paramedic. The certification is focused on the knowledge level of accomplished, experienced master-level paramedics currently working with a Flight and or in Nile’s case a Critical Care Transport Team. To become certified Nile completed […]


Strut for Strays goes virtual (0)

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Animal Shelter is hosting its 7th Annual Strut for Strays 5K, however things are slightly different this year. Due to COVID-19, a VIRTUAL Strut for Strays will take place. For more information and various options for registration please check out the event webpage. Registration closes on August 31.


Franklin Memorial awarded three year hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Franklin Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced 3-day […]


Lucien King Dudley (1927-2020) (3)

KINGFIELD – Lucien King Dudley, 93, passed away on July 31, 2020, at his home in Kingfield, with his family by his side. He was born on March 22, 1927 in Kingfield, son of Llewelyn and Angie (Berry) Dudley. He graduated from Stanley High School in Kingfield in the class of 1945. He served his […]


Letter to the Editor: People over policy (5)

My son is currently expecting his first child. While this is supposed to be a time for him to experience all aspects of the pregnancy, he has not been allowed to attend any of the prenatal appointments for his unborn child. Allowing a father to be part of the entire birthing process is an integral […]


Yamaha Awards grant of $6,580 to the Day Mountain Road Association (0)

AVON – The Day Mountain Road Association is pleased to announce that it has received a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant of $6,580 for the repair and improvement of its mixed-use trails. The grant was awarded as part of Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative promoting safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas. These grant funds […]


NAC cancels fall conference sports (2)

WATERVILLE – The North Atlantic Conference has cancelled conference games and championships for the fall season. The decision will impact collegiate sports including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s golf and women’s volleyball. In a statement released Monday, the NAC said that following months of consideration, it had become […]