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Foot and Paddle: First snow hike of the season – Saddleback Comments Off

December 5, 2020 • Category: Features

Awaited news arrives! A fast moving fall storm, drops heavy rainfall on Southern Franklin County – but up to 7” of snow above 2000’. More good news – clearing skies by daybreak. I load my daypack with food, water, and winter hiking essentials. Early to bed, early to rise, and I am on my way […]

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Mt. Abram High School second quarter Honor Roll (Comments Off)

HIGH HONORS: 93 or above in ALL academic subjects Grade 12: Joshua Ireland, Clara Logan, Trenton Reed, Patrick Storer, Camryn Wahl, Hunter Warren Grade 11: Sara Galusha, Emily Marden, Wyatt Sieminski, Caleb Thibodeau, Cameron Walters Grade 10: Josey Arms, Madison Contreras, Savina Sherwood Grade 9: Brooke Douglass, Baylis Eggleston, Ryleigh Frost, Payton Mitchell, Martha Morrill, […]


19 hospital staff members tested positive for virus; no deficiencies in infection prevention found (Comments Off)

FARMINGTON – Medical leaders at Franklin Memorial Hospital are working closely with the staff of the Maine Centers for Disease control to limit the spread of COVID-19 after 19 members of the hospital’s care team tested positive for the virus. Eleven staff have recovered. Those with active cases are in self-quarantine. It is believed that […]


Susan Katy Phillips (1954-2020) (0)

RANGELEY – Susan Katy Phillips of Rangeley passed away peacefully on November 24, 2020 at home. Surrounded by her most dear and loving family. She was born in Rangeley on June 3, 1954 into a large and loving family, a daughter of Harry & Thala Ross. Sue enjoyed 36 wonderful years with the love of […]


Letter to the Editor: Tina Meserve was not treated fairly (Comments Off)

I agree completely with Irv Faunce’s letter noting that Tina Meserve was an asset to the district. What happened to her was unfair, and a classic example of how people focused blame and anger on one person for something she was not responsible for. Though I am on the school board, I am not giving […]


UMaine Extension offers beekeeping classes for novice and experienced beekeepers (Comments Off)

FALMOUTH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering separate online beekeeping classes for beginner and experienced beekeepers starting Jan. 14 and Feb. 25. The five-session beginning class, for beekeepers with less than one year’s experience, meets from 6–7:30 p.m. Jan 14–Feb. 11. With a focus on the basics of honeybee biology and beekeeping, the […]