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Man killed in Rangeley incident identified 0

July 29, 2016 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – Maine State Police have identified the man killed Thursday in an early morning confrontation at a Main Street home as a New York resident. A second man has been released from the hospital and arrested on an unrelated  probation violation, while a third continues to receive treatment at Central Maine Medical Center. Thursday […]

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Art in August in Oquossoc Village is Aug. 4 (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ 36th annual “Art in August” will be held in the heart of Oquossoc Village. Always the first Thursday in August, the show will take place on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists’ exhibits will be in Oquossoc Park. Come see this year’s offerings as […]


Pet of the Week: Bookie (0)

Pet of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Don’t judge a Bookie by his cover! He may seem like a big, tough dog but he’s really just a huge doofus. He loves to chase toys, splash in the pool, and get […]


Western Maine Family Health Center to host August Blood Drive (0)

JAY – Western Maine Family Health Center is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Jay. Donations of blood and double red cells will be accepted. Snacks and beverages will be available. The American Red Cross urges […]


Michelle “Shelly” A. LeBrun (1969-2016) (0)

Michelle “Shelly” A. LeBrun, 46, passed away unexpectedly from her family on July 21, 2016. She was born Sept. 18, 1969 in Waterville, the daughter of Charles P. LeBrun and Priscilla J. (Shorey) Abbott. Shelly will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone who […]


The Countryman: Here’s to Herb Caen (4)

Herb Caen (1916-1997) wrote a column in San Francisco for 59 years. Some columns were strings of snippets, none weighty enough to support an entire column. Caen called them “three-dot columns,” because he used ellipses to enter and leave each item. Here, in honor of Caen, is a three-dot column. Some items are attributed, others […]


IFW reminds customers to be wary of online schemes (0)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife cares about the Maine outdoors and those who enjoy it, so the department is reminding all who buy a sporting license or registration to make sure it is from the trusted and secure website. “This type of ‘phishing’ has no place when it comes […]


Mt. Blue Boys Summer Soccer Team wraps up season with a win (0)

The Mt. Blue Boys Summer Soccer Team wrapped up their season Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over Carrabec. Scoring for Mt. Blue was Tristin McFarlane and Christopher Marshall.