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October 23, 2016 • Category: Features

By Stu Mehlin
Old maple at New Sharon Town Hall.

This week we feature the fine work of photographers Don Waterhouse, Jane Naliboff, Jim Dwinal, Jim Knox, Tom Oliver, Dawn Schanz, Deelight Zitzelberger, Darlene Power, Kelly Dilello and Stu Mehlin.

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Theater At Monmouth comes to the Rangeley School (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts sponsored bringing the Theater At Monmouth to the Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently. Cast members presented a workshop for the middle school students at RLRS and then the middle and high school students were bussed to the RFA Lakeside Theater where they enjoyed a performance of Shakespeare’s The […]


Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty donates to food pantry at Mallett School (0)

FARMINGTON – Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty recently made a $500 donation to Good Shepard Food Bank, which in turn supplies the Mallett School pantry with pantry staples and produce. Distributions for families with children in RSU 9, are on the third Wednesday of the month. The next date will be Nov. 16, 3:45-5 p.m., […]


Webster Library presents mystery dinner theater ‘Who’s haunting the Herbert?’ (0)

KINGFIELD – Ida Lonn is throwing a Halloween party, and you’re invited! It’s all part of her grand plan to prove the Herbert Hotel is not haunted, as she very much would like to expand the hotel to accommodate more guests and bring more business into town. She’s even hired a medium to perform a […]


Ruth N. Mitchell (1928-2016) (10)

PHILLIPS – Ruth Newell Mitchell, 88, passed away on Oct. 19, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born on Feb. 21, 1928, in Weld, the daughter of Chester, Sr. and Isabelle (Merchant) Newell. She attended North Anson Academy, graduating in the class of 1948. During her teenage years, she worked at Devereaux […]


Letter to the Editor: Thanks go to my Tumbledown Mountain rescuers (1)

I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful article extending my gratitude and thanks to those rescuers who brought me down Tumbledown Mountain just about two and a half weeks ago. One of the rescuers, in his comments, mentioned that they don’t often hear from those they’ve helped in the past and I […]


Courtesy Boat Inspector Program has record year (0)

RANGELEY – Efforts to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic plants in the Rangeley Lakes Region intensified over the 2016 season as courtesy boat inspectors from the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust diligently checked boats for plant fragments when they entered and exited public boat launches. Boat inspectors patrolled seven public boat launches in the area, […]


FIT Girls 2016 5K benefit results (1)

WILTON – The Fit Girls after school program held its 4th annual 5K benefit run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Wilson Lake with 140 participants. Here are the results: