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Bail set for man accused of robbing Jay bank 2

July 28, 2014 • Category: Features

JAY – A local man is charged with robbing a bank after police say he slipped a note to a teller requesting money or “it will be bad,” then took off and went home. In court today, bail was set at $10,000 cash, with several conditions attached should he be released. Alan Lewis, 39, of […]

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Cathie Pelletier at Farmington Public Library on Aug. 2 (0)

FARMINGTON – The local public library will hold a reading and book signing of ‘The Summer Experiment,’ a new children’s book by nationally-acclaimed Maine author Cathie Pelletier. The event will be held at the Farmington Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. Pelletier is the author of 10 novels, eight of which are […]


RFA Home Tour & “Taste of Rangeley” is Aug. 5 (0)

RANGELEY – The very popular RFA Home Tour & “Taste of Rangeley” will begin earlier again this year (11:30 a.m.) to allow more time to explore the fabulous homes that have been selected for this summer schedule. The self-guided tour will showcase some of the area’s most interesting homes on Aug. 5. The “Taste of […]


Bringing Worlds Together: Registrations open for veterans, community conference (0)

FARMINGTON – There will be a free conference for veterans, their families, and health professionals at the University of Maine Farmington Campus on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by Tri-County Mental Health Services with support from the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, Americorps Vista, and many community volunteers, the […]


Zeta A. Trask (1937 – 2014) (0)

FARMINGTON – Zeta A. Trask, 78, formerly of Dryden, died late Sunday morning at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center. She was born in Farmington, July 13, 1937, a daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Adams) French and received her education in Jay schools. On March 31, 1956, she married Gerald Trask. He died in 1995. Trask […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Hard sell (3)

Politics – like almost everything else except getting herpes – is about marketing. Candidates are sold to the public in the same way as poorly constructed automobiles, ineffective deodorants and phony erectile-dysfunction pills. Which explains why, when confronted by difficult issues, they break down, smell bad and go limp. Effective campaigns aren’t about issues, which […]


New exhibits at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum draw visitors (0)

OQUOSSOC – Following on the success of “Rangeley’s Famous Trout and Salmon”, which premiered in June, the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum (OSHM) in Oquossoc has experienced a big jump in visitors with the opening of two additional exhibits. “‘Stan Bogdan, The World’s Greatest Fly Reel Maker’ and ‘George Shepard Page, The Man Who Changed Rangeley […]