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Sunny, stormy July 3

July 27, 2014 • Category: Features

By Don Waterhouse
Smoke from a forest fire in Canada created an orange glow to the sun Friday evening.

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TAKE HEART: A Conversation in Poetry (0)

Edited and Introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
An important challenge for poets in each generation is to renew verse forms inherited from the past. Here Portland’s Betsy Sholl, departing from her characteristic free verse, updates the villanelle with an entirely new subject matter.


Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps support Big Brothers Big Sisters program (1)

RANGELEY – Community Concepts’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program coordinators give thanks to the Franklin County community for supporting its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake events in both Wilton and Rangeley. The events were hosted at Meadow Lanes and Moose Alley- both great facilities. We were pleased to have so many local businesses step up […]


Stay safe this summer with Rangeley Family Medicine (0)

RANGELEY – Rangeley Family Medicine will present a week of Summer Safety information in celebration of National Community Health Center Week from Aug. 11 through 15. A Summer Safety table will be available in the waiting area with information focusing on tick and Lyme disease awareness, skin cancer prevention, water safety and secondary drowning, animal […]


Anna May Small Shardlow (1931-2014) (3)

BELFAST – The author of this obituary, is the humble, loving mother and Mimi, herself: Anna May Small Shardlow. “Anna (May) Small Shardlow passed away on July 21, 2014, at Tall Pines Living Center. She was born in Livermore Fall on July 16, 1931, the only daughter of William A. Small and Leona Bean Small […]


Kenny Brechner debates with John D. Rockefeller (7)

The issue of’s aggressive vertical and horizontal growth, along with their strong arm tactics towards suppliers and their predatory pricing, has been a source of constant vigilance within the book business for many years. It has been largely invisible beyond that forum, however. The current Amazon versus Hachette controversy has changed that, moving our […]


WF&G to host open house on Aug. 2 (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Fish and Game Association members and the WF&G Youth Shooting League are preparing for their annual open house during the weekend of the Wilton Blueberry Festival. Mark your calendars for the date of Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 240 US Route 2. The day will begin […]


2nd Annual Spandits! race results (1)

2nd Annual Spandits! Kid’s One-Mile Race held on July 26, 2014 *denotes female Name Age Time 1. Finley Ward 8 5:52.0 2. Jay Wilford 9 5:57.3 3. Aidan Henseler 10 6:09.3 4. Noah Koenig 10 6:28.9 5. Jackson O’Neil 9 6:32.1 6. Eryn Parlin 10 6:36.2 * 7. Trevin Henseler 9 6:45.0 8. Elan Ramirez […]