Franklin Countys First News

Local towns roll out Fourth of July events 0

June 27, 2016 • Category: Features

Franklin County residents seeking entertainment, food and fun this Fourth of July weekend will have a host of events to choose from, with fireworks being set off in Jay, Rangeley, Carrabassett Valley and Farmington. On Saturday, July 2, The Clearwater Lake Improvement Association will hold its Boat Parade at dusk (8:45 p.m.). Anyone interested in […]

Full Story»


Sandy River Ramblers bring Maine Bluegrass to Stratton (0)

EUSTIS – The Sandy River Ramblers will bring their distinctly Maine-flavored Bluegrass act to the Stratton Community Building on Friday, July 8, in a concert sponsored by Rte. 27 Arts. The Ramblers’ 2012 CD, Cry of the Loon and other original songs about Maine, has been called “a gift to Mainers” by Maine writer/columnist/sportsman George […]


Rangeley Historical Society receives Franklin Savings Bank grant (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society has been awarded a grant from Franklin Savings Bank. The Grant will finance the construct of a cupola to house the original Oquossoc Schoolhouse Bell on the grounds of the Society’s Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum. The bell was a gift to RLRHS by Jim Davenport of Bald […]


Mt. Abram High School’s fourth quarter Honor Roll (0)

Mt. Abram High School Honor Roll for Fourth Quarter, Semester 2: April 4, 2016 – June 14th, 2016: High Honors: 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects Grade 12: Caitlin Arms, Renee Bachelder, Taylor Brooks, Keely Marble, Makayla Martin, Riley McLaughlin, Courtland Talmage; Grade 11: Abigayle Brackley, Brianna Hinkley, Alora Ross, Britney Sargent, […]


Tidbits from Tony: Resistance training, part 2 (0)

Previously, I had mentioned resistance training can lead to improvements in strength, an incredibly important aspect of health and wellness. Increased strength allows for higher levels of overall physical fitness, which I’ve previously commented on as being our ability to complete the tasks we desire without excessive fatigue. For instance, a stronger core (abs, hips, […]


Kathleen V. Chase Carpenter (1)

TEMPLE – Kathleen V. Chase Carpenter passed away on June 20, 2016 after a brief illness. She was born in Bridgton, the daughter of Virginia (Carpenter) Chase and Bill Chase, and grew up in Limerick. Kathy was an authentic and remarkable woman who lived a full and conscientious life. She fought her illness with positivity […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Poor loser (1)

Mark Holbrook has worse manners than Ted Cruz. (He refused to shake his opponent’s hand after a debate and mocked him online for being divorced and remarried.) Holbrook is less electable than Carly Fiorina. (He’s a right-wing extremist running in a congressional district that skews strongly to the left.) And Holbrook’s public persona makes Donald […]


Rumphius Foundation supports Run and Read into Summer Camp (1)

WILTON – Summer camp is a magical time that every child remembers. Fit Girls of Wilton is a running and reading non-profit that offers a week long summer camp at Kineowatha Park in July. Local fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade girls will have the opportunity to participate in “Run and Read into Summer,” thanks this year […]