Officials: 70% Of Maine Now Experiencing Drought Conditions

70% of Maine is in drought conditions, water monitoring officials say. Somerset and parts of Franklin county are experiencing a severe drought, and everything below Aroostook county is in a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Ryan Gordon, a hydrogeologist with Maine Geological Survey says the state had...
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Police investigating death of 3-year-old Maine boy

BELFAST (WGME) -- Maine State Police's Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy in Stockton Springs. [Police: Child killed by accidental self-inflicted gunshot in Temple]. Police say the child was taken by a family member to Waldo Hospital in Belfast Sunday afternoon where he was pronounced...
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Franklin County, MESun-Journal

Amateur radio prospers in Franklin County

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Franklin County,

Mountain Misbehavior — Catalytic converter theft investigated

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for June 12 to 18. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report. The Sheriff emphasizes that all persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.
Rangeley, MESun-Journal

Comedian Bob Marley to do two shows in Rangeley

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host comedian Bob Marley for two shows at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on August 15, at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine) and snacks before and during the shows. General Admission tickets are now on sale at

Gaylon ‘Jeep’ Wilcox

Gaylon “Jeep” Wilcox, 85, of Rangeley died Sept 30, 2020. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Reception will follow at Moose Alley.

RLHT conducts courtesy boat inspections for 19th season

RANGELEY — For the 19th year, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is conducting courtesy boat inspections at public boat launches in the Rangeley Lakes region. Since its inception, inspectors have educated over 23,000 boaters and visitors to the Region on the larger bodies of water: Cupsuptic, Mooselookmeguntic, Richardson and Rangeley lakes.
Carrabassett Valley,

Carrabassett plans timber harvest on its public lot

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Selectmen held their meeting, Monday, June 14 discussing timber harvesting, the Huse Mill Road and Green Lantern Solar. Town foresters Matt Jacobs and Bill Haslam of Farmington’s American Forest Management presented their plan for cutting the Carrabassett Valley public lot. They are on target for harvesting no more than the growth of the timber on a yearly basis. This year they will harvest about 190 acres of the 2,100-acre lot. They will remove just under 800 cords on a 60-acre block, which is less than 40% of the timber volume on this lot.

Enhancement committee discusses riverside park

KINGFIELD — VEC members Robin Konieczko–chair, Judy Lewald, Jan Royall and Kate Spardello met at Webster Hall Thursday, June 10, to work on plans for the park by the river. They had a site review with Code Enforcement Officer Tom Marcotte at the previous meeting, May 13, to understand shoreland zoning’s possible impact on their plans.
Franklin County,

Adam Craig, former Olympic mountain bike racer, to join Sugarloaf team

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Adam Craig, a multi-time mountain bike national champion and former Olympic team member, has joined Sugarloaf as the resort’s Mountain Bike Race and Event Sales Manager. Originally from Exeter, Maine, Craig raced cross-country and downhill at Sugarloaf in his teens, and rose to prominence as a professional...

Stanley Museum road tests its 1910 Stanley steam car

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum’s three steam cars all work and run. Kingfield residents hardly turn their heads when they see one out and about–not that they don’t smile. And kids in town think all antique cars are Stanleys. This is truly unique to Kingfield –anywhere else in the country or beyond, most would wonder “What in the world?” at seeing one of these antiques chuffing through their neighborhood.
Carrabassett Valley,

CV residency policy reviewed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley School Committee held its meeting June 14 primarily focusing discussion on tuitioning students. Instead of having its own school, Carrabassett Valley “tuitions” its children to other schools. The town can pay tuition to any public or private school of the parents’ choice. Although it can...
Carrabassett Valley,

Carrabassett Valley’s Caroline Dugas receives degree

HAMDEN, Conn. — Caroline Dugas of Carrabassett Valley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Quinnipiac University during a commencement ceremony held in May. Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,715 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges.”