How lucky are we to be a part of the Rangeley community? A community that consistently rises to the occasion in times of need, in times of celebration and victory, and even in uncertainty.


The Rangeley community is resilient.  As a small, remote town in Maine's mountains, we find ways to innovate and to overcome our unique dilemmas.  We support each other in times of need, we encourage each other and celebrate together, and when times are tough, we double down and don't get discouraged.  With every challenge we face, Rangeley rises!

Here's what has been happening in our community:

  • Through the Friends Helping Friends initiative, restaurants offered take-out service and provided free meals to those in need.

  • Community organizations and local businesses prepared boxes of food and supplies for those in need.

  • Grocery stores offered pre-ordering, pick up, and delivery services.

  • Youth were being challenged with activities and games that stimulate their mind and kept them physically active while maintaining distance.

  • Residents are being encouraged to wear face coverings in proximity of others, to maintain physical distance, and to frequently wash or sanitize hands.

  • Hand sanitizing stations have been built and installed in high traffic areas throughout Rangeley and Oquossoc.

  • Businesses, organizations, and municipal facilities implemented safety protocols to meet or exceed CDC and State of Maine guidelines.

  • Spring and summer events were rescheduled or, if possible, adapted for virtual participation.

  • We safely welcomed our seasonal residents and visitors back to our unique and beautiful mountain community.

We will overcome this crisis together and, after it passes, the spirit of Rangeley Rises will continue.  We will look back at all that we accomplished and we will be galvanized to face whatever new challenges come our way.