July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Board discusses possible fence upgrade

KINGFIELD — Fire Chief Chuck Twitchell reported to the Board of Selectmen that he would be retiring Jan. 1. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sultans of String comes to Phillips - Free Access

PHILLIPS — New England Celtic Arts will present the Sultans of String at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips Thursday, Aug 3. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

Locals' exhibition at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center will hold its annual Summer Local Artist Exhibit through the month of August.  The gallery is open for viewing Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Open air art show

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ 37th annual “Art in August” will be held in the heart of Oquossoc Village. Always the first Thursday in August, the show will take place Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Randall E. Beal

1954-2017 — He had a heart of gold and was loyal to the end

AVON — Randall Edwin Beal, 62, joyous father of Shosha, Nathaniel, Caleb, Sarah and Jebediah, died suddenly on his beloved hill in Avon July 16, 2017.  More...

Wilfred ‘Chuck’ Pinkham

1933-2017 — He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict

STRONG — Wilfred “Chuck” Pinkham, 84, of Strong passed away July 21, 2017 at his home.  More...

Margaret ‘Peggie’ Webber

Celebration of Life

FARMINGTON — A Celebration of Life service for Margaret “Peggie” Webber, who died June 22, 2017, will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Take in the view at Stratton Brook Pond

The view of Sugarloaf from the bridge at Stratton Brook Pond, located in Bigelow Preserve, is well worth the effort it takes to get there. More...

‘Grizzlies and Friends’ — Narrated nature photography slide show

RANGELEY — Nature Photographer Gary Westerhoff will present the hour long narrated slide show: “Grizzlies and Friends,” on the big movie screen at the Lakeside Theater on Main Street, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.  More...

Two young artists featured

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc will present the talents of blade smith Dakota Slack and woodcarver Sol Fast Saturday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of its on-going Saturday Summer Series.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.  —Fred Books  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Violent storm rips through Kingfield

KINGFIELD — A quick but powerful storm brought torrential downpour and strong winds through Kingfield late in the day Tuesday, July 18. The storm, which lasted less than 15 minutes, destroyed trees and left downed power lines in its wake.  More...

Gilmore named CEO of the Year

AUGUSTA — Carrabassett Valley Code Enforcement Officer Bill Gilmore was presented with the 2017 “Code Enforcement Officer of the Year” award by the Maine Building Officials Inspectors Association during the Membership and Training m More...

Additional funding earmarked for capital reserve

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors took part in annual Board Training Workshop July 20 prior to the regular board meeting. The training, held each July after new directors are elected, covers board policy and responsibility.  More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Update

Dear friends,  The smoke is finally starting to clear following the chaos in Augusta that led to a brief government shutdown, and for many of us, the summer is finally underway.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite way to spend a beautiful summer night?

Carol, Delaware: "Sitting on the porch and looking at the stars." More...

Letters

Remembering fiddleheads

Hi, again! I have a hard job keeping track of time after my stroke.  I know it’s July, and I try to cross out past numbers on the calendar. More...

Thank you very much

The mud football tournament was a great success this year; there was a big turnout.  The event takes a number people donating their time, so I would like to say thanks to those people and businesses:  More...

Community & Local News

Betty Wing receives Thomas Jefferson Award

EUSTIS — June 20, the National Weather Service office in Gray presented Betty Wing with a Thomas Jefferson Award and 55 Year Length of Service Award. Wing has faithfully taken weather observations every day at 7 a.m. More...

Historical society plans cookout

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society will hold its annual cookout/potluck meal at the Jeannie/Virginia Moore camp Monday, July 31 beginning with a social time at 4:30 p.m.; the meal begins at 5 p.m.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will More...

Fundraiser benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank

FARMINGTON — Friday, July 28, Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center, located at 221 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, will host a fundraiser to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank, from 10 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Embden students awarded scholarships

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center has awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors at Carrabec High School in North Anson.  Spencer Lawler-Sidell, son of Candace Lawler-Sidell and Stephen Sidell of Embden, is the recipient of one scho More...

UMF announces dean’s list for spring 2017 semester

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced its dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.  More...

Samuel McMillan graduates from Gould

BETHEL — Samuel McMillan of Rangeley delivered the Class of 2017 speech during the recent graduation ceremony at Gould Academy. During the ceremony he was awarded the J&L Baker Award for Vision and Leadership.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...