February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Blast from the past at Polar Blast

EUSTIS — More than a foot of fresh snow fell during the week leading up to the 2018 Polar Blast, which ensured impressive trail conditions for the 22nd annual event tailored specifically to riders and their families.  Traditional activitie More...

Arts & Entertainment

American poet, chef and translator Christopher Bakken

UMF Visiting Writer Series

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will host Christopher Bakken as the next reader in its Visiting Writers Series. More...

Elvis is coming to Phillips

EP Rock from Sydney, known throughout the state for his “Tribute to Elvis,” will present his impersonation of The King at the Phillips Area Community Center Sunday, Feb. More...

Brendan Lake & Chris Lannon to play The Bag

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Brendan Lake & Chris Lannon will play at the Bag and Kettle at Sugarloaf Sunday, Feb. More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFCL Championship Games

RANGELEY LAKERS - NFCL GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS 2018 The Rangeley Lakers defeated the Kingfield Wildcats 32-22 in exciting action at the Mt. Abram Runnerdome Friday night. More...

Roadrunners wipe out Wolverines

Mt. Abram, 63 — Wiscasset, 53

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Roadrunners closed their season with a 63-53 victory at home against the Wiscasset Wolverines Thursday. Mt. Abram recognized their seniors Dawson Bate, Casey Holt, Evan McKay and Sam Storer.  More...

Local School Sports Upcoming Events

GIRLS BASKETBALL -- HIGH SCHOOL On Tues. Feb. 13, Mt. Abram Girls traveled to Hebron, and Carrabec played at Madison. The winners of those games play @ ACC Feb. 20, 7 p.m.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Today is Valentine’s Day  Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.  —William Shakespeare  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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Interior lighting clause added to pot ordinance

EUSTIS — The Eustis Planning Board held a public hearing Thursday, Feb. 10 to review and discuss the draft Marijuana Ordinance. More...

NP voters to decide funding sand/salt shed project

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Annual Town Meeting will take place Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. in the Community Room of the fire station. More...

Candidates for CV elections announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Town Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Center. Elections will take place prior to the meeting, at the town office from 8 a.m. More...

Tufts Pond Road discussions continue

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen met with Jan Wiegman of Wright-Pierce during the Monday, Feb. 5 meeting. Wiegman was invited to the meeting to discuss Tufts Pond Road engineering plans compiled by the firm in 2015.  More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How do you show someone you love them?

Brothers Matthew, 5th grader, and Nathan Williams (6) 1st grader, Stratton: Matthew: "You hug them when they are sad." Nathan: "You say kind words." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bradley Michael King

1964-2018 — A unique individual, he lived life as he saw fit and had no regrets

SKOWHEGAN, Maine & APOPKA, Fla. — Bradley Michael King, 53 of Skowhegan and Apopka, Fla. died Jan. 25, 2018 as the result of a tragic car accident in Apopka.   More...

Sandra Taggart Schniepp

1950-2018 — She took great pride in her work in the MSAD #58 school district

FAIRFAX, VA — Sandra Taggart Schniepp died peacefully Feb. 8, 2018 in Fairfax, Va. surrounded by family.  More...

Community & Local News

Locals celebrate Groundhog Day their way

EAST MADRID — Friends, neighbors and schoolmates gathered at the home of Mac Smith Friday, Feb. 2 at noon for a Groundhog Day celebration to relieve a little “cabin fever.”  More...

Chinese auction on tap

FARMINGTON — A Chinese auction, A Cabin Fever Reliever, is set for Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road.  Bidding starts at 12 p.m. More...

Bridging the Gap finds new home at Western Mountains Baptist Church

Contributed by Crystal Fitch  NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church announces it is now the headquarters for the not so new program “Bridging the Gap.” Once a month, “Bridging the Gap” volunteers prepa More...

News from our Schools

Local students compete in Spelling Bee

STRONG — Fourteen students gathered at Strong Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 6 to compete in the Franklin County Spelling Bee. More...

Civil Rights Teams attend conference

PHILLIPS/STRONG — The Civil Rights Teams from Phillips and Strong elementary schools, under the direction of Adam Masterman and Crystal Polk, respectively, recently attended the annual Civil Rights Team Project Training for Middle Level Schools More...

Uncle Al Fund offers scholarships to western mountain musicians

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — Musicians between the ages of 12 and 30 who reside in Franklin or Somerset counties and wish to pursue instruction or musical development on their chosen instrument(s) are invited to apply to the Uncle Al Fund at the More...