April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Selectmen deny recommendation for VEC loan

KINGFIELD — Selectmen voted to not recommend a warrant article that would give the Village Enhancement Committee the ability to secure a loan for up to $350,000 for a Village Cultural Center. More...

Sugarloaf employees distribute $24,000 to local organizations

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following a semi-annual meeting held April 15 when members of the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust met to discuss the spring allocation of funds, Sugarloaf announced that the trust will be distributing $24,000 to various More...

Arts & Entertainment

David Mallett to perform at Old South - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present David Mallett at Old South Congregational Church Saturday, May 7. A pre-show jam session will kick off at 6 p.m. and the curtain is at 7. More...

Folk music and public dance in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is sponsoring a day of music and dance folk history at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School with Old Grey Goose Wednesday, April 27. More...

Photographer Duncan Miller to exhibit

SugarWood Gallery

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Duncan Miller of Livermore will be feted at an Open House Reception Friday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Farmington’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited. More...

Community & Local News

Bearded duo recreates historic photo

KINGFIELD — With the bicentennial year well under way, the town is busy celebrating and recreating historical moments with events and contests. More...

Open for the season beginning May 1

Phillips Historical Society

PHILLIPS — Sunday, May 1, the Phillips Historical Society will be open for the season from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Annual Giant Book Sale planned

FARMINGTON — Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties is holding its annual fundraising event Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in West Farmington. More...

News from our Schools

Trade Fair at MTA draws students, community

SALEM — Carpenters; heavy duty and tractor trailer truck operators; construction workers and mechanics are among the top 20 most in demand and highest paid jobs according to Maine Department of Labor. More...

Week of the Young Child

Fawn Babcock, 3, of Carrabassett Valley works on an art project at the Kingfield celebration of Week of the Young Child. More...

Exercising just for the health of it!

PHILLIPS — Louis Moniz Jr., better known as “Mad Louie,” was a special guest at the elementary schools in MSAD #58 recently. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Truck vs. bridge

The New Portland Fire Department responded to an accident on the Route 142 bridge in East New Portland April 19. More...

Mt. Abram sixth in Maine

SALEM — MSAD #58 received good news last week when U.S. News and World Report released its ranking of top high schools in the state and the nation. Mt. More...

Kingfield: Hay lease amendment approved

KINGFIELD — At their April 18 meeting, selectmen announced the Appeals Board was in need of new members. Currently, one regular member and two alternate members are needed to make a full board. More...

Op-Ed

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Cleared for take off

A young hawk realizes it is being watched and takes off from its perch above a vernal pool full of spring frogs. (Dee Menear photo) More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could pick any actor or actress to be president, who would it be?

Karen Vanasse of Foster, R.I.: "George Clooney." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Danny L. Wing Sr.

1948-2016 — He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force aboard the USS Nimitz

DIXFIELD — Danny “Red Dog” L. Wing Sr., 68, of Dixfield, passed away April 15, 2016 at the VA Healthcare Center in Togus, after a valiant battle with cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

There’s a new coach in town

KINGFIELD — Jonah Mitchell has always had a passion for baseball. He has been involved in organized ball in one way or another since he was 4 years old. More...

Pedal for Preschoolers in June

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Western Maine Center for Children is holding the second annual Pedal for Preschoolers, a fun cycling event, Sunday, June 5. Starting time is between 9 and 10 a.m. More...

Fastest through the falls wins

TOWNSHIP E — For the third year in a row, whitewater boaters gathered on the Sandy River just north of Madrid for the Smalls to the Wall Steep Creek Race. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSKINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET —3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn,266 Main St, Kingfield. FMI: 684-4587,857-225-1199, dchadbou@sprynet.com.WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

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

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A good head and a good heartare alwaysa formidable combination. —Nelson Mandela If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Rice is Nice!

We eat a lot of rice at our More...