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Nomination papers available for upcoming elections

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Those who have a commitment to serving their communities have several options in upcoming municipal elections. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Matt & Shannon Heaton to play Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts and Old South Congregational Church will present “A Fine Winter’s Night” with Matt and Shannon Heaton along with special guest Andrew Harris Thursday, Dec. 14 in Farmington. More...

Heather Pierson Trio comes to Mexico’s Green Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

MEXICO — New England Celtic Arts will present The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Green Church Concerts in Mexico Wednesday, Dec. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show at 7. More...

Creators of ‘Maine the Way’ at Rolling Fatties

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series kicks off for the winter Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clement A. Hutchins

He was an accomplished sportsman and fiercely loyal to his family and friends

Clement A. Hutchins (Hutch) died peacefully at home Nov. 25, 2017, with his family by his side, he was 95 years old.  More...

Richard Emerson Lowell

1919-2017 — He was witty and funny and a man of few words

AUBURN — Richard Emerson Lowell, 98, of Rangeley died early Nov. 26, 2017 with loved ones by his side and in his heart at the Hospice House. More...

Wilma Evelyn Sargent Plog

1927-2017 — She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crafts

FARMINGTON — Wilma Evelyn Sargent Plog, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with family at her side at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Just like old times

The center of attention at the newly renovated Ski Museum of Maine is a replica of a 1930s ski shop, complete with artifacts, tools and equipment. The Grand Reopening Reception was held Friday, Dec. More...

Ski Season open at two Maine ski areas and two Maine Nordic centers

PORTLAND — Maine offers skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing at four locations. The two downhill areas and two Nordic centers began making snow in November and continue to open more trails as we head into December.  More...

RRG&SA CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC 14

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association cordially invites its members to the annual Christmas Party Thursday, Dec. 14.  The potluck dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. 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...

Kingfield VEC welcomes new members

KINGFIELD — After an extended hiatus, a revamped Village Enhancement Committee held a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28. The committee welcomed new members Kate Spardello, Lisa Standish and Neal McCurdy. More...

Ski Museum reopens with fresh look

KINGFIELD — Ski Museum of Maine Treasurer Peter Weston welcomed a lively crowd to the museum’s Grand Reopening Reception Friday, Dec. 1 when renovations made over the last several weeks were unveiled. More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What's your favorite snowy day activity?

Twins Adam and Avery Barker, aged 4, Stratton: "Making a snowman and throwing snowballs at Daddy." More...

Letters

Thank you for the Thanksgiving dinners

I would like to thank the people who gave us two beautiful Thanksgiving dinners.  I was so surprised I didn’t think to ask where they came from. We had never received a dinner before. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. More...

Underwearness project partners with United Way

Please join us in welcoming the Tri-Valley United Way to the Western Maine Underwearness Project family. We have partnered with the Tri-Valley United Way as a distribution partner.  More...

Ecumenical Food Pantry delivers Thanksgiving cheer

The Rangeley Ecumenical Food Pantry, operated by the four churches in town, delivered some Thanksgiving cheer to many area residents Monday, Nov. 20.  The deliveries consisted of 92 fruit trays and 55 food baskets. More...

Community & Local News

Tech Guy at Valley library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Need help with your computer skills? Having trouble with your new phone or device? Carrabassett Valley Public Library announces that the Tech Guy will be there to help troubleshoot laptops, smart phones or tablets.  More...

Peter Judkins retires from Franklin Savings Bank

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank has announced the retirement of President and CEO Peter Judkins at the end of this year. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Thompson has been chosen as his successor.  More...

Danala named Employee of the Month

MSAD #58 School Board Director Wendy Warnock recognizes Mt. Abram High School science teacher James Danala as the district Employee of the Month for September. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton School visits Norlands

Stratton School students and staff took a trip to Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore last month. More...

MTA releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2017/2018 school year.  High Honors requires 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects. More...

Rangeley releases honor roll

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its high school honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.  High Honors requires all “A’s”; Honors requires all “A’s” a More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.  —Michael Bay   More...

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