September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ready or not, here it comes

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Despite the subtle change over the last few weeks, Wednesday, Sept. 14 marks the official start of Maine’s fall foliage season, according to the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. More...

Group exploring potential Saddleback reopening

RANGELEY — A renewed interest in getting Saddleback up and running has drawn the attention of the ski resort’s fans on social media. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Photography exhibit in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Western Mountain Photography Show: a multi-faceted weekend celebrating photography and photographers, Sept. 23 to 25 at the Rangeley Inn and Tavern. More...

Madrid bluegrass & gospel concert October 2

MADRID — The Sandy River Ramblers will be performing a special benefit concert at Reeds Mill Church Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. More...

Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend events set

RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend, Sept. 29 to Oct. More...

Community & Local News

MSAD #58 Board considers policy updates

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors met for a regular but brief meeting Sept. 15. More...

Ghost Train pulls into Phillips October 1

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes RR Museum is pleased to announce the return of the Ghost Train, Saturday Oct 1. More...

Free ‘Clean-up Your Credit’ workshop

LEWISTON — The two-hour workshop “Clean-up Your Credit” aims to help participants have a better understanding of credit. The basic concepts of credit, strategies for reducing debt, credit reports and credit scores will be discussed. More...

News from our Schools

Bus safety at Stratton School

Stratton School had a bus safety assembly Monday, Sept. 12. More...

FAFSA application date change

Students heading to college next year should be aware of significant and permanent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process that starts with the 2017–18 application cycle. More...

Phillips school community observes anniversary of 9-11

PHILLIPS — Students, teachers, family and friends at the Phillips Elementary School recently observed the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America with a special flag-raising ceremony. 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...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Lighting, parking top VEC priorities

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee met Sept. 16 and discussed estimates for installing lighting in the downtown area and along Main Street. More...

Photo

A special Flag-Raising Ceremony at Phillips Elementary School commemorated the 15th anniversary of 9- 11 attacks on America. See more on page 14. (Paula Roy Kane photo) More...

Strong voters to consider Pond Road issue

STRONG — Selectmen reviewed a letter from Genelle and Vern Baston that recounted their experience with Pond Road this past spring. More...

Letters

The other side of ‘IRA’

Waking up on a Saturday morning at 5:45 a.m. by the loud noise of heavy equipment pounding rocks and the smell of diesel fuel is not what Lanny Holden had in mind for the Claybrook residents. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Dodge Carro

1947-2016 — She enjoyed spending time with her family

AUBURN — Brenda Dodge Carro, 69, of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Hospice House, with her family by her side. She was born in Newport City, Vt., April 5, 1947, the daughter of Roland Duquette and Doris Bisson. More...

Arthur Charles Edelhoff

1929-2016 — He loved his family and people in general

Arthur Charles Edelhoff (Art) was born June 1, 1929 in Montclair, N.J. and passed away in the presence of his family Sept. 10, 2016 after a short illness. He was the son of Arthur S. Edelhoff and Elinor Weissenborn Edelhoff. More...

Muriel R. Mitchell

She was a nature-lover with a fondness for the Maine mountains

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Muriel R. (Moore) Mitchell, 89, of Putnam Pike, Greenville, died peacefully at home Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunner solidarity, experience equal success

SALEM — To the delight of Roadrunner fans, the Mt. Abram varsity boys’ soccer team is off to a strong start this season. More...

Lady Roadrunners tie Dirigo Cougars

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners had a 1-0 win against Boothbay Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 0-0 tie against Dirigo Thursday, Sept. 15 giving the girls a 1-3-2. The Mt. More...

Work on second trail has begun

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Trail Builders recently began work on the second phase of a multi-purpose trail located off Stanley Avenue. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Friday is Native American Day Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand. —Native American Proverb More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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