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Opening festivities for Family Fun Days featured a barbeque hosted by the Wayfarers, a subsidiary of the Masons, on Friday night. More...

Strong selectmen, landowner surprised with gate discussion

STRONG — During their June 23 meeting, selectmen appointed Jessie Stinchfield to serve on the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors. Rupert Pratt resigned from the board in May, leaving Strong with an empty seat. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Zany musical comedy playing in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ presents Anything Goes, its annual Community Musical Production, at the RFA Lakeside Theater over the Fourth of July weekend: July 4 to 7 at 7 p.m. More...

Evening of music at the Reich museum

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who has performed at Orgonon’s Evening of Music series since 2004, returns for his annual solo piano concert to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7:30 p.m. More...

International Night celebrates Cuba

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents International Night, Wednesday, July 8, at the RFA Lakeside Theater at 7:30 p.m. “Primo Cubano,” a five member band, will offer its unique style of Cuban Salsa. More...

Community & Local News

Local lake cruise & kayak business recognized by TripAdvisor

RANGELEY — Rangeley Region Lake Cruises & Kayaking was recently recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2015 Certificate of Excellence award. More...

Delaware couple, Sugarloaf settle lawsuit over 2010 chairlift accident

FARMINGTON — A Delaware couple and Sugarloaf Mountain Corp. and associated parties recently reached a settlement agreement related to serious injuries three members of the family received when a chairlift broke at Sugarloaf ski resort in 2010. More...

Benefit Chinese auction on the Fourth

LEXINGTON — Saturday, July 4, the Lexington/Highland Historical Society is sponsoring a Chinese auction to be held at Happy Horseshoe Campground at 10 a.m. The drawing will be held at 11 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Learning social history

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary Students in grades K–3 enjoyed an old fashioned box lunch with friends recently. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year. More...

Students participate in Healthy Snack Day

PHILLIPS — June 3, Dawn Maceda’s fourth grade class and Tom Piekart’s fifth grade class gathered for a special program to end the school year on a healthy note. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Independence Day is Saturday In the truest sense,freedom cannot be bestowed;it must be achieved. —Franklin D. Roosevelt More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Kingfield POPS sees record breaking attendance

KINGFIELD — Perfect summer weather and breathtaking views greeted a recordbreaking 2,500-plus people at the Kennedy Farm for the 13th annual Kingfield POPS featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Rustic Overtones. More...

Informational meeting on Kingfield withdrawal exploration held

KINGFIELD — About 30 Kingfield residents gathered at Webster Hall June 25 for an informational meeting regarding an upcoming vote to decide if the Town would like to explore withdrawing from MSAD #58. More...

$9.4 million budget goes to voters

MSAD #58

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors presented the proposed 2015–2016 budget to voters at the second District Budget Meeting on June 22. The proposed budget was an exact replica of the budget put before voters in May. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Agent Orange Presumption expanded, but not for Blue Water Navy veterans More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What pastime are you enjoying most this summer?

Marcy Henderson of Boston, Mass.: "Visiting my family on Embden Pond and enjoying summer cruises on our party boat." More...

Letters

Civil matters are the selectmen’s duty

My understanding is that at the Strong Selectmen’s’ meeting Tuesday, June 23, it was decided by some of the board to deny discussion of a gate blocking someone’s right of way, because it was a civil matter. More...

Grateful to have worked with Kingfield students

Thank you. Thank you for the privilege of helping educate your children for the past 27 years. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf to install new terminal

The King Pine lift terminal is part of $1.3 million in chairlift upgrades

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will install a new, state-of-the-art terminal at the bottom of the King Pine chairlift this summer, part of more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the resort’s lift infrastructure, the company announced rece More...

Sillanpaa among top moose callers

BETHEL — Niilo W. Sillanpaa III of New Vineyard took second place in the Maine Moose Calling Championship at the Moose Festival in Bethel recently. More...

Annual Live Auction Saturday

Maine Forestry Museum

RANGELEY — The 2015 Live Auction of the Maine Forestry Museum (formerly Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum) will be held Saturday, July 4 at the museum at 221 Stratton Road/Route 16. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSKINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET —3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266Main St., Kingfield. FMI: 684-4587.(Thru 10/1)WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library.Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

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