April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding requests made to budget committee

KINGFIELD — The budget committee met Monday, April 9 to hear from representatives of committees and outside organizations regarding funding requests. More than $66,500 in funding has been requested. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandy River Ramblers to play Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON — Saturday, April 28, The Sandy River Ramblers will bring their bluegrass sound to the Mt. Vernon Community Center once again. More...

Festival of New Plays April 19 and 20

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present its first Festival of New Plays, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, in UMF Alumni Theater. These performances are free and open to the public.  More...

‘Shakespeare and the Four Humors’ exhibit

With accompanying exhibition Universal Like the Sun: a Shakespearean Ragbag

FARMINGTON — The Shiretown Bookers, in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, announce its upcoming exhibition “And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors,” currently running through May 19, More...

Community & Local News

Caleb Norton achieves Eagle Scout rank

MACHIAS — Boy Scout Troop 125 of the Machias area held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was Saturday, March 31, at the Fort O’Brien School Gym.  More...

Nurse practitioner completes cardiology training

FARMINGTON — Dr. More...

Nurse midwife joins Franklin Health Women’s Care

FARMINGTON — Nurse/midwife JennieLea Hanna, MSN, CNM, has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health Women’s Care and Franklin Memorial Hospital offering a new provider option for women’s health including expectant mothers deliveri More...

News from our Schools

Mealtime melodies

Kingfield Elementary School Choir members Emily Moore, Sara Galusha, Madelyn Keller, Elijah Coffren and Samantha Bachelder sing “Peter Pan” by Kelsea Ballerini during a lunchtime concert More...

MSAD 58 pre-K & K registration open

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong) is holding pre-kindergarten registration for students turning 4 years old on or before Oct. More...

SAD 74 kindergarten screening for fall 2018

ANSON — MSAD 74 / RSU 74 (Anson, Embden, New Portland and Solon) will be holding kindergarten screening for all pre-school children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 15.  More...

Selectmen consider asking voters to relocate privy

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen discussed the upcoming school budget town meeting warrant during their Monday, April 9 meeting. More...

Superintendents’ Agreements costly to taxpayers

STRONG — MSAD #58 School Board Directors met Thursday, April 12 for the regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Susan Pratt explained the process of Superintendents’ Agreements at the request of a board member. More...

VEC considers new projects

KINGFIELD — Village Enhancement Committee Chairman Lisa Standish reviewed a portion of the Village Enhancement Plan with committee members at the Tuesday, April 10 meeting. More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What's your favorite first sign of spring?

Sabrina (8) and Maya (10) Franklin -- unanimously: "When the flowers bloom!" More...

THE IRREGULAR WANTS TO KNOW...

We have added a new polling feature to our website to give our readers an opportunity to tell us what they think. Polls may refer to a hot-button community issue, or they might be fun and completely off-topic. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel B. Pinkham

1950 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending his garden

KINGFIELD — Daniel (Danny) Bruce Pinkham, 67, of Kingfield, passed away April 2, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, with family and friends at his side. He was born in Skowhegan, Nov. More...

Shirley A. Walker

1961-2018 — She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends

STRONG — On the night of April 5, 2018, Shirley Ann Walker, 57, of Strong, lost her battle with a long illness. She fought really hard, but was no longer able to fight.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

RLHT seeks help in Mailbox Pool acquisition

MAGALLOWAY PLANTATION — Recently, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust received a phone call regarding a dynamic parcel of land for sale on the Magalloway River.  More...

Workshops to enhance fish and wildlife habitat

BRYANT POND & AVON — A free technical training workshop will be held April 24 at Camp Bryant Pond at 17 Lakeside Drive in Bryant Pond. Another training will be held April 30 at the Avon Town Office, 1116 Rangeley Road in Avon.  More...

‘Buddy Boot Camp’ is back

KINGFIELD — Winter’s Health and Fitness is once again offering “Buddy Boot Camp.” This session begins Saturday, May 5 and runs for a total of six Saturdays beginning at 7 a.m. at the Kingfield Town Park. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Sunday  He that plants trees loves others beside himself.  —Thomas Fuller  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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