February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Special meals for Special Olympics

KINGFIELD — For more than 15 years a group of dedicated women have helped make casseroles for the annual dinner held for the Special Olympics Winter Games at Sugarloaf. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bicentennial photo committee plans first exhibit - Free Access

Kingfield Bicentennial Photo Committee, committee chair-Clint Knapp, with Mike Gilmore, Louise Lovejoy and Jeff Neimi, plans for the first photo display at the Herbert Grand Hotel on Main Street during the Feb. 5 Artwalk, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk, this week - Free Access

This month will also include poetry readings and live music

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Friday Artwalk continues this Friday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the village with its many unique locations outfitted with local arts and crafts. More...

Down The Dirt Road at PACC

PHILLIPS — The Down The Dirt Road Band featuring Travis Pinkham will perform Feb. 6 at the Phillips Area Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. The band plays a mix of Country and Classic Rock. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arbeth Orbeton Coffren

1933-2-16 — She enjoyed the country farm lifestyle, especially her flowers and gardens

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Arbeth “Petie” Orbeton Coffren, 82, passed away Jan. 27, 2016 at her home in Salem Township with her loving family by her side. More...

Lillian O. Heath

1926-2-16 — She had a passion for sewing, watercolor painting and nature

EUSTIS — Lillian O. Heath, 89, of Epsom, N.H. passed away Jan. 22, 2016. She was born in Eustis, Jan. 27, 1926. Lillian graduated from Stratton High School and attended Maine General Hospital School of Nursing. She was married to Clarence E. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Orbeton receives Bob Dodge Award

SALEM — For more than a decade Paul Orbeton has been a familiar face at Mt. Abram sporting events. Whether as a soccer referee, a baseball umpire, a basketball timekeeper or a fan, Orbeton rarely misses a game. More...

Local CVA Alpine racers sweep podium

Sunday Jan. 24, Emma Kearing (1st), Ella Spear (2nd), and Rylee McCormack (3rd) took the podium representing their age group (U16) in a MARA GS Qualifier race at Sugarloaf. More...

New England Pond Hockey returns

RANGELEY — Rangeley is ready to welcome the New England Pond Hockey players back for their ninth year of games. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYSWARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm,United Methodist Economic Ministry,Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays ofmonth. Free, open to public. 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...

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...

Ziglar updating Emergency Management Plan

Phillips Selectmen

PHILLIPS — Close to 40 citizens attended the Board of Selectmen meeting Jan. 26. The large turnout followed controversy surrounding the hiring of a Fire Chief by Town Manager Elaine Hubbard. More...

Selectmen finish budget recommendations

STRONG — Jan. 26, selectmen firmed up their 2016 budget recommendations and requests. The Budget Committee was scheduled to evaluate the proposed budget Feb. 1. They will make additional recommendations as they see fit. More...

Sugarloafers break fundraising record

Raising a mountain of money to find a cure

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloafers gathered together Jan. 30 for a unique evening of fundraising for cancer at the 16th Sugarloaf Charity Summit. More...

Op-Ed

‘Celebrating Common Ground’ on our 25th anniversary

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust

Anyone who has roots in the Rangeley region appreciates what a special place it is. It is special not just because of its magnificent lakes, mountains, and rivers, but because of the community of people who call it home. More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your Superbowl prediction?

Ali Spaulding of Carrabassett Valley: "I hope it's the Panthers because I don't like the Broncos." More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting Casting For Recovery

Once again this community came together to support Casting For Recovery, (www.castingforrecovery.org) at our 17th annual fundraiser Fish Tales and Cocktails!! How incredibly generous everyone is! More...

Community & Local News

Madrid Historical Society Members visit State House

Senator Tom Saviello (R- Franklin) welcomed members of the Madrid Historical Society to the State House Jan. 20. More...

UMF faculty member to be featured speaker at conference in Nepal

FARMINGTON — Chris Brinegar, adjunct associate professor in the University of Maine at Farmington Division of Natural Sciences, has been invited to be the keynote speaker for the Biodiversity & Natural Products session of the International More...

Caregiver support group

FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus is holding a caregiver support group at the Farmington Town Office, the first Monday of each month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Brandon Dixon receives MPA Principal’s Award

NORTH ANSON — Brandon Dixon, son of Kathrine and George Bertini of Solon, and Campbell and Lisa Dixon of Vienna, a senior at Carrabec High School, has been selected to receive the 2016 Principal’s Award, according to Principal Dr. More...

Phillips school government officials sworn in

PHILLIPS — At the annual inauguration of the Phillips School’s Student Council held last month, Superintendent Sue Pratt administered the Oaths of Office to elected and appointed officers of both the Council and Class Government. More...

Lillian Taylor named to dean’s list

BIDDEFORD & PORTLAND & TANGIER, Morocco — Lillian Taylor of Kingfield has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester at the University of New England. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

A Valentine

A valentine arrived the other day—a seven pound, three ounce bundle of hope. Words and hopes for her, I have. I hope she is a beautiful word amid today’s flagrant vulgarity and illiteracy. More...