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Warren is county’s Teacher of the Year

AUGUSTA — Kingfield Elementary School second grade teacher Selina Warren was recognized as the Franklin County Teacher of the Year at the Hall of Flags in Augusta May 13. One teacher in each of 15 Maine counties was honored. More...

Sunday Blues in the Barn series announced

KINGFIELD — Chicago blues man and recipient of the 2012 Blues Music Award Bassist of the Year, Biscuit Miller with his band, The Mix, will kick off the summer blues concert season in the 1827 barn at the Mountain Village Farm B&B. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tomato/Tomato to play Portland, Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Music New Brunswick will present Bluegrass/Folk duo Tomato/Tomato on CD release tour of “I go Where You Go” at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, May More...

Host a Lakeside Concert party

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering a special opportunity for lakeside property owners on Rangeley Lake. July 14, host a private party and support the arts in Rangeley. More...

‘A Thousand Words Exhibition’ at UMF Mantor Library

FARMINGTON — The Shiretown Bookers is proud to announce its summer exhibition “A Thousand Words: Illustrated Books from Members’ Collections,” running from June 2 to Sept, 12, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Libra More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paula H. Enman

1945-2016 — She was a great mother, grandmother and friend, and will be missed greatly

FARMINGTON — Paula H. Enman, 70, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at Androscoggin Hospice House May 10, 2016. More...

Colon S. Heath

1948-2016 — He was very close with his family

CHESTERVILLE — Colon Scott Heath, 68, died May 11, 2016 at his home in Chesterville, with his loving wife of 49 years by his side. More...

Karen Dale Laplante

1955-2016

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Karen Dale Laplante, 61, of North New Portland passed away at home Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born Jan. 26, 1955 in Hartford, Conn. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K

PJ Gorneault and Leah Frost claim marathon titles Erik McCarthy and Claudia Keep earn 15K titles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With cool temperatures, clouds, and intermittent rain showers providing favorable conditions for runners, 37 year-old PJ Gorneault of Caribou, won the 34th annual Sugarloaf Marathon today in two hours, 35 minutes, and 24 s More...

CVA named USSA Club of the Year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy recently received two Gold Awards from the U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body of skiing and snowboarding. More...

Mt. Abram Boosters to meet

SALEM — The Annual Meeting of the Mt. Abram Boosters will be held Tuesday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mt. Abram High School library. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET — 3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn, 266 Main St, Kingfield. 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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Multiple road projects underway

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — There is a common saying regarding Maine’s four seasons: we have almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction. More...

Mt. Abram Senior Spotlight - Charting the future

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School senior Bailey Beers of Eustis is building big dreams for her future. Beers began high school in northern New York where she took advantage of shop classes that were offered. More...

Wildfire risk remains high

WESTERN MAINE — Firefighters from all corners of Franklin County responded to a 4.2-acre woods fire in Starks May 11. A motorist reported seeing large plumes of smoke somewhere in the vicinity of Industry around 10:45 a.m. More...

Mark Phillips in New Sharon

Brick Church Concert Series

NEW SHARON — The New Sharon Congregational Church UCC will be hosting Mark Phillips for the fifth concert in the 2016 Brick Church Concert Series, Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. More...

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Legislative Update

127th Legislature adjourns At the end of April, the 127th Maine Legislature adjourned for the year, marking the end of the two-year legislative term. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever found during the Route 27 cleanup?

Pete Weston of Scarborough: "I found a wallet one year." More...

Letters

Thank you to Route 27 cleanup volunteers

I would like to thank the volunteers who donated their time and energy to clean up Route 27 May 14. This event picks up roadside debris from Kingfield to Carrabassett Valley to Stratton-Eustis. More...

Volunteers once again excel on Route 27

How do you describe a community spirit that turns out scores of volunteers for even the dirtiest of jobs? Words like terrific, wonderful, dedicated and environmentally-conscious all come to mind but simply put, I’d just say Carrabassett Valley. More...

Literacy Volunteers’ book sale a success thanks to many

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties would like to once again thank our community for being so supportive to our organization, making our annual book sale a huge success! More...

Community & Local News

“Where there’s smoke...”

Wess Connally and his wife, Pongsiri, of Dallas Plantation, were just returning from a short visit to Acadia as this scene was unfolding Thursday, evening May 12. More...

The Car Hop is back!

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Woodsman will host a Car Hop at the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant Saturday, May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. All classic and antique cars are welcome. More...

Historical society to meet

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Lexington- Highland Historical Society will have its first meeting of the season at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the History House. Trustees are asked to meet at 5:15 at the same location. More...

News from our Schools

Exceptional students recognized

Mt. Abram freshman Alana Mahar, sophomore Kaitlyn Jansky, junior Isabella Wells, and senior Sarah Stanley were named Students of the Month during an assembly at the high school May 13. More...

Carrabec High School top seniors announced

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently announced its top seniors for the 2015-2016 school year. They are as follows: Bailey Atwood is the daughter of Jolly and Heidi Atwood of Embden. More...

Maine School of Masonry open house May 27

AVON — The Maine School of Masonry invites the public to attend an open house Friday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a tour and information on the Masonry program. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday Where liberty dwells, there is my country. —Benjamin Franklin 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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