May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Selectmen Candidates

Brad Orbeton

KINGFIELD — Board of Selectman candidate Brad Orbeton sees the biggest challenge he would face, if elected, would be working through issues with MSAD #58. More...

CV Special Town Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen signed the Special Town Meeting School Budget Warrant during the May 11 board meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Shannon Heaton to tour Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration Patriot Renewables Masters Series will present highly acclaimed flautist and vocalist Shannon Heaton with her new project, After the Morning, in a tour of Maine. More...

Drummers Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm; Trash Can Band part of POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — June 27, Grammy Award winning Lucas Richman will once again lead The Bangor Symphony Orchestra of the 13th annual Kingfield POPS. More...

Northern Ireland native on tour

FARMINGTON — Old South Church, 235 Main Street will be the host venue for a concert performance featuring the duo of Maurice Dickson and Michael Burd Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilfred C. Haley

1930-2015 — He had great faith and loved and cared for others

BOWDOINHAM — The Rev. Wilfred C. Haley, 85, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at a local hospital. He was born in Phillips Feb. 21, 1930, a son of Wilfred H. and Helen White Haley. He married Nelly E. Jones in Phillips in 1948. Mrs. Haley died Aug. More...

Emily Louise (nee Harrison) Fairbrother

1927-2015 — She had no greater joy than to be surrounded by her family

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On April 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla., Lulie passed away surrounded by her loving family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Shawn Rumery, Shelly Doucet claim titles at Sugarloaf Marathon

David Drew and Jenna Krajewski earn 15K titles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Dominating a recordsetting field of 1527 runners, 29-year-old Shawn Rumery, of Alexandria Va., won the 33rd annual Sugarloaf Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 41 minutes and 6 seconds. More...

Mt. Abram Track results

MADISON — Mt. Abram Roadrunners and Lady Roadrunners traveled to Madison May 12 to compete with Madison Area Memorial High School and Carrabec High School. The following are the results from that meet. Men’s results 1600 meter run: 1. More...

Sugarloaf Golf Club opens Friday

Sugarloaf Golf Club to begin 30th season with “best conditions in course history”

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Favorable spring weather, minimal winter ice build-up, and aggressive cultural practices throughout the summer of 2014 have the Sugarloaf Golf Club sporting some of the best turf conditions in its history as the course pre More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. 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...

Board supports significant tech director increase

MSAD #58

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors met May 14. Directors approved the final budget and signed the budget warrant. The 2015- 2016 $9.5 million budget reflects a $293,000 surplus from the 2013- 2014 budget. More...

Kingfield Selectmen Candidates

Brian Hatfield

KINGFIELD — Brian Hatfield is one of two candidates vying for a threeyear term on the Kingfield Board of Selectmen. His reasons for running are simple, “I really enjoy Kingfield and I love living here. More...

Maynard new legion Commander

The Norton-Wuori American Legion will hold a Memorial Day ceremony May 25 at 9 a.m. at the Kingfield War Memorial.

KINGFIELD — Retired SFC John Maynard of Salem was recently installed as the new Commander of the Norton-Wuori American Legion Post 0061. Maynard follows on the reigns of Immediate Past Commander Brian Hatfield. More...

No tax increase

Flagstaff RSU School Budget

EUSTIS — Flagstaff RSU Superintendent Mike Shea joined the May 5 School Board of Directors meeting via a conference call. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is one food you have to have at a cookout and what is one you don’t really care for?

Greg Seikman of Kingfield: “One food that I have to have is my mom’s macaroni salad. More...

Letters

Thank you for our freedom

We the ladies of the Rangeley American Legion Auxiliary salute all the men and women veterans, past and present, for your courage, honor, your sacrifice for all of us and yourselves. More...

Judged unfairly

I have a story to tell of how I was judged unfairly (a lot of people will vouch for this). It starts about 8 to 9 a.m. Friday (mid-April). My neighbor in the complex called and told me my car lights (back and front) were flashing. More...

Letter Carrier’s Food Drive successful

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive. From the Kingfield and Strong postal services, we received 900# of food. Your neighbors will be very happy when they receive these items. More...

Community & Local News

Food pantry open Tuesdays

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Ecumenical Food Pantry is open each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The public is welcome to come in, check them out and learn what they are all about. More...

Chinese auction set

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library will be hosting a Chinese Auction fundraiser in Lexington Township at the Happy Horseshoe Campground Saturday, May 23. Bidding is from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Memorial Day ceremony planned

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes, Post 120 of the American Legion will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Town Monument Sunday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Note: there will be no parade this year. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabec High School’s honor parts announced

NORTH ANSON — Dr. Regina Campbell, Principal, recently announced honor parts for the Class of 2015 at Carrabec High School. Valedictorian: Emma Foss Foss has been a quiet, unassuming leader. More...

Mt. Abram to host senior events

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will host two special events to honor members of the Class of 2015 and their families. Seniors and their parents and/or guardians are cordially invited to attend the annual Mt. More...

School visioning workshop in Flagstaff RSU

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff RSU school board invites interested community members to participate in a school visioning workshop, facilitated by Jean Haeger Friday, May 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stratton School. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I’m not sure I ever met the gracious Liz Remsen in person but this week I happen to call her in Coplin Plantation. It seems that we had something in common when I learned that she lost her husband March 25 just two days before I lost my Howard. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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