February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD # 58 proposed budget up slightly

SALEM — The proposed MSAD #58 budget for 2017– 18 reflects a slight increase of around 1.75 percent over the 2016-17 budget. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Word Buzz’ features Lew-Ellyn Hughes

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. with local, award-winning “Away with Words” columnist Lew-Ellyn Hughes. More...

Hughes launches latest book

The Carrabassett Valley Library is hosting a book launch for “Maine Stories,” Lew-Ellyn Hughes’ most recent title, Friday, Feb. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Sandy River 3 at Mercer Community Center

MERCER — The Sandy River 3 will present an eclectic concert of musical entertainment at the Mercer Community Center Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Winter storms deepen Red Cross blood shortage

Blood and platelet donors needed now

PORTLAND — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors throughout Maine to give blood or platelets following recent winter storms, which have compounded a severe winter blood shortage.  More...

Safe patient handling

Franklin Memorial Hospital hosted a “Safe Patient Handling Skills Fair” for employees Feb. More...

Buffet luncheon for seniors offered

FARMINGTON — Senior Buffets continue this winter. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Record February snowfall at Sugarloaf and Sunday River

February = “Febru-buried” as skiers and snowboarders benefit from over five feet of snow just prior to President’s Vacation Week

CARRABASSETT VALLEY & NEWRY — In just over two weeks’ time, Sugarloaf and Sunday River —Maine’s two largest ski areas owned by parent company Boyne Resorts— are already reporting record snowfall totals for the month More...

Greenvale Cove donated to RLHT

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is excited to announce a recent gift of land on Rangeley Lake from the Geller family.  More...

Karl’s Kids Ski Day fundraiser returns to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 10th annual Karl’s Kids Ski Day fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 4, at Sugarloaf.  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...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. 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...

Valley, Sugarloaf explore project partnership

Dam would boost snowmaking, recreation

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “We are going to talk about snowmaking, so I want to you think back to last year,” Sugarloaf General Manager Karl Strand told the Board of Selectmen at its Tuesday, Feb. 14 meeting. More...

Snow woes

WESTERN MAINE — Mother Nature showered never-ending love on those of us who embrace winter. A pre-Valentine’s Day storm dumped an average of 36 inches of fresh, light powder during an extended weather event that kicked off Sunday, Feb. More...

Dollar General considers Kingfield location

KINGFIELD — Less than a dozen residents sat in on the dual-purpose Planning Board meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 14. More...

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Legislative Update

The Legislature’s appropriations committee has begun the long process of crafting the next two-year state budget, which takes effect in July. Public hearings began last week and are expected to continue through mid-March. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you most looking forward to this vacation week?

Beth Cauley of Fort Worth, Texas: "Being with my daughters and grandchildren and skiing for the first time in 12 years." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Darlene M. Alexander

1959-2017 — She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend

LEWISTON — Darlene M. (Nile) Alexander, 57, of New Portland, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, surrounded by her family.  More...

Sherylyn Gordon

1948-2017 — She always had time to help others

PHILLIPS — Sherylyn Dale (Smith, Coffren) Gordon, 68, of Phillips died peacefully Feb. 13, 2017 at her home in Phillips, after a few years of declining health. More...

Sibyl Lois Caldwell Stevens

1928-2017 — She had a deep rooted faith in God

EUSTIS — Sibyl Lois (Caldwell) Stevens passed away peacefully at her home in Eustis Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.  More...

News from our Schools

Franklin County Spelling Bee held

STRONG — The 2017 Franklin County Spelling Bee was held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Strong School gym.  More...

MTA releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  High Honors requires 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects. More...

Tyler Reichert named to Husson honors list

BANGOR — New Portland resident Tyler Reichert has been named to Husson University’s Honors List for the fall 2016 semester.  Reichert is a first-year student who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Health S More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mardi Gras is Tuesday  An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.  —Mark Twain   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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