January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Future Valley CEO replacement discussed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Board of Selectmen met Monday, Jan. 8 for the first meeting of the calendar year. The first item of business was to set a Public Hearing date for a proposed zoning map change.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Janice Adler at Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery

RANGELEY — Leaning against a dragon next to the palm tree lying on a drawbridge, Janice Adler paused to explain her most recent set design: “With so many acts, it has to be very organized… can’t have performers tripping over More...

Acoustic open mic planned

MADISON — An Acoustic Open Mic is planned for Sunday, Jan. 28, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kennebec Valley Grange, 540 Main Street.  The evening will include kids’ activities, raffle prizes and refreshments. More...

RFA Lakeside Theater under construction

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is very excited about upcoming changes planned at the Lakeside Theater, according to a spokesperson. More...

Letters

THE one-of-a-kind community supper returns

Casseroles are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. More...

Christmas blessings

With the help of our loving community donors near and far, the United Methodist Economic Ministry was able to give 168 children a brighter Christmas.  More...

Note from the KWD Superintendent

Just a few things:  Thanks to all who have taken on clearing out a hydrant near your home or business. We appreciate that. Thanks to those that cleared to the meter touch pad. Makes for a nice break after trudging the snow banks.  More...

Community & Local News

Theo Averill Walker Ross celebrates 50 years with DAR

FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Farmington recently presented a 50-year “Certificate of Membership” to member Theo Averill Walker Ross of Harrison. More...

Two-year Sugarloaf season pass being raffled

FARMINGTON — One highlight of Sugarloaf’s Charity Summit Jan. 27 is the drawing of an adult two-year alpine and Nordic season pass at Sugarloaf, valid for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 ski seasons, transferable, and with no blackout dates. More...

Winter Windfall Raffle tickets still on sale

FARMINGTON — Tickets for the Healthy Community Coalition eighth annual Winter Windfall raffle are still on sale until the end of January.  The winners of the first 12 days respectively are: Betsy Door, Rockwell Bjorn, Karri Dwyer, Mike McD More...

News from our Schools

Spelling bee held at Stratton School

Jan. 11, the Stratton School held a spelling bee. More...

Calum Dixon achieves dean’s list

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College has named Calum Dixon to the dean’s list for academic achievement. More...

Audrey Tulloss named to President’s List

BANGOR — Rangeley resident Audrey Michelle Tulloss has been named to Husson University’s President’s List for the fall 2017 semester.  Tulloss is a senior who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Nursi More...

Kingfield Planning Board recommends moratorium

Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Planning Board met Tuesday, Jan. 9 to continue discussions regarding regulating potential future marijuana establishments. Oct. More...

Nichols appointed Fire Chief

KINGFIELD — After 18 years as Kingfield Fire Chief, Chuck Twitchell has stepped down and the Board of Selectmen has appointed Fred Nichols to take over the top spot. More...

VEC considers community development program

KINGFIELD — Village Enhancement Committee met with Community Heart and Soul Coach Jane Lafleur Tuesday, Jan. 9. More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could go to the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, what sport would you want to watch?

Casey Smith, Strong, 17: "Bobsledding, because if Tom Brady were a Olympian he would do bobsledding." More...

Legislative Update

Pages sought for second regular session   More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Liessette Bay

A hard worker, she lived in Coplin since 1978

FARMINGTON — Liessette Bay, 91, of Coplin Plantation, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, 2018 at Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

Evangeline M. (Chadbourne) Rayl

1942-2017 — She was a loving mother and generous friend

RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. — Evangeline M. (Chadbourne) Rayl, 75, passed away Jan. 6, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Ransomville, N.Y.  More...

Wendell O. Scott

1926-2018 — He was celebrated as the patriarch of the family

FARMINGTON — Wendell O. Scott, 91, of Wilton died Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Pierce House in Farmington where he had made his home for the past two and a half years.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners keep Wiscasset at bay

Mt. Abram, 43 — Wiscasset, 35

SALEM — Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners took a good lead against the Wiscasset Wolverines in the first half last week. After a rough and tumble game, Abram shook them off to win 43 to 35.  More...

Mt. Abram boys varsity falls to Carrabec

Carrabec, 45 — Mt Abram, 36

SALEM — Strong man-to-man defense by Carrabec and a sluggish start by the Mt. Abram varsity boys led to a 28-7 Carrabec lead at the end of the half. More...

Local School Sports

Game times are subject to change

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  Unless noted JV begin at 5:30 p.m.; varsity at 7 p.m.  BOYS BASKETBALL  THURSDAY, JAN. 18 Madison @ MTA Carrabec @ Dirigo   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 gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, NewPortland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

To The Holy Land

Traveling in Maine is easy if you take the Interstate. I hate the Interstate. It doesn’t have any character; it’s boring; it’s bland land. More...

As the Ski Turns

Tomorrow, Rangeley’s SNODEO gets off to a great start with the Chili-Chowder Cook-off at the Gingerbread House Restaurant in Rangeley beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...