September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Protecting Franklin County proactively

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office cover the hundreds of miles of rural road north of Route 142 every other week, with the Maine State Police covering alternating weeks. More...

Kingfield wellhead property purchase suggested

KINGFIELD — During a public discussion regarding purchase proposals the town received from two property owners, a third option was raised. The meeting held Sept. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Outside Track to perform

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present the internationally acclaimed Celtic super group The Outside Track at the Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Wednesday, Oct. 5, at One Longfellow Square in Portland Thursday, Oct. More...

Rangeley Americana Fest:

Music celebration for Columbus Day weekend

RANGELEY — Rangeley Americana, a weekend celebrating American popular music, will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 to 9, in the legendary Rangeley Lakes Region. More...

Karen Campbell Art Show Closing

NEW PORTLAND — Karen Campbell of Carrabassett Valley will be having an Art Show Closing and Demonstration at the New Portland Community Library Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Julia Eva Bunker Blaisdell

1936-2016 — She was an astute observer of people

LEWISTON — Julia Eva Bunker Blaisdell, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Montello Manor Nursing Home in Lewiston where she resided in recent months. More...

Olive M. Turner

1928-2016 — She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting, stained glass and pottery

RANGELEY — Olive M. Turner, 88, passed away Sept. 23, 2016 at the Pinnacle Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Canton where she has resided for the past four years. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Bike fest a community event

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Inaugural Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival brought cycling enthusiasts from all over the country to the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for a weekend of guided rides, demos and exhibitions, food and entertainment. More...

High School Sports this week: Sept. 29 - Oct. 4

MT. ABRAM BOYS SOCCER Thursday, Sept. 29 Winthrop @ MTA — varsity: 3:30 p.m.; JV: 5 p.m. Carrabec/Madison @ Monmouth —3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 Lisbon @ MTA — varsity: 3:30 p.m.; JV 5 p.m. More...

RRG&SA’s eighth annual Turkey Shoot slated

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will be hosting its eighth annual Turkey Shoot at the Association’s rifle and pistol range Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration is from 10 to 11 a.m. 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 — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Residents clear: NO property purchase

KINGFIELD — It took less than an hour for more than four dozen residents to discuss and decide not to have selectmen pursue the purchase of private property. More...

The most colorful time of year

WESTERN MAINE — The latest update to the 2016 Fall Foliage Report list notes leaf color change is at less than 10 percent in the northwestern zone. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Absentee voting option More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite smell?

Luke Holman, 5, of Kingfield: "Carrots." More...

Letters

Thank you Poland Spring from the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge

Generous donors such as Poland Spring have provided product, financial and community support needed to help special events such as ours. We are happy to note that Poland Spring has been one of our long term race sponsors. More...

Community & Local News

Ballot Questions Forum slated

FARMINGTON — A record of five citizen initiated ballot questions will be voted on Nov. 8. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ returns Oct 5

RANGELEY — “Bingo Friends” returns Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Town House, 14 School Street. More...

Public breakfast slated

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield United Methodist Church, 51 High Street, Kingfield, will be hosting a Public Breakfast on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Menu to include: Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambles Eggs, More...

News from our Schools

Off to the fair

Stratton School’s fifth through eighth grades head to the Common Ground Fair for a fall afternoon of fun and learning Friday, Sept. 23. (Denise McKay, Stratton School photo) More...

UMF named ‘Best College’ and ‘Best Value’ by U.S. News

FARMINGTON — For the 19th year, the University of Maine at Farmington is proud to once again be recognized by the U.S. More...

UMF announces a legacy tuition program for out-of-state families

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce the “Farmington is Family” Alumni Tuition Program offering in-state tuition rates and scholarships to college-bound children of UMF graduates residing out-of-st More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Well done is better than well said. —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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