January 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

River art

Janet Peruffo, of CSM Real Estate, looked out her office window last Friday and saw this familiar “logo” created by the ice floating in the Carrabassett River. More...

Public Hearing set for building expansion

KINGFIELD — The Planning Board met Tuesday, Jan. 10 and accepted a permit application for a proposed $1.2 million building expansion of the Poland Spring bottling plant. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandy River Ramblers to play Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON — When the Sandy River Ramblers will appear at the Mt. Vernon Community Center Saturday, Jan. 21, it will be their first show there in several months. “We’ve missed the Mt. More...

Hélène Farrar launches spring schedule

UMF Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — A vibrant solo exhibit by visual artist Hélène Farrar launches the UMF Emery Community Arts Center’s spring schedule. The show, “What We Carry,” runs from Jan. More...

TRUE STORIES & TALL TALES set for Jan 28

PHILLIPS — The second annual gathering of local story tellers will entertain folks at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday, Jan. 28. The event includes a potluck supper beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Letters

The one and only community supper returns

Casseroles are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Sp ecial Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. 29. More...

Community & Local News

Warming centers open

SALEM & FARMINGTON — Local warming centers in Salem and Farmington released their hours.  Warming Centers are a place for all ages to go and enjoy a hot meal in good company. More...

Introduction to Self-Employment offered

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following: More...

Norlands to host volunteer orientation

LIVERMORE — Do you have an interest in history? Or, love organizing files or scrapbooking? Or, like working with the public? More...

News from our Schools

Guest speakers at MTA

SALEM — The students at Mt. More...

Hats, hats, Hats!

Kingfield Elementary School students (left to right) Noah Dereszynski, Lily Gillespie, Luke Holman, Giovanni Caldwell, Willow Bachelder, Yhancee LaBlanc and Abe Jacques sport hats provided by Frankli More...

Poland Spring employees help brighten the season

Chris McKay and Terry Coffin of Poland Spring Bottling Co. 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...

Concern over safety of proposed route

KINGFIELD — More than a dozen concerned citizens attended a Maine- DOT Public Meeting concerning a proposed sidewalk along Route 142 from the corner of Depot and Pleasant streets to the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Lopez looking for a sign

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At the Jan. More...

Sudden ice leads to multi-vehicle pileup

KINGFIELD — An accident involving five vehicles shut down a portion of Route 142 for several hours the morning of Thursday, Jan. 12.  Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said a call came into his office at 7:40 a.m. More...

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Legislative Update

Recently, Governor Paul LePage released the biennium budget proposal for years 2018-19 as well as a supplemental budget for the rest of fiscal year 2017. The budget document is hundreds of pages long. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think makes Sugarloaf such a great place?

Nick Mukai of Kingfield: "Whether you are on the lift or on the slopes, you could be in for the ride of your life. It’s a thrill going up or down." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peter John Maginnis

1974-2016 — He was a kind, gentle and caring man

MADISON — Peter John Maginnis passed on to be with his Lord, Dec. 23, 2016 peacefully at his home in Madison.  Born in Lowell, Mass., Sept. 24, 1974, his parents are William and Constance (Blomerth) Maginnis of Embden.  More...

Neal G. Tranten

1932-2017 — He lived a full and rich life

KINGFIELD — Neal G. Tranten, of Kingfield, passed away at home surround by his four daughters and four sons Jan. 10. He accepted death knowing he had lived a full and rich life.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ski/Skate program awesome

Pictured at Ski/Skate recently are Kingfield Elementary School students (left to right) Cayden Bate, Isaiah Dereszynski, “Mystery Rider,” Touareg Lee, Brady Mitchell and “Coach Dann More...

Special Sunday Ski/Skate lift ticket offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This year, an amazing community program has been offered to the kids and families of Kingfield, Phillips, Strong and Stratton.  More...

WinterKids announces partnership with Winterstick Snowboards

PORTLAND — WinterKids, a Maine-based non-profit that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through education and fun, outdoor winter activity, is partnering with Winterstick Snowboards, a snowboard company with a 45-year history, based More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, 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.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Tuesday is Belly Laugh Day  Humor is a rubber sword — it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.  —Mary Hirsch   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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