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Record breaking heat or no summer

Which would you chose?

Early last week, the weather made an abrupt change from early-spring like conditions to conditions typical for August. The sudden heat broke high temperature records kept by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  More...

Voters support MSAD #58 budget

PHILLIPS — There was overwhelming support for the MSAD #58 School Budget during the June 13 referendum validation with a total of 174 district voters in favor of the $9.37 million 2017-18 budget and 55 voters opposed.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Clint Black to play Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — Rangeley Health and Wellness and 99.9 The Wolf present “An Evening with Clint Black” at this year’s summer benefit concert at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 29. More...

‘Guys and Dolls’ to be staged in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is presenting “Guys and Dolls” over two weekends: June 30 to July 2 and July 7 to 9 at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street.  More...

Maine International Film Fest comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY -- The best films of the Maine International Film Festival will be shown at “MIFF in the Mountains” --eight films over four nights, Sunday through Wednesday, July 30 through Aug. 2, at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley. More...

Community & Local News

Picnic tables dedicated in Stratton

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club and Mount Bigelow Masonic Lodge No. 202 in Stratton dedicated new picnic tables they recently made for the local community.  More...

Wilhelm Reich Museum opens for season

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road will open for the 2017 season Saturday, July 1. More...

Community Service Award recipient announced

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce

The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has awarded the annual Community Service Award to the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabassett Valley natives graduate from CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — June 3, Henry Kearing and Nick Malone, both of Carrabassett Valley, graduated from Carrabassett Valley Academy. More...

Rangeley seasonal friends, legacy scholarship winners announced

RANGELEY — Recently, the awardees for the Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship and the Rangeley Lakes Area Legacy Scholarship were announced. More...

Stratton School pre-k & kindergarten enrollment

STRATTON-EUSTIS — Stratton School is seeking area children who will turn five years old by Oct. 15, who are not currently enrolled in the pre-K program at Stratton School. Contact Kathy Matthews at 246-2283, as soon as possible.  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...

Dollar General issued waiver, permit

KINGFIELD — June 13, the Planning Board issued a conditional building permit to allow a Dollar General discount store to be built on Route 27. The developer, Franklin Land Associates, was represented by engineers from NorthEast Civil Solutions. More...

Paying it forward

Students take on community project

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School students spent a lot of time this spring learning about “Paying it Forward.” In addition to raising money and gathering supplies for the Franklin County Animal Shelter, students took on a proj More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you going to do on the first day of Summer Vacation?

Fallyn Ryan, Eustis Ridge: "I want to swim with my mom because she's afraid of the water." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn R. Soriano

1934-2017 — A wonderful person, she will be remembered for her beautiful smile & kind soul

DALLAS PLANTATION — Evelyn Ronalder Soriano, 82, passed away June 11, 2017 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with her loving family by her side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Trail Builders going strong

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Trail Builders had another successful night working on the trails behind Stanley Avenue Wednesday, June 14, according to organizer Allison Thayer.  More...

UMF offers annual Summer Daze Camp

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is offering its annual Summer Daze Camp for children in grades 1 to 6. The camp runs for seven, five-day sessions from Monday through Friday, from June 26 to Aug. More...

Butterfield sets new MTA record in race walk event

SALEM — This year sophomore Ben Butterfield beat the Mt. Abram High School record for the 1600 meter race walk. 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

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

Why Nana Wears a Wig

Nana has been going to the Methodist church downtown since long before she was a Nana. As a matter of fact, she began going there as a child with her own grandmother. She has out-lived or out-lasted four pastors, six deacons and two choir directors. More...