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MSAD# 58 budget meeting May 28 - Free Access

The MSAD #58 School Budget Referendum will be held in district towns June 9.

SALEM — The MSAD #58 Budget Meeting will be held Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the Mt. Abram High School cafeteria. More...

CVA receives $1 million challenge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy announced recently that it has been awarded a $1,000,000 challenge from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support the academy’s new King Cummings Campus. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dave Rowe Trio reunites for POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Saturday, June 27, Grammy Award winning Lucas Richman will once again lead The Bangor Symphony Orchestra of the 13th annual Kingfield POPS. More...

District music students to give concerts

MSAD #58 — Music students from MSAD #58 are offering three final concerts for the school year within the next few days. All friends, family and community members are invited and welcome to attend. More...

Western Maine Storytelling to Present ‘Chicken-Fried Sushi’

FARMINGTON — “Chicken-Fried Sushi”? When you hear a title like that, you know something interesting is going to happen. More...

Community & Local News

TransCanada supports Kingfield POPS

Brandon Kibbe (second from left) recently presented a $10,000 check to the Kingfield POPS on behalf of TransCanada. More...

Franklin commissioners award FABA $30,000 grant to promote county

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners agreed Tuesday, May 19 to fund two grant requests for $55,000 through the county’s tax-increment financing grant program to promote and support marketing of northern Franklin County. More...

Plant sale benefits shelter

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter is holding a plant sale Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmington District Court parking lot on Main Street. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Volunteers and Local Businesses Spruce Up Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC - May 20th through 22nd the building and grounds of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc received some significant improvements and maintenance in preparation for upcoming summer season. More...

CV ATV Club trails open for season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 25-mile network of ATV trails traversing Carrabassett Valley has officially opened. More...

Stratton Summer Rec has many new trips planned

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Rec Program begins Monday, June 22 and will run until Thursday, Aug. 13. Camp will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up and drop off will be done at the Flagstaff RSU school. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Follow your heart,but bring yourbrain with you. —Alfred Adler More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Teachers release Declaration of No Confidence - Free Access

The MSAD #58 budget meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School

SALEM -- The Mt. Abram Teachers Association is expected to present a Declaration of No Confidence to the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors at this evening’s District Budget Meeting, according to association representative Adam Masterman. More...

Petition accepted, exploration process started

KINGFIELD — Selectmen accepted a petition from the Kingfield Independent School Committee requesting the town investigate and begin the process to withdraw from MSAD #58. More...

Mt. Abram seniors join Marine Corps

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School seniors are busy preparing for graduation and readying themselves for life beyond high school. Members of the Class of 2015 are planning on attending college, going to technical school or joining the work force. More...

Dirt road warning — Christmas style

Sometime between winter’s melting snow and summer’s warm days there is, what locals call, Mud Season. This time of year dirt roads turn to rutted mud bogs. More...

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The future of our communities’ education

I’ve been teaching at Mt. Abram High School for 26 years, 25 of these educating seniors in my U.S. Government class. More...

Legislative Update

Free family fishing days Next weekend, people throughout Maine will have the opportunity to fish even if they do not have a license. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathleen ‘Kitty’ Cole Jones

1943-2015 — Courage, wit and serenity characterized her entire life

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kathleen “Kitty” Cole Jones, 71, of Carrabassett Valley passed away May 19, 2015 at the Hospice House in Auburn, ending her monthslong battle against pancreatic cancer. More...

Emily Louise (nee Harrison) Fairbrother

1927-2015 — She had no greater joy than to be surrounded by her family

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On April 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla., Lulie passed away surrounded by her loving family. More...

Sue Lori Libby

Graveside Services

Gravesides Services for Sue Lori Libby, who died Nov. 26, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the West Freeman Cemetery in Freeman with Rev. John Gensel officiating. More...

News from our Schools

UMF graduates Class of 2015

Nine locals among the 369 new graduates

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington celebrated the Class of 2015 with a festive annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 16. UMF President Kathryn A. More...

Brittney Robinson graduates from Lyndon State College

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Lyndon State College held its 103rd commencement ceremony May 17. More than 270 graduates and their families packed the tent on the Lyndon soccer pitch. More...

Courtland Talmage of Mt. Abram High School to attend Bigelow Laboratory

EAST BOOTHBAY — Sixteen Maine high school juniors are spending this week (May 17 to 21) at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences learning about ocean science research. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 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, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library.Open to public. More...

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Dirt road warning — Christmas style

Sometime between winter’s melting snow and summer’s warm days there is, what locals call, Mud Season. This time of year dirt roads turn to rutted mud bogs. More...