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Driver attempts to evade reporting accident

AVON — Following a serious accident, the driver left the scene and attempted to have another take responsibility for it.  Franklin County Deputy Scovil responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 4 Nov. More...

High speed chase ends in arrest

COPLIN PLANTATION — The operator of a vehicle traveling 30 MPH over the posted speed limit increased his speed to evade being pulled over by law enforcement.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Còig on Christmas album tour - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON & MEXICO — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton’s super group Còig at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington Thursday, Dec. 6 as a benefit for the annual ECU HEAT program. More...

Dave Rowe Holiday Special comes to Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON & PORTLAND — New England Celtic Arts, will present the Dave Rowe Holiday Special Saturday, Dec. 10 at North Church with the Farmington Historical Society and in Portland at One Longfellow Square Tuesday, Dec. 13. More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk kicks off with holiday cheer

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Friday Artwalk returns this Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. This year, Kingfield will host four winter celebration Artwalks from December through March. Each Artwalk will have live music and art demonstrations. More...

Community & Local News

Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty donates to food bank

FARMINGTON — Recently Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty made a $500 donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank, which in turn supplies the Mallett School Pantry with pantry staples and produce.  Distributions for families with children in RSU 9 More...

Stratton man dies from injuries after Valley accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Stratton man died at Maine Medical Center early Monday, Nov. 28 from injuries received Sunday evening in a two vehicle accident on Route 27.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

THURSDAY, DEC. 1  Coplin School Board meets at 2 p.m. in the Town Office  MONDAY, DEC. 5   Kingfield Board of Selectmen meets at 6 p.m. in Webster Hall  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Slope time before turkey

These Sugarloafers have their priorities straight and headed out to the slopes before turkey dinner. Sugarloaf kicked off its 66th season on Thanksgiving day. (Sugarloaf photo) More...

SAST sports new capes

The Sugarloaf Area Ski Team (left to right) sports their new capes: Cassidy Strunk, Gracie Mae Fargo, Calvin Punderson, Abby Marble, Ben DeBiase, Alice Mackay and Wil DeFroscia standing. More...

Ski Museum hosting annual open house

KINGFIELD — The Ski Museum of Maine is hosting its annual Open House Kingfield, during the First Friday Kingfield Artwalk, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. 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. 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...

Sugarloaf opens for 2016/17 season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf opened for the 2016/17 season Thursday, officially kicking off the resort’s 66th winter season.  Following four consecutive days of near-perfect snowmaking conditions, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed t More...

Excellent start to Saddleback fundraising

RANGELEY — Thanks to what Saddleback Mountain Foundation organizer Peter Stein called “an incredible effort,” more than $400,000 has been raised over the last few weeks in the effort to purchase the ski area. More...

Letters

Mr. Trump’s presidency bears close monitoring

Like many Americans, I am concerned about what damage Mr. Trump’s presidency may do to the common good of our country.  More...

Free traditional Thanksgiving dinner a success again

Another year has passed and we would like to thank all the people, businesses and the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite Masons who donated and worked to make the free traditional Thanksgiving dinner a success again at Mt. More...

Thanks to all of you for the Thanksgiving surprises

Thank you to the Poulin family for the turkey, cookies, cinnamon rolls and apple pie — my favorite!  Also to the Scottish Rite Masons for the Thanksgiving dinner topped off with pumpkin pie that was delivered. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jefferson D. Ackor

2936-2016 — He was always a committed advocate for his community

THOMASTON — Jefferson D. Ackor, Sr., 80, of Thomaston, died peacefully at his home Monday Nov. 14, 2016, where he had been lovingly cared for by his wife of 53 years, Susan J. Oakes Ackor. More...

Olivette S. Morin

1925-2016 — She was a homemaker & enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting & her flower gardens

MADISON — Olivette S. Morin, 91, of Stratton, died peacefully at Maplecrest Rehab and Living Center where she had been a resident for seven years. More...

Hazel M. Pillsbury

1918-2016 — She enjoyed knitting and cooking

STRONG — Hazel May Pillsbury, 98, passed away Nov. 21, 2016 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. More...

News from our Schools

Mt, Abram releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  High Honors requires 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects. More...

October’s MTA Students of the Month

Mt. Abram High School Principal Shelley Tranten presented awards for the October Students of the Month on Oct. 31. More...

Area seniors lunch at Stratton School

Local senior citizens enjoy lunch at Stratton School recently. Seniors from the area are welcome to have lunch at the school every Wednesday, a tradition that goes back many years. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is today  Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.  —Michael Bay   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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