November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local voters fail Medicaid Expansion

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. More...

Saddleback lift replacement tabled

RANGELEY — Just as Saddleback Mountain was getting a first coating of snow, Majella Group CEO Sebastian Monsour announced that replacement of Saddleback’s Rangeley Chair lift would not take place until next season. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Thanksgiving potluck on tap

NEW PORTLAND — A Thanksgiving potluck is being held at the Western Mountains Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 19 immediately following the 10 a.m. More...

Holly Fair back in the Barn

RANGELEY — The Barn of the Rangeley Congregational Church, on the corner of High Pleasant streets will be full to the brim with crafts for holiday gift giving as the church holds its 24th annual Holly Fair Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. More...

Benefit pie sale

PHILLIPS — Plans are underway for the fourth annual Pie Sale Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Phillips Area Community Center at 21 Depot Street.  All proceeds go directly to the PACC to be used for upkeep on the old building. More...

Letters

Your help is greatly appreciated

I would like to publicly thank everyone who helped put on the annual Chicken Supper sponsored by the Community of Christian Women of Phillips.  It is a great pleasure to see so many community people come together on this project. More...

Thank you for supporting Webster library

The trustees of Webster Free Library thank all those who bought raffle tickets for their handmade “Wake Up In Kingfield” basket filled with local goodies. More...

Hi there from Woodlands...

A rainy day here today (Oct. 24). I expect we need it. Better rain than snow! Amen!  The newest thing here is that I have a roommate. She’s a nice old lady. But she is hot-blooded and I am cold-blooded! More...

Community & Local News

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a low cost cat spay neuter clinic Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the Country Mutt located at 396 Main Street. More...

Franklin County Chamber celebrates ‘Our Members Shine’ at annual dinner

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner celebrated with theme “Our Members Shine” at its annual meeting dinner held Wednesday, Nov. More...

Course helps deal with substance abuse treatment, recovery

FARMINGTON -- Families in Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery comprises 17 sessions Thursdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

Hilariously hypnotic #4Jed

SALEM — What do you get when you put 10 teenagers on stage with talented hypnotist Jonathan Yeager? You get laughs, and lots of them!  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...

Rangeley airport assessment in FAA hands

RANGELEY — An Environmental Assessment Informational Meeting was held at Rangeley Lakes Regional School Tuesday, Nov. More...

EARLY BIRDS GET THE CORDUROY

Meika Caron, Maya Caron, Caiden Shea and CJ Gaunce arrived at 4:30 a.m. to guarantee early bird dibs on first chair Sunday at Sugarloaf. The ski area opened Sunday, Nov. More...

Property issues addressed

KINGFIELD — An anonymous citizen told selectmen they would give a $500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for damage done to the newly refurbished Little League field on West Kingfield Road. More...

Op-Ed

‘Crooked Bill’ comes to the PACC

It’s a new band called Crooked Bill, but with local musicians who have played in the area before: Mike Worthley, Mike O’Brien and Bill Colwell. More...

Auxiliary offering pies, yeast rolls and sweet breads

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary will be making pies, yeast rolls and sweet breads so you won’t have to for Thanksgiving.  The tables will be set up at Tranten’s Family Market on Main Street from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

PTC Christmas Craft Fair on tap

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The annual Stratton-Eustis PTC Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Stratton School, Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elwood W. Barker

1927-2017 — He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather & community member

FARMINGDALE — Elwood W. Barker, 90, passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 6, 2017. For anyone who knew him, it won’t surprise you to know that he dutifully wrote his own obituary, so no one else would have to. More...

Gregory L. Foster

1948-2017 — Beloved family man, avid skier, trusted & skilled attorney; Sugarloafer since 1956

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Gregory Laurence Foster, 69, of Carrabassett Valley and South Bristol, passed away suddenly Nov. 10, 2017 while on vacation in Orlando, Fla. with his wife, Cindy.  More...

Floriece P. Kennedy

She enjoyed spending time at the family camp at Porter Lake & gardening

FARMINGTON — Floriece Pratt Kennedy, 93, of Farmington, died on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at her home in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA Sports Awards Night a success

SALEM — There was a great turnout for the Fall Sports Awards Night held at Mt Abram High School Nov. 6. More...

November cold allowed Sugarloaf to open early Sunday, Nov. 12

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — October may have seen some record warm days, but November temperatures are already breaking records in the other direction and Sugarloaf officials announced mid-week last week that the recent cold would allow Maine’s More...

Pumpkin Scramble a fun sunny time

PHILLIPS — A recent Pumpkin Scramble at Justafield made for a fun day in the sun, said an organizer of the event.  Two separate teams were required to accomplish particular feats such as get a birdie, greenie, par, etc. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.  —Augusten Burroughs  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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