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Local Memorial Day Ceremonies planned - Free Access

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who have fallen in defense of our country. Originally called Decoration Day, it was created to remember the fallen Union soldiers in the Civil War. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine Mountain Chamber Music Concert

FARMINGTON — Friday, June 2, the Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring John Boden, recently retired Principal Horn of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the current PSO Concertmaster, v More...

SugarWood Gallery art exhibit continues

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery’s April exhibit will continue through May after rave reviews by visitors.  More...

Affordable music & drama day-camps offered in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering three different week-long day-camps for youth this summer at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley.  Drama Camp   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katherine Louise Huston Kankainen

Graveside Service & Sharing Memories

She will be remembered as wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and teacher. She will also be remembered as a loyal member of the Kingfield Baptist Church. She passed away Nov. 11, 2016.  More...

Donna M. Edwards

1949-2017 — She was a lifelong resident of Magalloway Plantation

MAGALLOWAY PLANTATION — Donna M. Edwards, 67, of Magalloway Plantation, passed away Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones.  More...

Charles A. Oliver Sr.

1924-2017 — He enjoyed family, fishing, camping and was a real outdoorsman

FARMINGTON — Charles Albert Oliver Sr., 92, of Farmington, passed away the evening of May 17, 2017 at the Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan, after a short illness.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

RLHT’s Camp EcoVenture celebrates 20 years

RANGELEY — This summer, join the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust as it celebrates 20 years of Camp EcoVenture. “Another action packed summer is in the works and we hope to share it with you!” a spokesperson for RLHT said.  More...

MTA makes tracks back to Lisbon

Following a meet at Lisbon last week, a little over 20 MTA track members will travel back to Lisbon Thursday, May 25 to compete in several MVC Meet events. More...

Prevent conflicts with black bears this spring

Nuisance bear calls have begun across the state, so homeowners are reminded to remove potential bear attractants from their properties

AUGUSTA — After a long winter of living off their fat reserves, black bears emerge from their dens hungry and looking for food. Much of a bear’s diet is fruits/nuts of vegetative plants, and many natural foods are not yet available.  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 games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Maine runners Gorneault and Frost earn back-to-back titles in the 35th annual Sugarloaf Marathon

Anders Samuelson and Tamma Carelton claim wins in 15K

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With cool temperatures and clear skies providing favorable conditions for runners, 38-year-old PJ Gorneault of Caribou, won his second straight title in the 35th annual Sugarloaf Marathon Sunday in two hours, 32 minutes, a More...

Introducing Mt. Abram’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Brooke-Lynn Hinkley (left) is Valedictorian and Brianna Hinkley (right) is Salutatorian for the Mt. Abram High School 2017 graduating class. More...

Old friends come full circle

PHILLIPS — Imagine having a chat with someone and discover that he lives only seven or eight miles away and was one of the men who entered the service with your husband 61 years ago.  More...

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Veterans' Affairs & Benefits

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of divorced military retiree   More...

Letters

Kingfield Rt. 27 Clean-up a huge success!

Saturday, May 20, 40 people met at Tranten’s Market to volunteer their time cleaning winter debris from our roadways in and around town. So many new and old faces, too many to mention by name, THANK YOU!  More...

‘Rainbow dreams…’

When I was seven, the Masons and the Eastern Star of Phillips (with a lot of help) started the Phillips Assembly #8 Order of the Rainbow for Girls. The group was composed of 20 (more or less) girls. More...

Community & Local News

Free Active Parenting workshop offered

FARMINGTON — The Children’s Task Force works to provide all families with continuous learning opportunities. All of its Parent Enrichment Programs are free of charge, including free snacks and onsite childcare. More...

Phillips Flea and Craft Market starts June 3

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center launches its fourth year of First-Saturday-of-the-Month Flea and Craft Markets June 3.  More...

Yard sale for vets slated

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club will hold a yard sale Saturday, May 27 for the benefit of Canine Companions for Independence, Wounded Veterans Initiative.  The sale will be held at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on More...

News from our Schools

Trades Fair brings professionals to MTA

SALEM — MTA hosted its second annual Trades Fair May 3. This year’s event was a great success with almost 30 vendors set up in the gymnasium and some outside. More...

Masonry school open house on tap

AVON — The Maine School of Masonry invites the public to attend an open house Friday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The open house will include tours, information on the masonry program and the restoration and preservation program. More...

Maine School of Masonry tackles Fort Knox Long Alley

PROSPECT — Stephen “Mitch” Mitchell, CEO of Maine School of Masonry, brought students to work at Fort Knox Tuesday, May 23.  The students gained practical masonry experience by repointing Fort Knox stonework in the fortificatio More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

The only thing chiseled in stone is your epitaph.  —Anonymous  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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