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Maine Energy & the Future - Part VIII

Considering conservation and efficiencies

FRANKLIN COUNTY — “Maine is a relatively poor state with a big appetite for petroleum. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Boréal Tordu comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — New England Celtic Arts will host Maine's hot Acadian band Boréal Tordu, at Lakeside Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 8 starting at 7 p.m. This will be the 10th in the Lakeside/Skye Theatre collaboration this summer. More...

Ghost Train returns to Phillips

PHILLIPS — The annual Ghost Train will return Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. More...

Arts & crafts show slated at UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced that its annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Olsen Student Center. More...

Letters

Please continue to support the animal shelter

To the editor: At the last directors' meeting for the Franklin County Animal Shelter, we were notified that we would not receive any funding from the United Way for the upcoming year. More...

Another mismanaged State agency

To the editor: NO NEW TAXES! Political jargon. It means no new taxes at the state level. In fact, we will continue the role of our predecessors and stick the cost of our incompetence on the towns and plantations. More...

God bless all of you

To the editor: I am feeling so blessed and contented because of you. It feels like you have all joined together and put your arms around me with get-well prayers and blessings. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners on run, take big game win

Mt. Abram Varsity soccer teams keep on winning

Mt. Abram, 4 Wiscasset, 2 SALEM — In a conference showdown of two teams looking to be champions, the Redskins of Wiscasset (5-2-1) visited the Roadrunners of MTA (6-1-1) on Thursday, Oct. 2. More...

Domination with or without high wind

Mt. Abram, 4 - Wiscasset, 0

SALEM -- The Lady Roadrunners of MTA once again shut down an offence and beat Wiscasset 4-0 on Thursday, Oct 2. The undefeated 9-0 Mt. More...

MacDonald earns third degree black belt

STRATTON - - Recently, Renshi Ron Perkins, 4th Dan and the head of the Neko-Ashi Dojo Maine, presented a third-degree black belt to Sensei Marie-Luise (Ise) MacDonald, moving her up in rank to Sandan. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes from the Ridge

"Potluck in Paradise"

The CVOA folks have put together a fabulous new cookbook for all of us culinary "exclusives." The book will be available at this fun-loving organization's booth in the Base Lodge of Sugarloaf this weekend at Homecoming! More...

AS THE LEAVES TURN

All the best goes out to Michelle Halwix, daughter of Brian and Dawn Halwix, who left for Army boot camp the last day of September. Michelle graduated in June from Mt. More...

IRREDIOMS

A look at common idioms

Back to Square One Return to the beginning because of a failure to accomplish the desired result. There are many board and street games that have squares or boxes. More...

WSKI-17, Time-Warner form partnership

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A formal partnership between WSKITV 17 and Time-Warner Cable Television was finalized in Portland Monday morning Oct. 6. More...

Lamberts treasure 70 years together

STRONG — Elbert and Montress Lambert treasure their lifetime relationship with Frances Knowlan, the sweetly smiling young flower girl in their sepia-toned wedding album photograph. More...

Maine Energy & the Future - Tranten’s, a technological industry leader

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Op-Ed

Kingfield Elderly Food Program about caring

The Kingfield Elderly Food Program was started over a year ago with about 20 residents at the Kingfield Elderly Housing receiving meals once a month. More...

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Consolidation, a bad word right?

Legislative Report

Well at the end of the legislative session we had to deal with another consolidation that has an effect on Franklin County and potentially our pocketbooks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronald Marquis Neil

1916-2008 — He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking and lived for his little dog Sassie

FARMINGTON — Ronald Marquis Neil, 92, of Strong died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born April 18, 1916, in Weld, the son of Marquis Ransted and Nellie J. (Vining) Neil. More...

Samuel 'Sam' W. Jackson

1950-2008 — His passion was building churches to spread God's word

SKOWHEGAN -- Samuel "Sam" W. Jackson, 57, of Farmington, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan. He was born Dec. 3, 1950 in Louisiana, a son of Samuel T. More...

Community & Local News

Police charge former snowmobile club treasurer with theft

RANGELEY — The former treasurer of the state's second largest snowmobile club was arrested on charges of stealing up to $54,000 from the organization, police said. More...

Men charged in golf course vandalism

RANGELEY — Two Rangeley men have been charged in connection with $1,825 in damage done to the Mingo Springs Golf Course last month. A car was driven over five holes on the course, tearing up the greens, police said. More...

Dispatchers answer 249 calls

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following is a summary of the Franklin County Sheriff's Department's activities last week. More...

News from our Schools

Concentration... in Art

Students in Steve Mitman's art class in Stratton have been busy working on some fun projects. At left, Keegan Rolbiecki concentrates on inking the design he created with a computer. More...

Walk/Bike to School Day today

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School will hold its annual Walk or Bike to School Day Wednesday, Oct. 8. Students in grades K-8 are invited to walk to school via the trail that runs from the Kingfield Town Park to the elementary school. More...

Target donates to Stratton school

STRATTON — As a part of the September Take Charge of Education donation, Target is awarding Stratton Elementary School with a check. More...

Maine Energy & the Future

Maine Energy & the Future - Part VIII

Considering conservation and efficiencies

FRANKLIN COUNTY — “Maine is a relatively poor state with a big appetite for petroleum. More...

Maine Energy & the Future - Tranten’s, a technological industry leader

More...