December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Land acquired for Rangeley Lake State Park

AUGUSTA -– The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Maine Department of Conservation, has acquired more than one-halfmile of shoreline on Rangeley Lake as part of a recent acquisition of land for Rangeley Lake State Park, located in the More...

Arts & Entertainment

Christmas at Norlands

A re-enactor at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road in Livermore, rolls out gingerbread dough. More...

Art opening reception set

Reinholt Gallery

KINGFIELD — Saturday, Dec. 12 Kingfield welcomes a new art showing at the Reinholt Gallery. More...

Salem church to hold annual Christmas fair

SALEM TWP — The Salem Community United Methodist Church will be hosting its 3rd annual “Old Fashioned Christmas Fair” on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church on Route 142.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clayton John Varney

1922-2009 -- He loved being outdoors and found pleasure in fishing, hunting, biking and hiking

AUBURN —- Clayton John Varney, 87, of Phillips died peacefully at the Hospice House on Nov. 26, 2009. His health had deteriorated after a stroke suffered four months prior to his death. He was born Feb. More...

Myrtle I. Beedy

1932-2009 — She loved spending time with her family and friends

FARMINGTON — Myrtle I. Beedy, 77, of Phillips passed away at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, surrounded by her daughters.   More...

Dianne Lena (Carter) Pease

1944-2009 — She and her husband enjoyed dancing at Happy Horseshoe

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — On Nov. 27, 2009, Dianne L. (Carter) Pease passed away in the family home in North New Portland.   Dianne was born, on May 17, 1944, in Skowhegan, daughter of the late John and Rosabelle (Merry) Carter. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Blessing of the Skis and Boards planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is urged to bring their skis and boards to the Jean Luce Timing Building at the base of Comp Hill at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. More...

Local gem finds new glory after 35 years

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– There are benefits to wherever you live and raise your children. However, schools may not capitalize on the resources available like they do here at MSAD #58. More...

A peek at Roadrunner hoops

SALEM –- The 2 0 0 9 / 2 0 1 0 Roadrunners girls’ and boys’ basketball teams are in the process of concluding their preseason scrimmages and practices and soon to start their regular season.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY TUESDAY   WORKSHOP: CAREERCENTER & JOB SEARCH ORIENTATION — 9 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-982-4311. More...

The Christmas season is upon us and the ways to celebrate and enjoy are endless. Just check out some of what’s being offered locally!

Wednesday, Dec 2 Tree Lighting And Caroling — 3 pm, Franklin Memorial Hospital Lobby, Farmington. Open to public. Caroling with Sammie Angel. Cookies and hot chocolate to follow. FMI call 778-4726.   Thursday, Dec 3   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. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Cold temps and a foot of snow open Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– After a foot of the white stuff blanketed the slopes of the high Maine ridges and peaks, Sugarloaf opened it’s rugged terrain for the 2009-10 winter season on Sunday, Nov. 28. More...

TransCanada seeks to expand wind farm

Two public hearings are set: Dec. 16 in Augusta and March 17 in Carrabassett Valley

AUGUSTA — TransCanada is asking the Land Use Regulation Commission to expand the expedited wind energy permitting area by adding an approximately 631-acre parcel located in Chain of Ponds Township. More...

‘Sonic boom’ source identified

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Inquiries were made about an explosive sound on Nov. 19 which rocked much of county from Farmington to Kingfield. Curious residents called local dispatchers between 5:30 and 6 p.m. to try to figure out what had exploded. More...

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Legislative Report

In the last couple of months I have had the opportunity and privilege to meet with many of the agencies that provide services and assistance to the people of Franklin County.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could be a particular singer or musician, who would you be?   More...

Community & Local News

After 33 years, Sharon Newell retires

KINGFIELD — At the end of this month Sharon Newell will retire after spending 33 years in the medical field working for several health agencies.   On Dec. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. everyone is welcomed to come to the Mt. More...

Plaque highlights flag donations

STRATTON — In June of 2008 the Flags over Flagstaff project was started with 24 flags donated by the Coles Museum of Bangor that were matched by local people who donated toward the project.   More...

Board to meet December 7

Kingfield Water District

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District Board of Trustees recently released its agenda for the Monday, Dec. 7 meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

News from our Schools

Girls State delegates share experiences

PHILLIPS — Hillary Eustis, daughter of James and Lynne Eustis of Phillips, and Magnolia Dixon, daughter of Scott and Cindy Dixon of Avon, recently attended a dinner meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary in Phillips. More...

The stuff chefs are made of

In Mrs. Bean’s cooking class, students are learning to prepare all of the courses associated with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Mt. More...

RLRS releases honor roll

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.   Third Grade — High Honors: Brooke Egan; Honors: Elijah Bliss, Amber Morrill, Nathan vanBuren. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Keep cool; anger is not an argument. — Daniel Webster If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Chicken Again?!   More...