December 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mills comes to the hills and valley

Campaign 2010

KINGFIELD –- Republican senator Peter Mills is on the campaign trail for governor and spent a day in Franklin County on Saturday, Dec. 5.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Christmas Musical Drama on tap

FARMINGTON — A special Christmas Musical Drama will be presented on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. by the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street.   More...

Children to sing carols at Tranten’s

KINGFIELD –- The Kingfield Elementary School kindergarten through fourth graders will be singing Christmas Carols outside Tranten’s Family Market on Friday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. More...

Candlelight service at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID -– Reeds Mill Church will be holding a candlelight Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 3 in the afternoon. More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting our Christmas craft fair

To the editor:   More...

For wind power in Highland Plantation

To the editor:   Wind power is the cleanest, most practical source of power. There were wind powered clipper ships for transportation and windmills used to pump water so the population of Holland could survive.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA rambles by Winthrop

Winthrop, 39 Mt. Abram, 29

SALEM -– Lack of scoring continued the woes for the Lady Roadrunners of Mt. Abram last Friday night.   The game would have been closer except for the second quarter where the Lady Ramblers out-shot MTA 17-7.   More...

MTA battles from behind, falls short of win

Winthrop, 56 Mt. Abram, 48

Mt. Abram, 48   SALEM -– The Roadrunners of Mt. Abram hosted the Rambler of Winthrop on Thursday, Dec. 10.   Down by the score of 15-5 Kenny Moir bounced one off the glass to reduce that lead to eight points. More...

Raising funds to find a cure

Sugarloaf Charity Summit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It’s time to get started thinking about what you can do in this year’s 10th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit. The summit starts off early with a new event beginning a month earlier on Dec. 30.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Christmas Services

The Church of the Good   Shepherd   (Episcopal) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381, Rev. Amelia Hagen, Rector. Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: Holy Eucharist 6 & 9 pm.   First Baptist Church   High Street, Kingfield. More...

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   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...

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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Wright Brothers’ Day is tomorrow I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. —Antoine de Saint-Exupery If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Give a Kitchen Gift that’s Useful   More...

Storm jump starts winter recreation

FRANKLIN COUNTY –- Winter snow enthusiasts have smiles on their faces thanks to a jump start to winter recreation when a foot of snow dropped on the area Dec. 9. More...

Scamming the scammers

KINGFIELD –- It appears that more often than ever we’re hearing about scams where criminals are trying to persuade someone to reveal their financial information or send money. More...

Parking lot moving forward for recreation

KINGFIELD -– Selectmen met last Monday, Dec. 7 and the first order of business were discussions concerning a bridge design intended to cross the Carrabassett River at town-owned land formally known as Gilmore Hill.   More...

Op-Ed

Letter on low-flights proposal

Legislative Report

In the last couple of weeks you have read editorials that have been general in nature about the Massachusetts Air National Guard petition to change the flying situations allowed over western Maine airspace (Condor). More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could be any character in a book you've read, who would it be? Why?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marjorie (Marge) Gerrish Knapp

She had a knack for remaining positive, even in the face of challenges

Marjorie (Marge) Gerrish Knapp, 87, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 5, 2009, in the arms of and surrounded by her family.   Marjorie was the daughter of Laura Burton Gerrish and Neal Wheeler Gerrish. More...

Community & Local News

Ballroom Dancing offered

FARMINGTON — Spry Fitness Studio, 174 Broadway Street, Suite 1, is holding a six-week Ballroom Dancing course on Tuesday nights at 6:15 p.m.   Also, a Senior “Tea” dance is offered Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Pre-K program accepting registrations

FARMINGTON — At Smart Fun Learning Adventures, centers are a key component of the educational experience. More...

School board to meet Thursday

MSAD #58 School Board Agenda

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board recently released the agenda for its Thursday, Dec. 17 meeting at Mt. Abram High School. More...

News from our Schools

Honor Roll Students earn Saddleback pass

NORTH ANSON — On Friday, Dec. More...

Local schools release honor rolls

Kingfield school   KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2009/2010 school year. More...

Holiday handiwork

Nolka Predham of Freeman Twp., daughter of Philip Predham and Jen Fish, stands beside the beautiful holiday scene she painted on a window in the Original Irregular office on Main Street in Kingfield. More...