October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Scenic byway overlook reopened - Free Access

Pictured are MDOT’s Larry Johannesman and Rangeley Scenic Byways Coordinator, Rebecca Kurtz. More...

Jill-O-Lantern

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Arts & Entertainment

Maine fiddler Frank Ferrel to perform - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present legendary Maine fiddler Frank Ferrel with Janine Muise Randall at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Oct. More...

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Everybody likes a good scare and a bunch of treats. And to that purpose, there are all kinds of events being offered this season. Check out some below and have a great and safe Halloween. More...

Comedy of Horrors comes to Wilton

WILTON — An evening of mature-audience improv comedy will be held at Calzolaio Pasta Company, Friday, Oct. 28, featuring Teachers Lounge Mafia.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ian Michael Welton

1997-2011 — He brightened up the world with his genuine heartfelt smiles & love

FRISCO, Texas — Ian Michael Welton, age 13 of McKinney, Texas passed away as the result of a tragic accident Oct. 2, 2011 in Frisco, Texas.  More...

Community & Local News

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sometimes you’re the windshield; sometimes you’re the bug.  —Mark Knopfler.   More...

Legion, Auxiliary bid adieu to Dunhams

KINGFIELD — Seventeen members of the Norton- Wuori American Legion Post #61 met Monday evening, Oct. 3, enjoying a boiled dinner prepared by the Auxiliary members.  More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 flu shot clinics

MSAD #58 — According to school officials, influenza clinic dates have been set for all five schools in the district as follows:  Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Stratton Elementary School;  Wednesday, Oct. More...

RLRS Flu clinics

RANGELEY — Free flu vaccine will be offered to all students during the school day Thursday, Nov. More...

Presidential Mile Classic returns

KINGFIELD — Thursday, Oct. 20, students in grades 5 through 8 will kick of the fall Presidential Physical Fitness Testing by participating in the Presidential Mile Classic (the rain date is Oct. 21).  More...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes From The Ridge

Viva Italian!   More...

Away With Words

A wrinkle in my day

What else are you supposed to do but stare at your feet? You are waiting in the exam room, wearing only a sheet and socks —naturally, you stare at your feet. More...

AS THE LEAVES TURN

Congratulations go out to Rebecca Robichaud who was married last week to Ross Garlick. We’re sure that proud momma Sharon Dudley will send us a beautiful photo of the happy couple to print in an upcoming issue.  More...

Breaking News - 10/20/2011 1:59 PM

Mt. Abram Boys' and Girls' Soccer Playoffs Start Tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 21) - Free Access

THIS IS A SCHEDULING CHANGE!

The Mt. Abram Girls soccer team (#8) will be hosting Monmouth (#9) in a preliminary playoff game on Friday, October 21 at 3:30. The Mt. Abram Boys soccer team (#8) will be hosting (#9) North Yarmouth Academy at 5:30 on Friday. More...

Carrabassett Valley

Work on recreational bridge started

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Work on the recreational bridge has begun, Town Manager David Cota told the selectmen at a recent meeting.  At this Oct. More...

CVA kicks off campus campaign phase II

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy kicked-off phase two of its new campus campaign recently at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. More...

Elisabeth von Trapp enthralls Kingfield audience

KINGFIELD — “The Sound of Music” will always be a part of Elisabeth von Trapp’s performances but her powerful repertoire extends way beyond the story based on her grandparents, Maria and Baron von Trapp.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Reasons to reject wireless smart meters

Smart meters are smart for utilities. Smart meters allow our electrical utility, CMP, to let most of its meter-readers go and save fuel used by trucks driving around to take readings.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

From last week we know what you CAN'T live without; now, what is the one thing you CAN live without?

Chelsea Roderick, Avon: "Cleaning out the chicken pens." More...

Letters

Logging museum ends 2011 with annual apple festival

Saturday, Oct. 1 was a perfect day for beef stew lovers: a wet and cool autumn day. Some of you reading this will well know it was a good feed and we thank you for supporting our last activity for 2011 season.  More...

Glad to see new program at RLRS

I am glad to see Rangeley Lakes Regional School creating a new alternative education program for the students who struggle in school. This gives some students, who might have thought about dropping out, hope for graduating.  More...

Thank you Poland Spring

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to Franklin Community Health Network to help offset expenses when conducting fundraising events.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFC Soccer Championships feature thrilling games - Free Access

Double upsets under the lights

SALEM — The NFC Middle School soccer championship games took place at Mt. Abram Saturday night, featuring two undefeated teams whose competitors both had respectable regular season records of 6-2. Stratton Girls, 1 — Strong Girls, 0 More...

Lady Roadrunners prepare for playoffs

SALEM — Mt. Abram girls’ soccer team was busy its final week of regular season play.  Mt. Abram, 1 — Spruce Mt., 2   More...

Mt. Abram Varsity boys win two in OT

SALEM — The Mt. Abram boys’ varsity team entered the beginning of last week unsure if they had a spot in the playoffs, which begin Oct. 22. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

Fall activities abound around here!

WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS SKOWHEGAN FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 am-1 pm, outside Somerset Grist Mill, corner High & Court sts. (former Somerset County Jail) 20-plus vendors. Thru Oct. 30.  More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO -- Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO -- Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING -- 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...