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MSAD #58 School Board of Directors Candidates

School board candidate Bill Swain

KINGFIELD — Bill Swain of Kingfield is one of two candidates for the upcoming election for a three-year term as a MSAD #58 School Board Director. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Don Roy Trio in concert - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

STRATTON & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Don and Cindy Roy at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Tuesday, May 19 and the Don Roy Trio at North Church Concert Series for the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, May 21. More...

Native Oak

Brick Church Concert Series

NEW SHARON — Native Oak will be in concert at the New Sharon Congregational Church UCC as part of the Brick Church Concert Series May 16 at 7 p.m. More...

‘Harry Potter’s World’ at Mantor Library

Seven-part exhibit explores Renaissance science, magic and medicine

FARMINGTON — The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce the exhibition “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medic More...

Letters

Thank you for your kindness and consideration

To Christy and Moe, the two people who stopped to help when our dear Embie was hit on Route 16 recently; our sincere thanks for your kindness and consideration.  Thank you, Liz and Greg Stevens New Portland   More...

Thanks for helping make it a ‘perfect day’

Meldon and I would like to thank all of you wonderful friends and family for coming to celebrate our 50th anniversary with us. More...

My never-ending thanks to all

Gosh, where to begin? Certainly with my wonderful family who moved right in the last few days of Chuck’s life and helped with his care.  More...

Community & Local News

SeniorsPlus seeking Medicare advocates to serve in Franklin County

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus is looking for volunteers in Franklin County to serve in their communities as a Medicare Counselor. If you like numbers, research, and want to make a difference in people’s lives, this opportunity is for you.  More...

The Written Word

Webster Library’s Inaugural Poetry contest was a great success!  More...

Advance sign-ups for Rt. 27 clean-ups available

It’s time for the annual Route 27 cleanup from Carrabassett Valley north through Coplin Plantation, Stratton and Eustis. Both cleanups are looking for volunteers and can assign miles to those can’t make the May 16 date. More...

News from our Schools

Early college exploration

KINGFIELD — “The goal is not to send more kids to college; it is to develop more kids who want to go to college,” stated Bob Stuart, a private college coach and the Director of Maine College Circle. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

Mt. Abram High School Graduation Notes

May 27 — Grades 9-12 Honors’ Banquet (6 p.m.)   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. 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. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

Calvary Bible Church 37 Park St., Stratton 246-4652, Pastor Bruce Townsend. 9:45 am Sunday School; Morning Worship Service 11 am; Afternoon service 1:30 pm; Wed. Bible Study and prayer meeting 7 pm. More...

Kingfield: Residential speeding a concern

KINGFIELD — After meeting with the MSAD #58 Superintendent Erica Brouillet, the Board of Selectmen covered the few remaining items on the May 4 meeting agenda quickly.  More...

Brouillet discusses budget, preschool

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 Superintendent Erica Brouillet and Business Manager Luci Milewski attended the May 4 Board of Selectmen meeting to answer questions concerning the upcoming school budget and a proposed preschool.  More...

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors Candidates

School board candidate Paul Orbeton

KINGFIELD — Paul Orbeton of Kingfield was appointed to the MSAD #58 School Board April 15 after former Director Sarah Byrne vacated her seat months before her term expired. More...

Huff, Ruggiero pursue lineman training

Mt. Abram Senior Spotlight

SALEM — Seniors at Mt. Abram are busy wrapping up the last of their high school days and preparing for the beginning of life after graduation. For some, it is a two- or fouryear college program. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Legislation to hold lawmakers accountable passes Senate unanimously The bill submitted by Senator Linda Baker (RSagadahoc) to dock the pay of legislators who have an excessive number of absences has passed the Maine Senate unanimously. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is one sound that drives you absolutely crazy?

  Sonya Skibiski of Freeman: “My mom makes this clicking sound with her tongue that I can not stand.”   Winter-Storm Robinson, 2, of Freeman: “Motorcycles.”  [img_assist|ni More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary H. Bachelder

1935-2015 — She loved spending time with her family

KINGFIELD — Mary Elizabeth Hinkley Bachelder, 79, passed away with her loving family by her side, May 2, 2015 at her home in Kingfield following a long illness. More...

Annette T. Perry

Mass of Christian Burial

Annette T. Perry, 77, of Hancock Street, Rumford, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at the Hospice House in Auburn, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated noon Saturday May 16, 2015 at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius — St. More...

Charles ‘Chuck’ Bessey

1938-2015 — He and his family lived in Kingfield since 1967

KINGFIELD — Charles “Chuck” Arthur Bessey, 76, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at home in the loving arms of his family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Record field attending Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K

There are 1,527 runners registered from 32 different states and Canada

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following last year’s record setting event, the 33rd annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will see the largest field of runners in the races’ history take to the starting lines Sunday, May 17. More...

Spring bird walk at Mingo Springs

RANGELEY — Mingo Springs Golf Course is pleased to announce a spring bird walk, led by nature photographer, Nick Leadley of Rangeley. More...

Lady Roadrunners shut out Boothbay

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners took their first at home win with a shutout game against Boothbay May 8. The Mt. Abram girls crossed home plate 16 times and prevented the Boothbay girls from crossing once. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday  For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  —Ralph Waldo Emerson  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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