July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rescue on Appalachian Trail - Free Access

DEAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — A 64-year-old Hebron man is recovering from injuries sustained during a hike on Maine’s Appalachian Trail Wednesday, July 8, according to a news release issued by Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service. More...

Withdrawal petition public hearing held

Referendum vote is Thursday

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing July 6 in preparation for a July 16 referendum concerning exploring educational options for Kingfield students. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Yves Lambert Trio to perform - Free Access

RANGELEY & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present La Bottine Souriante founder Yves Lambert and trio at Lakeside Theatre in Rangeley with the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Wednesday, July 22 and at North Church in Farmington with More...

‘Chansonetta’ photo exhibition on tap

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum of Kingfield, Maine, is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition celebrating the works of Kingfield native, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons. More...

Friday Artwalk takes on summer

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk is pleased to present another evening of beautiful, local artwork to kick-off Kingfield Festival Days. Join in July 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. for this free event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruel ‘Rudy’ Leavitt

1936-2015 — He enjoyed family and friends most of all

MILLINOCKET — Ruel “Rudy” Leavitt, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 8, with his family by his side.  He was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Phillips, the son of Phyllis and Maurice Leavitt. More...

Edwin Richard Lowell

1939-2015 — He was a true Maine man & homebody who enjoyed spending time with his family

AUBURN — Edwin Richard Lowell, 76, a lifetime resident of Rangeley, died early Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his loving family by his side.  More...

June Edna Tomlins

1919-2015 — She loved her family, the pride and joy of her life

FARMINGTON — June Edna Tomlins, 95, a resident of Thompson Walton Court in Farmington, went to be with her Lord Saturday, July 4, 2015.  She was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Rangeley, the daughter of Linton and Vivian (Haley) Hoar. More...

News from our Schools

Summer food program offered in MSAD #58

MSAD #58 is participating in the USDA Summer Food Program. More...

Girls’ group reads about desegregation

Kingfield Elementary School Girls Talk/Teen Voices celebrated the ‘50s after reading “The Lions of Little Rock” by Kristin Levine. More...

Strong school releases All-year honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its all-year honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. 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

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Breaking News - 7/15/2015 2:38 PM

Letter from MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt - Free Access

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New model implemented for contract negotiations

SALEM — Several changes were noticeable at the first MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting of the fiscal year including four new directors, a new superintendent and a new chair and vice-chair. More...

Franklin County increases tax rate

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday, July 7 to set the tax rate for 2015-16 at $1.17 per $1,000 of property value, which is 9 cents more than last year.  It means property owners will pay $117 in county taxes for a hom More...

State mandated school withdrawal process explained

KINGFIELD — Voters in the Town of Kingfield will head to the polls July 16 to decide whether or not to appropriate and expend $20,000 to begin the process of filing a petition for withdrawal with the MSAD #58 Board of Directors and the Commissi More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Help “Blue Water” Vietnam Vets harmed by Agent Orange, but ignored by VA   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What did you want to grow up to be and what is the closest you came?

Dise Dunham of Kingfield: "I just wanted to be retired." More...

Letters

Thank you for all your support and love

The family of Richard Chandler would like to thank everyone in our community for all the support and love in our very difficult time. Thanking you all for the beautiful cards and emails that you sent to all of us. More...

Community & Local News

Western Maine Play Museum receives new donations

WILTON — The Western Maine Play Museum recently announced several recent generous gifts. The First Congregational Church of Wilton, as part of its mission outreach program, has donated $10,000 to the museum. More...

FMH expands services

Imaging service finds problems with heart’s structure and function

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital in partnership with Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is providing a new diagnostic service for patients called transesophageal echocardiography. More...

Valley pool dedication

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Recreation Committee, Pool Committee and Board of Selectmen of the Town of Carrabassett Valley are formally dedicating the new outdoor pool located at Riverside Park in memory of Samantha Wright Fri More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley lake cruise and kayak business recognized by Down East readers

RANGELEY — Rangeley Region Lake Cruises & Kayaking was named Readers’ Choice Best Boat Cruise in Down East magazine’s annual poll of reader favorites, featured in the July issue.  More...

Locals shine in US Youth Soccer Region 1 Finals

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Several local soccer players recently traveled to West Virginia and represented the state of Maine in US Youth Soccer’s Region 1 finals.  More...

Free moose tours available

RANGELEY — Another year of free Moose Tours has begun.  The tours run every Monday and Thursday in July and August, and leave from Moose Alley.  Reservations are required; call 864- 5671.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

—Walter Bagehot  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. Include author’s name, and your name and number, so we may contact you if we have any questions. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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