September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

London settles into new position as principal

EUSTIS — Barry London’s work background is varied but the school of life, as he called it, has taught him well. He worked at a marina selling boats, has done roofing and carpentry, managed a ski dorm, is an EMT, and taught skiing. More...

Sugarloaf’s longest running golf tournament in 34th year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 34th Ayotte Golf Classic will take place Sept. 18 at the Sugarloaf Golf Course with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. More...

Arts & Entertainment

KittyWalk!

~Kitty Cole Jones remembered~

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk is pleased to present a special Artwalk of remembrance: KittyWalk. Join in Sept. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Earl Yorke to Release Rangeley-based novel

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

RANGELEY — The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will host author Earl Yorke for a book signing Saturday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Exhibits of ‘stellar’ proportion kick off semester at UMF

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus opens the semester with two exhibits of stellar proportions. More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley Blueberry Festival was hopping

RANGELEY — It doesn’t take a leap of faith to know that Rangeley’s Blueberry Festival Aug. 20 was once again host to the annual Frog and Toad Jumping Contest. As always, everyone had a hopping good time.  More...

Full circle at the Spillover Motel

COPLIN PLANTATION — “Right now it feels like everything in my life has come full circle,” Lee’Ann Delcourt, owner of the Spillover Motel says.  More...

Valley library announces fall hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Librarian for the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, recently announced the fall hours effective immediately.  The hours are: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday  I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.  —Thomas Jefferson   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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CRUISING WITH THE LADY

The Oquossoc Lady cruises Rangeley Lake at sunset recently. Kevin and Doreen Sinnett own the Lady, part of their Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and Kayaking. More...

Resident feels discriminated against after CV pool incident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mary Robbins of Carrabassett Valley filed a complaint with the Town of Carrabassett Valley after an incident at the Samantha Wright Memorial Pool left her feeling as though she had been discriminated against.  More...

Speed leads to deadly crash

NEW VINEYARD — A man from Massachusetts died late Sunday night as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash.  According to Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols, Deputies Andrew Morgan and Kevin Hartley were monitoring traffic while si More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

DHHS to fund waitlists, Meals on Wheels with welfare reform savings More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What advice would you give to students this year?

Maggie Nerney of Strong: "Balance your time between home and school." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

‘Mac’ Sears J. Maceda

1956-2015 — He was a strong, quiet man who cared for all around him

PHILLIPS — Sears Joseph Maceda, 84, our father and friend “Mac,” passed away the 21st day of August, 2015 at home in Phillips, surrounded by loved ones.  He was born April 2, 1931 in Seekonk, Mass., the son of Joseph and Alice More...

Alfred Henry Fountaine

1944-2015 — His grin was broad, his sentiments sincere, his stories plentiful

RANGELEY — Alfred Henry Fountaine, 71, of Rangeley, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. He passed unexpectedly in his home of a heart attack. He and his wife Doris L. Fountaine were to celebrate 25 years of marriage Sept. 14.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

WMU U12s victors over Midcoast

BOOTHBAY — The Western Maine United U12 boys’ team traveled to Boothbay last weekend to take on Midcoast United and started out the season with a 5-0 victory. More...

WMU U14s conquer Oxford Hills

OXFORD HILLS — Western Maine United U14s won their opening game of season 5-0 over Oxford Hills last weekend.  Tyson Hill scored four goals and Evan Allen added another to lead the U14s to their opening game win in the SoccerMaine fall tra More...

Best Overall

  It doesn’t take a leap of faith to know that Rangeley’s Blueberry Festival Aug. 20 was once again host to the annual Frog and Toad Jumping Contest. As always, everyone had a hopping good time. 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...