September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Community giving at The Red Barn

Benefit raises $3,200 for Dudley

AUGUSTA — When the forces of a community come together the results can be astounding and proof of that is shown time and time again at The Red Barn, a small Augusta restaurant that claims to have the best chicken and seafood in the state.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Western Maine Music Week’s third edition - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

Sept. 9 through 11 six performances will be held throughout Franklin and Oxford counties. Venues include: The United Methodist Church in Bethel and The Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Wednesday, Sept. More...

Photography exhibit in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts, together with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Maine and the Maine Community Foundation presents the first Western Mountain Photography Show: a multifaceted weekend celebrating photography and photog More...

Lakeside Dance Academy to begin fall session

RANGELEY — Lakeside Dance Academy announces that its Fall Session of 2015 will begin the week of Sept. 21. More...

Community & Local News

Murder, mystery and mayhem benefit library

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library and the Community Playhouse Misfits will present a mystery dinner theater Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Herbert Grand Hotel.  More...

Open House on Sunday

Maine Mountain Children’s House

KINGFIELD — The public is invited to visit Maine Mountain Children’s House’s new location on 36 Salem Road. The open house will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Rangeley alumni to meet

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Alumni Association will hold its Annual Meeting Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. at the home of Alice Smith, 2632 Main Street.  There will be an election of officers and a short business meeting. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Inaugural Rangeley Regatta to be held in Oquossoc

OQUOSSOC — Saturday, Sept. 12, the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will host the inaugural Rangeley Regatta. More...

Lady Roadrunners host Madison

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunner season got underway on Sept. 4. Fans lined Potter Field as the Lady Roadrunners hosted the Madison Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs kicked the first goal minutes into the first half but Mt. More...

Locals inducted into Maine Ski Hall of Fame

KINGFIELD — Sugarloaf’s long-time General Manager, John Diller, former CVA Headmaster John Ritzo of Falmouth and Farmington native, Megan Roberts are three of eight Maine skiers to be inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame’s Class More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Patriot Day or Sept. 11 is Friday  I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.  —Kurt Vonnegut   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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MSAD #58 teacher contract ratified

“When we work together, we can make it better for all.”

STRONG — After more than three years without being able to come to an agreement, MSAD #58 School Board of Directors and the Mt. Abram Teachers Association have reached mutually acceptable contract terms.  More...

Kingfield receives $247,000 grant

KINGFIELD — The town was recently announced as a Northern Border Regional Commission grant recipient. The $247,000 will be used for Phase 3 of upgrades to the town’s wastewater system.  More...

Saddleback announces purchase scenarios

RANGELEY — Forty-four days after Saddleback co-owner and spokesperson Mark Berry announced $3 million in funding was needed to replace the Rangeley Double Chair or the mountain would not open for the season, Saddleback officials released a list More...

Op-Ed

Ready or not…

The signs are all around us and, like it or not, fall is on the way. The leaves are beginning to change, school is back in session and soccer season is underway. More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If there was a front page headline in the newspaper about you, what would it say?

Brandy Pease of Kingfield: "Pease: One amazingly outrageous girl" More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jessie F. Dill

1937-2015 — She loved family get-togethers

AUBURN — Jessie Flora (Harris) Dill, 77, passed away Aug. 30, 2015 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. More...

Methel L. Goodwin

1937-2015 — She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren

JAY — Methel Louise (Atwood) Goodwin, 78, died Sept. 2, 2015 at her home in Jay.  More...

Neil Brooks Taylor

September 14, 2015 Rangeley welcomes home A fallen hero… Neil Brooks Taylor, Naval LTJG

September 14, 1965, Neil was flying his 68th and final mission while serving our country as a Naval pilot. More...

News from our Schools

Fancy footwork in the district

As the 2015-2016 school year begins, MSAD #58 school nurses have again been the recipients of a generous donation from New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. More...

Richard L. Hawkes receives academic honors

BOSTON, Mass. — Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. More...

New KVCC timber frame carpentry program

FAIRFIELD — Fall 2015 semester marks the launch of a new Sustainable Building and Design (Timber Frame Carpentry) program at Kennebec Valley Community College. 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...