September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Stolen laptop recovered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A report of a theft of a computer and a pair of sunglasses was quickly solved over the weekend.  According to Deputy Chief of Police   Randy Walker, at about 1 a.m. Sept. More...

Saddleback continues to seek alternatives for 2015–2016 season

RANGELEY — With the beginning of ski season just months away, Saddleback released a statement on Facebook over the weekend. The ski mountain has been facing the financial impact involved with replacing the Rangeley Double Quad. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Fretless comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present The Fretless at One Longfellow Square in Portland Monday, Sept. 28; at The Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Wednesday, Sept. More...

Opening reception for Nelda Warkentin paintings

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery reminds the public of the opening reception for the “Nelda Warkentin: Paintings” exhibit from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 24 to Oct. 11.  More...

Carrabassett Valley library to host local authors for book discussion

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host local authors Alan Burnell and Kenny Wing Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

RESCHEDULED: Celebration of Life for Christine Adams Schipper - Free Access

The Celebration of Life for Christine Adams Schipper has been rescheduled. Due to an illness in the family, the Celebration of Life for Christine Adams Schipper originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. More...

Philip Herbert Bernier

1936-2015 — He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons

AUBURN — Philip Herbert Bernier, 78, of Oquossoc, Maine died, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his loving family by his side.  More...

Jacqueline J. Haley

1929-2015 — She loved animals and spending time with her family

PHILLIPS — Jacqueline Jeannette Haley, 86, passed away Sept. 17, 2015 at her son’s home in Phillips, with her family by her side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley takes home first Rangeley Regatta Cup

OQUOSSOC — The Inaugural Rangeley Regatta Cup was held Saturday, Sept. 12. More...

Something for everyone at Rangeley Skeet and Trap Club

RANGELEY — “With summer tourists leaving, hunting season around the corner and the weather getting cold, things are winding down at the club for this year,” says Ray Craemer, volunteer skeet shooting teacher and member of the Rangel More...

Lady Roadrunners tie Seahawks, 2-2

BOOTHBAY — Ranked 11th in the Mountain Valley Conference, Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners (0–3–1) proved to be an even match for the seventh place Boothbay Lady Seahawks (2–1-1).  More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

One thing you have to have when you are a patient in a nursing home is patience. When there are some 30 aids on each of three shifts with 12 to 14 patients to take care of, their hands are full. Now these aids have their own troubles as well. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Public Hearing set for grant close out

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen met Sept. 14 for a regular meeting. More...

Roadrunner Homecoming Saturday - Free Access

SALEM — Blue and gold spirit is at its peak this week as Roadrunner fans gear up for Homecoming. As part of Spirit Week, students at Mt. Abram High School are dressing up in themed outfits, such as favorite sports team or twin and triplets. More...

Kona MTB Adventure Ride and CRNEMBA End of Season Party

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association is providing an opportunity for anyone, with or without a bike, to experience the world-class mountain bike trail system in the Valley and surrou More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Reconstructing Lost Military Records   More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to be President of the United States?

Edwin "Teddy" Target of Stratton: "Absolutely not! Because he's got a big mouth!" More...

Letters

Thank you from the Brandon Dudley family

We wanted to take this time to thank each and every one that has helped and given Donations to Brandon Dudley’s fund to help with medical expenses and the gas cards to help us with traveling.  More...

Dear community members,

On behalf of Maine Mountain Children’s House, I would like to say thank you for the outpouring of support we have received to get our school ready this summer. More...

Community & Local News

Dolbier Reunion held

RANGELEY — The 36th annual Dolbier Reunion was held recently at Christian and Sheila Raymond’s home. For lunch there was potluck dessert and casseroles with the Raymond brothers cooking hot dogs and hamburgers.  More...

Health Network staff presented with EPIC Awards

FARMINGTON — July’s recipients of the EPIC awards established by the Franklin Community Health Network Spirit Committee and announced quarterly include: Greg Thompson, surgical practices manager; Suzanne O’Brien, laboratory director More...

Historical society to meet

LEXINGTON — The Lexington/Highland Historical Society will meet Sunday afternoon, Sept. 27 at the History House at 4 p.m.  The topic will be “Veteran Recognition.”   More...

News from our Schools

Harvest Festival fun for all

The sun shone brightly for the Community Harvest Festival hosted by the Maine Mountain Children’s House Saturday at the Mountain Village Farm B&B in Kingfield.  More...

Briggs Williams of Kingfield enrolled at St. Lawrence University

CANTON, N.Y. — St. Lawrence University welcomes Briggs Williams of Kingfield as a member of the Class of 2019. More...

Local students awarded Cardillo Scholarships

ELLSWORTH — Advisors to the Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund, administered by the Maine Community Foundation, recently announced scholarship grants, among the recipients are Rylee McCormack and Samuel Morse of Carrabassett Valley.  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...