October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rangeley school construction vote Oct. 13

RANGELEY — Oct. 13 voters in each of the five RSU #78 towns will vote to decided on a proposed school building project. More...

Almanac predicts déjà vu winter

WESTERN MAINE — Western Mainers should not be surprised if they get a sense of déjà vu when it comes to weather this winter. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a repeat of last year’s cold and snowy winter. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Greg Boardman, Neil Pearlman to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine master fiddler Greg Boardman and acclaimed keyboard stylist Neil Pearlman at Old South Congregational Church Thursday, Oct. 8. Curtain is 7 p.m. with a jam session starting at 6:15. More...

Homecoming Artwalk Friday in Kingfield

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The entire village will come together for an extra celebratory Artwalk for Homecoming weekend. Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk celebrates with a display of local artwork throughout the picturesque, autumn-clad village. More...

Clefnotes to perform vocal magic in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Clefnotes, UMF’s premier acapella vocal group, will perform a concert at the RFA Lakeside Theater at 2493 Main Street, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The concert is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara J. Jones

1928-2015 — She was very active in the Democratic Party and politics

FARMINGTON — Barbara J. Jones, 87, of Rangeley passed away at Sandy River Center HealthCare facility in Farmington Sunday, Sept. 27.  More...

Joseph R. Morin

1942-2015 — He loved the outdoors

HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Joseph R. Morin age 73 of Harriman died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015.  Born in Jackman, Maine Aug. More...

Louis V. “Pee Wee” Ouellette

1936-2015 — His favorite pastime was gardening

BRUNSWICK — Louis V. “Pee Wee” Ouellette, age 79, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snow on the mountain

Sugarloaf fires up the snowguns for the first equipment test of the season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With temperatures dipping down into the low 20s overnight and a heavy frost covering surfaces at higher elevations, Sugarloaf took the opportunity to conduct an early season test of its snowmaking system Saturday, Oct. More...

Lady Roadrunners fall to Wiscasset, St. Dom’s

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners were on the road last week for games against Wiscasset (1-9-0) and number one ranked St. Dom’s (8-1-1).  More...

A win, tie and loss for Roadrunners

SALEM — Mt. Abram Roadrunners faced a grueling schedule with three games in four days last week. The team outdid the Dirigo Cougars (1-8-0) for their third win of the season. 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...

Sixty-fifth season preparations underway at Sugarloaf

New terminal on King Pine lift, part of $1.3 million in chairlift upgrades

CARRABASSETT VALLEY —  With preparations underway for the 65th season, skiers and riders will be greeted by some pretty big changes when they return to Sugarloaf’s slopes this winter, including a new, state-ofthe art terminal at the More...

Voters to decide on TIF changes

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing Oct. 19 regarding changing the TIF agreement and enhancing the TIF district. More...

Six-plus inches of rain recorded last week

WESTERN MAINE — When more than six inches of rain falls in a short period of time, flooded roads and swollen river banks are a given, and road crews were at the ready when a quick moving rain storm hit Maine Sept. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Military Families need to give DEERS Social Security numbers or pay IRS fine   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the first significant snowfall will occur and what is your prediction for the winter?

  Terri Huss of Freeman: “I would prefer never but we will probably have snow by Thanksgiving. I hope it isn’t a bad winter.”   Niilo Sillanpaa, III of New Vineyard: “There was snow on Mt. More...

Letters

Thanks for the food boost

Thank You to the Strong Area Health Center for the recent donation to the food pantry. It came at a time when the pantry needed a little boost.  Thank You again to all those who donated, we greatly appreciate the support.   More...

Kingfield Water District seeks bids

The Kingfield Water District is seeking bids for the removal of snow from all 75 hydrants. Bids will be accepted until Nov. 25 for the 2015-2016 season.  More...

Community & Local News

Supplies for Kingfield students

Mia Luce and Callie Towle, both 10 and of Kingfield, accept a donation on behalf of the Kingfield Parent Volunteer Group from Skowhegan Savings Bank. More...

Texas Hold-em Tournament slated

PHILLIPS — A Texas Hold-em Tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 16 at the American Legion Hall at 15 Depot Street (the old train depot), beginning at 6 p.m. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ October 14

RANGELEY — “Bingo Friends” will be held this month Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Town House, 14 School Street.  “Welcome back. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

My Vacation

I’m staying in a little place in a big woods, far away and immensely different from my home. More...