November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Selectmen revisit Mill Street easement

KINGFIELD — Selectmen revisited Mill Street easements during the Nov. 2 board meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Music and history on tap at North Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present John Mann’s lecture and visual presentation of the Ulster-Scots early settlement recent archaeological dig in Bowdoinham. More...

David Gessner— award-winning author about the wild world

UMF Visiting Writers Series

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present David Gessner, award-winning nonfiction author, as the next reader in its highly-respected Visiting Writers Series. Gessner will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Nov. More...

UMF presents pioneering figures in avant-garde music

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington arts department is bringing together two pioneering figures in the avant-garde and experimental music world to demonstrate how sound and all of its forms have no boundaries.  More...

Community & Local News

When every vote counts, counting votes matter

STRONG — The Nov. 3 referendum election marked the first time the Town of Strong used its new DS200 Tabulator. The machine ensures accuracy in counting ballots cast. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11:  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Office  MONDAY, NOV. 16:   Kingfield Board of Selectmen meets at 6 p.m. at Webster Hall  More...

Retired Educators to meet

FARMINGTON — The final fall meeting of the Franklin County Retired Educators will meet at 11 AM on Monday November 16 at the Chef’s Table on the Mt. More...

News from our Schools

First graders learn about Veteran’s Day

STRATTON — Patty Simpson, first grade teacher at Stratton School, wanted her students to learn the importance of Veteran’s Day. She learned that one serviceman, Justin Howard, a Mt. More...

KES students learn fire safety and prevention

Kingfield Elementary School seventh grade students Camryn Wahl and Ethan Cockerham try on fire fighting gear during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 to 10. More...

Community storytelling

NEW PORTLAND -- A community storytelling event is planned for Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the New Portland Community Library, 899 River Road (across from the town office).  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veteran’s Day is today As we express our gratitude,we must never forget that thehighest appreciation is not toutter words, but to live by them. —John Fitzgerald Kennedy More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Local towns mirror state referendum results

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Voters in the northern part of the county closely followed the trends of voters across the state during the Nov. 3 elections with the exception of the first of the three referendum questions. More...

Veterans make annual visit to Kingfield

Some of the members of a group of combat veterans who make an annual trip to Kingfield to hunt are: Greg Newton, Don Manchester, Michael Newton and Bob Newton in the front. More...

Rangeley death is Franklin County’s first heroin OD

WESTERN MAINE — Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Stephen McCausland confirmed there had been a suspected heroin overdose death in Rangeley. More...

Progress on $10,000 challenge gift for improvements

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts reports that it is over halfway to meeting the challenge set by an anonymous donor who earlier this year offered to match up to $10,000 in local donations for building improvements for the RFA Lakesid More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Who is your hero?

Laura Meldrum of Kingfield: “This is silly but it’s Balto the dog who took medicine to Nome in 1925 to save people from diphtheria. More...

COMMENTARIES - Free Access

Editor’s note: Thomas McCafferty has been working with middle school students (grades five to eight) on a writing project about freedom and what it means to them. Some of the essays make reference to veterans. A few of those appear below. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dinah Kidd

1946-2015 — She endeavored to make every day count

Dinah Lee (Howard) Kidd, 69, completed her earthly journey peacefully and went home to be with her Lord Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, surrounded by her family.  More...

Richard ‘Dick’ N. Mitchell Sr.

1931-2015 — He was an avid hunter, cherished buying and selling antiques and collectables

SKOWHEGAN — Richard “Dick” N. Mitchell Sr. passed away Oct. 23, 2105 at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan.  More...

Thelma Grace (Mosher) Frost

1921-2015 — She enjoyed family get-togethers, baking, knitting, quilting, crocheting

FARMINGTON — Thelma Grace (Mosher) Frost, 94, of Wilton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at Sandy River Center for Health Care and Rehabilitation.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Veterans return to Kingfield for 34th year of hunting

KINGFIELD — “This is a story about Kingfield and its guests,” stated Don Manchester of New Hampshire as he opened photo albums packed with a chronological 34-year history of an annual hunting week for a group of veterans.  More...

Annual Turkey Trot is November 21

UMF Fitness and Recreation Center

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites the public to join them in its eighth annual Turkey Trot and Kids Fun Run Saturday, Nov. 21.  More...

RRG&SA Tim Baker Nature Trail a reality

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen’s Association recently sponsored a 10-member team of young adults called the AmeriCorps whose purpose is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct team-based national and com More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET — 10 am-1 pm, Grange Hall, 124 Bridge St., W. Farmington. Not open holiday weeks. FMI: 778-6637. 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...