November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Transfer station to charge contractors for demolition materials

Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Board held its regular meeting Nov. 9. The board discussed an increase in Waste Management charges. More...

Snowmaking begins

Snowmaking is underway at Sugarloaf as of last weekend. Monday, snowmakers were busy blowing snow on King’s Landing, Candyside and Lower Tote Road. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Holiday improve comedy on tap

Teachers Lounge Mafia holiday comedy event to benefit United Way of the Tri-Valley Area

FARMINGTON — With every passing year, it seems the holidays become more marathon and less sprint, more road trip and less milk run, more Moby Dick and less Hunger Games.  More...

RFA presents the film ‘Elf’

Saturday, Nov. 28 Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the holiday favorite “Elf,” starring Will Farrell as Buddy. More...

Ensembles perform experimental, eclectic mix

FARMINGTON — In continuation of its ongoing Sound Forum, the University of Maine at Farmington presents two innovative concerts featuring orchestral, experimental, wind ensemble, jazz and avant-garde performances.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest R. Williams

1947-2015 — He had a passion for woodworking and restoring old cars

FARMINGTON — Ernest Robert Williams, 68, died Nov. 7, 2015, at Sandy River Center with his loving family by his side.  More...

Helene Mary Bryant

1933-2015 — She was a homemaker who loved taking care of several local children

FARMINGTON — Helene “Ma” Bryant, 82, passed away Nov. 14, 2015 at Sandy River Center in Farmington, surrounded by her loved ones, and has gone to be with her late husband, Joseph “Dad” Bryant.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Top soccer players recognized

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — The annual soccer awards social was held Nov. 12 at Mt. Abram High School. Top players from the boys’ and girls’ teams were recognized for their sportsmanship, scholarship and athleticism.  More...

MTA alumni basketball game set

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Alumni basketball games gives current players a chance to sharpen their skills in a pre-season game against former Roadrunners.  The alumni game will be held Nov. 28 at the high school. More...

Educating future hunters

Volunteer Niilo Sillanpaa III of Lemon Stream Guide Service shows Liam Welch of Temple the proper way to load a lever action rifle. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

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...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

Girl Hunting

Thanksgiving was never a big deal at our home. Our families spent that holiday weekend hunting for food and big deals. The men went “up in the woods” and the gals went to the mall.  More...

As The Leaves Turn

Thursday, the New Vineyard Public Library is hosting a “Technology Petting Zoo” for all of you interested in learning about tablet devices, 3D printers and more. More...

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Students honor veterans, country

KINGFIELD — Students at Kingfield Elementary School took part in Veteran’s Day Recognition activities Nov. 10. More...

Selectmen refuse in house payroll

STRONG — At a regular meeting Nov. 10, board Chairman Jim Burrill made a request to selectman to give five town employees a 50 cent per hour raise. More...

Update on the Wilhelm Reich documentary film project

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich documentary film project, which has been in production since January 2015, is now putting together the pieces for the second fundraising campaign to provide the budget for the “Post-Production & Editing&rd More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA corruption   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Are you looking forward to the holidays?

Pearl Butler of Stratton: "I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving but not beyond." More...

Letters

Dear parents, community members, and all supporters of Mt. Abram Boosters,

Thank you VERY much for your continued support of the Boosters during the 2015 soccer season. More...

A letter with a nostalgic message

Anybody who knows me knows I love Willie Nelson and family music best.  But did you know that Maine had its own original singer-songwriter. Do you remember Jud Strunk? Came from up round Eustis-Stratton way. More...

Thank you for the new little league fence

The Stratton Little League would like to thank everyone involved in building the new fence for the ball field.  More...

Community & Local News

Bid High, Bid Often... That’s just what they did

A silent and live auction to benefit Brandon Dudley was held recently at Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. Steve and Steph Keenan were the auctioneers. More...

‘Must be the hat’

When asked why he got served before others who arrived earlier than him at the Hunters’ Breakfast Nov. More...

Kyle Newell graduates from Basic

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kyle M. Newell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

News from our Schools

KES teachers benefit from Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards Program

Wal-Mart awarded 20 teachers from Kingfield Elementary School with $50 reward cards to purchase classroom supplies. More...

Rowdy rotunda

Art students at Strong Elementary School made this display with three-dimensional sculptures they created of their favorite animals. More...

Rangeley students write songs with Rick Charette

Rangeley Lakes Regional School students in grades K-5 had a fantastic day Nov. 3 creating their own songs with singer/songwriter Rick Charette. 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...