December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

UMF offers new addiction certificate

FARMINGTON — In light of the troubling growth of substance abuse and addiction in Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington has created an Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate that will help prepare students to work in this high demand and r More...

Police charge Strong man for failing to report crash

FARMINGTON — A Strong man was charged Monday, Nov. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Còig comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

MEXICO & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Còig at the Green Church in Mexico Wednesday, Dec. 9 and at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington Thursday, Dec. 10 as a benefit for the annual ECU HEAT program. More...

KiKA Nigels Artist of the Month at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Sugar- Wood Gallery welcomes KiKA Nigels as December’s Artist of the Month with an Open House Reception Friday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk celebrates ‘Santarchy’ - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Join Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. as members celebrate Santarchy. For this Artwalk, dress like Santa and create mayhem and spread good cheer on the streets during the Artwalk! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne R. Durrell

1945-2015 — He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend

STRONG — Wayne R. Durrell, 70, of Strong, passed away peacefully at his home Nov. 27, 2015, after a long illness.  More...

Janice Lavoie

1934-2015 — She enjoyed spending time with her family

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — Janice Ruth Stevens Lavoie, 81, of Strong, passed away Nov. 24, 2015 at her son’s home in Freeman Township.  More...

Dorinne Scribner

1924-2015 — She had a love for music and taught in Rangeley & Stratton

RANGELEY — Dorinne Etta Algar Scribner, 91, of Eustis passed away Nov. 22, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, 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...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

If you are wondering why there was so much traffic on Route 27 leading to Jay a little while back, it was possibly all those friends and relatives who were on their way to Jay to Gerald and Evelyn Carson (formally of Strong) to celebrate their 69th w More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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King Pine construction update

The lift department is optimistic for a late-December completion

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf has announced that while winter has officially kicked off on the mid-western portion of the mountain with 1,750 vertical feet of skiing and riding available on Hayburner, Kings Landing and Tote Road, the King Pin More...

A whole lot of Kingfield

Kingfield Festival Days Miss Kingfield 2014 Katherine Renshaw sells Kingfield Bicentennial products during the Holiday Craft Fair at Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Eustis nomination papers available December 11

EUSTIS — Town of Eustis officials recently announced that nomination papers will be available Dec. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

2015 tax information and The Affordable Care Act   More...

VIEW FROM THE TOP

Statement regarding King Pine accident report

John Burpee, the Chief Boiler/Elevator and Tramway Inspector for the Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, released his final report Friday, Nov. More...

Letters

Christmas Craft Fair a huge success!

The Stratton-Eustis PTC Christmas Craft Fair held Nov. 21 was a huge success. Thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and donors we were able to raise $4,500, which is AMAZING! More...

Community & Local News

Franklin County Farm Bill funds recommendations sought

FARMINGTON — The Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District, invites all local residents with an interest in conservation practices on private agricultural lands and wo More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2:   Rangeley Ordinance Committee meets at 5 p.m. at the Town Office  RSU #74 School Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. at Carrabec Community School  THURSDAY, DEC. 3:   More...

Sugarloaf Area Business Meeting slated

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Karl Strand, Sugarloaf’s General Manager, has announced the next Sugarloaf Area Business Meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf to welcome top manufacturers for Downhill Supply Company Demo Days

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will once again invite skiers and riders to test out the latest offerings from the ski industry’s top manufactures during this year’s Demo Days Dec. 5.  More...

Ski Museum of Maine hosts annual Open House

KINGFIELD — Friday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Public help sought in locating destructive insect

“When moths fly with snow, let the Maine Forest Service know”

AUGUSTA — If you are seeing moth flights this time of year, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Forest Service would like to know in order to better understand the locations and size of winter moth (Operophthe More...

Local Church Services

AA MEETINGS

For AA meeting info, call 364-7911.

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. Church, 864-4344   More...