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Snow falls in higher elevations

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — After several days of rain, higher elevations in the northern parts of the county received up to three inches of snow last week. More...

Kingfield Water district implements rate increase

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District held a Public Hearing Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School to consider a 7.5 percent rate increase that would be effective Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

A very special Holiday Concert by the Cape Breton Supergroup Còig - Free Access

  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. The Farmington show is a benefit for the annual ECU HEAT program. More...

‘Art Connections’ collaborative exhibit

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to present the “Art Connections” exhibit; a collaborative art experience created by UMF students and community members from LEAP, Work First, the High Hopes Club House of More...

Kate Braestrup book talk at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to a book talk and signing Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center with Maine Author Kate Braestrup.  More...

Community & Local News

L.E.A.P. fundraiser ongoing

FARMINGTON — The staff and doctors of Western Mountain Chiropractic and Sports Injury recently announced a fundraising event for the remainder of the holiday/football season.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9:  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office  MONDAY, DEC. 14  Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in Webster Hall   More...

The Written Word

We have recently added quite a few new titles!  More...

News from our Schools

Creating a resilient community in face of trauma

UMF student presentation

FARMINGTON — A collaborative group of University of Maine at Farmington students invites the public to view their findings on what is needed to create a resilient community in the face of trauma. More...

Local on dean’s list

LIMA, Ohio — Benjamin Nile of New Vineyard achieved the dean’s list at the University of Northwestern Ohio for the October session with a 4.0 GPA.  He is a 2015 Mt Blue graduate and is currently enrolled in the Automotive/High Perfor 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...

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...

Picture perfect view

A bright blue sky and snow-covered mountains create a perfect backdrop for the view of Kingfield from Route 16. More...

Somerset deputies to carry Narcan

WESTERN MAINE — Somerset County Commissioners approved a measure allowing sheriff’s deputies to carry Narcan, a drug used to reverse symptoms of narcotic overdoses. More...

Richards receives grant for after-school program

STRONG — The Franklin County Maine Education Association — Retired Teachers recently presented a Strong teacher with a $300 grant. More...

Papers for elected positions available

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Papers for elected positions in towns that hold elections prior to March town meetings can be taken out beginning this week.  Carrabassett Valley:  More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Maine signs new educational assessment contract   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think is causing the mass shootings in our country?

Mike Dube of Sanford: "Bad parenting leads to misguided youth. This affects their minds." More...

Letters

Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner

The Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Church of the Good Shepherd Undercroft Sunday, Nov. 22, served 100 seniors (including all the helpers) and 19 meals were delivered to those housebound.  More...

Thank you all

We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support during this difficult time.  Your heartfelt words and memories of Kathy touched us deeply. More...

What a wonderful community Kingfield is

Thank you everyone for the generous donations for Brandon Dudley’s benefit auction and to all the people that helped.  And a special thank you to the Keenan boys for doing such a wonderful job.  Thank you who came. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local non-profit brings board sports to Maine

The Riders Club was established to inspire communities to provide a positive gateway for all snowboarders, free ride skiers, skateboarders and surfers. More...

Under new leadership, Roadrunners defeat Cobras 51–45

SALEM — The season opener for the Mt. Abram boys’ teams was held in the Runnerdome on Friday, Dec. 4. Under the leadership of a new coach, the varsity team chalked up win against rival Carrabec Cobras.  More...

Mt. Abram Hoops This Week

Wednesday Dec. 9: Roadrunners @ Boothbay JV 5:30 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.  Thursday Dec. 10: Lady Roadrunners @ Boothbay JV 5:30 p.m.; varsity 7 p.m.  Saturday Dec. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.  —Paul Harvey  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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