December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong selectmen begin preliminary budget work

STRONG — Selectmen met for their regular bi-weekly meeting Dec. 7. The board quickly moved through several agenda items before discussing budget work that needs to be done in the coming months. More...

Elves amongst the palm fronds

Beware of naughty old elves lurking everywhere this time of year. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Karen Bessey Pease publishes two sequels - Free Access

Karen Bessey Pease, Irregular columnist and author of the highly acclaimed young adult novel “Grumble Bluff,” is pleased to announce the publication of two long-awaited sequels: “Ashes at Grumble Bluff” and “Home to Grum More...

Christmas Eve services

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Christmas Eve is an evening laden with traditions and special memories. For many, the traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service at their local church has been a special way of getting to the heart of the season.  More...

Rangeley thrift shop holiday hours

RANGELEY — Ivy Berry recently announced the holiday week hours for the Thrift Shoppe.  It will be open Tuesday, Dec. 22 and closed Saturday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vicki Lynn Fidler

1968-2015 — She enjoyed gardening, baking, riding motorcycles, cookouts, camping and watching the birds

NEW VINEYARD — Vicki Lynn Presby Fidler, 47, died unexpectedly at her home in New Vineyard Dec. 7, 2015.  More...

Norman R. Glidden

1934-2015 — His greatest pleasure was being in the company of his family and friends

RANGELEY — Norman R. Glidden, 81, of Rangeley, died in the loving arms of his beloved soul mate in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.  More...

Robert A. Madsen

1939-2015 — He was one of the prior owners of Saddleback Mountain

EVERETT, Wash. — Robert A. Madsen passed away at his home in Everett, Wash. Dec. 11, 2015.  He was born in Portland, Oct. 8th, 1939. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Good times under the Dome

Mt. Abram’s Lady Roadrunner’s surprised Coach Larry Donald with a batch of specially decorated cupcakes for his birthday. More...

Lady Roadrunners crush Lady Rebels 44-17

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners traveled this week for a trio of games.  Monday, Dec. 7, Mt. Abram girls went to Bethel for a game against Telstar. The girls walked away with their first win of the season 44–17.  More...

Strong, Kingfield teams show effortless teamwork

NFCL

Kingfield Wildcats Jackson Masterman (27) and Michael Wallace (29) ready themselves for a rebound as teammate Tyler Jenson (18) shoots a basket. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.  —William Safire  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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No resolution for Mill Street easement

KINGFIELD — Selectmen continued with ongoing discussions regarding Mill Street, a road privately owned by several property owners. More...

No yoking, that’s a big egg

James Haynes, 10, of Strong shows off an egg he collected from his brood of 11 hens. The egg has a whopping 7 ½ inch circumference and is an astounding 4 1/3 inches long. More...

Police track accused thieves through snow

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to recent snowfall, two men accused of breaking into four Sugarloaf condominiums were tracked to a fifth condominium where they were staying.  Shawn Anthony, 18, of Freeport and Rene Mesones, 20, of North Yarmo More...

IRS scams targeting Mainers

AUGUSTA — The Maine Attorney General’s Office is warning of a recent uptick in phone scammers purporting to be Internal Revenue Service representatives calling residents and demanding payments. More...

Op-Ed

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COMMENTARY

World Feline Conference Katmandu 2015 I and my new brother, The Casco Kid, wish you a Wicked-Good Merry Maine Coon Christmas and a Catnip-filled 2016. Similar Calico greetings are extended to you from our sister Muffins. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you want for Christmas?

Kim Ramharter of Kingfield: “My whole family to be with me the entire vacation; but I know that won’t happen.” More...

Letters

Thank you for making the Artwalk a success

Thank you SO very much to all of the folks that came to visit the Stanley Museum on last Friday’s Artwalk. We so appreciated each and every one of you, especially Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves!  More...

Community & Local News

Orange Cat takes the Best of Show

KINGFIELD – The Third Annual Business Holiday Decorating Contest was the best yet according to organizers. More than 20 Kingfield businesses decorated their storefronts in time for the contest which was judged Friday, Dec. 11. More...

Winter Senior Socials begin in January

Rangeley Health and Wellness

RANGELEY — This winter HELP will be launching Winter Senior Socials to help seniors counteract the isolation and loneliness that may accompany winter snow and freezing temperatures.  More...

The cookbooks are here

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Bicentennial Committee announces that the commemorative cookbooks are hot off the presses and available in time for the holiday gift-giving season.   More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  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...