December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Technical rescue saves man from gorge

LETTER E TOWNSHIP — A 58- year-old man was injured when the van he was driving ended up in a gorge on the Sandy River last week. At 5:31 p.m. Dec. More...

MDOT reviews rollover sites in CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen agreed to enter into a lease/purchase agreement with Darlings Ford in Brewer for the purchase of a new vehicle for Sugarloaf Communication and Security during their Dec. 14 meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Giving warmth to local kids

Kingfield Elementary School secretary Paula Coburn accepts a box full of mittens, hats scarves and socks from Ann Gordon of Franklin-Somerset County Federal Credit Union. More...

Monies raised to support Operation Santa Claus

Dec. 10, staff from the NorDx Franklin campus medical laboratory at Franklin Memorial Hospital raised $625 at its 31st annual Operation Santa Claus Craft and Bake Sale. More...

A pair of firsts

The Parade of Trees was held in Rangeley Dec. 5. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mark L. Savage

1964-2015 — He enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing cribbage and watching NASCAR

KINGFIELD — Mark Linward Savage, 51, passed away Dec. 17, 2015 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. More...

Robert Benoit Jr.

1952-2015 — He was well known as a musician and sportsman

STRATTON — Robert Benoit Jr., of Stratton, passed away Dec. 5, 2015. He was born Feb. 20, 1952.  He is survived by five children; seven grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Spirited fans bring MTA spirit home

It only takes a handful of cheering fans to fill the Runnerdome with Roadrunner pride, as these students show. More...

Ross sisters dominate against Dirigo

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners (1-4-0) suffered a heartbreaking loss last Tuesday when they faced the Dirigo Lady Cougars (3-2-0) at home.  More...

Roadrunner coach: bring fans back to stands

SALEM — Jim Barker is familiar with the court at Mt. Abram High School. He spent his high school career lighting up the Roadrunner scoreboard. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYS WARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm, United Methodist Economic Ministry, Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays of month. Free, open to public. 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

Christmas Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev. Judson Pealer, Rector. Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, carols and communion, 6 pm. Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. More...

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...

Saddleback announces likely sale, opening

RANGELEY — Saddleback officials made an announcement Friday, Dec. 18 regarding the likely opening of the resort. The announcement was a welcome bit of news after months of frustrating silence.  More...

Hoisington earns board certification

KINGFIELD — First grade teacher Melissa Hoisington was recently recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. More...

Pratt reviews Title 1 funding

KINGFIELD — Continuing with its monthly recognition of one district employee, the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors named Laura White as Employee of the Month. White works in the guidance office at Mt. Abram. More...

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Legislative Update

Maine 2016 hunting and fishing licenses now available A new year of hunting and fishing opportunity is just around the corner! More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think is the most important part of the holiday season?

Ashley Wiencek of Kingfield: "My family is pretty important." More...

Community & Local News

Farmington Warming Centers start soon

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Warming Center will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January, February and March for its sixth season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone is invited. More...

Cookbooks now ready!

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — “The Kingfield Bicentennial Cookbook is here in time for Christmas shopping,” announced Cookbook Committee head, Sue Tranten. More...

Chip truck topples on Route 27

KINGFIELD — Early Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, the operator of a chip truck traveling north swerved to avoid a south bound vehicle encroaching on his lane, rolled the truck and spilled his payload.  More...

News from our Schools

Stratton students visit the food pantry

STRATTON — Holiday spirits prevailed Friday, Dec. More...

Holiday baking

First grader Reggie Hicks carefully opens a package of yeast for a holiday cooking lesson. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas Day is Friday  Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.  —Dale Evans   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It’s that time of year again when shoppers are packing the stores for last minute items for Christmas. That isn’t the case for me because I haven’t been in a store since April but I do enjoy my Christmas cards everyday.  More...