December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CVA to build a new competition center at Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy has received a $1,000,000 grant from the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation in support of a collaborative new Competition Center at Sugarloaf. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Celtic programmer McIntyre retires - Free Access

FARMINGTON — Phill McIntyre tirelessly dedicated the last 13 years to bringing Celtic musicians to Franklin County and beyond. From traditional Celtic music to more modern Celtic rock, the artists Phill booked filled venues week after week. More...

The Ghost of Paul Revere kicks off Bud Light UnCovered Series

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light UnCovered Series, which brings nationally known New England bands to the mountains of Maine each winter, will kick off Jan. More...

Capital City Improv is coming to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to join in for lots of laughs Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Sugarloaf Inn at 7 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Weekend storm ends snow drought!

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — The snow drought that most areas were under came to an end over the weekend. A Sunday storm dumped up to eight inches of long-awaited snow in the mountains of western Maine. More...

Group helping restore property rights to Maine’s unorganized territory

WELD — A Maine environmental group mailed instructions in late December to 6,000 registered voters in Maine’s unorganized territory as part of an educational campaign to explain how to “opt out” of Maine’s Expedited Perm More...

FMH disaster drill slated for December 29

FARMINGTON — As part of its Joint Commission compliance and readiness program, Franklin Memorial Hospital will be conducting a drill that will test the FMH Emergency Operations Plan Tuesday, Dec. 29. It will start at approximately 7:30 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

CLASSROOM COOKING

KINGFIELD — Melissa Hoisington’s first grade class used a recipe to help learn about one of the holidays of the season. More...

Students perform mini musical

STRATTON — Students in Sheila Lecander’s secondthird grade class at Stratton School treated family and friends to a mini-musical called “Dear Santa” Friday. 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

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...

Kingfield Board addresses assessing issues

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen met Dec. 21 to conduct business as the Board of Assessors. Since Heather Moody is the lead assessor for the Town of Kingfield, she turned the meeting over to Vice-Chair John Dill. More...

Kingfield’s Mill Street discussions tabled

KINGFIELD — Mill Street has been the topic of discussion at selectmen’s meetings for more that two years. In late 2013 it was discovered that Mill Street was actually a private road with no public rights. More...

The Original Irregular’s Year in Review  2015

~ Part One of Two ~

Lots of snow ushered in the new year in the first two months adding to the copious amounts the final months of 2014 gave the area. The King Pine lift on Sugarloaf experienced a roll-back and the Alpine Championships came to the resort. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you make a New Year’s resolution? If not, why? If so, what is it for 2016?

Barbara Nickerson of Kingfield: “I don’t because I always break them.” More...

Letters

Your well wishes are so appreciated

As I recuperate in my living room in Eustis from a recent car accident, I am constantly reminded of the beauty that surrounds us. This is only surpassed by the extreme generosity and outpouring of love that this area has to offer.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheryl Jean Hagelin Cook

1946-2015 — She enjoyed crocheting and donated 50 afghans and many mittens

AVON — Sheryl Jean Hagelin Cook, 69, of Avon passed away at her sister’s home in Avon Dec. 22, 2015.  More...

Mildred V. Long

1918-2015 — She was very proud of her five-generation family

CANTON — Mildred Vickery Long, 97, of Madrid Township, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 2015 at the Victorian Villa in Canton. More...

Brian Dean Tisor

1963-2015 — He was a wonderful father, son and friend

WAPELLO, Iowa — Brian Dean Tisor, 52, passed away in his home Dec. 7, 2015 in Wapello, Iowa.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Setting the world record for largest multi-venue ski lesson

Sugarloaf to participate in nation-wide group lesson with more than 140 resorts, to help set Guinness World Record

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At approximately 10 a.m., Jan. More...

World Pro Ski Tour to re-launch in 2017

The Tour’s new executive director of sales and marketing is Craig Marshall

PORTLAND — Ed Rogers, former director of the World Pro Ski Tour in the 1980s and 90s, announced recently that he has assembled a group of investors to rekindle the tour in 2017. More...

Wiscasset defeats MTA basketball teams

WISCASSET — Mt. Abram basketball teams traveled to Wiscasset for a pre-holiday game Monday, Dec. 21.  The Lady Roadrunners fell to the Lady Wolverines 44-28 for a fifth straight loss. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Years Day is Friday  Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  —Albert Einstein  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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