January 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire starts near wood stove, destroys home

STRONG — State fire investigators ruled that a fire that destroyed a mobile home and belongings at 56 Burbank Hill Road Thursday morning, Jan. 7, was accidental and started around the wood stove, Fire Chief Duayne Boyd said.  More...

Winter washed away, snow in the forecast

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Weather last week in the mountains was anything but typical winter weather. More...

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Kingfield area veterans please join us

For the past year or so, I have been working very hard at trying to modernize the American Legion Post in Kingfield. Over time, I have gained the trust and respect of the most loyal and senior members. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What would you do if you won a billion dollars?

Marilyn Beedy of Kingfield: “I would invest most of it for the future but the first thing I would do is take a vacation.” More...

Community & Local News

Trail volunteers recognized

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails held a social Jan. 8 as a way to thank valuable volunteers and to give an update on upcoming volunteer opportunities. More...

Free workshop for adults going to college

WILTON — Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop for adults 19 years of age and older sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center. More...

Beginning farmer workshops to be held

AUGUSTA — Beginning Farmer Resource Network, a coalition of Maine agriculture agencies and organizations, will be conducting workshops on various topics for new farmers during the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry&rsquo 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Monday is Martin Luther King Day  Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.  —Countess of Blessington   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Taxpayer voices concern with property assessment

KINGFIELD — A taxpayer voiced his frustration with the assessing procedure during the Kingfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting Jan. 4. More...

Regal observer

A bald eagle keeps a watchful eye on the winter landscape, and on this photographer. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Locals present LUPC with petitions

AUGUSTA — Ringing in the new year with a greatly anticipated trip to Augusta Jan. 4, Karen Pease and Kay Michka of Lexington Township stood proudly on behalf of their neighbors, waiting for the doors of the Land Use Planning Commission to open. More...

Letters

Letters of Support for AT Community wanted

The Appalachian Trail is a Scenic National Park under the protection of the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service. More...

Thank you for notifying us of a potential problem

We would like to thank the gentleman who drove up our driveway Sunday, Jan. 10, during the rainstorm, to let us know that our lights at the end of the driveway were on fire!  What a nice thing to do — we would never have known. More...

The one and only community supper returns

Casseroles are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Elizabeth (Williams) LaMotte

1938-2016 — She was on the Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts Board for several years

TOPSHAM — Mary Elizabeth LaMotte, 78, of The Highlands, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.  More...

Artland K. Rogers

1927-2015 — He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle

NORWAY — Artland K. Rogers, of Norway, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 31, 2015 at the age of 88. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Kingfield girls are Dudley strong

KINGFIELD — Girls’ middle school basketball teams from Farmington, Mt. More...

Volunteer safety instructors wanted

Seeking experienced and passionate outdoorsmen and women

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is looking for volunteer instructors to assist with the delivery of our safety programs.  IFW annually offers safety classes to approximately 10,000 students statewide in the More...

Ice curling comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Wednesday nights, once the ice is good and safe, folks will have the opportunity to learn how to curl, that game where participants slide a heavy rock down the ice sweeping with a broom.  More...

Columns

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I’m not sure if I’m impressed or just proud of the article I wrote and was featured in this month’s issue of Country Magazine.  More...