January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lion of the Year Honored

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club selected Lion June Parsons as Lion of the Year at its annual holiday party held at the Stratton Plaza Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

1940 canoe & kayak race film showing in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A film of the first National Whitewater Championship Canoe & Kayak Race Film from the summer of 1940 will be shown (on DVD) Friday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 p.m. More...

‘True Stories & TALL Tales’

An entertaining evening planned in Phillips

PHILLIPS — An evening of “True Stories & Tall Tales” will be the entertainment Saturday, Jan. 30 at the P.A.C.C., the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

RFA receives grant

The Skowhegan Saving Bank recently awarded the Rangeley Friends of the Arts a grant of $2,000 to subsidize their music and dance lesson and community theater programs. More...

Letters

To the selectman, voters and residents of Kingfield

Subject: A positive plan for Kingfield Village

My name is Greg Powers and I’m the owner of the 241 Main Street property in downtown Kingfield. I have been quoted in my disapproval of the downtown village area being designated the “Slum and Blight” district of downtown.  More...

Maine Huts looking for volunteers

Thank you for your wonderful coverage of Maine Huts & Trails first Volunteer Social Jan. 8. Volunteers have been critical to Maine Huts’ success since Larry Warren conceived of it in the 1970s. More...

Help us complete the library’s ramp

As the trustees of Webster Free Library in Kingfield, we want the community to know that building a ramp for the library is an ongoing goal. The builder and architectural design have been considered. More...

Community & Local News

Free tax preparation help available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The AARP Tax-Aide program is again offering free income tax help to people of all ages in the Sugarloaf area. Certified volunteers will prepare income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes. More...

Programs at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Library Director for the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, recently announced upcoming programs at the library.  Beginner Computer Class for Seniors will start Jan. More...

Rangeley chamber awarded grant

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it has been awarded a Tourism Enterprise Marketing Grant by the Maine Office of Tourism for fiscal year 2016.  More...

News from our Schools

Spelling, not wreaking havoc’

The winner of this year’s Stratton School middle school Spelling Bee is Natalie Pilbsbury and the runner up is Noah Koeing. More...

Local students make honor roll at CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For this year’s first academic trimester there were a number of local students that earned honor roll status at Carrabassett Valley Academy.  The honor roll students included, Jonathan Maidman, Benjamin Malone, More...

Emily Listowich named to UVM dean’s list

BURLINGTON, Vt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.  —Frank A. Clark  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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Appointment under fire; department resigns

Phillips Selectmen

PHILLIPS — Following the unexpected resignation of former Fire Chief James Gould in November and the appointment of his successor Stephen Naas in December, 14 of the 17 active members of the Phillips Municipal Volunteer Fire Department announce More...

Selectmen consider endowment requests

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At their Jan. More...

Kingfield Bicentennial kicks-off this weekend

KINGFIELD — The kick-off for the Kingfield Bicentennial Celebration will be held this weekend. The Winter Carnival is the first of several events that will be held throughout the year to celebrate 200 years of Kingfield history.  More...

Snow boosts mountain, trail conditions

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Much needed snow fell on the area last week giving snowmobile clubs the opportunity to groom trails. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

DHHS fraud, investigation and recovery unit uncovers more than $1.2 million in Welfare theft   Unauthorized use of EBT cards, falsifying documents, lying about income, hidden trust funds and the act of “water dumping,” are just a few More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine what would it be?

Savannah Steele of Kingfield: "The act of brushing my teeth because it interferes with my breakfast and coffee. It would be great if it could be automatically done." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sid Savage & Mark Savage

Come Celebrate Sid and Mark Savage’s lives with us Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Open House 1 to 4 pm, Webster Hall, 38 School Street, Kingfield  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Sid’s memory to the Norton-Wuori American Legion Post #61, 359 Main St, Kingfield, ME 04947.  And in Mark’s memory to the Fran More...

Thomas Errol Grandmaison

1944-2016 — He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his dog Moxie

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Thomas Errol Grandmaison, 71, of Salem Township passed away Jan. 14, 2016 at his home.  More...

Arlene W. MacKenzie

1919-2016 — She most enjoyed the time she spent with her family & grandchildren

AUBURN — Arlene W. MacKenzie, 96, of Route 106, North Leeds, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Hospice House in Auburn. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley area prepared for SNODEO this weekend - Free Access

RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC — SNODEO, the snowmobile celebration for the Rangeley area, is revved up and ready to go. The annual event will take place Thursday to Saturday, throughout the Rangeley and Oquossoc areas. More...

CVA boardercross athlete to compete in World Cup

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy boardercross athlete and Canadian national team member Liam Moffatt earned his first World Cup start recently and will race in Feldberg, Germany Jan. 23 and 24. More...

Local rivals overtake Lady Roadrunners

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners played one game on the road and one at home last week. Monday, Jan. 11 the girls traveled to Carrabec High School to go head to head against the neighboring rival team.  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...