January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips Fire Chief position posted

PHILLIPS — Last week’s upheaval within the Phillips Municipal Volunteer Fire Department seems to have settled down.  More...

Kingfield Selectmen support moving sidewalk

KINGFIELD — Road Reconstruction Committee Chairman David Guernsey discussed the latest Maine- DOT project updates with selectmen during their Jan. 18 meeting. Of particular concern was the section of Route 27 near Riverside Cemetery. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tricky Britches brings Bluegrass to The Rack

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the past six years string-band Tricky Britches has toured across the U.S., Hawaii and Europe, bringing their original bluegrass sound to stages at festivals and concerts large and small. More...

UMF Art Gallery presents ‘Hot Dust’ exhibit

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington kicks off the semester with an exhibit at the UMF Art Gallery by Jesse Potts, sculptor, artist and UMF assistant professor of art. More...

Nora West featured artist in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Nora West will be February’s featured member artist at the High Peaks Artisan Guild located at 245 Main Street. The show kicks off during the Kingfield Friday Artwalk, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith Proctor Fenwick

1939-2015 — Her most notable passion was her family

DAYTONA, Fla. — Judith “Jude” Proctor Fenwick, 76, a resident of Port Orange, Fla., passed away the evening of Dec. 28 at Halifax Health Center in Daytona, Fla. after a brief illness. More...

Constance D. Ploughman

1928-2016 — She enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Constance “Connie” Ploughman, 87, of Rangeley, died peacefully Jan. 10, 2016, at Sandy River Center in Farmington, where she was a resident for the past three years.  More...

Eleanor Norma Wilbur

1929-2016 — She was independent, thoughtful and caring

LEWISTON — Eleanor Norma Wilbur, 86, of Rangeley, passed on Jan. 17, 2016 with her family by her side and in her heart. More...

News from our Schools

Speak Out Contest held at MTA

SALEM — Jan. 20 the Phillips Strong Lions Club and Shellen Raley-Masterman’s public speaking class students held the first round of the State of Maine Lions Speak Out Contest.  More...

Spelling bee held in Phillips

PHILLIPS - Super spellers from grades 5 - 8 at Phillips School spelled off recently to determine who would represent the Raiders in the district bee coming up in the near future.  More...

County spelling bee slated

STRONG — The annual Franklin County Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Strong Elementary School gym. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Tuesday is Groundhog Day  When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.  —Alice Hoffman   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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MSAD #58 receives clean financial report

PHILLIPS — The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors reviewed the Audit Report for the fiscal year 2015. For the first time, Roger Labreaux from the accounting firm Runyon Kersteen Ouellette presented the annual report in person. More...

Raising a mountain of money to help find a cure

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — More than $2 million has been raised to date through the Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Organizers hope to add at least $200,000 to that during the 16th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit held Jan. 30.  More...

WHEN COLD IS BEAUTIFUL

Taylor Jordan snapped this beautiful sunset photo Saturday night from her family’s home on West Kingfield Road. This shot is looking at Mt. Abraham. (Taylor Jordan photo) More...

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Nevah is back safe and sound

Nevah and I just arrived back (Saturday) in Louisville from Sugarloaf. It’s a 1,200-mile trip. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What does the last text message you sent say?

Akayla Longley of Salem: "I know, right. I am so happy to be out of the house." More...

Letters

Thanks for a great parade!

I wanted to thank the Kingfield Community members for their decorative float entries along with many walking to celebrate the Kingfield Bicentennial Parade; it surely was a brisk cold night. More...

Community & Local News

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Nancy Marshall Communications to celebrate 25th anniversary

Agency creates NMC Cares campaign to give back to Maine communities

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall Communications will celebrate 25 years of business in April. More...

Aging Well Living—Well Expo planned

KINGFIELD — SeniorsPlus has announced an Aging Well—Living Well Expo-Franklin County, Thursday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snodeo draws hundreds; RMR a big hit

RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC — Despite Mother Nature’s less than stellar attempt at pristine riding conditions, Rangeley’s Snodeo drew hundreds of spectators and participants for the annual event.  More...

Winter water skiing

An unidentified person uses the breeze to their advantage during a kite skiing session on frozen Rangeley Lake recently. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Snodeo Rock Maple Racing results

RANGELEY — There were more than 150 entries and a large crowd of spectators turned out for the Rock Maple Racing event at the Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airport Saturday.  Chase Toys Jr 10-13 600 1. 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...