February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield POPS announces 2016 lineup: - Free Access

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Mallett Brothers co-headline

KINGFIELD — Organizers are pleased to announce the lineup for the 14th annual Kingfield POPS which will take place June 25 at the Kennedy Farm. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ballyhoo! to headline 28th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival

The east’s largest spring skiing festival to feature New Kingston, Dub Kartel, Gorilla Finger Dub, and more

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following back-to-back record-setting weekends in 2014 and 2015, the largest spring skiing festival in the East, Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, is set to return April 14 to 17. More...

‘Ghost Book’ exhibition at Mantor Library

FARMINGTON — A new exhibition, “Ghost Book,” will run from March through May at University of Maine at Farmington’s Mantor Library.  More...

Ski Museum of Maine Fireside Chat

‘Down-Mountain and Cross-Country: 140-Plus Years of Skiing in Maine’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Ski Museum of Maine’s PowerPoint slideshow will be presented at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Saturday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J. Jeffrey Lashar

1946-2016 — Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional...

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — J. Jeffrey Lashar of Carrabassett Valley, the consummate juvenile delinquent, lost a gallant struggle against heart disease at the tender age of 69, and things will never be the same. More...

Barbara Louise Richards

1927-2016 — She was a devoted wife and mother whose priorities were her children

RUMFORD — Barbara Louise Richards, 88, of Rumford, formerly of Jay, passed peacefully on Valentine’s Day, reunited with her late husband Lauriston Richards. She had resided at the Rumford Community Home for over 13 years.  More...

Glenda Katsiaficas

Celebration of Life

STRATTON - There will be a celebration of life for Glenda Katsiaficas Monday, Feb. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Plaza. The celebration will be Mardi Gras themed, complete with a live New Orleans style band. Mardi Gras costumes are encouraged! More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram skiing earns 3 MVC titles

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School athletes brought home three Mountain Valley Conference Championship wins last week after competing in the regional ski meet. More...

Lady Lakers defend regional title

AUGUSTA — Rangeley Lady Lakers defeated the Vinalhaven Lady Vikings in the Class D Southern basketball tournament, earning the team its second consecutive regional championship. More...

Rangeley’s road to the Regionals

AUGUSTA — The defending 2015 Regional Champions Rangeley Lakes Regional School Lady Lakers journeyed to the Maine Principals’ Association High School Invitational Tournaments with the hopes of once again taking the Class D South regional More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Leap Year Day is Monday  This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.  —Neil Armstrong  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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New Portland: Poulin, Agren vie for selectman seat

NEW PORTLAND — Voters will set the budget for the 2016 tax year and choose new officials during the upcoming election and Town Meeting. More...

Border Patrol holds local media workshop

RANGELEY — The U.S. More...

Avoiding frauds and scams

KINGFIELD — Fraudsters and scammers know their audience, the demographic most likely to respond to urgent messages from seemingly official agencies looking for money to settle non-existent legal or financial issues, or even offering false sweep More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Some suicide hotline calls handled improperly by VA   According to a recent Office of Inspector General report, more than 20 veterans, service members, or family members who called the Veterans Crisis Line in FY 2014 were transferred to a voicem More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the most exciting thing about being at the basketball tournaments?

Mackenzie Osgood of Farmington: "It’s exciting just to be a part of the crowd. There is so much energy here." More...

Letters

Thanks for your outstanding help last year

Having just written an annual report for the Community of Christian Women of the Phillips area, I want to thank our members and our community for their outstanding help this past year.  More...

Busy successful weekend for the Sno-Wanderers

The Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club started off Saturday (Feb, 13) with a sliding party on Gilmore Hill in freezing weather! More...

Community & Local News

Basic awareness/self preservation classes offered

KINGFIELD — Servants in Action is offering basic self-awareness/self preservation classes Thursdays, March 3 and March 10 at the Kingfield Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m.  More...

SeniorsPlus receives grant to make pet food deliveries

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated agency on aging, has received a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust to deliver pet food to households that qualify for the program.  More...

Community Health Needs Assessment Forum

For Greater Franklin County, the forum takes place March 17 at Spruce Mountain Middle School

FARMINGTON — All residents are urged to mark their calendars now to attend a community conversation initiative to make public health improvements in Greater Franklin County.  More...

News from our Schools

Stratton School awarded TransCanada grants

Students from the Stratton School express their appreciation for grants TransCanada recently awarded to the food service program ($10,000) and the art department ($2,500). More...

Students participate in geography bee

KINGFIELD — Jan. 15, eight Kingfield middle school students participated in the National Geographic Geography Bee. The eight students proudly represented their respective grades.  More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. 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...