March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dozens show support for community businesses

CV Public Hearing

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — More than two dozen supporters spoke on behalf of four local businesses whose owners are seeking funds through the Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant. More...

Strong selectmen assign liaison duties

STRONG — Selectmen met March 8 for their first meeting since the annual Town Meeting March 5.  “Basically it is allowing the state to use oversized vehicles on our roads during the Route 4 construction project,” stated Chairman More...

Arts & Entertainment

Foreigner live in Rangeley this summer

RANGELEY — Rangeley Health and Wellness and WBLM 102.9 will welcome back the multi-platinum, award-winning classic rock powerhouse Foreigner at this year’s summer benefit concert at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 30. More...

North Church Concert Series kicks off March 23 with high profile trio

The New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present World renowned dancer Nic Gareiss along with the nationally recognized duo Allison de Groot and Jack Devereux at the Farmington Historical Society’s North Church at 118 High Street Wednesd More...

The audition for “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” is March 26

RANGELEY — Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Proud grandmother

I am proud of Ashley Shurtleff and Taylor Henderson for making the dean’s list at the University of Maine at Farmington.  Congratulations from the family. We love you.  Eunice Shurtleff Strong   More...

To the wonderful people of Kingfield,

The Kingfield United Methodist Church needs your help!  More...

District Attorney supports Saviello’s Legislation

I am writing in support of proposed legislation by Senator Tom Saviello that would increase access to substance abuse treatment for a greater number of people who desperately need it.  More...

Community & Local News

Easter musical-drama on tap

FARMINGTON — “A Picture of Calvary” is an original moving Easter musical-drama production that will take place March 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street. More...

22nd annual Home and Leisure Show March 19

FARMINGTON — Make plans to attend the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual Home and Leisure Show March 19th from 9 am to 2 pm. This business expo event will take place at the Mt. Blue Campus. More...

SeniorsPlus in Farmington

FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus will be at the Farmington Town Office Wednesday, March 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities, and More...

News from our Schools

Extraordinary MTA students

Freshman Taylor Lane, sophomore Kelsey Wood, junior Trevor Chaput and senior Samantha Crockett are Mt. Abram High School Students of the Month for February. More...

Discovering Kingfield’s history

Bethany LaGross and Jazmine Fish, students at Kingfield Elementary School, discuss the old ski dorm on Tufts Pond Road with Gardner Defoe. More...

Sadie James on dean’s list

LEWISTON — Sadie James of Avon has been named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2015.  This distinction is earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.  Ja More...

Valley budget passes quickly and unanimously

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It took voters less than 40 minutes to move through 62 warrant articles during the March 9 Town Meeting. The total proposed town budget of $2.1 million was passed without debate or opposition. More...

NorthStar’s third health-themed ambulance is unveiled

A colorful yellow and white ambulance promotes the 5-2-1-0 Lets Go! message

FARMINGTON — March 11, NorthStar EMS unveiled its third health-theme painted ambulance to the community—a colorful yellow and white ambulance with images of children promoting the 5-2-1-0 Lets Go! More...

Kingfield nomination papers available

KINGFIELD — Nomination papers for three positions are available at the Town Office, Chairman Heather Moody noted at the March 7 Board of Selectmen meeting. More...

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Legislative Update

Legislature passes tax conformity, education funding   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

At what age is a person an adult and why?

Linda Stewart of Kingfield: "Being an ‘adult’ is such a vague term." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norma H. Phillips

1939-2016 — She loved her family and spending time with them

FARMINGTON — Norma Harriet Hill Phillips, 76, of Fayette, died March 7, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with her loving family by her side. More...

Muriel A Murphy

1920-2016 — As an Ambassador at Sugarloaf, she was known as ‘Mum Murphy’

Muriel A Murphy, 95, residing at 11 Tourmaline Lane in Auburn, died peacefully on March 12, 2016.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

WinterKids fundraiser lights up the ‘Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — As of Monday morning, the WinterKids Downhill 24 Fundraiser, held for the first time at Sugarloaf, raised $217,322 (and counting), according to the non-profit’s Facebook page.  More...

There’s still snow at MH&T

Maine Huts & Trails has the best ski conditions of the year

KINGFIELD — The temperatures have been unseasonably mild, but the snow’s been piling up in Carrabassett Valley at Maine Huts & Trails. Trails are packed powder with a few inches of light, fluffy perfection on top. More...

More WinterKids Downhill 24 photos

Olympian Seth Wescott signs bibs for WinterKids Downhill 24 fundraisers. 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

St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday  What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck.  —Author Unknown   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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