March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Avon passes reduced budget

AVON — Voters elected a new MSAD #58 School Board Director during the Town Meeting March 19. Wendy Warnock won over incumbent Jason Plogg by the narrow margin of 17–14. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lakeside Dance Academy

Performance celebrates 30 years of dance in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Dance Academy will be celebrating 30 years of dance at the Annual Spring Dance Concert. Sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, it will be presented at 7 p.m. More...

Dave Jusseaume featured artist

High Peaks Artisan Guild

KINGFIELD — High Peaks Artisan Guild’s featured artist for the month of April is Dave Jusseaume.  As a lifetime fisherman, Jusseaume has found the natural world fascinating and has directed his artistic intention toward the rivers an More...

Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus to perform

The Wilton Group organized the fundraiser concert to benefit the Western Maine Play Museum

FARMINGTON — The Wilton Group has organized a benefit concert featuring the Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus. The performance will take place Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at Mt. More...

Community & Local News

Ecumenical group plans Easter sunrise service

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry is hosting an Easter sunrise service Sunday, March 27 on Voter Hill at approximately 6:29 a.m.  The service will be held in rain, shine, snow, sleet or fog. More...

Family game night at Webster library

KINGFIELD — Children, young adults and adults are invited to join friends and family by the fireside for a game night at Webster Free Library Thursday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.  “Please come alone, with a friend or with your family More...

Hitting the Marketing Bull’s Eye

Workshop:

PHILLIPS — Looking to start or to grow a small business? If so, much of the venture’s success depends on an effective marketing strategy. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Two locals shine at US Alpine Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In 2015 Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge trail was the site of the US Alpine Championship Downhill and will again host the event in 2017. More...

Local ski racer qualifies for U16 National Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local Carrabassett Valley Academy alpine ski racer Rylee McCormack has qualified for the U16 National Championships which will be held at the Snowbird Resort in Utah March 29 to April 2.  More...

Dory Michaud wins USSA Eastern Freestyle Young Guns title

She’s tiny, she’s resilient, she’s tenacious and she’s a winner!  Dory Michaud, daughter of Jack and Janelle Kiernan Michaud of Falmouth and Sugarloaf Mountain won the 2016 USSA Eastern Freestyle Young Guns titles for Slo More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Easter is Sunday  On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.  —Douglas Horton  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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There’s ‘sno’ bad time to fish

With a spring snow lightly falling, Irregular Staff Writer Dee Menear bundles up in winter wear and takes a few minutes away from the office to wet a line Monday. More...

MSAD #58 - Boosters scrutinized

SALEM — MSAD # 58 Superintendent Susan Pratt updated School Board Directors as to the status of a Career and Technical Education Satellite Program proposal during the board’s March 17 meeting. More...

Kingfield committee seeks loan to cover cultural center

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee will present a request to the Budget Committee April 11. The VEC is seeking $60,000 from the Tax Increment Financing account. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Dear Sugarloaf Community,

Thank you for your outpouring of support during this difficult time.  Many of you have shared how Muriel “Mum” Murphy “always had a smile and a kind word” and “all who spoke with her walked away blessed” in he More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

You learned how syrup is made today. What is your favorite part of the process?

Kooper Keller, 8, of Kingfield: "Collecting the sap." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Francis R. Bliss

He was blessed with a host of admirers and friends

FARMINGTON — Francis Royster Bliss, 96, died on March 16, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, almost four years after the death of his wife, Frances. More...

Dennis A. Churchill

1952-2016 — Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren

FARMINGTON — “Beefy” Dennis A. Churchill, 63, died March 15, 2016 at his home in Farmington after a long-term illness.  He was born Sept. 21, 1952 the son of Berkley and Christine (Walker) Churchill. More...

Drucilla Ann Jackson Mitchell

1958-2016 — An independent thinker, she was quiet and had a strong work ethic

PERRY, Fla. — Drucilla Ann Jackson Mitchell, age 57, died Dec. 29, 2015 after a year long battle with lung cancer. During her short illness, she remained strong, determined and fought a good fight.  More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield School Easter Bunny Drawing Winners

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On to the districts

Kingfield Elementary School recently held its Public Speaking Competition in preparation for the district event. More...

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY FOR EVERYONE

Mt. Abram High School student Collin Grant works on a precious metal clay project in one of Sally Bean’s art classes. 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

Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev. Judson Pealer, Rector. Wednesday, March 23 Eucharist 9:30 am, Chapel. More...