March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Not much of a winter this year

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — This winter season saw the least amount of snowfall for any winter this decade, according to records gathered by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis. More...

Coplin passes $225,000 budget

COPLIN — About 13 residents gathered March 26 for the annual Town Meeting, according to Town Clerk Cecile Newell. Voters moved through, and passed, 45 articles in 45 minutes. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Early Bird POPS tickets on sale - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Early bird tickets for the 14th annual Kingfield POPS featuring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra are available now at select locations in Franklin County. More...

Makem & Spain at North Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON & MEXICO — New England Celtic Arts will present the Irish American Folk trio Makem & Spain at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, April 7 and at the Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Fri More...

This April Artwalk Everyone is a poet So our minds can see! - Free Access

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — Join Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday, April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy local artists’ work, and contribute a little of your own... More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Justice Fast

1937-2016 — He lived his life with a great love for nature

Dave Fast passed at home Saturday, March 19, 2016, quietly and peacefully in his sleep, after being surrounded by his loving family. He was 78 years old.  More...

Cecile Margaret Lecours

1933-2016 — She enjoyed going to Canada, dancing and camping at the lake with her husband

EUSTIS — Cecile Margaret Lecours, 82, of Main Street, died early Sunday at her home.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Wescott defends title in Banked Slalom

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to host the sixth annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom. More...

Kingfield Little League tryouts, practice April 2

Bottle drive on April 3

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Little League Coach Jonah Mitchell recently announced that tryouts and practice will be held Saturday, April 2 beginning at 2 p.m. (weather permitting).  More...

Local ski racer qualifies for U16 National Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local Carrabassett Valley Academy alpine ski racer Luke Kearing has qualified for the U16 National Championships which are being held at the Snowbird Resort in Utah March 29 to April 2.  Kearing qualified for the upco 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, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Phillips faces significant water district increase

PHILLIPS — A meeting of the Board of Selectman March 22 brought to light a concern over the sudden and drastic increase in the fees the town will pay Mt. Blue Standard Water District for fire hydrant rentals. More...

Strong: River Road truck ban suggested

STRONG — During a brief meeting March 22, selectmen agreed to sign a request made by MaineDOT giving permission for construction vehicles to travel on town roads, as long as they were bonded. More...

Local food pantry receives $2,000 grant

SALEM — Representatives of the 15th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Maine gathered at the United Methodist Economic Ministry Food Pantry recently. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was your favorite pet growing up and why?

Sam Bouchard of Kingfield: "My favorite pet was my dog Rex. He was awesome." More...

Legislative Update

Maine Senate votes to eliminate Death Tax On a vote of 18 to 13, the Republican-controlled Maine Senate voted to support family farms and businesses. More...

Letters

Clarifying misconceptions about the Boosters

In response to the article “MSAD 58: Boosters Scrutinized” (Original Irregular, March 23, 2016), the Executive Committee of the Sports Boosters would like to clarify some of the remarks and misconceptions by administration, the school boa More...

Community & Local News

Spreading holiday cheer year-round

KINGFIELD — What started as a way to brighten up the community room at Kingfield Elderly Housing during the Christmas holidays has turned into a spectacular display of seasonal decorations.  More...

Community Job Fair at CMCC

AUBURN — Friday, April 1 from 9 a.m. More...

Hospital to host summer health careers exploration camp

The camp is open to all students who will be entering grades 7-12

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network will once again host a Summer Scrub Club Camp taking place June 20 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

News from our Schools

Strong sweeps speaking competition

STRONG — “For at least the last decade, a public speaking competition has been held each spring at the Strong Elementary School. More...

MATH TIME!

Mrs. Beaulier, who works with Sheila Lecander’s third grade students for math, provided an interactive learning project recently at the Stratton School. More...

MSAD #58 kindergarten registration set

MSAD #58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong) is holding kindergarten registration for students turning 5 years old on or before Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fool’s Day is Friday  I have great faith in fools — self-confidence, my friends call it.  —Edgar Allen Poe   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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