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Fire destroys Avon home; dog saved

AVON — A house at 242 Avon Valley Road was destroyed by fire Friday morning, April 29.  The fire at the home of Scott Wilcox and Mary Bachelder is believed to have started around the exterior of the building, Phillips Fire Chief Mark Rouss More...

Kingfield budget committee question VEC requests

KINGFIELD — Requests from the Village Enhancement Committee regarding funding for several projects were met with resistance from the Budget Committee during the final budget review April 25.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

David Francey in concert at North Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Scottish born Canadian songsmith David Francey on his CD release tour of “Empty Train” at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, May 10, and at North Church Concer More...

Kingfield POPS adds Dave Mallett to lineup - Free Access

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

Danny Taylor, Doug Mathieu to play Phillips

PHILLIPS — Farmington singer/guitarist Danny Taylor and Anson bass-player/singer Doug Mathieu will present an afternoon of classic country and classic rock at the Phillips Area Community Center this Mother’s Day afternoon.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

A swing and a miss

Kingfield Wildcat catcher Nick Poulin grabs the ball after Stratton Bobcat Colin Arner misses on a swing. Arner hit the next pitch for a single. The Wildcats took their first win of the season 5-2. More...

Batter up!

Lady Roadrunner Maya Caron takes sets up to bat during a home game against Dirigo Wednesday, April 27. The Lady Roadrunners lost to Dirigo 11-3, bringing their season record to 0-3. More...

Acknowledging her biggest fan

Lori Woodcock gives her mom a playful wave during the Kingfield Lady Wildcats softball game against the Stratton Lady Bobcats. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET — 3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn, 266 Main St, Kingfield. 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...

Confidential information shared in board emails

PHILLIPS — A MSAD #58 School Board Director has violated policy by discussing confidential district employee information with an outside source via email. More...

Water rate increase hearing scheduled

Mt. Blue Water District

PHILLIPS — The Mt. Blue Standard Water District will hold a Public Hearing as a necessary part of the process in the district’s intention to file a revised rate schedule with the Maine Public Utilities Commission. More...

NorthStar subsidy, school valuation decrease

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt and School Board Directors John Foss, Lynnette Abbott and Amy Alexcovich were present at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting April 25. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is one thing your mom says to you all the time that drive you crazy?

Cayden Bate, 6 of New Portland: "Eat all your food." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John J. ‘Jack’ Connors

1941-2016 — He was a proud owner and operator of the Nostalgia Tavern

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — John J. “Jack” Connors Jr., 75, of Clinton, Mass., formerly of Kingfield, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Shrewsbury, Mass. More...

Community & Local News

FCHN announces staffing, operational reductions

The Farmington organization that includes Franklin Memorial Hospital has experienced more than $15 million in losses dating back four years, and its leadership says it must better align its services with patient demand.   More...

Fourth annual Home, Garden & Sports Show in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the fourth annual Rangeley Home, Garden & Sports Show Saturday, May 28 at The Rangeley Inn on Main Street. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

No grass growing under her feet

Mavis Henderson:

PHILLIPS — Spring: the season most look forward to after a long cold winter —a rebirth so to speak. More...

News from our Schools

MTA’s Top 11 Seniors

Mt. Abram High School recently announced the names of its top 11 seniors. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its third quarter honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mother’s Day is Sunday  Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.  —Author Unknown   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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