May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Variance sought for Valley fuel farm

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Public Hearing was held May 2 concerning a Department of Environmental Protection variance the town needs to obtain in order for the construction of a fuel farm at the Sugarloaf Regional Airport to move forward.  More...

Bridge, village center projects discussed in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Larry Warren was present at the May 16 Board of Selectmen’s meeting to discuss a trail he is building. The proposed Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trail will extend from Kingfield to Coburn Gore when complete. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Fogcutters jazz up the Kingfield POPS

Not your grandfather’s big band

KINGFIELD — Tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Kingfield POPS taking place June 25 at the Kennedy Farm. More...

DOWN THE DIRT ROAD TO PLAY THE PACC

PHILLIPS — Summertime will be off to a country-fine start with award-winning country band, Down the Dirt Road, at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday evening, June 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.  More...

Cindy Taylor Clark to exhibit

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is hosting an artist’s reception for Cindy Taylor Clark Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  More...

Community & Local News

Great prizes being added for SRBA word search puzzle

PHILLIPS — Prizes are accumulating for the second annual word search puzzle created for the Sandy River Business Association.  This year’s puzzle contains the names of roads maintained by the Town of Phillips road crew: Ward Breadeau More...

From the coast to the mountains

For the past several months, Josh Dubay of High Tide, Low Tide Seafood out of Madison has been selling seafood in Kingfield. More...

Kingfield alumni plan annual banquet

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield High School Alumni Association is holding the 96th annual banquet Saturday, June 11 at the Kingfield Elementary School.  Registration and social time will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Showcasing district ~creativity~

The annual MSAD #58 Art Show was held at Mt. Abram May 18 with work from every K-8 student in the district on display. High school students who study art also had work in the show. More...

Gaynor Norcott graduates from MSSM

LIMESTONE — Forty-seven students from throughout Maine and beyond graduated from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics during commencement exercises May 28.  Among this year’s MSSM graduates was Gaynor Norcott of Kingfield.&nbs More...

Maine School of Masonry open house May 27

AVON — The Maine School of Masonry invites the public to attend an open house Friday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a tour and information on the Masonry program.  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...

MSAD #58: No penalty for policy violation

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt stated there was no school board policy in place concerning directors who violate their adopted policy. More...

Aspiring young scholars granted scholarships

SALEM — Several MSAD #58 third and fourth grade students were awarded College Aspirations scholarships at a ceremony held May 19. The $100 scholarships were presented by Bob Stuart founder of Maine College Circle. More...

‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign runs through June 5

AUGUSTA — Dozens of Maine police departments began a two week effort starting Monday, May 23 enforcing the state’s seat belt laws.  Coordinated by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, the effort is part of the national “Click it More...

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Legislative Update

Public comment period on November Referendum questions now open More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is one piece of advice you would like to give to graduating seniors?

Sue Pratt of Strong: "Follow your dreams." More...

Letters

To the communities of Kingfield and Strong...

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in the Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive.  The United Methodist Economic Ministry Food Pantry received 629 pounds of food. It is a big boost to replenish our depleting shelves. More...

Stratton-Eustis Roadside Cleanup successful

I would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and effort to the annual Stratton-Eustis Roadside Cleanup. More...

Thank you for supporting the Phillips library

Thank you for all the support for the Phillips Public Library Annual Ticket Auction.  The two-month event involves over two dozen volunteers. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Celebrity Classic supports garden for kids

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “I was a grief-stricken son with a pipe dream,” stated John Beaupre. That dream was to honor his mother in a way that would keep her dreams alive. More...

North wins battle against South

Kingfield South Little League pitcher Bryce Wilcox serves up a pitch to an opposing batter. The team played Kingfield North May 21 and showed marked improvement since the beginning of the season. More...

CV ATV Club opens trails for 2016 season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley ATV Club has opened most of its trail network for the upcoming season. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Memorial Day is Monday  The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.  —Minot J. Savage   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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