June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips voters to fill empty terms

PHILLIPS — The annual Phillips Town Meeting will be held June 23 at 6 p.m. in the Phillips Area Community Center.  More...

Kingfield board considers limiting septic service

KINGFIELD — Selectmen reiterated the need for one full member and two alternate members for the Appeals Board. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Barrule comes to Portland & Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Barrule from the Isle of Man on its first U.S. More...

Jam-packed POPS, more than the music - Free Access

KINGFIELD – The 14th annual Kingfield POPS will take place Saturday, June 25 at Kennedy Farm with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Mallett Brothers Band, David Mallett, The Fogcutters and Ghost of Paul Revere. More...

Stanley and Grimm in concert, June 22

KINGFIELD — Stanley and Grimm will be in concert at Mountain Village Farm B&B Wednesday, June 22 from 7:30 to 9. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl W. Fellman

1952-2016 — He worked construction at Sugarloaf and did carpenter work locally

STARKS — Carl Windsand Fellman, 63, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on June 6, 2016, in Starks.  More...

Deborah Freeman

1954-2016 — At her core, she was a healer, a mentor and an inspiration

CUMBERLAND CENTER — Deborah Freeman, APRN, BC, 61, of Cumberland Center, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of Greg Sweetser.  More...

Deborah Anne Clague

1949-2016 — She was a life learner and gifted communicator

AUBURN — Deborah Anne Clague, 66, of New Portland, Maine, passed peacefully, in the company of dear friends, Thursday evening, June 2, 2016, at the Hospice House in Auburn.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Reclaiming the Mountain for the People of Maine

Group hikes Bigelow to protest over-harvesting

June 5, in gale-force winds, thick fog and horizontal rain, members of the group Friends of Bigelow unfurled a “Save Bigelow Again” flag on the Bigelow Mountain Range summit, West Peak. More...

Features new trail opening

CV ATV Club Annual Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With the annual meeting for an opener, the Carrabassett Valley ATV Club topped off the day Saturday, June 4, with the opening of a new trail and a club ride up Poplar Mountain.  More...

Celebration of Life for John Christie planned at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday June 18, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the King Pine Room of the Sugarloaf Base Lodge, Sugarloaf, Ski Museum of Maine and the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, will be hosting a “Celebration of Life” of John M. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Saturday is Father’s Day  Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.  —David Gottesman   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Mt. Abram graduates 62

SALEM — There was much celebration at Mt. Abram High School June 10 when the Class of 2016 marched across the stage to receive diplomas. More...

Yates says goodbye to MTA

SALEM — For 32 years Alice Yates has been teaching French and art at Mt. Abram High School. It is the only place she has ever taught and after more than three decades, she is closing one chapter and preparing to start another.   More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

New MCPON announced   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best thing about your dad and what is something you really like doing with him?

Tayla Bachelder, 8, of Salem: "He brings me to the bus stop every morning but I really like when we go swimming and he throws me in the air.” More...

Letters

Thanks for helping us make and celebrate history

The Centennial Bridge Committee would like to thank everyone who came out to our event.  We had over 200 people participate in the dedication of the Centennial Bridge on the 100th anniversary of its official opening and join in on the photo recr More...

Proud to be part of this community

It is such a pleasure to drive into the town of Kingfield, from any direction, and be greeted with beautiful American flags flying proudly. I feel proud and honored to be a part of this wonderful community.  Happy 200th birthday Kingfield! More...

Community & Local News

Welcome Home Clarence!

Folks line the streets waiting to honor Clarence Barker after his Honor Flight to Washington, DC to see the WWII Memorial, as well as several other memorials. More...

Annual family festival returns to Stratton

STRATTON — “Old Home Days” is the theme of the annual Family Fun Days in the Stratton area June 24 to 26. More...

Basement project near completion

Maine Forestry Museum

RANGELEY — It now looks as though the basement project at the Maine Forestry Museum will indeed be ready for the open house Tuesday, June 21.  The Tuesday volunteer crew has been doing a suspended ceiling and an epoxy floor finish to final More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram inducts 16 to National Honor Society

Sixteen Mt. Abram juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society May 24. More...

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its third trimester honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  More...

Erin Luce Graduates from Castleton University

CASTLETON Vt. — Erin Luce, of Carrabassett Valley, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Castleton University following the successful completion of the spring semester in May 2016.  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 gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall,School St., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. 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...