June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

VEC undergoing reorganization

KINGFIELD — John Witherspoon was named Interim Chairman of the Village Enhancement Committee at its meeting June 14. Chris Rushton, Diane Keoski and former chairman Cynthia Orcutt announced their resignation from the committee. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Biscuit Miller and The Mix to perform

Sunday Blues In The Barn

KINGFIELD — 2012 Blues Music Award Winner Bassist of the Year, Biscuit Miller and The Mix, will perform in the 1827 Barn at the Mountain Village Farm B&B, 1 64 Main Street Sunday, June 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.  More...

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers at Sugarloaf

All-new summer concert series to feature three free performances by up-and-coming New England artists

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Boston-based blues band, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers will kick off the all-new Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Sugarloaf, Friday, June 24, with a performance at 7 p.m. More...

Dynamic exhibit features four local artists

UMF Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus is excited to present its latest exhibit, “ASPECTS: 4 ARTISTS,” featuring the work of four prolific local artists: Lori Soucie, David Crowl More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura & Howard Dunham

Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service held for Laura and Howard Dunham at 2 p.m. More...

Iva D. Lake

1924-2016 — She enjoyed cooking, sewing, canning, knitting and family gatherings

FARMINGTON — Iva D. Lake, “Dad’s little chickadee,” flew off Monday, June 13, 2016, surrounded by her loved ones. More...

Judy H. Wahl-Bate

1948-2016 — She will be sadly missed by all as a woman of quick wit, stubborn accord and a heart of gold

FARMINGTON — Judy Wahl-Bate, 68, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, surrounded by her family at Edgewood Assisted Living Center in Farmington.  More...

News from our Schools

Stratton school community celebrates

STRATTON — Saturday, the Stratton school community hosted a festive evening in celebration of fulfilling the three-year payment agreement for owning the school. More...

Strong School releases all-year honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its third trimester honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  Fifth Grade — All Year High Honors: Isabella Fernandez, Isabella Norster, Kaden Pillsbury; All Year Honors: Damon Attw More...

Readers win new rides

PHILLIPS — Students in grades K through 8 at the Phillips school had been reading and reviewing books since the first of the year. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.  —Arthur Ashe  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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MSAD #58 Directors sign district assessments

STRONG — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors signed the assessments for Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong at the board’s June 16 meeting. More...

Ellis retires — again

SALEM — He has been a teacher, principal and guidance counselor. He has worked in Stratton Elementary School, Phillips Elementary School and Mt. Abram. After 42 years of being employed by MSAD #58, Mike Ellis is retiring. Again.  More...

Rangeley changes town meeting process, approves recall ordinance

RANGELEY — The annual town meeting will be conducted by referendum next year rather than an open town meeting. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Legislative Digest for Second Regular Session now available The Legislative Digest of Bill Summaries and Enacted Laws for the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature is complete and is now available online through the following link: http:// More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite type of movie and what is your favorite movie of all time?

Riley Davenport of New Portland: "Comedy, of course. I think Step Brothers is my favorite." More...

Letters

MaineDOT Route 27 reconstruction Public Meeting

Maine’s Department of Transportation will sponsor a public meeting on its initial plans for rehabilitation of Route 27 June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webster Hall. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield directory questionaires ready

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — Kingfield directory questionnaires are being mailed to all Kingfield residents. The questionnaire will help the committee update the Kingfield directory. More...

Wilhelm Reich Museum opens for season

RANGELEY — Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road will open for the 2016 season Friday, July 1. More...

‘July 3rd in the Park’ returns

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the second annual July 3rd in the Park event. More...

Sports & Outdoors

A legend remembered

A portrait of John Christie was presented to Margaret “Marty” Christie (right) Jason and Josh during the Christie memorial tribute, Saturday at Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort. More...

New exhibit dedication part of Lupine Festival

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — As part of the Oquossoc Lupine Festival June 25 the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will dedicate a new exterior exhibit on its grounds at 11 a.m.  More...

Charity auction returns to Nostalgia

Carrabassett Valley Rats Mud Football

KINGFIELD — The Carrabassett Valley Rats’ Mud Football Charity Auction, slated for Saturday, July 9 at 7 p.m., has a wide variety of items lined up for this popular annual event.  According to organizer Ronk Beedy, just a few of the 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...