July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff, selectmen discuss enforcement

KINGFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. listened to concerns from residents and selectmen at the July 18 Board of Selectmen meeting. More...

VEC elects new officers

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee elected new officers at a meeting July 19. Merv Wilson will serve as chairman and John Goldfrank as vice chair.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Jud Caswell and Golden Oak at summer lawn concert

Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus offers music under the stars with a summer concert on the lawn Thursday, July 28. More...

Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni to play the Abbey

MADISON — Somerset Abbey invites you to enjoy an evening with Marina Evans accompanied by Bernardo Baglioni Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

Hope Haitian Choir to perform

FARMINGTON — The Hope Haitian Choir will perform at the Farmington Baptist Church Friday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Donald ‘Don’ Palmer

He had a profound love for his family and faith in God & helped create the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

RANGELEY — Richard Donald “Don” Palmer was “born to eternal life” when he died suddenly July 20, 2016 in his beloved home on Quimby Pond in Rangeley.  More...

John Alan ‘Jack’ Thompson

1947-2016 — He will be remembered for his quiet and kind nature

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — John Alan “Jack” Thompson, 69, of Sandy River Plantation, died unexpectedly of natural causes July 17, 2016 at his home.  More...

Sandra L. Robinson

1941-2016 — She loved the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren

LEWISTON — Sandra L. Robinson, 75, a resident of Turner, passed away Wednesday, July 20, at Central Maine Medical Center.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

A great weekend of mud football

KINGFIELD — Oh what a day for working out on the Field Friday the 15th of July — getting ready for two days of mud football for the love of the game. I enjoy playing this get down and dirty stuff.  More...

Paddle across Haley Pond and walk to NFCT lean-to

RANGELEY — Paddle Haley Pond Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m.  Join Northern Forest Canoe Trail Maine Outreach Coordinator Jeff McCabe for a paddle across Haley Pond and a walk up the trail to tour NFCT’s new Halfway Hilton lean-to near the More...

River Fest 2016 coming up

SKOWHEGAN — River Fest, Skowhegan’s annual multi-day event celebrating recreation and life on the Kennebec River, will be held Aug. 2 to 6. More...

Photo

Sunday was a beautiful day to be at the lake. Here, Guy and Paula Stevens enjoy an easy afternoon cruise on Flagstaff Lake. (Heidi Murphy photo) More...

Storm batters mountains

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — When the National Weather Service issued a warning for a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado last Monday afternoon, residents were warned to take precautions against golf ball-sized hail, downed trees and powe More...

MSAD #58 new hires announced

PHILLIPS — Directors voted to fill several district staff openings at the July 21 MSAD #58 School Board meeting based on nominations presented by Superintendent Susan Pratt.  More...

Op-Ed

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Stand your ground, vote against this ballot initiative

Recent events have demonstrated that you never know where or when evil will strike. Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino and Orlando continue to teach us that we must be vigilant in our surroundings.  More...

Legislative Update

Department of Labor launches Maine JobLink More...

Letters

Thank you for helping with the Valley’s Fourth

On behalf of the Carrabassett Valley Fourth of July event planning committee, we would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and businesses for their time and efforts resulting in a fun-filled holiday event.  More...

Thank you from Kingfield’s Honored Couple

We would like to thank the Kingfield Festival Committee for the special honor we were awarded during Kingfield Festival Days. More...

Dear editor and all my friends,

As you know, our prayers were answered and I am now in “assisted living” at Sandy River Center in Farmington. I’d guess I’ve been here about two weeks and like it and the way we are treated. Thank you!  More...

Community & Local News

Valley’s summer festival returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 11th annual Carrabassett Valley Summer Festival is all set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Admission is free.  More...

CORRECTION

Phillips Hornored Couple clarifications   More...

Annual Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley tickets now on sale

RANGELEY — Tickets for the RFA’s Annual Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley are now on sale at the RFA Lakeside Theater Box Office, Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on-line at www.rangeleyarts.org. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. 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...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat the luckier you get.  —Ray Kroc  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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