September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield property purchase discussion set

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public discussion Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in order to measure the interest townspeople have concerning two property purchase proposals that have come before the town. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Calan back in Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

MEXICO & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Welsh super group Calan from Wales at Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Tuesday, Sept. 20 and at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, Sept. More...

Blues in the Barn

Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots back in town

KINGFIELD — The magnetic Victor Wainwright, the biggest rising star in American blues and roots music, will be performing with his band The Wild Roots at Blues in the Barn, Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main Street Sunday, Sept. More...

American punk duo comes to Madison

MADISON — Saturday, Sept. 17, Somerset Abbey invites you to rock your socks off with “When Particles Collide,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Muriel Wing Surowiec

Graveside Service

KINGFIELD — There will be a graveside service for Muriel W. Surowiec, 96, of Hallowell and Kingfield, Saturday, Sept. 17 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Muriel passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. More...

Lillian M. Demers

1920-2016 — She was beloved by all and enriched the lives of those around her

WILTON — Lillian Maude Demers, 96, passed away Sept. 2, 2016 in Wilton.  More...

Joan B. Eustis

PHILLIPS — Joan B. Eustis, 66, passed away Aug. 25, 2016 at her home in Phillips with her loving family by her side. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners sink Falcons, Raiders

SALEM — Mt. Abram athletes have adopted “fear the mountain” as their logo, using it in social media hashtags and wearing it proudly on tee shirts. More...

Record Breaking Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

PORTLAND — More than 10,000 Mainers are expected to join in the 10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend and celebrate fall weather and activities in the great state of Maine. More...

MTA Sports this week: September 14 - 21

MT. ABRAM BOYS SOCCER  Thursday, Sept. 15 Carrabec/Madison @ Oak Hill — 4 p.m. MTA @ Dirigo — 4 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 16 Rangeley @ Buckfield — 4 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Citizenship Day is Saturday  A passive & ignorant citizenry will never create a sustainable world.  —Andrew Gaines  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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Kingfield earns AT community designation

KINGFIELD — The town’s designation as an Appalachian Trail Community was celebrated during the bicentennial potluck BBQ Sept. 10 at Mountain Village Farm B&B. More...

HCC awarded $125,000 to prevent substance abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

TRICARE reminds beneficiaries: protect your personal information More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What grade are you in and what do you think will be the hardest things about this year?

Serenity Dunphy of Lexington: "I am a junior and math is going to be the hardest." More...

Letters

THANK YOU!

On behalf of the Town of Carrabassett Valley Backcountry Cycle Challenge Race Committee, we would like to thank our Corporate Business Sponsors, Course volunteers, Sugarloaf, the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol, the CV Police Department, CV Fire & Rescue, t More...

Thank you for the open house

I would just like to say a big thank you to Poland Spring Bottling Plant for the open house this past Sunday. The food and the music were great and the tour was wonderful. I’m not one to say much but I was so impressed. More...

Community & Local News

Franklin Health stress reduction program starting

Participants will learn to apply mindfulness practice to stressors

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital is once again offering its intensive nine-session stress reduction program that is designed to teach participants scientifically proven practical skills to reduce stress and improve overall health and hap More...

HCC announces September mobile health unit schedule

Staff will be offering one-on-one health counseling and information

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County announces its September schedule for mobile health unit outreach.  More...

Celebrate the harvest with Maine Mountain Children’s House

KINGFIELD — The local Montessori preschool, Maine Mountain Children’s House, is hosting its third annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Mountain Village Farm B&B in Kingfield.  More...

News from our Schools

Family fun run

Aaron, Austin and Emily Marden cross the finish line of the Strong 1K to benefit the Strong 8th grade class trip. More...

Raising funds at MTA

Mt. Abram High School guidance secretary Laura White poses with seniors Abbie Brackley and Meg Marble who, along with other students, are taking part in a Yankee Candle fundraiser through Sept. 19. More...

Harvest time

It’s harvest time for the Stratton School garden. (Denise McKay photo) More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, 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...