October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Improved groundwater conditions noted

WESTERN MAINE — The U.S. Geological Survey groundwater measurement site in Weld has recorded some recovery after the weekend’s weather but still well below normal. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Award-winning one-woman show returns

FARMINGTON — Elizabeth Peavey presents her hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, at the Emery Community Art Center, University of Maine Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Water Bear Confabulum arts festival returns

UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery is inviting the public to its second annual Water Bear Confabulum, an alternative arts festival and series of events that celebrate diverse artistic and community voices. More...

Kingfield Artwalk returns this winter

Kingfield Artwalks are focusing on the celebration of winter this year with four Artwalks scheduled for the first Friday of December, January, February and March. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth N. Mitchell

1928-2016 — Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren

PHILLIPS — Ruth Newell Mitchell, 88, passed away Oct. 19, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Nancy S. Summers

1932-2016 — Her lifelong dedication was to her family

OQUOSSOC — Nancy Stevenson Summers, 84, of Oquossoc, died peacefully Oct. 13, 2016 at Clover Manor in Auburn.  More...

Strong, Kingfield health centers offer flu shot clinic

Vaccines free for children age 18 and under while supplies last

KINGFIELD & STRONG — Mt. Abram Regional Health Center and Strong Area Health Center will each offer free flu shot vaccines to kids age 18 and under Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners ousted by Lady Seahawks, 2-0

SALEM — Despite Saturday’s wet weather, the game went on and die-hard Lady Roadrunner fans stood under umbrellas and huddled under tarps for the preliminary playoff game against Boothbay’s Lady Seahawks.  More...

WinterKids Passports now available

Two new outdoor recreational areas added to winter activity discount booklet

PORTLAND — The 2016-2017 WinterKids Passport, Maine’s original outdoor winter activity discount book, is now available at WinterKids.org. More...

Seth Wescott to speak and sign autographs

FARMINGTON — A movie night with Seth Wescott speaking and signing autographs will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Maine at Farmington’s Roberts Learning Center, Lincoln Auditorium.  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...

Kingfield parking lot spending authorized

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee asked the Board of Selectmen to approve spending up to $22,500 to build a recreational parking area near the Wastewater Department. More...

Weekend storm brings 2” of rain

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — After months of consistently below-average precipitation, relief came to the area in the form of a weekend of steady rain which filled rivers, streams and wells.  More...

Kingfield town employee summonsed for theft

KINGFIELD — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office summonsed a town employee for Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, a Class C felony charge.  The suspect, Bruce White, 52, has been employed by the town for more than 20 years and More...

MSAD #58 policy review continues

PHILLIPS — During the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting Oct. 20, Phillips Elementary School students shared a presentation of a field trip they had taken to the Cole Land Transportation Museum. More...

Op-Ed

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Fighting for good Maine jobs

COMMENTARY

This fall I was at the Oxford Plains Speedway for the Oxford 250 tailgate. I met a sheet metal worker from Farmington who used to work in Maine’s paper mills, building and fixing machines. As mills closed, work dried up. More...

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Noah Dereszynski, 5, of Kingfield: "I am going to be a red ninja and my brother is going to be a blue ninja." More...

Letters

STILL DECIDING HOW TO VOTE???

Don’t let that stop you from voting, because this probably is the most important election in our lifetime, and failing to vote allows others to determine not only our future but, more importantly, the future of our children and grandchildren.&n More...

Annual chicken supper possible thanks to many

We would like to thank all the friends and neighbors who orchestrated the annual chicken supper in Phillips recently.  Many community members donated food, cooked and served food, decorated the school and cleaned up. More...

Community & Local News

Fall Fest friends

Lucy Mirlocca, 3, of New Portland gets a little help from Peyton Handrahan, 7, also of New Portland at a craft table at the New Portland Fall Festival. More...

Door To Door Knocking October 29

Edgewood Rehab & Living Center

FARMINGTON — Edgewood Rehab and Living Center at 221 Fairbanks Road, and Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center 107 Orchard Drive, will be holding their Door To Door Knocking Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Community Halloween Party planned

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is sponsoring its annual Community Halloween Party at the Community Building on Main Street in Stratton Monday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Sign-in will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Fire safety for all

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Jr. Firefighter Brooklynn Brown, students at Kingfield Elementary School received a new smoke detector during Fire Prevention Week. More...

Fire Safety Week

Strong school participated in Fire Safety Week by inviting Aaron Marden, firefighter from Strong, and his children to come educate students on the importance of fire safety. More...

Drums Alive in Stratton

Drums Alive came to the Stratton School Tuesday, Oct. 11. This is a program that encompasses rhythm, dance and fitness all in one. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Monday is Halloween  I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.  —Robert Brault   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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