November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Parking lot nearing completion, VEC considers next project

KINGFIELD — Discussions revolved around the newly built recreational parking lot during the Nov. 10 Village Enhancement Committee meeting. More...

Heating options being researched

KINGFIELD — Selectmen continued discussion of the heating system in the Town Office during the board’s regular bi-monthly meeting, held Nov. 7. More...

Arts & Entertainment

High Peaks gallery presents an evening of holiday shopping

KINGFIELD — High Peaks Artisan Guild is teaming up with Longfellow’s as it celebrates the fourth annual Not Just For Girls Night Out, Early Christmas Shopping.  The gallery will be open the evening of Thursday, Nov. More...

Made in Maine: 100-Plus Years of Craftsmanship in Skiing

Fireside Chat

BETHEL — The Ski Museum of Maine will hold a Fireside Chat at Bethel Historical Society Nov. 25.  Maine was once a leading manufacturer of skis, boots and poles. That’s past history. More...

UMF Collegium features works for orchestra, band and brass quintet

FARMINGTON — The UMF Collegium, a collection of instrumental ensembles under the direction of conductor Eric Thomas, will present a program featuring performances by the orchestra, band and an unconventional brass quintet at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, More...

Community & Local News

HCC flu shots announced

FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition staff is available to administer the influenza vaccine (seasonal flu shot) at sites throughout our community in November. * Thursday, Nov. 17 at Village Market, New Vineyard from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Farmington Historical Society meeting

FARMINGTON — Monday, Nov. 28 Farmington Historical Society will meet at North Church, 118 High Street at 6 p.m. for a potluck and short meeting.  More...

Fraud and scam awareness class offered

FARMINGTON -- SeniorsPlus will offer AARP’s Fraud & Scam Awareness: How to Protect Yourself class Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Franklin County satellite office of SeniorsPlus at 218 Fairbanks Road.  More...

News from our Schools

September’s Students of the Month

Mt. Abram sophomore Kiley Holt, freshman Hannah Holland, senior Abbie Brackley and junior Bryce Werzanski were honored as September’s Students of the Month. More...

Spirits un-dampened at Phillips school

PHILLIPS — Downpours outside did nothing to dampen the spirits inside of Phillips Elementary School recently when the students celebrated Halloween. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.  —Suzuki Roshi  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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Local votes differ from state results

WESTERN MAINE — While Maine voters joined those throughout the county to make a decision about the nation’s government, they also came out in full force to decide referendum questions that will lead to new laws being put in place in the s More...

Tractor trailer rollover in Coburn Gore

COBURN GORE — A tractor trailer carrying large bundles of paper rolled over on Route 27 just south of the border crossing into Quebec early Thursday morning, Nov. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think of the reactions to last week’s election?

Hunter Bate of Phillips: "People need to learn to deal with it. Trump won fair and square." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Dr. Robert Barnes

1933-2016 — He enjoyed working for causes that he felt strongly about and was always considered a ‘peacemaker’

KINGFIELD — Rev. Dr. Robert Barnes, 83, of Kingfield, died Saturday evening, Nov. 12, 2016, at home with his wife, Nancy and dear friends at his side.  More...

Jane Louise Cowette

1959-2016 — She was very kind hearted & always enjoyed helping the elderly & those in need

PHILLIPS — Jane Louise Cowette, 57, of Caribou, died in the early morning hours of Friday Nov. 4, 2016 in Phillips.  More...

George Richard ‘Dick’ Fountain

1918-2016 — He will be remembered for his love of family, sense of humor, passion for the outdoors & overall zest for life

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — George Richard “Dick” Fountain, 98, of Carrabassett Valley, died peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by his family and caregivers.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Western ME Mountain Dog Photo Contest winners announced

KINGFIELD — Explore Western ME mobile app, a digital publication of the Original Irregular, recently announced the winners of its first annual Western ME Mountain Dog Photo Contest.  More...

Meetings & fundraising continue

Saddleback

PORTLAND — The second in a trio of scheduled informational meetings regarding the future of Saddleback took place at Three Dollar Deweys Nov. 10. More...

MH&T nominated for Best Cross-Country Ski Resort

Voting ends Monday, Nov. 21, at 11:59 a.m. EST

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails is in the running for the Best Cross-Country Ski Resort in USA TODAY’s Readers’ Choice awards. 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...

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...