January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Go, delay or snow day?

Keeping up with the weather

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt relies on a handful of resources, knowledgeable people and real-time condition reports before making the call to delay or cancel school due to weather. More...

Volunteers wanted

Local Fire Departments

WESTERN MAINE — Anyone who is part on an organized group of volunteers will tell you, recruiting and retaining volunteers is not always easy. That is true of those concerned with social, artistic and recreational efforts. More...

Arts & Entertainment

'Word Buzz' series continues - Free Access

Have a fatty and a beer with writer Bill Roorbach

Bill RoorbachKINGFIELD -- Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant come to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton artists Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant on CD release tour at Bangor Celtic Crossroads Concerts at 58 Main Street Bangor Monday, Feb. 6, at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, Feb. More...

Roots of Creation

TO PERFORM AT HALFWAY TO REGGAE PARTY

Sugarloaf will announce headliner for 29th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival   CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bryanna Lynn Belz

1993-2017 — She had an aura about her that made everyone feel at home

WAYNE — Bryanna Lynn Belz of Wayne passed tragically in a car accident Jan. 15, 2017.  She was born Oct. 29, 1993 in Augusta to Tressia Ridlon Belz and Keith G. Belz.  More...

Vivian Margaret Lawrence

1929-2017 — She was a very generous person & enjoyed helping others

EUSTIS — Vivian Margaret Lawrence, a longtime resident of Eustis, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. More...

Raymond Orr Sr.

1929-2017 — He became Farmington’s First Chief of Police in 1967

FARMINGTON — Raymond Brigham Orr Sr., “Ray,” 88, of Farmington, died Jan. 17, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snodeo 2017: Full-throttle fun & excitement

RANGELEY — It was a much different scene in Rangeley last weekend than it was at the same time last year. Pulling off Snodeo 2016 was a challenge since Mother Nature seemingly forgot to bring winter to the region.  More...

Sports this week: January 25-31

MT. ABRAM ROADRUNNERS  Unless noted otherwise: JV 5:30; varsity 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 @ Wiscasset Tuesday, Jan. 31 vs. Madison  MT. ABRAM LADY ROADRUNNERS  Unless noted otherwise: JV 5:30; varsity 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS •

Jan. 16 to Jan. 22

BOYS Jan. 17: Rangeley (34) vs. Seacoast (55) Jan. 17: Carrabec (44) vs. Telstar (71) Jan. 17: Hall-Dale (58) vs. Mt. Abram (31) Jan. 19: Oak Hill (62) vs. Carrabec (45) Jan. 20: Rangeley (30) vs. Valley (74) Jan. 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.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Lower flight ceiling proposed — again

The sound of airplane engines and the drumming of helicopter blades is not an uncommon sound in Western Maine. More...

Flag policy introduced to board

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 School Board Directors recognized Mt. Abram High School teacher Darren Allen as the district’s January Employee of the Month during the board meeting Thursday, Jan. 20. More...

Snow: Every little bit helps

WESTERN MAINE — About 2.5 inches of new snow was measured last week by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis. Further south in Farmington, only 1.3 inches of snow fell. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Legislative bill list for the First Regular Session now available Last week the Legislature’s Office of the Revisor of Statutes released the complete list of bills to be considered during the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Letters

Once again the Sugarloaf community showed its true colors!

The 18th annual Fish Tales and Cocktails was a wonderful success.  With the help of Sugarloaf for the space, the volunteers for set up and getting the items, to all those that attended and to those that helped break down, a resounding THANK YOU! More...

Ladies and gentlemen:

I am a student at Cascade Christian schools, and I am writing a report on the state of Maine.  We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about “our” state. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the most annoying thing about the Internet?

Abi Wilcox, 11, of Salem: "The spinning wheel of death." More...

Community & Local News

New Portland library announces new hours

NEW PORTLAND — Librarian Sheila Atwood recently announced new hours for the New Portland Community Library. It is now open Sunday afternoons 1 to 3 p.m. The library is also open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. More...

Storyteller added to Tall Tales lineup

PHILLIPS — It was recently announced that an additional storyteller has been added to the True Stories & Tall Tales lineup Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Phillips Area Community Center.  More...

Sugarloaf Charity Summit this Saturday

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 17th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit is days away and there is still time to be a part of the biggest fundraiser in the valley. More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram Outdoor Club celebrates Thanksgiving at MH&T

SALEM — In October, the Teens to Trails Organization out of Brunswick held a lottery, and the Mt. More...

Stratton School Spelling Bee winners

Seventh grader Noah Koenig (left) placed first in the Stratton School Spelling Bee. William DeFroscia (right) also in seventh grade was runner up. They will attend the Spelling Bee finals Feb. More...

Lillian Taylor named to dean’s list

BIDDEFORD & PORTLAND — Lillian Taylor of Kingfield has been named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at the University of New England.  Dean’s list students have attained a grade point average of 3.3 or better ou More...

Irregular Regulars

Thought for the Week

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.  —Winston Churchill  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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Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Red Lemon

So, it seems that I’ve bought a lemon. A bright red lemon, in fact. More...