February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire destroys New Portland home

NEW PORTLAND — The cause of a fire that burned through a Carrabassett Road home over the weekend will probably never been known, however it appears it originated in the basement.  More...

Winter keeps adding up

WESTERN MAINE — A mix of sleet and heavy, wet snow fell during an extended storm early last week and brought more precipitation in a 24-hour period than National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis had m More...

Arts & Entertainment

East Pointers to play Phillips, Rumford - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PHILLIPS & RUMFORD — New England Celtic Arts will present the East Pointers from Prince Edward Island at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips Valentines Day, Tuesday, Feb. More...

Have a fatty and a beer with writer Bill Roorbach - Free Access

‘Word Buzz’ series continues

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Maine author Bill Roorbach. More...

February kicks off with downtown artwalk - Free Access

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — Friday, Feb. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. head downtown for Kingfield Friday Artwalk. This month, there’s live music, an interactive art project, and of course, an abundance of local arts and crafts. More...

Community & Local News

New Portland Reverend opens State Senate in prayer

Tuesday, Jan. 17, Pastor Tom Dubois (right) of Salem served as Pastor of the Day, delivering the opening prayer in the Maine State Senate. More...

Holiday tour benefits library

The Kingfield Bicentennial Committee recently presented a check for $1,700 to Webster Free Library. More...

Buffet luncheon for seniors offered

FARMINGTON — Senior Buffets continue this winter. 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 — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Groundhog Day is Thursday  Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.  —George Carlin   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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Raising a mountain of money for a cancer cure

Sugarloaf Charity Summit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Although the total amount raised during the Sugarloaf Charity Summit had yet to be tabulated, the goal of $200,000 was well within sight as of the morning of Monday, Jan. 30. More...

Kingfield sand reserves to be monitored

KINGFIELD — Bob Carlton of Freeman spoke with the Board of Selectmen about the initiative to expand broadband Internet throughout the county. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Gulf War Illness Presumption   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could be a part of any TV family, which one would it be?

Jocie Meldrum of Kingfield: "The only show I really watch with a family is Bates Motel and I wouldn’t have to be a part of that family." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lulu Cook

1929-2017 — She enjoyed reading, knitting and spending time with her family

AVON — Lulu Mae Brackley Cook, 87, of Avon, died Jan. 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

David Alexander Grant

1959-2017 — He was in the U.S. Army as a flight specialist and flew a variety of helicopters

DALLAS PLANTATION — David Alexander Grant, 57, of Dallas Plantation, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2017, at his home in Dallas Plantation.  More...

Earl C. Meyer

1937-2017 — He started several small businesses including the first ice-cream shop in Stratton and Meyer’s Bottled Gas

WILTON — Earl C. Meyer, 79, of Stratton died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home in Wilton.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf opens Snowfields

After 15” of snow last week, resort surpasses winter snowfall total from last season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to 15 inches of new snow and the deepest snowpack in New England, Sugarloaf opened its legendary Snowfields last week for the first time in two years. More...

New England Pond Hockey Festival is back

RANGELEY — Again players from across the nation, yes, they will fly in from California, Georgia, the Carolina’s, as well as drive from all over New England to again play pond hockey on Haley Pond with their friends and family for the love More...

Sports this week:

MT. ABRAM ROADRUNNERS   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...