February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Spiller seeks selectman slot

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STRONG — Community service is a priority to Board of Selectmen candidate Rodney Spiller and, as a Foster Career and Technical Education Center instructor, he teaches the importance of service to his students.  More...

Pampered Guinea pig

Meet Stuart, one of the pets Nicole Maynard regularly pampers at Country Mutt in Kingfield. What could be grander that a groomed guinea pig? (Dee Menear photo) More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Ladles at Brick Church Concert series

The Ladles, a band consisting of fiddle, guitar, banjo and three part female harmony, will be playing at the New Sharon Congregational Church Saturday, Feb. 25. More...

UMF Art Gallery presents solo exhibit by artist Juliet Karelsen

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to present the work of artist Juliet Karelsen in an upcoming UMF Art Gallery exhibit titled “Juliet’s Room: Recent Work by Juliet Karelsen.” The show will be on vie More...

Art reception for Jean Sawtell

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is hosting an art reception for Jean W. Sawtell Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Letters

Bid farewell to the Johnsons

You may have heard that Pat and Curtis Johnson will be moving to New Jersey toward the end of February.  Dawn Sova and I are organizing a potluck dinner for them Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Herbert Hotel. More...

Narrow Gauge Quilters thanks you

The Narrow Gauge Quilters of Phillips would like to thank the following groups for being so helpful in getting the word out about our quilt raffle fundraiser for our friend with cancer: The Daily Bulldog, the Original Irregular newspaper, PACT in Phi More...

Political Letters & Commentaries Deadline

As always, the deadline for Political Letters and Commentaries is two issues before the town meeting and/or vote that the written pieces are about. (This year: Friday Noon, Feb. More...

Sports & Outdoors

LAKERS  NFCL Champions

Rangeley Lady Lakers defended their championship status against Kingfield Wildcats during the Northern Franklin County League Championship game held Feb. 4 at the Mt. Abram Runnerdome. More...

NFCL  Foul Shooting Champs

Winners of the 2017 Foul Shot Competition are Strong Indian Brecken Sargent and Kingfield Wildcat Trevor Phelps. (Lisa Brackley photo) More...

RAIDERS  NFCL Champions

2017 Hot Shot Competition winners are Kenyon Pillsbury and Emily Marden, both of Strong. (Lisa Brackley 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 — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St.,Kingfield.All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, NewPortland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday  Love is the greatest refreshment in life.  —Pablo Picasso  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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Broadband internet meeting Thursday

KINGFIELD — The public is invited and encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at Webster Hall to discuss efforts to expand broadband internet service throughout the region. More...

Saddleback group ‘working full steam ahead’

RANGELEY — An update on the initiative to reopen Saddleback Mountain was released by Peter Stein of Saddleback Mountain Foundation last week. “I so deeply regret that we couldn’t get those lifts spinning for this season. More...

Pratt looking to return to board of selectmen

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STRONG — Board of Selectmen candidate Rupert Pratt has long been involved with local government at the municipal level and with the district school board. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Maine income tax filing season is underway   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you like best about February?

Eric Castle of Coplin Plantation: "I like Valentine’s Day because people are happy and spread love." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lorraine M. O’Neill

Celebration of Life

STRATTON — There will be a celebration of life for Lorraine M. O’Neill, 83, of Stratton who passed away Jan. 21, 2017, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stratton- Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton. More...

Community & Local News

Chili/Chowder Cook-Off Winners Announced

Rangeley Snodeo

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 24th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Thursday evening, Jan. 19, at the Gingerbread House Restaurant.  More...

WMCA seeks pre-qualified home repair contractors

FARMINGTON -- Western Maine Community Action is inviting interested contractors to participate in the WMCA Home Repair Program.  More...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Norlands

LIVERMORE — Looking for something extra special to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Start a few days early on Saturday, Feb. More...

News from our Schools

Benefit snowmobile ride-in at MTA

SALEM — Jed Zelie, a ninth grade student at Mt. Abram Regional High School, has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He is currently undergoing treatment at Maine Medical Center in Portland. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  Freshmen — High Honors: Skylar Karr, Scott Mason; Honors: Emily Avery, Cassidy Ayotte, Annika Carey, Jacob Copeland, C More...

Rangeley releases honor roll

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.  For grades 9 to 12, Highest Honors requires all A’s & GPA of 3.80 and above; High Honors all A&r More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...