February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Great Chili Challenge on tap

FARMINGTON — The Great Chili Challenge, hosted by Tuck’s Ale House, 160 Main Street, will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Bill of Rights display at the New Portland library

NEW PORTLAND — Stop in to see the Bill of Rights display the New Portland Community Library has received from the National Archives and distributed by the Maine Humanities Council.  More...

College planning assistance

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

Best practices workshop for Maine greenhouse growers

ORONO — The 10th annual Maine greenhouse best practices workshop will be held Thursday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Snell Family Farm, 1000 River Road, Buxton. More...

Door-to-door food drive scheduled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Feb. More...

Maine High Peaks Branding Strategy sessions planned

FARMINGTON & CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There are two ultimate goals of a regional branding strategy: to represent the allure of a destination for potential visitors, and to help the region better understand what industries and types of investme More...

Kingfield named a ‘Best’ for winter sports

The website Top Value Reviews (www.topvaluereviews.net) recently released its list of 30 Best Small Towns for Winter Sports and Kingfield finds itself rubbing elbows with names like Aspen, Boulder and Stowe. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15:  Rangeley Ordinance Committee meets at 5 p.m. at the Town Office  THURSDAY, FEB. 16:   Kingfield Village Enhancement Committee meets at 5 p.m. at Webster Hall  More...

Snowmobilers injured in separate crashes

Rangeley

RANGELEY — A Kennebunk man was injured Sunday morning, Feb. 5, when the front ski of his snowmobile got caught under the track of his son’s snowmobile on Town Cove on Rangeley Lake, Game Warden Patrick Egan said Monday, Feb. More...

Talk on the opioid crisis

NEW PORTLAND — What is the opioid crisis? What is the definition of addiction? Why is addiction a disease and not a character flaw? What is the cause? How do opioids treat pain? What types of treatment are available?  More...

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  More...

Phillips FD receives training

PHILLIPS — Organizing efficient and effective rescue strategies start with a solid, dedicated force of men and women with an effective training program. More...

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School offered in Portland, Bangor

A break from winter

ORONO — The annual Maine Vegetable and Fruit School for growers will be offered twice — in Portland March 14 and in Bangor March 15.  The school, from 8:30 a.m. More...

Unique curated Prism Concert series slated

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to present a unique series of Prism Concerts titled “Lyric Time: Chopin’s Ballades and John Keats’ Odes.” Curated by Kristen Case, UMF associate professor of More...

Quilt raffle benefits Valley library

Joanne and Warren Noyes have generously donated this quilt for a raffle to benefit the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. More...

Business After Hours at North Church

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at North Church sponsored by the Women’s Business Center at CEI: Rural Maine for “Business After Hours” and enjoy an evening of appetizers and More...

Puppy-in-Training to help Lions

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is excited to confirm that Bennix, the Puppy-in-Training for Canine Companions for Independence, will be visiting during Polar Blast.  More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a low-cost cat spayneuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Wednesday, Mar 1 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. unless all of the animals are done before then. More...

More on WSKI-TV 17 reception

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Further developments concerning the reception of WSKI-TV 17 on Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) were recently revealed by station owner Nadene McLeod.  More...

March Elections and Town Meetings

AVON — Town Meeting will be held March 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Avon Municipal Building.   More...

Kingfield - Parking ordinance updated

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen agreed to revisions to a 65-year old parking and snow ordinance during the Monday, Feb. 6 meeting. The ordinance prohibits parking on sidewalks, crosswalks and in front of driveways. More...

Fire destroys Saddleback condos

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Two Rock Pond Condominiums were destroyed by fire at Saddleback Mountain Tuesday, Feb. 7. More...

Vaccination Clinic slated

KINGFIELD — Maine Woods Mobile Vet will be doing a Vaccination Clinic at the Country Mutt, 396 Main Street Thursday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.   Bring proof of prior vaccines if available. More...

New books at New Portland library

NEW PORTLAND — The public is urged to check out the new books and DVDs at the New Portland Community Library.  “If we don’t have the book you are looking for, please ask about our free interlibrary loan program,” Libraria More...

Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary restarts

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary has restarted and will be raising funds by holding a food sale at Tranten’s Family Market Friday, Feb 17, at 4 p.m.  Calling it “supper to go,” the KFDA will be selling More...

Documentary to be shown: ‘Peak Oil ~ A Love Story’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thursday, Feb. More...