March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield selectmen begin budget review

KINGFIELD — During the March 6 Board of Selectmen meeting, Animal Control Officer Paul White reported Facebook has been a great resource for reconnecting dogs with their owners. “It’s worked three times so far. More...

Advisory commission reports improved drought conditions

AUGUSTA — The State’s River Flow Advisory Commission met March 9 to discuss ice conditions across the state, flood risks and the ongoing drought. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine venues to host legendary ‘Irish Descendants’ - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present the legendary Newfoundland band “The Irish Descendants” at 49 Franklin in Rumford Wednesday, March 22, at Old South Church Concerts in Farmington Thursday, March 23 and at the Maine Irish Heritage Cent More...

Sisters of Skade: Women in Maine Skiing 1870-2017

Ski Museum and Carrabassett Valley Public Library to celebrate Women’s History Month

KINGFIELD — In recognition of International Women’s History Month, the Ski Museum of Maine and the Carrabassett Valley Public Library will present Sisters of Skade: Women in Maine Skiing 1870- 2017 in the library’s Begin Room Saturd More...

AIWM Listen Local Youth Concert slated

FARMINGTON — A concert featuring outstanding young musicians from the Farmington area will be held Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall on the University of Maine Farmington campus.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy M. Reynolds

1917-2007 — She enjoyed knitting, bird watching and camping

FARMINGTON — Dorothy May Reynolds, 99, passed away March 3, 2017 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. More...

Alexander David Witt

1992-2017 — He was a free spirit who lifted up everyone who knew him

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Alexander David Witt “Alex,” age 24, died while combining his work with his passion for skiing, Friday morning March 3, 2017. More...

Judith Louise Coburn

1946-2017 — Her family was her priority and she was a trusted listener

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Judith Louis e Coburn, 70, of Salem Twp., lovingly known as “Nana,” a title she wore proudly, died unexpectedly of natural causes in the comfort of her own home on Friday, March 10, 2017. More...

News from our Schools

Bullying prevention speaker

Josh Drean (far left with microphone) visited Mt. Abram High School March 7 speaking to the students about bullying prevention, being positive and being true to who you are. More...

Finding your Montana in Maine

James Orrigo was a guest speaker at Mt. Abram High School Jan. More...

MTA Boosters Club meeting planned

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Boosters Club will be holding an emergency meeting Wednesday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. at Mt. 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 games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. 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...

Carrabassett Valley passes $2.5 million budget

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Resident and non-resident taxpayers filled the main room at the Outdoor Center Wednesday, March 8 for the annual Town Meeting. More...

Photo

Miss Molly, Wire Bridge Sno Travelers mascot, is missing! The club is asking for her return, no questions asked. See story Page 9. (Submitted photo) More...

Wanted: a town’s worth of volunteers

KINGFIELD — Kingfield has been selected as one of six host communities for this year’s BikeMaine event sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Cyclists will stop in Kingfield Sept. More...

Wardens to snowmobilers: slow down, ride responsibly

WESTERN MAINE — Two recent snowmobile crashes have raised the number of snowmobile related deaths this year to nine and Maine Game Wardens are urging riders to be cautious, alert and responsible while on the trails.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If a leprechaun granted you one wish, what would it be?

Cassidy Strunk of Eustis Ridge: "I would wish for world peace." More...

Letters

We sleep better at night knowing you are there

Tuesday, March 7, I didn’t work my 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift at the NorthStar base in Carrabassett Valley. Earlier, I requested the time off in order to guide and shuttle a group of x-country skiers for the week.  More...

Let’s keep our town clean

Isn’t it nice that the snow is receding and more people are out and about on foot again.  More...

There’s only ONE community like Kingfield

Just over two months ago, Kingfield wrapped up a yearlong celebration. A beautiful and well thought out tribute, honoring our town’s 200 years of atemporal characters that made and make this village unique.  More...

Community & Local News

SeniorsPlus seeks volunteers

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine Agency on Aging, seeks volunteers for several of its programs. A list of current volunteer opportunities follows.  More...

New directors at Maine’s High Peaks

Maine’s High Peaks new directors were voted in recently. Pictured (left to right) are: Dr. More...

Rebecca London joins Drummond Woodsum

PORTLAND — Drummond Woodsum recently announced that Rebecca London has joined its Government Relations and Campaigns practice group as a Government Relations Specialist.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sam Morse, Junior World Downhill Champion

ARE, Sweden — Wednesday, March 8, local Sugarloafer and CVA graduate, Sam Morse, won the biggest race of his career becoming the Junior World Downhill Champion with a convincing win on the famed Are Downhill piste. More...

Winterstick Snowboards Opens Custom R&D Lab

launches Mountain Embassy Program

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Winterstick Snowboards, the first modern snowboarding company in the world, recently announced the official opening of its custom West Mountain R&D Lab at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine. More...

An all-star ending for MTA hoops players

SALEM — Six Mt. Abram High School senior basketball players took part in their last game of their high school career Tuesday, March 7 at the Mountain Valley Conference Senior All Star games. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Friday is St. Patrick’s Day  A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.  —Author Unknown   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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