August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

No winter maintenance for five county roads

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Commissioners held a Public Hearing Aug. 1 regarding the closing of several Unorganized Territory roads to winter maintenance. The only one present to voice opposition was a Buzzell Road, Madrid property owner. More...

No drought conditions reported locally

WESTERN MAINE — The U.S. Drought Monitor issued a drought report Aug. 3 that revealed abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions emerging in the eastern and southern parts of the state. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Blues in the Barn

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter

KINGFIELD — Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter will perform at Blues in the Barn, Mountain Village Farm B&B, 164 Main St., Sunday, Aug. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.  More...

WMPM ‘mystery’ dinner fundraiser

WILTON — Western Maine Play Museum announces a fundraising event: The Mystery of It All Dinner, Saturday, Aug. 19 starting at 4 p.m.  More...

Wedding Belles’ opens August 18 in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is presenting “Wedding Belles,” a community theater production, Aug. 18 to 21 at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St in Rangeley.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George M. Dunham

1932-2017 — He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955

SOUTH PARIS — George “Bill” Milford Dunham, 85, passed away at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris Aug. 1, 2017, which was his 85th birthday.  More...

Deborah C. White

She & her husband owned and operated Rivers Edge Sports

OQUOSSOC — Deborah C. White, 58, of Oquossoc, died early Friday morning at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston following a long illness.  More...

Sandra Yarberry

1942-2017 — She will always be remembered for her love of family and friends

EUSTIS — Sandra Yarberry, 75, of Eustis, died late Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Thousands of soccer fans gather at Mt Abram

SALEM — The ninth annual Western Mountain 7v7 Soccer Classic was played July 28 to 30 at Mt Abram High School. More...

2017 State of Maine Golf Championship

Maine’s top golfers are gathered at Sugarloaf Golf Club

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers are at the Sugarloaf Golf Club competing for cash, prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2016 State of Maine Championship, Aug. More...

High Peaks community picnic with Senator Angus King

KINGFIELD — The public is invited to join their neighbors and friends, and Senator Angus King, in downtown Kingfield Saturday night, Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.  —Lilly Tomlin  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Full Story

Cyclist separates from group, gets lost in the wilderness

CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — A bike ride in the wilderness turned into an unplanned adventure for a cyclist when he separated from the group he was traveling with and ended up lost. More...

Phillips Old Home Days’ 2017 Honored Couple Sylvia and Bert Lambert

PHILLIPS — Sylvia (Gagne) Lambert was raised in Auburn; Bert in Rumford. Sylvia attended Bates College, as well as Auburn Maine School of Commerce. Bert graduated from UMO, studying forestry. Both worked several jobs while attending school. More...

Designing for a tradition

Jeff Seaberg of Alpacaville in Phillips created this painting which was used for the 2017 Phillips Old Home Days T-shirts. They can be purchased at Edmunds Market. (Sarah K Cook photo) More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Update

Maine Legislature adjourns More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite animal?

Lexi Grover, 3, of New Portland: “Pets. My favorite is a pink butterfly and his name is Jonathan." More...

Letters

Dear friends and outside world,

This morning I don’t know whether I’m coming or going! I’ve been moved. More...

Community & Local News

The little doggy in the window

This dog waits patiently for his owners to fill up the camper at Tranten’s Too in Kingfield recently. (Sarah K. Cook photo) More...

On the AT with Maine’s High Peaks

Doug Archer and Richard Fotter of Maine’s High Peaks represented the area at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Conference, held at Colby College Aug. 4 to 11. More...

New photography book and book signing planned

KINGFIELD — John and Cynthia Orcutt have published a fine art photography book called “Enduring Heights” featuring images of the natural environment of Maine’s High Peaks, including the areas surrounding Sugarloaf, Bigelow, Cr More...

News from our Schools

Community masonry school needs help

A plea for community help from the Maine School of Masonry to keep on course its Historic Preservation and Restoration courses that train students for lifelong professions

AVON — Driving on the road to Rangeley some passengers may wonder what The Maine Masonry School is as they zip past the building with an iconic sign. More...

Katelyn Walker graduates UMass Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. — Katelyn Walker, MSN, FNP-C received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at UMass Lowell in the Masters of Science in the nursing program May 13. 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...