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Coach James Danala among final 15 Most Valuable Coaches - Free Access

U.S. Cellular will host an event and create a video to highlight the 15 finalists and encourage fans to vote daily through Nov. 14

STRONG — Recently, U.S. Cellular announced the final 15 coaches in its Most Valuable Coach program, which includes James Danala of Mt. Abram Regional High School. More...

Public info meeting on Madrid Gateway Project

MADRID — A public informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Madrid Historical Society building to discuss a proposed turnout in Madrid Township at the gateway of the Rangeley Lakes National Byway. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Isle of Man award winning trio Barrule return to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

RUMFORD & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Barrule from the Isle of Man at 49 Franklin’s Celtic Cabaret in Rumford Wednesday, Oct. 25, and at Old South Church Concert Series in Farmington Thursday, Oct. 26. More...

Halloween carnival and haunted house planned

STRATTON — A Halloween carnival and haunted house will be held Saturday, Oct. More...

STADLER GALLERY ANNOUNCES FALL, WINTER HOURS

Ulrike Stadler recently announced that the Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art at 225 Main Street in Kingfield will be open through peak foliage season this fall at her regular hours and that this w More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara W. Berry

1927-2017 — She enjoyed reading, crocheting, dancing and camping

FARMINGTON — Barbara Whitney Berry, 90, passed away Oct. 13, 2017 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, which she had for the past 10 years. More...

Sue-Ellen Smith

1956-2017 — Her favorite job of all was being a mother and a wife

PHILLIPS — Another angel has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sue-Ellen (Huntington) Smith, 60, of Phillips, passed away Oct. 3, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after complications with a medical procedure.  More...

Eloise M. Stevens

1933-2017 — She enjoyed knitting, ATV riding, square dancing & local town politics

STRONG — Eloise May Stevens, 83, of Strong, passed away Oct. 7, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

News from our Schools

Growing and learning in the garden

KINGFIELD — “Sun, soil, water and air; everything you eat; everything you wear; everything comes from sun, soil, water and air.” That’s one of the sing-songy chants students in an after school gardening program recited during More...

After school arts program combines all ages in creativity

Shown here are multi ages working together in the Creative After-School Arts workshop lead by RFA Set Designer Janice Adler to create a shared vision. 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...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.  —Lou Holtz  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

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Informational pot meeting scheduled in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Planning Board discussed a Marijuana Moratorium petition during the Tuesday, Oct. 10 meeting. Chairman Clay Tranten entertained a motion to hold an informational meeting Tuesday, Nov. More...

Home on the Bigelow Range

Michael and Nicole Weaver are raising bison in Coplin Plantation just a little ways off Route 16. See story and photos on Page 9. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Op-Ed

Question: I’m a veteran, why should I join the American Legion?

Answer: A lot of veterans feel lost or isolated once they have left the military. Even around loved ones, they have a feeling that they are different, based on their experiences. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

HASC Chairman concerned about NDAA delay and strained military? More...

Letters

Hi outside world!

It’s now Oct. 3 and my first day here (at Woodlands). I’ll bet it’s pretty nippy out —but it’s nice and warm here, thank God.  It’s tiring learning the ropes here. More...

Let’s help fifth grade students in the Florida Keys

Recently, I had the unique opportunity to teach fifth grade at Stanley Switlik Elementary in Marathon, in the Florida Keys. One of the many things that was remarkable about my students was their love of reading.  More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley historical society interns find jobs

RANGELEY — Winston Churchill once said: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” That quote lies at the heart of what a successful internship is made of. More...

Good Shepherd Food Mobile comes to Economic Ministry

SALEM — The United Methodist Economic Ministry, 1458 Salem Road, will be hosting the Good Shepherd Food Mobile Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All are welcome and are asked to bring their own bags. More...

Historical society to meet

LEXINGTON — The Lexington/Highland Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. at the History House at 3 Back Road.  Plans for the 2018 season will be discussed followed by a potluck supper. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram Roadrunners Homecoming Weekend

Fear the Mountain! Mt. More...

Exploring Our Big Backyard

FRANKLIN COUNTY — When new moms Amber Kapiloff of Farmington and Indira Tomazin of Kingfield met, there was a lot of interest among others at their breast feeding support group to form a play group. More...

Trailer raffle benefits Sno-Wanderers

Kingfield Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club is currently selling tickets for this year’s raffle prize — a 2018 Mission Crossover enclosed trailer. More...