November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley Planning Board holds marijuana workshop - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Planning Board workshop regarding the potential impact of Marijuana Legislation was held Thursday, Oct. 26. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield Artwalk this Friday

KINGFIELD — This Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., artists residing in the mountain villages of Western Maine will come together in downtown Kingfield to share their creations born out of the need to create. More...

Art for Uncle Al Exhibition underway

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center announces the opening of the Art for Uncle Al Exhibition, dedicated to the memory of Alexander Scheeren and providing a giving opportunity to benefit the Uncle More...

UMF Instrumental Ensembles perform Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’

FARMINGTON — The UMF Instrumental Ensembles, under the direction of conductor Eric Thomas, will present a program featuring performances by the orchestra and band at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. More...

Community & Local News

Dr. Donald Dubois appointed Hospitalist at FMH

Hospitalists take care of hospitalized patients from admission through discharge

FARMINGTON — Tim Churchill, Franklin Memorial Hospital’s interim chief executive officer, recently announced that Donald Dubois MD has been appointed hospitalist for Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Winter Farmers Market will open

FARMINGTON — Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Winter Farmers Market will open at the Grange Hall. Vendors from both the Friday and Saturday outdoor markets will be present, plus a few new ones.  More...

Public breakfast on tap

KINGFIELD — A public breakfast is being offered Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving begins Sunday  The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.  —Bertrand Russell  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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Water & winds wreak havoc

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — After a 14-day stretch with no measurable precipitation, weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis was finally able to report rainfall data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More...

Commissioners table changing island name

FARMINGTON — Tuesday, Oct. 17, Franklin County Commissioners tabled a discussion regarding a proposed name change for a Rangeley Lake island. The U.S. More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Update

Why I support Medicaid expansion in Maine

I hope everyone in Franklin County will join me in voting YES on Question 2 Nov. 7 to expand access to health coverage for over 70,000 Mainers in our state. More...

Question: Why should I join the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary?

Answer: Behind every great man is a great woman. Men who achieve true success and are well rounded individuals can attribute a great deal of their achievements to a woman, or multiple women.  The American Legion is no different. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dawn V. Adams

1936-2017 — She enjoyed crocheting, reading, doing crosswords, gardening & listening to country music

AVON — Dawn Violetta White Adams, 81, of Avon, passed away Oct. 22, 2017 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, with her family by her side. She had resided at Edgewood for the past two years.  More...

Everett E. Quimby

1943-2017 — His heart and soul always belonged in Maine

RANGELEY — Everett E. Quimby, a longtime Rangeley resident born March 4, 1943, lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday, Oct. More...

Rose M. Robbins

1939-2017 — She enjoyed horses, gardening, reading and crocheting

WEST PARIS — Rose M. Robbins, 78, of West Paris passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at her home.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA matches up with Waynflete in quarterfinal

The Mt. Abram Roadrunners traveled to Waynflete in Portland on October 24, for the Class C South quarterfinal soccer match. It was an action-packed, nailbiter of a game, as the high school athletes battled to move to the next round. Mt. More...

Opening Day buck

Natasha Haley of Rangeley bagged her first buck on Maine Resident Opening Day, Saturday, Oct. 28. The 170-pound buck had a perfectly balanced 8 points across a 17-inch spread. More...

Big Buck Contest underway

KINGFIELD — Sillanpää’s Western Mountains Trading Post and Outfitters is holding a Big Buck Contest.  Registrations must be submitted by Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. The contest costs $10 to register; youth hunter registration is free. More...