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Broadband internet meeting Thursday

KINGFIELD — The public is invited and encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at Webster Hall to discuss efforts to expand broadband internet service throughout the region. The meeting is part of a collaborative effort between the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County Inc. and chambers, economic development organizations, businesses, educational and medical institutions, town, […]

Saddleback group ‘working full steam ahead’

RANGELEY — An update on the initiative to reopen Saddleback Mountain was released by Peter Stein of Saddleback Mountain Foundation last week. “I so deeply regret that we couldn’t get those lifts spinning for this season. We meant it and we were motivated to succeed in that goal. But even though those lifts sit idle as we come into February, […]

Spiller seeks selectman slot


STRONG — Community service is a priority to Board of Selectmen candidate Rodney Spiller and, as a Foster Career and Technical Education Center instructor, he teaches the importance of service to his students. “It is our belief that students need to give back to the community that provides them so many opportunities and it is my responsibility to lead by […]

Pratt looking to return to board of selectmen


STRONG — Board of Selectmen candidate Rupert Pratt has long been involved with local government at the municipal level and with the district school board. “I started with a four-year stint on the Board of Selectmen when I was 21,” Pratt explained. In all, he has served as a Strong selectman for 13 years, two years on the MSAD #58 […]


AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. Churchbasement, 864-4344Carrabassett Valley: Sat, 9 am, firehouseNew Portland: Sat, 7 pm, closed step mtg.,W. New Portland Comm. Church, Rt. 146,River Rd.Stratton: Mon, 7 pm, closed step mtg.,St. John’s Catholic ChurchRangeley: Tues, […]

Pampered Guinea pig

The Ladles at Brick Church Concert series

UMF Art Gallery presents solo exhibit by artist Juliet Karelsen

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to present the work of artist Juliet Karelsen in an upcoming UMF Art Gallery exhibit titled “Juliet’s Room: Recent Work by Juliet Karelsen.” The show will be on view through March 12. An opening reception was held Feb. 2. The exhibit is free and open to the public. This exhibition […]

Art reception for Jean Sawtell

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is hosting an art reception for Jean W. Sawtell Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. “Check out all her works that now adorn our walls at the library,” Librarian Sheila Atwood urged. Subjects for Sawtell’s paintings have been influenced by her travels including a trip to Alaska. She has a […]