January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley budget considerations begin

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When the Board of Selectmen last met, it was for a review of the budget and items that could potentially impact upcoming budget planning. Of note was the proposed new mountain fire station. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Reeling in donations for breast cancer retreat

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 19th Annual Fish Tales and Cocktails fundraising auction to benefit Casting for Recovery: Maine will take place at the Sugarloaf Hotel Saturday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

‘Books of a British Childhood’ next exhibition

FARMINGTON — The Shiretown Bookers, in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, announce its upcoming exhibition “Peter and Alice and Winnie the Pooh: the Books of a British Childhood,” running from Jan. More...

Temp Tales creators to speak at Rolling Fatties

Word Buzz rescheduled

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with O’Chang Comics, creators of Temp Tales. This is rescheduled from the original Jan. 4 date due to the snow storm.  More...

Community & Local News

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added this month.  More...

Snodeo Chili-Chowder Cook-Off set for January 18

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the 25th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off will take place Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at The Gingerbread House Restaurant. More...

Farmington Historical Society to meet

FARMINGTON — Monday, Jan. 22, the Farmington Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. at the Pierce House, 204 Main Street, instead of the North Church.  Park in the rear of the building and use that entrance. 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

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Day is Monday  You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  —Mahatma Ghandi  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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Deep Freeze ends

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Residents welcomed a January Thaw after spending 12 days in what National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing of Eustis called a Deep Freeze. More...

‘CLAYING’ FOR A CURE

Jane Wilkinson and June Parsons “clay” for a cure at KC’s Kreativity Center Wednesday, Jan. 3. More...

Climb for a Cure this Saturday

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The kickoff for the 18th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit will take place Saturday, Jan. 13. Originally set for Dec. 28, Climb for a Cure was rescheduled due to bitter cold temperatures. More...

Op-Ed

Online burn permit system should be safe, free and accessible to everyone

It may be difficult to appreciate the need for the Maine Legislature to address the on-line burn permit system in these cold and snowy months. Nevertheless, wildfires will re-occur in Maine with the start of spring. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Finish this sentence: "Martin Luther King Jr. ..."

Will Defroscia, 8th grade, Copeland: "...fought for racial equality." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gail Chandler Miller

Her great passion was her love of the outdoors, sunlight and nature

GORHAM — Gail C. Miller, 71, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2017, surrounded by family and friends after a short but courageous battle with Mesothelioma.  More...

David W. Kidd II

1941-2018 — He was self-employed as a lumberman and trapper for most of his life

NEW VINEYARD — David William Kidd II, 76, passed away Jan. 7, 2018 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

Montress E. Lambert

1914-2017 — On her 100th birthday, she was presented with the Boston Post Cane

STRONG — Montress “Mont” Estelle (Wing) Lambert, 103, passed peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Inaugural Legends of Maine Skiing Race set for January 23

KINGFIELD — A Giant Slalom Ski Race to benefit the Ski Museum of Maine is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel.  The race scheduled during the GO50 Week at Sunday River is open to men and women ages 50+. More...

Lady Roadrunners edged out by Richmond

Richmond, 47 — Mt. Abram, 40

SALEM — Jan. 3, the Mt. Abram varsity girls’ basketball team threw off their false flag and braved the Richmond Bobcats until the very end of the grueling battle, succumbing to their might, 47-40 in a game well fought.  More...

Telstar topples ‘Runners

SALEM — Mt. Abram Roadrunners (0-8) hosted Telstar (2-6) on Saturday, Jan. 6. Although the teams were closely matched and Roadrunner enthusiasm ran high, the Mt. Abram team was unable to pull a win over the Bethel team. More...