August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips selectmen set reduced mil rate

PHILLIPS — Selectmen set a slightly reduced property tax rate for the current fiscal year at their Aug. 23 board meeting. The new rate of $21.40 per $1,000 of valuation is a decrease of 20 cents over last year. More...

New Vineyard woman rolls truck

SALEM — Franklin County Sheriff Deputies, State Police, Phillips and Salem fire departments, and NorthStar EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident on Salem Road at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gothard Sisters come to Maine

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Irish step champions “The Gothard Sisters” at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, Sept. 6; at Green Church Concerts in Mexico Wednesday, Sept. More...

Sculptor Jay Sawyer’s ‘Sculpture Soup’

UMF Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — The UMF Emery Community Arts Center is excited to kick off the academic year with an exhibit featuring the creative work of gifted sculptor and metal artist Jay Sawyer. “Sculpture Soup” runs from Monday, Aug. More...

Maine Outdoor Film Festival showing in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Maine Outdoor Film Festival is once again going to be in town at the Rangeley Inn Friday, Sept. 2 as part of the Trail Town Festival. The festival features many films from all over the world that showcase the great outdoors. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vernon L. Dexter Sr.

1925-2016 — He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II

FARMINGTON — Vernon Lane Dexter Sr., 91, passed away Aug. 25, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Norris B. Chick

1937-2016 — Telling stories with his kids brought him great joy

FARMINGTON — Norris Benjamin Chick, 79, passed away Aug. 27, 2016 at the Sandy River Center in Farmington with his loving family by his side. He was born Aug. 22, 1937 in Industry, the son of Freeman and Hazel (Mason) Chick. More...

Terri B. Hubbard

1964-2016 — She loved life and all of God’s creatures

NEW PORTLAND — Aug. 24, 2016, Terri B. (Tolman) Hubbard passed away at home in New Portland after a short illness. More...

Sports & Outdoors

‘Extreme Golf Challenge’ returns

PHILLIPS — The sixth annual Extreme Golf Challenge in memory of Gordon Davenport Sr. will be held at Justafield Golf Teaching Center on Route 4 in Phillips Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. More...

Nicklas Staub wins AJGA tournament

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nicklas Staub, a thirteen year-old from Boynton Beach, Fla., shot a 4-over-par 76 in the final round of the American Junior Golf Association Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Golf Club to take home his first A More...

Sports this week:

BOYS SOCCER Friday, Sept. 2 Carrabec/Madison @ Winthrop — 4 p.m. Hall-Dale @ MTA — 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Richmond @ Rangeley — 1 p.m. More...

Mountain top worship service

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — High up on Sugarloaf Mountain, a new outdoor amphitheater nicknamed The AMP, will be the site of a Labor Day Weekend Worship service conducted by Sugarloaf Christian Ministry. More...

Back country bridge opens for recreational use

MADRID TOWNSHIP — A celebration of a three-year collaborative bridge project between High Peaks Alliance, North Franklin Snowmobile Club, Narrow Gauge Riders ATV club, and landowner Mark Beauregard took place Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

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Legislative Update

2016 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign launches Sept. 1 More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you looking forward to the most this school year?

Chandler Hamilton, 4, of New Portland: "I don’t know." More...

Letters

Thank you to the community

The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club thanks all the locals and visitors who helped make our recent Canine Companions for Wounded Veterans the best service project fundraiser we’ve ever had. More...

Route 27 Arts Summer Concert Series a success

I just wanted to thank some very special folks who helped make our Route 27 Arts Summer Concert Series a HUGE success (again)!! More...

Community & Local News

Free flu clinic open to public

RANGELEY — Have you had your flu shot, yet? Rangeley Family Medicine will hold its free annual flu shot clinic Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. Note that this year, the clinic will take place in the upper level of the health center. More...

Valley library announces fall hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center’s new fall hours have been announced. These hours are in effect from Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 17. More...

Strong library encourages youth to read

STRONG — As encouragement for young people to read over the summer, Strong Public Library held a summer reading program for young adults age 12 to 18. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Monday is Labor Day The man who rolls up his shirt sleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt. —Anonymous 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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