November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

KES teacher named Employee of Month

Kingfield Elementary School special education teacher Johanna Bartlett receives MSAD #58 Employee of the Month recognition from School Board Director Jessica Cain. More...

Voters approve engineering for Campbell Field bridge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Topping the agenda for the Board of Selectmen at the Tuesday, Nov. 14 meeting was discussion about the Campbell Field Bridge. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Singing sacred, secular and silly songs of the season

Northfield in concert

SKOWHEGAN & FARMINGTON — Northfield, a vocal ensemble based in Farmington, will continue its tradition of seasonal celebrations with two performances over the weekend of Dec. 9 and 10. Saturday, Dec. More...

Jennifer Redman Wadsworth to exhibit at SugarWood Gallery

FARMINGTON — Jennifer Redman Wadsworth will be feted at an Open House Reception at SugarWood Gallery on Broadway Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.  More...

UMF Community Chorus presents its Holiday Concert

FARMINGTON -- The UMF Community Chorus under the direction of Bruce McInnes with Patricia Hayden, organist, will present its annual Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., in Old South Church, Main Street in Farmington.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond A. Buckminster

1932—2017 — He served in the U.S. Army for 30 years

NEW VINEYARD — Raymond A. Buckminster, 84, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at CMMC in Lewiston, surrounded by his wife, Debbie Martin and family.  More...

William ‘Bill’ Coolong Sr.

1934-2017 — He was chosen for the Rangeley Loggers Hall of Fame

AVON — William “Bill” George Coolong Sr., 83, of Avon, died peacefully early Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017. He went to be with his Lord and wife.  More...

Lena F. Howard

1924-2017 — She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, reading, playing cards and cribbage

PHILLIPS — Lena Freda Howard, 93, died Nov. 14, 2017 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, where she had resided for the last four years. Lena enjoyed living there and the staff was like family to her.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Liam joins the Club

Ten-year-old Liam Pelotte, son of Mandy Reed Grant of Waterville, shot this 207-pound, nine-point buck in Strong while hunting with his uncle and grandfather Saturday, Nov. 18. More...

Sno-Wanderers release meeting schedule

KINGFIELD — The Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club recently released its meeting schedule for the 2017-2018 season.  Saturday, Nov. 25 beginning at 11 a.m. the club will decorate the Centennial Bridge with Christmas lights. And Sunday, Dec. More...

Custom dreams for skiers and riders

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Due to some pretty major changes, there is a lot of excitement building at the West Mountain Barn, home of West Mountain R&D Lab. More...

Pot talks begin in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Several dozen citizens attended the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14. The board was seeking information from the public regarding recreational marijuana facilities and retail establishments. More...

As winter looms, driver warns of snow/ice danger

NEW PORTLAND — The afternoon of March 16, Peter Munroe was traveling on Route 27 in New Portland. The day started off warm with bright sun that slightly melted the fresh accumulation from the day before. More...

Directors approve Regional Service Center application

SALEM — MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt presented an update, and a potential solution, to the school board Thursday, Nov. 16 regarding the state-imposed regionalization of services. More...

Op-Ed

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you most thankful for?

Jeremy Sawyer of Kingfield: "Cold weather. And, probably my family." More...

Legislative Update

Now is the time to enroll in health insurance   More...

Letters

Konieczko Christmas tree farm closure

With regret the Konieczko Christmas tree farm will no longer be open to the public. I wish to thank all the folks who helped make this a success and a rewarding experience. More...

Dear community members,

Thank you so much for your contributions to the fund for books for the fifth grade students at Stanley Switlik Elementary in Marathon, Fla.  The teachers and students were touched by our gesture; the students were happy to have new books!  More...

Thank you to our AMAZING community!

The United Methodist Economic Ministry has been gifted with more than 1,400 pounds of TURKEY.  Special thanks to the folks that put together the turkey drive, and to the nice young man that brought them to the United Methodist Economic Ministry More...

Community & Local News

Arson, theft in Sandy River Plantation

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Last week, two hunters discovered a burned out Caterpillar D-5 bulldozer in a swamp which led to the arrest of two Rangeley men, with more to come, according to investigators.  More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22:   Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. in the Town Office  MONDAY, NOV. 27:   Rangeley Airport Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Office   More...

Sugarloaf area business meeting slated

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Karl Strand is hosting another Sugarloaf Area Business Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Thanksgiving is Thursday  None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.  —Fred De Witt Van Amburgh   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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