May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Moratorium on marijuana establishments to be voted on

EUSTIS — Officials of the Town of Eustis are holding a Special Town Meeting to consider a moratorium ordinance on retail marijuana establishments and retail marijuana stores and retail marijuana social clubs.  The town meeting will be held More...

Madrid Township man accused of sexually abusing girl

FARMINGTON -- Police said a convicted sex offender from Madrid Township is accused of sexually abusing a girl under age 14.  John A. Wilber, 61, was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual contact, Franklin County Lt. David St. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Inaugural exhibit & reception features Sonja Johnson

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is hosting an Opening Reception for an exhibit featuring the work of beloved local art teacher Sonja Eustis Johnson Saturday, May 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

Sandy River Ramblers to play the Brick Church

NEW SHARON — Saturday, May 27, the Sandy River Ramblers will bring their unique Maine-flavored Bluegrass show to the Brick Church. More...

Embellished antlers on display for auction

The RFA has commissioned local artists to transform mounted moose antlers into unique works of art as a fundraiser to support arts programming in Rangeley. More...

Community & Local News

Lions’ Legacy Day Project

STRATTON — Recently, 13 Lions from Stratton-Eustis tackled phase 1 of their Legacy Project: to build seven picnic tables.  The sound of power tools was abundant as the lions skillfully created the solid six-foot tables with lumber donated More...

FCHN volunteers honored

Volunteers contributed more than 19,000 hours in the last year

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass Room was the festive setting of a recognition celebration for Franklin Community Health Network’s volunteers. More...

New books at Stratton library

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

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram teams back in the park

SALEM — Monday, May 8, Mt. More...

Mt. Abram Track making great strides

SALEM — Overall the MTA Track Team is making great strides this year beating several personal goals, beating school records, some qualifying for the State Meet and many qualifying for the MVC Meet. More...

Annual fly casting clinic June 3

PHILLIPS — Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps continues it’s “Live the Adventure” of Maine’s Great Outdoors Summer theme by inviting recreational enthusiasts and their families to the hands-on informative event: FCPC’ More...

Board urged to turn down Dollar General application

KINGFIELD — Nearly 100 people attended the Planning Board Public Hearing regarding a permit application from GBT Realty Corporation for a Dollar General retail store, proposed to be built across from Narrow Gauge Parkway. More...

Plaque installed on Bailey Farm Windmill

NORTH ANSON — At 9 a.m. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

CLEAN OUT THE VA TRASH More...

COMMENTARY

Legislative Update

Maine Public offers workshop for high school writers   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara E. Coolidge

1929-2017 — A kind, generous soul, she received two Governor’s Awards

AUBURN — In the late afternoon hours of Tuesday May 9, 2017, Barbie passed over peacefully, with loved ones by her side at the Hospice House. More...

Rodney A. Holbrook

1945-2017 — He was known as the New Vineyard Flagman

NEW VINEYARD — Rodney A. Holbrook, 72, of New Vineyard passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, May 9, 2017 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn after a brief illness.  More...

Sibyl Stevens

Graveside Services

Public graveside funeral services for Sibyl Stevens, who died Feb. 11, 2017, will be held Saturday, May 20, at 11 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...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes from the Ridge

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Away With Words

Two Sides to Every Island

“I would rather live on the islands than anywhere else in New England.” Those were the words of explorer Captain John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) when he first sighted the Isles of Shoals in 1614. More...

As The Mud Churns

Sunday, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will be underway along Route 27 from Eustis to Kingfield. More...