April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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The Easter Bunny hopped over to the Orange Cat Cafe in Kingfield Saturday. Here, Rowan Norton of New Portland gets some sweet treats and a hug from the friendly rabbit. (Heidi Murphy photo) More...

MSAD #58 budget referendum set for June 6

KINGFIELD — At its April 13 meeting, MSAD #58 School Board of Directors recognized Kingfield library technician and bus driver Debra Johnson as the district Employee of the Month for March. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Songs Beyond Borders’ returns - Free Access

“Songs Beyond Borders” enters its fifth year featuring Maine and East Coast Canadian songwriters

New England Celtic Arts will present Songs Beyond Borders Part I at Green Church Concerts in Mexico Wednesday, April 19, at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington Thursday, April 20 and at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath Friday, April More...

Jazz service at Fairbanks Union Church

FARMINGTON — The sounds of New Orleans traditional jazz and lively gospel music will fill the Fairbanks Union Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23. More...

Bread and Puppet Theater comes to Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center, UMF Arts Division and Temple Stream Theater are excited to welcome the world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater to campus for a performance of “Faust 3” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellen Sawin Gilman

1949-2017 — She and her family enjoyed skiing Sugarloaf from their second home in Stratton

BOISE, Idaho — Ellen Sawin Gilman, 68, of Readfield, and Hailey, Idaho, passed away early the morning of April 1, 2017, at St Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. More...

Mary S. Nutter

1927-2017 — She was very involved in her children’s activities

PHILLIPS — Mary S. Nutter, 89, passed away due to declining health, April 9, 2017, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home, Cindy and Mark Golden, in Phillips, with her family by her side. More...

Stone Michael Walton

1992-2017 — He will be remembered as a loving, kind, caring person

RANGELEY — Stone Michael Walton, 24, of Rangeley, passed away Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017 at his residence on Main Street.  More...

News from our Schools

CVA meets Harold Alfond challenge grant

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy recently announced that it recently met a substantial challenge grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation to eliminate construction debt incurred to build a new academic center.  More...

RFA brings Theater at Monmouth to RLRS

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is sponsoring The Theater at Monmouth in a presentation of “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” for grades pre-K through 8 at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School May 5.  More...

RSU 74 kindergarten screening for fall 2017

ANSON — MSAD #74 / RSU #74 (Anson, Embden, New Portland & Solon) will be holding kindergarten screening for all pre-school children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 15, 2017.  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...

Dollar General: Public Hearing postponed to May 9

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Planning Board met April 11 to review questions about the Dollar General permit application. More...

MSAD #58 renovation referendum April 25

KINGFIELD — A Public Hearing was held April 13 regarding proposed MSAD #58 renovation projects totaling $1.2 million, more than half of which will be forgiven by the State Department of Education. More...

Kingfield committee begins budget work

KINGFIELD — Prior to reviewing requests at the April 10 meeting, Jim Meldrum asked his fellow Budget Committee members if organizations and committees making requests needed to be present to ask for money. More...

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Legislative Update

Maine Legislature approves REAL ID Compliance Bill   More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Bills to expand caregivers program introduced   More...

Letters

Supporting Maine’s High Peaks is supporting our businesses

Maine’s High Peaks is once again asking the town for financial support. There is much confusion over MHP. I am a director and I volunteer numerous hours of my time. More...

Community & Local News

Clarence Nutting receives District Award of Merit

STRONG — Clarence Nutting of Strong was recently awarded the District Award of Merit for Kennebec Valley District for Boy Scout of America. This is given to adult Scouts who provide great service.  More...

Public suppers to resume

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Church Suppers are starting up again for the season. Suppers are held the third Thursday of each month from April to October.   Menus vary from month to month. More...

Business After Hours at Franklin Journal

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Franklin Journal for “Business After Hours” and enjoy an evening of hot and cold refreshments with beer and wine from Calzolaio’s Thursday, More...

Sports & Outdoors

SMALLS TO THE WALL

Steep Creek Kayak Racing in western Maine

Spectators held their breath as kayakers went over falls and under water, and then cheered enthusiastically as they reached the end of the course. More...

Ski Tracks

Sugarloaf presents Ironman of Skiing Award   The 19th annual award for the Ironman of Skiing was held Sunday at the Pass Holder’s Barbecue at Sugarloaf Mountain, under a mixture of clouds, showers and warming temperatures.  More...

Kingfield POPS road race returns - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The third annual Kingfield POPS Kids K, 5K and 10K will take place Saturday, June 24. The registration, starting line and finish line are located at 1 Salem Road. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Saturday is Earth Day  For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.  —Tom McMillan   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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