October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Making educated decisions on Maine’s bear hunt

Question 1:

FRANKLIN COUNTY — When voters go to the polls Nov. 4 they are going to decide if hunting bear with bait, dogs or traps should continue as it has for decades in the state of Maine. More...

Election and Referendum information

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Several referendums and elections are on the ballot for Nov. 4. The general election ballot lists candidates for 10 positions. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cathedral Pines haunted again! - Free Access

EUSTIS — The annual Stratton PTC Haunted Hayride is all set to take place at the Cathedral Pines Campground Saturday, Oct. 25. More...

Theatre UMF presents drama ‘Last of the Boys’

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington explores the troubled legacy of war with a presentation of Steven Dietz’s Pulitzer-nominated drama “Last of the Boys.” This Theatre UMF production is presented at 7:30 p.m., T More...

Bonhomme Stetter at North Church Saturday - Free Access

Quebec City’s top Celtic ensemble Bonhomme Stetter will be in Farmington at the North Church Concert Series Saturday, Oct. 25. Presented by New England Celtic Arts, the award-winning group will perform 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles W. Steward

1939-2014 — He loved riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family

RANGELEY — Charles Wilmer Steward, 75, of Rangeley, passed away Oct. 11, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Thomas Poulin

1966-2014 — Without question, he loved his children dearly

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Thomas Poulin, “Tom,” 48, of Farmington, died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, 2014. More...

Lillian Doris Benton

1923-2014 — She was a true southern bell with an outgoing personality and sweet disposition

FARMINGTON — Lillian Doris Benton, 91, of Canton, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Doris was born July 28, 1923 in Columbus, Ga., a daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Gibson) Nelson. More...

News from our Schools

Fundraising for a friend

KINGFIELD — Mt. Abram High School senior Katie Jordan chose to do her required senior project and help out a friend at the same time. More...

Cow Pattie Bingo is back

KINGFIELD — The eighth grade students at Kingfield Elementary School will host a Cow Pattie Bingo fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 26 starting at 11 a.m. on the school’s soccer field. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

DRIVER’S ED QUERY More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Do not go where the pathmay lead, go insteadwhere there is no pathand leave a trail. —Ralph Waldo Emerson If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

October is for the Birds!

It’s bird season! This is one of my More...

MSAD #58 parents address board over fears of virus

PHILLIPS — When MSAD #58 School Board met Oct. More...

MSAD #58 School Board Statement

Regards to Staff Member Travel Concerns

A number of parents have expressed concern about the possible exposure of one of our staff to the Ebola virus due to this staff member’s recent travels to Dallas, Texas. More...

Quilters recognize veterans’ service

Kingfield-based quilting group Stitchers in the Snow presented Pete Davenport of Kingfield with a Quilt of Valor Oct. 15. Quilts of Valor is a foundation that connects quilters with veterans. More...

Kingfield Planning board: No violation of ordinance

Outside opinion sought

KINGFIELD — Dan Hallowell of Kingfield addressed the Planning Board Oct. 14 with issues regarding J & R Davenport dump trucks that are parked on High Street. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Jaidyn Stewart, 9, of Strong: “Everyone in my family is going to be a skeleton and I am going to be Skelita from Monster High.” More...

A few facts about the Ebola virus

And what FMH is doing about it

There is considerable concern about the Ebola virus and even though there are only a very few cases in this country, people are worried about its possible spread and whether we are ready if a community member should develop this disease. More...

Letters

Thanks for conducting the food drive

THANK YOU to the employees and staff at Poland Spring for the recent food drive for the United Methodist Economic Ministry. Your timing was great as our food pantry shelves were getting depleted. More...

Our sincere thank you

On Sept. 23, I got a call at my workplace stating my home was on fire. I rushed to my car and drove to Phillips to find our garage and part of our home completely destroyed. More...

Return Dunphy to Augusta for House District 88

Over the last four years, I have been fortunate to get to know Rep. Larry Dunphy as a friend and colleague. Rep. More...

Community & Local News

Cat spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a low-cost cat spayneuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. unless all of the animals are done before then. More...

Valley resident wins ‘Foliage from the Lake’ contest

RANGELEY — Betsy Bass, from Carrabassett Valley was selected as the winner of the “Foliage from the Lake” contest when her photo received the most “likes” from those posted on the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce Facebook Pa More...

Historical society annual meeting set

LEXINGTON — The annual meeting of the Lexington/Highland Historical Society will be held Sunday, Oct. 26 at the History House beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSVALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm,Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Opento area seniors. Variety interests, topics.?s: 237-3535.WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING —5:30 pm, Carrabassett Valley Town officeconference rm. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...