April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading as a community

KINGFIELD — Recently, Kingfield Elementary School students in grades 3 through 8 anxiously awaited the reveal of the book they would read collectively with teachers, parents and the community during the One Book, One School, One Community event More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield POPS brings quartet to schools, community

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is pleased to bring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper Quartet to the region for five special public performances May 4 and 5. The concerts are free of charge and open to community members. More...

American Poet Beth Ann Fennelly featured

Visiting Writers Series

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington presents award-winning author Beth Ann Fennelly as the next and final reader of its 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series. More...

Farmington photographer showing in Boothbay

FARMINGTON — Award winning photographer Alana Ranney’s photography is currently displayed in the juried Maine Photography Show, Visions of Maine at the BRAFF gallery in Boothbay Harbor, now through May 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harold A. Adams

1927-2015 — He enjoyed helping his sons with their businesses

FARMINGTON — Harold Alton Adams, 87, passed away at his beloved home on Perham Hill on April 14, 2015, after living a long, happy life. More...

Edward D. Smith Sr.

1931-2015 — He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1951

DALLAS PLANTATION — Edward D. Smith Sr., 83, died April 9, 2015, at his home in Dallas Plantation. More...

Rodney C. Richard, Sr.

1929-2015 — He was one of Maine’s finest traditional artists, known by many as the 'Mad Whittler'

FARMINGTON — Rodney C. Richard, Sr., one of Maine’s finest traditional artists, died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family, April 14, 2015, in Farmington. Born Nov. 13, 1929, to William J. More...

Sports & Outdoors

‘Backcountry Duathlon’ planned

LEWISTON–AUBURN — For the second summer in a row, Baxter Outdoors has partnered with Maine Huts & Trails to bring a classic backcountry race to the heart of Western Maine’s High Peaks Region. More...

Ski Tracks

Pass holders’ BBQ More...

FMH Physical Rehabilitation Department hosts two running clinics

Track teams from Spruce Mountain, Mt. Blue and Mt. Abram participated

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation department recently hosted two running clinics for high school track teams that are pro- vided FMH athletic training services: Spruce Mountain, Mt. Blue, and Mt. Abram. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. 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 — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, 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...

Petition asks MSAD #58 chair to step down

STRONG — The April 16 MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting opened with continued controversy as Strong resident Christy Haynes presented information regarding a petition asking for Director Dan Worcester to step down from his position as More...

Kingfield special budget requests increase 21K

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Budget Committee gathered for its review of the proposed 2015-2016 budget. The proposed budget of $850,000 shows a $26,000 increase over last year. More...

Whooping cough diagnoses decrease

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Pertussis cases are on the decrease in MSAD #58 according to Superintendent Erica Brouillet. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Dave Deluca of Freeman: “Kingfield’s own Dave LaBelle.” More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Happy Birthday Submarine Force The U.S. Navy Submarine Force celebrated its 115th birthday this month (April 11, 1900). Since that historic day, submarines have patrolled beneath the sea and have developed into an indispensable asset of the Navy. More...

Letters

Dear Kingfield residents, visitors & business owners

Last year seven non-profit organizations in the Town of Kingfield —Kingfield POPS and Artwalk, the Stanley Museum, the Ski Museum of Maine, Maine Huts & Trails, the Maine Children’s Mountain House and the Kingfield Bi-Centennial 2016& More...

A word of thanks to the local farming community

On the occasion of our being named 2014 Farm of the Year by the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, we would like to say a work of thanks to the local farming community. More...

McKay-Waddle Race saved by the raffle

A special thank-you goes out to our generous sponsors that made a fun raffle out of a bad weather day two weeks in a row. More...

Community & Local News

Trades & Technology Job Fair April 29

Trades & Technology Job Fair April 29 FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College invites the community and students to participate in its first Trades & Technology Job Fair Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Benefit dinner for Phil Coffren April 25

SALEM — A benefit dinner for Philip John Coffren, who was recently in a devastating car accident, will be held at the Mt. Abram High School Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m. More...

Physician joins Franklin Health Women’s Care

FARMINGTON — James MacDonald, MD, has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health Women’s Care. Other providers in the practice include Connie Adler, MD; Tara Aumand, MD; Susan Kearing, DO; and Jennifer Zeliger, MD. More...

News from our Schools

Middle school biathletes compete in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Twenty biathletes from grades 5-8 competed Thursday, March 26 in the second crosscountry skiing/paintball gun marksmanship event to be held at Phillips Elementary School. More...

YOUNG ARTISTS OUT & ABOUT

Quinn Hoeft colors a dinosaur mural during a recent Kingfield Friday Artwalk. More...

MTA Prom May 9

MTA Prom will be held May 9. Tickets are now on sale: $20 each or $35 for a couple. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is today, Wednesday, April 22 The proper use of scienceis not to conquer naturebut to live in it. —Barry Commoner More...

Retro Recipes made Modern

These are the recipes I grew up on More...