August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 discusses spending extra $623K

KINGFIELD — The MSAD #58 School Board Directors learned there was $623,000 in unassigned funds from the previous budget during their meeting Aug. 21. More...

Multi-use trail moves forward

KINGFIELD — A board of selectmen’s meeting proved to be one of high emotion as selectmen and about 30 residents discussed issues pertaining to a proposed multi-use trail entrance off of Stanley Avenue and commercial dump trucks being park More...

Arts & Entertainment

Western Maine Music Week coming - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Skye Theatre director Phill McIntyre has unveiled plans for a self-supporting music week to fill the void of Crossroads Celtic Festival. More...

Children’s concert features two performers

FARMINGTON — Saturday, Sept. 13, two seasoned singer/musicians will share the stage in a children’s concert at Nordica Auditorium. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Community & Local News

Hazardous waste collection dates

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Each year the Western Maine Environmental Depot Collection Program run by AVCOG in conjunction with municipalities in the AVCOG region and a private, qualified contractor set aside a series of days for Household Hazardous Wast More...

‘Outdoors in Maine’ final nature program

RANGELEY — The last nature program of the year, Aug. 31, at Orgonon, will be V. Paul Reynolds. More...

John Toothaker Jr. honored

Phillips Chamber of Commerce honored “Duna” for his lifetime dedication to lumbering

PHILLIPS — John “Duna” Toothaker Jr. started his career working as a lumberman at the young age of 13. More...

News from our Schools

MSAD#58 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Aug 27 Teacher Workshop Day Thursday, Aug 28 Teacher Workshop DayGirls Soccer - Scrimmage vs.Skowhegan @ Mt Abram HS, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 2 More...

Benefit 5K run/walk Sept. 6

STRONG — Saturday, Sept. 6, the Strong eighth grade class of 2015 is sponsoring a 5K run/walk. A donation of $5 per person gives participants a chance to breathe in fresh oxygen while working to improve your running/walking time. More...

Local Fall 2014 Bus Schedules

Eustis School Department

The Eustis School Department recently released its 2014-2015 bus runs. A spokesperson for the department noted that times are approximate and subject to change. Students are expected to arrive at the bus stop five minutes prior to times listed. More...

Ordinance change would require voter approval

KINGFIELD — At the Aug. 18 Kingfield Board of Selectmen meeting, the board listened to both sides of a nuisance issue on High Street that was originally brought before the board at the Aug. 4 meeting. More...

Black has passion for students; sports

MSAD #58

SALEM — James Black knew Mt. Abram High School was a small school when he took the newly created position that combines a Dean of Students at the high school and a district-wide Athletic Director. More...

Peaceful Creation

The symbol for peace showed up in the Carrabassett River near the MDOT garage north of Kingfield Aug. 18. More...

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Legislative Update

State ends fiscal year with surplus More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you looking forward to the most about school starting?

Ayla Haines of Farmington: “Seeing my friends again and graduating in two semesters.” More...

Letters

Thank you all

To all of the people who took the three-mile walk for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to all my family, friends and all those who donated. It helped enormously for both of us. More...

Support was greatly appreciated

I would like to thank everyone for supporting me and buying tickets for the Phillips Old Home Days King. I sold enough and became the King for Phillips Old Home Days 2014. Thank you so much. Michael L. WhitePhillips More...

Sports & Outdoors

Senior soccer superstars

Draegon Tooker, Trevor Brackley, Tristan Dyer, Stephen Charles and Bryson Walker make up this year’s senior Roadrunner lineup. More...

‘Stride for Leukemia’

5K Run/Walk, 10K and Kids Mile Run planned

KINGFIELD — Mt. Abram senior Katie Jordan is hosting a 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Kids’ Mile Run Oct. 19 called “Stride for Leukemia.” All races start at Jordan Lumber. More...

Pickleball round robin

RANGELEY — A pickleball round robin is slated for next Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Rangeley Fitness Center beginning at 10 a.m. This round robin will be a doubles tournament and the cost is $10 per team. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1 A man is not paidfor having a head and hands,but for using them. —Elbert Hubbard If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

It’s Back to School Already!

So where did the summer go? Or was More...