May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Town Meeting set for June 2

Shoreland zoning; marijuana questions on warrant

KINGFIELD — The annual Kingfield Town Meeting will be held Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. in the Kingfield Elementary School gymnasium. More...

Franklin County Commissioner, District 3

There is a contested race for the Republican Candidate for Franklin County Commissioner, District 3. Bob Carlton of Freeman Township and current Commissioner Clyde Barker are vying for the three-year term. More...

Carlton: economic development vital for county

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Republican Bob Carlton is seeking to represent residents as Franklin County Commissioner, District 3. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gypsy Tailwind to reunite on POPS stage - Free Access

Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS will present a one-time, exclusive performance that will reunite Gypsy Tailwind for one show only. More...

Community supper with Sandy River Ramblers

Rangeley Lakes Historical Society

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society will host a complimentary bean supper at Bald Mountain Camps Thursday, May 24 beginning with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m.  More...

Fendrick & Peck return to the North Church

FARMINGTON — The gifted acoustic folk duo Fendrick and Peck return to Farmington North Church for a concert Thursday evening, May 24, at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Sue ‘Peggy’ Bridges

1935-2018 — She loved spending time with her family and skiing at Sugarloaf

YORK — Margaret Sue “Peggy” Bridges (Hackett), 82, died peacefully May 10, 2018 in Wells due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  More...

Leota H. Tracy

1935-2018 — She favored flower gardens, bird watching, crocheting and crossword puzzles

NEW VINEYARD — Leota Hinkley Tracy, 83, of New Vineyard and Pittsfield, passed into the arms of her Lord on May 5, 2018, at Orchard Park in Farmington.  More...

Doris M. Ellis

Graveside Service

A Graveside Service for Doris M. Ellis, who died Dec. 21, 2017, will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Mile Square Cemetery in Avon, with Rev. Susan Tierney officiating. More...

News from our Schools

MTA Top 10

Officials at Mt. Abram High School recently announced the top 10 seniors in the class of 2018. More...

Carrabec’s top 10 announced

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently announced the names of its top 10 seniors for 2018.  Jacob Atwood is the son of Heidi and Jolly Atwood of Embden. More...

Stratton School expands pre-K program

STRATTON -- Stratton School officials recently announced that its public pre-K program for the 2018-19 school year is expanding to three full days.  For more information, contact Kathy Matthews at 246-2283 or kmatthews@strattonschool.org.   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...

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Marijuana question to go before Kingfield voters

Residents voice concerns at informational meeting

KINGFIELD — More than a dozen interested and concerned citizens attended the Kingfield Planning Board meeting Tuesday, May 8. More...

Rangeley warrant referendum set

RANGELEY — Tuesday, June 12, voters will go to the polls to elect municipal officers, decide the budget and conduct other town business. Polling will take place at the Rangeley Town Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Barker: elderly; low-income top concern

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Clyde Barker is seeking to fill another three-year term as Franklin County Commissioner of District 3. More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

House Committee Approves and Expands Agent Orange Reform   The House Veterans Affairs Committee amended and approved the House version of the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R.299). More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How do you deal with black flies and mosquitoes?

  Sheila Lecander, second grade teacher, Stratton: "I stay inside until the dragonflies hatch."   Olyvia Stevens: Age 4, Eustis: "I kick them away!" (said and demonstrated at the same time)  [im More...

THE IRREGULAR WANTS TO KNOW...

We have added a new polling feature to our website to give our readers an opportunity to tell us what they think. Polls may refer to a hot-button community issue, or they might be fun and completely off-topic. More...

Letters

Elect Bob Carlton county commissioner

Today I write to offer my endorsement and support for Bob Carlton’s efforts to be elected County Commissioner for County District 3. I have known Bob for over 30 years. He is a man of integrity and honesty. More...

Community & Local News

Flea market slated

PHILLIPS — Saturday, June 2, there will be a Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phillips Community House, 31 Main Street.  Light refreshments will be available. Donations to the sale are welcome, especially craft supplies. More...

K-Days committee seeks vendors

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Festival Days Committee is looking for vendors for Saturday, July 21 as well as musicians to perform throughout the day.  If you are interested, contact Jodi at 491-8109 or jodilynn813@gmail.com.  More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic June 6

KINGFIELD — There will be a low cost cat spay neuter clinic Wednesday, June 6 at the Country Mutt located at 396 Main Street. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Breaking News - 1:17 PM

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15 K returns for 36th year, Sunday, May 20 - Free Access

With runners traveling from as far away as Guatemala to compete in the Sugarloaf Marathon as 15K, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon will celebrate its 36th anniversary on Sunday, May 20, 2018. More...

He’s out!

Bryce Werzanski tags a Winthrop player on second base in last Wednesday’s home game. The Roadrunners lost to Winthrop that night, but have enjoyed a successful baseball season. More...

Safe at first

In last week’s game against Winthrop, Lady Roadrunner Maddie Phelps stretches to tag first base as the ball flies past Winthrop’s first baseman. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Eat Better — Live Longer

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Away With Words

And the Rest is History

Maine’s history in past wars is one of my favorite subjects. For this reason, I often read about it. Recently, the book in hand was on Maine’s part in the American Revolutionary War. More...