March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 District to vote on renovation bonds

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors voted on and signed the Warrant and Notice of Election for an April 25 referendum election regarding the issuance of bonds or notes for the district for minor capital project purposes.  More...

Community survey: Dollar General in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — An application is on file with the Planning Board for the construction of a Dollar General discount department store to be located south of Jordan Excavation on Route 27.  The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing April 11 More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Celtic Couples’ comes to North Church - Free Access

Maine master fiddlers to perform with spouses as at North Church in Farmington

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present “Celtic Couples” at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Saturday, April 1. Curtain is 7 p.m. with a jam session and pie social starting at 6:15. More...

Word Buzz

Adventure and beer expert Josh Christie at Rolling Fatties

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Maine author, entrepreneur and beer expert Josh Christie. More...

Come and hear some Maine stories

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to meet award-winning columnist Lew- Ellyn Hughes at the Farmington Public Library, Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. for a gathering of folks who enjoy Maine stories. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William F. Bate

1923-2017 — He served his country in the United States Army during WWII

FARMINGTON — William F. Bate, 93, of Farmington, Maine, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine. More...

John F. Flagg

1941-2017 — Farming was the love of his life

AVON — John Forrest Flagg, 75, passed away March 21, 2017 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Laurenne Ross earns second national Super-G title

Sam Morse finished first for the juniors and fourth overall

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With two inches of new snow on the race course and low visibility, racers battled challenging conditions during the first day of competition in the US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Saturday.  More...

Ginnis and Stiegler capture slalom titles

Sam Morse finishes 17th

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — U.S. Ski Team members Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole, Wyo. and AJ Ginnis of Vouliagmen, Greece took home national titles in slalom Sunday at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf. More...

Sugarloaf after hours: Cats making tracks

According to Casey Bowden, six groomers are on the mountain during a full shift. Two shifts run each night, moving snow to build the base and then grooming the surface to corduroy perfection. 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...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Dollar General application accepted, Public Hearing set

KINGFIELD — A number of residents and non-residents attended the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, March 21. On the agenda was a site plan review from Franklin Land Associates LLC. More...

What is Dollar General?

KINGFIELD — Last week the Planning Board accepted a complete application for a Dollar General discount department store, proposed to be built on land currently under a purchase/sale agreement. More...

Kingfield nomination papers available for selectman, school board

KINGFIELD — Selectmen agreed to add funds to the draft budget for an Economic and Community Services Coordinator. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Forget for a moment that it is snowing and imagine it is sunny and 70 degrees. What would you be doing?

Maddie Phelps, of Kingfield: "Swimming at the Girls’ Swimming Hole." More...

Letters

Truly a wonderful place to call home

I arrived home from the Boston VA on the 10th of March and have been busy with my rehab from surgery.  I apologize for the delay in writing to you all.  There are way too many people to thank personally for the cards, letters, calls and m More...

New underwear a blessing

Special thanks to Chris Bethune for suggesting to the Phillips Area Community Center that the United Methodist Economic Ministry could use the underwear in our Back Pack program.  Last year UMEM provided more than 1,000 pair of underpants to th More...

Community & Local News

Auxiliary Drag Show is a go!

KINGFIELD — After a few years on the back burner, the Kingfield Fire Department Auxiliary has reignited interest in the former Gifts of Love Drag Show. More...

‘Quilt of Valor’ presented

March 23, the Stichers in the Snow quilt group of Kingfield presented Austin “Pop” Sillanpaa with a Quilt of Valor made by group members. More...

Pond construction and maintenance course on tap

FARMINGTON — Would you like to build or renovate an existing pond for stocking fish, for calling wildlife or just to enhance your property? More...

News from our Schools

US Ski Team members visit Stratton School

Members of the Men’s US Ski Team visited the students at Stratton School March 27. More...

Regional Public Speaking contest held

The Regional Public Speaking contest was held at Strong Elementary School Tuesday, March 21, with students from local schools in grades 5 to 8 performing. More...

Scholarship applications now available

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The 2017 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce David Robie Memorial Scholarship applications are now available. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Saturday is April Fool’s Day  Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.  —Chinese proverb  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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