September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Flagstaff enrollment increases; great first day

EUSTIS — The five members of the Flagstaff RSU Board of Directors met Sept. 4 for their first meeting of the new school year. More...

Franklin deputies back up Somerset

MADISON — Twenty-four Franklin and Somerset County Sheriffs’ deputies and administrators were recently given powers to patrol and police both counties. More...

Western Maine Music Week In the High Peaks - Free Access

Skye Theatre director Phill McIntyre’s self-supporting music week to fill the void of Crossroads Celtic Festival

N. FRANKLIN COUNTY — Ten concerts are scheduled to take place in Oxford and Franklin counties in Western Maine starting Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Skye Theatre and ending Wednesday, Sept. More...

Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center - Free Access

The end is in sight… with new a new beginning just around the corner

CARTHAGE — As Phill McIntyre, New England Celtic Arts director, closes one chapter and opens another, he’s building up to a final farewell for Skye Theatre, a hello to the self-sustaining Maine Mountain Music Week and future events in Far More...

Arts & Entertainment

Western Maine Music Week In the High Peaks - Free Access

Skye Theatre director Phill McIntyre’s self-supporting music week to fill the void of Crossroads Celtic Festival

N. FRANKLIN COUNTY — Ten concerts are scheduled to take place in Oxford and Franklin counties in Western Maine starting Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Skye Theatre and ending Wednesday, Sept. More...

Travel photography presentation planned

KINGFIELD — Those who enjoy photography and travel are invited to attend a free presentation on how to capture stunning travel photographs while learning about the spectacular landscape culture and nature of Argentina. More...

Western Maine Music Week 2014 Schedule - Free Access

Wednesday, Sept 10Skye Theatre, So. Carthage • 7 pmCassie & Maggie MacDonald More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nathalie White

1933-2014 — She enjoyed reading, gardening and being with her grandchildren

AVON — Nathalie Jean Raymond White, 81, of Avon died Aug. 31, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center where she had been a patient for the past eight months. More...

Community & Local News

Fall dinner served

RANGELEY — St. Luke’s will host a fall dinner Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Podiatry services offered

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics are providing weekly podiatry specialty services Wednesdays at Franklin Health Orthopaedics on the FMH campus. More...

Stanley Museum Consignment Auction planned

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum will hold its ninth special consignment auction of steam cars, parts, literature and other ephemera Saturday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m. (preview Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 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.WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist 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...

Industrial noise still a problem for some

NEW PORTLAND — Jean Antonucci and her husband Ken Burke of New Portland have found themselves in the midst of a battle between a nearby manufacturing plant, the Town of New Portland and a nerve-wracking sound they say violates the town noise or More...

Trucking on through

Mighty trucks carrying wind tower parts roll down Route 27. The trucks are traveling from the tower manufacturer in Trois-Rivières, Quebec to Carthage. More...

Kingfield TIF explained

KINGFIELD — Understanding Tax Increment Financing, or TIF can be overwhelming to anyone who is not familiar with how it works but it does not have to be. More...

Avon mil rate increases

AVON — Selectmen in Avon set the 2014-2015 tax rate after considering a number of options. During their meeting Sept. 2, Chairman Greta Espeaignnette presented scenarios using a tax rate of 14.8; 15.1; 15.3 and 15.5. More...

Western Maine Music Week 2014 Schedule - Free Access

Wednesday, Sept 10Skye Theatre, So. Carthage • 7 pmCassie & Maggie MacDonald More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Concerning expanding the Kingfield ATV network

The town is reviewing a request to allow for ATV access to a block of donated land via Maple Street and Stanley Avenue. This land was donated for the purpose of creating a multi-use recreational area. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you had to live without a computer, television or telephone which would you choose and why?

John Ebinger of Phillips: “The television. I don’t have one anyBy way.” More...

Letters

Voters should decide how to spend MSAD #58’s extra funds

MSAD #58 has a sudden extra $623,000, and already it seems the school board or others are drooling over how to spend it — without voter approval. More...

Bring on the debates

In 2014, Democracy in Maine is clearly controlled by the two major political parties and the vast fortunes invested in keeping their candidates protected from any criticism of their often cloudy positions on issues. More...

An open letter to Shaun Osborne, Sugarloaf Golf Club

Our group has been closely observing the Sugarloaf Golf Course development and maintenance since the inception of the concept for a course at Sugarloaf was incubated in the late 1970s. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Running strong for Strong class trip

STRONG — Under beautiful skies Sept. 6, the Strong eighth grade class of 2015 hosted a 5K Walk/Run. The event was organized by Serena Howard. More...

Warden Stevens at RRG&SA meeting

OQUOSSOC — Scott Stevens, Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Game Warden, will be the guest speaker at the Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association’s monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 18. More...

Extreme Golf Challenge

It’s back

PHILLIPS — The fourth annual Extreme Golf Challenge in memory of Gordon Davenport Sr. is set for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at the Justafield Golf Teaching Center on Route 4. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Patriot Day is Thursday, Sept. 11 The brave die never,though they sleep in dust:Their courage nervesa thousand living men. —Minot J. Savage More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Well, it took 60 years, but Monday I finally “made my claim to fame.” I was coming down the Main Street here in our town after seeing the dentist where I had a tooth fixed and another temporary one put in. More...