October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rangeley town manger quits

RANGELEY — Newly hired Rangeley Town Manager Jeff Grossman gave up his position after only four days on the job. More...

Bragg Corner project awarded

PHILLIPS — During the Sept. 23 meeting, the board of selectmen opened bids for two town projects. The town had asked for bids for 4,000 cubic yards of sand and received two bids. E.L. More...

Arts & Entertainment

New England Celtic Arts begins a new chapter - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS – New England Celtic Arts, under the direction of Phill McIntyre, has brought top international performers in Celtic music -as well as introduced up-and-coming young artiststo western Maine for the last ten years. More...

‘Bones, Bones, Bones’

The High Peaks Artisans Guild Gallery will host an exhibition of prints and drawings titled “Bones, Bones, Bones” by RJ Gray Jr. More...

International recording artists reunite in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is pleased to return singer-songwriter and pianist Kate Schrock who will be joined by longtime friend Glen DaCosta on tenor saxophone for a concert Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Herbert Grand Hotel. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rupert Chester Raymond

1937-2014 — He was a proud computer programmer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rupert Chester Raymond, 77, of Avon died Sept. 1, 2014 at Veteran’s Affairs Hospice in Lexington, Ky. where he had been a patient for the past four months. More...

Donald W. Handrahan

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life Open House for Donald W. Handrahan Sr. who passed away Sept. 14, 2014 is being held by family Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Webster Hall in Kingfield. More...

Marjorie T. White

Graveside Service

YARMOUTH — Marjorie T. White, 82, passed away in Yarmouth Sept. 28, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at Flagstaff Cemetery, Route 27, Eustis. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel in Windham. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners move up in MVC Class C standings

SALEM - The Mt. Abram boys’ varsity soccer team have been on a positive streak, winning their last five games. Their record is currently 6-1 in Class C West; their only loss was to Mtn. Valley on Sept. 9 in Rumford. More...

Mt. Abram High School Homecoming this weekend!

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will celebrate its annual Homecoming Weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4. Friday is Spirit Day and everyone is encouraged to wear blue and gold. More...

Great Carrying Place Portage Trail to be reopened after 239 years

Saturday, Oct. 11, an outdoor ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to celebrate the reopening of the historic Great Carrying Place Portage Trail. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There’s no point in beinggrown up if you can’t bechildish sometimes. —Doctor Who If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Three Cheers for Chutneys!

Chutneys are great ways to use up garden More...

Kingfield selectmen consider sewer rate increase

KINGFIELD — Selectmen acknowledged that an outside serving area existed in the Mountain Village Farm B&B’s liquor application. More...

Why we’re here...

The view from the Cathedral Pines market in Eustis as sun rises 6:45 a.m. Monday morning, Sept. 29. (Jim Sturzenberger photo) More...

Educator evaluation topic of workshop

MSAD #58 educators listen as Mary Paine from Maine Department gives an overview of the Educator Evaluation System that the district is implementing. More...

Fire destroys garage, spreads to house in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A fire that destroyed a garage and spread to a house about 10 feet away Tuesday, Sept. 23, caused an estimated $90,000 in damage, Phillips fire Chief Jim Gould said. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Maine unemployment rate remains lower than national average More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best thing about fall?

Kate Jacques of Freeman: “Harvest time, taking the garden down and bringing in all the produce.” More...

Letters

Thanks for your expressions of sympathy

I’d like to thank everyone for their payers for my sister, Nathalie Raymond White, and for my brother, Rupert Raymond, who died this month 24 hours apart. More...

Some of our best Governors were Independents

There have previously been two Independent Governors of Maine. On Jan. 2, 1975, James B. Longley took office in Augusta and served only one term. However, in that four-year term he did much to move Maine forward. More...

Political signs in front of the hospital

During the past several days, we have had numerous complaints, including comments from patients and families, about the political candidate signs along the edge of the road in front of Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Community & Local News

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties requests help

By Becky Jasch, director, LVFSC More...

Kingfield seniors to meet

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Senior Citizens group meets the first Tuesday of the month. The Oct. 7 meeting is at noon at Webster Hall. The setup committee will be Ruth White and Thelma Cyr. More...

Literacy Volunteers forum slated

FARMINGTON — Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties is asking the community for help to keep it’s doors open. More...

News from our Schools

Phillips eighth graders, both teachers and students at Farmington Fair AG Day

PHILLIPS — Twenty-two eighth graders, along with their science and social studies teachers “did school” at Farmington Fair on Ag Day. More...

Face lift

Mike Monahan of SignWorks in Farmington puts the spiff back on the Phillips Raider at Phillips Elementary School recently. (Paula Roy Kane photo) More...

Kingfield health center promotes backpack safety

KINGFIELD — In an effort to increase awareness of backpack safety and how best to fill and wear a backpack, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will host fourth grade students from Kingfield Elementary School Friday, Oct. 3 from 11:45 a.m. More...