June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pratt hired as Superintendent, impasse declared

SALEM — Directors hired Susan Pratt of Strong as the new MSAD #58 Superintendent during the latest board meeting. More...

Kingfield withdrawal informational meeting scheduled

KINGFIELD — Voters will head to the polls next month to see if Kingfield residents are in favor of researching and exploring having a stand-alone school. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The ‘new ambassadors of Welsh cool’ - Free Access

Calan, Welsh musicians and step dancers, are in concert at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater in Rangeley June 24 at 7 p.m. as a part of the New England Celtic Arts summer series. More...

The Gothard Sisters in Maine for several concerts - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Irish step champions “The Gothard Sisters” at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, June 30; at Green Church Concerts in Mexico Wednesday, July 1; at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Thursday, July 2 More...

Schoolhouse Gallery new exhibit

KINGFIELD — This summer, the Schoolhouse Gallery, at 266 Main Street, will feature an exhibit of Major Matt Mason inspired photographs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace M. (Corey) McAlevey

1959-2015 — She was kind, generous and had a gift for making others laugh

FARMINGTON — Grace M. (Corey) McAlevey of Waterville and Stratton passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Community & Local News

Region-wide yard sales sought

RANGELEY — The Rangeley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 is seeking folks interested in taking part in its region-wide yard sale planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. More...

Surviving the wilderness

Boy Scouts of Troop 500 of Strong had a wilderness survival campout recently. The boys built debris shelters on surrounding wood land and slept in them overnight. More...

Maine’s Mega Yard Sale Saturday

FARMINGTON — Maine’s Mega Yard Sale is at the Farmington Fairgrounds Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Frederic retirement celebrated

KINGFIELD — Students, staff and community members shared laughter and tears as they said farewell to four of Kingfield Elementary School’s favorite teachers. More...

Craig Marshall graduates from Colby College

WATERVILLE — Craig B. Marshall of Carrabassett Valley was one of 483 seniors who graduated from Colby College May 24, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree at the College’s 194th Commencement. More...

Locals on SMCC spring dean’s list

SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College is proud to announce that nearly 1,300 students have made the 2015 Spring Semester Dean’s List. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The Kingfield POPS is Saturday There is nothing in the world somuch like prayer as music is. —William P. Merrill 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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MSAD #58: $9.4 million budget goes to voters - Free Access

Polling will take place Monday, June 29

MSAD #58: $9.4 million budget goes to votersBy Dee MenearIrregular Staff Writer More...

Phillips sets $1.2 million budget

PHILLIPS — Voters in Phillips elected officers and set the budget during the Town Meeting June 18. More than 100 residents packed into the Phillips Area Community Center for the annual meeting. More...

Mt. Abram, Carrabec achieve bronze status

WESTERN MAINE — Each year U.S. News and World Report gathers data from state and national standardized tests to help determine the top schools across the country. The report, issued in May, ranks Mt. More...

Texas man rescued from AT

RANGELEY PLANTATION — A Texas man is recovering from a broken ankle suffered during a hike on Maine’s Appalachian Trail near Mooselookmeguntic Lake late Wednesday, June 17, said Corporal John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service in a new More...

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Legislative Update

Maine Legislature passes budget Earlier this week, the Maine Legislature passed the Biennial Budget for fiscal years 2016- 2017. The budget was approved by a margin of 31-4 in the Senate and 105-42 in the House of Representatives. The budget: More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was your first job?

Steven Michaud of Montreal: “I worked with my dad picking up, repairing and delivering televisions.” More...

Letters

Dick Deery Run/Walk for MSA raises over $4,000

May 24, participants ran or walked in the ninth annual Dick Deery Run/Walk for MSA in the Rangeley Town Park. The event raises donations for the Michael J. More...

Dear friends and family:

Due to my recent stroke, we will not be able to hold the Celebration of Howard Dunham’s Life July 11 in Kingfield. We will keep everyone updated. We may be able to hold it later in the fall, when I can travel. More...

Thank you KES eighth grade class

A special thank you to the eighth grade class of the Kingfield Elementary School for their donation of $200 to be used for the purchase of American flags that will be displayed during a special Veteran’s Memorial dedication ceremony held Memori More...

Sports & Outdoors

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Lachlan Marble of Madrid steps up to bat for the Phillips Little League team during a recent game against the team from Kingfield. Phillips won the away game 6–4. More...

‘A Weekend with Carrie Stevens’

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — A Weekend with Carrie Stevens, June 26 to 28, is an opportunity to celebrate Carrie Stevens and her contributions to the world of fly tying and fly fishing. More...

Cycling for a cause

More than 2,000 cyclists participated in the Trek Across Maine to raise money for the American Lung Association. The three-day cycling event began in Newry and ended 180 miles later in Belfast. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYSKINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET —3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266Main St., Kingfield. FMI: 684-4587.(Thru 10/1)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 — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library.Open to public. More...