June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbent admits non-compliance, loses election

PHILLIPS — Voters in Phillips met June 23 for their annual meeting to elect officials, set the budget and attend to other town business. The meeting was moderated by Mike Ellis, who has led town meetings for more than 20 years. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Lula Wiles’ coming to Rangeley, Portland - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & RANGELEY — New England Celtic Arts will present “Lula Wiles” on its CD release tour at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, July 5 and at RFA Lakeside Theatre in Rangeley Wednesday, July 6. More...

Stadler Gallery open for summer

Ulrike Stadler has announced that the Stadler Gallery for Fine Art in Kingfield will be open for the summer beginning July 1. More...

Sandy River Ramblers bring Maine bluegrass to Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — The Sandy River Ramblers will bring their distinctly Maine-flavored Bluegrass act to the Stratton-Eustis Community Building Friday, July 8, in a concert sponsored by Rte. 27 Arts. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edna M. Ivers

1931-2016 — She enjoyed being with her family

PHILLIPS — Edna M. Ivers, 84, passed away June 19, 2016 at the Sandy River Center in Farmington. More...

Christine Thomas Wright

1926-2016 — She grew up in Eustis and graduated from Stratton High School

EAST VASSALBORO — Christine Thomas Wright passed away at her home in East Vassalboro Saturday, June 18, 2016. More...

Judy H. Bate

Graveside Services

AVON — Graveside services for Judy Haines Bate, who died June 16, 2016, will be held June 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at Mile Square Cemetery in Avon, with Pastor Connie Maginnis officiating. More...

Sports & Outdoors

July second events at OSHM

A bestselling author, fly-tyer and wildlife artist are on the docket

OQUOSSOC — Three very interesting Maine-based talents will appear Saturday, July 2 at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in celebration of the Independence Day weekend. More...

Honoring a fallen veteran

In addition to being a Nanie’s Busy Bea’s team member in the 2016 Trek Across Maine, Bert Galipeau of Farmington decided to honor one of Maine’s fallen veterans, Joshua Bernard of New Portland. More...

RRG&SA Tim Baker Nature Trail open

The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association officially opened the Tim Baker Nature Trail Thursday, June 16. Tim’s wife, Cathy Baker, cut the ribbon surrounded by her family. More...

Irregular Regulars

Dear Western Maine community members:

If you have been through Main Street in Wilton lately than you may have noticed a lot of change going on in the building known as “The York House” which will soon be housing Western Maine’s only children’s museum. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Independence Day is Monday Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. —Albert Camus If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Perfect weather for perfect performances

Kingfield POPS 2016

KINGFIELD — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Mallett Brothers Band and David Mallett topped the lineup for the 14th Kingfield POPS Saturday, June 25 and the weather could not have been more cooperative. More...

Crews battle Mt. Abraham fire

MOUNT ABRAM TWP — Maine Forest Rangers and firefighters have been working since Thursday to squelch a fire near Mt. Abraham’s center peak. A fire was reported following a lightening strike June 22. More...

Kingfield board seeks input on property purchase

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen accepted the resignation of several Village Enhancement Committee members during the June 20 meeting. Selectman Wade Browne thanked members for the work that had been done. More...

Op-Ed

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Megan’s Miles

My daughter Megan is biking across the United States from the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina and ending in California’s Pacific Ocean Bike and Build (SC2SC2016). More...

It’s about time I said my two cents worth again

I am now at Sandy River Center. Just this month my niece Lisa, my brother Rupert’s daughter, had come to visit from Maine, she lives in Kentucky. More...

Letters

Recent Supreme Court decisions — my political thoughts

Remember — the Supreme Court is locked — four Conservatives, four Liberals. So they tied, 4-4. When that happens, the judgment of the lower court becomes final. That is what has happened. More...

Community & Local News

Placing planters

Jared Clukey and JB Jordan help move Town of Kingfield planters from the tailgate of their Jordan lift-gate truck to one of their 12 locations around town, mostly on Main Street. More...

Ninety-nine years young

Nona Young of New Portland (center, front), recently celebrated her 99th birthday at the Orange Cat Café in Kingfield. More...

Public breakfast in Rangeley July 4

RANGELEY — The Catholic Women’s Club will be hosting a July 4 public breakfast at St Luke’s on Lake Street, from 7 to 10 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Abbey Ellis awarded Bachelor of Science Degree

KUTZTOWN, Pa. — Abbey Leigh Ellis of New Vineyard has been awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University. More...

Dean’s list for two semesters

Due to his excellent academic performances both semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year, Tristen Dyer of Phillips was named to the dean’s list both periods at the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England in Port More...

MTA releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year. High Honors requires 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET — 3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn, 266 Main St, Kingfield. More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...