October 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Morning glory

This gorgeous sunrise over Mt. Abraham last week lights up the last of the colorful foliage in the area. The nights are getting colder, and soon the leaves'oranges and reds will be replaced by a blanket of frost each morning. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

TransCanada celebrates conservation deal

AUGUSTA — Earlier this month, representatives from TransCanada, developers of the Kibby Wind Power Project, met with environmental leaders in Augusta to announce and celebrate the company's land conservation agreement. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Chansonetta's photos shown at Herbert

KINGFIELD — About 40 people gathered at the Herbert Grand Hotel on Wednesday evening as guests of the Kingfield Historical Society to hear author Marius Peladeau speak and show slides from his book "Chansonetta: The Life and Photographs of Ch More...

Improv comedy returns to Farmington

FARMINGTON -- The leaves are clogging the gutters and laughs are filling the aisles of Mt. Blue High School's auditorium as the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Troupe returns to the stage, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. More...

A+E's Hill Country Music coming to Salem

SALEM -- A+E's Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community Building on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. According to organizers, an afternoon of country bluegrass music will be enjoyed by all. More...

Letters

A despicable campaign

To the editor: I have to say that this is the worst political campaign I have ever seen; backstabbing and mud slinging. It seems that the campaign managers think the American voter is so dumb that they would believe what is being said. More...

Make sure Saviello continues to be our representative

To the editor: He knows what's happening in our communities because he has become part of them. He calls us by name because he's made it his mission to find out who we are. More...

Vote for Jarrod Crockett on Nov. 4

To the editor: Soon voters will go to the polls. Please consider Jarrod Crockett for our next State Representative for District 91. More...

Community & Local News

New Dentist to serve Strong, Bingham areas

STRONG & BINGHAM — Captain Lawrence H. Jacoby, D.M.D., M.P.H., a dentist and Ready Responder in the United States Public Health Service will be joining HealthReach Community Health Centers in a fulltime capacity starting this month. More...

Breakfast planned

RANGELEY -- The next Ladies'/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at BMC Diner on Richardson Street starting at 7 a.m. More...

Hunter's breakfast on tap

PHILLIPS -- A Hunter's Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 9 a.m. at the Phillips Elementary School. Proceeds will support the Phillips 8th grade class trip. The cost is $5 per person, those under 12 years old are $3. More...

News from our Schools

Blood drive at MTA

SALEM -- Mt. Abram High School will host an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gym. More...

Presidential Mile Classic revisited

KINGFIELD -- It was that time of year again and the annual Presidential Mile-Run at the Kingfield Elementary School was run Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Mile Run is part of Presidential Fitness Tests and measures cardiovascular endurance. More...

KES 8th Grade Haunted House is this Friday, Oct. 24.

Refreshments, thrills and chills await in the school's gym. This is a fundraiser for the 8th grade's annual class trip fundraiser. Check the school's calendar for the time. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

For fast acting relief, try slowing down. — Lily Tomlin If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Chloey Payge Thomas

Chloey Payge Thomas Born: September 27, 2008 at 9:18 am Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs. 11 ½ oz. Length: 19 ½ in. Parents: Jodi L. Pinkham & Shawn C. More...

Boards want a "No" vote on school consolidation

SAD 58 Public Hearing

KINGFIELD -- The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors held its Public Hearing on Oct. 16 on the issue of consolidation as required by state law. About 30 people attended the meeting including about 25 students from the Mt. More...

Government students host candidate night

SALEM — On Thursday, Oct. 23, students from Barry London's government class will be hosting a candidate night to meet with both incumbents and challengers seeking office in the Maine State Senate and House of Representatives. More...

Ballot set for Nov. 4 election

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Absentee ballot voting is up and it's reported that voter turn-out on Nov. 4 is expected to be high by the numbers thus far. More...

Op-Ed

To consolidate or not to consolidate

COMMENTARY

Consolidation, "Yes" or "No." That's the question facing voters in Maine School Administrative Districts 9 and 58 come Nov. 4. It is not an easy decision. There are pluses and minuses on this as on most issues. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What suggestion would you offer Coyote to help him catch Roadrunner?

Colby Atwood, of New Portland: "Find a better company then Acme." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph F. Holman

1925-2008

FARMINGTON More...

Amy Erlene Dunham

1919-2008

SOUTH PARIS More...

Bruce W. Frederic

1953-2008 - He loved his home State of Maine

NORTH ANSON -- Bruce Wayne Frederic, 55, of Farmington, died unexpectedly Saturday Oct. 18, 2008, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 21, 1953, in Farmington, the son of Burton and Joan (Paquette) Frederic. More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFC Soccer Championships

Middle School Boys Soccer Champions The Rangeley Lakers girls went home with the win in Friday night's NFCL soccer championship. The Lakers took on the Strong Indians in a thrilling game that was scoreless until the second half. More...

Mt. Abram Soccer

Solid D

Defensive wing Greg Dexter (left) and sweeper Mike Bonney along with wing Dylan Tisor and stopper Alex Tuttle (not pictured) have had a solid season playing D. Here they stop Lisbon penetration in the MVC championship game last Saturday. More...

MTA participates in MVC championships

FARMINGTON - - There were a lot of commonalities in last Saturday's Mountain Valley Conference championship games at Mt. Blue High School. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. FMI: 778-6602. 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. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...