October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sighted

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter is being refueled over the town of Strong on Thursday. More...

One-car accident in Lexington

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — An Anson woman employed in Kingfield received multiple injuries in a single-vehicle accident late Thursday afternoon on Route 16 in Lexington Township near the New Portland line. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Evergreen to play Skye Theater

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine's popular Bluegrass group, Evergreen, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam at 6:15 p.m. More...

Kids' art classes offered

WILTON — The Foothills Arts Center's November after-school art series offers drawing, watercolors, popup book characters, and collage for children in grades 1 through 3. The classes will meet on Wednesdays, Nov. More...

Author Elise Juska to give reading

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program has announced award-winning writer Elise Juska as the third reader in its 2008-2009 Visiting Writers Series. More...

Letters

Hooterville Hollow a success thanks to all

To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who braved the cold to come to Hooterville Hollow for a haunted hayride on Saturday night. We had a fun time and hope you did too! More...

I am for school consolidation

To the editor: As the sole member of the MSAD #9 School Board who voted to approve its consolidation plan with MSAD #58, I am against the movement to repeal the school consolidation law. More...

Kudos to all the teams

To the editor: I just wanted to let everyone know what I thought of the Jr. High Soccer games last Friday night under the lights. I thought all four teams played awesome. More...

Community & Local News

Missionary service set

KINGFIELD -- The First Baptist Church in Kingfield will not be holding its regular services on Sunday, Nov. 2. Instead, the congregation will be joining with King's Valley Chapel at 10 a.m. More...

Proposed wind project explained

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — The small, former one-room schoolhouse high upon a hill in the woods was once again the scene of an informational meeting presented by owners of a wind power company for residents on Saturday, Oct. 18. More...

Bomb threat investigated

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following are summaries of local law enforcement agencies' activities last week. Franklin County Sheriff's Department The Franklin County Sheriff's Department dispatchers were busy last week. On Oct. More...

News from our Schools

Reaping the rewards

The Kingfield Elementary School has realized the rewards of all the hard work and fundraising the students and PTA have done to update the playground equipment. Here, KES students enjoy playing on the large X-Wave and the Skate and Snowboard rides. More...

Things went 'bump' in the night

Elijah Audet (above) sports "Best Costume" at the Kingfield Halloween Party, sponsored by the eighth grade, last Friday night. The party attracted everything from dragons, to gnomes, to princesses and Batman. More...

Top bananas!

The third and fourth grade students in Heidi Bullen's Stratton Elementary School class show off the costumes and settings they designed for a banana. They used the bananas for a descriptive writing piece. More...

Government class hosts Candidate's Night at Mt. Abram

SALEM — Senior moderator Rebecca London opened the meeting last week commonly known in Barry London's government class as Candidates' Night. Eight candidates on the Nov. 4 election ballot came out that evening. More...

Evelyn Wilbur, nine years at her post

There's more work to elections and the position of town clerk than most realize

PHILLIPS — It may not be as professional as in bigger places, but it's more personalized, says Town Clerk Evelyn Wilbur, who not only has regular office hours, and works from home, but is also busy delivering absentee ballots to people in Mad More...

Phillips adopts new subdivision ordinance

PHILLIPS -- "You'd better know what you have. Phillips is a gem, a beautiful area." Don't take a chance and delay enacting a new subdivision ordinance because who knows what's coming and it's not necessarily going to be good. More...

Op-Ed

Vote "No" on school district consolidation

COMMENTARY

On Election Day, one of many things you'll be asked to vote on is school consolidation. While the Presidential Election is at the forefront of our minds, we must not forget the importance of voting against consolidation. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Why should we vote for you this Election Day?

I have the recipe for affordable healthcare. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

H. Douglas Collins MD

Living at Sugarloaf December through April was one of the happiest times of his retirement

HANOVER, N.H. — H. Douglas Collins MD, died Oct. 14, 2008 at the age of 80 at the retirement community at Kendal of Hanover, N.H., a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Born and raised in Caribou, he was the third son of Samuel W. More...

Durward A. Davidson

1916-2008 — He spent his life in a quiet, dignified way and enjoyed its offerings to the fullest

KINGFIELD -- Durward A. "Dave" Davidson, age 92, of Kingfield died peacefully at his beloved Main Street home Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. He was born March 15, 1916 in Kingfield, a son of Earl and Sarah (Atwood) Davidson. More...

Bradford D. Doyen

1941-2008 — Brad will be remembered by many people in many places

FARMINGTON — Bradford D. Doyen, 67, of New Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 13, 2008 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington from a gangrenous gall bladder. More...

Sports & Outdoors

2008 NFCL JV Middle School Basketball Schedule

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High School soccer playoffs underway

SALEM -- The number one boys' team and the number one girls' undefeated soccer team have home field advantage throughout their playoff runs. The girls' team took on a tough game against St. Dom's yesterday Tuesday, Oct. 29. More...

Hoops champs

Burchell Morrell (left), Bud Dunham (center) and Howard Dunham reflect on some of their successes as Kingfield High Wildcats. Here they are pictured with the 1949 Western S Interscholastic Championship basketball trophy. (David Hart photo) 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...

Holiday Fair Time

There's an abundance of craft and holiday fairs at this time of year and this year is no exception — check a few of them out! Saturday, Nov 1 UMF Arts & Crafts Show — 9 am, UMaine Farmington, Olsen Student Ctr. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is Friday Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. —Judith Olney If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was a fun night recently when 12 members of the Red Snappers Red Hat Society met at the home of Pat Franz in Coplin Plantation. Pat is a great hostess making everyone feel welcome. More...