January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield town budget discussed

KINGFIELD -- The selectmen met last Monday afternoon, Dec. 29 and the majority of discussions revolved around the upcoming budget for 2009. Administrative Assistant Greg Davis reported that the budget had not changed all that much. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Comedy show, charity auction set

RANGELEY — The 10th annual Busch Sport Scene Comedy Show, with Rob Steen and Larry Myles, will be held Jan. 31, beginning at 9 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The Charity Auction starts at 7 p.m. More...

Floyd Fever comes to the 'Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Wish You Were Here Jam kicks off Floyd Fever at the 'Loaf with the second rail jam of the winter season on the Beach Jan. 10. The event will be celebrated with a bonfire, 100.1 WUMF, prizes and more. More...

Book sale to benefit Belgrade library

BELGRADE -— A book fair to support Belgrade Public Library will be held all day Jan. 19 at the Barnes & Noble store, 9 Market Place in Augusta. More...

Letters

Watch where you put snow

To the editor: The Town of Kingfield needs to remind residents using snow blowers and plows not to blow or push the snow into the roadway. More...

Thank you for the donations

To the editor: I would like to thank the Kingfield Recreation Board for its generous donation to the Mt Abram High School Ski Team. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Seth Wescott unveils Sidewinder Snowboardcross Course

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - - Sugarloaf's Seth Wescott, Olympic Gold medalist from the 2006 winter games in Turino, is still on a roll and is now in the prime of his brilliant career. More...

Rowland podiums season opening Eastern Cup

BETHEL — At the season opener for the FIS Eastern Cup Alpine Race Series, Carrabassett Valley Academy Junior, Amie Rowland, finished third in slalom. More...

Titcomb Mountain celebrates Community Day

WEST FARMINGTON -- Enjoy the slopes and trails of Titcomb Mountain in West Farmington this Sunday, Jan. 11, for free. For those who need to rent skis or snowboards, they will be available to rent for only $5 from Northern Lights Rental Shop. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU THURSDAY, JAN 15 EXHIBIT: RJ GRAY JR, PRINTS — Tue-Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun & Mon by Apt. Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Rd., Lewiston. FMI: 786-3606. More...

'Grumble Bluff' reading & signing

Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to noon Webster Free Library, Kingfield

Karen Pease, author of the novel "Grumble Bluff," will give a reading at 10 a.m. and sign copies afterwards; coffee and cookies will be available, too. 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...

FMH welcomes first baby of year

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital was pleased to welcome its first baby of 2009. Dr. Tara Aumand of Franklin Health Women's Care attended the birth of Cole Vincent Bailey, an 8 lb. 8 oz. baby boy who was born at 8:07 p.m. on Jan. 1. More...

Endless Energy pitches annexation for wind farm

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Endless Energy Corporation of Yarmouth is back in the news with a new proposal for the consideration of the state legislature and the residents of Carrabassett Valley. Members of EEC met with residents Monday, Jan. More...

Irregular Year in Review

Western Mountains — Projects that hadn't been heard from since last year were back in the news, as was school consolidation, which was finally put to rest. More...

Op-Ed

The High Peaks Initiative

A major land conservation effort is taking place right in our back yard, one that is win-win for all of us, the High Peaks Initiative. More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could spend a full week anywhere this winter, where would you like to be?

Ken Shaw, of Kingfield: "Kingfield, Maine." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lester Leroy Campbell

1961-2008 — He was an avid storyteller and enjoyed time with his family and his dog

PHILLIPS — Lester L. Campbell, 69, of Phillips died Saturday, Dec. 27, at Hospice House in Auburn following a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born in Temple to Ruben & Ethel (Wilcox) Campbell on May 6, 1939. More...

Daniel F. Darienzzo

COPLIN PLANTATION — Daniel F. Darienzzo died Dec. 27, 2008 at his home in Coplin Plantation. He leaves a son, Daniel F. Darienzzo Jr. and his wife, Jacque, of Uxbridge, Mass.; son, Michael J. More...

Anita Flint Caler

1917-2008 — She was a devoted homemaker who loved to cook, knit and sew

FARMINGTON — Anita Flint Caler, 91, a resident of the Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center, formerly of Kingfield, died Saturday evening, Dec. 20, 2008, where she had been living for nearly four years. She was born Feb. More...

News from our Schools

Phillips 8th grader wins Patriot's Pen

PHILLIPS — During an assembly held Friday at the Phillips Elementary School, 8th grader Briannah James was awarded a savings bond for $100 and a cash prize of $25 for her winning entry in the VFW's annual Patriot's Pen essay contest. More...

Gordon on dean's list

NEWTON, Mass. — Emily Gordon of Kingfield has been named to the dean's list highest honors for the first semester at Mount Ida College. A freshman in the funeral service major at Mount Ida College, Gordon is a 2008 graduate of Mt. More...

Festive carols fill the air

Kingfield Elementary students in grades 1-4 perform their annual Christmas songs and dance at Tranten's Family Market last month. Music director and school principal Brenda Stevens guided the young group in a stunning performance. (David Hart photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Never eat anything at one sitting that you can't lift. — Miss Piggy (Muppet character, by Jim Henson/Frank Oz) 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 19 years ago that a new Maine State Trooper (Mark Lopez) was living in Kingfield and rushed into my bingo game in Skowhegan telling me that he was the father of a new baby girl. More...