April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Central School status unclear

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — The fate of the Central Elementary School at the North Village in New Portland was discussed by some 60 residents Monday night, April 13, with the meeting called by the Superintendent of the MSAD #74 School District Dr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

UMF seniors' art exhibited through May 16

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington seniors will exhibit their art work at the UMF Art Galley, from April 16 to May 16. An opening reception for the artists will be held Thursday, April 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. More...

Taj Mahal comes to Waterville

WATERVILLE — The Taj Mahal Trio will perform at the Waterville Opera House at 93 Main Street on June 17. All proceeds will benefit Waterville Main Street. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. More...

'Uncool' comes to the high school

Mt. Abram drama

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will present "UNCOOL," a one-act play by Vin Morreale Jr. on April 30, at 7 p.m. at the school. Refreshments will be available. And tickets are $5 each. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Cheerleaders visit State House

State Representative Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel) and the Rangeley Lakes High School Cheerleading Team stand in the House Chamber on April 9. More...

Frost's first fish

Bradley Frost, of Strong, shows off the first fish he's ever caught. Five-year-old Bradley, the son of Keith Frost and Jamie Wing, caught this 17-inch salmon at Moosehead Lake while out fishing with his family last month. (Submitted photo) More...

Block buster

Rodney Richard, the Mad Whittler, from Rangeley, drew a crowd of over 200 to watch him carve an Easter Bunny out of a block of wood with his chainsaw on April 11 at Sugarloaf. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU THURSDAY, APR 30 EXHIBITION: JOYCE DUBAY & HER ART CLASSES — Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm, SugarWood Gallery, Broadway, Farmington. FMI: 778-9105. More...

Sons of Maxwell

Concert

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm Lakeside Theater, Rangeley With an impressive discography and performance resume, including several industry awards and nominations, it can definitely be said that Halifax-based Sons of Maxwell have come a long way More...

Community Things To Do

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At glance, local economy appears healthy

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The nightly news including local Maine broadcasts continue to announce and rehash the economic challenges we face and fill the nation with a gloomy forecast. More...

Getting to know Mr. A

KINGFIELD — Through recent budget negotiations, the MSAD #58 school board saw great value in keeping an administrator in each of its four elementary buildings. With the retirements of Mt. More...

Troop-greeter film, 'The Way We Get By' comes to Farmington

BANGOR — A documentary film whose executive producer is Warren Cook of Kingfield is making audiences laugh, cry, and renew their faith in the human spirit. More...

Op-Ed

LD 741: Giving locals control

I am a sponsor of LD 741, "An Act to Authorize the Annexation of a Portion of Redington Township in Franklin County to the Town of Carrabassett Valley" because the selectmen unanimously voted to seek authority from the Legislature to locally consid More...

Ensuring a better land use plan for unorganized territory

Residents of Franklin County who own land, use land, or live in the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission's jurisdiction, commonly referred to as the Unorganized Territory, will have the opportunity to comment on several pieces of legislation pertai More...

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Community & Local News

Great day, great theme, great time

SALEM - - On April 9, over 200 Mt. More...

Items wanted for benefit yard sale

STRONG — Donations of leftover yard sale items are being sought for the 7th annual benefit yard sale being held July 27 through Aug. 4. More...

Fish chowder luncheon set

FARMINGTON -- A fish chowder luncheon will be served Friday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairbanks Union Church. The luncheon includes fish chowder, homemade biscuits, apple cider, crackers, cheese and pickle. More...

News from our Schools

Scholarship winner

Joanna Swihart, a junior at Carrabec High School in North Anson won a $500 scholarship from "The Kennebec Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Awards." Swihart wrote a 500-word essay on the tropic "What are the most challenging money management issues tha More...

Auteur in the making

Mike Hisman (left) and JC Wilbur display the third-place awards they received for taking part in "Cut the Habit," an anti-smoking film festival sponsored by Healthy Community Coalition. More...

Rangeley releases honor rolls

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Today And Arbor Day is Friday I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Lila Elizabeth Ryan Born: February 13, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. Length: 20 in. More...