April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Madrid Township may lose only street light

Franklin County Commissioners

FARMINGTON — County commissioners will consider eliminating the only street light in Madrid Township when they meet on Tuesday, May 19. More...

Students take Stanleys to DC

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum this week hosted two MSAD #39 students who won a competition recently in Augusta for grades six through 12. Thirty-one students across the state vied for the chance to go on to Washington D.C. in June. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Troop-greeter film held over

"The Way We Get By," will be playing at Narrow Gauge Cinema this Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

FARMINGTON -- Originally scheduled to run only last week, "The Way We Get By," the documentary about the troop greeters at the Bangor airport, will be playing at Narrow Gauge Cinema this Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. More...

A+E wraps up season

SALEM — A+E's Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community building for its last show of the season on Sunday, May 3 at 1 p.m. This show will be the annual Gospel Sunday. More...

Narrow Gauge String Band to perform at benefit

PHILLIPS — Phillips American Legion Auxiliary will be holding a benefit to help sponsor Girls' State delegates from Mt. Abram high school on Saturday, May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips American Legion Hall. More...

Letters

Teacher/School Staff Appreciation Week is May 4 to 8

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Thanks for contributions to home heating fund

To the editor: This letter is to express the thanks of the Kingfield United Methodist Church to all those who contributed to our portion of the home heating fund this winter. More...

Community & Local News

Flags to begin flying soon

Flags for Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts is planning to have the flags flying the week of May 22. This will include the 75 flags flown last year and 14 new flags on School Street. More...

National Day of Prayer to be observed

FARMINGTON & WILTON — Once again the towns of Farmington and Wilton will be observing the National Day of Prayer with a noontime prayer ceremony that is open to all. The theme for this year is: Prayer... America's Hope. More...

Children's House to host art auction

KINGFIELD -- The Maine Mountain Children's House will host its third annual Art Auction Saturday, May 2 at Nostalgia Tavern, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Art talk

Guest artist Heidi Wheeler demonstrates various watercolor techniques to an interested 6th grade in Strong recently. More...

Flowers for Sid

Kingfield Senior citizen Sid Savage receives handcrafted flowers from Kingfield Elementary School students Ethan Cockerhan, Camryn Wahl and Hannah Maynard at the senior dinner held at the school on Thursday, April 16. More...

Intersession class visits RLBS

RANGELEY — On April 15, students participating in Doris Mitchell's Intersession Class, along with other teachers, parents and high school students, visited Rangeley Lakes Builders Supply for assistance with their Bird House project. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It's nice to recall the good old days when there was plenty of space to park your car More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

You just never know who you're going to meet when you go off for the day. More...

Bookkeeper named in embezzlement suit

EUSTIS — A Stratton-based logging company has filed suit against a former bookkeeper, accusing her of embezzling what company officials now say is $452,906. J.L. Brochu Inc. More...

Controlled burn

Members of the Kingfield Junior Fire Department work a controlled burn, field fire on Cedar Street last Friday night at a resident's request. More...

Stimulus package details are still being worked out

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County will be receiving money from the Federal Stimulus package, but what that will be other than some proposed road projects is still an unknown, according to Ryan Low, Maine Commission of Administrative and Finan More...

Op-Ed

Every day is Earth Day at Poland Spring

On Earth Day and every day, Poland Spring's 800 Maine employees are committed to the sustainable practices that both protect our state's abundant, renewable water resources and also create good jobs. More...

Kingfield Quad Runners, providing a valuable service

Every day we run into friends on the street; folks in the grocery store, the hardware store, the bank and the post office. Often, we take these people for granted. We nod, say hello, ask after their families, and share a joke or a quip. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Gerry Davidson

1917-2009 — She was a wonderful woman who had a tremendous zest for life

FARMINGTON — Gerry Davidson, 91, of Chesterville, died Wed., Apr. 22, 2009 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. Geraldine Louise Kimball was born on Dec. More...

G. Arlene Lambert

1929-2009 — Family time was a priority

STRONG — Gladys Arlene Lambert, 79, of Strong, formerly of Farmington, died of natural causes at home in Strong on Sunday, April 19, 2009, with loving family at her side. She was born Aug. More...

John W. Moody

John W. Moody 1927-2009 — He loved to make people laugh

FARMINGTON — John Wallace Moody, 82, of Avon, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in New Sharon, the son of Wallace O. and Harriet (Bailey) Moody. He married Phyllis P. Ross on Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Summer camp returns

Outdoor Adventure Camp 2009

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department and Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation are collaborating once again to provide the 12th year of summer fun for children ages 4-13 at Outdoor Adventure Camp. More...

McKay-Waddle races successful

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On April 18, with Mother Nature cooperating, the 27th annual McKay- Waddle Scholarship Races took place at Sugarloaf. More...

Veteran MTA player takes reigns

SALEM -- A familiar face is back on the softball field as Lanie Roy returns to the area, the Lady Roadrunners' newest varsity softball coach. Roy is the daughter of Phil and Paula Roy of Avon. 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...

Used Book Sale! Saturday & Sunday May 2 & 3 Elks Lodge, 120 School St. West Farmington

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties is holding its used book sale once again. Hardcover books will cost $2 each or six for $10. Paperback books will cost 25 cents each or five for $1. More...

Community Things To Do

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