May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Next year's budget takes shape

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM -- The MSAD #58 School Board met last Tuesday and got business started with budgetary issues for the 2010 school year. The first order of business was to listen to a presentation from Mt. More...

Howards celebrate fiftieth

KINGFIELD — About 60 friends and relatives gathered on Saturday, April 11 at Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Charlie and Joline Raymond Howard of Salem. More...

Arts & Entertainment

'Diva Nights' auditions set

RANGELEY — Following last summer's Diva Night, auditions for this summer's "Diva Nights" will be held at the Lakeside Theater at 1 p.m., on May 11 and May 18. More...

Drama camp planned

RANGELEY — This year, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts will sponsor a Drama Camp for the youth of the Rangeley region July 13 to 17. Haley Murphy has been directing, choreographing and teaching theatre for over 20 years. More...

Spring Concert at UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 9, at Nordica Auditorium in UMF Merrill Hall. More...

Letters

Items wanted for snowmobile club fundraiser

To the editor: Once again the Sno-Wanderers Snowmobile Club is looking for brand new or old used items for our Chinese Auction held At Happy Horseshoe Campgrounds in Lexington. More...

Teacher/School Staff Appreciation Week is May 4 to 8

To the editor: It's that time of year again to officially acknowledge all the important folks who contribute to the education of our children. Please take the time to show your appreciation by letting those people know how much they mean to you. More...

Thanks for your generosity

To the editor: We would like to thank all of the parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of Kingfield Elementary School students who donated items to the school that were posted on our giving tree. More...

Sports & Outdoors

TransCanada is principal Sugarloaf Marathon, 15k sponsor

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- TransCanada has signed on as the principal sponsor for this year's Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, Maine's oldest continuously run marathon. More...

Tennis lessons come to AGC

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Sally Zagnoli USPTR will offer tennis instruction at the Anti- Gravity Complex beginning May 12. Racquets of all sizes will be available to use. More...

Baseball, softball review

Around the Horn

NORTH FRANKLIN COUNTY - - The Mt. Abram varsity baseball team fell to a 1-3 record in a loss against Lisbon last Friday. Dylan Tisor and Josh Smith were credited with the only hits on the day for MTA. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU SUNDAY, MAY 31 *EXHIBITION: KIKA NIGALS — Mon-Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm, SugarWood Gallery , 248 Broadway, Farmington. FMI: 778-9105. More...

North Sea Gas

Concert

Thursday, May 7 — 7 pm Lakeside Theater, Rangeley North Sea Gas is Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson. More...

Community Things To Do

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H1N1 pandemic draws local concern

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Concerns over a possible pandemic and what the proper precautionary steps may be, are facing local, national and international medical emergency planners. More...

Need a lift?

David Morgan unloads a pallet of insulation at Strong Hardware and Building Supply. "Business is better than it was a year ago, but this is a weather related business. More...

Central school to close

NEW PORTLAND — Following an all-day vote Tuesday, April 28 at the New Portland Fire Station, residents here decided to close the Central School in June. The vote was 97 to 14. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Annexation bill is an end run around LURC

Endless Energy would have us believe that this attempt to annex Redington/Black Nubble mountains to Carrabassett Valley ("LD 741 an Act to Annex Redington Township by Carrabassett Valley") is about wind power. It is not. More...

Got cable problems?

Legislative Report

Are you having problems with your cable TV? Is the reception bad? Is the billing all messed up? Are the stations not coming in as advertised? Well, maybe I can help, but it will take time and your attention to the matter. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond James Nile

1939-2009 — He lived his life with strength, dignity, courage and humor

CLINTON — Raymond James Nile, the elder son of Irene Lillian Nile Childs, ended his battle with cancer at his home on Sunday, April 26, 2009. More...

Helen K. Schinas

1941-2009 — She was a warm, compassionate person and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend

GULFPORT, Fla. — Helen K. Schinas, 68, of Rangeley, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2009 with her loving family by her side at her home in Gulfport, Fla. after a long illness. More...

Community & Local News

Online motor vehicle services

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles provides online services for driver's license and ID card renewals (provided residency and legal presence has already been shown), registration renewals, driving records, vanity plate searches, oversize More...

Free orthopedic, burn screening clinic offered

FARMINGTON — Local Shriners are again sponsoring a free screening clinic to identify children in the Franklin County region who could benefit from the orthopedic and burn care provided by Shriners Hospitals. More...

Stratton-Eustis Lions take home six awards

CAMDEN -- At the Maine Lions Convention held at Samoset Resort the weekend of April 24 to 26, the Stratton Eustis Lions Club was again awarded the prize for its membership drive that netted eight new members. More...

News from our Schools

Nathaniel Smith wins poetry contest

PHILLIPS — Nathaniel Smith, a 2nd grader at the Phillips Elementary School, was recently selected as the 2009 Winner of the Maine Word Poetry Contest for his poem Western Maine. More...

Springfest promises fun, games, Chinese auction

KINGFIELD — On Friday, May 15, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Kingfield school children and community members from far and wide will have the chance to play games and win prizes at the annual Springfest celebration. More...

Day at the Health Fair

Students at the Kingfield Elementary School enjoy their time at the Health Fair last Wednesday. This group of students learned about ambulances and the medical components of an emergence response vehicle. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mothers' Day is Sunday A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Wiekko Austin Sillanpaa Born: November 14, 2008 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Lenght: 20" Parents: Robert & Sarah Sillanpaa New vineyard Maternal Grandparents: Peter & Sharon Farnsworth, Coburn Gore Paternal Grandparents: More...