June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark provides brief budget summary

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM -- Members of the school board met last Tuesday to hold its Public Hearing on the 2009/10 budget. Superintendent Quenten Clark gave a brief overview of the $10,157,642 budget which appears to be up roughly $300,000. More...

Impressive trucks roll through villages

KINGFIELD -- TransCanada's shipment of its first phase of the 44-turbine project has begun arriving. Twenty-two of the turbines will arrive over the next month coming from the Searsport Marine Terminal. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Music & arts festival better than ever

Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Saturday, June 27, music will fill the air as the Kingfield POPS kicks off the summer and its seventh season. More...

Arizona Rose to perform free concert

FARMINGTON — Music on Main, a free summer concert series at the gazebo in Meeting House Park beginning it second year, will feature Arizona Rose (Sandy Waite-Haskell & the Rich Ric Band) on Tuesday, June 16. More...

Help choose Mrs. Kingfield

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Festival Days committee is looking for suggestions as to who people think should be honored by being crowned Mrs. Kingfield at this year's annual event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stephen R. "Steve" Bull

1955-2009 — He will be remembered for his quick wit, gentle spirit and compassionate heart

PORTLAND — Stephen R. "Steve" Bull, 54, of Temple, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday evening, May 30, 2009 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. More...

Lucille Colburn Oliver

1921-2009 — She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

FARMINGTON — Lucille Colburn Oliver, 87, of Phillips died unexpectedly at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Thursday evening, June 4, 2009. She was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Farmington, a daughter of Harold and Cora M. (Coombs) Colburn. More...

Henry E. Thomas Jr.

Memorial Graveside Services

RANGELEY — Memorial graveside committal services for, Henry E. Thomas Jr., of Rangeley, will be held, 12 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley with Father Paul Plante, officiating. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Golf Club slated to open June 18

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The Sugarloaf Golf Club, consistently ranked as one of Maine and New England's premier golf courses for the past 24 years, will kick off the 2009 golf season on Thursday, June 18. More...

Golf teams are filling up

FARMINGTON — Organizers are urging those interested to register now for United Way of the Tri- Valley Area's 15th Annual Golf Classic June 18 at Sugarloaf Golf Club and receive a free round of golf valid through 2009. More...

Baseball, softball post season underway

WESTERN MOUNTAINS - - The regular season for high school baseball and softball is now behind us and Mt. Abram and Rangeley sent three teams to the playoff hunt. Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

Rangeley Lakes & Sandy River Railroad

Western Maine's famous "two-footers," the narrow gauge trains that serviced northern Franklin County back in the good old days, are alive and well in Phillips and have begun running once again. More...

Community Things To Do

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Transfer station 'pay-per-bag' concept triggers debate

KINGFIELD — The first order of business coming from a Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station Board meeting last Monday had to do with taping meetings. More...

Karen Henderson awarded

The Courage to Grow Award, the most prestigious achievement award given by Central Maine Community College in Auburn, was presented to Karen Henderson of Phillips recently at MSAD #9 and MSAD #58's Adult & Community Education Graduation and Awards Ce More...

New assistant to look at road equipment

KINGFIELD - - The selectman in Kingfield last Monday accepted a bid from Pav- Mat who provided a proposal for the Commercial Road project and other projects in town. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you like most about the new Babe Ruth 13-year-old league in Franklin County, the North Franklin Cats? More...

Letters

Thank you so much

To the editor: "As long as we have friendships, today is beautiful." No words can express what it meant when family and friends chose, with cards, gifts and a great party, to commemorate my 80th birthday. Thank you so much. More...

To the Kingfield Elementary 8th graders...

To the editor: What a wonderful evening it was! Steel Drum music, delicious dinner, teacher comments and awards, Georgie's Survivor Bags and Suzanne's orchids. More...

Remind Senator Snowe she works for us

To the editor: Your Senator, Olympia Snowe, has stepped to the forefront this week to help Big Pharma and the health insurance industry kill the single payer option or any semblance of public health coverage. More...

Community & Local News

Group to meet at Leemans

Mt Blue Area Garden Club

FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members will enjoy the beautifully landscaped flower gardens of Betty and Lloyd Leeman, 128 Davis Road, on June 16 at 5:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a bag lunch, a chair, and a plant to swap. More...

B.A.D. is back

Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry invites all area youth to this year's Bible Adventure Days. This three-day program is free and open to all youth entering kindergarten through high school. More...

Hemingway, Wilkins join Rangeley dentistry

RANGELEY — Rangeley Family Dentistry recently introduced new staff members Ryan Hemingway and Briana Wilkins RDH as part of its hygiene team. More...

News from our Schools

Burnell graduates from UMaine Orono

ORONO — On Saturday, May 9, Joshua P. Burnell, son of Dennis and Lynn Burnell of Kingfield, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine in Orono. More...

Smoking in school?

Raven Riendeau of Strong tries out an air pack with Foster Tech firefighting instructor John Churchill during a recent visit. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Wow, it's Wii!

Geogie Woodford expresses her pleasure at receiving a Nintendo home video game console recently when she was honored during Secretary's Day at Kingfield Elementary School. (Submitted photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Flag Day is Sunday That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards. It is the fullgrown flower of ages of fighting for liberty. It is the century plant of human hope in bloom. More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Einda Mae Smith Born: April 27, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs. 5 ½ oz. Lenght: 20" Mother: Jessica Kelley & Chad Smith Phillips Siblings (big brothers): Zakary Christopher & Lucas Smith Maternal Grandparents: More...