July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Board to wrestle with name change

KINGFIELD - - RSU #58 Superintendent Quenten Clark revealed last Wednesday some possible changes ahead and a decision for the local school board. "We are no longer officially MSAD #58, we are now officially RSU #58," Clark explained. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine Jazz Camp returns

FARMINGTON — The Maine Jazz Camp is returning to Farmington, for two weeks, starting Sunday, July 12. More...

An evening of Jazz and American standards

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who performed at the Reich's Evenings of Music from 2004-2006, returns for a solo performance at this year's Evening of Music at The Wilhelm Reich Museum on July 11. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, July 11, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Staff Sergeant Roger Beecher Corey

Memorial

EUSTIS — Roger Beecher Corey was born in Belmont, Mass. Feb. 6, 1908 and died June 16, 1962. He graduated from Harvard University with honors. Roger enlisted in the United States Army, active service, May 11, 1943, and served until Sept. More...

Louise G. Hedman Lee

1926-2009 — Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and her pets

KINGFIELD — Louise G. Hedman Lee, 83, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 28, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer. The daughter of John P. and Hazel Story Hedman, Louise was born in Cambridge, Mass. on Feb 12, 1926. More...

Jeanne Marie Kern Northrup

1930-2009 — Her family was her first priority

FARMINGTON — Jeanne Marie Kern Northrup, 79, of New Portland, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington. She was born April 2, 1930, in Georgetown, Conn., the daughter of George E. and Florence L. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangers runners-up in play-offs

North Franklin Rangers, 5 -- AYS A's, 4 Farmington Merchants, 5 -- North Franklin Rangers, 2 SALEM -- The North Franklin Rangers are the runners up in the Franklin County 14-15-year-old Babe Ruth League. More...

Seth Wescott will be on hand as a special guest

Healthcare Golf Classic celebrates 22nd year

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network's 22nd annual Healthcare Golf Classic will be a two-day, two-tournament event at the Sugarloaf Golf Club Sunday, July 19, through Monday, July 20. Title cosponsors are TD Banknorth and Broadlane. More...

Shuttle offered to Outdoor Adventure Camp

Kingfield Recreation Department

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department has again announced that it will be providing shuttle service from the Kingfield area to Carrabassett Valley's Outdoor Adventure Camp. 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...

Sam O. White Day

Saturday, July 11 11 am to 3 pm

Dead River Area Historical Society Main St., Stratton Sam O. White, born on Eustis Ridge in 1891, made a name for himself as a legendary game warden and bush pilot in Alaska in the early 20th century. More...

Community Things To Do

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Gary Perlson's retirement 'greatly exaggerated'

Perlson says he's not going away, just changing positions

MADRID -- Gary Perlson, MSAD #58 Career Coordinator, Director of Adult & Community Education and Pathway Partners Executive Director, experienced his official last day with the district June 30, 2009. More...

MSAD #58 to partake in state laptop program

AUGUSTA -- On June 30, the Maine Department of Education announced through an expansion of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative that thousands of new laptop computers had been purchased. More...

Low flight hearing date changed

The Public Hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27 at the Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine Farmington Campus, from 6 to 10 p.m.

WESTERN MAINE - - The Public Hearing date for a military proposal to lower the flight floor for fighter jets in the Western Mountains has changed to Aug. 27, at 6 p.m., at the University of Maine in Farmington. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What has been the most discouraging aspect of all the rain that we've experienced this season? More...

Windmills are a community-wide issue

In my opinion, Lloyd Cuttler needs to get his head "out of the sand." Annexing land may be a local issue, but the result of such when the primary reason is to allow windmills is a community-wide issue, not to be decided by Carrabassett Valley resi More...

Letters

Family Fun Days another great event

To the editor: On behalf of the Flagstaff Area Business Association, thanks so much to all who made Family Fun Days another great event for residents and visitors to Stratton- Eustis! More...

Thanks for the room to practice

To the editor: The Kingfield Area Community Chorus would like to thank Kingfield Elementary School and Brenda Stevens for the use of the multi-purpose room to practice Sunday afternoons. More...

Community & Local News

Founders Day Saturday, July 11

Salem

SALEM — The Salem Founders Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11 at the Salem Community Building. A yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the quilt show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games for all ages begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Pig roast, cloggers at Fairbanks

FARMINGTON — A Hawaiian Luau Pig Roast will be held on Saturday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fairbanks School. The Moose Creek Cloggers will be performing. There will be free leis to the first 50 ladies. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle. More...

Local chapter celebrates Flag Day

Daughters of the American Revolution

MADISON — At the June 13 meeting of the Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, held at the Old Point Facility, Flag Day was commemorated with a very informative and interesting program presented by m More...

News from our Schools

A day at the pool

Andrea DeBiase, Carrabassett Valley Librarian, reads to K- 4 Stratton Elementary School students Monday, June 8. The students were on their annual end-of-year trip to the Carrabassett Pool. The reading finished out a long day of fun activities. More...

Hunting the elusive amphibian

Maya Caron, at Stratton second grader and daughter of Deanna and Jami Caron of Stratton, tries to catch a frog at the frog pond at the Carrabassett Park. More...

Bank foundation grants $34,000 in local scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded college scholarships to 10 local students. The 2009 Franklin Scholars are: Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Eat more Beans for Goodness Sake Beans are way underrated! They pack a lot of protein and fiber for pennies, and everyone likes them. I buy canned beans to save time, but have used dried beans often to save money. More...