September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

District enrollment down, concern up

SALEM -- With the start of the new school year brings news of enrollment figures for school districts across Maine. More...

Strong pellet mill receives FAME loan

AUGUSTA — The Board of Directors of the Finance Authority of Maine recently approved a $500,000 economic recovery loan to Geneva Wood Fuels LLC to help the company resume operations following an explosion at its Strong manufacturing facility More...

Arts & Entertainment

UMF celebrates Edgar Allen Poe

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe (Jan. 19, 1809) with a semester-long University Forum Series of creative arts, literature, music, film and scholarly events. More...

Fall Gospel concert on tap

EAST WILTON — Gospel musicians, Billy & Paula Speer and the Dartts, join forces on a fall singing tour at the East Wilton Union Church on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. More...

Music fest comes to Livermore

LIVERMORE — The third annual Maine Cultural and Music Festival will be held Friday to Sunday, Sept. 25 to 27 on Route 4, beside the Carriage House Café behind the Dragon Knights Gift Shop. Friday's events begin at 4 p.m. More...

Letters

The Legislature needs men and women with 'horse sense'

To the editor: Here we go again; get out your shovels! Mid-August and they've started the propaganda in full force on the gay question. Thousands and thousands of dollars —for what? More...

Community & Local News

Sugarloaf Alpacas invite the public

NEW PORTLAND — The Maine Alpaca Association Open Alpaca Farm Weekend will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 with locals Brian and Kim Toomey of Sugarloaf Alpacas participating in the event. More...

Shellie Presby fundraiser planned

RANGELEY — A fundraiser for Shellie Presby is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3. Events kick off with an 8 a.m. Walk-A-Thon, which will begin at Moosely Bagels on Main Street and then proceed to Depot Street, and then around Haley Pond. More...

Dr. Shane Lydon joins Franklin Health Surgery

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital President Rebecca Ryder recently announced that Shane Lydon MD FACS, a general surgeon, joined the staff of Franklin Health Surgery on Sept. 1. Before joining Franklin Health Surgery, Dr. More...

News from our Schools

Schools prepare for student immunization clinics

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Call it a massive initiative, call it collaborative, call it "business not so much as usual" in our area schools… In the Franklin County area nurses and health providers are coordinating vaccination clinics in each of the More...

Book fair returns to KES

KINGFIELD — The Book Fair is coming to Kingfield Elementary School Oct. 5 to 8 and 13 and 14. It will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. — Oscar Wilde If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Wyatt Robb Born: August 21, 2009 Gender: Male Weight: 9 lbs. 6.2 oz. Length: 21.5 inches Parents: Chris & Ashley Robb, Kingfield Sibling: Madison Robb Maternal Grandparents: Bonnie LeMar, Kingfield Bill Jordan, Epping, N.H. More...

Suspect indicted in New Portland murder case

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Winds-a-blowing

Last Saturday night and early Sunday morning brought heavy damaging wind gusts that wreaked havoc in some areas. Here an ancient maple tree came down hard causing a lot of damage to a downtown Kingfield home. More...

Transfer station board looks to update ordinance

NEW PORTLAND - - In a productive Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station board meeting last Monday, Sept. 13, members made progress on many fronts. More...

New meeting format triggers monthly discussion topics

SALEM - - The MSAD #58 school board met last Thursday under a fairly new format in regards to the agenda and the policy that determines how meetings are conducted. More...

Op-Ed

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Howling at the moon over the People's Veto

Last Friday Sen. David Trahan (Rep. Wiscasset, etc) and Charles Webster, the Republican State Committee Chairman, presented the secretary of state with 60,473 signatures by citizens petitioning to veto LD 1495. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

As a kid, what was your favorite part of the fair? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lempi W. Niemi

1911-2009 — She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and gardening

FARMINGTON — Lempi W. Niemi, 97, of Kingfield died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born Dec. 7, 1911 in Quincy, Mass. the daughter of John V. and Lydia Wuori. More...

Niilo W. Sillanpaa

1931-2009

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Margie Annie Abbott Toothaker

1943-2009

ow do you tell the single most important woman in your life --what a difference she's made or how many times the sound of her voice has lifted your spirit? How do you find the More...

Sports & Outdoors

An eye on the players

Coach Keller at the helm during a recent Mt. Abram High School girls' varsity soccer game. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Moir and Barker a deadly duo

Mt. Abram, 5 -- Telstar, 0

SALEM -- Mt. Abram senior strikers Kenny Moir and Jim Barker made their presence felt last Thursday in an MVC match-up with Telstar. After 13 minutes of action, Barker dished the ball to Moir who put the first point on the board. More...

Just enough offense for an MTA win

Mt. Abram, 1 — Madison, 0

SALEM - - The Lady Roadrunners of Mt. Abram kept Madison winless in a 1-0 win last Friday. New to the keeper's position this season, Jillian Withee kept the game a shut out by making two saves on the evening. 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...

Roy Johnstone & Steve Sharratt

Thursday, Sept. 24 Lakeside Theater, Rangeley

Roy Johnstone has been active in the East Coast musical community for the past 30 years. More...

Community Things To Do

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