November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Possible sonic boom disrupts area

FRANKLIN COUNTY –- One resident said that she thought a tree fell on her house, another thought the front door was kicked open and a third talked about his windows rattling.   More...

Major discussions may be in store in future

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM –- School directors heard some of the grim realities that are in store for the district in years ahead. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Special Christmas celebration planned

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will open for an interactive Christmas celebration designed to take participants back in time.   More...

Giving Tree lighting set

RANGELEY — The 22nd annual lighting of the Rangeley Giving Tree will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. The lighting will be held in between the Veterans’ War Memorial Monument and the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce building.   More...

Christmas Fair on tap

FARMINGTON — a Christmas Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meetinghouse. Luncheon will be served at noon, and costs $6 (quiche or vegetable soup with dessert extra). More...

Community & Local News

Ladies’/Community Breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Gingerbread House in Oquossoc, starting at 7 a.m.   “Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. More...

Kids’ holiday grief support offered

Lewiston -— For children and teens, facing the holidays after the death of a loved one can be challenging, sometimes even years after the loss. More...

Children raise funds for those in need

KINGFIELD –- The Sunday school children at King’s Valley Chapel in Kingfield presented nearly $1,000 to two food pantries and a homeless shelter. The money represented funds they had raised through the Walk for Hope in October.   More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield senior citizens enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at KES

KINGFIELD — Much to the delight of 13 Kingfield Senior Citizens, they were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Kingfield Elementary School compliments of the local Parent Teachers Association. More...

Irregular Regulars

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Health care reform and giving thanks …two concepts that can, and should, be uttered in the same sentence

Well, perhaps in the same paragraph at least. In my last column, primarily focused on Veteran’s Day, I mentioned in the post-script that we were heading out to Colorado to meet our five-week old first grandchild, Cooper Allen Wicken.  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Thanksgiving is tomorrow Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. —W.J. Cameron If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

Wind power meeting draws large crowd

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — Officials from Independence Wind LLC of Cumberland Foreside held their third informational meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19, with Highland Plantation officials and residents. More...

Valley Gas expansion discussed

Irregular Staff   KINGFIELD –- The town’s planning board met with Poland Spring officials last Monday, Nov. 16. Poland Spring was asked by Administrative Assistant and Code Enforcement Officer Doug Marble to attend the meeting. More...

Ending hunger in Maine

KINGFIELD — The Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union, the Credit Union League and inspirational motivators like Walk for Hunger leader Brenda Davis are making a difference. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Would you rather have super-strength or super-intelligence if you could have one superpower?   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Teamwork

Phillips’ Marya Beedy passes the ball to teammate Lilly Reed while defended by Kingfield’s Sadie Emery. These two teams met up last week to conclude the junior varsity season. More...

Boys Junior Varsity action

Phillips Raider Dexter Cook goes up for a shot defended by Kingfield’s David Bachelder. Phillips JV visited Kingfield JV last Tuesday to wrap up its four-game season. More...

Gold ball team returns

2009 MTA Alumni Game

SALEM -– This Friday Mt. Abram will host its annual alumni games featuring many familiar faces from the past including a special visit by the 2007 Lady Roadrunner Gold Ball State Champions.   More...

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Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY MONDAY   WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-982-4311.   EVERY TUESDAY   More...

Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...