May 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Warrant near complete for town voters

KINGFIELD -– Administrative Assistant Doug Marble reported that the selectmen had a lengthy meeting Monday, May 3.   More...

Power outage

These trees came down with strong swirling winds on Maple Street in Kingfield last Thursday causing an extended power outage in some areas. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nordica Trio comes to KES

KINGFIELD — The Nordica Trio will perform for the students at Kingfield Elementary School May 24 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Any parents and community members who would like to attend are welcome. More...

Boréal Tordu comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON — Boréal Tordu will perform Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Maine Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium, presented by the Arts Institute of Western Maine. More...

Celtic concerts return to Lakeside

RANGELEY — Celtic music return to Rangeley at Lakeside Theater with a lineup ranging from Pogey to Rachel Davis to the Dave Rowe Trio.   All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Andrew ‘Andy’ G. Pratt I

1922-2010 — He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II

STRONG —- Andrew G. Pratt I “Andy,” 87, died May 3, 2010, at his home in Strong.   He was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Strong, the son of Almon and Jennie Jones Pratt. More...

Marguerite Watson Bigelow

1922-2010

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Marguerite Watson Bigelow, 87, died May 2, 2010 at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor of liver cancer. She was born in Littleton, Aug. 6, 1922, the oldest daughter of James Earl Watson and Mattie Crouse Watson. More...

Mary Jean (Holmgren) Doyle

1930-2010 — She was an avid skier who loved the Sugarloaf area

PORTLAND — Mary Jean (Holmgren) Doyle, 79, of Wyman Township, passed away Monday, May 3, 2010, at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland after a period of failing health due to complications from lung cancer.   She was born Aug. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners’ fourth inning rally silences Cobras

MTA Baseball

Mt. Abram, 11 Carrabec, 1 SALEM — Last Friday the Mt. Abram Roadrunners paced their way past Carrabec in an 11-1 mercy rule game that ended in five short innings. A five-run fourth inning put the game away for Mt. Abram (3-2). More...

Number six shaping up

Full Story

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k return

Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest and one of 15 fastest in the nation

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Sunday, May 16, more than 600 runners from around the nation are expected to run in this year’s Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, the oldest continuously run marathon in Maine and one of the 15 fastest in the country. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY WEDNESDAY   *FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield.   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 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...

Final financials out for MSAD #58 budget

SALEM -– The State Department of Education and the attorneys for MSAD #58 have completed the final figures for the towns’ share of the 2010-2011 school budget. This information was released at a school board meeting last Thursday. More...

Margaret Wilson celebrates 95th

Margaret Wilson celebrates her 95th birthday Saturday, April 17 at her home at Hazel Thompson Apartments in Farmington where she was joined by friends and family. More...

MSAD #58 elementary sports cuts go to subcommittee

SALEM — Members of the MSAD #58 school board met last Thursday in a relatively light meeting in terms of tough decisions for directors, unlike past meetings. More...

Op-Ed

RSU #78 School Budget process changes

With the new RSU #78 structure for RLRS, the budget adoption process will also change this year. The new RSU board has been working hard to develop a responsible budget to bring before all of the voters of the new school district.   More...

CV seeking contract with MSAD #58

High School students of this resort town have for years enjoyed the opportunity to attend a state approved high school of their choosing if they met the receiving school’s admission requirements. More...

To the Friends of Highland Mountains

While I applaud your efforts and wish you well in your quest I have to admit that I favor development of wind power.   More...

Letters

The Easter Bunny and the Canadian Lynx

A letter in a previous issue of this paper (“Oppose industrialization of Sisk Mountain” April 28, 2010, Page 3) was excellent about the lynx.   More...

Thanks for remembering my birthday

As I sit here in my living room in my home in Kingfield, I look around and am overwhelmed with so many cards (over 80) I received for my 95th birthday.   I thank God every day for having so many wonderful friends and family who think of me. More...

Thanks & congrats to the Western Mtn. Trash Can Band!

Sounds of the Caribbean echoed from Sugarloaf on the last weekend of the ski season. More...

Community & Local News

Skowhegan’s Farmers’ Market on the move

Now open at the former Somerset County Jail

SKOWHEGAN — The outside grounds at the Somerset Grist Mill, purchased last year by Amber Lambke and her business partner Michael Scholz of Albion, a baker and wheat farmer, has become the new site for the Skowhegan Farmers Market.   More...

Swim lessons, water exercise offered

Carrabassett Valley Town Pool

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- The youth swim lesson session will be offered for the two weeks preceding the 4th of July (June 21 to 25 and June 28 to July 2). The cost for 2010 will be $70 for both weeks, a $5 reduction from 2009. More...

A little spring cleaning in Strong

Members of the Sandy River Riders ATV Club in Strong prepare for the annual Roadside Cleanup on Sunday, May 2. More...

News from our Schools

Chenard receives MPA Principal Award

SALEM — Lizzie Chenard, a senior at Mt. Abram High School, received the 2010 Maine Principals’ Award, MTA principal Brenda Stevens recently announced. More...

Stratton Dinner Theater on tap

STRATTON — The Stratton Elementary School PTC is hosting its Annual Spring Dinner Theater Friday, May 14 at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street. The event is open to the public and festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. More...

Springfest —fun and games, auction and more

KINGFIELD — Friday, May 14 from 3 to 5 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...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It’s almost that time again when the members of the Kingfield Alumni Association will be holding their 90th reunion at the Kingfield Elementary School on June 5 with a social hour being held from 4 to 5:30 p.m.   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Fiddlehead Fiesta   More...