May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town granted additional legal fees by voters

STRONG — Strong Selectmen held a Special Town Meeting last Friday night with nearly 65 people in attendance. An article asked the residents to transfer $5,000 from the surplus account for pending and future legal services.   More...

School board determines principals’ duties

SALEM — At least six motions were made or amended and failed to get a majority vote at a MSAD #58 school board meeting on May 21. The issue was regarding a decision for elementary school administration for next year. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Civil War Reenactment comes to Norlands

LIVERMORE — The Second Annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will take place June 12 and 13. More...

Gallery moves downtown

SKOWHEGAN — Christine Sumberg, of River Roads Artisans Gallery, recently announced that the gallery is moving to a “beautifully remodeled downtown storefront!”   The gallery showcases local Maine artists featuring pottery, je More...

Old Crow band back at it

FARMINGTON — The Old Crow Indian Band will be starting its weekly concerts once again at the Gazebo in Meeting House Park the first Monday night in June (June 7). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Eaton

1930-2010 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding the back roads

FARMINGTON — Richard D. Eaton, 80, of Kingfield died after a long illness at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington on May 12, 2010.   More...

Carolyn G. Paul

1932-2010 — She was a loving wife, mother & grandmother who loved spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Carolyn G. Paul, 78, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 16, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.   More...

Margaret Wilson

1915-2010 — Her greatest love was for her Savior

FARMINGTON — Margaret Wilson, a resident of Hazel Thompson Apartments, went to be with her Lord on May 17, 2010.   She was born in Phillips on April 17, 1915, the daughter of John Indice and Ethel (Wright) Harnden. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners down top-ranked Andies

Mt. Abram, 5 Livermore Falls, 4 SALEM — Mt. Abram had the 2-1 lead through seven innings before giving it up to extras by allowing a run in the top of seventh. More...

Cycology ready to ‘Trek Across Maine’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Cycology will represent the Sugarloaf community in the 26th American Lung Association of Maine Trek Across Maine-Sunday River to the Sea event June 18 to 20. More...

ATV clubs to open trails May 28

Carrabassett Valley, Flagstaff Area

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The ATV clubs responsible for trails in the Carrabassett Valley and Flagstaff areas have announced that their trails will be open for riding starting Friday, May 28. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries EVERY WEDNESDAY   (Begins June 2)   FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. 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...

This Week's Cover

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A slow roller

A tractor-trailer transports a windmill blade through Kingfield Thursday morning, May 20 heading to Kibby Mountain north of Eustis. More...

Local funding to support elementary sports

SALEM — After the MSAD #58 school board voted to cut $12,800 from the elementary sports line in next year’s budget, a committee formed to address the issue. More...

Fire levels farmhouse

EUSTIS — A fire of undetermined origin leveled a large rambling farmhouse in the middle of Eustis Village late Sunday night, May 23.   More...

MSAD #58 budget meeting rescheduled

SALEM — Andrea Adams, the MSAD #58 superintendent’s secretary, said last week that the district public hearing on the 2010/11 budget scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 was rescheduled due to an error found on the warrant articles. More...

Op-Ed

What makes a good governor?

The idea that our next Governor has to have owned, run (or lost) his own business baffles me!   More...

Cartoon

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The homeless are largely invisible in Franklin County

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in…”   For many people in Franklin County, probably more than you than think, poet Robert Frost’s poignant definition of “home” sta More...

Letters

Vote Judy Dill for school board

I am writing to ask your support by voting for Judy Dill for another three-year term on the MSAD #58 (RSU #58) school board.   More...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And they said you wouldn’t come –- WOW!   Over 40 volunteers showed up last week to help clean up the streets/highway and side roads of the Stratton/Eustis/Coplin/Wyman areas. More...

Let the superintendent do his job

Congratulations Phillips selectmen for deciding to do nothing in response to Alan Morse’s allegation that he was “threatened with being banned from the schools if he continued talking to people.”   More...

Community & Local News

Thrift shop gearing up for summer season

RANGELEY — The Good Shepherd Thrift Shoppe in the church undercroft on Main Street is now displaying new items for spring and summer.   Among the items will logo t-shirts for 10 cents as well as a recent influx of toddler items. More...

Spring update

New from the Rangeley Public Library

RANGELEY — At the library, we are definitely thinking spring! Do we dare? Are we safe to say that it looks like we’re through with snow for this year? We can only hope.   More...

Ladies’/Community Breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast’ with everyone invited to attend, will be on Wednesday, June 2 at The Gingerbread House on Main Street, from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

MTA honor grads

The Honor Graduates at Mt. More...

Game face

When it comes to competition, physical education instructor Denny Olsen is all about business as he looks out at the field of competitors (other teachers) during a pie eating contest at the Kingfield More...

ACES returns

Kingfield and Phillips elementary students participated in ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) recently. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Memorial Day is Monday   More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Gracelyn Meredith Philbrook Born: April 23, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 5 lbs. 7 oz. More...