June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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United States Navy Electrician Mate 3rd class Jack Merrigan of Phillips and United States Marine Lance Cpl. More...

Interest in historic railroad museum stirring

KINGFIELD — Last Monday, June 7, the Kingfield Selectmen welcomed new members Raymond Meldrum and Sarah Churchill to the board. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Saddleback Bluegrass festival expands

RANGELEY — Rounding out the day-long music festival featuring two of the top names in bluegrass music, there will now be additional live bluegrass music performed in Saddleback’s Swig ‘n Smelt Pub in the Base Lodge on Friday, Aug. More...

Stadler Gallery commences 2010 season

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its summer season with exhibitions of work by Jim Donahue and Deborah Loughlin beginning June 26.   More...

Dave Mallett returns to Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host the Dave Mallett Trio at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 20. The concert starts at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christine Winter Verrengia

1927-2010 -- She was born at Hill Holm, now known as The Inn on Winter's Hill

FARMINGTON -- Christine Winter Verrengia, 83, passed away on June 18, 2010, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer's. More...

Carol Cox Gray — 1922-2010

Graveside Service

A graveside service for Carol Mae (Cox) Gray, who passed away Feb. 14, 2010, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Upper Cemetery in Eustis with Peter Farnsworth officiating.   More...

Community & Local News

Sixty-eight years later Milt Simmons graduates

SALEM — As many as 1,000 people rose to their feet Friday night, June 11 in three standing ovations paying tribute to one of their own, native born Milton Simmons as he accepted his high school diploma after 68 years. More...

Rangeley has new police chief

RANGELEY — For over 29 years the man who is now Police Chief in Rangeley worked for the Philadelphia Police Department and retired as a Lieutenant with 212 officers working under him. More...

Annual meeting on tap

Friends of Mountain Aviation

RANGELEY — Friends of Mountain Aviation will hold its annual meeting June 27, at 11 a.m. at the Steve A. Bean Municipal Airport. On the agenda will be the election of officers, a review of the past year and plans for the coming year.   More...

News from our Schools

MTA Graduation PHOTOS - Free Access

  A tear of Joy -- Joy York of strong watches her daughter Mikayla Burbank receive her diploma at the Mt. Abram High School graduation. More...

Senior Honor Students - Free Access

Mt. Abram High School

(in alphabetical order and compiled from eight semesters) Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 97-100) Forrest G. Collins Kaelyn Marie Lecander Amanda Kay Richards Jillian Beth Withee Magna Cum Laude (GPA of 95-96) Elizabeth M. Chenard Magnolia V. More...

Presentation of Gold Cords - Free Access

(Compiled after 8 semesters) The Gold Cord is the most prestigious academic award given at Mt. Abram High School. In order to receive a Single Gold Cord students need to earn a 4-year grade point average of 93-94. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Fathers’ Day is Sunday   Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown. —Author Unknown   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Charlotte Lew Brochu Born: March 5, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz. More...

Class of 2010 moves on - Free Access

SALEM — Seventy-five members of the 2010 graduating class at Mt. Abram High School were given a standing ovation from under classmen, parents, friends and staff as they marched into the Mt. More...

Voters approve school budget

PHILLIPS -– The MSAD #58 school budget was been officially adopted at the District Budget Meeting June 1, and then those decisions were approved on a referendum question on June 8. More...

Cook turns Saddleback helm over to Farmer

RANGELEY -– Bill and Irene Berry, owners of Saddleback Maine, announced June 10 that Christopher C. Farmer Esq., will become general manager of the ski resort effective immediately.   More...

Op-Ed

Who is Paul LePage?

Some time around late 2008 I made up my mind that Paul LePage would make a first-class governor. It took him about a year to catch up with me on that, and last week a large number of Republicans came to the same conclusion.   More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could go back and change   something about your high school days, what would   that be?   More...

Letters

Thanks for helping me remain in my apartment

I would like to publicly thank all the people who have had a hand in making it possible for me to stay another year in this apartment at Valley Brook in Strong. More...

Dear townspeople of Kingfield

Thank you for your support in moving conversations forward in regards to the gateway fields of our town.   More...

Thanks for the benefit dinner

My family and I would like to thank everybody who attended or helped with the benefit dinner. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Deery is Overall Coach of the Year

RANGELEY — All Western D coaches from all sports were eligible for the Overall Coach of the Year award announced at the East West Conference Banquet at the University of Maine Farmington June 1. More...

Lead off Rolbiecki lands win over Tigers

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MTA baseball ends in quarters after win over Traip

SALEM -– The number 7 Mt. Abram Roadrunners hosted the Traip Rangers Tuesday, June 8 in the preliminary matchup of the Western C tourney.   Last year Traip ended MTA’s hopes by defeating the Roadrunners 1-0. 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...

The SR&RL Railroad rides again

The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad is offering train rides leaving Sander’s Station on Bridge Street in Phillips at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. On some dates, a 4 p.m. train is scheduled as well. 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...