June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee to look at future of recycling

KINGFIELD/NEW PORTLAND — Members of the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee will meet on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. and will most likely be making a decision on the future of recycling at the station. More...

Petitions seek to reinstate five MSAD #74 teachers

MSAD #74 — More than 300 signatures were gathered in support of reinstating all cut positions at School Administrative District 74. Two fired teachers allege their termination breached the terms of their contracts.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artists’ reception planned

Reinholt Gallery

KINGFIELD — Friday, June 25, the Reinholt Gallery & Art Center at 245 Main Street will open its doors from 4 to 8 p.m. for the public to experience a wide array of local art and meet the artists behind the work.   More...

Patriotic organ music planned

Watermelon Music Series

RANGELEY — Concert organist Robert Ludwig will present a Stars and Stripes Patriotic Concert on the grand church organ at Rangeley’s Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday, July 4 at 7 pm. More...

Museum opens for season

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will open for the season on Saturday, July 3 and will be open every weekend during July and August from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Letters

A huge thank you—staff, students, parents & community

I wish to thank each and everyone who had a part in my retirement celebrations. More...

Request for donations for summer rec program

As the summer kicks into high gear, the staff of the Stratton-Eustis youth summer recreation program would like to take the time to ask you to save any outgrown and/or gently used items which the children in the program can benefit from. More...

Who do you know serving our country right now?

The Stitchers in The Snow quilting group is planning a section in our quilt show during Kingfield Days dedicated to “local” military personnel who are presently serving our country.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Cats take two in a row

By David Hart Irregular Staff

North Franklin Cats, 5 Farmington Merchants, 4 SALEM –- The Cat’s Babe Ruth baseball team ended last week with two consecutive wins led by great pitching, team defense and hot bats. More...

Mallon named CVA Snowboard Program Manager

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— In a year highlighted with alumni winning four Olympic medals and seniors gaining acceptance to some of the country’s finest colleges and universities, Carrabassett Valley Academy Headmaster, John Ritzo and the aca More...

Fly fishing conclave coming

RANGELEY — June 25 and 26, anglers from throughout Maine and New England will participate in the 8th annual Fly Fishing in Maine Conclave.   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...

Stadler Gallery begins new season

The Stadler Gallery on Main Street in Kingfield begins its new season June 26. Artists’ receptions will be announced later. 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...

Study says MTA structure good for next 25 years

SALEM — Three-and-a-half to four million dollars would be needed to upgrade Mt. Abram High School to expand its useful building life for another 25 years.   More...

Woodford retires

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School gym was the setting Sunday, June 12, for Georgie Woodford’s retirement. She has been the mainstay of the school for the past 28 years. More...

‘Til fall

Mt. Abram student Danny Roy of Madrid waves to friends and Mt. Abram teachers who watched the kids depart the school yard on the final day of school. (David Hart photo) More...

Op-Ed

An electoral mystery

All of Maine’s journalists, commentators and political professionals were astonished at the outcome of this year’s Republican primaries.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What did you most get in trouble for when you were younger?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Allen Fletcher

1982-2010 — He was a true outdoorsman & equally as good a teacher about the outdoors

WILTON — Wayne Allan Fletcher, 28, of New Vineyard, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 12, 2010.   More...

Beverly Rita Fraser

1931-2010 — She enjoyed traveling throughout the country, camping and crocheting and knitting

FARMINGTON –- Beverly Rita Fraser, 78, a lifelong resident of Farmington, passed peacefully on Friday afternoon, June 18, 2010, at her home in Farmington, of natural causes.   More...

Community & Local News

Pierpole festival returns to Strong

host its annual Pierpole Day Festival with a parade, chicken BBQ, lobster and steak dinners, and live band Friday, June 25. More...

Yard, bake, craft sale on tap

RANGELEY — The American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will host a yard, bake and craft sale Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2378 Main Street.   Anyone wanting to set up should call Mary Hembrow at 864-5115. More...

MSAD #58 sports fundraiser planned

STRATTON — The Stratton/Eustis community will host a yard-sale to benefit the MSAD #58 Middle School sports programs Saturday, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

A grand time in Stratton

The Stratton seventh graders recently held a “Pie and Performance” fundraiser for their class trip next spring. At left, Alice Sala, Serena Sitz and Emma Kearing perform a Hawaiian Dance. More...

Brent West graduates

Brent West, son of Greg and Nora West of New Portland, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono May 8 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wilderness Ecology. More...

Health careers scholarship awards announced

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee has announced the six recipients of the West Central Maine Health Careers Scholarship Program. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Summer began Monday   Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

his week in my column I’d like to stress the importance of watching out for ticks when you are out in the woods walking, swimming or just mowing your lawn. Dr. Robert Jacobs, the physician at the Mt. More...