July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Good news for local airports

CARRABASSETT VALLEY & RANGELEY –- Good news has come to the towns of Rangeley and Carrabassett Valley with federal and state money on the way for airport enhancements. More...

Reward doubled in burglary, theft case

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP -– A man who reported his camper burglarized and fly-fishing gear stolen has doubled a reward he offered for information leading to apprehension and prosecution of whoever did it, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Fishing with Finnegan’ to play North New Portland

New England Celtic Arts will host “Fishing with Finnegan” at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 11 and at the North New Portland Community Church on Monday, July 12. Curtain at both venues is 7 p.m. More...

Andy Kahn returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia - —who performed at Evenings of Music from 2004 to 2006 and in 2009—- returns for a solo performance at this year’s Evening of Music Wednesday July 14 at 7 p.m. More...

David Randall to show at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — David Randall of Wayne will be the SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month in July. An Open House reception will be held Friday, July 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Geneva M. Gordon

1927-2010 — She had a quick wit, good sense of humor and was famous for her cooking

BINGHAM — Geneva M. Gordon passed away Sunday, June 27, 2010, at the Skowhegan hospital.   More...

Eric Richard ‘Dick’ Ellis Sr.

1928-2010 — A member of the Masons, he was also involved with the Church of the Good Shepherd and sang in the choir

FARMINGTON — Eric Richard “Dick” Ellis Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Rangeley, died unexpectedly, Monday, June 28, 2010, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Community & Local News

Annual celebration shaping up to be a winner

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Festival Days is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss it. This weekend of activities was begun in 1979 and is still going strong. More...

Ice fishing petition submitted to IF&W

RANGELEY — Inland Fisheries and Wildlife held a public hearing in Rangeley June 30 regarding a public petition to allow ice fishing on five local ponds.   More...

Consumer Confidence Reports available

Kingfield Water District

KINGFIELD — Recently, the Kingfield Water District mailed out Consumer Confidence Reports to all the customers it serves. More...

News from our Schools

Fast earns citizenship award

PHILLIPS — Student Council President Solomon Fast received the 2010 Secretary of State’s 8th Grade Citizenship Award at the final awards assembly held Friday, June 18 at the Phillips school.   More...

Hands-on learning

Stratton Elementary School seventh graders learn CPR. The students spent a half a day learning to take care of others. More...

Exercise programs at KES

KINGFIELD — Students at KES took part in two exercise programs during the months of May and June. More...

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Earth First! camps in Coplin

COPLIN PLANTATION — The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming yet serious and focused off the Kennebego Road in Coplin last week. More...

Rangeley Plantation and Rangeley may join

RANGELEY –- The hopes for the Rangeley Lakes Regional School District under its new Regional School Unit —RSU #78— are to include Rangeley Plantation in the future. More...

A little nourishment

Raindrops bead on the leaf of a lupine plant. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What were you doing the last time you really had a good laugh?

Tom Butler, of Martinsville, N.J.: “Probably watching my grandchildren pull all of the wipes out of the box and throw them all over the bedroom.” More...

Legislature debate forest labor legislation — Part II

Legislative Report

In a previous column, I introduced you to the Legislature’s recent debate about bonded workers in Maine’s forest products industry, and LD 1545, An Act to Protect Maine Workers, sponsored by Senator Troy Jackson of Aroostook County. More...

Letters

Your support was overwhelming

I would like to thank the many people who contributed to the benefit supper that was held on my behalf recently. That included many, many friends, relatives and several local businesses. More...

Thank you for your support

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every citizen in the Town of Phillips, for your support at our annual town meeting. I have been humbled by the experience.   More...

Family Fun Days was so very special

I would like to take the time to personally thank all of the great people who take the time, energy and donations to make Family Fun Days in Stratton so very special.   I have nine grandchildren and they have the greatest of times. More...

Sports & Outdoors

End-of-season tourney returns

SPORTS & North Franklin Cal Ripken baseball

SALEM — After years of absence, the members of Cal Ripken (formerly known as little league) in the North Franklin League have reinstated an end-of-the-season bonanza.   More...

Fine catch

Matthew Churchill of Kingfield is pretty happy with his first catch, caught in a fishing hole somewhere off the West Kingfield Road. Ah, the ol’ secret fishing hole! More...

Soccer camp returns to MTA

SALEM — In its eighth year under Coach Darren Allen, under three different names or thereabouts, summer soccer camp returns through the Western Maine Youth Soccer Association for ages eight through 14. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   WEDNESDAYS   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. (None on 4/21, on 4/23 instead) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703. 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...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

There are many people in Franklin and Somerset counties who have “bad feet.” Well, mine have been broken a couple of times and I have had the opportunity, like many others, to have Dr. Jeffrey Johnson of Farmington take care of me. More...