July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Pat Niidas crowned Mrs. Kingfield 2010

KINGFIELD — Strong, caring and giving are words that describe all the women who have been named Mrs. Kingfield during the annual Kingfield Festival Days. This year’s nominee is a perfect fit with those chosen over the past 30 years. More...

Northern Forest Canoe Trail celebrates 10 years

RANGELEY — Canoe and kayak outings, an international paddling challenge, and fireworks over Saddleback Mountain are planned for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Paddlers Rendezvous in Rangeley July 24 to 25.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Banjo Dan plays logging fest

Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys will play the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s Friday, July 23 program beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Celtic Spring tours Maine

New England Celtic Arts presents 2007 America’s Got Talent second place winner’s, Celtic Spring at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, July 27, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So Carthage Wednesday, July 28 More...

Cody Michaels to perform

RANGELEY — An evening of original compositions by award-winning piano soloist and composer Cody Michaels will be presented at the Church of the Good Shepherd July 27 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Timothy Eduard Richter - Free Access

He was a very outgoing, social man with a great affinity for children

WYMAN TOWNSHIP -— Timothy E. Richter, 47, passed away unexpectedly at his home. More...

Richard E. Caton III - Free Access

1957-2010 -- He was Farmington's Police Chief from 1998 until his death

STRONG -- Richard Eugene Caton III, age 52, of Strong, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 18, 2010 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He died of complications due to leukemia. More...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Leo Guyette

1929-2010 — He loved cribbage, dominoes, league bowling, wintering in Florida and boating and fishing on Porter Lake

FARMINGTON — Joseph “Joe” Leo Guyette, 81, of Sweets Pond Lane in Strong, died peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fourteens repeat as district champs

HARRISON — Last year’s state champion runners-up are back at it again. More...

Road race to raise funds for Christmas gifts

RANGELEY –- Pine Tree Frosty owner Alison Fraser Ayotte is hosting a 5K race Aug. 7 called Under The Tree. The event is dedicated in her father’s memory, John W. Fraser. The day will feature a 3.5 mile race and a one mile fun/run walk. More...

Master angler in the making

Five year old Lily Brault of Strong shows off her trophy from the Flagg Family Fishing Derby in Farmington. 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...

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Board chooses new chairman

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM –- The MSAD #58 school board of directors held a workshop Thursday, July 15 with representatives of Maine School Management Association. MSMA director Dale Douglas and Sandra MacArthur facilitated the meeting.   More...

Poland Spring earns LEED Gold status

KINGFIELD -– Last Sunday morning, Rep. Tom Saviello and Rep. Jarrod Crocket visited the Poland Spring Bottling Facility to present a sentiment from the 123rd Legislature. More...

Kingfield Days surpasses itself

KINGFIELD — Another Kingfield Festival Days has come and gone, but the experience will live on in everyone’s memories. More...

Op-Ed

ATV amendment shot down

Legislative Report

Ok, are you ready for a shock? Here it is, I actually agreed with Maine’s Civil Liberty Union. What you ask? Let me explain.   More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was your favorite part or parts of Kingfield Days?   More...

Letters

The so-called ‘terrorists’ are gone!

Earth First! has left the property. Also gone are the FBI, the cops, the CIA and the ATF because the nearest doughnut shop is in Farmington.   Earth First came here to protest; their mission was accomplished with great success. More...

Again “NO NEW TAXES” or are there?

I read in the Sunday Paper the new criteria for getting a copy of a birth, marriage, and death certificate: when needed, you will have to produce an ID with picture, possibly two letters by people who know you, and a few other contortions, plus a ch More...

Sports yard sale fundraiser a winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in the MSAD #58 Middle School Sports Yard Sale fundraiser during Stratton’s Family Fun Days. More...

Community & Local News

Marine Corps scholarship announced

KINGFIELD — The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, which honors Marines by educating their children, has announced the establishment of the Colonel Paul D. Lafond USMC (Ret.) Scholarship. More...

Kate Braestrup to lead service

Reeds Mill Church

MADRID -– Author and Maine State Warden Service Chaplain, the Reverend Kate Braestrup, will the lead the worship service at Reeds Mill Church Sunday, Aug 1 at 2 p.m.   More...

‘Pie On The Porch’ joins festivities

FARMINGTON — Fresh home-baked pie or old fashioned dessert with whipped cream topping or vanilla ice cream, a cold lemonade or fresh brewed ice tea will be served at “Pie On The Porch” during Farmington’s SummerFest, Friday, More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2009/2010 school year.   More...

Locals on UM dean’s list

Recently the University of Maine recognized six local students for achieving dean’s list honors for the Spring 2010 semester. More...

Locals on UMF dean’s list

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington has announced its dean’s list for the Spring 2010 semester. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. —Alfred Hitchcock   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Ever since the Stanley Museum was started in 1981 when only a handful of people showed up in the basement of now the Camden National Bank, I had never had the chance in all those years to ride in a Stanley steam car. Shame on you Sue... More...