August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo contest winners announced - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The results for the Phillips Old Home Days 2010 Amateur Photo Contest were recently released. More...

Good times, good friends, good gardening...

Phillips Old Home Days Flower Show

PHILLIPS — The Annual Phillips Old Home Days Flower Show was presented at the Phillips Public Library last Saturday and Sunday. Winners were named in eight design classes, two youth classes, and five horticultural classes. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Paintings and prints on display

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery at 225 Main Street will bring to an end its summer series of exhibitions with works by Joel LeVasseur of Damariscotta and George Paton of Bowdoinham. The exhibitions will be on view Aug. 28 through Sept. More...

‘Fall Family Fun on the Land’ offered

Friction fire, hot apple cider and corn husk dolls are among the events planned

TEMPLE — The public is invited to a morning of earth-based story, craft and song to celebrate fall-time gifts from the land at Kineowatha Park in Wilton Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.   More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Sept. 11, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Charles Griscom Jr. - Free Access

1937-2010 -- A friendly man, a friend, a brother and a father

RANGELEY -- Robert Charles Griscom Jr. passed away on Aug., 2010 23. More...

Robert James Abbott Sr.

1951-2010 — He enjoyed reading and was an avid movie buff

FARMINGTON — Robert James Abbott Sr., 59, of Farmington passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at his home on High Street.   More...

Paul Lebbeus Worthley

1917-2010 — He served in France and Germany during World War II

FARMINGTON — Paul Lebbeus Worthley, 92, of Strong, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at the Edgewood Nursing Home in Farmington after a short illness. More...

Sports & Outdoors

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Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunner Erin Luce (right) takes control of the ball in a scrimmage game against Dexter. This game was one of many during the 7th Annual Roadrunner Classic. (David Hart photo) More...

MTA soccer underway

Roadrunners off & running

SALEM — The Mt. Abram soccer season is approaching with preseason scrimmages occurring this week. Thursday, the boys’ junior varsity and varsity clubs travel to Mt. Blue to take on the Cougars in preseason action. Friday, the two Mt. More...

Tuttle takes third place

Junior Worlds Snowboardcross

CARDRONA, New Zealand — The U.S.A. representation was fierce at the 2010 FIS Junior Worlds Snowboardcross event. All U.S. 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

The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future. —Gifford Pinchot   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Potluck Dinner Party!

We get invited to a lot of potluck dinner parties and with the garden exploding right now, it’s easy to come up with “fresh” ideas. Here are some great ones —whether you leave the house or not!   More...

MSADs #58 and #74 move toward sharing talks

SALEM -– Last Thursday, members of the MSAD #58 School Board started the dialog to potentially create an Alternative Organizational Structure with MSAD #74.   More...

School board realigns sports fundraising

SALEM — A small group of school board members who were tasked with looking into the future of sports within MSAD #58 announced last Thursday that funds raised recently for the program as well as those that may be raised in the future would be More...

Philips Old Home Days: ‘Good times’ indeed - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Old Home Days 2010 theme was “Good Times, Good Friends, & Good...” Friday, when the 52nd annual Old Home Days Parade wound its way through town, “good weather” could have filled in the blank. More...

Bikers flood the fairgrounds

NEW PORTLAND — More than 1,600 bikers made their way over the weekend to the New Portland Lion’s Club fairgrounds for their 24th annual United Bikers of Maine statewide gathering. More...

Op-Ed

Franklin County PSAP critical

Legislative Report

A few weeks ago you may have read articles on the Proposed Public Safety Answering Point Consolidation or Reorganization Plan related to Maine Public Utilities Commission. More...

The importance of personal histories

Paul LePage’s personal history is pretty well known. He was one of 18 children in a dysfunctional family. Survived as a homeless child, age 11 and 12, on the streets of Lewiston until take in by two families. More...

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Letters

Stratton summer camp says thank you

The staff at the Stratton/Eustis Summer Program would like to thank everyone for a great summer of fun and activities at our camp this summer.   More...

Carrabassett Summer Festival a success thanks to many

Thank you so much to all of you who attended, donated your time, product, money and efforts to make possible the 5th Annual Carrabassett Summer Festival.   More...

Making Maine, a better place to live and work

A few weeks ago, Poland Spring Water Co. donated cases of bottled water to a fundraising dinner for Andy Phillips.   The dinner was very successful and Andy’s doing a lot better. More...

Community & Local News

Fall Festival comes to Saddleback

RANGELEY — The Sixth Annual Fall Festival will take place Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Saddleback Maine. More...

Jay mill helps local veterans

Employees from Verso Paper Corp.’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay help the Livermore Falls, Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335 raise its refurbished flagpole in a re-dedication ceremony, Aug. 20. More...

Beedys plan reunion

AVON — The 63rd annual Beedy Reunion for the descendants of Aaron and Vailette Dunham Beedy will be held Sunday, Sept. 12. More...

News from our Schools

After-school program, child care openings announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Beginning Sept. 7, Western Maine Center for Children will start the Fall Session of its after-school programs for kindergarten through fifth graders.   This session block will run from Sept. 7 to Nov. More...

School begins next week!

MSAD #58 — Officials for the school district recently announced that the first day of school for grades kindergarten through nine is Aug. 31. The first day for the high school is Sept. 1. More...

Host families still accepted

Celebrate the International Year of Youth by becoming a global family: host an AFS-USA international high school exchange student. More...