September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Franklin chamber repeats national honor

FRANKLIN COUNTY — “Festive” was again the mood when representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce first got word that Graphic Design USA had announced the winners of its 2010 annual competition and the chamber’s More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dave Rowe Trio plays Maine Celtic tour

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s own Dave Rowe Trio on the Maine Celtic tour at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage, Wednesday, Sept. More...

BL&T Book Discussions

RANGELEY — Books, Lines and Thinkers Bookstore recently released it lineup of books for its book discussions for the remainder of this year.   More...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail talk today

FARMINGTON — Ben Godsoe from Madrid Township will introduce attendees to Fly Rod Crosby and the trail that bears her name today, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in C23 in the Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Letters

Fulfilling duty

When one claims he has a duty he must back up his personal convictions concerning that claim with actions. More...

Get all the facts

Three blind men decided to investigate what they thought an elephant to be.  More...

Tom Saviello is the type of man we need in Augusta

I wanted to take this opportunity to share my support for Tom Saviello for State Senate, District 18 in Franklin County.   More...

Community & Local News

Saving a church

Trustees of the United Methodist Church found that erosion to their building’s foundation may cause severe damage if not addressed soon. More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29 and 30, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the University of Maine at Farmington, 246 Main St.   More...

Thirty-first Dolbier reunion held

RANGELEY — Recently the 31st Dolbier Reunion was held at Christian and Sheila Raymond’s home. More...

News from our Schools

Ambitious fundraisers

The Strong 8th grade class hands Mike Pond money they raised recently for their class trip in the spring. More...

Chemical-free dance, concert on Friday

All Ages!

STRONG — Strong 8th graders invite the public to join them in a chemical-free dance/concert at the Strong Elementary School gym Sept. 17 from 7 to 11 p.m.   More...

All for a good cause

About a dozen girls from the Carrabec Community School girls’ soccer team volunteered their time Monday, Sept. 6 to raise over $1,000 for Double B Equine Rescue farm in Industry. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. —Mark Twain   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

What wonderful news I have to share this week after speaking with Bert Dyer concerning the theft of the $200 from the North New Portland Community church kitchen Aug. 9 when the Press Gang was featured. More...

Public comment opportunities expanded

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM — The MSAD #58 school board met for a regular business meeting Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Mt. Abram library.   As vice-chair, Strong director Ann Schwink took over the meeting in Chairman Judy Dill’s absent.   More...

Directors schedule community meetings

PHILLIPS — The MSAD #58 central administration office recently released a schedule for upcoming school board meetings, which will now include two meetings per month. Until now, school board directors meet once a month on the second Thursday. More...

Pot plants seized then stolen

FARMINGTON — Over 1,000 marijuana plants confiscated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, state and county agencies and the border patrol are back on the streets as of Monday after a hefty theft took place last week.   More...

Disciplinary measures underway for vandals

SALEM — State police as well as school administration officials are handling the discipline of up to four Mt. Abram students who were allegedly involved in vandalizing school property Friday night, Sept. 10 sometime after 11 p.m. More...

Op-Ed

Working together to improve the environment

Legislative Report

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was given authority to implement the State’s TUR program through legislation enacted by the 114th Legislature. More...

Being there

Congress.org compiles an annual “Power Ranking” which calculates how much influence each of the 435 Representatives has in making laws and bringing home the bacon to their districts. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Phyllis J. Thomas

1927-2010 — She will be greatly missed by many

FARMINGTON — Phyllis Jones Thomas, age 82, of North Anson died Sept. 1, 2010 at Orchard Park   birds. Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.   She was born on Sept. More...

Vilda F. Bachelder

1920-2010 — She really enjoyed spending time with her kids

LEEDS — Vilda F. Bachelder, 90, a resident of River Road, Leeds, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at her home.   She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Salem, the daughter of Nial and Doris M. Reed Moody. Vilda attended school in Phillips. More...

Marco Tiramani

He will be greatly missed by family and friends

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Marco Tiramani, 81, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Both Runner squads shutout Andies

VARSITY Mt. Abram, 2 Livermore Falls, 0 More...

The scholarship application deadline has been changed to Oct. 15

Snow sports scholarships available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Regional Ski Educational Foundation and the Sugarloaf Ski Club recently announced that they have scholarship funds available for local area students for Minicuffer, Bubblecuffer, MSAD #58 Punch Pass Lessons, More...

Lady Roadrunners, Cobras settle for tie

VARSITY Mt. Abram, 2 Carrabec, 2 SALEM –- Two five-minute overtime periods could not decide a winner in an MVC match-up between the Carrabec and Mt. Abram girls’ varsity teams last Thursday. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

WEDNESDAYS   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. (None 9/29) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281- 3703. More...

NEW PORTLAND LIONS CLUB FAIR 78th Annual Agricultural Fair & 15th Maine Crafts Festival

September 17-19

At The North New Portland Fairgrounds On Route 146 (Between Routes 16 & 27). Gates Open at 2 pm Friday and 8 am Saturday and Sunday.   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...