October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Truth or lore galore, But do you believe?? - Free Access

GHOST TALES

Ghost chasers take note. Ghost encounters have been —and continue to be— in Kingfield and towns around. More...

A SHOT IN THE ARM

Rick Norton, one of Mt. Abram's most active sports boosters, works the fryers at a recent soccer game. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lions Club Halloween

STRATTON — Put your costumes on Sunday night, Oct. 31, and stop in at the annual Lions Club Halloween party at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building. The fun begins with sign-in at 6 to 6:30 p.m. Costume judging will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Inanna – Sisters In Rhythm comes to UMF

FARMINGTON — Inanna -– Sisters In Rhythm, will performing Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium, Merrill Hall at the University of Maine at Farmington.   More...

‘The Candy Corn Conspiracy’ coming October 28

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue High School Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Group will be having its first event of the school year, “The Candy Corn Conspiracy,” Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Blue High School auditorium.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elsie L. Presby

1921-2010 — Her great joys were knitting, playing cribbage and going to family reunions

AVON — Elsie L. Presby, age 88, died Oct. 17, 2010 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington where she had been a patient since Oct. 15, following a long illness.   More...

Lillian J. Nobbs

1915–2010 — She was a truly devoted wife and mother

RANGELEY — Lillian J. Nobbs, 95, passed away October 15, 2010, at the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ready to kick some grass!

The Mt. Abram Varsity boys headed into the first round of Western Maine Class C soccer playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Waynflete in Portland. More...

Lady Rs out of running

MTA, 0 — Dirigo, 1

SALEM — A season that has seen some incredible wins, some painful losses and more ties than was thought possible has finally come to end. More...

Annual ski and snowboard sale November 6

Farmington Ski Club-Titcomb Mountain

WEST FARMINGTON — Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Farmington Ski Club will be hosting its 28th annual ski sale at Mt. Blue High School.   More...

News from our Schools

Muster!

The Kingfield Fire Department visited KES last week to talk about fire safety with the students. However, there were some fun and games too. More...

School flu shots planned

MSAD #58 — District health officials noted recently that a combined vaccine —one shot for both H1N1 and the seasonal flu— will be offered at all district schools in the near future.   More...

RIDEOUT Snowboard Team seeks members

The RIDEOUT Snowboard Team 2010-2011 season is open to any MSAD #58 student age 7 to 14 and includes any and all abilities.   According to organizers, members will improve their skills, and can compete or not. More...

School districts explore affiliation

MSAD #58 and MSAD #74 learn how forming an AOS could benefit both districts

NORTH ANSON — If MSAD #58 falls into the Somerset Labor Market, increasing the percentage of EPS school funding formula (Maine’s Essential Programs and Services) from 96 to 104 percent, it will make creating an Alternative Organization S More...

The numbers behind MSAD #58’s financial woes

PHILLIPS — Painful choices for MSAD #58 will most likely continue. Proposed solutions have gone from closing elementary schools, having Mt Abram house K-12, and options in between. More...

Kingfield Village enhancement plans move forward

KINGFIELD — Creating a Village Enhancement Plan for Kingfield and establishing an economic development plan setting up a revolving loan fund are cornerstones of a plan outlined to Kingfield Selectmen last week.   More...

Caretakers seek additional funding

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — Selectmen here on Monday, Oct. More...

Op-Ed

What do you have to offer?

I read newspaper articles with both interest and disgust these days. As an educator for more than 20 years, I have developed thick skin and selective hearing from all the negativity regarding the current educational system.   More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?

Tanis Chabot, Strong: “A homemade cat costume made by my mother.” More...

Letters

I’ve been wondering...

Every day (in my 80-year-old life), there are topics that come up that I can find no answers for, and I wonder, “Who knows why?”   First, it’s about seasoning food. More...

Thanks for your thoughtfulness

The Phillips C.A.R.E./ PTO Group would like to send our sincere condolences and a big thank you to the family of Elsie Presby for asking that donations be made in her name to the C.A.R.E. Groups Playground fund. More...

Community & Local News

Franklin County Tourism Network Launched

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Franklin County needs to work together to promote itself as a tourism destination, Vaughn Stinson, executive director of the Maine Tourism Association, said at the launch of the Franklin County Tourism Network.   More...

Christmas fair returns

PHILLIPS — The annual Christmas Craft and Bake Fair will be Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phillips Community House. Tables are available for crafter’s to rent at $10 each. More...

Something’s cooking at Old South Church

FARMINGTON — Old South First Congregational Church’s Annual Harvest Supper coordinators, Brenda Scribner and Stan Wheeler, are busy with all the planning and preparation for this once a year event. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   THURSDAYS   STUDY GROUP: ‘SCIENCE OF MIND’ — 7-9 pm, Sweat Lodge, LaGrange. Teachings & techniques in infinite power of spiritual mind healing. Free. FMI: 943-5740. 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

Ghost hunting, serious business - Free Access

RANGELEY — As Halloween nears, the excitement of séances and ghost hunts abounds, but be warned; it’s not all fun and games. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Election Day is Monday   In democracy it’s your vote that counts; In feudalism it’s your count that votes. —Mogens Jallberg   More...