December 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wales in the rain

A great experience nonetheless

FREEMAN — Her love of agriculture and farming drew Jamie Badershall to Wales this past summer. More...

Land regulators to take up new wind energy application

FARMINGTON — State land regulators will take up TransCanada’s amended application to expand its Kibby wind energy development in northern Franklin County Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Bangor.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield hosts First Friday Art Walk - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Friday, Dec. 3 Kingfield welcomes a First Friday Art Walk. Opening receptions will be hosted from 3 to 8 p.m. at eight downtown galleries and museums. More...

Rangeley Giving Tree lighting planned - Free Access

RANGELEY — The 23rd annual lighting of the Rangeley Giving Tree, Saturday, Dec. 4, will take place at the tree located near the Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m. More...

Kingfield Tree Lighting - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The annual Kingfield Tree Lighting will be held Saturday night, Dec. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All those interested are urged to meet at the Centennial Bridge at 5:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Thanks for your generosity

The Phillips-Strong Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who helped make our Nov. 6 auction a huge success.   More...

The ‘Christmas Elves’ have done it again

Thank you to the “Christmas Elves” who cut down and put up the Christmas trees around town: Larry Wilbur, Buddy Dunham, Jim Williamson and Bob Tripi who decorated them all.   More...

From the family of Nick Philbrick

Heart felt thanks for all the cards and prayers we received from friends and family —were very comforting. Doris and family Kingfield More...

Community & Local News

Award winners for 2010 announced - Free Access

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce celebrated with members and guests at its annual Meeting Dinner held Friday, Nov. 19 in the North Dining Hall of the University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Public comment period undetermined - Free Access

Condor airspace proposal

Col. MeANG Donald L. McCormack, Director of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, confirmed Monday, Nov. More...

MSAD #58 receives energy grant

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding to stabilize and reduce energy costs for residents of remote rural areas where the current cost of producing electricity is extremely high. More...

News from our Schools

Just the loon facts

Strong Elementary School students Alayna Ellis (back row, left to right), Edilia Stinchfield, Emily Kidd, Emily Mardin, Damon Atwood, (front) Kolby Dexter and Kyle Presby show off their illustrations More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2010/2011 school year.   More...

How it works

Mariah Ross (left to right) and Danya Vandney, of Kingfield learn about wind energy as they participate in a Maine Energy Education Program at Webster Hall last month. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. —Robert Orben   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and we all have so much to be thankful for there seems to always be someone who is worse off then you are. More...

This Week's Cover - Free Access

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Strong parking ban to be enforced

STRONG — Local resident Sheila Fay asked selectmen at their meeting last week to take immediate action to stop people from parking in front of the Strong Elementary School each weekday afternoon. More...

Change of government public hearing set for Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips residents will have an opportunity to find out more details about changing to a town meeting-selectmen form of government at a public hearing set for 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Phillips Elementary School.   More...

Snow, colder temps, high winds bring fun, and not so much fun

WESTERN MAINE — With iced roads, snow flurries, and high winds, everyone’s thoughts turn to winter –-some for fun, and some not so much fun.   More...

Op-Ed

A third ATV option

The debate on ATV and dirt bike access into Kingfield’s downtown has been limited to two starkly different options:   1. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think the first priority for the new Governor should be and why?

Barbara Field, Phillips: "Where do I start?! There are so many things; I wouldn't want to be him!" More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Dolley

1916-2010 — She was a caring and devoted mother and a wonderful ‘Mammy’

Ruth Dolley, 94, of Milo and Kingfield, widow of Milton G. Dolley, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in the loving arms of her family. More...

Ryan Christopher Dudman

COPLIN PLANTATION — Ryan Christopher Dudman, 21, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.   Ryan graduated from Mt. Abram High School in 2007. He was employed by Titan Mechanicals Inc. of South Portland. More...

Charles E. Pinkham

1942-2010 — He was a kind and generous man and always had a smile on his face

NEW MEXICO — Charles E. Pinkham 68 of Bosque Farms, New Mexico lost his courageous battle with cancer on November 24, 2010 with his loving wife, Charlotte and daughter Cheryl and her husband, Rob, by his side.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram Boys & Girls Basketball Schedule 2010-11 - Free Access

The Mt. Abram basketball schedule has been released! More...

Immortalized

KINGFIELD — It was back in 1965 that Dan Davis was hired by Sugarloaf/USA Ski Patrol Director Stub Taylor as an assistant on the patrol. More...

MTA alumni prove they’ve still got it! - Free Access

SALEM — The day after Thanksgiving gave way to a Mt. Abram tradition known as the Alumni Basketball game. Fourteen alumni girls and 16 alumni boys showed up to play and test their skills (however rusty) against the speedy and young Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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.   SATURDAYS   More...

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

There are a wide variety of ways to celebrate this Christmas season, and our area offers most of them. Here are a few. Don’t miss them! 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...