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Voters approve $3.37M school budget

Rangeley

RANGELEY — Voters in Regional School Unit 78 approved a budget of $3.37 million for 2011-12 Tuesday, May 24, during a district-wide budget meeting, Superintendent Brian Foster said Wednesday.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine Arts Commission awards grant to Kingfield POPS - Free Access

"Celebrating Traditional Arts" grant enables presentation of two dynamic ensembles

KINGFIELD -- The Kingfield POPS is pleased to announce that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded them a “Celebrating Traditional Arts” grant to assist with presenting two of the performers in the lineup for the June 25 concert. More...

Nuala Kennedy opens New Portland series

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Monday, June 6 marks the beginning of three summer concerts at North New Portland Community Church with noted Irish flutist and vocalist, Nuala Kennedy kicking off the series.  More...

Local artist to show at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Elizabeth “Stu” Mehlin of New Sharon will be SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month in June. An Open House Reception is planned for Friday, June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. More...

Community & Local News

15TH ALABAMA INFANTRY COMES TO PHILLIPS - Free Access

CIVIL WAR

PHILLIPS — Rain may have dampened the Civil War Reenactment in Phillips, but the spirit of bringing a little bit of history to life lived on as the 15th Alabama Infantry came to town. More...

Commissioner Woodcock visits Oquossoc

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society President Don Palmer welcomes IF&W Commissioner Woodcock and 2010 IF&W Legendary Guide Award recipient Gary Corson to the new Rangeley Outdoor Sportin More...

POPS ticket purchasers eligible to win Android phone - Free Access

Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS has announced that anyone who buys a full-price adult ticket to the Kingfield POPS concert between May 23 and June 14 will be entered into a drawing to win a free Android mobile phone donated by Pine Tree Cellular More...

News from our Schools

MTA top seniors feted in Augusta

SALEM — Recently, Mt. Abram’s top seniors were in attendance at the Mountain Valley Conference Honor Student Banquet held at the Augusta Civic Center. More...

John Poulin earns degree

BURLINGTON — John W. Poulin of Carrabassett Valley received a BA degree in English within the College of Arts & Sciences during May commencement ceremonies at the University of Vermont.  More...

MTA senior events announced

SALEM — School officials recently announced events for Mt. Abram High School seniors. All events will be held at the high school except for the class trip.  The annual Mt. More...

Strong receives funding for wood pellet boiler

STRONG — Sometimes the answers are right under our noses the whole time.  With help from Maine Rural Partners, the town formed an Energy Team, which spent a year in meetings, looking at ways to cut energy costs that sucked thousands of dol More...

Kingfield riverfront problems need attention

KINGFIELD — Making sure the riverfront area along the Main Street area is safe for his employees and others was a request John Goldfrank brought before Kingfield Selectmen last week.  More...

Fraternal twins to attend military academies

Carrabassett Valley Academy

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — While good academic grades were a factor, it took perseverance, dedication and a lot of hard work for fraternal twins, Patrick and Christian Beauregard to be accepted at the U.S. More...

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17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Selected   More...

Letters

MTA regional managers entertained in Eustis

A fantastic reception was provided for the Maine Tourism Association’s, seven regional managers of the State’s visitors bureaus, at Tranquillity Lodge in Eustis sponsored by the Flagstaff Area Business Association. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Clement Grant

1931-2011 — She touched many lives, gathered friends easily and was a generous spirit

BELGRADE LAKES — Elizabeth Clement Grant, “Betty”, 79, of Belgrade Lakes, died peacefully, Monday evening, May 23, 2011, in the comfort of her “adopted family’s” home David and Sylvia “Peanut” Sprague, More...

John Roderick

Graveside Service

A graveside service for John Roderick of Embden, who passed away Feb. 9, 2011, will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 10 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Golf Club open

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf Club, Maine’s premier golf course, kicked off its 26th season Friday, May 27. More...

Immortalized

Seth Wescott of Carrabassett Valley received a standing ovation after being inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame during the 36th Annual Awards Banquet held in Augusta last Sunday. More...

Roadrunners defeat Falcons

Mt. Abram, 6 — Mt. Valley, 5

SALEM — On a sunny afternoon last week, the Mt. Abram Baseball Team hosted the Falcons from Mt. Valley in their final home came of the season.  After the first inning, Mt. Abram was down by one run. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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cOMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, SchoolSt., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Irregular Regulars

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could see any musician in concert who would it be?

  Emily Stone, Kingfield: “Daughtry.”   Brooklyn Brown, Kingfield: “I’d want to see Taylor Swift.”   Daniel Brown, Kingfield: “Nickelback.” |align  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Money can’t buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.  —Unknown  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...