June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rangeley area inundated with rain and washouts

RANGELEY — Rangeley was inundated by rain Friday, May 27 with 3.5 inches falling in a 10-mile radius of the community causing road washouts and the temporary closure of Route 16 in Dallas Plantation. More...

FootLoose comes to Rangeley in July

RANGELEY — FootLoose will explode onto the stage with classic 80s anthems including “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” and of course the title track, “Footloo More...

Girsa comes to Maine

New England Celtic Arts will present Girsa (pronounced Gir-sha) on their first tour in Maine. More...

Narrow Gauge Strings to play Sunday

SALEM — The Narrow Gauge String Band will play the Salem Community Building Sunday, June 12 beginning at 1:30 p.m.  A donation box will be at the door and refreshments will on sale. This event is hosted by the Salem Pine Tree Club.   More...

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Enhance the village, but not this way - Free Access

On June 18 Kingfield will be holding its annual town meeting. There will be articles that ask voters to use TIF money to go toward “Village Enhancement.” More...

To the residents of Kingfield - Free Access

By the Village Enhancement Committee There are four warrants to consider at the upcoming Town Meeting this June 18 addressing proposed “village enhancement” ideas for the Town of Kingfield. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert G. Wood

1923-2011 — He was a kind and generous man always willing to lend a hand to others

FARMINGTON — Robert G. Wood, “Bob,” 87, of Farmington passed away May 14, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital following a brief illness, with his family and his beloved wife at his side.  More...

Pamela Jean Eustis

She was a devoted mother, a loving day care provider, community member and friend

PORTLAND — May 30, 2011, God called Pamela Jean Eustis, 41, of Rangeley to join her brother, grandmother and numerous family members to their heavenly home. More...

Winona K. Robbins

1916-2011 — She was always caring and concerned for her family

FARMINGTON — Winona Kenney Robbins, age 95, a longtime resident of New Vineyard, died June 1, 2011 at the Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

News from our Schools

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Kingfield students Allison Pinkham and Jonathan Jordan make like pretzels in the popular game of Twister during the school’s annual Spring Fest recently. More...

KVCC Open House to be held June 21

FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College will hold an Open House Tuesday, June 21 featuring campus tours, financial aid guidance, program information, and much more.  The Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Locals on KVCC dean’s list

FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College recently announced its spring deans list, to which five locals were named.  Those locals are: Vanessa Wing of Eustis, Michael Reardon of Kingfield, Kiera Shepard of Kingfield, Donald Wright of More...

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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...

Baseball-size hail, tornado hit area

New Portland’s Sarah Cook sustained over $9,000 of damage to two vehicles. More...

Maine sees about two tornados a year

Maine averages two tornados a year, according to Steve Capriola, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Gray. And tornado warnings are something to take very seriously.  More...

$9.8 million budget wins public support

MSAD #58

SALEM — MSAD 58’s $9,838,630 budget, up $150,000 over the previous year, was approved at a public hearing Tuesday, May 31, with expectations that it would be validated at the public referendum Tuesday, June 7.  More...

Nuala Kennedy comes to Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Nuala Kennedy with Andrea Beaton and Owen Marshall. More...

Stadler Gallery reopens for season

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery recently released its lineup of artists for the summer season. More...

Letters

Save the school cafeteria (AKA ‘Little School’)

Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Let’s spread the news far and wide. More...

Sno Wanderers thanks for support

The Kingfield Sno-Wanderers would like to give a huge thank-you to all of the businesses that supported us by generously donating items for our Chinese auction Saturday, May 28 at the Happy Horseshoe Campground.  More...

KES Jump-A-Thon a great success

Last Wednesday the Kingfield Elementary students from grades K through 4 held a Jump-A-Thon. It was a big success with Mr. Olsen running the show. Not only is Mr. More...

Community & Local News

NorthStar and AmeriCorps coordinate E911 house numbers

Signs will enable faster response in Madrid, Freeman and Salem

PHILLIPS — Do you live in Madrid, Freeman or Salem? Could emergency workers easily find your house? More...

NorthStar providers recognized

FARMINGTON — Closing National EMS Week, NorthStar held its annual recognition and awards banquet to honor its staff of emergency medical technicians. More...

What to do if there is a tornado

People need to know what do if a warning has been issued. Where are they going to seek shelter? More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mountain bikers gather at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association hosted a two-day New England Trail Builders School at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, May 21 to 22.  More...

Lance Corp. Scott Paul one pitch to be held

STRONG — The 18th annual Lance Corporal Scott Paul Softball Tourney will be held at the Legion Field in Strong Saturday, June 18 beginning at 8 a.m.  The one-pitch competition costs $125 per team. More...

Flagstaff Area ATV Club to meet

STRATTON — The Flagstaff Area ATV Club will hold its fourth meeting of the season Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Center on Main Street.  Discussions will include trail openings, closures and maintenance. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you like best about summer vacation?

  Sam Cockerham, Freeman: "I like the pool, beaches and parks."   Avery Dicentes, Kingfield: "Swimming."   Baylis Eggleston, Carrabassett Valley: "Th  More...

~ WHOZIT~

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Thought for the Week

Flag Day is Tuesday  You’re the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave.  —George M. Cohan  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...