June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

West Saddleback Connector celebrated

RANGELEY — Maine rejects the policy of pitting the environment against the economy because in Maine, the environment is the economy, Sen. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Outside Track tours in Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the internationally acclaimed traditional Celtic band, The Outside Track, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage, Wednesday, June 29 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, More...

Strawberry Festival returns

OQUOSSOC — The annual Strawberry Festival will be held Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. More...

The place to be in July

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — When planning your weekends in July, the committee for Kingfield Festival Days hopes that you have marked this annual event down for July 15, 16 and 17. Lots of family fun has been planned and it is all free.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harlan Marble

1925-2011 — He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling

WILTON — Harlan Marble, 85, of Sunset Avenue, Wilton, died early Wednesday morning, June 22, 2011, at his home in Wilton. More...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ O’Connor Sr.

1935-2011 — He had a passion for his family, hydroplane racing and boat building

PORTLAND — Robert J. “Bob” O’Connor Sr., 76, of Farmington, died peacefully June 17, 2011 with his family by his side at Maine Medical Center in Portland, of complications from heart surgery.  More...

Richard Almond Shurtleff

1935-2011 — He was a very patient, kind and loving husband, father and grandfather

STRONG — Richard Almond Shurtleff passed away early Sunday morning June 26, 2011, in the arms of his loving wife, Unie. More...

Sports & Outdoors

‘In The Rain. Again!’

Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association

OK... so Kathy Gagne did not deliver on her promise of sunshine for the third annual Tour de Gagne.  More...

Still time to signup for Outdoor Adventure Camp

Shuttle from Kingfield will run

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It is not too late to sign up your children (or grandchildren) for Carrabassett Valley’s Outdoor Adventure Camp.  More...

Northern Forest Canoe Trail receives top honors

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, stretching from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent, was named “Best Canoe Trail 2011” in the July issue of Outside Magazine. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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...

Ambitious POPS concert delights all - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Despite an overcast sky, Mother Nature cooperated and the rain never came Saturday night during the ninth annual Kingfield POPS extravaganza. More...

Phillips voters oust incumbents, keep town manager

PHILLIPS — Phillips voters selected a new selectman, a new school board member, retained the town manager form of government, and rejected both versions of the recall ordinance at the June 25 Annual Town Meeting.  More...

Stratton celebrates Family Fun Days - Free Access

STRATTON — Despite several days of wondering if their parade would get rained out, members of the Flagstaff Area Business Association let out a breath of relief as the sun broke though the clouds Saturday just as the annual parade was to get un More...

Op-Ed

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Residents of Kingfield...

In the June 22 issue of the Lewiston Sun Journal, section B2, Page 1, appeared this notice: (edited by me for space)  More...

Maine residents want to get the ‘real’ facts straight

If you are a resident of this beautiful State of Maine, I am sure that you would welcome some straight talk about wind energy from both proponents and opponents. The real facts, unaltered, should be easy to come by, right? Wrong! More...

Letters

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Our family would like to thank the organizers and volunteers of the Kingfield POPS for a very enjoyable evening on June 25.  More...

A wonderful POPS and Artwalk

Kingfield gained many out-of-town fans this weekend who now look at our village with new interest. More...

Veterans’ affairs and benefits

Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans  More...

Community & Local News

Public hearing on Village Green grant June 30 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Village Enhancement Committee is moving ahead with the grant application for the Maine Future’s Grant from the Department of Economic and Community Development, and a public hearing will be held Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. More...

Dallas passes 66 articles

DALLAS PLANTATION — Dallas Plantation voters passed 66 out of the 68 articles on the warrant at their Annual Town Meeting June 17.  Voters raised a total of $587,765.07 for the town and $590,885.94 for RSU #78. More...

Inattentive driver demolishes truck

NEW PORTLAND — Inattentive driving by operators of two vehicles resulted in two separate accidents, three vehicles being demolished and Route 27 being closed for over three hours Thursday night, June 23.  More...

News from our Schools

Beloved janitor retires

KINGFIELD — Dorrence Lane, of Kingfield, was given a warm send-off from the students at Kingfield Elementary School recently during a surprise assembly.  “I have worked with Dorrence for 23 years,” said fellow janitor Dave Bake More...

Honor Rolls released

Phillips school  PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its third trimester and its all-year honor rolls for the 2010/2011 school year. Third trimester honor roll  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Independence Day is Monday  Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  —Harry Emerson Fosdick  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Volunteers build church in five days

Reporter’s Notebook

NEW PORTLAND — In my 47 years as writer/photographer, I have covered many special events including meeting Prince Charles and Princess Diana in Prince Edward Island, going to the site where “Daisy A Day” songwriter and singer Jud St More...