November 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New road commissioner faces many challenges

PHILLIPS — As the town’s new road commissioner, Jack Moultrie of Chesterville is faced with the challenge of balancing the need to maintain and repair the town’s roads with what the taxpayers can afford to pay.  More...

BJ Bangs wins Cat Writers Communication award

BJ Bangs, Irregular writer and photographer, won a certificate in excellence from the International Cat Writers Association Annual Communication Contest for her series: “Problems Arising from Cat and Dog Overpopulation” that was published More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sultans of String to play Maine - Free Access

UNITY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present The Sultans of String at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, Nov. 12 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Nov. 13th. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Johnna Haskell exhibits at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Johnna Haskell, noted wildlife photographer, educator, author and paraglider, is SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month for November.  An Open House Reception will be held Friday, Nov. More...

Artwalk this Friday

KINGFIELD — Friday, Nov. 4, Kingfield welcomes the second Winter First Friday Artwalk for the 2011-12 season. The public is encouraged to join the tour of the galleries, museums and artists’ studios in the center village.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katherine Mary Ferris Winter

KINGFIELD — Katherine Mary Ferris Winter, 82, of Kingfield passed away Oct. 28, 2011.  More...

Community & Local News

Scoop Dunham scooped - Free Access

KINGFIELD — While Laura Dunham was very pleased to have a going away party at Nostalgia Tavern last Thursday, she couldn’t believe that she had no inkling it was going to happen. More...

ATV access expanded to residents only on Bray Hill

PHILLIPS — After a heated discussion, the Phillips Board of Selectmen gave permission for residents only to use Bray Hill Road as an All Terrain Vehicle Access Road.  More...

Hair salon opens in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips has a new business, Persnickity Snips. The hair salon on Main Street is the enterprise of Cheralynn Rowe and has been open since early October.  More...

News from our Schools

What’s the word today?

Carrabassett Valley Academy

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Mondays for the past 10 years, a Kingfield man has been coming up with the “Maine Word or Term of the Day” for students at the Carrabassett Valley Academy.  More...

Halloween Surprise

Members of Mrs. Judy Frederic’s (far right) kindergarten class each received a Halloween bag made by members of Stichers in the Snow. More...

Gypsies and Witches step out for a spell

Emma Berube and Zoë Bendy had a great time at the Stratton School Halloween Dance last Friday at the Community Center. More...

Eustis water rate increase proposed

EUSTIS — Eustis residents will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed overall 36.54 percent increase in water rates, the first rate hike in over 10 years, at a public hearing 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the town office.  More...

Early-season snow teases snow sports enthusiasts

WESTERN MAINE — Snow fever is in the air as northern Franklin County saw it’s first measurable snowstorm Saturday night, with anything from two to eight inches blanketing the area, enough to bring out town plow crews to keep the main road More...

Spooky firewood

The Browns of Carrabassett Valley noticed the “jack-olantern” faces right before they started splitting the wood last weekend. (Kia Brown photo) More...

Op-Ed

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Food for thought concerning the Nov. 8 ballot

On Election Day voters will have four statewide issues to vote on. More...

‘Smart meter’ presentation planned

KINGFIELD — “Smart Meters: A Closer Look,” will be presented by the Smart Meter Safety Coalition Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Webster Hall. More...

Letters

Thanks for the help

The Kingfield Revitalization Committee has put away the flags for the winter.  The majority of these flags have been given in memory or honor of a loved one. More...

Salem food pantry needs your help for the holidays

The United Methodist Economic Ministry Food Bank located in Salem has provided holiday baskets for families in need in the Franklin County area for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas for years.  This year, unless additional funds are raised now, More...

What it means to be part of a community

Today is a special day. More...

Sports & Outdoors

WMYSA Playoffs • Championship Games

First place team Mexico (Division 1) consists of (front row, left to right) Damien Blanchard, Denis Bolduc, Evan Allen, Christy Emery, Emma Kearing, (back row) Coach Allie Lopez, Kalista Staier, Luke More...

Local youth soccer tournament held

SALEM — The Western Mountain Youth Soccer fall rec session completed Monday, Oct. 24 with championship games and awards presented at Mt. Abram High School.  The Division I (Grades 4-6) championship game was between teams Mexico and USA. More...

Free basketball clinic offered

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department is offering a free basketball skills clinic for Kingfield children in grades two through four. The clinic will be held at Kingfield Elementary School and run 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING -- 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Election Day is Tuesday  I need to hear its bark before I vote!  —Mauno Kankainen, Kingfield woodsman  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Savannah Marie GriffithsBorn: Oct. More...