December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

LURC needs to adapt to meet changing UT needs

In 40 years, LURC has gone from permitting seasonal camps and sporting camps to reviewing industrial wind, water withdrawal and concept plans for huge developments.   More...

MDEP ‘lapse’ dilutes Flagstaff Lake control

The end result is that regulation over Flagstaff Lake’s hydropower operations moves from the State to the Feds

EUSTIS — Fifteen years of work by conservation groups and Maine agencies to require the owner of the Flagstaff Lake Hydropower Storage Project to meet stricter water quality standards was flushed downstream last month.  Maine relinquished More...

Arts & Entertainment

Leah Tysse will perform in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Leah Tysse will be performing at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Monday, Dec. More...

‘Man Day’ planned

SKOWHEGAN — River Roads Artisans Gallery invites the public to its first annual “Man Day” event, Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free gift wrapping, snacks and beverages. More...

Christmas food sale set

RANGELEY — There will be a Christmas food sale Friday, Dec. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. More...

Community & Local News

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Saturday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive.  More...

Webster library holiday hours

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library recently announced its holiday hours. The library will be closed both Saturdays, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  For more information, call the library at 265-2052.   More...

Community Breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Dec. More...

News from our Schools

NHS spearheads effort to help homeless

SALEM — With several phone calls a week seeking shelter in a county of only 30,000 residents, Franklin County definitely has a homeless problem.  More...

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2011/2012 school year.  More...

Photo

Roxy Nastase (left to right), and Ashlyn Sorel perform at MSAD 58’s Winter Music Celebration last week. (BJ Bangs photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Advice is like snow — the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.  —Samuel Taylor Coleridge   More...

Mushroom Madness

With such a rainy fall season, there are More...

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Kingfield water tops in State - Free Access

KINGFIELD — If you think you’ve got the best, put it to the test, and that’s what Kingfield Water District did, coming out the winner of the Maine Rural Water Association’s Best Drinking Water in Maine competition. More...

Kingfield Selectmen:

Landowners should contribute to road repairs

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s board of selectmen want property owners to contribute at least part of the town’s share of repairing flood damage to Rapid River Stream Road from Tropical Storm Irene.  More...

Recreational bridge officially open

The recreational bridge ribbon cutting celebrates years of hard work trying to connect the trail networks on both sides of the river More...

Op-Ed

World Feline Conference

I wish you a wicked-good, merry Maine Coon Christmas and a catnip-filled 2012. Similar tabby greetings are extended to you from my brother and coauthor, the Amazing Leoparini.  More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Senate passes Defense Authorization bill   The Senate spent most of the week debating floor amendments to the Senate version of the FY 2012 Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) before passing the bill last Thursday night. More...

Letters

Valley Seniors’ program restarts in January

The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is pleased to announce a reconvening of our Valley Seniors program.  More...

Thank you Gifts of Love

I would like to thank the Gifts of Love for the basket of food that was given to me last week. It was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated.  Thank you,  Dave “Uncle Dave” Labelle Kingfield   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunner Basketball

Mt. Abram junior Staci Plog throws the ball inbounds at a JV game against the Carrabec Cobras last Friday, Dec. 9. The MTA girls won by one point in a hriller of a game, 31 - 30. More...

Going to the hoop

Mt. Abram’s Quinton Hannah, at left, drives to the hoop in a game at Carrabec on Friday, Dec. 9. The Mt. Abram team played a hard-fought game to come within 10 poinst of the Carrabec Cobras. More...

Bringing it in

Mt. Abram Junior Mikayla Luce brings the ball to the hoop in a Varsity game at Carrabec last Friday, Dec. 9. The Mt. 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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...