April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Board discusses contracting out adult ed to RSU #9

SALEM — Contracting MSAD #58’s adult education program to RSU #9’s Franklin County Adult Education program would expand program offerings and better serve the communities’ needs, according to Supt. Brenda Stevens.  More...

Ounce of prevention will save lakes, local economy

RANGELEY — They say “An Ounce of Prevention Beats a Pound of Cure.” In March, the residents of Rangeley Plantation demonstrated the wisdom of this ageold saying when they voted unanimously to support RLHT’s Headwaters Lake Pro More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield First Friday Artwalk April 6 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Friday, April 6 Kingfield will host a lively First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. at 11 downtown locations. More...

Kingfield final talent show - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The winners of the past three Kingfield Has Talent shows will be squaring off against each other Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Nostalgia Tavern. More...

Student art show, crock-pot dinner slated

PHILLIPS — An Art Show and Crock-pot Cook-off will be held Saturday, April 14 in the old gym on Depot Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Graydon F. Kinney

1923-2012 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and puttering in the garage

FARMINGTON — The Biggest Red Sox fan in the State of Maine, Graydon F. More...

June F. Carlow

1916-2012 — She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, reading and crocheting

FARMINGTON — Friday, March 30, 2012, June Fay Carlow passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with her loving family by her side.  She was born on Dec. 20, 1916, the daughter of Lottie Brown and William Parlin. More...

Geraldine F. Coolong

1934-2012 — She was a strong willed, independent, selfless, determined, kind woman

PHILLIPS — Geraldine F. Coolong, 78, of Phillips, passed away March 23,2012, at Edgewood Rehab and Living Center.  Gerry was born Feb. 22, 1934 in Rangeley to R. (Rexford) Keith Murphy and Jessima Ellis. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snow softball tourney passes $400,000 mark - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tufulio’s won the 25th Annual Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament at Riverside Park last Tuesday, March 27. The tournament is an annual event that raises money for the Special Olympics Maine. More...

Jeremy Cota takes his success in stride - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — One would never know that Carrabassett Valley’s Jeremy Cota had won the allusive freestyle national championship in single moguls the previous Saturday. More...

Indoor soccer was a kick

Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association Indoor Soccer

Western Maine Youth Soccer Association had approximately 154 kids play indoor soccer at Mt. Abram this year. The indoor season was four weeks long and included kids from grades 1 through 12 from Franklin and Somerset counties. 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...

Breaking News - 4/5/2012 10:34 AM

Report of Maine EMS regarding the care provided to injured skier at SugarLoaf by NorthStar EMS on January 12, 2012 - Free Access

(Editor's note: This is the report issued by Maine Emergency Medical Services April 3, 2012.)

State of Maine Department of Public Safety Maine Emergency Medical Services 16 Edison Drive Augusta, Maine 04330 Paul R. LePage Governor John E. Morris Commissioner Jay Bradshaw Director More...

Strong asked to study seceding from school district

STRONG — A citizens’ group has asked selectmen to appoint a committee to explore the feasibility of seceding from RSU #58.  More...

Flight over the Carrabassett

A flock of pigeons wheel over the Carrabassett River in Kingfield March 29. (Chris Brinegar photo) More...

Valley makes board appointments

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Robert Luce was reappointed chair of the Carrabassett Valley Selectmen, and John Beaupre, vice chair, at the board’s March 28 meeting.  The board agreed to try to find additional members for the budget committee More...

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The Kids-Safe Products act

Legislative Report

In April 2008, the 123rd legislature passed LD 2048, An Act to Protect Children’s Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children’s Products (better known as the Kids-Safe Products act).  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the one, single food that you would never give up?

Mary Sylvester, Farmington: "Fiddleheads." More...

Letters

Special thanks to all

On Friday, March 16, I (Jim) went off the road in Wyman Twp. on black ice. More...

Thank you for helping with our outreach

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Good Shepherd Thrift Shoppe wish to thank all who have made donations and volunteered the time, energy and expertise required to continue this outreach in our community.  We appreciate and accept a More...

A personal thank you…

To those who were able to attend the outstanding fundraiser for the family and friends of MSAD #58’s school music programs —thank you. To those who were unable to attend —I am sorry. More...

Community & Local News

Business association meeting set

PHILLIPS — Those with a continuing interest in forming an area business association will meet at the Phillips Town Office at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.  More...

Zumba classes offered

EMBDEN — Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, recently announced that it’s holding Zumba classes with Allison Marcoux twice a week. The classes will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. and will cost $4 per class. More...

Top of the Hill Grill markets sauces

NEW SHARON — When Lorna Nichols decided to open Top of the Hill Grill & BBQ in New Sharon last summer, she never expected it would evolve into three different businesses —all with the common theme: “We Believe In Making Life Tas More...

News from our Schools

New members inducted into NHS

SALEM — Recently, The Mt. Abram High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual candlelight induction ceremony in the cafeteria. More...

Giant traveling map coming to Strong school

STRONG — April 5, students at Strong Elementary School will soon be exploring South America in a big way —with one of the world’s largest maps of the continent.  More...

Literacy Night planned

STRONG — Strong Elementary School will host a Literacy Night Thursday, April 5.  Among the activities will be a book fair in the library, a book signing by local author Karen Calloway of Avon, and literacy-based events in each of the eleme More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Easter is Sunday  Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.  —Clarence W. Hall  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Easter Eggs

A lot can be said for the egg: More...