April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Clean sweep

Spring has sprung, and one of the annual rites of spring is sweeping the streets. Members of the Kingfield Public Works Department cleaned up the sand left from winter storms last week. More...

Local game wardens on ‘North Woods Law’ - Free Access

Familiar faces of game wardens from western Maine have appeared on Animal Planet’s North Woods Law recently, a reality show that drew to a close this past Friday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Quilt raffle benefits RFA programs

RANGELEY — The quilt “Hunter Blues” is being raffled off to benefit the Rangeley Friends of the Arts Student Lesson Program and the RFA Rangeley Lakes Regional School Graduating Senior Scholarship.  More...

Gordie MacKeeman comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Canadian Fiddle Champion, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, May 1, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, May 2, at Unit More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, May 12, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Dead River area alumni to plan reunion

STRATTON — The Alumni Association of the Dead River Area invites those interested to attend an alumni planning meeting Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m., at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street.  Anyone attending schools in St More...

Kingfield seniors to meet May 1

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Senior Citizens are reminded that the next meeting is Tuesday, May 1.  A potluck lunch will be served at noon followed by the business meeting. David Holmes will present some history of Kingfield. More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Wednesday, May 16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at Mt. Blue Middle School, 269 Middle Road.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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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

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.  —Kahlil Gibran   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

The Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. is one of the nation’s largest Christian theaters on the East Coast and in the Midwest. It seats 2,049 patrons with a 300-foot wraparound stage, with 32 cast members and live animals.  More...

Kingfield budget deliberations begin

KINGFIELD — As budget season approaches, Kingfield selectmen commended the administrative team for putting together a solid preliminary draft budget for the upcoming year, as well as having the answers to their questions.  More...

April Showers bring end to weeklong drought

Much needed April showers have brought some relief to dry conditions, ending an eight-day drought. There was absolutely no rain from April 14 to April 20.  Precipitation totals varied. More...

Flagstaff pullout, Valley bridge completion

Local DOT Projects in sight

EUSTIS — Work on the Flagstaff Pullout will begin probably by the end of May, according to Mike Pelletier, resident engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation.  Completion of the bridge project in Carrabassett Valley, initiated b More...

Route 16 to be resurfaced

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Transportation will be resurfacing 7.3 miles of Route 16 from the intersection of routes 16 and 27 in Kingfield to New Portland this summer. The project is scheduled to begin around June 1.  More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Military organizations seek support for vets at joint VA hearing   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best thing you ever found at the dump, or the worst thing you ever threw away?

Alena Bystrova, Toronto, Ontario: “The best thing I found at the dump was a gold ring with a diamond in it!” More...

Letters

Thank you for helping support the RH Bell Interfaith Chapel

The board of directors for the RH Bell Interfaith Chapel recently held a raffle to raise money for its general maintenance fund.  More...

Don’t sell out to Corporate America

Residents, non-residents, taxpayers, vacationers and friends who care about Eustis Ridge, we need you!  A non-resident taxpayer, owning property in Residential/Recreation Zoning is allowing a commercial business to submit an application to put u More...

Dear friends and supporters of Maine Huts & Trails

As many of you know, today (Friday, April 20) is my last day as Executive Director for Maine Huts & Trails. I want to thank you for all of your support, guidance and encouragement over these last six-plus years. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Gardner Defoe: A Legendary Maine Guide - Free Access

BREWER — Last week, the Maine Professional Guides Association held its annual meeting and dinner in Brewer. Gardner Defoe of Kingfield was the recipient of the Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award. More...

Delivering the horsehide

Southpaw Mark Gordon prepares to throw the first pitch at the Mt. Abram baseball opening game Saturday, April 21. More...

Mt. Abram softball, baseball season openers

Baseball: Mt. Abram, 4 — Madison, 6 Softball: Mt. Abram, 0 — Madison, 12   SALEM — Mt. Abram opened its baseball and softball seasons Saturday afternoon hosting Madison. More...