May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

School budget goes before public May 17

PHILLIPS — The MSAD #58 School Board validated the proposed $9.1 million 2012-2013 budget which will now go to a public hearing at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at Mt. Abram High School, and if approved, go to referendum Tuesday, May 22. More...

Route 27 Reconstruction public meeting set - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Road Reconstruction Committee will hold a public meeting Monday, May 14 to hear the public’s comments on the upcoming reconstruction of Route 27. More...

Nonprofits seek over $7,000

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum is trying to become more involved with the Kingfield Artwalk, Kingfield POPS and the community, Howard Randall, president and chair of the museum’s board told the Kingfield Budget Committee last week.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mason Strunk, Silas Rogers to perform at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts presents Mason Strunk & Friends and Silas Rogers & Friends in a split bill at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 13. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Kreativity Center update

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — KC’s Kreativity Center recently issued an update on the activities it plans for the spring and summer.  More...

CVA students to exhibit artworks

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Friday, May 11, Carrabassett Valley Academy will host its first Studio Art Show at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jacqueline M. Payne

1938-2012 — She loved watching the Red Sox, was an animal lover and enjoyed bird watching

FARMINGTON — Jacqueline M. Payne, 74, of Kingfield passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center.  More...

Joyce B. Howe

1923-2012 — She enjoyed participating in Bible studies, traveling, and visiting with her family and grandchildren

FARMINGTON — Joyce B. Howe, 88, of Kingfield, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Edgewood Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident for 11 years.  More...

Evelyn M. Ames

(1924-2012)

Graveside Services for Evelyn M. Ames, who died Feb. 3, 2012, will be held Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. Scott Planting officiating. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners defeat Wolverines

Mt. Abram, 7 — Wiscasset, 6   SALEM — Cal Dixon raced home with the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, lifting Mt. More...

NFCL Softball

Natalie Gray, of Stratton, connects with the ball in a middle school softball game against Strong last week. More...

Incredible seniors

Pictured is the 2011-2012 Champion Bowling Team, “The Starlings,” from Meadow Lanes in E. Wilton. 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...

15th Alabama Infantry comes to Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Civil War’s 15th Alabama infantry camped out in Phillips this past weekend, making the western mountain town a regular in their spring schedule, and they plan to be back to stage a full scale train robbery during August&rsq More...

Kingfield Budget Committee’s work begins

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Budget Committee began deliberations over the proposed $729,474 2012-2013 budget last week, reflecting a $13,014 increase over last year’s budget, citing members were pleased with the detailed answers to their qu More...

Rangeley Town Park public input session set - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Park Commission has scheduled a Public Input Session for May 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rangeley Regional School. More...

Nigel Chase directs the Pan Vibes steel band from George Stevens Academy

  Nigel Chase directs the Pan Vibes steel band from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill at the Pan New England Steelband Festival, Sunday at Sugarloaf. More...

Op-Ed

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The canine card

June 28, 1983—a day that will live in infamy. That is the day that Mitt Romney put his dog Seamus in a crate, secured the crate on top of his car, and drove from Boston on up to Canada. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

House subcommittee marks up defense authorization   More...

Letters

The courtesy of a response would be appreciated

In May 2011, a press conference was held to announce that a majority of Highland Plantation’s residents signed a petition opposing the grid-scale wind turbine project proposed by Highland Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Independence Wind; a Brunswick More...

The Ridge should be protected from intrusions

As property owners on Eustis Ridge, we find it most troublesome the thought of having a 150-foot tower on Eustis Ridge to be erected under the pretence of dropped cellular phone calls.  The beautiful views, sight seeing and historic values do no More...

In regards to communications towers on Eustis Ridge

I was born with Cerebral Palsy and have not been able to express myself verbally for several years. However, I am blessed with the ability to write.  My love for Eustis Ridge started as a child. More...

Community & Local News

FABA News  Danforth wins quilt

EUSTIS — Flagstaff Area Business Association recently announced its new members: Town of Carrabassett Valley—Anti- Gravity Complex; Targett Construction Inc.; Flagstaff Fuel; Stanley Museum; West Coast Maine Magazine.  More...

Camden National Corporation named to ‘Bank Honor Roll’

CAMDEN — For the second consecutive year, Camden National Corporation, the holding company for Camden National Bank and Acadia Trust N.A., has been named to the prestigious 2011 “Bank Honor Roll” of superior performers by Keefe, Bru More...

Chicken supper set

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Church will host a chicken supper Thursday, May 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield students delighted by Chewonki program

KINGFIELD — Raptors, like red-tailed hawks, can see eight times as well as humans. With eyes located on the side of their head, they have incredible peripheral vision. As carnivores, their diet consists mostly of small rodents. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its NUMBER quarter honor roll for the 20110/2012 school year.  More...

KES Springfest 2012

KINGFIELD — This year’s Springfest will be held Friday, May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mothers Day is Sunday  There’s a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there’s a hell a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect.  —Roseanne Barr   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It was back in September of last year that Howard and I traveled to Kibby Township near the Canadian Border to do a story on the 44 new wind turbines that had been erected on Kibby Mountain, Maine’s largest wind farm project.  More...