May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield residents air concerns over ‘slum and blight’label

KINGFIELD — Defining a “slum and blight area” has no impact on property values and is a way to qualify for a community development block grant. More...

Eustis cell tower debate brings forth special town meeting

EUSTIS — Over 10 people voiced their concerns about the 70-foot height of a cell tower being proposed to be erected by AT&T Mobility on Eustis Ridge at a public hearing Monday, May 21. The key concern was height.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maranacook String Band comes to area - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS will present the Maranacook String Band in a performance for the community and for grades kindergarten through eight in MSAD #58 Thursday, May 31. The band will perform at 10 a.m. More...

Narrow Gauge String Band to play Salem

SALEM — The Narrow Gauge String Band will return to the Salem Community Building Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m.  This talented group will provide an afternoon of down home country music and fun, said a spokesperson for the event.  A dona More...

Dinner to benefit Marc Trepanier

KINGFIELD — A dinner to benefit Marc Trepanier will be held Saturday, June 9 at Webster Hall at 4 p.m.  Trepanier was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer earlier this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edith F. Caton

1916-2012 — She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her grandchildren

AVON — Edith Flora Caton, 96, died on May 16, 2012 in Avon, at her son’s home where she had been cared for by her family.  More...

Elaine Valorie (Moore) Morgan

1943-2012 — She was a loving, caring, generous and selfless person

PHILLIPS — Elaine Valorie (Moore) Morgan, 69, of Phillips, died peacefully at her home on Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2012, surrounded by family, following a sudden illness.  More...

Wiekko Sillanpaa

1930-2012

A graveside service will be held for Wiekko Sillanpaa of Kingfield Friday, May 25, 2012 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield at 2 p.m.  Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services in Farmington.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Evan Graves, Meredith Freimer win Sugarloaf Marathon

Judson Cake and Cote Marie-Caro take 15K titles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Blowing away a record-breaking field of 746 runners, 30-year-old Evan Graves from Caribou won the 30th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon Sunday in two hours, 33 minutes, and six seconds. More...

Ball season winding down

Mt. Abram baseball and softball

SALEM — High school baseball and softball seasons are quickly winding down and so are Mt. Abram’s chances of earning a playoff spot in Western Maine Class C. More...

CVA alumnus, international ski coach hired by CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Michael Savage, a native Mainer and former U.S. Ski Team coach, has been named the new director of Carrabassett Valley Academy’s alpine program, Head of School Kate Webber Punderson announced recently.  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 games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

MSAD #58 budget challenged at hearing - Free Access

SALEM — Generally, a school is the backbone of a community, Eustis’s Alan Burnell told the over 130 people attending the MSAD #58 budget hearing last week. More...

Cusumano receives CMCC’s Courage to Grow Award

KINGFIELD — Surprised and overcome with emotion, Anthony Cusumano was totally shocked when he was presented Central Maine Community College’s Courage to Grow Award.  This marks the 10th year of this award.  More...

CV Special Town Meeting pretty routine

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The big news about the proposed $822,753 2012-13 school budget going before voters at a special town meeting Wednesday, March 30 happened back in March, according to Carrabassett School Board Chair Earl Morse. More...

Op-Ed

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Kingfield a ‘slum’?

“Kingfield Voters Face ‘Slum’ Designation.” The headline grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go.  I read the article and asked myself what could possibly convince the people of Kingfield to vote to designate an ar More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Report critical of VA mental health care   More...

Letters

Bill Chenard will be missed

It was with profound sadness that I recently learned of Bill Chenard’s passing. Bill was a friend and co-worker of mine for over 14 years. More...

We truly appreciate your love and support

Saturday’s memorial service for Billy Chenard at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center validated why he chose to live here. The beauty of the area and the beauty of the people who choose to live here. More...

Thanks for helping with the Natalie Wilcox Benefit

We would like to express our thanks to those who helped with the Natalie Wilcox Benefit.  More...

Community & Local News

Community breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, June 6 at Moosely Bagels, Main Street, from 7 to 9:30 a.m.  Anyone who has a special dietary need is urged to call in advance so restaurant staff More...

Kingfield Festival Days gearing up

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Festival Days will be held July 19 to 22 this year. The committee has added the Thursday date for a couple of fun events happening under the tent that evening.  More...

Local Memorial Day - Free Access

Sunday, May 27RANGELEY RANGELEY — Sunday, May 27, 1 p.m., the American Legion, Rangeley Lakes Post 120 will hold its annual parade and ceremony in Honor of Memorial Day. More...

News from our Schools

Former Kingfielders obtain Masters Degrees

Former Kingfield Residents Liana Fellis (Nichols) and Sterling Pingree graduated from Husson University May 5 in the school’s 113th Commencement Ceremony. More...

Photo

Fifth grade student Ashlyn Sorel participates in a critique during her weekly art class at the Kingfield School. More...

Carrabec students visit Augusta

State Representative Larry Dunphy (R-Embden) and students from Carrabec Community School in North Anson gather before the Speaker’s rostrum in the House Chamber Friday, May 11. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday  Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  —William Arthur Ward   More...

Old Time Rhubarb Classics

It’s time to raid the rhubarb patch. Besides <  More...