June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CV breezes through special town meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In nine minutes, Carrabassett Valley voters approved the proposed $822,763 school budget and an additional $12,000 in town appropriations at a special town meeting Wednesday, May 30. About 15 voters were present.  More...

Boston Post Cane awarded

Carol Dolan, Embden Historical Society’s Vice-President, presents Elizabeth “Betty” Miller with Embden’s Boston Post Cane as the elder resident of the town. More...

Over three inches of rain pelts area

Much of Franklin County remained under a flood watch Monday as rain continued to pelt down, and more scattered showers are forecast into Thursday.  Rangeley and Eustis recorded over three inches of rain over the past week. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Alicia McGovern to play the ‘Cat - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Alicia McGovern and Beth DeSombre will play the Orange Cat Café Friday, June 8, around 6 p.m. More...

Archie Fisher comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will host Archie Fisher, host of the popular Radio Scotland “Traveling Folk” program at The Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, June 12, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wed More...

RFA announces arts summer lineup

RANGELEY — The arts are blooming in Rangeley again this summer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank Loren Viles

1938-2012 — His creative wit, interest in people and ability to lighten spirits will be missed

BANGOR — Frank Loren Viles died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Westgate Manor in Bangor, from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease.  Frank was born May 29, 1938, and was brought up in Anson and New Vineyard, the son of Thelma Bryant Sw More...

Charlotte M. Fenwick

1916-2012

Funeral Notice   A funeral for Charlotte M. Fenwick, who died Feb. 3, 2012, will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. More...

Gladys Hobert

1922-2012

Graveside Service   A graveside service will be held for Gladys Hobert at Miles Square cemetery in Avon Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services in Farmingto More...

Sports & Outdoors

Trust awarded grant for birding trail

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Franklin County Commissioners recently awarded the Sandy River Land Trust with TIF grant funds in the amount of $6,025 to build a birding trail in western Maine this summer. More...

Gearing up

Mt. Abram's Ethan Boyd is ready to swing at a fastball against Spruce Mountain, at a recent game at Mt. Abram. The Mt. More...

Soccer camp kicks off June 25

SALEM — Two summer soccer camps will be held this year from June 25 to July 1 at Mt. Abram High School and from July 23 to 26 at the Strong Elementary School.  Classic Camp  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...

Phillips downtown plan in the works

PHILLIPS — The consensus was clear: Phillips needs to find a way to revitalize its downtown, develop incentives for businesses to have a storefront presence in the community, and promote its many attributes including the Sandy River and Sandy R More...

Lilacs looker

Carol Davis of New Sharon contemplates buying this Miss Canada lilac at the Sandy River Gardens sixth annual Lilac Festival last weekend. More...

CVA breaks ground for academic center

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy’s New Campus Campaign took a major step forward last week as the academic center’s formal groundbreaking ceremony was held in conjunction with graduation weekend.  More...

Op-Ed

Clarification on the ‘slum and blight’ designation

In response to various newspaper editorials, and local chatter regarding the proposed “Slum &  Blight” designation, the town would like to clarify as many issues as possible.  First, as noted by Karen Pease in last week&rsqu More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

 House Committee finalizes defense bill  More...

Letters

How badly does Kingfield need the money?

I have read in your May 23 issue an article (“Kingfield a ‘slum’?”) written by Karen Bessy Pease with reference to Kingfield Town Meeting.  We retired and built a home in Kingfield for a number of reasons, some being the More...

Now is the chance to make the changes we want

Kingfield’s Road Reconstruction Committee wrestled with many of the issues in Karen Pease’s commentary (Irregular May 23, 2012, Page 3, “Kingfield a ‘slum’?”) before finally endorsing the “slum and blight&rdq More...

We should take this opportunity to enhance the town

I am writing because I am a small business owner on Main Street in Kingfield. The Reinholt Gallery has been open for more than three years in Patricia Buck’s building.  More...

Community & Local News

Sen. Collins’ staff to hold office hours in Highland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. More...

Community Driving School in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Community Driving School is now accepting enrollment for summer driver’s education classes. More...

Now safer to cross the road

Kingfield’s Public Works Department was hard at work painting crosswalks on Main Street last week. The lines are painted between the two boards, to keep them straight. More...

News from our Schools

Dinner & Theatre at Stratton

The Stratton sixth graders recently hosted a play and dinner. The play, “The Big Bad”, by Alec Strum was directed by Pearl Butler. More...

Free food offered this summer

MSAD #58 — Summer is coming soon. And parents and guardians may be thinking about what their children will do for meals while school is out.  The good news is that the U.S. More...

Julia Coffin on dean’s list

FORT KENT — Dr. Rachel E. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Flag Day is Thursday  It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the man whose people have been here many generations.  —Henry Cabot Lodge.   More...

Raisin’ the Bar!

Ah, the lowly raisin. We like them in More...