September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Withdrawal from district goes to referendum

EUSTIS — Eustis’ vote on whether or not to withdraw from MSAD #58 must go to referendum, not a special town meeting, and that referendum will be voted upon by Eustis voters at the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election.  More...

Mark Thibodeau named Facility Manager

ALBANY, N.Y. — ReEnergy Holdings LLC, an Albany, N.Y.- based renewable energy company, has appointed Mark Thibodeau of West Enfield, the facility manager of the company’s Stratton biomassto energy facility.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sultans of String to play the Herbert, other venues - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts partnering with the Kingfield POPS will present the Sultans of String at the Herbert Hotel in Kingfield Sunday, Sept. 30; at Unity Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Tuesday, Oct. More...

First Friday Artwalk coming up

Pictured is a painting by Hayden Luce, one of the students who will be participating in the Kingfield Recreation Department’s “Sidewalk Chalk Event” at this season’s first Fir More...

Wilton poet to give reading

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Public Library invites the public to a night of poetry with Wilton poet Carolyn Gelland Frost Tuesday, Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herman H. Clark

1951-2012 — He was a one of a kind man and a people person

NEW VINEYARD — Herman H. Clark, 61, of New Vineyard, passed away Sept. 19, 2012 peacefully in his home after a long battle with cancer.  Herman was born in Farmington on April 14, 1951 to the late Erland and Lillian (Vining) Clark. More...

Fred A. Collins

1927-2012 — He enjoyed fly fishing, playing cribbage, collecting coins, cars and photography

BRUNSWICK — Fred Alonzo Collins, 84, of Bath died Sept. 16, 2012 at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Potter’s Park dedicated on Homecoming Weekend - Free Access

  Saturday was a special day at Mt. Abram High School as the soccer and track fields were dedicated to former coach and educator Arthur Potter (center with plaque). Potter coached and taught for 30 years at Mt. Abram before retiring in 1999. More...

Mt. Abram Homecoming Weekend & Soccer

"Fry Guys" Rick Norton (left to right) and Mike Fullerton and "Burger Meister" Barry London were kept busy throughout last weekend's annual Homecoming at Mt. Abram High School. More...

North Franklin County League Soccer

Phillips’ Sophie White (right) brings the ball down the field, as Stratton’s Emma Kearing (left) keeps a close eye on the action, in a game at Phillps last week. 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...

Residents irate over waterfront tax hikes

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — New Portland residents living on waterfront property swallowed a tough pill last Monday night, Sept. More...

Toothaker Pond dam is in

PHILLIPS — It’s been five years since Toothaker Pond had a nuisance algae bloom, and the pond’s association diligently continues to work to reduce phosphorous counts and make the water quality even better.  More...

Let towns along the byway have a say on new name

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Town Administrator Douglas Marble is requesting the Scenic Byway Committee to hold off naming the Route 27 Scenic Byway until the towns along the byway (Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley and Eustis) have a chance to weigh in More...

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Business computer recycling, take-back program - Free Access

Legislative Report

During a previous session, the legislatures passed a computer recycling and take-back program. This successful program, funded by the manufacturer, allows household computer owners to take back obsolete computers and screens to be recycled. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

More VGLI available for some veterans   More...

Letters

Thank you to this wonderful community

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Celebration of Life of Bill Chase: Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry pastors Pam and Earle Morse, Rev. Skip Schwarz, John Livoti. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Historical Society ceilings getting fresh coat of paint

KINGFIELD — The interior of the Kingfield Historical Society is getting a facelift. Local painter Matt Vandry will be painting the metal dining room and kitchen ceilings in addition to the tin behind the stove.  More...

New Zen group meets

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to explore the practice of Zen with Full Moon Sangha, a new practice group that meets weekly.  More...

Mooselookmeguntic Improvement Association directors meet

OQUOSSOC — President Ted Hershberg convened the annual Directors meeting of the Mooselookmeguntic Improvement Association last month. Appropriately, with its lakeside setting, Bald Mountain Camps hosted this year’s meeting.  More...

News from our Schools

Special flag raising ceremony marks 9/11 anniversary

PHILLIPS — The entire Phillips Elementary School plus several family members and friends gathered in front of the school on 9/11 to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks 11 years ago, and honor those who served and continue to serve More...

Phillips student council elections held

PHILLIPS — Student Council Elections 2012 were held recently at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

Calling all crafters

STRONG — The Strong eighth graders are planning their annual craft fair. The fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strong school at 110 North Main Street.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Native American Day is Friday  A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.  —Crazy Horse, Sioux Chief   More...

Moose Meat Casseroles

Moose season in Maine always produces some packages<  More...