October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Troopers beef up enforcement

During the past three months, State Troopers in Maine have cited nearly 3,000 motorists for seatbelt, distracted driving or texting violations. More...

Should Kingfield join the Main Downtown Network?

KINGFIELD — Improving the community’s economic health, building community pride, highlighting the town’s history, and creating an informational network would be among the benefits of Kingfield joining the Main Downtown Network, a pr More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine artists to show at NP library

NEW PORTLAND — The latest art show on the walls of the New Portland Community Library includes the works of three Maine artists.  Margie Austin’s colorful paintings are of people talking around the fire, fishing, camping and celebrat More...

Poetry reading planned

FARMINGTON — All are invited to a reading by poet Carolyn Gelland Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. More...

Talk on sounds offered

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present Liz Phillips’ “The Resonance of Weather” Wednesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Letters

To Kingfield wastewater customers

We are contacting you today regarding a recent problem we have been experiencing with clogged sewer pipes, and would like to please ask for your help.  The Wastewater Superintendent has noticed items such as rags, paper towels and baby wipes bei More...

Vote for Scott Nichols Sr. for Franklin County Sheriff

It is our pleasure to write a letter in support of the campaign of Scott Nichols Sr. for Sheriff of Franklin County. More...

Rangeley area voters, vote ‘Yes’ on Question 1 for RSU #78

There is a local referendum that will be placed before the voters in the Rangeley Lakes Regional School District in the voting booth in November.  Question 1 asks: “Shall the Regional School Unit 78 Board be authorized to establish a singl More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram boys head to Dirigo tonight for play-off action

The Mt. Abram boys travel to Dirigo tonight (Wednesday) for a play-off game. The game begins at 4 p.m. Mt. Abram (8-4-2) is ranked #5 in the final standings; Dirigo (9-4-1) is #4. More...

Mt. Abram Girls’ Soccer

Mt. Abram senior Jill Howard takes the ball down the field in a preliminary play-off game at Hall-Dale last Friday. Mt. More...

Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association

Play-off schedule

Saturday, Oct. 27  Division 1 Field 1 — 9 a.m. Mexico vs. Spain Field 2 — 9 a.m. Brazil vs. Canada 9:45 a.m. USA vs. winner from field 1 game 9:45 a.m. Argentina vs. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is next Wednesday  Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.  —Mason Cooley  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Italian Delights

I love Italian cooking—it always comes out More...

Earthquake was the talk of the area

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The Tuesday, Oct. 16 earthquake was the talk of the area. Some heard or felt it, others didn’t. More...

Earthquakes not unheard of in New England

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — It’s not unheard of to have earthquakes in New England, according to Mike Kistner, meteorologist with National Weather Service of Gray.  More...

New security at MTA following incident - Free Access

SALEM — Following a lockdown at Mt. Abram High School last Wednesday, for safety reasons visitors will only be allowed to enter the high school through the far right of the front entrance. More...

Kingfield ponders sewer rate hike

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen leaned towards adopting a $37.50 quarterly sewer user fee with a half cent usage fee, but held off making a final decision until later this month.  The board will hold a special meeting Monday, More...

Op-Ed

Local police organization endorses Nichols for Sheriff

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 400 has voted to endorse Scott Nichols Sr. in his campaign for Sheriff of Franklin County. More...

Questions 3 & 5

Legislative Report

Nov. 6, Election Day, you will have the opportunity to vote for four bonds that passed the legislature with a 2/3s vote. More...

Political Cartoon

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Obituaries - Free Access

Frederick B. Harnden

1916-2012 — He and his wife owned and operated the Barker Hotel on Mooselookmeguntic Lake

FARMINGTON — Frederick B. Harnden, 96, of Rangeley, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Edgewood Residential Care Facility.  More...

David James Norton

1967-2012 — His family was very important to him

KINGFIELD — David James Norton, 45, of Portland passed away unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Community & Local News

Sugarloaf to match up to $1,000 in donations

Money will go to Economic Ministry and Stratton/Eustis Food pantries for Thanksgiving meals for local families

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With recent cuts in federal funding to local charitable organizations leaving Thanksgiving programs in jeopardy, Sugarloaf is working with the community organizations to help provide Thanksgiving meals for deserving local More...

Bean supper on tap

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Post 120 of the American Legion will hold a public bean supper Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 p.m. More...

Community breakfast

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Nov. More...

News from our Schools

School was some different 100 years ago

KINGFIELD — Life and school were different 100 years ago. Last week, Kingfield Elementary second graders found out just how different.  More...

Crafters wanted for KES craft fair

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Holiday Craft Fair is seeking crafters for its annual craft fair Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Kingfield Elementary School.  Tables are $15 each. Confirmation is due by Nov. More...

Strong craft fair planned

STRONG — The Strong Elementary School will be holding a Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission is free to this eighth grade fundraiser. More...