October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 27 Scenic Byway gets a new name:

Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It is official. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Full plate of activities at Artwalk - Free Access

KINGFIELD — This Friday, Nov. 2, the galleries, museums, shops, organizations and artist’s studios in the Village of Kingfield will welcome the public from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Webster library shows artist Whitney Gill

KINGFIELD — Local artist, Whitney Gill, will be showing her work at the Webster Free Library Nov. More...

Don Waterhouse Sugarwood’s Featured Artist

FARMINGTON — An Open House Reception to welcome Don Waterhouse and his photographs will be held at SugarWood Gallery at 248 Broadway, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The public is invited. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilma G. Bartlett

1914-2012 — She was an avid embroiderer, loved arts and crafts, and cooking

CASCO — Wilma G. Bartlett, 98, of Casco, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at her home.  She was born in Strong, June 7, 1914, the daughter of Clyde E. and Elsie A. (Pinkham) Durrell. She was educated in the schools of Strong. More...

Glenn Foster Brackley

1928-2012 — He was well-known for his affability, humor and storytelling

AUBURN — Glenn Foster Brackley, 84, died Oct. 9, 2012, in Auburn, after a brief illness.  He was born June 11, 1928, in Strong, the son of Glendon and Natalie Luce Brackley. More...

Patricia L. Dionisio

1942-2012 — She enjoyed the special times with her granddaughters

NEW GLOUCESTER — Patricia Louise Dionisio passed away unexpectedly at her home in New Gloucester Oct. 22, 2012. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Eye on the ball

Calum Dixon waits for a ball to come his way in the opening half of a Western Maine Quarter Final match up last Wednesday between Dirigo and Mt. Abram. More...

Ten-year-old gets moose

Caleb Haines of Avon poses with the 638-pound moose he found and shot in Barnjum the first day of moose season. Haines was sub-permitee on his grandfather’s permit. More...

Tyson bags a deer

Ten-year-old Tyson Hill of Strong poses with the seven-point, 145-pound deer he shot in Farmington Falls on Youth Hunting Day Oct. 20. Hill is the son of Amy and Jason Hill. 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...

Eustis cell tower public hearing heated, moratorium extended

EUSTIS — Eustis’ moratorium on cell towers will continue till the end of the year, and beyond if needed, until the planning board can draft a cell tower ordinance that is acceptable to the town. More...

How wet are you?

Local stores were as busy as before a snow storm. And the talk was all about Frankenstorm. More...

All eyes on national, state and local Nov. 6 elections

NO. FRANKLIN COUNTY — While the presidential election and county sheriff face-off dominate the contests on the Tuesday, Nov. 6 local ballots, Eustis voters will decide whether or not to approve a petition to withdraw from MSAD #58.  More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Happy Navy Birthday!  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Winona Davenport, Phillips: "A Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar." More...

Letters

Thanks for your help with the Sharon Carter benefit

We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to help support the benefit for Sharon Carter that was held Oct. 20:  More...

Rats Charity Auction was a great success

Raising over $2,700 to benefit our charities, our evening started out with the awards banquet with some new players: defensive lineman Chris Lorenzo, offensive lineman Donnie Beedy.  Awards went to: Donnie Beedy, Most Valuable Player; Craig Heat More...

Fire Chief Rusty Fearon will be missed

We would like to thank Malcolm “Rusty” Fearon for his many years of service to our town as Fire Chief.  His professionalism, compassion, positive attitude and “get-it-done” job ethic have been exemplary.  He will be More...

Community & Local News

Snack break

A red squirrel nibbles on a snack at Smalls’ Falls recently. Lots of nutritious snacks must be what keep those little red critters so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. (Paula Roy Kane photo) More...

Karaoke for all ages offered

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that karaoke for all ages will be held, Friday, Nov. More...

Craft fair in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

The ‘Walking Bus’

Pictured in the “Walking Bus” are (left to right) Gabriella Mammana-Lupo, Cassidy Strunk, Austin LaPlante, Brenna Farnsworth, Justice Whiting, Reed Stevens and Emma Berube. More...

Mix-It-Up soccer played

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Student Council sponsored a Mix-It-Up Soccer Spirit event recently in celebration of the end of the 2012 soccer season.  Six teams (Courage, Kindness, Unity, Respect, Hope and Friendship) composed of a mix of fifth, More...

Author Donn Fendler visits Stratton school

STRATTON — Author Donn Fendler, came to speak to the students of the Stratton Elementary School Friday, Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday  Nothing lasts forever —not even your troubles.  —Arnold H Glasgow  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Happy Halloween!

I hope you are enjoying the spookiest day More...