November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Donovan Gaston (right) of Kingfield casts her vote with ballot clerk Sue Tranten during the Nov. 6 election at Webster Hall in Kingfield. (Tracy Bessey photo) More...

Nichols faces many challenges as new county sheriff

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Newly elected Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols will begin transitioning into his new position in December.  He will be meeting with Sheriff Dennis Pike the second week of December. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandy River Ramblers comes to Phillips - Free Access

PHILLIPS — Friday, Nov. 16, the Sandy River Ramblers will bring its uniquely Maine Bluegrass show to the Old Gym on Depot Street. More...

Susan Conley to give reading

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program recently announced that Maine author Susan Conley is the next writer in the 2012-13 Visiting Writers Series. More...

Katahdin Valley Boys come to Farmington

FARMINGTON — Bluegrass fans in the Farmington area will have plenty to be thankful for Saturday, Nov. 24 —two days after Thanksgiving— when The Katahdin Valley Boys bring their polished Bluegrass act to Nordica Auditorium.  More...

Community & Local News

News from Our Service Men & Women

Hewett graduates from Basic Training   SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Airman First Class Nathan M. Hewett graduated United States Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base Aug. 31.  More...

DRAHS to hold Annual Meeting

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will take place this year Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Community Building on Main Street. Potluck dinner and a Pig-in-a-Poke Auction will follow. More...

Kingfield Senior Citizens news

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Senior Citizens meet the first Tuesday of each month at the First Baptist Church at noon.  At their most recent meeting, they enjoyed a potluck lunch and entertainment provided by Gary and Lois Hall.  More...

News from our Schools

Timely visit from Red Cross of Maine

PHILLIPS — Seventh graders at Phillips Elementary School recently welcomed special guests from the Maine Red Cross. More...

Classes for entering or reentering college provided

People can start or re-start their college education and work toward the career of their dreams at little or no cost thanks to support from the Finance Authority of Maine, through its Maine College Access Challenge Grant and in partnership with Frank More...

Carrabec High School

Responsible Decision Making conference held

NORTH ANSON — Wednesday, Oct. 31, Carrabec High School sponsored the first of a series of student conferences on Responsible Decision Making.  More...

Area voters endorse Obama, reject Question 1

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Northern Franklin County towns followed the nation and state in the Tuesday, Nov. More...

School board learns about flipping the classroom

KINGFIELD — Technology has made it possible for Mt. Abram High School’s math teacher Brian Twitchell to “flip the classroom.”  At the Thursday, Nov. More...

Rebecca London: on King’s campaign staff - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It was a surreal experience for Rebecca London to stand on stage with Gov. Angus King as he gave his acceptance speech on election night in front of 300 supporters cheering and chanting for him. More...

Op-Ed

American Education Week

Nov. 11 to 17 is American Education Week. For over 90 years the American Legion Auxiliary has supported the belief that a strong America needs a strong educational base.  American children ... the legacy of our Nation. More...

Political Cartoon

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Hopeful conservative pessimists

There’s a minority among Republicans, not much heard from during the campaign, who did not look forward to a Romney administration. More...

Letters

Please help Peter LaPlante

An account has been set up at Camden National Bank as well as containers at Fotter’s Market, Northland Cash, and Flagstaff Fuel asking for contributions to help Peter LaPlante Sr. More...

Thanks for the great food basket

I would like to thank the Gifts of Love for the basket of food that they gave to me. I greatly appreciate it.  Thank you, David LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf opens for skiing and riding

Earliest opening since 2007 made possible by offseason investment in new snowmaking technology

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – Sugarloaf, the largest ski area in the East, kicked off its 62nd season Friday morning, Nov. 9, opening a full week ahead of schedule. Friday's opening marks the earliest opening day at Sugarloaf since 2007.  More...

Division 1

(Grades 4-7)

The winning team of the Western Mountains Youth Soccer Association’s Division 1 playoff was team USA, beating Argentina 3-0. More...

Division 2

(Grades 1-3)

The winning team of the Western Mountains Youth Soccer Association’s Division 2 playoff was team Wizards, beating Revolution 3-2. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. Variety of interests, computers, occasional topics. More...

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

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.  —Dwight D. Eisenhower   More...

Turkey Sides

Want some fresh side dish ideas for Thanksgiving? More...