December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Giving Tree of Rangeley celebrates 25 years

RANGELEY — The 25th Annual Lighting of the Rangeley Giving Tree was a wonderful success. Approximately 120 people attended the Saturday, Nov. 24, ceremony. More...

Clerk position now appointed

Strong

STRONG — The majority of voters at a special town meeting Tuesday night agreed to change the town clerk’s job from an elected to an appointed position.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Alice Yates to show at library

Kingfield First Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — Local artist, Alice Yates will show her work at the Webster Free Library Friday, Dec. More...

Stadler gallery hosts numerous artists

Kingfield First Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Fine Art Gallery will again participate in Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk Friday, Dec. 7.  More...

‘Noel Lounge’ coming to Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in conjunction with the 2014 World Acadian Congress will present Lina Boudreau and her highly successful “Noel Lounge,” an Acadian influenced Christmas concert, at Skye Theatre Pe More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Merton Wallace Meldrum

1941-2012 — He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War

COVENTRY, Conn. — Merton Wallace Meldrum, 71, of Coventry, Conn., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.  He was born to the late Wallace and Lora Meldrum, Aug. 6, 1941, in Kingfield. More...

Community & Local News

Spay-neuter clinic set

KINGFIELD — There will be a spay-neuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

College planning

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment.  MEOC–101-–Essentials Of College Planning will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Rabies clinic planned

STRONG — There will be a rabies clinic at the Strong Fire Station Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $12. Microchips are also available for $25. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Animal Shelter.   More...

News from our Schools

Students get hands-on experience

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Can’t see the forest for the trees? Get out of the philosophy class and sit in on one of Barry London’s Outdoor Management hands-on sessions.  On the Mt. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2012/2013 school year.  More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Pearl Harbor Day is Friday  Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.  --Michael Bay   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

That it sure is a small world was emphasized when Howard Dunham recently attended an American Legion supper in Loretto, Penn. and a fellow Legion member sat down to eat with him. More...

FBM files lawsuit over wind project permits

PORTLAND — Friends of the Boundary Mountains filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in U.S. More...

Kingfield defends Best Tasting Water title - Free Access

By BJ Bangs Irregular Staff Writer KINGFIELD — Kingfield Water Superintendent Alan Stewart is looking forward to defending the Best Tasting Water title Thursday. “It’s no secret we have good water here,” he said. More...

Proposed pickup could create many efficiencies

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Board of Selectmen agreed to move ahead with the purchase of a new one-ton truck for the fire department and have an article asking voters to approve the $40,000 purchase go before the budget committee More...

Selectmen’s seat to be filled

Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips will hold a special town meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Phillips Area Community Center (Old Gym) to elect a selectman to fill the term vacated by Lynn White’s recent resignation.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How much snow do you think Rangeley will get by Christmas?

Marty Velishka, Rangeley: "18 inches or more." More...

Letters

With sincere appreciation

What sad news on Saturday morning when my friend Rick called to tell me that all the lights on the Giving Tree had been cut overnight. More...

Thank you for the excellent care

I have recently been a patient for several days at Franklin Memorial Hospital and would like to publicly thank all of the personnel responsible for the good care I received which ultimately allowed me to return home.  More...

Thanks for helping with the Thanksgiving dinner

For the 10th year the Augusta Valley Scottish Rite Masons furnished a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to the people in the Franklin County area.  The sponsors wish to thank all volunteers, businesses and individuals who donated, cooked and worke More...

Sports & Outdoors

‘Blessing of the Skis and Boards’ returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to bring their skis and boards to the Jean Luce Timing Building at the base of Comp Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Peak to Peak Challenge highlights 17 Maine ski areas

PORTLAND — The mission of the Ski Maine Association is to promote Maine ski areas which operate in every corner of the State. More...

Making snow while the temps are low

Saddleback Mountain fired up its snow guns last week in preparation for its Dec. 15 opening. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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...