February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Selectmen look over applications

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Selectmen met Monday, Feb. 4 at Webster Hall with John Dill, Wade Browne, Heather Moody, Merv Wilson, Raymond Meldrum, LeAnna Targett and Valerie Tucker attending.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Barra MacNeils opens Skye’s ninth season - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present The Barra MacNeils at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Feb. More...

High Peaks of Western Maine photography exhibit - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Schoolhouse Gallery has installed a new exhibit of photographs featuring the High Peaks Mountains of Western Maine. More...

Spirit Family Reunion comes to the Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — One of the nation’s top up-and-coming musical acts, Spirit Family Reunion, will take the stage in the Widowmaker Lounge Feb. 23 as part of Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light Concert Series.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leroy ‘Bud’ Cook

1928-2013 — He always had a smile on his face and everyone loved him

FREEMAN — Leroy “Bud” Edgar Cook, 84, of Freeman, died Feb. 4, 2013 at home with his family by his side. More...

Lorelei Arlene Douglas Robie

1921-2013 — She had a gift for making friends and love for her family, the center of her life

GORHAM — Mrs. Lorelei Robie died in Gorham, Feb. 1, 2013. She passed peacefully from this life to the next with family at her side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MVC ski championships Day One

RUMFORD — Mt. Abram established itself as the team to beat at the Mountain Valley Conference ski championships at Black Mountain last week. The Roadrunners led both the boys’ and girls’ events after one day of competition.  More...

Guess What?!

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL GAMES have been rescheduled (no kidding) to: Thursday, Feb. 14th 5:00 p.m.

Mt. Abram High School   The first and second place girls and boys teams will play. More...

MTA Basketball Prelim Play-Offs

The #7 Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners (9-9) were scheduled to host #10 team Traip Academy (6-12) on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30.  The #11 Mt. Abram Boys (8-10) are traveling to Old Orchard Beach today, Wednesday, Feb. 13. More...

MSAD #58 School Board sets up Eustis withdrawal subcommittee

SALEM — Following a 60-minute-plus executive session to meet with legal counsel regarding the Eustis withdrawal agreement at last week’s MSAD #58 School Board meeting, the board voted to set up a subcommittee to report to the board.  More...

New festival presents top talent, promotes economic development - Free Access

Crossroads International Celtic Festival

CARTHAGE — The latest addition to western Maine’s lively music scene is the Crossroads International Celtic Festival, which will take place in towns and villages throughout Oxford and Franklin counties from Sept. 11 to 15. More...

Nemo not so busy locally

WESTERN MAINE — While Nemo pummeled parts of New England with up to three feet of snow last weekend including two and half reported at the Portland Jetport, this area saw less than a foot in most places. More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Report

COMMENTARY

It is a great honor to serve the people of Senate District 18 in the 126th Legislature. Here is an update on what is happening at the State House. State of the State More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA issues new report on suicide data   More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Dear fellow cancer fighter…Wow. Again.

We are overwhelmed with emotion at the support Team Ten received this year in the Charity Summit. We set our original goal at $5,000. We hit that. Then we decided to go for $8,000. An hour before the Summit started, WE HIT $10,000! More...

Huge crowd turns out for Mt. Blue’s Family Fun Day

I would like to thank the many people who pitched in to make our Family Fun Day such a success at Mt. Blue State Park.  More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Seniors enjoy a hearty meal

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Senior Citizens had a large variety of hot dishes at its February meeting where 18 enjoyed the delicious food. The meeting was opened with the Lord’s Prayer and the pledge to the flag.  More...

Wellness Day at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Get Well at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.  More...

Cabin Fever Reliever at Norlands

LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is open Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Cabin Fever Reliever. More...

News from our Schools

Strong student top regional speller

STRONG — Sixteen contestants from Franklin County competed for regional honors and a crack at the state, and possibly, even the national annual Spelling Bee.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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

Valentines Day is Thursday  Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.  —St. Augustine  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Preston Thomas Blake  Born: Aug. 6, 2012 Gender: Male Weight: 6 lbs 14 ½ oz. Length: 21inches  Parents: Luke & Danielle Blake, Perkinsville, Vt.   More...