May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Children being used as political pawns’

MSAD #58 Superintendent:

SALEM — “Children are being used as political pawns,” says MSAD #58 Superintendent Brenda J. Stevens. More...

Arts & Entertainment

PEI Fiddle Camp instructors play in Phillips - Free Access

Beautiful sounds

UP NEXT IN PHILLIPS... More...

Sheesham & Lotus to perform - Free Access

PORTLAND & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Canadian Old Time Troubadours “Sheesham & Lotus” at St Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, May 7 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage We More...

Mother’s Day: Mac McHale tribute planned - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Skye Theatre’s Mother’s Day Concert, a tribute to Mac McHale, will present former band-mates and guest performers at the performing arts center Sunday, May 12. Curtain is at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robin Elaine Millett

1955-2013 — She adored & loved to spend time with her children & grandchildren

FARMINGTON — Robin Elaine Millett, 57, died unexpectedly at her home in Farmington April 18, 2013.  More...

Timothy Mark Bartlett Jr.

1981-2013 — He will be sadly missed

STRATTON — Timothy Mark Bartlett Jr. died April 16, 2013 from a heart attack.  Timothy was born in Norwich, Conn. Jan. 28, 1981, at the Backus Hospital. His parents were Jeannette MacPhee of Silver Springs, Fla. More...

Timothy R. White

Graveside Services

Graveside funeral and Masonic services for Timothy R. White, who died Jan. 13, 2013 will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the North Farmington Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Farmington, with Rev. Robert Herring and Blue Mtn. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Off to a good start

Mt. Abram softball

SALEM — Off to a good start, the Mt. Abram softball team will face the cream of the crop in the Mountain Valley Conference over the next two weeks. More...

‘Wildlife Road Watch’ volunteers sought

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon seeks volunteers to survey roads in western Maine for signs of wildlife road crossings. More...

Northern Franklin County League - Free Access

Softball & Baseball

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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...

Mad in Madrid

MADRID — Mark Beauregard, of Rangeley is proposing a gravel pit in the unorganized town of Madrid. Some residents have asked for and been denied a public hearing by the Land Use Planning Commission. More...

Gravel; a needed product

MADRID — Gravel extraction has been a hot topic in Madrid the last few months. Residents of Madrid are seeking a public hearing before the Land Use Planning Commission makes a decision on whether to grant that permit or not. More...

Western Mountain Trash Can Band to play at Steel Drum Festival - Free Access

GORHAM — The 23rd Annual New England Steel Drum Festival is being held May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Your Space in Gorham. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Wildlife Road Watch volunteers sought

Road kill: a sign of wildlife vulnerability in Western Maine

By Amanda Moeser, Maine Audubon  More...

Legislative Update

Bills making their way through Legislature  More...

Letters

Thank you from the Clukey Family

Our family is still reeling from the incredible benefit held for Randy April 20. The generosity and caring from this community is beyond imaginable. It’s who we are as a community and why we all live here and we are so grateful.  More...

The community really did get together

It was called “The community gets together for Clukey” —and boy, was that an understatement.  It started out as an idea to help out some friends that had to deal with medical issues and expenses caused by a snowmobile accident, More...

Let’s clean up for Randy

Eustis, Stratton, Coplin and Carrabassett Valley communities:  The date for the annual Route 27 cleanup has been set for May 18.  Volunteers from the Eustis, Stratton and Coplin area will meet at the Cathedral Pines Campground at 8 a.m.; c More...

Community & Local News

Walk-A-Thon supports museum - Free Access

STRATTON -- The Dead River Area Historical Society will sponsor a Walk-A-Thon Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. More...

Yankee names Nestlewood an Editors’ Choice

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nestlewood Inn has been recognized as a 2013 “Editors’ Choice” winner by Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now.  More...

All-you-can eat community breakfast

KINGFIELD — A community all-you-can-eat breakfast is being offered Saturday, May 4, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Kingfield United Methodist Church on High Street.  More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

History education scholarship offered

LIVERMORE — High school seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center (Norlands) founder, Ethel “Billie” Gammon. Applications are due by May 15.  More...

Workshop for talented high school writers planned

FARMINGTON — Longfellow Mountains, a University of Maine at Farmington workshop for young writers, will return for its fourth year Sunday, July 14 through Saturday, July 20, on the UMF campus.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When it comes to staying young, a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.  —Marty Bucella  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

After spending the winter in the sunny south, Frank and Ginny Doherty of Kingfield arrived at our home here in Pennsylvania last week for a wonderful four-day visit. More...