May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 27 Arts to host Celtic Concert Series - Free Access

STRATTON — Celtic music is coming to Stratton this summer, thanks to a collaboration between Phill McIntyre, owner of Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, and the newly formed “Route 27 Arts” group, based in Stratton. More...

‘Cell tower’ ordinance hearing set

EUSTIS — The Town of Eustis Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the adoption of a wireless communications siting ordinance Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Celtic music comes to Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — Route 27 Arts will bring some of the top performers in the world of Celtic music to the Stratton-Eustis Community Center at 88 Main Street this summer. More...

Backyard Devils comes to Maine - Free Access

Among other venues, the group will perform in Phillips May 23

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Music New Brunswick will present the Backyard Devils at St. More...

Kingfield POPS Early Bird Ticket Sale ends Sunday, May 19 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is a month and a half away and organizers want to remind everyone that there is still time to buy tickets at discounted rates during the POPS’ annual Early-Bird Sale. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Winona V. Wilcox

1935-2013 — She loved to have company and attend family gatherings

FARMINGTON — Winona Viola Wilcox, 77, died May 5, 2013 at the Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington where she had been a patient for the past four years. More...

Loring “Dick” Witham

Graveside Services

Graveside services for Loring “Dick” Witham, of Phillips, who died April 13, 2013, will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. More...

Leroy “Bud” Cook

Graveside Services

Graveside services for Leroy “Bud” Cook, of Freeman, who died Feb. 4, 2013, will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Abram Cemetery in Salem with Rev. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners fight to hang on

Mt. Abram softball

SALEM — Three losses last week have left the Mt. Abram softball team reeling and desperately clinging to a play-off berth with less than three weeks remaining in the Mountain Valley Conference regular season.  More...

Mt. Abram Boosters to hold meeting, election

STRONG — The Mt. Abram Boosters Club’s annual meeting will be held Wednesday, May 15 at the White Elephant in Strong.  There will be an officers’ election at that time. More...

Anglers sought for brook trout survey

Volunteers will help fisheries’ conservation goals in the state

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote ponds in western and northern Maine for brook trout this coming fishing season.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday  It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  —Author unknown   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I’m sure this will be Kingfield’s loss but you can imagine what a delight it was this weekend when I received a call from my friend Pat Johnson that she and Curt after 13 years living in Kingfield are moving to you guessed it… Penn More...

Selectmen discuss sewer abatements; set public hearing

KINGFIELD — The selectman’s meeting in Kingfield May 6 had a full agenda. There were three noted sewer abatements because of the new billing system. More...

Search continues

An unidentified warden works on getting a sonar boat ready to search Rangeley Lake last week. More...

Celtic music comes to Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — Route 27 Arts will bring some of the top performers in the world of Celtic music to the Stratton-Eustis Community Center at 88 Main Street this summer. More...

Tranten’s Too robbery solved

KINGFIELD — The Tranten’s Too robbery of June 18, 2012 is solved, Franklin County Sheriff Scott R. Nichols announced Monday afternoon.  More...

Op-Ed

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Dear Carrabassett Valley voters,

May 22 at 6 p.m. a Town Meeting will be held at the Carrabassett Valley Town Office. Voters will have the opportunity to vote on the Carrabassett Valley School budget for the upcoming school year. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VSO/MSO roundtable   More...

Letters

Respect our mountain biking trails

The Town of Carrabassett along with our Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association would like to remind local mountain bikers to be respectful of the trails over the next few weeks.  More...

Community & Local News

Cleanup volunteers still needed - Free Access

The Sugarloaf Marathon is only four days away but volunteers are still needed this Saturday, May 18, to make the running route spick and span. More...

VBS returns to WMBC

NEW PORTLAND — If you have children, grandchildren or you know of any child between the ages of 4 and 11, mark your calendars now. June 24 to 27 is Vacation Bible School at the Western Mountains Baptist Church.  More...

Church summer hours announced

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Community Church recently announced its summer hours.  Sunday worship services begin at 10:30 a.m.  The Community of Christian Women meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Community House at 10 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Prom time

The 2013 Mt. Abram Prom was held Saturday with the theme, Fire and Ice. Pictured is the Class of 2013 (Dee Menear photo) More...

Sixth graders read to kindergarteners

The Kingfield sixth graders shared their personification children’s books with the kindergarten April 25 in a paired reading setting. More...

‘Spring Fling’ returns to Stratton

STRATTON — The Stratton Elementary School PTC is having its annual Spring Fling Dinner Friday, May 17.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the ticket prices are $8 per person, $5 per student and all children under the age of 5 eat for free. 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...