May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber ‘Welcome Guide’ available

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the release of the 2013-14 Welcome Guide.  The guide is an annual publication that aims to help bolster tourism, assist persons who are relocating and supply the local More...

Three run for two selectmen seats

Kingfield

KINGFIELD — There are three individuals running for two three-year terms on the board of selectmen with voting taking place at the Kingfield town meeting June 15. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Buddy MacDonald on tour - Free Access

PORTLAND & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present Buddy MacDonald with Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen at St. More...

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection comes ot Stratton - Free Access

  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...

Pianist Andy Kahn in concert July 17

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who has performed at Orgonon’s Evening of Music series since 2004, returns for his annual solo piano concert to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terri A. Archer

1959-2013 — She was a devoted mother and grandmother

FARMINGTON — Terri A. Archer, 54, of Farmington, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, at her home in Farmington, of natural causes.  More...

Ellen J. Webber

1937-2013 — She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

CHESTERVILLE — Ellen J. Webber, 75, of Chesterville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  She was born in Littleton, N.H. in 1937, the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Williams. She attended schools in Phillips. More...

Roger “Rip” & Muriel Rabadeau

Memorial Service

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Flagstaff Memorial Cemetery Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. for Roger “Rip” and Muriel Rabadeau, who died Jan. 9, 2013 and March 22, 2013, respectively. More...

Sports & Outdoors

TrailFest comes to region

Trail project to connect Narrow Gauge rail trail and the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center to the Stratton Brook Hut

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Region New England Mount Bike Association is teaming up with Maine Huts & Trails to present the first-ever NEMBA TrailFest for the region. More...

Lady Runners at number seven spot

Mt. Abram Softball

SALEM — It has been a difficult season to get a good read on where the Mt. Abram softball team can finish once the Western Maine Class C tournament begins. More...

Endurance racing coming to Carrabassett

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the second straight year, Untamed New England will return to the Sugarloaf area for adventure racing. The race is an endurance race covering the mountainous terrain of the area in 24 hours. 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

You can judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.  —James D. Miles  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!

Amelia Kathleen White Born: May 7, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 9 lbs 5 oz. Length: 20 ¼ inches   More...

CV special meeting; 15 minutes to approve articles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A special town meeting was held May 22 at the Carrabassett Town Office. Approximately 20 residents voted in 16 articles in 15 minutes.  John Dill was elected moderator for the two part meeting. More...

Dog, cemetery ordinances reviewed at public hearing

KINGFIELD — Proposed dog control and cemetery ordinances were discussed during a public hearing May 20. More...

Vocational skills taught, orders being taken for sheds

SALEM — Tom McLaughlin’s Mt. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Maine unemployment rate drops   More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Repeal of military widows tax bill introduced in Senate More...

Letters

Bullying needs to be addressed

Kudos to the teacher who informed the mother that her daughter was a bully. More...

Flag is a beautiful sight

I am interested in the person or persons responsible for the U.S. flag hanging over the Carrabassett River near the picnic area.  I have been admiring it for many years. More...

You help keep this beautiful area beautiful

We may not have had the numbers we’ve had in the past but we did have the most ambitious and enthusiastic cleaning crew to take on the 20+ miles of road cleanup for the Eustis, Stratton, Coplin and Wyman areas.  More...

Community & Local News

Plant sale at Kingfield Historical Society

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Historical Society will be hosting a spring plant sale Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Rangeley phone book—new book, old price

RANGELEY — The 2013 Rangeley Region Telephone Directory is almost here. More...

At the Chain of Ponds Scenic Turn-out

recently, Richard Fotter of FABA, Franklin County Commissioner Clyde Barker, Dina Jackson of the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments and Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council, an More...

News from our Schools

Spring Fest!

The very popular SpringFest was held at the Kingfield School on Friday, May 17. The festive event features games, balloon sculptures, face painting, portrait drawing, a bounce house, as well as a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and food concessions. More...

Hands-on experience

Students Shaine White (foreground) and Troy Palmatier work with teacher Tom McLaughlin on the current shed project in the Carpentry and Building Construction class at Mt. Abram. See story on page 1. More...

Corson receives scholarship

FAIRFIELD — Plum Creek recently announced it has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Mt. Abram Regional High School student Holland Corson.  More...