June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 voters to consider $9.25 million budget

SALEM — The voters of MSAD #58 will consider a $9.25 million budget for 2013- 2014 at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Mt. Abram High School Cafeteria.  More...

Kingfield, Rangeley town meetings coming up

KINGFIELD — The annual town meeting for Kingfield will be June 15 at Kingfield Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. After election of the moderator, voting will take place for empty town seats before voting on the remaining 38 articles.  More...

Subdivision, campground public hearing postponed

AUGUSTA — The Maine Land Use Planning Commission recently announced that it has postponed a hearing for Mistymoonbeam LLC in accordance with its rules. The commission has also postponed the dates of closure for the administrative record.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Acoustic Eidolon to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Acoustic Eidolon at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 16. Curtain is at 7 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. More...

Sandy River Ramblers to perform - Free Access

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Sunday, June 16, North New Portland will ring with the sounds of Bluegrass, with a distinct Maine twist, as the Sandy River Ramblers showcase their new repertoire of original songs about Maine topics at the North New Portla More...

Bluegrass comes to Kingfield - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Jerks of Grass, a high-energy bluegrass quartet from Portland, will be in concert at Ira Mountain Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. Special guest Mason Strunk of Eustis will also perform. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph Stephen Essency Sr.

1945-2013 — He loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren

FARMINGTON — Joseph Stephen Essency Sr., 67, of Farmington, passed peacefully Monday, June 3, 2013, at Sandy River Center in Farmington.  More...

Leatrice Oakes Orr

1930-2013 — She taught in elementary schools for 40 years

FARMINGTON — Leatrice Oakes Orr, 83, of Farmington, died June 3, 2013, in the comfort of her own home in Farmington where she had been lovingly cared for. More...

Elizabeth F. ‘Betty’ Rietschel

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — Elizabeth F. “Betty” Rietschel, 91, died Nov. 16, 2012 at the Coventry in Southern Pines, N.C. She was born in Phillips, the daughter of the late Truman E. Masterman and Martha Connell Masterman. More...

News from our Schools

Congratulations Mt. Abram Class of 2013!

Members of the Mt. Abram class of 2013 celebrated their graduation June 7. Fifty-four students from four district towns made up the class and over $104,000 in scholarships were given.   More...

Kingfield celebrates its eighth graders

Kingfield Elementary School eighth grade students recently celebrated the end of their years at KES. More...

CVA summer camps offered

The camps are for everyone; not just skiers and snowboarders

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy is offering three camps on its campus this summer for athletes of all sports; not just skiing and snowboarding. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Fathers Day is Sunday  A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.  —Anonymous   More...

Happy Dad’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner and More...

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MTA graduates 54 - Free Access

SALEM — Members of the Mt. Abram class of 2013 celebrated their graduation June 7. Fifty-four students from four district towns made up the class and over $104,000 in scholarships were given. More...

Kingfield pharmacy robbed; suspect caught

KINGFIELD — Western Maine Pharmacy was robbed June 3 by a woman who handed a note to a clerk stating that she had a weapon and wanted all the suboxone in stock. Suboxone is used to treat opiate or narcotic addictions.  More...

MSAD 58 budget meeting and vote approaching

SALEM — The district budget meeting for the proposed budget for MSAD #58 will be held on June 13 at 6 p.m. in the Mt Abram High School cafeteria. Budget proposals are available at town offices. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What question would you ask?

Sharon Dudley, of Phillips: “Since the world was supposed to end in 2012, is this what the end of the world is like?” More...

Legislative Update

Redistricting agreement reached   More...

Letters

Thank you from the Mile Square Cemetery

The trustees of the Mile Square Cemetery in Avon would like to thank Richard Beal, Frank Beal and Marvin Kendall for their decades of service, as trustees of the association.  In addition, Richard Beal was also the treasurer and sexton for the c More...

Thanks for keeping ‘Bridging the Gap’ going

We would like to thank Grant-Lee’s Tavern & Grill, Longfellow’s Restaurant, the Kingfield Woodsman, the Orange Cat Café, Tranten’s Market and the employees of Poland Spring for the donations made to the Bridging the Gap elderly More...

Community & Local News

Rummage sale needs recycle-ables

STRATTON — Those who are spring cleaning and/or getting organized are urged to follow the “reduce, reuse, recycle” pledge and help Stratton Elementary School at the same time.  The annual Rummage Sale, scheduled for June 29 9 a More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Thursday, June 20 at Moosely Bagels from 7 to 9 a.m.  Anyone who has a special dietary need is urged to call in advance so restaurant staff can More...

Beginner yoga offered

KINGFIELD — An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga will be offered at Peak Performance with three time options: Sunday, June 23, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, June 26, 7 and 8:30 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram baseball/softball wrap up

SALEM — Although, Mt. Abram’s softball and baseball teams made the playoffs, the Roadrunners struggled this season while trying to keep pace with the top teams in the Mountain Valley Conference.  More...

Brad Larson local competitor in adventure race

Irregular Staff Writer  CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Brad Larson is looking forward to participating in the Sugarloaf Solo on June 22. More...

Lance Corp. Scott Paul tourney returns

STRONG — The 20th annual Lance Corporal Scott Paul Softball Tourney will be held at the Legion Field in Strong Saturday, June 15 beginning at 8 a.m. not June 22 as was reported last week.  The one-pitch competition costs $125 per team. 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...