June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Exploratory school committee to meet

KINGFIELD — According to Kingfield Selectman Merv Wilson, there will be a meeting for residents interested in exploring the Kingfield school options.  “If Strong gets their third weighted vote, Kingfield will be footing half of the b More...

School board defends not budgeting for MTA study hall

SALEM — The Mt Abram Teachers Association met with the MSAD #58 school board June 11 to discuss options available for keeping a study hall monitor in the upcoming budget.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Les Hay Babies come to Skye, N. New Portland - Free Access

Award winning young Acadian Indie-pop trio to launch their first US Tour.

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Rangeley Community Chorus Concert June 26

RANGELEY — Masterpieces and music will join forces as Rangeley Community Chorus presents a June 26 concert at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd.  More...

Creative council seeks input via survey

Those taking the survey can enter to win two art prints of the ‘Dancing Trees’

KINGFIELD — The High Peaks Creative Council is offering a survey for residents and visitors of Northern Franklin County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest Albion Caldwell

1926-2013 — He lived in Stratton most of his life

STRATTON — Ernest A. Caldwell Jr., 86 of Stratton and Punta Gorda, Fla. passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.  He was the son of Olive (Donahue) and Ernest A. Caldwell, Sr., and was born in Flagstaff, Feb. 1, 1926. More...

Phyllis Jackson

1934-2013 — She will be remembered for her generosity and willingness to help

LEWISTON — Phyllis Jackson, 79, of Weld, died Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2013 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.  More...

David K. Mohlar

1942-2013 — He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force

READFIELD — David K. Mohlar, 70, passed away unexpectedly June 13, 2013 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta with his wife and family by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Untamed New England returns this weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Untamed Adventure Racing, known for world class endurance events, returns to Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley June 21 to 23 to host its two-day multi-sport adventure race combining trail running, mountain biking, orientee More...

Outdoor Adventure Camp returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It is not too late to sign up to join in the fun this summer at Outdoor Adventure Camp. The Town of Carrabassett Valley’s six-week day camp program for ages 4 to 13 years old will run from July 8 to Aug. More...

Pierce makes a two

Steve Pierce makesa2from 140 yards at the First Annual Ski Museum of Maine golf tourney at the Nonesuch River Golf Course in Scarborough Friday, June 14. (Contributed photo) 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...

Kingfield voters make clear decisions at town meeting

Selectmen Moody and Meldrum re-elected, Luce voted to MSAD #58 School Board

KINGFIELD — Voters made their choices known in landslide votes for two three-year selectmen seats and onethree year term for MSAD #58 school board during the June 15 town meeting. More...

CVA class of 2013 graduates

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy graduated its 2013 class earlier this month and gave out awards. More...

NP planning board plans public hearing

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Planning Board will hold a public hearing Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the fire station, 911 River Road.  More...

Phillips planning board schedules site visit

PHILLIPS — Phillips Code Enforcement Officer Steven Ochmanski recently announced that the Phillips Planning Board will hold a site visit Friday, June 28, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Manzer Inc. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which way does your toilet paper roll hang?

Ken Rand, Kingfield: “Definitely over. Only Rhode Island people go under, everyone else is over. A bartender told me that once.” More...

Letters

To the unnamed Samaritans

On the 27th nearing midnight this past April, just beyond the turnoff to Spring Lake on the tote road between Long Falls Dam and Eustis, they appeared.  In a blaze of light two kind Samaritans out smelting, who winched a gray Saturn —orang More...

Thanks for sponsoring me at the Tour de Cure

On Sunday, June 2, I biked for “Tour de Cure” in Virginia in memory of my husband, Thomas.  I was accompanied by my daughter-in-law, Anna Davolas MacDonald, who biked in memory of her dad, and my 8-year-old grandson, Joey, who biked More...

To whom it may concern,

Just a reminder (and to set the record straight), the Bigelows are not a range. They are mountains within a range.  Just as Mt. More...

Community & Local News

Retired educators donate to Strong school

FRANKLIN COUNTY — When educators in Franklin County retire, they do not forget their students or their colleagues or their schools. Each fall they hold an auction to raise money for grants for local teachers. More...

Phillips Old Home Days planning underway

PHILLIPS — This year Phillips Old Home Days will be held Aug. 11 thru 18. The theme for 2013 is “Duck Dynasty Phillips Style.”  More...

Bean-hole-bean suppers

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Happy Horseshoe Campground hosts bean-hole-bean suppers every Saturday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. during the summer.  More...

News from our Schools

Emma James to intern for Sen. Collins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently announced that Emma James will serve as an intern in her Washington, D.C. office this summer.  More...

Rebecca London graduates from Colby

WATERVILLE — Rebecca London was among 502 seniors who graduated from Colby College May 26, receiving bachelor of arts degrees at the bicentennialyear commencement.  More...

Abigail K. Abbott receives scholarship

RANGELEY — Abigail K. Abbott has been awarded the 2013 Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship —a $3,500 stipend that will help to pay her college tuition. She will attend Bates College and major in Liberal Arts.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The first day of summer is Friday  Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  —Henry James   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Many of the Lexington/Highland Historical Society members thought they were back in the 1800s when they met recently at the home of Wright and Connie Pinkham. More...