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Yes on plow truck, sidewalk money, road funding

PHILLIPS — While there were some cutbacks on social programs —including no-funding votes for the Red Cross, Safe Voices and Community Concepts— voters were in an approving mood at Saturday’s town meeting.  More...

Eighty-two-year-old lands upside down in the Carrabassett River

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — An 82- year-old Coplin Plantation woman was pulled from the Carrabassett River Friday, June 28 after a man running on the Narrow Gauge Trail noticed the taillights on her vehicle shining in the water.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Vishtèn to play Phillips, Stratton, Skye, Deertrees - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with the Maine Celtic Celebration will present Vishtèn at Phillips Area Community Center Tuesday, July 9, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, July 10, at Deertrees Theatre in Ha More...

Drags & Nags at Happy Horseshoe

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — The comedy show “Drags & Nags” will be held at the Happy Horseshoe Campground Saturday, July 13.  This adults-only show begins at 7 p.m.   The campground is located at 1100 Long Falls Dam Road. More...

Motor Booty Affair will be getting funky at Moose Alley July 6

RANGELEY — Motor Booty Affair will perform Saturday, July 6 at Moose Alley. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 9.  More...

Letters

Thank you Bud Dunham et al.

A big thank you to Bud Dunham and his unknown helpers for putting up and maintaining the American flags that are flying high through Kingfield.  Thank you, as well, to Bob Luce and the Gifts of Love for the donations supporting this program. More...

Petty thievery?

I was hopping mad this morning, June 26, when I went to the end of our driveway (1083 Carrabassett Drive — DEMSHAR on the mailbox) and saw that someone had taken my pretty, bright purple hanging flower basket — and American flag!  More...

Why are the old & low income always on the down-sized end?

Pickings are going to be slim this summer! Ever since the program “Farm Share” began (not sure when; I’m guessing in the mid-1990s?), I’ve signed up for it (a lot of years!).  More...

Community & Local News

News from Our Service Men & Women

Lambert, Gilbert promoted   AUGUSTA — Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell, the Adjutant General for Maine, recently announced two local promotions.  More...

Sun appears in Stratton for celebration - Free Access

Family Fun Days

STRATTON — Community yard sales, family and children’s games, a parade and car show followed by fireworks were all part of the Family Fun Days whose theme was “Ole’ Logging Days.” The celebration is an effort by the Flag More...

Pier Pole Day a wet one - Free Access

Pierre Paul was his given name. Early settlers to the Sandy River Valley called him Pierpole. Thus, the Pier Pole celebration observes Strong’s early heritage. The celebration, always on the last Friday of June, went on despite rain. 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...

World music, symphony captivate crowd at POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The 11th annual Kingfield POPS held at the Kennedy Farm June 29 brought the talent of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Sultans of String, along with a solid representation of Maine talent to the Western Mountain region. More...

Happy Independence Day

The flag that flies over the Carrabassett River just north of Ira Mountain on Rt. 27 was recently replaced. Who is in charge of this year round display of the American flag remains a mystery. More...

Single ATV accident leads to fatality

NEW PORTLAND — At about 5:47 a.m. June 25, Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Avery responded to a fatal ATV crash on the Middle Road. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Happy 115th birthday, Navy Corpsmen  It’s the 115th anniversary of the Navy Hospital Corps and we sailors and marines salute the brave men and women who provide quality care and heartfelt compassion at home, aboard ship and in the field of More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which freedom means the most to you as a citizen of this country?

Dylan Thorne, 7 of Kingfield: “The right to go to the park.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ V. Barron

1921-2013 — Her priority was always family and caring for people

FARMINGTON — Elizabeth “Betty” Violet (Fox) Barron, 91, of Farmington died at her home June 24, 2013 with her family by her side. More...

Nancy G. Edmunds

1948-2013 — She loved crafts, history and traveling

BELMONT — Nancy Grace Edmunds, 65, died June 26, 2013 at her home in Belmont. She was born Jan. 22, 1948 in Bangor, the daughter of Arthur George Edmunds Sr. and Dorothy May (Smith) Edmunds. Nancy loved crafts, history and traveling. More...

Dr. Stanley Burton, M.D.

1926-2013 — He had a family practice in Kingfield for many years

ELK, Wash. — Dr. Stanley Burton Covert M.D. “Burt” 87 years of life, a resident of Elk, Wash., near Eloika Lake, went to be with his beloved Lord and Savior Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Untamed New England results

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — An adventure race like no other was held in Carrabassett Valley June 22. More...

Backcountry Cycle Challenge returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley is hosting the third annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Saturday, July 13. Two venues are being offered for racers: a 50K option and a 100K endurance race.  More...

Sugarloaf offers off-road Segway tours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Segway might not be the first piece of equipment that comes to mind when it comes to off-road travel. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Independence Day is Thursday  Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  —Harry Emerson Fosdick  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!

Natalie Grace Robb  Born: June 18, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...