July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain, rain, go away

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — A total of 9.17 inches of rain fell on the area in June according to Betty Wing, a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration weather observer in Eustis. More...

Speeding, signs, Sea Dogs discussed

Kingfield Selectmen

KINGFIELD — The first Kingfield selectmen’s meeting of the fiscal year was held July 1. Selectmen Heather Moody and Ray Meldrum were congratulated on their reelection at the annual town meeting June 15. More...

Arts & Entertainment

World Acadian Showcase Tour at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Three locations have been chosen in Maine for the promotional tour the World Acadian Showcase to call attention to the World Acadian Congress which will be held in Maine and Québec in August of 2014. More...

Old time radio program benefits logging museum

RANGELEY — Many folks feel summertime in Rangeley is the best, and the week of July 21, is an important one for the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum.  More...

Louise Dickinson Rich exhibit in Oquossoc

OQUOSSOC — Author Louise Dickinson Rich and her writings will be featured in a new exhibit in the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum through September.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellsworth M. Crocker

1933-2013 — A teacher, he was also a very talented musician

FARMINGTON — Ellsworth Merle Crocker, 79, died June 28, 2013 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington with his loving family by his side. More...

Constance M. (Shusta) ‘Connie’ Young

1941-2013 — A homemaker most of her life, she enjoyed knitting & embroidery

PLEASANT RIDGE PLANTATION — Constance M. (Shusta) “Connie” Young, 71, of Pleasant Ridge Plantation, died peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2013.  She was born Sept. 8, 1941 in Norridgewock. More...

Abbie R. Clark

1945-2013 — She enjoyed knitting, crafts and spending time with her family

FARMINGTON FALLS — Abbie (Adelaide) Ross Clark, 67, of Farmington Falls died following a long illness at her home on July 1, 2013. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge this weekend - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This weekend, the third annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge will be held at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. The event features a full weekend of mountain bike activities for the whole family. More...

Summer soccer camp wraps up

SALEM — The Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association held its annual Classic Soccer Camp June 24 to 27 at Mt. More...

Mountain bike camp offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mountain bike camps will be held at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for middle school and high school students in late July and early August.  According to organizers, students will learn and practice everything from the More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Maci Violet Tyler Born: June 6, 2013; 5:09 am Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs., 7 oz. Length: 22 inches   More...

Franklin county sends mutual aid to Canada - Free Access

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Que. — Firefighters from around Franklin County responded to a train derailment and tanker explosions that leveled sections of Lac-Mégantic this weekend. More...

Changes ahead for RSU #58

SALEM — The first 12-member reapportionment committee meeting was held July 2 at Mt. Abram. Representatives included a school board member, a selectman and a citizen at large from each of the four communities in the school unit. More...

Embden’s Boston Post Cane recipient

Thelma Berry Dunphy, 94, was presented the ceremonial Boston Post Cane from Embden as the oldest resident. The Embden Historical Society made the presentation July 7. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It is time to begin phasing out Mt. Abram HS

It is way past time we put some constructive thought into planning a positive future for our North Franklin County students, communities and taxpayers.  More...

Legislative Update

Maine unemployment drops, triggering benefit changes  More...

Letters

Thank you to ‘someone that cares’

On June 24, I received two Irving gas gift cards in the mail signed only as “someone that cares” and the note in the card said they would help me travel to Bangor EMMC to visit with my sister.  More...

Community & Local News

Poland Spring donates water to Lac- Mégantic

Robert Cerena and Jay Wyman (above in background) and (left to right), Helene, Catherine, Christine and Phillip Miller of Marston, Que. More...

Kingfield Festival Days Parade info

KINGFIELD — It’s time to get floats ready for the 2013 Kingfield Days parade. The theme is “Only In Maine…” Entrants don’t need a huge trailer... a pickup, a wagon, a bike or even walkers, are all welcome.  More...

Kingfield Festival Days Flower Arranging Contest

KINGFIELD — Once again, all ages will be able to enter flower arrangements into a friendly competition at the Herbert Grand Hotel during Kingfield Festival Days.  Flower arrangements should be delivered to the lobby of the hotel between 9 More...

News from our Schools

Poland Spring awards $5,000 in scholarships

Poland Spring awards $5,000 in scholarships  More...

Staci Plog receives scholarship

AUGUSTA — The Augusta Civic Center was host to the annual state convention of the American Legion Auxiliary recently.  Madrid Township resident Staci Plog, the 2013 winner of the National President’s Scholarship, was on hand to perso More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2012/2013 school year.  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...