July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

RSU 58 district restructuring; staff shifts discussed

SALEM — New school board members were welcomed at the first RSU 58 board meeting of the fiscal year. Beth Luce, of Kingfield, was sworn in. More...

Liquor license approved for Doors Bistro

KINGFIELD — While holding a public hearing in Kingfield July 8 to discuss a new liquor license for The Doors Bistro, owned by Chris Maturi, there was some public debate as to whether the meeting was being conducted prematurely.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Paul McKenna Band coming to Rangeley, Skye - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will present the Paul McKenna Band at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Monday, July 22 with the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Other locations include, St. More...

‘Birds of Maine’ exhibit continues

Father Paul Plante speaks about his work in the exhibition “Birds of Maine.” Hundreds of people crowded into the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc June 16 to view the More...

A Blues Hall & Juke Joint at the library

PHILLIPS — They’re called The Swinging Blue Matadors and they’re four guys with a professional musical portfolio that will blow you away. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fran (Reed) Patterson

Celebration of Life

We would like to invite those of you who knew and loved Fran (Reed) Patterson to join us in remembering her and celebrating her life. Please come Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. to 5 Grant Cove Road, Stratton to share your memories. More...

Catherine M. Kiedrowski

1966-2013 — Dearly loved by all, she was a great baker and gardener

SKOWHEGAN — Catherine Mary Kiedrowski of Skowhegan passed away after a courageous battle with cancer over the past year. She was born in Badhomburg, Germany Nov. 4, 1966 to Rosemary Montague and Steven Kiedrowski. More...

James H. Sanders

1944-2013 — He enjoyed motorcycles, movies, prophecy and studying about wolf hybrids

KINGFIELD — James Hansford Sanders, 69, died July 14, 2013 at his home in Kingfield with his loving family by his side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Nearly 200 cyclists challenge the backcountry - Free Access

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This past weekend, close to two hundred mountain bike racers gathered at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center to participate in the third annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge. More...

Kids show off biking skills

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following a full day of adult racing Saturday, last Sunday was the kids’ turn at showing off their cross country bike skills. More...

Wednesday Locals Golf League at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thirty brave — some say crazy— golfers played in the rain during Wednesday’s Locals Golf League at Sugarloaf last week.  The results are as follows:  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...

Flags show support for Lac-Mégantic

Heather Moody, Kingfield selectman, and Leanna Targett, Kingfield Administrative Assistant, are shown with one of the Canadian Flags on Lords Bridge. More...

Franklin County responds to Lac-Mégantic devastation

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In the early morning hours of July 6, an unattended runaway train carrying 72 tankers of crude oil derailed causing explosions that leveled parts of Lac-Mégantic, Farmington’s sister city of about 6,000 residents. More...

Transfer station board to discuss changes

KINGFIELD — The first regularly held meeting of the new fiscal year for the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station was held July 8. John Dill was reappointed chairman of the board.  More...

What pretty eyes you have

Have you ever looked closely at a Luna moth’s beautiful face? More...

Op-Ed

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An open letter to the residents of Rangeley

We, the undersigned, feel strongly that residents should know why we felt compelled to resign from the Rangeley Lakeside Park Commission. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

2014 Sequestration cuts to be detailed   More...

Letters

Board seeks treasurer

The Mt. Abram Regional Health Center Corporation Board of Directors is in need of a treasurer. More...

Rangeley community helping Lac- Mégantic community

Firefighters from Franklin County got the call to go to Lac- Mégantic, Quebec, early Saturday, July 6. More...

Thanks for sharing our grief

Our greatest thanks to all who helped to share our grief with Philip’s passing. It was all greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much, Vivian M. Lawrence Eustis   More...

Community & Local News

Ice Cream Social on tap

NEW PORTLAND — An Ice Cream Social will be held July 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the New Portland Community Library.  The price for sundaes starts at $1.50. Strawberry shortcake, brownie sundaes and banana splits cost $5. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, July 24 at Keep’s Corner Café from 7 to 9 a.m.  Anyone who has a special dietary need is urged to call in advance so restauran More...

Healthy bodies theme of month-long camp

KINGFIELD — Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the month of July there is a special, low-cost camp focusing on healthy foods and healthy bodies. Joy York, of Healthy Community Coalition, explained that each week has a theme. More...

News from our Schools

Franklin Savings grants locals scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $33,000 college scholarships to 11 local students. The scholarships are $3,000 each. More...

Noelle Lake graduates from Plymouth State

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Noelle Lake of Stratton was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Plymouth State University at its 142nd commencement ceremony May 18.  More...

Locals on USM dean’s list

PORTLAND — The following local full-time students have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.  Rachel Fullerton and Rebecca Fullerton of Carrabassett Valley, and Haley Pierce of New V More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  —Albert Einstein  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!

Juniper Lynne Davis  Born: July 6, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz. Length: 20.5 inches   More...