July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Madrid firmly denied public hearing

MADRID — Eighteen residents of Madrid and Phillips attended a Land Use Planning Commission meeting in Farmington July 17 regarding a gravel pit application in their town.  More...

Kingfield: Walk with a selectman

KINGFIELD — Selectman Heather Moody has been engaging the community through a unique effort she calls “take a walk with a selectman.” Moody is eager to build a rapport with her constituents and to show them areas of the town that ar More...

Arts & Entertainment

The DIVAS return!

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts proudly presents the sixth annual RFA Summer Diva! This year’s theme, Still the One, features #1 hits and songs from #1 albums from the last 60 years of music. More...

Ennis sisters to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Music Newfoundland will present ENNIS at Route 27 Arts Tuesday, July 30 in Stratton, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, July 31 and at Phillips Area Community Center in Ph More...

Fiddler Frank Ferrel in Farmington

Also appearing on the bill will be the Sandy River Ramblers

FARMINGTON — Frank Ferrel, considered one of the great traditional New England and Maritime fiddlers, will grace Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium with his beautiful renditions of traditional and original tunes on Saturday, July 27.  More...

Letters

Thank you to a wonderful, caring community

I would like to send a very delayed thank-you to all of Kingfield’s residents who took the time to send a card and/or speak to me personally following the death of my father.  More...

Thanks for Kingfield Festival Days

We’d like to express our gratitude to Emily Hatfield for taking the lead to make Kingfield Festival Days happen this year.  It was refreshing to observe a young person step up to the plate and handle quite a large task. More...

Community & Local News

Fundraiser benefits Safe Voices

FARMINGTON — Robin’s Flower Pot, Garden Center and Nursery announced it will host a “Ladies’ Night Out” fundraiser Wednesday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 387 Webster Road. More...

Artisan Bread Fair set

SKOWHEGAN — The Maine Grain Alliance will present the annual Artisan Bread Fair Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds.  More...

Bean-hole bean supper slated

STRONG — The Porter Lake Association will hold its 44th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper Saturday, Aug. 3, at Strong Beach on Porter Lake from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (Forster Building in Strong in case of rain).  More...

News from our Schools

Strong Eighth grade donates books to Children’s Cancer Program

STRONG — The Strong eighth grade class, with the help of Liz Marble and Nan Reed, decided to sell books and donate them to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program in Portland.  On the way back from their class trip to Boston in June, the More...

Phillips third graders present shadow boxes

PHILLIPS — Tami Bredeau’s third grade class at Phillips Elementary School completed a study of animals. More...

Jonathan Wilbur graduates from Ithaca College

ITHACA — Jonathan Wilbur, a resident of Phillips, graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications with a major in Cinema & Photography. The degree was awarded in May 2013.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Parents Day is Sunday  The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.  —Frank A. Clark   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

When all was said and done Wednesday night at the annual New Portland Library Ice cream Social, nearly $500 was raised through the efforts of community residents.  Librarian Shelby Newell said that over 50 attended the social that featured many More...

Driving Mrs. Kingfield - Free Access

Frank Doherty had the honor of driving Jane Lane, Mrs. Kingfield 2013, at the head of the Kingfield Days grand Parade Saturday. (Amanda Bowen photo) More...

Kingfield Festival Days a success - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Earlier this year, it looked like the town’s annual Kingfield Festival Days was not going to come to fruition for 2013. That is until organizers Emily Hatfield, Danielle Mathieu and Diane Christen stepped forward in late May. More...

Area online asset map in works - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Flagstaff Area Business Association held a regularly-scheduled meeting July 15 at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Seven questions that need answering

1. How do the residents of North Franklin County want their young people to be educated?  2. How do they want their tax dollars spent?  3. Do they really care whether their taxes are used wisely or just wasted?  4. More...

Legislative Update

Legislature adjourns   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Gravlin Jr.

1935-2013 — He was an avid reader, enjoyed tying trout flies and playing cribbage

FARMINGTON — John Gravlin Jr., 77, passed away on July 13, 2013 at CMMC in Lewiston. More...

Stephen P. Smith

1941-2013 — Born in Freeman, he graduated from Phillips High School in 1960

NEWTON, Mass. — Stephen P. Smith, 71, of Waltham, Mass., died June 16, 2013 at Newton/Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. after a few hours stay.  More...

Thomas S. Wright

1956-2013 — He loved animals and was active in animal rescue

REDINGTON TWP. — Thomas S. Wright, 57, of Phillips, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Redington Twp.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Round Robin played at Mt. Abram

SALEM — Last Friday and Saturday, the Mt. More...

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day planned

OQUOSSOC — “A celebration of Maine’s sporting life,” is what members of the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association call Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. More...

CVA hires William Rivera as elite snowboard coach

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy Snowboarding recently announced hiring William Rivera as the new Elite Team coach for the 2013-2014 season. 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...