August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Transfer station fee schedule changing

KINGFIELD/NEW PORTLAND — In an effort to move toward being a self-sufficient entity, board members for the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station accepted a motion to charge for oversized bulky waste beginning Oct. 1. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Samantha Robishaud comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Music New Brunswick will present Samantha Robishaud at Mahoosuc Arts in Bethel Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

Journey Home will be in concert

EAST WILTON — Journey Home will be in concert at the East Wilton Union Church at 1306 Main Street, at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 as part of the “Concerts on the Lawn” series.  Journey Home is a gospel music singing group from Wilton. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James L. Snell

1943-2013 — He enjoyed spending time with his family

FARMINGTON — James Lloyd Snell, 70, went to be with his Lord Aug. 14, 2013, peacefully asleep, at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. More...

Marion E. Wing

1905-2013 — She was one of the oldest living persons in Maine

PHILLIPS — One of the oldest living persons in Maine, Marion Evelyn Melrose Wing expired in her own home in Phillips Aug. 10, 2013, just one month shy of her 108th birthday. More...

Richard E. Beal

1920-2013 — He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him

AVON — Richard Edwin Beal, 93, of Avon passed away Aug. 12, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Easy access to Grand Falls Hut provided - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails recently announced the addition of a new trailhead leading to the Grand Falls Hut. More...

Disc golf is happening in the mountains

Dave McCarthy warms up at the practice area of the Carrabasskett Disc Golf Course. With donations from local sponsors, the Carrabasskett Valley Disc Golf Association is growing its course from five holes to 18. More...

Kristi Moss sinks 40-foot putt for team win at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Locals’ Golf League

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local’s Golf League Wednesday Aug. 14 proved to be one of the most exciting weeks of this summer. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Kingfield is newest Maine Downtown Community

KINGFIELD — Roxanne Eflin, senior program director of the Maine Development Foundation and director of the Maine Downtown Center, visited Kingfield Aug. More...

Beauregard in business

MADRID — The Land Use Planning Commission made a final decision on a development permit in Madrid. In a lengthy process that began in March 2013, Marc Beauregard Inc has been granted a permit to extract gravel from his land in Madrid.  More...

A dynasty of its own - Free Access

Old Home Days

PHILLIPS — This year’s annual Phillips Old Home Days, the 56th, ran from Aug. 10 to 18 and comprised numerous events and shows and sales, from a photo contest to cribbage tournament to a duck drop, Fairy House and so much more. More...

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Lac-Mégantic update from an unofficial perspective!

Thanks for the chance to share an update on what’s happening in the town of Lac-Mégantic since the train wreck early July 6 a.m. More...

First Wind of Boston trashing Maine

First Wind of Boston is now proposing for the western mountains the largest industrial wind project to date. It will stretch over 25 miles from Bingham to Parkman.  More...

Letters

It takes a village to build a festival

We would like to thank all who helped, attended, played and participated in the eighth annual Carrabassett Summer Festival Aug. More...

Thanks for making the tournament successful

The Western Maine Center for Children and Christine and David Proulx would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, hole sponsors, auction item donators, Poland Spring and Sugarloaf for their generosity and for donating their time to the golf More...

Community & Local News

Cardiovascular health, prescription drug program set

RANGELEY — The public is invited to learn about cardiovascular health and proper prescription drug disposal Thursday, Aug. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. More...

Dinner benefits Lac-Mégantic

Homestead Bakery Manager Laurie Danforth and Farmington Rotary President Tom Sawyer hope to tempt Western Mainers with a preview of what lies ahead at the Lac-Mégantic Benefit Dinner, planned for Sun More...

Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust now accepting applications

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust is accepting applications from local organizations for distribution of funds. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A goal without a plan is just a wish.  —Antoine de Saint-Exupery  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!

Meghan Leigh McGaughey Born: March 27, 2013; 12:10 a.m. Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz. Length: 19.5 inches Parents: Kerry Leigh Shaw & James Merrill  More...