October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

The ladies with the goods

Meet the new Mt. Abram Boosters club team (left to right) Sheri Lopez, Laura White, Jane Luce, Danielle London and Lisa Brackley. The Boosters run the concessions at home athletic events. More...

MSAD #58 Board informed of tech programs

STRONG — District school directors spent three hours in a meeting Oct. 11 listening to presentations and public comment. Not all items on the agenda were discussed due to time constraints including ongoing discussion of the budget for Mt. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tricky Britches comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Tricky Britches at Skye Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 23. Curtain is at 7 p.m. with a community jam session starting at 6 p.m. More...

PUMPKIN CARVING, MUSIC FEST ON TAP

STRATTON — There will be pumpkin carving and a music fest this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge located on School Street opposite the Stratton Elementary School.  More...

‘New Age’ benefit concert slated

FARMINGTON — Dan Kennedy, new age composer and pianist, will present a benefit concert at Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine at Farmington at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.  More...

Letters

Rangeley Lakes Region contributes to Lac-Mégantic

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Thanks for supporting our scholarships

The Kingfield American Legion Post #61 would like to thank the community members who contributed to our bottle drive to benefit the scholarship fund.  More...

My salute to fall

This time of year (Indian Summer) when we gather fruits of the garden that we so faithfully tended for three or four months, brings back memories of harvest time from my childhood until later years. More...

Community & Local News

Skowhegan opens 5 branches in Franklin County

SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan Savings Bank announced recently that it acquired Camden National Bank’s five Franklin County branches located in Farmington, Kingfield, Phillips, Rangeley and Stratton.  More...

Crafters needed

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School is in need of crafters for its annual craft fair, scheduled for Nov. 30.  The cost per table is $15 and spaces are still available. The deadline for registering is Nov. More...

Craft, bake sale slated

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that will be having its Annual Craft and Bake Sale Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

KES 2nd graders go back in time

Last week, Kingfield second graders visited the Kingfield Historical House to re-enact a day of school from 1890. The students made soup, biscuits and apple sauce the day before at school and enjoyed it for lunch at the Historical House.   More...

Emily Luce named to dean’s list

NEW LONDON, N.H. More...

Mt. Abram Notes

 Seniors travel to colleges in the Bangor area  Wednesday, Oct. 16 — Seniors will visit the University of Maine at Orono and either Eastern Maine Community College, Husson University or New England School of Communications. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

A Reporter’s Notebook...

A visit to Lac-Mégantic

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Québec — It was on Thursday that our dear friends Peter and Sharon Farnsworth of Stratton took us to Lac-Mégantic (thank goodness Peter could speak French).  More...

Beans, Beans & Vegetable Soup

Beans are a great way to feed a More...

BREAKING NEWS FROM TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013 -- Canadian teens jump border, caught in Kingfield - Free Access

High speed chase began in Canada

KINGFIELD -- An international incident that puts Northern Franklin County on high alert doesn’t happen too often. More...

CV talks conservation project

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen met Oct. 8 to discuss six items on the agenda. Carl “Dutch” Demshar approached the board about putting a veteran’s memorial on town grounds. More...

Firefighters; brotherhood across boarders

RANGELEY — Fire Chief Tim Pellerin welcomed firefighters who answered the call July 6. Area towns responded to a plea for help when a train carrying tanks full of crude oil crashed into the town of Lac-Mégantic and exploded. More...

Strong appoints Barker to school board

STRONG — The board of selectmen met Oct. 8 in front of a full room of residents. After saying the Pledge of Allegiance and recognizing the board, selectmen approved minutes from the Sept. More...

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Legislative Update

Governor declares civil emergency   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the snow will fly here in Rangeley?

Rodney Richard Jr. of Pownal: “Having grown up in Rangeley, I’d say October 15.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith Rutter

1953-2013 — She was a remarkable friend to so many people

FREEPORT — Judith Rutter of Freeport died Sept. 12, 2013 in a tragic accident while hiking with friends in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. She was born June 7, 1953 in Andover, Mass. More...

Charles Frederic Marston

1925-2013 — He was on the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol for over 35 years

SCARBOROUGH — Charles F. (Charlie) Marston died peacefully Oct. 11, 2013 at his home in Scarborough surrounded by his family. He was born in Bangor May 14, 1925, the son of Fred A. and Kathleen B. (Kelleher) Marston. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram poised for post-season play

SALEM – The Mt. More...

Strong takes NFCL championship - Free Access

SALEM — The Strong girls dominated in the Northern Franklin County League Championship game Oct. 12. The ladies scored two goals in the first half and one in the second. More...

Homecoming Weekend at Mt. Abram - Free Access

   Ian James brings on the school spirit where ever he goes.   Marc Edwards helps out as a ball boy at the MTA girls game. 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...