October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Grades K-12 to stay in district

SALEM — MSAD #58 school board director and chair Diana Thomas opened a specially scheduled meeting with the guidelines for public forum. More...

Missing Arabian horse found with neighbor’s horses

PHILLIPS — The horse is back.  An Arabian horse missing since Oct. 8 was found Thursday morning, Oct. 17. It appeared to have jumped the fence into a neighbor’s corral with other horses, Phyllis Savage said Thursday.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Don Roy Trio to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s Don Roy Ensemble at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Oct. 30. Show start at 7 p.m. A preshow jam at Skye Theatre will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

PINES CAMPGROUND HAUNTED AGAIN - Free Access

EUSTIS — The annual Stratton PTC Haunted Hayride is all set to take place at the Cathedral Pines Campground Saturday, Oct. 26. More...

Square and round dance planned

WILTON — The Friendship Squares will host a square and round dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Cushing School.  The dance will be mainstream/mainstream plus. The caller will be Walter Lougee. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beverly Irene (Keller) Beal

1921-2013 — She was a talented flower gardener, artist and pianist

AUGUSTA — Beverly Irene (Keller) Beal, 92, a longtime resident of Rangeley, died Oct. 14, at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation with family by her side. More...

Betty M. Ferguson

1934-2013 — She loved the company of her family and friends

AUBURN — Betty M. Ferguson, 79, a lifelong resident of Rangeley, died early Monday afternoon, Oct. More...

Ruth Crockett Webster

1922-2013 — Her home was the center of many family gatherings

NEW SHARON — Ruth Crockett Webster, 91, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at her home of 53 years in New Sharon surrounded by her family.  More...

News from our Schools

Students accurately predict weather

PHILLIPS — You might have seen Phillips weather being broadcast live on WMTW Channel 8 Oct. 16. More...

Mt. Abram Notes

Early Release Day   Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Early Release Day, students dismissed at 11:30 a.m.  Quarter One Ends  Friday, Nov. 1, first quarter ends   More...

Trent Rosenberg enrolled at St. Lawrence University

CANTON, N.Y. — St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, welcomes Trent L. Rosenberg of Kingfield as a member of the class of 2017.  Some 634 first-year students from 30 U.S. 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...

Canadian teens jump border, caught in Kingfield

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

Border agent injured when stolen car rammed vehicle

COBURN GORE — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who was injured when his car was rammed by a stolen vehicle Monday night, Oct. More...

Liquor licenses approved

Rangeley Selectmen

RANGELEY — A public hearing was held before the selectmen’s meeting to hear comment and concern regarding a new liquor license. More...

What’s up with the weather?

Third grade student Hayden Durrell of the Phillips Elementary School raises his had to ask a question of Mallory Brooke. More...

Local student films J.K. Rowling short

NEW PORTLAND — Under the direction of teacher and advisor Frank Welch of New England School of Communication, there was a little wizardry and a visit from Death on the Wire Bridge Oct. 19.  More...

Op-Ed

The observer

Elaine and I spent the better part of a week recently in a log cabin up on the Canadian border, a lovely place on the northernmost of the Chain of Ponds that Benedict Arnold traversed on his astonishing and tragic trek to Quebec.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you weren’t afraid, what would you do?

Bob Carlton, Freeman “I’d finally grow up.” More...

Community & Local News

Crafters wanted at MTA craft fair

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School is in need of crafters for its annual craft fair, scheduled for Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The cost per table is $15. The deadline for registering is Dec. 1. More...

Strong Boy Scouts straighten veterans’ gravestones

SALEM — Reading the Lewiston Sun Journal recently, Charlie Howard, sexton of Mt. More...

Kole Chase benefit dinner planned

FARMINGTON — There will be a benefit spaghetti supper in Kole Chase’s honor Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunner update

SALEM — With no scores for either team Oct. More...

Mt. Abram JV takes Dirigo 5-0

Mt. Abram JV players Xavier Romanoski (left) and Devin Donahue (right) hustle to gain control of the ball in Friday’s game against Dirigo. More...

Mt. Abram takes Dirigo

Mt. Abram, 4 - Dirigo, 1

SALEM — After a goal by Telstar’s Dylan Lord in the first two minutes of Friday night’s game at Mt. Abram, the Roadrunners exploded out of the gate with senior Chris Daly in the lead. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.  —Eleanor Roosevelt  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Get Healthy: Eat More Fiber!

People need to eat more fiber and there More...