October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Austin, Stevens take new positions

Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There are some big changes taking place in the sales and marketing division of Sugarloaf administration. More...

Public meeting on Rt. 27, downtown improvements

This second public meeting is Nov. 7, in Webster Hall, 38 School Street at 6 p.m.

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Town Road Reconstruction Committee presented a preliminary plan for sidewalk and street improvements for the Kingfield section of Route 27 at a Sept. 26, 2013 public meeting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Alba’s Edge comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads Celtic Festival will present Alba’s Edge at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Nov. 3. Show starts at 2 p.m. More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

There is a chance artwalkers may encounter goblins and ghosts in downtown Kingfield this Friday evening during Friday Artwalk!

KINGFIELD — The public is invited to visit the galleries, museums and businesses in the village of Kingfield Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY IN STRATTON

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is again sponsoring its annual community Halloween party at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Halloween night.  The fun begins Thursday night, Oct. 31, with sign-in from 6:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph ‘Ray’ Luther Gile III

1957-2013 — He enjoyed hunting and was a gun enthusiast

STRATTON — Ralph “Ray” Luther Gile III, 56, of Stratton, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at his home. More...

Stephen E. Peary

1938-2013 — He was a lesson in dignity and grace

FARMINGTON — Stephen E. Peary (1938-2013) Today, Oct. 19, 2013, we lost a father and a friend. Our loss is great, but heaven has gained an angel. He has gone to join his beloved wife, Patricia Gordon Peary who passed away in 2005. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram gets first round Bye, faces St. Dom’s tonight

Mt. Abram, 1 Carrabec, 2 in overtime

CARRABEC - Mt. Abram lost to Carrabec Tuesday, Oct. 22 in overtime, 2-1. It was their final game in the MVC Western Class C regular season.  Keegan Rolbiecki scored the lone goal for Mt. Abram. More...

Lady Roadrunners tie Madison in final game, fall to Waynflete in prelims

SALEM — The Lady roadrunners kept fans on the edge of their seats during a home game against Madison Oct. 21, their final game of regular season play.  More...

Saddleback earns ‘Visitors’ Choice Award’

Saddleback Maine was recently chosen the 2013 OnTheSnow Visitors’ Choice Award winner for Best Family Resort in the Northeast. Visitors to the website reviewed the resorts which OnTheSnow compiled and published recently.  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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Reconstruction: Hot top a hot topic

KINGFIELD — Selectmen heard a road reconstruction committee update from Dave Guernsey Oct. 21. “The state sent us a one page letter with some issues and standards they had regarding parking,” Guernsey stated. More...

Mt. Abram from students’ point of view - Free Access

SALEM — When the MSAD #58 school board voted to keep grades K–12 in the district, new possibilities opened up. Currently, directors are looking at a basic budget should the high school be closed and moved to Strong. More...

MORE AWARDS FOR THE IRREGULAR - Free Access

BAR HARBOR — The Maine Press Association recently held its Fall Conference at Atlantic Oakes during which the winners of the organization’s annual Better Newspaper Contest were announced at a banquet. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Landen Marble of Strong, 4: “A Power Ranger. The red one.” More...

Legislative Update

Bond Issue Vote   More...

Letters

American Red Cross thanks you for your contributions

Red Cross disaster volunteers stand at the ready to serve the residents of Franklin, Oxford, Somerset, Kennebec and Androscoggin counties and met the immediate disaster-caused needs of 749 people from western Maine during the last year.  More...

Ladies Circle busy as always

Now that we’ve put the harvest behind us (and Halloween is next on the list), our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  More...

Community & Local News

Craft fair at Edgewood

FARMINGTON — An annual Craft Fair is planned for Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center on 221 Fairbanks Road.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Supporting our schools

Doris Tripp looks over the auction items at a recent meeting of the Franklin County Retired Educators. More...

Thanks for everything

Bruce Miles, President of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club, presents Lloyd Cuttler with a lifetime membership to the ski club at Gepetto's Closing Party in appreciation of his many years of support. More...

News from our Schools

District students participate in Tough Mountain Challenge

SALEM — First thing last Wednesday morning, Oct. 25, students in grades 5 through 8 from Kingfield, Phillips and Strong met at Mt. Abram High School to test their fitness skills in the first ever Tough Mountain Challenge.  More...

Phillips Raiders show soccer spirit

PHILLIPS — Friday, Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Halloween is Thursday  Halloween wraps fear in innocence, As though it were a slightly sour sweet. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat...  —Nicholas Gordon   More...

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkins and pumpkin flavors seem to be all More...