December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Foreclosed properties discussed in Strong

STRONG — A four percent increase in insurance costs started the discussion at the Nov. 26 selectmen’s meeting. More...

Santa in Stratton

Sarah and Ben Beaulier talk with the Lions Club Santa, Bruce Marcoux, at the recent Stratton School PTC Craft Fair, an annual event many local shoppers look forward to. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Nollaig Shona’ at Skye and in Stratton - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & STRATTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Nollaig Shona at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Dec. 11 and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Thursday, Dec. 12. Shows start at 7 p.m. More...

Holiday Kingfield Art Walk, Locals Shopping Day - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Join fellow holiday revelers this Friday, Dec. 6 in downtown Kingfield, from 5 to 8 p.m. for art, music, refreshments and plenty of holiday cheer. More...

Concert planned

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that it will host a concert featuring Sharon Buck & Dixon Road, Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m.  The cost is $10. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carole Knight Haley

1938-2013 — She had a deep love for her family and friends

RANGELEY PLANTATION — Carole Knight Haley, 75, of Rangeley Plantation, died peacefully at her home Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2013, with her family at her side. More...

Gloria R. Raymond-Norwood

1929–2013 — She loved cats, playing with kittens and being generous to those in need

SANFORD — The soul of Gloria R. Raymond- Norwood, 84, of New Vineyard, peacefully left her body with her son at her side at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners past and present face off in annual alumni game

Mt. Abram basketball

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Alumni Basketball Games were held at the school Nov. 30. The games are an annual tradition at the high school and bring graduates together to play current teams.  More...

Chad Brackett, PEAK Teacher contest winner at Saddleback

RANGELEY — Chad Brackett, who teaches geography at Skowhegan Area High School, has been named the 2013 Saddleback PEAK Teacher. Brackett received the highest number of votes in the Saddleback PEAK Teacher contest.  More...

MT. ABRAM BASKETBALL • 2013-14

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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

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Pearl Harbor Day is Saturday  Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.  —Joe Baca   More...

Sometimes Dishes Aren’t As Expected

The TV show “Chopped” inspires me to More...

No black bags, animal carcasses

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield/New Portland transfer station board met in Kingfield Nov. 26. In looking at the monthly reports, Chair John Dill noted tonnage continues to rise. More...

New town seal discussed in Phillips

PHILLIPS — The selectmen met for a regular town meeting Nov. 27. A few townspeople were in attendance despite the call for wintry weather.  More...

The end of an era

Diane Christen cooks breakfast on her last day as owner of the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant. Sale of the establishment was to be completed Nov. 26. More...

Rangeley fire chief says improperly installed wood stove caused house fire

RANGELEY — About 25 firefighters from Rangeley and Eustis put out a fire Sunday, Nov. 24 at a house at 7 Robbins Ave., Rangeley fire Chief Tim Pellerin said the next day. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When does your Christmas tree go up and when does it come down?

Keely Marble of Strong: “It goes up the week before Christmas and comes down about two weeks after.” More...

Letters

Christmas fair a success thanks to the community

The Stratton PTC Christmas Craft Fair held on Nov. 23 was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and donors.  More...

Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner thank-you

A heartfelt thank you to all of you, who prepared, cooked and served all of the delicious food for the 31st annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Sunday, Nov. More...

The true definition of Thanksgiving

We would like to give thanks to the entire Kingfield community for making Operation Turkey a resounding success on very short notice.  More...

Community & Local News

SMILES FROM ANNI’S TO ED

The folks at Anni’s followed a routine with the late Ed Squibb’s daily New York Times. His paper had to come with a smiley face drawn by one of the staff. More...

College advisor available

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  A Community College Advisor is available to talk to those interested about their optio More...

Health Insurance Marketplace info sessions offered

One-on-one assistance to sign up for health insurance is included

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with Western Maine Community Action, is hosting two one-hour information sessions followed by limited one-on-one free assistance in signing up for health insurance coverage through the M More...

News from our Schools

Future leaders

Mt. Abram 2013 Boys and Girls State delegates were recently treated to a Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner put on by their sponsors, the American Legion Post #61 and Ladies Auxiliary in Kingfield. More...

Bullying presentation Thursday at Phillips

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School and the Veayo Twins will deliver a bullying awareness message to students Thursday, Dec 5.  More...

Sam Morse returns to CVA with high hopes

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Sam Morse, son of Rev. Pamela and Rev. Earle Morse will return to Carrabassett Valley Academy this year as a post-graduate.  More...