February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

TIF workshop scheduled

STRATTON — Greater Franklin Development Corporation will hold a public informational workshop to discuss the Franklin County Unorganized Territory Tax Increment Financing application process and guidelines.  More...

TIF amendments researched

Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Selectmen met Feb. 3 to discuss information that Administrative Assistant Leanna Targett gathered regarding using the TIF to purchase new trucks. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Blakes to Rock Rangeley again!

RANGELEY — The Blakes, rising stars on the west coast music scene, will be performing at Moose Alley, 2809 Main Street, Saturday, Feb. 15. More...

Kingfield POPS tickets on sale now at early bird prices

KINGFIELD — The 12th annual Kingfield POPS program is all set and tickets are now on sale for $20. More...

Artwalk features Kingfield art students

KINGFIELD — The monthly Kingfield Friday Artwalk took place Feb. 7 in museums and galleries throughout town.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard H. (Dick) Hinman

1923-2014 — Nothing made him happier than a sun-filled run down Sugarloaf

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Richard H. (Dick) Hinman passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2014 at his home in New London, N.H. with his loving family by his side. More...

Vernon Lee Hiscock

1954-2014 — He was passionate about fishing

NEW VINEYARD — Vernon Lee Hiscock, 59, died unexpectedly at his home in New Vineyard Feb. 5, 2014. More...

Bennett Joseph Ross Sr.

1957-2014 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping and talking with anyone

NEW SHARON — Bennett Joseph Ross Sr., 57, died Feb. 6, 2014 at his home in New Sharon with his loving family by his side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFCL Girls Champions

The Rangeley Lakers Girls are the 2014 NFCL Middle School Basketball Champions. More...

Expert shooters

Winning the NFCL Foul Shooting contest were Sophie White and Sam Storer, both from Phillips. Participants took 10 shots from the foul line. White won in a shoot-off. More...

Rangeley takes 2014 NFCL boys’ and girls’ championships

The much anticipated NFCL Middle School Championship Basketball games were held at Mt. Abram Saturday, Feb. 8. The bleachers were packed and concessions were hopping as the games got underway at 5 p.m.  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. More...

Assistant Chief retires after 54 years

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Assistant Fire Chief, Hubert “Hubie” Norton, retired after 54 years with the department.  A retirement party was held for him Feb. More...

Flagstaff school board to expand

STRATTON — The three-member board of Flagstaff RSU announced that it will grow to five members. Papers for the two empty positions can be taken out up until the town polls open Feb. 28.  More...

Husson student dies at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Stephen Colvin, a Husson University student, died at Sugarloaf Feb. 4 after he skied into the woods on the side of the Hayburner trail.  More...

Bananas about Rangeley

When asked at the NFCL Basketball Championships why he was dressed like a banana, Cameron Dresser, from Rangeley, said “to support my team!”See more on the middle school basketball playof More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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This Thursday, show your love for Kingfield!

This Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., join others from your Town at the Herbert Grand Hotel to discuss all things Kingfield.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which president do you most admire and why?

Jacob Butterfield, 11, of Phillips: “Abraham Lincoln because he stopped slavery.” More...

Letters

To the Kingfield selectmen, office girls and firemen

Thank you for the retirement party and plant. It was very nice.  Hubie 1902 Hubert Norton Kingfield   More...

Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry thanks you

THANK YOU to all those who worked on the “Stuff The Bus” during the Polar Blast last Saturday.  THANK YOU to all those who contributed. The response was overwhelming to say the least.  We thank you all again.   More...

Community & Local News

Sharper chaperones

Kingfield Elementary School Ski-Skate program chaperones Nykola Dentico (left to right), Beth Luce and Kathy Houston pose for a group shot at the top of the Superquad lift at Sugarloaf recently. More...

Get outside!

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend • Feb 14-16

WESTERN MAINE — The winter edition of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is happening Feb. 14 to 16. A number of local events have been planned to get people outdoors. More...

Students learn about Czech Republic

Kingfield Elementary School students Alex Renshaw Jr. and Troy Hupper, with Petr Smetanka, show a set of wooden puppets that are traditional to the Czech Republic. More...

News from our Schools

KES students visit MH&T’s Poplar Hut

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kingfield fourth and fifth graders immersed themselves in an outdoor learning adventure at the Maine Huts & Trails Poplar Hut recently.  More...

Locals on UMaine dean’s list

ORONO — The University of Maine recognized 2,002 students for achieving dean’s List honors in the fall 2013 semester. More...

County Spelling Bee held at Strong

STRONG — The Franklin County Spelling Bee started with “tangible” and ended with “measure” Feb. 4 at Strong Elementary School. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Lincoln’s Birthday is today, Feb 12  Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling. More...

Happy Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day in two days, this column<  More...