February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Waste Management attends transfer station meeting

KINGFIELD — Jeff McGown of Waste Management attended the Feb. 10 Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station meeting. McGown presence was due to backlash received after the Jan. 13 KNPTS meeting. More...

Fun on the hill

Jeniffer Cooley and Brealynne Phelps, 3, take a turn sledding at the annual Sno-Wanderers' annual sledding party held at Gilmore Hill Feb. 15. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Arts & Entertainment

Czechoslovakian boys’ choir to perform - Free Access

The choir will perform five school concerts and three public concerts in Western Maine

KINGFIELD — The extraordinary Bonifantes Boys Choir from Pardubice, Czech Republic is on a three-week U.S. tour. More...

Poetry contest on tap

FARMINGTON — All are invited to participate in a poetry contest in honor of Poetry Month (April) and Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (April 23, 1564).  All poems should be under 60 lines. More...

Duct tape craft seminar set

RANGELEY — A kids’ duct tape crafting seminar will be offered Thursday, Feb. 20 beginning at 11 a.m. at Rangeley Lakes Builders Supply.  The session will include four craft ideas made of duct tape. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lewis Roland Abbott

1918-2014 — He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather

PHILLIPS — Lewis Roland Abbott, 95, of Phillips, died at his home Feb. 9, 2014 with his loving family by his side.  More...

Thomas Alexander Piekart

1936-2014 — He loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and gun collector and enjoyed his gardens

STRONG — Thomas Alexander Piekart, 77, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home on the shore of Porter Lake in Strong. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA boys MVC Nordic champs, again - Free Access

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Boys’ Nordic Team successfully defended its’ MVC title for the eighth year in a row. More...

Backcountry trip for local teen

PHILLIPS — Kendall Dudley of Phillips is a student at the Maine Academy of Natural Science. More...

WMYBO finishes third year

SALEM — Western Mountain Youth Basketball Organization held its championship games Feb. 8 at Mt. Abram High School. In the 2/3 Bigelow division, the 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...

Town to vote on grant for ‘Sugarbowl’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kerry Audet was present at the Feb. 10 Carrabassett Valley Selectmen’s meeting to introduce a new project. More...

Snow blankets area

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Over 18 inches of heavy snow fell in the mountains of western Maine the evening of Feb. 13 and into the next morning. More...

Phillips selectmen discuss fund, bid policies

PHILLIPS — Selectmen accepted applications and made appointments for two empty committee seats during their Feb. 11 meeting. More...

CV pool cost, funding discussed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen met for a regular meeting Feb. 10. On the agenda was a presentation by Kerry Audet. Audet approached the board with a new bowling alley project. More...

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A little clarification in Eustis

The Eustis Fire Department trucks were all tested in December and all passed the testing! Even though they are aging, all work fine now, and we are in the process of upgrading that which needs to be.  More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

SASC discusses impact of COLA cuts for retirees   More...

Letters

ENOUGH!

Have you looked at your latest landline telephone bill? My latest TDS one for $37.37 includes one third of the total ($12.40) just for assorted taxes! Have our Legislators lost their minds?!  Charles F. Brown Kingfield   More...

To the people of the Carrabassett Valley area

Thank you for the food that you made for us for the Special Olympics Winter Games for dinner Sunday night. We are very grateful that you went out of your way to make and bring us food. It was a delicious night.   More...

To the Kingfield Board of Selectmen

I have served many state, local and large corporations in the past 60 years, and one thing I learned was to do a job well, you need good reliable equipment.  TAXPAYERS AND SELECTMEN (TIME TO WISE UP)  It is time to retire the horses and buy More...

Community & Local News

Chili tasting event slated

FARMINGTON — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a “Chili Tasting Event” Saturday, March 1 at the church, 612 Farmington Falls Road.  More...

Babysitter certification course offered

The program is designed for those in grade 7 and older

FARMINGTON — The Education Department at Franklin Memorial Hospital is partnering with Tri County EMS to host a Baby Sitter Certification Course Tuesday, April 22. This one day course during school vacation week runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Roast beef dinner offered

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club will be hosting a roast beef dinner Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Episcopal Undercroft at 5:30 p.m.  The menu includes clam chowder, salad, vegetable, beef, potato, desserts, sodas and water. More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

Smart cookies at KES

Jacob Gilmore displays the theme “You’re A Smart Cookie” with which Kingfield school’s K-2 students celebrated the 100th day of school Feb. 11. More...

Locals on honor’s list

WATERVILLE — Thomas College recently announced its fall 2013 honor’s list.  Local day students who were named to the list are: Taylor Jordan of Kingfield, majoring in Marketing Management; Loretta Crockett of Strong, majoring in Entr More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Presidents’ Day was Monday, Feb 17   I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.  —Benjamin Harrison   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting the late Samantha Wright, I want you to know that “Samshine” has spread to Pennsylvania. More...