March 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong town meeting changed

STRONG — Selectmen in Strong had to cancel the Town Meeting set for March 1 and reschedule it for March 22. Selectman Mike Pond pointed out that the warrant that had been posted did not have amendments included that were voted on at the Feb. More...

CV pool funding to go before voters

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Plans for a new pool at Riverside Park have been in the works for at least the last five years according to Recreation Director Deb Bowker. “This is our community park. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ireland’s Alan Kelly Gang comes to Maine - Free Access

Band to play at Phillips and Skye locally

New England Celtic Arts will present The Alan Kelly Gang at Acoustic Artisans in Portland Monday, March 10; at Phillips Community Church Tuesday, March 11; and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, March 12. More...

Claudia Diller, Marcia White at Stanley Museum - Free Access

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum will host a book signing and informal talk with Claudia Diller and Marcia White about their collaboration on the “Amos the Moose” book, as part of the festivities during Kingfield’s Friday Artwal More...

Artwalk on the march

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — This Friday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. the public is invited to join friends, family, neighbors and visitors for Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk.  More...

Letters

To our friends and family

The family of Lewis Abbott would like to thank our family, neighbors and friends for all the cards, flowers, food money and kind words.  More...

Thank you Poland Spring for use of the training room

The Franklin County Network of Networks, comprising representatives from the Franklin County Community College Network, the Franklin County Network of Networks and the High Peaks Creative Council, would like to take this opportunity to thank the Pola More...

Thanks for your generous contributions

Webster Free Library of Kingfield would like to thank Jordan Lumber Company and Tranten’s Market for their generous gift card contributions for Take Your Child to the Library Day held Saturday, Feb. 1. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Carrabec falls short of championship

AUGUSTA — Calais Lady Blue Devils won over the Carrabec Cobras in the Saturday, March 1 Class C Basketball State Championships. The Cobras earned bragging rights to being best in the Western Class C a week before with a win over Madison.  More...

Bill Pierce to direct outdoor museum

OQUOSSOC — The Board of Directors of the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society has announced that Bill Pierce of New Vineyard has been appointed Executive Director of the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum.  More...

Former Sugarloafers named to hall of fame

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Harry Baxter, a former Sugarloaf General Manager, and Bill Briggs, past Sugarloaf Ski School Director, were inducted into the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club Hall of Fame Tuesday, Feb. 25.  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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

This Week's Cover

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Crossroads festival hires new exec - Free Access

Crossroads International Celtic Festival welcomes former Chocolate Church Director to helm

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Crossroads International Celtic Festival recently announced that Barbara Bowers has accepted the position of Executive Director effective immediately. More...

Eustis quickly passes 22 articles

STRATTON/EUSTIS — In a record breaking 35-minute town meeting, residents of Stratton/Eustis passed all 22 articles in the warrant unanimously. The annual Town Meeting was held March 1 in the Stratton-Eustis Community Building. More...

Accident sends three to hospital, takes two lives

EMBDEN — Somerset County Sheriffs responded to a two-vehicle accident Feb. 27. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Insurance superintendent urges caution when selecting new health care plan   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite day of the year?

Jessi Caldwell of Kingfield: “Halloween because the kids get to dress up and it is a lot of fun.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Celia L. White

1923-2014 — She enjoyed reading, knitting, traveling, camping and fishing

FARMINGTON — Celia L. White, 90, of Livermore Falls, formerly of North Jay, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, at the Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. More...

Community & Local News

Prescription drug lock box now available

FARMINGTON — Do you have unused prescription medications? Do you know how to get rid of them properly and safely? More...

PRICE IS RIGHT show returns

FARMINGTON — Farmington Rotarians recently announced the return of the Price Is Right Saturday, March 29 at Mt. Blue High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available.  More...

Time to plan for THE festival - Free Access

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Festival Days Committee will hold a planning meeting at Nostalgia Tavern Sunday, March 9 at 1 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Bonifantes choir performs in local schools

KINGFIELD — The Czech Republic’s Bonifantes Boys Choir performed in MSAD #58 schools Feb. 26. The concerts were enjoyed at Kingfield and Strong schools by students from MSAD #58, Stratton and Carrabec Community schools. More...

Cyber-bullying awareness at MTA

SALEM — Franklin County Children’s Task Force presented a series of cyber-bullying workshops to Mt. Abram High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors Feb. 27. More...

USM announces fall 2013 dean’s list

PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine congratulates the students who have been named to the full-time dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9  A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.  —Milton Berle  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

A Taste of Italy —at Home

The Italians really know how to EAT! Tomorrow More...