March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Frozen in flight

This bird-shaped icicle hangs on as temperatures remained below freezing early last week. By the weekend, the icicle had melted as temperatures rose well above freezing. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Snowmobiler killed in crash

NEW PORTLAND — March 7 at approximately 6:15 p.m., Somerset County Regional Communications Center dispatched county deputies to a fatal pickup/ snowmobile crash on Route 27. Deputies Corporal Eugene Cole and Deputy Don Avery responded.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine musicians rally to benefit Skye Theatre - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Many Maine musicians including The Don Roy Band and Boréal Tordu will perform a benefit concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Tuesday, March 18. Curtain is 6:45 p.m. A pre-show jam session will start at 6 pm. More...

MALLETT BROTHERS BAND RETURNS TO MOOSE ALLEY

NEMA Best Band in New England to Play in Rangeley March 14 & 15

RANGELEY — The Mallett Brothers Band, an altcountry/ rock band from Portland, will perform at Moose Alley Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15.  More...

IRATION to headline Reggae Festival - Free Access

Annual spring skiing festival to feature eight bands performing on three stages over three days

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf announced recently that California-based reggae sensation Iration will headline this year’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, which is set for April 11 to 13. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joan Hargreaves

1940-2014 — She was known for having an open home and welcomed many into it over the years

FARMINGTON — Joan Hargreaves passed away peacefully March 1, 2014.  More...

Kevin Kane Bearce

1938-2014 — He enjoyed his dog and coming to his Galway Farm in Strong

STRONG — Kevin “Cookie Man” Kane Bearce, 76, of Strong and West Roxbury, Mass. died unexpectedly at his home in Strong March 1, 2014. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Elise Luce is Eastern High School GS champ - Free Access

SALEM – Mt. Abram High School senior Elise Luce, of Carrabassett Valley, is the Eastern High School girls’ GS champion after a thrilling race at Attitash on Saturday, March 8. More...

Fun at the Inferno

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s only Nordic down hill race was held at Sugarloaf on Sunday. More...

Strings attached

Franklin Search and Rescue, Rope-Rescue team members Jeff Ziehler of Kingfield and instructor James Albert of New Portland gear up for another ascent up an ice wall in Grafton Notch State Park on a r 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...

Flagstaff budget goal is transparency

STRATTON/EUSTIS — The new five-member Flagstaff RSU School Board met March 6 at Stratton School. New members Jeff Brickley and David Richards were voted in during the election portion of the Eustis Town Meeting earlier in the month.  More...

McCurdy, Johnson on budget committee

KINGFIELD — Selectmen signed appointment papers for two new budget committee members during the March 3 meeting. Fulton Ryan and Robert Barnes have stepped down from the committee and Neil McCurdy and Deb Johnson have been appointed.  More...

Avon report dedicated to Gilchrists

AVON — A policy for Avon’s Undesignated Funds was approved by selectmen at the March 4 meeting. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

House passes in-state tuition for veterans More...

Legislative Update

In History

News from the Forty-fifth Legislature, A.D. 1866, Presented for you enjoyment and entertainment by State Senator Tom Saviello, 126th legislature, A.D. 2014.   More...

Letters

Thank you Ron!

Returning 30 years ago to live in Rangeley, I needed a trustworthy mechanic.  A neighbor, no longer living, recommended Ron Stinchfield.  For over 25 years, Ron serviced my vehicles at reasonable rates. His work was always excellent. More...

Thanks for giving us a valuable taste of rural health care

We are writing this letter to you to share our gratitude for the learning experience we have had at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Community & Local News

A new Girl Scout Troop has formed in Kingfield

Trash bag fashion fundraiser planned

KINGFIELD — A new Girl Scout Troop is meeting regularly at Kingfield Elementary School. They are working on a community service project that will benefit homeless and women’s shelters in Central Maine. More...

Potluck supper at WMBC

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting its monthly TGIF Potluck Supper this Friday evening, March 14 at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to bring along a dish to share or to just show up, “there is always plenty of More...

Eliot Cutler at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Eliot Cutler, an Independent Candidate for Governor, will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, 3209 Carrabassett Valley Drive, Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  “Come meet Eliot, listen to his id More...

News from our Schools

Speakers to compete regionally

KINGFIELD — Throughout the region, schools have held competitions to decide which students will represent their schools in the Regional Public Speaking event.  More...

Good to know

Eleven MSAD #58 teachers, coaches and staff members participated in an after-school CPR class taught by American Heart Association instructor Becky Morin recently at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Kingfield Elementary needs ‘box tops’

KINGFIELD — The Parent Volunteer Group is asking the public to save their box tops. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, March 17  Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.  —Author Unknown   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It’s a good thing I didn’t try to get to the New Portland Town Meeting this year because I would have missed the whole thing. More...