March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Nightlight

This “nightlight” was seen atop a barn in Farmington Falls recently. (Paula Roy Kane photo) More...

More snow than in previous years

“It isn’t over yet” NOAA observer Betty Wing

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — A winter storm March 20 and one March 23 has put the winter snowfall total for the season at 113.6 inches. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Maine youth fiddle groups at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers and the Pineland Fiddlers at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 30. Curtain is 3 p.m. More...

New venue for dance performance in Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts and the Lakeside Dance Academy are working together to provide an adequate surface for dance in Rangeley. More...

A Magical Night of Theatre in Kingfield - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Over 50 students have been rehearsing their lines of the musical adaptation of Androcles and the Lion in order to bring the public a magical night of theatre at Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Letters

Three angels came our way

As soon as I put pen to paper, I challenged my brain as to whether men can be angels. But no fear, I will discuss this with my husband (an ordained clergy) at a later date.  My husband (Robert Barnes) had gone to the road to get our newspaper. More...

An open letter to the Irregular newspaper

Dear management,  Are you trying to kill the goose that laid the golden egg? More...

Sports & Outdoors

Wescott wins Sugarloaf Banked Slalom

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — During a weekend of intense competition with a field of over 200 riders, the 2014 Sugarloaf Banked Slalom took place March 15 and 16 on the Sidewinder trail. More...

Maine ski areas benefit from late winter weather

PORTLAND — There has been a lot of talk about winter weather in March, and Maine ski areas have embraced it. Several feet of snow has fallen this month resulting in the highest snowbanks of the year. More...

CVA athletes head to nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Three Carrabassett Valley Academy girls are going to the USSA U14/U16 Alpine Nationals in Park City, Utah from Wednesday March 26 through Sunday, March 30. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fool’s Day is Tuesday, April 1  Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.  —Benjamin Franklin  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

There are many “unsung” heroes everywhere, just ask Linda Larue-Keniston, the Executive Director at the Work First Organization in Farmington. She along with many others would say that about Lynn Crockett Hall of Strong.  More...

Strong votes to purchase new town truck

STRONG — During the Strong Town Meeting March 22, voters reelected Jim Burrill to fill a three-year selectman term. Burrill will also be the Board Chair. The Chair position was held by Selectman Joan Reed while Burrill was Vice-Chair.  More...

Espeaignette, Gardener elected

AVON — The annual Avon Town Meeting was attended by approximately 30 voters March 15. Voters elected incumbent Greta Espeaignnette to continue serving as selectman in a three-year term. More...

Coplin Annual Town Meeting, March 29

COPLIN PLANTATION — Officials for Coplin Plantation recently announced that the Annual Town Meeting will be held Saturday, March 29 at the Stratton- Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton beginning at 10 a.m.  The Registrar o More...

Carrabassett approves 60 articles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — About 50 residents attended the Carrabassett Valley Annual Town Meeting March 12 despite a winter storm.  Jay Reynolds was re-elected for a Board of Selectmen three-year term. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite type of Girl Scout Cookie?

Alexis Norster, 6, of Salem: “I like the Thank-A-Lots because of the chocolate on the back.” More...

Skiing out of bounds? - Free Access

VIEW FROM THE TOP Be prepared to pay for your rescue.

Thursday, March 20, the Sugarloaf Ski Patrol, Maine Game Wardens, Franklin County Search and Rescue, Carrabassett Valley Fire Department and Carrabassett Valley Police Department were involved in a brief search and rescue operation on the back side o More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert ‘Bob’ B. Stevens Sr.

1925-2014 — He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946

FARMINGTON — Robert “Bob” B. Stevens Sr., 88, of Farmington, passed peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital March 21, 2014. More...

Community & Local News

Girl Scout Cookie time

Girl Scout Troop 54 sold the last of its cookies at Tranten’s Market March 23. More...

Community center seeks funds for new furnace

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center recently experienced a serious failure in its heating system. More...

Wednesday, March 26 is ‘Happy Sam’s Day’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Samantha Wright, a leader, teacher and friend of this community, tragically passed at the wheel of her car, on a treacherous, snowy day this past January.  More...

News from our Schools

Drumming up some fun

Artist-in-Residence Michael Wingfield teaches a drumming rhythm to Dylan Thorne of Kingfield. Wingfield brought interactive drumming workshops to Kingfield Elementary School March 11. More...

Tips for planning life after high school

Guest Column

High School: the cause of much anxiety, excitement and the setting for many bad teen movies. Actually, high school is a perfect time to have your student expand his horizons and try new things. More...

Parents’ internet safety night offered

KINGFIELD — Internet Safety Night for parents, hosted by Franklin County Children’s Task Force, will be held Tuesday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. 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...