April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Marketing expert unveils Maine High Peaks branding

‘Maine High Peaks: Discover an Elevated Sense of Living’

KINGFIELD — A group of volunteers has been working with Jim Cox of New York City, an internationally recognized expert on destination branding, to develop a brand platform for Maine’s High Peaks region. More...

Strong appointments made

STRONG — Official appointments were made during the Strong Selectmen’s Meeting March 25.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Stanley and Grimm comes to Western Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & KINGFIELD — New England Celtic Arts, the Kingfield POPS and the Stanley Museum join forces to present the Cape Cod-based duo Stanley and Grimm at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, April 9 and More...

Seniors to present solos at spring dance recital

RANGELEY — The annual Spring Dance Concert of the Lakeside Dance Academy, sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at the new RFA Lakeside Theatre on Main Street.  More...

Narrow gauge railroad author at Stanley Museum - Free Access

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum will present an evening with Guy Rioux, author of “The Next Stop is Rangeley,” the first in a new series of books devoted to the history of Franklin County’s narrow gauge railroads. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Albertine Smith

1926-2014 — Her most important work was a loving wife and mother

FARMINGTON — Albertine Joyce (Gould) Smith, 87, of Dryden, died early Friday evening, March 28, 2014 at the Sandy River Center in Farmington, with her family by her side. More...

Evelyn L. Oakes

1923-2014 — She enjoyed stamp collecting, needlepoint, attending craft fairs and playing pitch

AUGUSTA — Evelyn L. Oakes, 90, of Main Street, Rangeley, died late Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014, at the Harold Alfond Center for Health Care. More...

LeRoy F. Thompson

1940–2014 — He enjoyed fishing, traveling and his trips to Florida

PORTLAND — LeRoy Freddie Thompson, 74, of Farmington died at Maine Medical Center in Portland March 26, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 13, 1940 in Farmington, the son of the late Fred and Abbie Thompson. More...

News from our Schools

Magical production brought to KES

KINGFIELD — The stage was set and the lights were dimmed March 28 as 70 Kingfield Elementary School students presented Androcles and The Lion. More...

John Layman receives Principal’s Award

NORTH ANSON — John Layman, son of Laura and Eric Layman of Solon, a senior at Carrabec High School, has been selected to receive the 2014 Principal’s Award, according to Principal Dr. Regina Campbell. More...

KES Book fair planned

KINGFIELD — The Book Fair is coming to the Kingfield Elementary School Library for the week of April 7 to 11.  The fair’s hours will be 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sunshine Week was March 16 to 22  Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. More...

Fishing Season is Finally Here!

Fish doesn’t always have to be the main More...

Proposed cuts include field lights, late bus

MSAD #58 School Board

KINGFIELD — New MSAD #58 School Board Director Loretta Deming of Strong was sworn in during the March 27 school board meeting. Deming was elected to a two-year term during Strong’s March 21 elections.  More...

Thinking of others first

When Strong’s Isabella, 9, and Alexis Norster, 6, were planning their birthday party, the girls decided to do things a little different. More...

Fire totals town truck

PHILLIPS — An engine fire totaled one of the Town of Phillips’ plow trucks the morning of March 26. The 2010 International plow truck was being driven by Public Works employee Matt Stevens.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the ice will go out on the Carrabassett River?

Sheri Lopez of Kingfield: “April 18.” More...

Legislative Update

126th Legislature down to final weeks   More...

Letters

It is the Town of Eustis, not Stratton

I humbly take exception to your front page article in your March 5 Irregular whereby you state “Stratton quickly passes 22 articles.” That most definitely should have read “Town of Eustis quickly passes 22 articles.”  More...

Community & Local News

Embden Community Center events

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced the events occurring in April at the center.  Thursday, April 10, Embden Community Club Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, April 12, Turkey Dinner will be offered with stu More...

UMW hear about ‘Buttons for Babes’

FARMINGTON — The United Methodist Women from Trinity United Methodist Church located on Route #2 and the Farmington Falls Road held its monthly meeting  More...

Holy Week services announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry recently announced its Holy Week Services for April 13 to 20.  Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday Worship will be held at 9 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA winter sports athletes recognized

SALEM — Mt. Abram winter sports athletes were recognized Tuesday, March 18 at Sports Awards Night hosted by the Mt. Abram Boosters. More...

More Sugarloaf Banked Slalom results

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The following are the results of the Sugarloaf Banked Slalom for the categories 40-49 and 50+. More...

Half a foot of spring snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — March this year departed in much the way it is supposed enter — like a lion, which in fact it also did. 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...