May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire danger increases

WESTERN MAINE — As of May 12, the fire danger in Western Maine was classed as moderate.  More...

FC deputy, Eustis resident commended for saving life

FARMINGTON — Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. and Lt. David Rackliffe recognized Franklin County Cpl. Christopher Chase Tuesday, May 6, with a Meritorious Award for saving the life of a motorist in Strong Feb. 4.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Press Gang comes to Stratton & Skye - Free Access

STRATTON & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present the Portland-based trio The Press Gang at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Tuesday, May 20 and at Skye Theatre Wednesday, May 21. Show time is 7 p.m. More...

‘Shout!’ comes to Phillips

PHILLIPS — “Shout! The Mod Musical,” a Broadway play by Phillip George and David Lowenstein featuring songs from the swinging sixties, will be performed Saturday, May 31 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Kingfield POPS presents Jonathan Edwards - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Families and friends from the far reaches of Maine and beyond will come together for a fun-filled evening of enchanted music in Kingfield June 28. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glenys A. Boutilier

1917-2014 — She enjoyed spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Glenys Arlene Boutilier, 97, passed away May 2, 2014 at Edgewood Living Center in Farmington with her loving family by her side. More...

Althea Norris McCutcheon

1925-2014 — She worked at most of the restaurants in Stratton and loved playing bingo

SOUTH PARIS — Althea Norris McCutcheon died May 2, 2014, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.  More...

J. Christine Stevens

1922-2014 — She was an avid word finder, loved to read the morning paper

FARMINGTON — J. Christine Stevens, 91, of Farmington passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

News from our Schools

It’s Prom time!

The Mt. Abram High School Prom was held at Sugarloaf in the King Pine Room last Saturday night. More...

‘Loathsome Lady’ comes to Stratton

STRATTON — The Stratton Parent Teacher Committee will hold its Spring Fling with dinner and a drama Friday, May 16 at the Eustis Community Building.  The doors open for dinner and a performance on steel drums at 5:30 p.m. More...

Mt. Abram Senior Honors announced

Emma Houston, Class of 2014 Valedictorian Other Senior Honors announced

Mt. Abram High School Principal Marco Aliberti names Senior Emma Houston as the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Ivy Mitman has been named as Salutatorian. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday, May 17  When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?  —George Canning  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Penelope Sophia Gordon Born: March 3, 2014 Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs., 11 oz. Length: 21 inches   More...

Kingfield selectmen adopt new hiring process

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen reviewed and signed the Town Meeting Warrant during its meeting May 5. The Annual Town Meeting is at 9 a.m. June 7 at Kingfield Elementary School.  More...

Fire destroys home

PHILLIPS — Firefighters from Phillips, Kingfield, Salem and Strong responded to a house fire at 80 Dodge Road at 6:20 p.m. May 7. The home is owned by Johanna and Stephen Roy Sr. who operates a small engine repair shop on the property.  More...

May 19 a school day in Eustis

Originally scheduled as a workshop day, Monday, May 19 is now a regular school day

EUSTIS — Flagstaff RSU held a regular school board meeting May 1. The school ended up with an additional snow day this year that needs to be made up. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

126th Legislature adjourns   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite cookout food?

Ed Tyler of Farmington: “Barbeque chicken.” More...

Letters

Thanks for your donations

The Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry would like to thank all who gave to the “Easter Giving Fund.” It was most appreciated.  Thank you, John and Flo Caldwell And all of our faithful volunteer workers Stratton   More...

Community & Local News

Benefit yard sale

Maine Mountain Children’s House

KINGFIELD — Maine Mountain Children’s House is holding a benefit yard sale at the school at 156 Salem Road, Saturday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Flagging the Valley

Lloyd Cutler and Jay Reynolds (Carrabassett Valley Selectmen) put up a Canadian flag in Carrabassett Valley last Saturday. In all, they put up three Canadian flags and many U.S. More...

Preschool recital and fundraiser

PHILLIPS — Saturday, May 31 there will be a Community Roots’ Spring Recital and Fundraiser, beginning with a brunch. Brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and the recital begins at 1 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K this Sunday

The largest field of runners in the event’s history includes 1474 runners registered from 13 different states and Canada

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A record total of 1,474 runners will compete in this year’s Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k Sunday, May 18, surpassing the previous record set in 2012 of 1330.  More...

Lady roadrunner softball roundup

SALEM — Mt. Abrams Lady Roadrunner softball team played seven games in 10 days to make up for cancellations due to a late spring start.  In away games, the girls lost against Monmouth 11-2; Mountain Valley 9-6; Telstar 5-8 and St. More...

Good times ahead

Tony DeLisle of Berlin, N.H. catches smelts at the Flagstaff boat landing in Eustis where the Dead River flows into Flagstaff Lake Sunday, May 5. 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 MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...