May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Students urge budget meeting attendance - Free Access

  Mt. Abram Freshmen Risa Marble of Strong and Caleb Warren of Phillips distributed reminders of the May 28 MSAD #58 School Budget Meeting. The pair caught parents as they entered the high school for the District Art Show. More...

FSB supports youth tickets to the Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — The Franklin Savings Bank, a long standing supporter of the Kingfield POPS, has for the past four years been the major supporter of the youth program at the Kingfield POPS. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Erica Brown comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection at Skye Theatre Wednesday June 4. Show time is 7 p.m. with a jam session kicking off at 6:15. More...

Sandy River Ramblers to play Mercer

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Ramblers, an acoustic Americana/Bluegrass band that specializes in songs about Maine, will perform at the Mercer Community Center Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m.  More...

Golden oldies at Happy Horseshoe

LEXINGTON TWP — The Happy Horseshoe Campground on Long Falls Dam Road will be hosting the High Rider Golden Oldies Show from Portland Saturday, May 31 from 8:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Time to pump septic the tanks

The Kingfield Wastewater Department would like to let Kingfield residents know that it is the time of year to have septic tanks pumped out.  So if you are not on the town’s system and would like your tank pumped out this summer, please ca More...

Thanks for helping clean up Stratton- Eustis

We would like to thank everyone who helped with the roadside clean up. More...

Community & Local News

Daylily sale in New Vineyard

NEW VINEYARD — A well-known grower is offering 25 varieties of daylilies for sale as part of the New Vineyard Public Library’s Black Fly Bash Saturday, June 7 at Smith Hall.  There will be over 200 potted lilies available for $5 each More...

Digging the work

Birch Royal of Alpine Earthworks excavates part of the road May 22. The Kingfield Water District was installing a new service line which closed School Street for most of the day. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Antique autos head to Lac-Mégantic

The Maine Region Antique Automobile Club of America is heading to Lac-Mégantic for its annual Cherry Blossom Tour May 31 and June 1. The tour, organized by Ray Morrow and Glenn Byron, is very flexible and can comprise either one or two days. More...

News from our Schools

CVA graduation announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. at the Richard Bell Chapel, 5085 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley Academy’s 2014 graduating class will accept their diplomas during this year’s commencement exercises. More...

Mt. Abram to host senior events

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will host two special events to honor members of the Class of 2014 and their families. Seniors and their parents and/or guardians are cordially invited to attend the annual Mt. More...

Carrabec High School Honor parts announced

NORTH ANSON — Dr. Regina Campbell, Principal, has announced honor parts for the class of 2014 at Carrabec High School.  Valedictorian: Troy Dunphy   More...

Local Church Services

AA MEETINGS

For AA meeting info, call 364-7911. 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...

McCurdy retires after more than 30 years

SALEM — Judy McCurdy has been a vital part of the Mt. Abram High School community for too many years to count. As the high school registrar, she has seen children come and go. More...

Kingfield notified of grant money

KINGFIELD — A public hearing was held May 19 prior to the Kingfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting. The hearing was for a Community Development Block Grant for Phase 2 Project Development for Wastewater System upgrades.  More...

Kingfield meets school board candidates

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 School Board candidates from Kingfield held a meet-and-greet session at Kingfield Elementary School May 22. The candidates were there to answer questions and listen to concerns regarding the district.  More...

MSAD #58 District Budget Meeting tonight

SALEM — Warrants for the MSAD #58 District Budget Meeting have been posted in Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong. The meeting takes place May 28 at 6 p.m. in the Mt. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Legislative Update

Unemployment drops again   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Jane Lane is retiring after 37 years with MSAD #58. What would you say to her as she leaves?

Andrea Ferrari of Strong: “No she isn’t. She can’t.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sharon A. (Wilbur) Lane Pinkham

1960-2014 — She loved spending time with her family

KINGFIELD — Sharon A. (Wilbur) Lane Pinkham, 53, of Kingfield, passed away on May 15, 2014 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn, with her loving family by her side. More...

Reginald Benjamin ‘Buster’ Savage Sr.

1931-2014 — His most important work was serving the Lord

JAY — Reginald Benjamin “Buster” Savage Sr., 82, of Jay, went to be with the Lord early Saturday afternoon, May 17, 2014 at his home in Jay, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Museum holds Rangeley history

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley region has deep ties to several early outdoor sportsmen. Carrie Stevens was well known for her hand-tied flies. More...

Varsity boys win two of two games

MTA Baseball & Softball

SALEM — The varsity teams hosted Mt. Valley May 19. The boys took home a win with 3 runs against Mt. Valley’s 2. More...

Pitcher perfect

Kingfield’s Megan Sorel pitches during a May 22 game. Kingfield Elementary School lost its home game against Rangeley Lakes Regional School. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

(*) indicates new entries   More...

Community Thing 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

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.  —Sam Ewing  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Grill Goodies

Okay, so it’s a bit early for grilling More...