June 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Carrabassett school budget passed; cell tower controversial

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The School Budget in Carrabassett Valley passed with no discussion or opposition. The budget of $1,053,870 was voted on during a Special Town Meeting June 2. About 24 voters were present at the meeting.  More...

Priority road list needed

Rangeley

RANGELEY — During a speedy meeting, the board of selectmen in Rangeley tabled a discussion of the discontinuance of Vista Lane. Selectman Gary Shaffer explained that Vista Lane is on the first end of Mingo Loop. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Acoustic Eidolon to play Skye, Stratton - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Acoustic Eidolon at Acoustic Artisans in Portland Monday, June 16, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, June 18 and at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Thursday, June 19. More...

Kenny Loggins to perform in Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — Grammy Award winning Kenny Loggins will perform live and in-concert at the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 26. More...

Treat dad to the Kingfield POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Treat dad to family fun at the Kingfield POPS. The 12th Annual Kingfield POPS will take place June 28 at the Kennedy Farm surrounded by remarkable splendor of Maine’s western mountains. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Join the parade

Family Fun Days

STRATTON — The Family Fun Days parade will be held in the Village of Stratton June 28 at 11 a.m. The FFD Committee has chosen “Disney on Parade” as this year’s theme. More...

B.A.D. is good for you!

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry invites all area youth to join in for this year’s Bible Adventure Days (BAD for short). More...

Summer auction June 12 canceled

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Historical Society's summer auction slated for Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at 118 High Street is cancelled, auction coordinator Dan Maxham announced June 11. The next is set for July 10. More...

News from our Schools

MT. ABRAM CLASS OF 2014

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Top students honored at RLRS

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

RANGELEY — As the school year drew to a close and graduation edged nearer for Rangeley Lakes Regional School’s Class of 2014, the two highest achievers found out that they were named Valedictorian and Salutatorian based on their cumulativ More...

Excellence awards in Strong

Strong Elementary School student Thane Dustin receives an award from Principal Felecia Pease recognizing the excellent job he did on the twice yearly NWEA educational assessment. 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...

Kingfield increases budget by 2.3 percent

KINGFIELD — Voters in Kingfield worked through 41 articles in a little under two hours June 7. The Kingfield Town Meeting was attended by 64 voters.  Incumbents for School Board Directors and Selectmen seats were unopposed. More...

MTA graduates 52

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School’s Class of 2014 graduated June 6. The ceremony was well attended by community members and friends and family of the 52 students.  More...

School budget passes unanimously

Flagstaff RSU

EUSTIS — Discussion of the newly approved 2014–2015 Flagstaff RSU Budget started the school board meeting June 5. Voters in Eustis and Stratton approved the school budget unanimously June 4. “Seventeen unanimous articles. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Highway speed limit raised  Ticket to Work provides job opportunities for Mainers with disabilities   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best thing about your dad?

Michael Moore, 12, of Kingfield: “He can fix just about anything.” More...

Letters

Thanks for helping us through our furnace woes

The Phillips Area Community Center board of directors wishes to thank the following people, organizations, and businesses for making generous donations to our furnace fund:  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Maine skaters take on NYC

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, May 17, members of the Carrabassett Valley Academy skateboard team toured Manhattan in search of the city’s best outdoor skate parks. More...

Kids’ martial arts tournament in Rangeley June 21

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School will be hosting a martial arts tournament for kids ages 5 to 16 Saturday, June 21. More...

Summer fun in Carrabassett Valley

Outdoor Adventure Camp runs July 7 to Aug. 15

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department will again be providing summer fun for children ages 4 to 13 at Outdoor Adventure Camp. Camp dates are July 7 to Aug. 15, Monday to Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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

Fathers Day is Sunday, June 15  A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.  —Carol Coats  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

What a wonderful article last week on my dear friend Judy McCurdy. Now I will be the first one to tell you what an asset she has been over the years at Mt. Abram High School. When I was covering the news there she was always there to help me... More...