June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Disney on Parade in Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — Disney on Parade is the theme of the annual Family Fun Days in Stratton June 27 to 29. A weekend of food, music, entertainment and fireworks is planned for the annual event. More...

Webcam will show real time conditions

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Flagstaff Area Business Association Secretary Richard Fotter made a presentation to selectmen during their June 16 meeting. Fotter brought the board up to date on the activities and direction of the association.  More...

Kingfield raccoon study starts in July

KINGFIELD — Selectmen elected the board chair and vice-chair during their June 16 meeting. Current chair Heather Moody and vice chair Merv Wilson will continue in these roles for the upcoming fiscal year.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sultans of String comes to Kingfield, Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & KINGFIELD — Juno-nominated Sultans of String and “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” will perform at Skye Theatre in South Carthage Wednesday, July 2 and at Kingfield’s Mountain Village Farm More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk returns for POPS weekend - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Friday Artwalk kicks off the Kingfield POPS weekend this Friday with local artists and artisans throughout downtown exhibiting their artwork and wares. The Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Stanley Museum open for Artwalk - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum will welcome back Jamie Corriveau of Carrabassett Valley and a special exhibition of his photographs as part of the Kingfield Friday Artwalk Friday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy A. Haggan

1930-2014 — She especially enjoyed the time spent with her family

PHILLIPS — Dorothy Anne Ellicott Haggan, 84, of Phillips, passed away at her home June 8, 2014, following a short illness. The daughter of Charles H. and Marion Hill Ellicott, “Dot” was born in Montpelier, Vt. More...

Richmond W. Allison Jr.

1939-2014 — He was a longtime member of the Sugarloaf Ski Club

EUSTIS — Richmond (Dick) W. Allison Jr. died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his second home in Eustis.  Born Feb. 25, 1939 in Boston, Mass, he was the son of the late Richmond W. Allison MD and Dorothy K. More...

Earl “Bub” Toothaker

1937-2014 — He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the children

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Earl “Bub” Raymond Toothaker, 76, of Salem Township, passed away May 29, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Strong East takes title

North Franklin Cal Ripken Championships

STRONG — Strong East took home the championship title after a perfect season this year. The team ended the season with a 12-0-0 record.  The championship game was played Friday, June 20, at Mt. More...

Local Moose Lottery winners

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife recently announced the winners of the 2014 Maine Moose Lottery.  More...

Local soccer players train with premier soccer club

Three local boys just finished their training with Central Maine United for the 2013-14 premier season: Tyson Hill of Strong, Evan Allen and Sean Allen of Avon.  Hill and Evan Allen trained with the U-12 CMU squad, while Sean Allen trained with 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...

Phillips approves $1.17 budget

PHILLIPS — The Town of Phillips held the annual Town Meeting June 19 at the Phillips Area Community Center. Nominations were taken from the floor for the town clerk, selectman and for three expiring school board director terms. More...

Kingfield POPS - Free Access

Festive Weekend In Store Kingfield POPS  Family Fun Days and Strong Pier Pole Day

KINGFIELD — Friends and families will gather together Saturday, June 28 for the 12th annual Kingfield POPS, Kingfield’s musical event of the summer. More...

Ghost hunters investigate hotel

KINGFIELD — In what Tony Lewis called “The Paranormal Perfect Storm,” paranormal investigators met at the Herbert Hotel in Kingfield. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

DOJ penalizes lender   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite pizza topping?

John Beaupre of Carrabassett Valley: “Meat Lovers. Only from Anni’s.” More...

Letters

Eustis becoming single-sort recycling community

June 30, the Sandy River Recycling Association is closing its doors.  It has been a great way for small rural towns to recycle in one location (Farmington) and for almost 23 years it has served anywhere from 16 to 27 towns who otherwise might ha More...

Dick Deery Run/Walk successful thanks to many

May 27, almost 200 participants ran or walked in the eighth annual Dick Deery Run/Walk for MSA in the Rangeley Town Park. The event raises donations for the Michael J. More...

Community & Local News

Read some books, see a Sea Dogs’ game free

KINGFIELD — Barbara Stewart, Library Director of Webster Free library, is encouraging local children between the ages of 6 and 14 to come to the library and register to read a chosen number of books this summer.  More...

Members attend Grand Chapter Session

OES Somerset Chapter #80

AUGUSTA -- Seven members of Somerset Chapter #80 Order of the Eastern Star, Stratton attended the Annual Session of the Grand Chapter of Maine at the Augusta Civic Center.  More...

Webster library raffle underway

KINGFIELD — Webster Free Library of Kingfield is currently selling tickets for its Summer 2014 Raffle. This is a fundraising event to assist with the library’s day-to-day expenses. More...

News from our Schools

Everything is rosy, Really Rosie

Kingfield Elementary School kindergarten through third grade classes presented Really Rosie to a packed audience of family and friends May 29. Each student played a part in the annual end-of-theyear production directed by Wendy Kennedy. More...

Letarte, Haley awarded scholarships

RANGELEY — Victoria Letarte has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship, a $3,500 stipend that will help to pay her college tuition. More...

Kingfield honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its third trimester honor roll for the 2013/2014 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Kingfield POPS is Sunday, June 28  Musical compositions, it should be remembered, do not inhabit certain countries, certain museums, like paintings and statues. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Every one loves their children and grandchildren but for Howard and I the addition of our identical twin greatgrandchildren Bailey and Ryan is truly a miracle. Although they are just four months old, I am already teaching them how to patty cake. More...