July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips wants ambulance agreement clarified

PHILLIPS — The Town of Phillips Board of Selectmen met June 24 for its final meeting of the fiscal year.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gothard Sisters come to Maine - Free Access

HARRISON & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present The Gothard Sisters at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Tuesday, July 8 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, July 9. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

Local artist shows work

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — After a break of almost three months the Kingfield Friday Artwalk returned June 27 for Kingfield POPS weekend. More...

‘The Wedding Singer’ comes to Rangeley

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts summer musical The Wedding Singer opens July 4 and runs through July 7 at the RFA Lakeside Theater. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Travis Joseph DeRaps

1971-2014 — He was a gifted craftsman and loved the outdoors

STRONG — Travis Joseph DeRaps, 42, of Strong passed away June 22, 2014. He was born in Burlington, Vt. Oct. 8, 1971 to Steven Bruso and the late Jacqueline Paulette DeRaps Nerney. More...

Everett Jordan

1921-2014 — He will be especially remembered for many of his achievements

Our Dad, Grampa, Everett Jordan, 92, died peacefully Tuesday, June 24, 2014 with his family by his side.  He was born Sept. 3, 1921 in Manchester, N.H. to Fred and Ada Jordan. Everett served in the Army during WWII. More...

Harland A. ‘Hal’ Ladd

1956-2014 — He will be remembered as a loving father, son, brother and friend

AUBURN — Harland A. “Hal” Ladd, 58, of Strong, died late Monday afternoon, June 23, 2014 at the Androscoggin Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer; he had been continuously surrounded by his children and family. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MH&T announces Locals Day specials

KINGFIELD — Residents of Franklin and Somerset counties can enjoy half-priced Locals Day rates for overnight accommodations every Tuesday night from July 8 until the end of summer at the Poplar, Stratton Brook and Grand Falls off-the-grid huts More...

Annual Healthcare Golf Classic taking place July 13 and 14

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network’s annual Healthcare Golf Classic will be a two-day, two-tournament event at the Sugarloaf Golf Club that will take place on July 13 and 14. More...

All about moose and more

RANGELEY — Master Maine Guide Matt Tinker will start the season at the Sunday Nature Program at Orgonon on the Dodge Pond Road speaking about moose July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.  More...

Kingfield POPS draws over 2,000 to Kennedy Field - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The 12th Kingfield POPS drew over 2,000 music lovers from as near as next door to all over New England and beyond. Master of Ceremonies Bobby Brown welcomed guests and performers with his unique humor and wit. More...

MSAD #58 school board holds emergency meeting

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board called an emergency meeting June 24. The sole item on the agenda was to go into Executive Session to consult legal counsel in accordance with Maine Revised Statutes. More...

Veterans Memorial in Valley

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “This is something every town should have. We are such a new town and nothing has ever really been established,” stated Carl “Dutch” Demshar of Carrabassett Valley. More...

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Legislative Update

Maine Military Authority secures $19 million contract   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How long have you attended the Kingfield POPS & what is your favorite part of it?

Jim Hatch of Sugarloaf: “This is my first time ever. The steel drums have been my favorite so far.” More...

Letters

Concerning a residential neighborhood ATV trail

The Kingfield Board of Selectmen is holding a public hearing on June 30 regarding a Kingfield ATV Club request to establish a trail along portions of Maple Street and Stanley Avenue.  More...

Letter to the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all members of the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club, District 41, for providing the Photo Screener Camera during the week of MSAD #58 kindergarten registration. More...

Thank you for your support during our difficult time

We would like to thank everybody for their cards, thoughts and prayers during our time of loss. We would also like to thank the Kingfield businesses that generously donated food during this difficult time. More...

Community & Local News

Jess Caldwell tribute planned

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — Saturday, July 12, the Dead River Area Historical Society will pay tribute to “Jesse Caldwell,” hosted by Caldwell’s son, Ralph.  More...

Old Postcard Contest planned

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — New to the list of scheduled events for Kingfield Festival Days 2014 is the Old Postcard Contest.  The postcards can be black and white, color, vintage pictures, holiday pictures —just about anything in any size. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, July 9 at Four Seasons on Main Street from 7 to 9 a.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

Independence Day is Friday, July 4  Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.  —Louis D. Brandeis   More...

Got Peas?

Peas are easy to grow and in my More...