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Kingfield public hearing for proposed trail

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Board of Selectmen held a Public Hearing June 30 regarding an ATV access route across town property. The property in question is located on Stanley Avenue between the properties of Henry Williams and Jonathan Beedy.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Còig returns to Maine - Free Access

Two shows at Skye; Thursday in Stratton

New England Celtic Arts along with the Maine Celtic Celebration will present Còig at Skye Theatre in Carthage Monday, July 14 for Part 1, and again at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, July 16 for Part 2; at Route 27 Arts in Stratton, Th More...

The circus comes to New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — The circus will be at the New Portland Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 15 for two shows: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  The show will include acrobats, aerialists, comedy and non-stop astounding feats of agility and lots of animals.  More...

Free ‘Concerts on the Lawn’ return

EAST WILTON — East Wilton Union Church announces the schedule for its 2014 annual August “Concerts on the Lawn” series.  The free concerts are held at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting the library

Webster Free Library in Kingfield would like to thank all those who supported our recent raffle to raise money for books and other day-today activities of the library. More...

Community & Local News

Reporting crime through Frank Tip - Free Access

Tips are kept confidential

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County Sheriff’s Office recently started handing out cards with information on how to make anonymous reports of underage drinking, illegal drug use or other criminal activity. More...

Historic Maine apple varieties topic of talk

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, July 16 at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. More...

The trains are running - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad, a group dedicated to Western Maine’s famous “two-footers,” the narrow gauge trains that serviced northern Franklin County back in the days of steam, are running once ag More...

Sports & Outdoors

Staying on the ball

Western Maine Youth Soccer (WMYSA) summer soccer camp was held last week at the Mt. Abram soccer fields. More...

Backcountry Cycle Challenge returns - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The fourth annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge will be held Saturday, July 19, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. More...

RRG&SA’s meeting, cookout planned

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association cordially invites its members and the public to its annual Cookout and Event, Thursday, July 17. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Don’t bunt. Aim out of the park.

—David Ogilvy  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. Include author’s name, and your name and number, so we may contact you if we have any questions. More...

WHOZIT CORRECTION

Wrong Whozit answer July 2   Last week’s Whozit answer should have read: Pastor Tom DuBois "Happy 50th Birthday (June 25) Pastor Tom. We love you. From the Western Mountains Baptist Church."   More...

Grant approved for bowling alley

Sugarbowl back on track, groundbreaking planned for early August

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After four years of planning and applying for grants, Kerry Audet has announced that the Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center and Sports Pub is moving forward.  Audet applied for an Economic Development Program Grant More...

Hats off to retirement

KINGFIELD — Jackie Kennedy wears many hats while working at Tranten’s, literally. Now she will be trying on retirement to see how it fits.  More...

Sugarloaf announces summer projects, investments

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf announced a number of summer projects recently, which include upgrades to its snowmaking system, a new state-of-the-art ski tuning machine, continued terrain expansion, and numerous resort and village enhancement More...

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Legislative Update

Photo EBT goes statewide   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could ask a psychic one question about your future, what would it be?

Cody Espeaignnette of Phillips: “Where will I be working in 10 years?” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Velma I. Cousineau

1929-2014 — Her life was defined by her love of family and friends

STRONG — Velma Irene Cousineau, 84, passed away peacefully July 5, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, with her loving family by her side. More...

‘Fun Night’ at Happy Horseshoe

LEXINGTON — Saturday evening, July 12 at 7 p.m. will be a “Fun Night”: at the Happy Horseshoe Campground.  The evening will include entertainment, raffle, several items up for auction and a bake sale.  More...

June K. Howard Morrill

1956-2014 — She touched many people in her life and influenced them in positive ways

STRATTON — June Kay Howard Morrill, 58, of Stratton passed away unexpectedly at her home July 4, 2014.  More...

News from our Schools

Stratton students busy outside classroom

EUSTIS — Stratton School Principal Vicki Collins reported that students at the school had plenty of activities to keep them busy as the school year came to a close.  May 20 the combined Stratton/MSAD #58 Middle School band and orchestra pe More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

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

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2013/2014 school year.  Freshmen — High Honors: Samantha Taylor, Sara Taylor; Honors: Devin Baker, Avianna Boucher, Dustin Crawford, Taylor Cy 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...