October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield voters to give ATV trail input

KINGFIELD — A special Town of Kingfield ballot will be included in the vote Nov. 4, according to the Kingfield Board of Selectmen. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bonhomme Stetter comes to Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present award winning Quebec Celtic ensemble Bonhomme Setter will perform at North Church Concert Series in Saturday, Oct. 25. Show time is 7 p.m. with a jam session and refreshments at 6:15 p.m. More...

Drama focuses on jobs in Maine

RANGELEY — Rangeley Public Library will offer “Maine at Work,” a free thought-provoking and humorous theatrical performance, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Rangeley Public Library.  More...

American Poet V. Penelope Pelizzon at UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program brings award-winning American poet V. Penelope Pelizzon to UMF as the next reader in its notable Visiting Writers Series. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vincenta C. Gage

1925-2014 — She had an immeasurable passion for teaching and reading

FARMINGTON — Vincenta C. Gage, 89, of Strong, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital.  More...

Dennis Eugene Lowe Jr.

1941-2014 — He had a sense of humor like no other and will be missed greatly

STRONG — Dennis Eugene Lowe Jr., 72, of Strong, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. More...

Earl A. Ross Sr.

1932-2014 — He loved spending time with his family

RANGELEY — Earl Arnold Ross Sr., 82, of Rangeley, died Oct. 7, 2014 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Paco Defrancis wins Sugarloaf Uphill Climb

Resort hosts the largest field of runners in event’s history

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Colby College’s 21- year-old Paco Defrancis took home first place in the annual Sugarloaf Uphill Climb Sunday, completing the grueling course in a time of 28 minutes and 50 seconds.  More...

NFCL tournament time

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Northern Franklin County League soccer playoffs are underway this week.  More...

Stratton couple takes ninth

North American Wife Carrying Championship

BETHEL — The 15th annual North American Wife Carrying Championship was held Saturday, Oct. 11 during Sunday River’s Fall Festival weekend. The field of 39 couples included one from Stratton and one from North Anson.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. More...

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...

New basketball leadership for Roadrunners

Mt. Abram basketball

SALEM — MSAD #58 Athletic Director James Black noted that when basketball season starts at Mt. Abram, teams will be starting with a blank slate. More...

Board hears noise complaints

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Board of Selectmen heard complaints from more than a half a dozen citizens at its Oct. 7 meeting. More...

Profitable summer makes way for winter

Early season snow blast creates social media frenzy

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf skiers and riders, homeowners and other interested stakeholders filled the Avery Ballroom at the Sugarloaf Inn Oct. 11 for the Sugarloaf Annual Meeting. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite fall food?

Ken Rand of Kingfield: “Squash. I like acorn squash baked with a slab of butter and a bit of brown sugar.” More...

Letters

Lifelong Democrat voting for Cutler

I am 97 and a lifelong Democrat.  However, I am writing in support of Eliot Cutler —who lost by only two percent last time, because Libby Mitchell stayed in (gaining only five percent of the vote).  Eliot Carter is an Independent, a s More...

Thank you friends and family

We would like to send a sincere “Thank You” to all our kind and caring friends and family who have called, prayed, visited, sent cards, gift cards, anonymous gift cards, food, flowers, and the list goes on.  We live in a small commun More...

Our sincere gratitude for your condolences

We wish to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to all who sent cards, food, flowers, phone calls, visits and words of comfort to us during the recent loss of our loved one, Donald; husband, father, grandpa(papa), brother and uncle.  Also a More...

Community & Local News

Maine Arts Commission seeking input

AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission is making significant efforts to learn as much as possible about what arts and cultural activities and opportunities exist and what Mainers want and need.  More...

Mt Abram Regional Health Center to hold food drive

KINGFIELD — In an effort to support patients and members of the community, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold a Thanksgiving Food Drive from Oct. 27 to Nov. More...

Co-op celebrates anniversary

Live music and door prizes were part of the celebration of the High Peaks Artisan Guild’s first anniversary during the Kingfield Artwalk Oct. 10. More...

News from our Schools

Senior project benefits Strong park

SALEM — Students in the Mt. Abram High School Class of 2015 are busy this year putting the final touches on their high school learning careers. More...

Ready to roll

Almost 100 students from Kingfield Elementary School participated in International Walk and Bike to School Day Oct. 10. More...

5K Run/Walk, 10K and Kids Mile Run on Sunday

KINGFIELD — Mt. Abram senior Katie Jordan is hosting a 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Kids’ Mile Run Oct. 19 called “Stride for Leukemia.” All races start at Jordan Lumber.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Boss’s Day is Thursday, Oct 16  The difference between a job and a career is the difference between 40 and 60 hours a week.  —Robert Frost   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Cameron Michael Hayes  Born: August 14, 2014 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs., 8 oz. Length: 19 ¾ inches   More...