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Selectmen consider administering micro grant

Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen breezed through a short agenda during its regular bimonthly meeting Nov. 3.  More...

Western mountain voters follow state trends

Local Election Results

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Voters in the western mountains made their voices heard loud and clear as ballots were cast in election and referendum items Nov. 4. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Songs Beyond Borders II’ comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with the Maine Arts Commission, Midcoast Magnet and Music New Brunswick will present Songs Beyond Borders II at the Strand Theater Thursday, Nov. 13 as part of the Statewide Juice Conference 4.0. More...

Kunsang Dolma to give reading at UMF

The champion of Women’s Rights in Tibet will be at the college Nov. 14

FARMINGTON — Kunsang Dolma, a brave voice against the gender violence that Tibetan women face, presents “Finding Home: A Journey from Tibet to Maine,” at the University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Kingfield POPS’ sponsor Skowhegan Savings Bank recognized

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS recently recognized Skowhegan Savings Bank for its generous sponsorship of the 2014 Kingfield POPS. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard ‘Dick’ French

1925-2014 — He was one of the original ‘Bigelow Boys’

AUBURN — Richard “Dick” French, 89, died peacefully Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn with his family in attendance. More...

Paul Franklin Meservey

1929-2014 — His most loved profession was serving as a State Police officer

FARMINGTON — Paul Franklin Meservey, “Pa,” 85, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington surrounded by his family Nov. 6, 2014. More...

Ralph E. Stevens

1940-2014 — He was well-known around Kingfield for many years

FARMINGTON — Ralph E. Stevens, 74, of Farmington, passed away Nov. 3, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center.  He was born on July 6, 1940, in Winthrop, the son of Lawrence and Anne (Hunt) Stevens. More...

Sports & Outdoors

WMU U14s win state Division 2 finals

Western Maine United, 4 Bonny Eagle, 2

FREEPORT — After falling behind early 2-0, Western Maine United scored the next four goals in the game to beat Bonny Eagle 4-2 and win the Soccer Maine Division 2 U-14 title.  More...

Seize the snow day!

Sunday, Nov. 9, Sugarloaf became just one of five resorts in the northeast to open for the 2014-15 season. More...

Guided by goats

Maine Guide Niilo Sillanpaa of Lemon Stream Outfitters had a good day guiding Mike Sullivan, pictured, of New York on a moose hunt last week. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Well done is better than well said.  —Benjamin Franklin  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Well here I am in the sunny state of Florida which I thought would be a three-day visit to see my grand- and great-grandchildren. More...

Enviro-Mat taking steps to reduce noise

NEW PORTLAND — Selectmen in the town of New Portland heard from several residents at their Oct. 7 meeting regarding noise coming from the Enviro-Mats plant on Route 27. More...

Sugarloaf opened for 2014/15 season November 9

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to favorable temperatures, six inches of new snow this month, and an upgraded fleet of energy-efficient snowmaking equipment, Sugarloaf kicked off its 64th winter season Sunday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m.  More...

Avon, Phillips share ACO supplies

AVON — Discussion about a piece of foreclosed property on River Road in Avon made up a large portion of the Avon Board of Selectmen’s meeting Nov. 4. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What annoys you most about other drivers?

Connor Stanley of Strong: "When people tailgate me. I will speed up so they can't pass me." More...

IRREGULAR LETTERS

Editor’s note: The eighth graders in Thomas McCaffert  More...

Letters

Thanks for the ‘helping hands’

Words cannot express how grateful we are!  The crew from Jordan Lumber organized a work party that consisted of friends, family and neighbors—30 people in all. More...

Thank you to our local emergency staff

I just wanted to send a quick note to acknowledge and “publicly” appreciate/thank our first responders and ambulance service/staff in Kingfield.  We recently had to make a call for a tenant at Kingfield Elderly Housing for “med More...

Thanks for a Spooktacular Haunted Hayride

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year’s Stratton-Eustis PTC’s Haunted Hayride Oct. 25. We had a fabulous turnout for Spooktacular sites as well as people looking to get spooked!  More...

Community & Local News

Pool house project a community effort

With donated material and equipment and a crew of volunteer carpenters, electricians and plumbers, the bathhouse at the Carrabassett Valley pool site was erected and closed in over the weekend. More...

Mountain Meetings

Upcoming local government & school board meetings  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12   Phillips Board of Selectmen meets at 6 p.m. in the Town Office  Rangeley Planning Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Office   More...

Flagstaff RSU school heating, septic need repair

EUSTIS — During the Nov. 6 Flagstaff RSU School Board of Directors meeting, Superintendent Mike Shea reported that a notice had been received from the teacher’s union stating it wanted to open negotiations. More...

News from our Schools

Showing support

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month Mt. Abram students who are members of the Mt. More...

Halloween game time at KES

Kingfield Elementary School students in grades K to 3 were treated to a series of Halloween themed games organized by Kathy Houston’s fourth grade class. More...

Mt. Abram High School’s Student of the Month

The administration and teachers at Mt. Abram introduced this program to bring some well deserved recognition to the amazing students that work hard every day to achieve their goals both in and out of school. 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...