November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Happy 100th Montress!

Montress Lambert celebrated her 100th birthday at Edgewood Manor with a gala birthday party, joined by dozens of her family and friends recently. More...

Transfer station commercial haulers, scrap metal discussions continue

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station committee met Nov. 10. The committee discussed uses of the transfer station by commercial hauler Archie’s Inc. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield Business Holiday Decoration Contest set

KINGFIELD — Kingfield businesses are once again invited to show their holiday spirit and light up the town with the second annual Holiday Decorating Contest in December.  Categories include: Traditional; Festive; Kids at Heart; and Best of More...

Tin Mountain Round Up set for November 29 and 30

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will continue an annual, early season tradition of collecting canned food in exchange for discounted lift tickets, to benefit local food banks. More...

Hunters’ ball features Mallett Brothers

RANGELEY — Moose Alley is celebrating the season with a Hunters’ Ball Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 to 11:45 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m.  More...

Letters

‘Tis the season to show RLRLM’s appreciation!

Many thanks to everyone that helped the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum achieve its most successful Apple Harvest Festival fundraiser — ever! More...

Community & Local News

Holiday food basket drive returns

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has set its sights on providing holiday meals to Franklin County families this December. More...

Operation Turkey is back in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Thanksgiving is a next week and it’s time to not only count our blessings but to share them with those less fortunate. More...

Vaccine clinic offered

INDUSTRY — the Franklin County Animal Shelter is sponsoring a vaccine clinic at the Industry Town Office, Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA soccer players recognized

SALEM — Mt. Abram celebrated a playoff worthy soccer season at the Fall Sports Award Banquet held on Nov. 13. Following an ice cream social sponsored by the Mt. More...

Mighty eagle makes a landing

Staci Thompson of New Portland recently had a mature bald eagle hovering around her property and managed to capture a photo of this majestic bird. More...

Brackley, Jordan represent MTA at Senior Bowl

HAMPDEN — Each year since 1991, seniors who are selected to a Regional All-Star team are invited to the Maine Soccer Coaches Annual Senior Bowl. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Don’t worry, you aren’t the only person in the world who isn’t appreciated.  —Anonymous  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Have a Special Breakfast

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Phillips awarded $20,000 for culvert replacement

PHILLIPS — Selectmen in Phillips opened, read and accepted bids for surplus town owned equipment during their Nov. 12 meeting. More...

Winter has arrived

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Snow began to fall in the western mountains just in time for people to head to work and students to head to school Nov. 17 putting town and state sand trucks on the roads.  More...

High number of pending foreclosures

Strong

STRONG — Chairman Jim Burrill brought to the Strong Board of Selectmen preliminary information regarding increases to health insurance rates for the town’s full time employees. More...

‘Uncle Al,’ so long to an old friend - Free Access

GUEST COLUMN

Uncle Al and I would often call one another or in the later years send an email only saying 7-7-7. That message was understood and brought forth fun memories. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Lame ducks work on NDAA   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the one luxury you can not live without?

Ashley Wood of Kingfield: “Coffee. Because I wake up at 4 a.m. I kind of need it.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alexander Edwin Scheeren

April 17, 1938-Nov. 11, 2014 — His music was his life & a great source of inspiration for others

Alexander Scheeren, known to many of us as Uncle Al, slipped away from our world on Veterans Day into a realm of love, laughter and music. For his 76 years on this earth he continually sought peace, beauty, truth and happiness for everyone. More...

Francis L. Orcutt

1935-2014 — He loved to fish and was a New England sports fan

AUBURN — Francis Lawrence Orcutt, 79, of Farmington passed away Nov. 9, 2014 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Care and Hospice.  More...

Donald E. Savage

1942-2014 — He enjoyed flying as a private pilot

JAY — Donald Everett Savage, 71, went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning, Nov. 7, 2014 at his home in Jay, with his wife Rae and caregiver Donna by his side. More...

News from our Schools

Energizing students

Re-Energy guide Scott Follansbee explains how a biomass plant works to Maya Caron, Lyndsey Brassil, Turrin Mondor and their eighth grade Stratton School classmates. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Raffle helps girls with quilting projects

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School’s chapter of Girls Talk/Teen Voices will raffle off a quilt during the Craft Fair held at the school Nov. 29. In addition to the raffle, the girls will sell quilts and aprons at the fair.  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...