March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong voters approve 55 articles

STRONG — Less that 10 percent of the town’s registered voters passed the 2015 budget Saturday. Only 41 voters came to the Forster Memorial Building for three hours to approve 55 articles totaling $626,884. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Press Gang celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at North Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present The Press Gang to celebrate all things Irish at North Church for the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, March 19. The concert starts at 7 p.m. A community jam session begins at 6:15. More...

Grateful Dads to perform

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Grateful Dads, a Portland-based barbershop and doo-wop quartet, will be playing music in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Saturday Feb, 14 at 4:30. More...

‘Kundun’ part of Buddhist Movie Matinee series

FARMINGTON — The film Kundun, about the early life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, will be shown at 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jessie Mae Brooks

1919-2015 — She will be sorely missed by her family and church community

PHILLIPS — Jessie Mae Brooks, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 7, 2015. Jessie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt who will be sorely missed by her family and church community. More...

Alfred Victor Estes

1930-2015 — He loved animals and enjoyed his small farm

INDUSTRY — Alfred Victor Estes, 84, passed away peacefully Feb. 16, 2015 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, after a period of failing health.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local legend a pioneer in racing

AVON — Bruce Dunham claims to have owned the first Ski-Doo snowmobile in the State of Maine probably because of his connections. His father, Maxwell Dunham, was the first Ski-Doo dealer in the state. More...

Sugarloaf’s fabled Narrow Gauge Trail and the 1971 World Cup

U.S. Alpine Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Though it started as nothing more than a goat-path from the summit of an unnamed mountain in western Maine, Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge trail is now known around the world for having tested, on numerous occasions, the w More...

Free big mountain training day offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sunday, March 15, Carrabassett Valley Academy freestyle program director Nathan Mckenzie will offer a free big mountain training day at Sugarloaf Mountain. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. 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...

Eustis passes $1.1 million budget

EUSTIS — About 40 voters in Eustis passed 24 articles in under two hours during the town’s Annual Town Meeting and raised almost $1.1 million for the current budget. More...

Carrabassett Town Meeting tonight

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Town Meeting for Carrabassett Valley will be held March 11 at the Outdoor Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. A warrant of 62 articles has been prepared for the meeting. More...

MTA students participate in Town Meeting

SALEM — Students at Mt. Abram High School met with members of the MSAD #58 School Board March 4 for an Annual Town Meeting. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think is the best thing about living in a small town?

Marrisa Swain of Kingfield: “I like that the man down the road will tell me that my headlight is out before the cops do.” More...

Is it worth standing up for against all odds?

You have probably all heard of the saying, “You Bet Your Bippy.” Well this phrase certainly applies in this instance.  More...

Letters

Thanks for helping me have a great year

I want to thank my coach, Thedo Remmelink, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and my sponsors: the Steamboat Mountain School, Poc Helmets, Swany Gloves, Darn Tough Socks, Swix Wax and my family and friends who have supported me, especially Chri More...

The wheels have turned

Wheels have turned and ALL I needed and wanted (and was promised) for two weeks is falling into place!  Was it prayer answered? I pray so!  More...

Community & Local News

Home and Leisure Show March 21

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st annual Home and Leisure Show March 21 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event will take place at the Mt. Blue Campus. More...

Maine Maple Sunday March 22

The Maine Maple Producers Association invites the public to join Maine’s maple syrup producers, statewide, as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday March 22. More...

Pancake breakfast, old-time maple sugaring

Norla nds   LIVERMORE — A pancake breakfast and old-time maple sugaring is being offered at Norlands Sunday, March 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

January Student of the Month: Makayla Martin

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — Each month the administration and teachers at Mt. Abram recognize a deserving student who works everyday to achieve their goals. The administration and teachers at Mt. More...

Blood drive at MTA

SALEM — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held in the Mt. Abram High School library Thursday, March 19, from 11 a.m. More...

David Robie Scholarship applications now available

FARMINGTON — Applications for the Annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce David Robie Scholarship are now available. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17 May your pockets be heavyand your heart be light,May good luck pursue youeach morning and night. —Irish Blessing More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Kiley Brooke Quimby  Born: February 5, 2015 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs., 5 oz. Length: 20 inches   More...