April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Community Welcome for Sugarloaf President

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Board of Selectmen will sponsor a Community Welcome for Sugarloaf’s new General Manager Karl Strand, Sugarloafer since 1987, April 20. More...

Compactor roof discussions continue

KINGFIELD — In a meeting of the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee, it was confirmed that packer trucks would no longer be permitted to dispose of waste at the transfer station as of May 1.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Zink and Co at North Church - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Zink and Co at North Church for the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, April 23. Concert starts at 7 p.m. More...

Miss Gifts of Love Drag Show is back! - Free Access

KINGFIELD — It’s the end of another long winter in western Maine, and that means it’s time for the 5th Annual Gifts of Love Drag Show. It is that special time when local men come down from the mountains and doll up! More...

Farmington library, Western Maine Storytelling receive grant

FARMINGTON — Thanks to a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Farmington will host two performances on Saturday, June 13, by the amazing Massachusetts duo, Eshu Bumpus and Motoko.  More...

Community & Local News

Job fair scheduled for Skowhegan

AUGUSTA — Spring job fair season is underway around Maine, providing an opportune time for job seekers looking for work. The Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring or participating in several career fairs. More...

Historical society accepts donation from local American Legion

PHILLIPS — On behalf of the Phillips Historical Society at its meeting of the 2015 season, President Dennis Atkinson proudly accepted the donation of a 46- star American flag emblazoned with the words J. M. Teague Camp #77 - S. of V. USA. More...

Farmington Grange open house set

WEST FARMINGTON — The Farmington Grange will hold an Open House April 17, at 7:15 p.m. All are invited.  There will be a tour of the building, a brief history and explanation of Grange offices and opening ceremonies. More...

News from our Schools

Readers rock Seuss hats

Students in Sheila Lecander’s third and fourth grade class at Stratton School celebrated the birthday of author Dr. More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its second trimester honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

MSAD #58 kindergarten registrations

SALEM — MSAD #58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong) is holding kindergarten registration for students turning 5 years old on or before Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Opportunities are like sunrises.If you wait too long,you miss them. —William Arthur Ward If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It has been a very painful two weeks since I lost my wonderful Howard. I don’t think I would have made it without all the support of our hundreds of friends from across the United States and Canada.  More...

Orbeton appointed to school board

KINGFIELD — About a dozen interested taxpayers, area residents and town employees attended the April 6 Kingfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting. More...

Reggae rocks the mountain

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thousands of music lovers descended on Sugarloaf over the weekend for the 27th Annual Bud Light Reggae Festival. More...

Principal to leave Stratton School

EUSTIS — Superintendent Mike Shea reported to the Flagstaff RSU School Board of Directors that the school still had 20 percent of the current school budget remaining. More...

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MSAD #58 Board of Directors’ statement

In an effort to provide accurate information to the public about the ongoing (teacher) negotiations, the following information is being released again by the MSAD #58 Board of Directors.  More...

Legislative Update

Maine Senate President sponsors welfare reform legislation   Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has announced he is the sponsor of a sweeping welfare reform bill that is designed to make recipients accountable to Maine taxpayers. More...

Letters

Thank you...

Wanted to thank my family and friends for all the cards, food, flowers and kind words I received after the loss of my beloved brother, Rick Pinkham.  As the days pass by, we pray time and memories will help ease our pain. More...

A word of thanks to the local farming community:

When we settled on Tory Hill in Phillips, Maine in l969, the land hadn’t been farmed for three-quarters of a century. We were in our early 20s and knew nothing of farming.  More...

Thank you for the breakfast!

Thank you to the Gifts of Love for the breakfast bag of eggs, English muffins, sausage, pancake mix, milk and orange juice that was dropped off at my house April 4.  It was real good!  Thanks again, David LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley Lakes Regional School unplugs and ‘shakes loose’

Saddleback hosts RSU #78 for an entire day outside

RANGELEY — It wasn’t class as usual Friday, Aril 3, at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Instead, at 8:30 a.m., students at RSU #78 loaded back onto school buses and headed up the road for a totally unplugged day at Saddleback, Maine. More...

Volunteers needed to ‘lend an ear’ for frogs across Maine

FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon is looking for volunteers to “lend an ear” and help observe the presence of frogs and toads in their local area. More...

MTA Boosters annual meeting April 16

SALEM — The Annual Meeting of the Mt. Abram High School Boosters will be held Thursday, April 16 at 4:15 p.m. in the Mt. Abram High School library.  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...