April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley bans packer trucks

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen met for a brief meeting April 20 and discussed Carrabassett Valley Transfer Station use by packer trucks. More...

Franklin County board OKs buying new police dog, digital equipment

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Cpl. Nate Bean will be getting a new police dog.  His current dog, Diesel, is 9 years old and is nearing the end of his career, Lt. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher in concert - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

MEXICO & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with PEI’s Festival of Small Halls will present world-famous fiddler Richard Wood with Gordon Belsher at the Mexico Maine Congregational Church Wednesday, May 6 and at Nor More...

Quartet to perform at schools - Free Access

  The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper Quartet will hold five area performances May 4 and 5. The quartet will perform at Strong Elementary School at 10 a.m. and at Kingfield Elementary School at 1 p.m. May 4. More...

Racket Factory to play benefit concert

WEST FARMINGTON — The Racket Factory will be performing a benefit concert for the Farmington Grange May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Bridge Street.  More...

Letters

About the Kingfield budget requests

The ever increasing taxes in Kingfield surely must be a burden for too many people. How easy it is, however, for various organizations and groups to request “gifts” from the town instead of doing some fund generation on their own.  More...

Thanks for the water!

Thank you to whoever left the case of Poland Spring water for me at Anni’s last week. I wish I knew who you were so I could thank you by name.  I can sure put it to good use.  Dave LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Time to cleanup the Eustis, Stratton, Coplin highway

The date for the annual Route 27 clean-up has been set for Saturday, May 16.  Volunteers from the Eustis, Stratton and Coplin area should meet at the Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis at 8 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Museum opens for season May 1

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will be open Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the month of May. More...

Oquossoc ‘Out of the Mud Run’ May 9

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Fitness Center is hosting a run series this year designed for running and exercise enthusiasts at all fitness levels.  According to organizers, there is a variety of events on trails, roads and mountains —some More...

Ski Museum of Maine Golf Classic returns

SCARBOROUGH — The public is invited to support the Ski Museum of Maine and have a great time playing in a golf tournament when the Ski Museum of Maine Golf Classic is held Monday, June 8, at the Nonesuch River Golf Course.  According to or 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.  —Bob Moawad  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Go International With Curries!

Curry is a flavor you either hate or More...

Snowmobile club gets sewer, water hookups

KINGFIELD — At the April 20 meeting, selectmen agreed on allowing the Kingfield Sno-Wanderers to hook up water and sewer service to the “sled shed.” Trail master Jim Boyce approached the board during the last meeting about doing the More...

School budget up for discussion

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 Superintendent Erica Brouillet will attend the May 4 Kingfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting to discuss the proposed 2015–2016 school budget. More...

Area residents meet Sugarloaf General Manager

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen welcomed Sugarloaf’s new General Manager, Karl Strand, to the community April 20 for an informal question and answer session. More...

Same place: fifty years later

Vows renewed

Meldon and Regina Gilmore of Freeman recently renewed their wedding vows in the same church they were married in 50 years ago. More...

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Legislative Update

Amendment to repeal income tax proposed This past week Governor Paul LePage proposed LR 1983, “Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Eliminate the Income Tax,” which would eliminate Maine’s income tax b More...

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is observed every year beginning on May 6 with National Nurses Day and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rudolph A. Stanzel Jr.

1931-2015 — He was a loyal, loving husband, a kind, but firm father, a coach, and a mentor

FORT MYERS — Rudolph A. Stanzel Jr., “Rudy,” 83, of Fort Myers, Florida and Porter Lake, Maine, passed peacefully on Friday April 17 at Hope Hospice at Shell Point in Fort Myers.  More...

Community & Local News

Business After Hours at Dead River Company

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Dead River Company for “Business After Hours” and enjoy an evening of appetizers and door prizes Thursday, April 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

Free skin and oral cancer screenings for uninsured, underinsured

PORTLAND — People who are uninsured or underinsured can get free screening for skin cancer on four upcoming dates by appointment. More...

Franklin Savings names new head of commercial lending

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank has named Derek Hayes to the management team as Director of Commercial Lending.  More...

News from our Schools

Rangeley students attend ‘Whipping Man’ production

PORTLAND — Thanks to the generous support of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and The Parent Teacher Association, Maryam Emami and Tim Straub along with Rangeley Lake Regional School junior and senior classes were able to experience the product More...

KVCC ‘Admit in a Day’ event May 8

HINCKLEY — Kennebec Valley Community College will hold an “Admit in a Day,” event Friday, May 8 giving potential students a one-stop option for enrolling in classes for the summer or fall 2015 semesters.  The event will be hel More...

Ethel ‘Billie’ Gammon History Education Fellowship award offered

LIVERMORE — Maine High School seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000 fellowship, named in honor of the Washburn- Norlands Living History Center founder, Ethel “Billie” Gammon. Applications are due by May 22.  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...