May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate labor program considered

STRONG — Joel Reed requested $600 from the Strong Board of Selectmen for the town’s two Cal Ripken baseball teams. Reed stated there are a total of 21 children on the teams and two of them are from unorganized territories.  More...

Moose Loop ATV trail disconnected

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Western Maine’s Moose Loop has been severed and, for the time being, is not a continuous, unbroken recreational vehicle trail. More...

Petition first step in exploring withdrawal

KINGFIELD — A group of residents have come together to bring new life to a petition which will give a committee the go-ahead to explore the options to leave MSAD #58. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Wiles comes to Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present The Wiles at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington on Thursday May 14 as part of its ongoing Patriot Renewables emerging artists series. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

Treat mom to an evening of music - Free Access

Early Bird tickets on sale through May 15

KINGFIELD — Just a few days remain to purchase Early Bird tickets for the 13th annual Kingfield POPS. These specially priced tickets are $20 through May 15. The ticket price increases to $25 after May 15 and at the gate, tickets will be $30. More...

Josh Turner to perform in Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — Multi-platinum Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will perform live and in-concert at the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 25. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norman James Barker

1953-2015 — He enjoyed the time he spent with his daughter and two grandchildren

LEWISTON — Norman James Barker, 61, of Stratton passed away April 24, 2015 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunner baseball: Short but intense season

SALEM — With four games held the last week, Mt. Abram Roadrunner baseball season is underway. The team hosted two games and traveled for two. More...

Game wardens seeking information on deer poaching

Maine game wardens and Maine Operation Game Thief continue to seek the public’s assistance in gathering information in hopes to find those responsible for the illegal killing of as many as four deer in the towns of Chesterville, Livermore Falls More...

Lady Roadrunners defeat Ramblers

SALEM — In the first week of a short five-week softball season, the Lady Roadrunners softball team brought home a big win against the Winthrop Lady Ramblers. The Lady Roadrunners brought players across the home plate 12 times giving the Mt. 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

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.  —Christopher Morley  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Things are just not what they were some 10 years ago, so I was amazed this past week when I flew into Orlando, Fla. on Spirit Air Lines and I asked if I could have my photo taken with the pilot. More...

MSAD #58 Superintendent resigns

SALEM — MSAD #58 Superintendent Erica Bouillet announced her resignation at the April 30 School Board of Directors meeting. This announcement comes less than a year after her appointment with the district. More...

Smelling the crocus

A neighborhood cat visits Winona Davenport’s garden at her home in Phillips recently — apparently as pleased with spring as the rest of us. (Winona Davenport photo) More...

Slight budget increase recommended

KINGFIELD — April 25, the Kingfield Budget Committee worked through the budget one final time before sending it to voters at the Town Meeting June 6. Before the committee began going through the budget, the increase over last year was $24,318. More...

Fire warning critical

WESTERN MAINE — The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire conditions in the mountains and foothills May 4. More...

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Stanley Museum request for $4,000

Last Monday, the Kingfield Budget Committee denied this year’s Stanley Museum request for $4,000: the Committee recommended $0. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best thing about your mom?

Amelia Holland, 6, of Kingfield: “She gives me hugs.” More...

Letters

There are advantages to ranked choice elections

Ranked choice voting is used throughout the United States and around the world to help simplify the voting process. More...

Thank you to an an amazing area

I would like to express my immense gratitude and thanks to this extended community for all of the out pouring of love and help through this very difficult time in my life; the sudden and unexpected death of my husband, Carl Shorey.  More...

Community & Local News

Contra dance May 9

WEST FARMINGTON — Saturday, May 9, a contra dance will be held at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  There is a family dance this month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., which will cost $2 for adults and $1 for students.& More...

Saturday is Letter Carriers’ Food Drive day

Drop off non-perishable food at your local post office or leave by your mail box for your letter carrier to pick up

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one- More...

Health Network staff presented with EPIC Awards

FARMINGTON — April’s recipients of the EPIC awards established by the Franklin Community Health Network Spirit Committee and announced quarterly include: Dr. More...

News from our Schools

Bikes for Books awards presented

KINGFIELD — Mt Abram Masonic Lodge #204 in Kingfield presented bicycles, helmets and shirts to 14 students of Kingfield Elementary School April 16 in the annual Bikes For Books campaign, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of Maine and Carrabassett Co More...

‘Project Runway’ comes to Stratton

STRATTON — Project Runway Fashion Show was held March 23 at the Stratton School with students modeling the creations their teams came up with. More...

MTA Prom May 9

Mt. Abram High School

MTA Prom will be held May 9. Tickets are now on sale: $20 each or $35 for a couple.   More...