June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tight-knit school part of student success

MTA Valedictorian and Salutatorian

SALEM — Reilly Romanoski of Strong and Jacey Davenport of New Portland have combined academics, athletics and extracurricular activities with determination, focus and solid study skills to be named the top students of the Class of 2015.  More...

Association, board response to budget meeting

SALEM — Following the May 27 MSAD #58 District Budget Meeting, the Mt. Abram Teachers Association and the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors were contacted for a statement in regards to the meeting. More...

Tractor trailer accident, home damaged

AVON — A tractor trailer operator hauling a load of logs failed to negotiate a sharp turn, overturned his vehicle and spilled the load he was carrying, one of which struck a nearby residence early Wednesday, May 27.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rustic Overtones: Making it to Motown - Free Access

~ Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — “There are not a lot of firsts left for a band that has been together for 20 years,” stated Dave Gutter of Rustic Overtones. More...

GoldenOak comes to Stratton - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

STRATTON — New England Celtic Arts will present GoldenOak at Route 27 Arts Thursday, June 11 as part of its ongoing Patriot Renewables Emerging Artists Series. Curtain is 7 p.m. More...

Free summer concert series on tap

FARMINGTON — A free summer concert series, a mix of country and oldies music from the 60s and 70s, will be held every Tuesday starting June 9 and ending Aug. 25 at the F armington Meeting House Park Gazebo, from 11: 30 a. m. to 1 p. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herman H. Ellis

1930-2015 — He was a true woodsman in every respect

FARMINGTON — Herman H. Ellis, 85, of Stratton, died in the early morning hours of Monday, May 18, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington.  More...

William ‘Bill’ Ellis

1920-2015 — He enjoyed his family and the Rangeley area

RANGELEY — William “Bill” Ellis, a native of Rangeley, peacefully passed away May 25, 2015.  More...

Curtis J. Smith

1922-2015 — His greatest love in life was his family

STRONG — Curtis “Bubba” James Smith, 92, went to be with God and his beloved heavenly family on the morning of May 20, 2015, with his loving family by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor adventures for kids returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Children ages 4 to 13 years are invited to participate in the 2015 season of Outdoor Adventure Camp. Camp runs from July 6 to Aug. 14, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  More...

Monument pays tribute to the ‘Rangeley Boat’

OQUOSSOC — June 6 at 11 a.m., the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society cordially invites the public to a celebration of its new monument and exhibit honoring the famous Rangeley Boat.  More...

State Wildlife Action Plan topic for RRGSA meeting

OQUOSSOC — “Updating the State Wildlife Action Plan” will be the topic at the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association meeting Thursday, June 18.  Judy Camuso, biologist and Director of Wildlife at the Maine Dep 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...

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MSAD #58 budget cut to $255,964

SALEM — Following a media release of a Declaration of No Confidence from Mt. More...

Kingfield: $827,000 budget goes before town

The Kingfield Annual Town Meeting is 9 a.m. June 6 at Kingfield Elementary School

KINGFIELD — Forty-two articles make up the 2015 Kingfield Annual Town Meeting warrant, including elections of a selectman for a three-year term and a MSAD #58 School Board Director three-year term. More...

Over Kingfield

Taken from the top of a hill on Route 16 looking out over Kingfield last Wednesday as thunderstorms raged in the area. (Drew Benson photo) More...

Op-Ed

Breaking News - 6/4/2015 11:14 AM

Stabilize the district - Free Access

MSAD #58 held a district budget meeting on May 28, 2015. At that meeting, the Budget was presented as $9,434,370. More...

Breaking News - 6/4/2015 11:16 AM

MSAD #58 Public Information Regarding the 2015-2016 Budget - Free Access

After the May 28, 2015 District Budget Meeting, the MSAD #58 School Board sought legal counsel to determine the appropriate steps to take in regard to the Budget Validation Referendum (BVR -- vote at the polls in each town) intended to be held on Jun More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters

Thanks for all the cards and notes

Another thank-you is in order for the huge amount of cards and wonderful notes about Chuck that were sent to me and our family.  The outpouring of kindness has touched us all. He was really a “people person” and is sorely missed. More...

Community & Local News

Garden club to meet

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club will gather at the gardens of Deborah Burke, 112 Blue Spruce Road in East Wilton at 5:30 p.m. More...

And a good time was had by all...

PHILLIPS — Members of the Phillips Fire Department recently challenged the Phillips eighth grade class of 2016 to a basketball game. The challenge had a dual goal. It was both a fundraiser and a fun-raiser.  More...

Strong library begins summer reading program

STRONG — Readers from age 3 to 12 will explore the world of different heroes this summer as Strong Public Library presents “Every Hero Has a Story” during its summer library program.  More...

News from our Schools

District Art Show a success

SALEM — “Anyone who thinks we should cut funding for the arts should come to one of these,” stated Marc Edwards of Strong. He was speaking of the MSAD #58 District Art Show and the apparent talent of district students.  More...

KES fundraiser underway

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School’s Parent Volunteer Group is sponsoring its first Summer Family Fun Raffle in June, with winners to be drawn June 17.  More...

Aaron Jalbert graduates from Saint Joseph’s

STANDISH — Aaron Jalbert of Avon graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science — Exercise Specialist.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.  —Tom Stoppard  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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