July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent anticipates rebuilding, revitalization

PHILLIPS — Coming to MSAD #58 as superintendent is a homecoming of sorts for Susan Pratt of Strong. More...

Arts & Entertainment

JOSH TURNER COMES TO RANGELEY - Free Access

Craig Wayne Boyd, 2014 Winner of “The Voice” will open for Turner

RANGELEY — Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will perform live at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 2. Opening for Turner is country singer and multi-instrumentalist Craig Wayne Boyd. More...

Blues performance August 2

KINGFIELD — Award winning blues musician Victor Wainwright and The Wild Roots will be performing their raucous, high octane boogie-woogie blues in the 1827 Barn at the Mountain Village Farm B&B at 164 Main Street Sunday, Aug. More...

Jazz concert in Phillips

Preservation Hall, early 1900s New Orleans-style jazz, Bourbon Street Blues – it all comes alive at the Phillips Area Community Center (PACC) on Sunday, July 26, when Portland’s State Street Traditional Jazz Band steps onto the stage in P More...

Community & Local News

Free lunch for kids in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Ecumenical food pantry, operated by the four churches in town, is sponsoring a free lunch for the youth of Rangeley on the next few Wednesdays: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5.  More...

Bean-Hole Bean Supper on Porter Lake

STRONG — The Porter Lake Association will hold its 46th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper Saturday, Aug. 1, at Strong Beach on Porter Lake from 5 until 6:30 p.m. More...

Texas Hold-em tournament slated

PHILLIPS — A Texas Hold-em tournament will be held Friday, July 26 beginning at 6 p.m. sharp at the American Legion Hall at 15 Depot Street (old train depot).  The buy-in is $30. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Despite threat of rain, Challenge a success

Carrabassett Valley Back Country Cycle Challenge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Last Saturday, under mostly cloudy skies and threats of rain all day, 161 registered cyclists gathered at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for the fifth annual Carrabassett Valley Back Country Cycle Challenge hosted by the Car More...

Daggett Rock: Maine’s largest glacial erratic

PHILLIPS — Tucked away on a wooded hillside in Phillips is a natural wonder that must have struck awe in the first person to lay eyes on it, as it still does today. More...

Local craft brews paired with Maine views

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails will be hosting the first annual Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at the Stratton Brook Hut Saturday, Aug 1. A master brewer from Baxter Brewing Co. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. 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...

Kingfield votes no to withdrawal

KINGFIELD — There was heavy turnout at the polls for Kingfield’s MSAD #58 withdrawal referendum and voters chose not to pursue leaving the district.  More...

Saddleback down to the wire on new lift

Berry family announces ski resort will not open for 2015-2016 ski season unless $3 million in financing is secured to replace the aging Rangeley Double Chairlift

RANGELEY — Saddleback Maine, the third largest ski mountain in Maine and the third largest employer in Franklin County, announced recently that it will not commence winter operations unless it can secure $3 million in financing to purchase a ne More...

Strong road access discussion continues

STRONG — Issues with a trio of gated roads were listed on the agenda for the July 14 Board of Selectmen’s meeting. However, two of those agenda issues were tabled due to the absence of an interested party. More...

Wild, wild in West-ern Maine

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Festival Days went off last weekend without a hitch despite the forecast for rain. More...

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Legislative Update

Legislature adjourns for year   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite part of Outdoor Adventure Camp?

Lianne Fiske of Carrabassett Valley: "The campers!" More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Waite Albro

1923-2015 — He served in the Army Air Force

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Waite Albro 92, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  More...

August ‘Gus’ Misner

1936-2015 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading his Bible

TOGUS — August “Gus” Nelson Misner, 78, of Belgrade passed away July 15, 2015 at the Silver Springs Hospice in Togus, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Nancy L. Morgan

1949-2015 — She was actively involved in numerous charity functions & organizations

PHILLIPS — Nancy Lee (Ellis) Morgan, 65 of Phillips, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at CMMC in Lewiston where she had been a patient for the past two weeks, following a lengthy illness.  More...

News from our Schools

Bank foundation grants $33,000 in local scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $33,000 college scholarships to 12 local students. More...

United Way partners offer free backpacks, school supplies

FARMINGTON — United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, Farmington Rotary, and Stericycle Communication Solutions are partnering to offer backpacks filled with essential school supplies through Packs for Progress.  More...

BRIGHT AND CHEERY THANK-YOU

Cameron Beers, Willow Norton, Kiley Franklin, Calvin Punderson, Gracie-Mae Fargo, art students at the Stratton School, show their gratitude to the Stratton PTC for supplying materials for the school& More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sunday is Parents Day  The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.  —Orlando A. Battista   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

From my wheelchair and the bed, from your friend and caring reporter, Laura Dunham, it seems like just yesterday that Howard and I lived at Sugarloaf/USA and I would go up to the mountain and walk into Larry Warren’s or Warren Cook’s offi More...