August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Milewski returns to Strong to teach

STRONG — Beth Milewski is no stranger to MSAD #58. Her father, Rufus Brackley, spent some time teaching eighth grade at Strong Elementary School years ago. She attended and graduated Mt. Abram High School. More...

RLHT earns national recognition

Accreditation awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has achieved land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Heather Pierson Trio comes to Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present The Heather Pierson Trio at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Tuesday, Aug. 18; at The Green Church Concert Series in Mexico Wednesday, Aug. More...

Arsenic and Old Lace at Lakeside Theater

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ presents a community theater production of Arsenic and Old Lace at the RFA Lakeside Theater, August 14, 15 & 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Nordica Day Concert on tap

FARMINGTON — Aug. 17, 1911, famed opera diva, Lillian Nordica, performed in her hometown of Farmington to an overflow audience in the auditorium that now bears her name. Aug. More...

Letters

Support for MSAD #58

On June 23, the Stratton School had the pleasure of hosting a discussion on secondary education with community members, school board members and superintendents from Carrabassett Valley, Coplin Plantation and Flagstaff RSU.  More...

Community & Local News

American Legion donates flag

Farmington Legion members Charles Bennett (nearest flag) and David Target (second from left), presented Cranberry Peak Apartments residents with a complimentary American flag Thursday, Aug. More...

Bible Adventure Days returns with Everest Expedition

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry invites all area youth to join in for this year’s Bible Adventure Days (BAD for short!). More...

Garden club to meet

WILTON — Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members and guests will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Tom Saviello’s garden located at 60 Applegate Lane.  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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.  —Albert Einstein  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It seems as though it is not enough to have a paralyzed leg and a broken arm, but for four days now I have been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis in the only body part I have left, my right arm. More...

Eustis’ proposed cemetery ordinances

EUSTIS — Selectmen Steve St. Jean, Brandy Farnsworth and Daphne Harp were escorted through local cemeteries Aug. More...

CV to offer online registration renewals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen accepted a bid from Maine Roof Solutions of Madison for roof work to be done to the Anti- Gravity Complex this fall. The bid for $156,000 was the lowest of four bids received for the roof installation project. More...

WWII veteran receives service medals

SALEM — Bob Howard of Salem recalled having a conversation with Raymond Coffren, also of Salem, about Coffren’s military service during World War II. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Regarding my vote on LD 1378

I appreciate questions regarding my vote on LD 1378 and the Land for Maine’s Future bond issue. I regret that some have indicated disappointment with that vote. As you may know, I supported LD 1378 when it first came to the floor of the House. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What animal are you most afraid of and why?

Jayson Foss, 6, of Kingfield: “I’m not afraid of no animals.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys M. Brackley

1922-2015 — She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and studying the Bible

WINTHROP — Gladys M. Brackley, 92, a resident of Winthrop, formerly of Livermore Falls, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at her residence.  More...

Arthur W. Porter Jr.

1926-2015 — He enlisted in the United States Army in 1944, assigned to the Fighting Jungleers

AUBURN — Arthur W. Porter Jr., 89, of New Sharon passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Hospice House in Auburn, with family members at his side, after a period of declining health.  More...

Christine Adams Schipper

1932-2015 — Once settled in Maine, she was a very active volunteer

FARMINGTON — Christine Adams Schipper, 83, of Carrabassett Valley passed away July 30, 2015 at Orchard Park Rehab. in Farmington, after a long illness.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Franklin County Women’s Softball League finishes inaugural season

Franklin County Women’s Softball League finished its inaugural season Sunday, Aug. 2, with two playoff games and a championship game. More...

Rangeley Trail Town Festival September 5

RANGELEY — Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rangeley will celebrate its fourth annual Trail Town Festival at Haley Pond Park on Pond Street.  More...

State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf Golf Club

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers arrived at the Sugarloaf Golf Club Monday as they prepare to compete for cash, prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top golfer in the 2015 State of Mai 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...