October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

FALL FISHING

Fishermen get in some fall fly-fishing at the Big Eddy in Somerset County. More...

Sugarloaf holds Homecoming Weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloafers took advantage of great weekend weather to get back to the mountain they love for a variety of reasons. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Toronto ensemble Ozere on tour - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present Ozere at The Green Church Concert Series in Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 21, at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, Oct. More...

Native American Storyteller on tap

FARMINGTON — John Bear Mitchell will share stories that teach ancient societal wisdoms in “Maine Indians, Wabanaki Peoples — Our Past and Present Stories” at the Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington Saturday, Nov. More...

RFA presents Theater at Monmouth’s ‘Henry V’ in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts, in its continued dedication to bring the very best of the arts to Rangeley’s students and community, is sponsoring two performances of William Shakespeare’s Henry V Friday, Oct. More...

Community & Local News

Pumpkin Alley comes to Kingfield

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Bicentennial Committee will be sponsoring Pumpkin Alley Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Guitars sought for KES music program

KINGFIELD — Dedicated to supporting school programs in the arts, the Kingfield POPS is helping the Kingfield Elementary School fifth grade general music class locate instruments.  More...

‘Door to Door Knocking’ offered on Halloween

FARMINGTON — Edgewood Rehab and Living Center at 221 Fairbanks Road and Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center at 107 Orchard Street will be holding their annual “Door To Door Knocking” Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

High School students observe Supreme Court proceedings

FARMINGTON — Students from Mt. Abram and Mt. Blue had the opportunity to observe the Maine Supreme Court in action Oct. 7. The court presided in the Bjorn Auditorium on the Mt. More...

Water, water everywhere Is it safe to drink?

SALEM — With the school year now in full swing at Mt. More...

UMF student receives prestigious award

FARMINGTON — Veronica Manasco, a first-year student at the University of Maine at Farmington, was recently honored at the 2015 Mitchell Institute Fall Gala with the distinguished Paddy Frank Walsh Pioneer Scholar Award.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Boss’s Day is Friday  People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.  —Theodore Roosevelt   More...

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Superintendent Agreements financial burden for MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 is in a unique and costly position: a large number of students from other districts are attracted to and accepted into the district under Superintendent Agreements. More...

Kingfield to explore Mill Street easements

KINGFIELD — Selectmen continued discussion of Mill Street parking leases during their Oct. 5 meeting. The ongoing discussions regard exchanging plowing for parking behind some Main Street businesses. More...

Saddleback in ‘serious negotiations’ with buyer

RANGELEY — “We are in the midst of serious negotiations with a buyer that plans to open for the winter—hope to be up and running soon. More...

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I love North New Portland, Maine

Gilman pond is a gem nestled in a valley with a majestic local mountain backdrop. The wildlife is extraordinary. The folks that enjoy it are peaceful and seem to honor it immensely. It is a chapel, if you will...to me.  More...

Legislative Update

Bills submitted for second Legislative session   The list of bills submitted by lawmakers for consideration in the Second Regular Session of the Maine Legislature is now available. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara T. Brackett

1926-2015 — She loved her children and grandchildren dearly

FARMINGTON— Barbara T. Brackett, 88, of Stratton Rd. in Rangeley, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Orchard Park in Farmington.  Barbara was born Oct. 20, 1926, a daughter of Clement and Elita (Blodgett) Field. More...

Howard D. Jackson

1943-2015 — He was a Maine outdoorsman and was passionate about fishing

FAYETTE — Howard D. Jackson, 71, of New Vineyard, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Fayette.  More...

Tyyne Niemi Pillman

Graveside Service

Graveside Service for Tyyne Niemi Pillman, who died July 17, 2015, will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 3 p.m., at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield, with Pastor Connie Maginnis officiating. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Tim Whiton wins 2015 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb

Resort hosts record-setting field for the second consecutive year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Following a second place finish in 2014, 28-year-old Tim Whiton, of Brunswick, took home top honors in the 2015 Sugarloaf Uphill Climb Sunday; completing the grueling course in a time of 29 minutes and 14 seconds. More...

Roadrunners fall to Ramblers

SALEM — Junior Xavier Romanoski kicked the single Roadrunner goal in a home contest against the Winthrop Ramblers last week.  More...

Lady Roadrunners defeat Ramblers

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners (3-6-2) took advantage of home-field play Oct. 5 and defeated the Winthrop Lady Ramblers 2–0.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS LADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 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...

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...