February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

2.5 quake measured in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The U.S. Geological Survey registered a 2.5 magnitude earthquake Feb. 11 that centered near the base of Saddleback at 1:13 a.m. The earthquake measured 6.5 kilometers below the surface.  More...

VEC decides to pursue Village Green

KINGFIELD — After giving the public only two days’ notice, the Village Enhancement Committee met Feb. 10 to discuss the future of committee projects. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sandy River Ramblers to play Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River Ramblers have been a crowd favorite at the Phillips Area Community Center for several years, and they’ll be bringing their unique blend of Bluegrass/Country/Folk music to Phillips again Saturday, Feb. 27.  More...

UMF discussion: ‘Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family’

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to present the insightful dialogue, “Transforming Perspectives: Two Generations on Gender.” In this conversation, UMF student Jonas Maines and his father Wayne will discuss More...

Western Maine Storytellers at Farmington Grange

FARMINGTON — Five local story tellers from Western Maine Storytelling and the Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers will share folktales and personal stories Friday, Feb. 19, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. More...

Letters

The wellness of a community

Since becoming principal of the Stratton School in August, I have been awed by the amount of community support that has been provided for healthy life-long opportunities that include music, the arts, sciences, athletics and outdoor recreation.  More...

Legion scholarship ‘bottle drive’ on

The Kingfield American Legion Post #61 is beginning another “bottle drive” to benefit its scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating their returnable bottles or cans to the fund may do so at the Old Mill Redemption Center on Ma More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley food pantry open Tuesdays

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Ecumenical Food Pantry is open each Tuesday from 10 a.m. More...

RFA Lakeside Theater undergoing major renovation

RANGELEY — The RFA Lakeside Theater is undergoing a major renovation to turn the outdated “projection room” into a classroom/flex space and to create a new, upper level theatrical lighting and sound booth.  More...

Democrats to caucus

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Democrats all over Maine will caucus Sunday, March 6. Joint caucuses for Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley, Eustis, Copeland and Wyman will be held at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library at 2 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

100 DAYS SMARTER

Tabitha Emery’s kindergarten class at the Stratton School celebrated the 100th day of school Tuesday, Feb. 9. More...

Serious about citrus

Laura Quynn of the Franklin Community Health Network explains healthy eating options to Stratton School first graders recently. More...

Learn about learning

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Wednesday, Feb. 17, Carrabassett Valley Academy will be hosting two unique learning sessions addressing winter sports academy academics and the college preparatory and admissions process. Sessions will start at 2 p.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The best vision is insight.  —Malcolm Forbes  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

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Rousseau appointed fire chief in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Selectmen appointed Mark Rousseau as Fire Chief following an Executive Session during their regular biweekly meeting Feb. 9. Rousseau served as Deputy Chief under former Chief James Gould. More...

CV Selectmen approve Town Meeting warrant

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen met for a brief meeting to go over final changes and additions to warrant articles for the March 9 Town Meeting. More...

Five run unopposed in Strong

STRONG — The warrant for the annual Town Meeting was signed by selectmen during their Feb. 9 meeting. More...

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Legislative Update

Victim Advocate hired for unsolved homicide unit Renee Ordway has been hired to serve as the Victim Advocate to work with the family members in these cases, making the unit fully staffed. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could start a business, what would it be and why?

Brian Sherwood of Salem pictured with son Jackson, 18 months: "I would open a tattoo shop because it is very unique and precise work. You only get one shot at getting it right." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. Dumont

1956-2016 — With his comedic style, he reminded people to enjoy life and have fun

AUBURN — Robert E. “Bobby” Dumont, 59, of Stratton and Waterville passed away peacefully Jan. 25, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. His wife, Tammy, was by his side. More...

Daniel J. Howard Jr.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Daniel J. Howard Jr., age 93, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Viles Howard, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital in Connecticut. More...

Erwin Wilbur

1925-2016 — Larry enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling with family and friends

KINGFIELD — Erwin “Larry” Wilbur 90, of Kingfield passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Champs

The Kingfield Lady Wildcats defeated the Rangeley Lady Lakers 24-21 and earned the Northern Franklin County League Championship. More...

Lakers fall to Cavaliers in quarterfinal play

AUGUSTA — With superb passing skills and outstanding communication, the Rangeley Lakers appeared to be a solid team that worked well together. That cohesiveness earned the Lakers a spot in the Class D South basketball quarterfinals held Feb. More...

Lady Wildcats take NFCL Championship

SALEM — The Kingfield Lady Wildcats defeated the Rangeley Lady Lakers in a close game Monday, Feb. 8 at Mt. Abram High School. The points spread was never more than a few points but Kingfield managed to keep the lead for most of the game. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

FIRST WEDNESDAYS WARMING CENTER — 10 am-2 pm, United Methodist Economic Ministry, Rt. 142, Salem. First Wednesdays of month. Free, open to public. 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 MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...