March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Cemetery Ordinance to go in front of Eustis voters

EUSTIS — Voting for several elected positions will take place March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Stratton/Eustis Community Building. More...

School board hears tech center proposal

STRONG — The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors was introduced to the 2016-2017 budget process during the Feb. 25 meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Variety awaits Artwalkers this Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Join Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday, March 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. for an interesting variety of offerings. More...

Karen Bessey Pease to give informal book signing

NEW PORTLAND — the New Portland Community Library invites the public to visit with Karen Bessey Pease, local author of three youth novels, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 12.  More...

Cross-cultural, collaborative printmaking exhibition on tap

FARMINGTON — A Sense of Place / El Sentido del Lugar makes its western Maine debut at the Flex Space Gallery in the Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington from March 4 to April 17. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra Bestwick

1959-2016 — She served as librarian at the New Vineyard Public Library for about 15 years

NEW VINEYARD — Sandra Phyllis (Howard) Bestwick, 56, of New Vineyard, left unexpectedly for her heavenly home, surrounded by family and friends Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, 2016, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. More...

Glenda Joanne Katsiaficas

1962-2016 — She will be remembered as a vibrant, beautiful soul

FARMINGTON — Glenda Joanne Katsiaficas, 53, of Stratton, left this world on Feb. 16, 2016, after gracing us all with a little more “zang” and love in our lives.  More...

Larry J. Sloan

1954-2016 — He served his country in the U.S. Air Force

KINGFIELD — Larry John Sloan, 61, died unexpectedly Feb. 20, 2016 in Kingfield.  More...

News from our Schools

World-class geography champion

KINGFIELD — Hayden Luce of Kingfield knows a lot about the world, at least in terms of geography. Luce is a 7th grade student at Kingfield Elementary School and he has earned the title of School Geo Bee Champion. More...

Sadie James named to dean’s list

LEWISTON — Sadie James was named to the dean’s list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2015. More...

UMF announces dean’s list for fall 2015

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington announces its dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday  Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.  — Dr. Seuss — Theodore Seuss Geisel   More...

Distinctive Breads

Bread is a staple nearly everyone loves. But More...

Kingfield VEC seeking $360,000 municipal loan

KINGFIELD — A Public Hearing was held prior to the selectmen’s meeting Monday, Feb. 22 regarding an application for a Community Development Block Grant. The grant would assist businesses with making improvements to their façades. More...

FLOOD STRANDS ISLAND RESIDENTS

A river of water crosses Island Road in Kingfield, leaving residents stranded. The issue started last week when an ice jam forced a change in the course of the Carrabassett River. Heavy rains Feb. More...

Carrabassett Valley prepares for Town Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Voters will gather March 9 for elections and to conduct town business. Voting for unopposed selectmen (2) and school committee members (2) will take place at the Town Office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Micro-Enterprise grant hearing scheduled in CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Public Hearing will be held March 7 in conjunction with the Selectmen’s Meeting at the Town Office at 4:30 p.m. More...

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Legislative Update

Governor announces proposal to increase Budget Stabilization Fund Governor LePage will introduce legislation dedicating an additional $72.7 million to the State of Maine’s Budget Stabilization Fund. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think is the biggest issue that teenagers face? What can be done about it?

Dawson Bate of New Portland: "Drugs are a big issue. Kids just need to know to not do them." More...

Community & Local News

WMBC’s Sliding Party back on Gilmore Hill

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church is hosting its fourth annual Sliding Party March 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Conservation district annual meeting set

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors have announced its 68th annual Meeting April 8 beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the WG Mallett School. More...

Vocational rehabilitation orientation

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment including the following:  More...

Sports & Outdoors

MAINE STATE CLASS D CHAMPIONS: Rangeley Lady Lakers!

AUGUSTA — After missing the Maine State Class D Championship by a few points last year, the Rangeley Lady Lakers came back strong and determined to take home the coveted Gold Ball in this year’s championship game. More...

Sugarloaf Banked Slalom returns for sixth edition

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The East Coast’s ultimate test of speed, skill and agility, is set to return to Sugarloaf for the sixth annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, March 19 and 20.  More...

Sam Morse takes a fourth

Helps create a ‘historic event’ at the 2016 Jr. World Alpine Championships

SOCHI, Russia — Saturday under the sunny skies of Sochi, Russia, Carrabassett Valley local Sam Morse charged down the Olympic Downhill Track to a fourth place finish in the 2016 Jr. World Alpine Championships.  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 MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, open, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd., open, BB, Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...