April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Selectmen begin budget review

KINGFIELD — March 21, selectmen approved an application for an amendment to the Rolling Fatties Liquor License which extends the restaurant’s serving area outdoors. More...

CV Selectmen approve LifeFlight funding request

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Board of Selectmen reappointed Bob Luce as Chairman and John Beaupre as Vice-Chairman March 28, the board’s first meeting since the Town Meeting more than two weeks before.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Author Rob Lively to give reading of ‘The Mormon Missionary’

UMF Emery Community Arts Center

FARMINGTON — The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus is pleased to present a reading by Rob Lively, UMF Dean Emeritus, of his new book, “The Mormon Missionary: Who IS That Knocking at My Door?&rdquo More...

Making masterpieces at MMCH

Maine Mountain Children’s House student Novalyn Ellis, 4, of Salem creates a masterpiece at the school during Kingfield’s April Artwalk. More...

UMF Art Gallery exhibit ‘Slow Forward’ extended to April 10

FARMINGTON — “Slow Forward,” a selected retrospective of the work of Joan Rachelsdaughter (Joan Braun) that opened March 10, has been extended until April 10 at the University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elwood Leonard Campbell

1924-2016 — He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II

KINGFIELD — Elwood Leonard Campbell, 91, formerly of Phillips and most recently of Kingfield, passed away March 31, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Togus.  More...

Norman R. Cole Jr.

1936-2016 — He was an active member of Waterville’s First Congregational Church

WINSLOW — Norman R. Cole Jr., 79, of Winslow, died April 1, 2016, at the Inland Hospital in Waterville, after a courageous struggle with cancer.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fred Webster Snowball Tournament a ‘Rite of Spring’

STRATTON — Even before the weather warms for the first Major League game of the season, teams of local players brave the weather for the Fred Webster Snowball Tournament. More...

Phase I of the trails near completion

Maine Forestry Museum

RANGELEY — All the major trails on the 125 acres at the Maine Forestry Museum have now been cleared, sign posted, and are ready for public use when the snow departs. However, further refinement will be ongoing.  More...

Carrabec Community Cares fundraiser planned

NORTH ANSON — The Carrabec Community Cares fundraiser 5K Run/Walk & Silent Auction will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Carrabec High School. Start time is 11 a.m. and registration starts at 10 a.m.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYS 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The trick is growing up without growing old.  —Casey Stengel  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 that there is no end as to what will happen to me next as I now recover from a bout with pneumonia.  More...

Sugarloaf makes snow in April for first time

Snowmaking adds to base prior to Reggae Fest April 14 to 17

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — While only a handful of New England ski resorts remain open, Sugarloaf’s Snowmakers capitalized on a window of cold temps earlier this week by resuming snowmaking operations Monday morning—this marks the first More...

USDA confirms rabid raccoons in New Portland, New Vineyard

WESTERN MAINE — With fewer than a half-dozen confirmed cases in northern Franklin and extreme western Somerset counties in the last 10 years, it is no wonder recent cases of rabid animals is of concern. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we come together as a community to raise awareness of the ways in which we identify, promote and discuss the prevention of child abuse before it occurs.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best part about your job? (Asked at the Stratton Elementary School Career Fair)

Jaycee Sherrier, 9, of Stratton: "Taking care of animals is what I like about being a farmer." More...

Letters

We need a school board member

Town of Kingfield nomination papers are available now.  Time’s dwindling; currently there are no candidates for a three-year school board director. And there is also an uncontested Board of Selectmen’s race.  More...

MARHC’s Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Bopp

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center’s Board of Directors is happy to announce that Dr. Cameron Bopp will be joining the medical staff at Mt. Abram Regional Health Center.  Dr. More...

Thanks for helping make Snow Softball Tournament a success

The 29th Annual Snow Softball Tournament was great success thanks in part to the many locals and businesses that donated to players, prizes and the silent auction.  More...

Community & Local News

Business After Hours at Colonial Valley Motel

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to join the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at Colonial Valley Motel for “Business After Hours,” take a tour of their newly renovated rooms and enjoy an evening of refreshments from Steve&rsquo More...

Peddler peddling to peddle

Megan Howell of Clemson, S.C. was in her hometown of Kingfield recently to peddle baked goods for a great cause. More...

Library’s ticket auction underway

The Phillips Public Library Ticket Auction is now underway. Items may be viewed at the studio building during library hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton School receives PEP Grant

STRATTON — As part of a Physical Education Program, the Stratton School received a grant to purchase canoes, life jackets and paddles, along with a custom made trailer.  More...

David Robie Scholarship applications available

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s David Robie Scholarship applications are now available at www.franklincountymaine.org (hover your cursor over “Our Chamber” and select “Scholarship Program” on the More...

Gannett journalism scholarships available

ELLSWORTH & PORTLAND — The Guy P. 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...