April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

200 years of Kingfield history

KINGFIELD — After weeks of research, conducting interviews and uncovering interesting bits of information, the students at Kingfield Elementary School presented the Kingfield Bicentennial History Fair April 8. More...

Spring in the mountains:

Rain, snow, wind and sun

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Heavy rain and strong winds left some residents in Strong and New Portland without power Friday. Wind gusts brought down trees in several communities, and rivers and streams throughout the area neared flood levels.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Clefnotes to perform

PHILLIPS — Clefnotes, the University of Maine at Farmington’s premiere a cappella group, will perform Saturday, April 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. More...

New composition premiers at UMF

FARMINGTON — The UMF Emery Community Arts Center is proud to present the world premiere performance of acclaimed American composer and percussionist Stuart Saunders Smith’s new musical composition “The Rivers of Maine.” World- More...

Lauren Crosby at Brick Church Concert Series

NEW SHARON — The New Sharon Congregational Church UCC will host Lauren Crosby for the fourth concert in the 2016 Brick Church Concert Series, Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m.  Crosby is an impressive up-and-coming singer/songwriter from mid-c More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosemarie Boyko

1928-2016 — She lived in Madrid Township for the past 28 years

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Rosemarie Boyko, 88, of Madrid Township passed away April 6, 2016 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

Ruby Althea (Hinkley) Bachelder

1933-2016 — Her heart was full of love

KINGFIELD — Ruby Althea (Hinkley) Bachelder, 83, died at her home in Kingfield surrounded by many loving family members as she took her journey on to heaven. More...

Simonne M. Boucher

1915-2016 — She loved being with her family and was a wonderful cook

NORTHFIELD, N.H. — Simonne M. (Dube) Boucher was born Aug. 29, 1915; the ninth of 11 children born to Ludger and Marie (Lavesque) Dube. She went to Infant Jesus School and graduated from Saint Aloysius High School in 1931.  More...

News from our Schools

Big time celebration

Along with the rest of the community, students at Kingfield Elementary School are celebrating Kingfield’s 200 years. More...

Local students perform in honors orchestra

JAY — Twelve students from MSAD #58 Middle School Orchestra participated in the District IV Elementary Music Festival April 6. More...

Next Step Maine Scholarship nominees sought

AUGUSTA — This year, thousands of Maine employees from more than 260 businesses will have the opportunity to be nominated for the Next Step Maine scholarship program. 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...

This Week's Cover

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Kingfield sidewalk lighting concerns discussed

KINGFIELD — Selectmen announced the need for candidates for a MSAD #58 School Board Director during the April 4 meeting. More...

Home invasion in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A Phillips resident reported to police that two men entered his home, and assaulted and threatened him last week.  Corporal Bean and Deputy Scovil responded to a report of a home invasion on the Weld Road in Phillips Friday, Apr More...

Lewiston man pleads guilty in Rangeley theft case

FARMINGTON — A Lewiston man pleaded guilty Thursday, April 7 to stealing TVs, medical marijuana and guns from a disabled Rangeley man while he was lured to a mall in Auburn in April 2015.  Steven Sharpley, 21, of Lewiston pleaded guilty in More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Secretary of Defense approves new campaign medal   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could witness or relive any part of Kingfield history, what would it be?

Judy Bemis of Kingfield: "I would like to have known Chansonetta Stanley Emmons." More...

Letters

Kingfield History Weekend historical

We would like to thank all of the businesses that participated in the Kingfield Bicentennial Business History Open House Saturday, April 9.  More...

SnowSoftball Tournament raises $36,000+

The 29th annual Fred Webster Snowsoftball Tournament, benefiting Special Olympics Maine raised more money than any in the past. We are at $36,400 and counting. This would not be possible without the efforts of many, many people. More...

Community & Local News

Farmington Church sponsors e-Waste disposal

FARMINGTON — The eighth annual “Earth Day Every Day!” electronics recycling day gives greater Farmington area and Franklin County an opportunity to responsibly dispose of household electronic devices, otherwise referred to as &ldquo More...

Help Support Pat Friel’s road to recovery

RANGELEY — Chef Pat Friel, who has lived and worked in Rangeley for over 10 years, was hit by a car March 25, while walking in a crosswalk after work. More...

Garden club to meet

FARMINGTON — The Mt Blue Area Garden Club welcomes spring at its April meeting, Tuesday, April 19, 12:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls Road.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

SkiTracks

Sugarloaf’s Ironman of Skiing named

Several hundred Sugarloafers turned out for the annual Pass Holder’s BBQ and Ironman of Skiing Award Sunday, under sun-drenched sky.  Music was in the air as the rock and roll band, Rancourt Brothers from central Maine, entertained the lar More...

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K returns for 34th year

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Sunday, May 15, approximately 1,600 runners will gather at Sugarloaf to participate in one of the country’s most scenic and unique road races, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K. More...

4th annual East Coast Pond Skimming Championships

The East Coast Pond Skimming Championships were held at Sugarloaf on Saturday on the landing in front of the Base Lodge, under a bluebird sky.  The competition was fierce and the attitude was “anything goes.”  See more photos an More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  —Jim Rohn  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Elin Swenson Tippet  Born: March 16, 2016 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. Length: 20 inches   More...