June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 budget articles accepted

Referendum June 14

SALEM — Close to 60 voters from the four MSAD #58 district towns voted in agreement with the proposed $9.2 million budget at the District Budget Meeting on May 31. More...

Polling hours for MSAD #58 Budget Referendum

June 14, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Avon Municipal Building  Phillips Town Office  Kingfield’s Webster Hall  Strong’s Forster Memorial Building   More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Mallett Brothers Band co-headline POPS June 25 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — When The Mallett Brothers Band takes the Kingfield POPS stage later this month, it will not be the boys’ first time playing in front of an orchestra and it’s an experience they are looking forward to repeating. More...

The Mallett Brothers Band in Rangeley this weekend - Free Access

RANGELEY — This Friday and Saturday nights, June 10 & 11, The Mallett Brothers Band will be celebrating Moose Alley’s fifth Year Anniversary. More...

The PEPS to perform a cappella concert

RANGELEY — The PEPS, a four-woman a cappella group, will be presenting a concert to benefit the RLRS Middle School and High School Chorus. The concert will take place at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty C. Abbott

1937-2016 — She was a kind, sweet and loving person who worked hard

PORTLAND — Betty Carol Abbott, 79, of Abbott Farm Road, Gorham, passed away Wednesday, June 1, at the Maine Medical Center. She was born in Phillips March 10, 1937, the daughter of Clyde and Hildred Dunham Abbott. More...

Alfred W. Bachelder

1932-2016 — He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening

AUBURN — Alfred W. Bachelder, “Al,” 83, of Farmington, formerly of Avon, died peacefully late Saturday afternoon June 4, 2016 at the Hospice House in Auburn.  More...

Lee E. ‘Sonny’ Stewart

1930-2016 — He will be fondly remembered as being an ‘Old Time Mainer’

FARMINGTON — Lee E. “Sonny” Stewart, 86, of Rt. 43, Temple Road, Wilton, died early Sunday morning at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sour ending to season

Roadrunner Seth Thomas holds third base while waiting impatiently for a ball to come from the outfield. The Roadrunners racked up a 16th straight loss in a game against Winthrop 8-0. More...

Lady Roadrunners wind up season

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunner softball season came to an end Tuesday, May 31 with a home game against the Winthrop Ramblers. More...

Club clearing new trails in Kingfield

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, several volunteers joined the Kingfield Trail Builders to help build multi-use non-motorized trails on town-owned property. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS MARKET — 3-5:30 pm, Schoolhouse Gallery Lawn, 266 Main St, Kingfield. 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...

Kingfield Town Meeting: ‘Village green’ tabled

KINGFIELD — Voters passed a budget that will cost taxpayers $839,000 at the 200th annual Town Meeting. More...

For top students community equals success

SALEM — The Mt. Abram High School Class of 2016 will march to Pomp and Circumstance Friday night. For the last time they will enter the school as students. More...

Kingfield Bicentennial festivities continue

Billy Gilmore unveils a plaque noting the landmark celebrations of the Centennial Bridge and the town of Kingfield in Saturday’s festivities celebrating the the bridge’s 100th birthday. More...

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Legislative Update

New website helps connect veterans with services The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services has unveiled a new website, www.maine.gov/veterans, as the go-to resource not only for the more than 300,000 Mainers who have served or who have a family m More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are your plans after graduation?

Mario Gerardi of Lexington: “I will be attending Vassar College. Currently, I plan on studying mathematics.” More...

Letters

A letter to the Friends of Bigelow

The public’s forests, your forests, used to be managed acre by acre by licensed foresters empowered to practice exemplary forestry. This is no longer true.  More...

Stratton School Celebration was a great success

The Stratton School Celebration Supper held May 21 was a great community success. Heading up the supper I would like to acknowledge all those who truly helped by setting up the dinning room and helping in the kitchen.  More...

Community & Local News

Celebrating natural beauty

PHILLIPS — The 11th annual Lilac Festival was held at Sandy River Gardens during the Welcome to Phillips Festival June 4 and 5. More...

Book discussions set

RANGELEY — Books, Lines & Thinkers Bookstore recently released the reading list for its summer book discussions.  More...

Valley library's summer reading program begins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Carrabassett Valley Public Library's Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" kicks off June 22 to 25 with the sign-up when you can get your reading log. More...

News from our Schools

Heart of Phillips school

MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt congratulates Mary Haggan for being named district Employee of the Month for May. More...

Turning the page

Kingfield Elementary School eighth grade students Yvonne Provencher, Amy Creamer, Braydee Hinkley, Guinevere Howard-Sharkey, India Coolong, Hannah Holland and Lydia Dicentes were recognized at the Gi More...

Classic twist on pop-rock hit

MSAD #58 orchestra instructor Graybert Beacham plays 21 Guns by Green Day with Mt. Abram Orchestra members Gavin Haggan, Brooke- Lynn Hinkley and Riley Hagerstrom. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Tuesday is Flag Day  We take the star from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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