July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DOT hears construction concerns

KINGFIELD — More than 50 residents attended a MaineDOT Route 27 Highway Rehabilitation Preliminary Public Meeting June 28. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Local talent showcased in Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Health and Wellness and WBLM 102.9 will welcome back the multi-platinum, award-winning classic rock powerhouse Foreigner at this year’s summer benefit concert at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion Saturday, July 30. More...

Celtic music series returns to the PACC - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The sound of Celtic music will once again fill the air at the Phillips Area Community Center this summer and fall. More...

Four concerts coming to Stratton - Free Access

STRATTON — Route 27 Arts, with the help of Phil McIntyre of New England Celtic Arts, has four concerts planned for this summer; two in affiliation with NECA. All shows are at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eleanor Wilbur

Celebration of Life

Eleanor Wilbur, 86, of Rangeley passed away Jan. 17, 2016. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life gathering for Eleanor Saturday, July 16 2016 beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Artland Rogers

Graveside Services

Graveside services for Artland Rogers will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris.  Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in South Paris.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Kingfield Trail Builders volunteer trail work days set

KINGFIELD — According to members, the Kingfield Trail Builders is excited to be working with the Kingfield Recreation Committee in establishing a non-motorized multi-level trail system on town-owned property just off Stanley Avenue. More...

Kingfield POPS Road Race Results

KINGFIELD — The second annual Kingfield POPS Road Race was held Saturday, June 25.  Racers started on 1 Salem Road, and continued out on Route 142 where there were markers for the three different races.  Returning this year to enterta More...

Backcountry Cycle Challenge returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The sixth annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge is being planned. Already over 175 racers have registered for the 100K, 50K or the 25K —three races on one day. On-line registration ends at 11 p.m. July 13. 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...

Fire destroy 43 acres on Mt. Abraham

MOUNT ABRAM TWP — A lightening strike is the cause of a wildfire on Mt. Abraham that kept Maine Forest Rangers, local firefighters and a specialized “hotshot” team busy for more than nine days. More...

Locals feed a force of firefighters

KINGFIELD — When Maine Forest Rangers and a team of specialized firefighters from across Maine arrived to fight a wildfire on Mt. Abraham they were not expecting the hospitality locals bestowed on the group.  More...

Selectmen seek discussion with sheriff

KINGFIELD — Wade Browne was elected Chairman of the Board during the selectmen’s meeting June 27. John Dill was elected to the position of co-chair.  More...

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Legislative Update

Fourth of July The Fourth of July always spurs reflection on the sacrifices that those who lived during the Revolutionary Era made to create the nation in which we are so fortunate to now live. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What era in history fascinates you and why?

Dakota Bachelder, 10, of Salem: "1492 because that is when America was found." More...

Letters

Thank you TransCanada!

A huge thank-you to TransCanada for helping sponsor the Kingfield POPS and for the tickets.  The priority parking was a blessing to my friend who uses a walker.  I hope you will continue to sponsor the POPS, as I had a great time at the sho More...

My trials getting into assisted living

It’s me again! I writing to tell of the many trials one has to go through to get into assisted living here in Franklin County.  More...

Community & Local News

MSAD 58 Summer Food Program resumes

MSAD #58 is participating in the 2016 Summer Food Program. More...

Caregiver Support Group July 11

FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at its new office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, Monday, July 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have abou More...

Mammography service at FMH accredited

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.  More...

News from our Schools

Shining star students at MTA

Freshman Kiley Holt, Sophomore Chenoa Savage, Juniors Tiernan Tooker and Brendan Bracy, and Senior Kim Hem are Mt. Abram Students of the Month. More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015/2016 school year.  More...

UMaine dean’s list announced

The University of Maine recognized 2,267 students for achieving dean’s list honors in the spring 2016 semester. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.  —Lawrence J. Peter  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!

Natalie Anne Webber Born: March 27, 2016Gender: FemaleWeight: 5 lbs. 14.4 oz.Length: 18.25 inches More...