December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Chief recognizes Norton for lengthy service

Kingfield Fire Chief Chuck Twitchell and Administrative Assistant Leanna Targett present Hubert “Hubie” Norton with a Snow & Nealley Co. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Waylon Wolfe Photography at CSM

Waylon Wolfe Photography will be at CSM Realty on Main Street during the Jan. 6 Kingfield Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Wolfe will be showing his work but also doing portraits. More...

Chamber provides 275 food baskets

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce set a goal of providing 250 holiday food baskets to families in need this holiday season. More...

Saturday, Dec. 31 — Bicentennial finale!

Kingfield Bicentennial

KINGFIELD — A year of celebration needs a proper send-off. And that’s just what Kingfield gets to end its 200th birthday bash. Fireworks! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Derrick S. Morrison

1980-2016 — He loved spending time with his family and friends

LYNN, Mass. — Derrick Scott Morrison, 36, of New Portland died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Lynn Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass.  Derrick was born in Lewiston Sept. 1, 1980, a son of Jeffrey Morrison and Deanna Thomas Morrison. More...

Christie Ann James, D.O.

1955-2016 — She opened Western Maine Osteopathic Healthcare in Farmington

EAST MADISON — Dr. Christie Ann James D.O., 61, of East Madison, peacefully died Friday morning, Dec. More...

Timothy R. Smith

1952-2016 — He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam

AUBURN — Our dad, brother and friend, Timothy Raymond Smith, passed away today, Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Season opener success

Lady Roadrunners Megan Sorel, Marya Beedy and Sally Stevens wait for the ball to drop during the season opener in Wiscasset Friday, Dec. 10. The Mt. More...

Brothers voted Soccer All Stars

Senior Sean Allen and freshman Evan Allen were recently recognized at the Maine Soccer Coaches banquet annual awards ceremony at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor. More...

‘Runners on the road

Roadrunner Casey Holt (40) holds back the opposition during a home game earlier this season. The Roadrunners were on the road last week, losing to Telstar (60– 47) Wednesday, Dec. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & MONDAYSLADIES’ WALKING GROUP — 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, 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.All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. 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...

Christmas Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev. Rev. Dr. Jennifer Reece, Rector. Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Eucharist 6:30 pm; Midnight Lessons & Carols 11 pm. More...

Saddleback foundation seeking non-profit status

RANGELEY — In a Saddleback Mountain Foundation newsletter dated Dec. 14, Chairman Peter Stein announced that great progress has been made toward making Saddleback Mountain Community Resort a reality. More...

Poland Spring plans expansion

KINGFIELD — Wright-Pierce engineer Jon Edgerton and representatives of the Kingfield Poland Spring Bottling Plant met with the Planning Board Tuesday, Dec. More...

Twelve inches plus of pre-winter snow

WESTERN MAINE — Two significant storms in six days blanketed the area with more than a foot of snow, giving a much needed boost to winter sports enthusiasts who suffered through last winter’s lackluster performance.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your fondest memory of Christmas from when you were young?

Tammy Goldfrank, of Kingfield: "Getting a Mary Poppins doll." More...

Is the President-elect draining the swamp ...or swimming in it?

I grow increasingly astonished (and more fearful) with each new cabinet appointment President-elect Trump announces. More...

Letters

Thanks for helping with the food basket drive

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Gerry Wiles Holiday Food Basket drive this year including:  More...

‘Christmas Through the Ages’ was wonderful

I would like to thank all the people who made the “Christmas Through the Ages Tour” possible. The houses were beautiful. The people who were there made you remember what used to be. It was wonderful. If you missed it, you missed a lot. More...

Thank you for supporting the Kingfield Flag Fund

Thank you to the Stitchers in the Snow quilt group from Kingfield for their generous donation of $546 to the Kingfield Flag Fund. This money was raised by a raffle of patriotic items created by their many talented members. More...

Community & Local News

Climb for a Cure kickoff to Summit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 17th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 27 with a new fundraising event, Climb for a Cure. More...

Franklin County approves $1 million unorganized territory budget

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday night, Dec. More...

Veterans want flag flown again

STRONG — Local veterans attended the Dec. 15 MSAD 58 School Board of Directors meeting and voiced concerns over the decision to remove the POW/MIA flag from the high school flag pole. More...

News from our Schools

‘Prince and the Pauper’ at Stratton School

Stratton School students (left to right) first grader Kendra Rackliffe, seventh grader Cassidy Stunk and eighth grader Miles Lynch join Hamstead Stage Co. More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2016/2017 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas Day is Sunday  There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions.  —Bill McKibben   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Nova Mae Manring Born: Dec. 9, 2016, 2:03 am Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. Length: 21 inches   More...