June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips voters to decide on $1.3 million budget

PHILLIPS — The annual Town Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 6 p.m. at Phillips Area Community Center. Mike Ellis is the planned Moderator. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ireland’s ‘The Jeremiahs’ to play Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts, due in part to a grant from Culture Ireland, will present Ireland’s “The Jeremiahs” at North Church Concerts in Farmington Monday, June 19, at One Longfellow Square in Portland Tuesday, June 20 and at histor More...

Army Band to perform in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Performing for audiences around the world and in their own backyard in Maine, the 195th Army Concert Band will offer a pre-Fourth of July Concert at the Phillips Area Community Center Sunday, July 2. The concert begins at 1 p.m. More...

Suzie & the Smelts to play in Stratton

Suzie & the Smelts, who have been rocking central Maine for over 25 years, will perform at Family Fun Days in Stratton from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John F. Flagg

Graveside Service

A Graveside Service for John F. Flagg, of Avon, who died March 21, 2017, will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. More...

Lorraine L. Kelley

Graveside Service

A Graveside Service for Lorraine L. Kelley, of Avon and Farmington, who died April 7, 2017, will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. More...

Rosalynne F. Walli

1940-2017 — She was selected as the Honored Person for Phillips Old Home Days in 2011

AVON — Rosalynne Faye Walli, 76, passed away peacefully due to Parkinson’s Disease June 6, 2017 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloafers go to sea

In the ‘off season’...

ROCKLAND — A gray mist settles around the topsides as the Victory Chimes, America’s largest windjammer, backs out of her berth in Rockland, on the first of the season’s charters, a four-day excursion around the islands dotting the M More...

Trail-builders wanted

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Trail Builders are back at it for another summer of building non-motorized recreational trails and are looking for a few good men, women, boys and girls to help. More...

Hunter Safety Course offered

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association will host its annual Hunter Safety Course June 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the clubhouse.  There will be a range day Saturday, June 24. The course is free. More...

Trail builders propose forming formal committee

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen met with representatives from Kingfield Trail Builders during its June 5 meeting. Representative Polly MacMichael spoke on behalf of the group. More...

Mt. Abram graduates 66

SALEM — There was already much excitement at Mt. Abram High School Friday, June 9 when the Class of 2017 entered the gymnasium, which was packed with family, friends and teachers from the class’s past and present.  More...

Franklin County broadband initiative receives grant

Franklin County Broadband Initiative has been awarded a $43,000 grant from ConnectME.

This award is the result of a competitive application process and it will help to fund a plan that will provide solutions for connecting communities in the county to highspeed internet. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Veterans can register for online military exchange shopping More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you looking forward to this summer?

Asked at Maine Mountain Children's House whose last<  More...

Letters

We’re blessed to live in such a community

The family of Alexander Witt would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have shown us so much kindness and support during our time of sorrow.  More...

Your outpouring of support is so appreciated

The family of Daniel Emery would like to thank everyone involved in the outpouring of love and support you have shown us after the tragic death of our Daniel.  We are truly blessed to have such loving and caring friends, neighbors, and communit More...

How much water are they taking?

Over the few weeks, I have seen lines of Poland Spring water trucks hauling water.  I met five trucks on the Town Farm Road in Farmington in one trip down it. There were also four trucks coming out of the Pierce Pond Road on another day. More...

Community & Local News

Good Shepherd Food Mobile at Economic Ministry June 21

SALEM — The United Methodist Economic Ministry will be hosting a Good Shepherd Food Mobile Wednesday, June 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  This distribution is for anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Salem and surrounding areas. More...

Rummage sale returns

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis PTC’s annual rummage sale will be held Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Meatloaf supper set

WEST NEW PORTLAND — The West New Portland Church will host a meatloaf supper Thursday, June 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church.  The menu will include: meatloaf, corn, mashed potato, gravy, rolls, mini whoopie pies and ice cream. 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...

Irregular Regulars

Recipes from the Ridge

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Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Borestone or Bust

I was 11 years old the first time I climbed Borestone Mountain in Elliotsville. I spent a good part of every summer in the Monson/Willimantic/Elliotsville area, which was over-run with Besseys, Bessey in-laws, Bessey wannabes and Bessey groupies. More...

FLY DOPE

Today is Flag Day, which memorializes adopting the flag of the United States June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S.  More...