Mt. Abram graduates 57 plus six

"Don't ever compromise who you are as a person to fit in." Luke Monahan, Class of 2002 Valedictorian

SALEM — Even before Mt. Abram High School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 14, everyone associated with the graduates knew that this year’s commencement exercises would have a different feel to them. The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 had cast a long shadow over the lives of the 57 graduating seniors, and they knew that their world would […]

Monahan earns top honors

SALEM — Luke Monahan’s easygoing nature masks his intense focus on his academics. The Mt. Abram High School senior is the class valedictorian, compiling a 99.33 grade point average over his four years at the school. The son of Darby Babson of Kingfield and Michael Monahan of Farmington, Monahan takes his worthy accomplishment in stride.”It’s pretty good. It’s right up […]

A perfectionist graduates

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School senior Jodi Wyman is accustomed to setting rigorous standards for herself.”I’m a perfectionist,” she said. “I worry about everything. My standards are so high, and if the work isn’t good enough for me, than it isn’t good enough.”Her attention to detail has earned her the honor of class salutatorian.Wyman, who is the daughter of […]

Eleventh tee needs stabilization

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Monday, June 10, the Carrabassett Valley selectmen met to discuss repairs to the Sugarloaf Golf Club, as well as the Narrow Gauge Pathway Project.The area of concern on the golf course lies behind the eleventh tee, where erosion by the Carrabassett River is destabilizing the area upon which the tee sits. Town Manager Dave Cota said […]

Primary elections held

KINGFIELD — On Tuesday, June 11, primary elections were held in towns throughout Maine for local and national House and Senate races, and also for two state bond issues and local school district referendums.When all was said and done, voters approved all eight articles of the SAD 58 budget referendum. The two state bond issues were approved in the statewide […]

Phillips Primary holds night to remember

PHILLIPS — On Wednesday, June 12, current and former students and staff gathered at the Phillips Primary School to celebrate its 51-year history. The building will be closing after this year due to age and safety concerns, and students in grades K-2 will be moved up to the Middle School.There were many guests at the school, including former principal and […]

Jazz and Blues showcase coming to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — You can’t walk into Maine Street Café or Riverside Breakfast these days without getting caught up in the buzz about a new event planned for Kingfield in August. Café owner, Ken Wilson and Riverside’s Mike Clemons, both members of the Kingfield Jazz Society, are excited about the open-air concert they have organized for Saturday, Aug. 3 at the […]

Area News

CUPSUPTIC RIVER PROJECT BEGINS IN JULYWESTERN MOUNTAINS — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) biologists visited the Cupsuptic River early in June to prepare for a river restoration project scheduled for July.This project has been in the works for several years, the result of efforts by many individuals and groups. The department will install two grade control […]

Railroad musical slated

PHOTO: Famous guide — Heidi Osterhout of Phillips plays the part of Maine’s first registered guide, Fly Rod Crosby (born in Phillips in 1854) in the new musical Upcountry Crossings: A Musical on the Rails. The show will be performed in Strong and Jay, June 21-23 by a cast of local adults and children. (Anne Geller photo)STRONG — “Upcountry Crossings: […]

History for sale

EUSTIS — Tom MacDonald of Eustis has been collecting civil war memorabilia for the past 40 years and will now offer his treasures for sale at his new shop on Rte. 27.Opening Memorial Day week-end the shop, located at the former Bob’s Outback just south of the Eustis Village, will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. until […]