Remembering fallen heroes

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Despite periods of heavy rain, a good crowd turned out for the annual Memorial Day services held at the monument on Depot Street in Kingfield put on by members of the Norton/Wuori American Legion and Auxiliary Post #61, as well as at the venues at which the Coffin/Hewey/Safford American Legion and Auxiliary Post #173 performed services.The color […]

Dyar and Hooke, top students at Mt. Abram

SALEM — This year’s Valedictorian for Mt. Abram High School is Sam Dyar from Strong. Next fall he will be attending MIT for computer science and electrical engineering.Inspired by his uncle who works for Hewlett Packard, Dyar hopes his grades along with his interest in math and logic, and his problem solving abilities will lead to a similar position.”I’ll probably […]

Carrabec class of 2005 honor parts announced

Valedictorian: David CliffordMr. Clifford, Carrabec’s Valedictorian, is a student of the highest caliber who always strives for excellence. With a grade point average of 94.5, he has consistently led his class for his four years at Carrabec High School, taking the most challenging classes available. David not only ranks first in the class, but is also our top science/math student. […]

Two injured in single vehicle accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Two men were injured last Friday following a single vehicle accident on Route 27 at 9:40 a.m.According to Patrolman Ron Blodgett, of the Carrabassett Valley Police Department, Wade Downing, 29, of Belgrade, was traveling northbound operating a 1995 Ford F250 pickup and for no apparent reason went off the highway hitting a culvert then traveled some 60 […]

Student leaders attend state conference

CASTINE — Students representing Mt. Abram Regional High School, Kingfield Elementary School and Phillips Middle School spent two days recently at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine where they attended the 2005 Maine Association of Student Council’s annual conference.The 20 young people participated in a number of workshops and teambuilding activities, heard a national motivational speaker, and networked with other student […]

Kingfield POPS: Local soloist joins BSO

KINGFIELD — Daniel Woodward of Farmington will sing “America the Beautiful” with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra during the 3rd Annual Kingfield POPS on Saturday, July 2. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Kennedy Farm, Route 142, Kingfield. Gates open at 5 p.m.Woodward, a native of Farmington, works as choir director at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. He has appeared […]

River City Salon Orchestra to play Farmington

FARMINGTON — The River City Salon Orchestra with members and friends of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Kingfield POPS on Thursday, June 30, 7:30 pm at Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine Farmington.The evening’s concert will feature light classical music, waltzes, standards and songs from old Broadway that will have the audience singing, tapping and clapping along.Maestro Xiao-Lu Li […]

Bridging the gap

Jamie Green, of Augusta, uses his 180-ton crane to lift one end of the 70,000-pound bridge while a backhoe pushes from the other end and slides the prefabricated temporary bridge across the west branch of the Carrabassett River in Kingfield on June 1. Once in place and ready for vehicles, this bridge will carry Route 27 traffic over the river […]

SAD 58 Budget Preview: Budget comes before voters June 14

MSAD #58 — The SAD 58 ballot for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005 and ending June 30, 2006, has seven “yes” or “no” articles, which voters get to fill in on Tuesday, June 14.Article Two in the SAD 58 budget is the Essential Programs and Services, the state funding act that determines the minimum amount the district must […]

Big plans for little Lakeside Theater

RANGELEY — Back in the 30s and 40s, Lakeside Theater was visited by as many as 1,000 people a day. Today Steve and Dianne Wilder are working hard to get the theater to stand on its own financial feet. Last winter the theater was open only on weekends. “The theater will be open every day from now on,” Steve said.”It […]