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CV special meeting; 15 minutes to approve articles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A special town meeting was held May 22 at the Carrabassett Town Office. Approximately 20 residents voted in 16 articles in 15 minutes. John Dill was elected moderator for the two part meeting. All school budget articles passed with no discussion, including authorization to expend $632,036 for regular instruction and $140,000 for Special Education. Four articles brought […]

Dog, cemetery ordinances reviewed at public hearing

KINGFIELD — Proposed dog control and cemetery ordinances were discussed during a public hearing May 20. “The dog ordinance is just to tighten up what we already have and to align with state statutes,” Selectman Heather Moody stated. The ordinance covers issues such as dogs running at large and disposal of dog waste. Dogs that are a nuisance, including barking, […]

Chamber ‘Welcome Guide’ available

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the release of the 2013-14 Welcome Guide. The guide is an annual publication that aims to help bolster tourism, assist persons who are relocating and supply the local population with resources including day trips, an event calendar, a business directory, and much more. The chamber has worked to incorporate all […]

Vocational skills taught, orders being taken for sheds

SALEM — Tom McLaughlin’s Mt. Abram High School Carpentry and Building Construction class started out this school year as an Applied Science class, but his students had an interest in construction so he altered the class, got approval from the district and began teaching his students about carpentry and construction. McLaughlin, who owned his own construction company for 15 years […]

Three run for two selectmen seats


KINGFIELD — There are three individuals running for two three-year terms on the board of selectmen with voting taking place at the Kingfield town meeting June 15. Brad Orbeton is running along with incumbents Heather Moody and Raymond Meldrum. Orbeton has been a Kingfield resident since 1962 and has held many positions within the town. He was the sexton for […]

Buddy MacDonald on tour

PORTLAND & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present Buddy MacDonald with Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, June 4 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, June 5. Curtain for both events is 7 p.m. A jam session at Skye […]

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection comes ot Stratton

Pianist Andy Kahn in concert July 17

RANGELEY — Pianist Andy Kahn of Philadelphia, who has performed at Orgonon’s Evening of Music series since 2004, returns for his annual solo piano concert to benefit the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the conference center at Orgonon on Dodge Pond Road. Kahn is committed to preserving “The Great American Songbook.” The pianist’s “Music […]

Sandy River Ramblers to perform in Embden