Warden says hiker never made it to Spaulding lean-to

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — About 120 wardens and trained search and rescue volunteers spent Sunday searching a 4.2- square-mile section off of the Appalachian Trail for hiker Geraldine “Gerry” Largay. According to Lt. Kevin Adams, the area between Lone Mountain and the Spaulding lean-to is where searchers are concentrating their efforts in looking for the 66 yearold woman who was supposed […]

RSU #58 to increase directors to 14

SALEM — The RSU #58 reapportionment committee meet July 29 to decide how to increase directors throughout the district to spread votes evenly among the towns. The Department of Education required a new weighted vote since Stratton withdrew from the district earlier this year. The committee was made up of one school board director, one selectman and one citizen at […]

Moose crashes on the rise

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In an attempt to increase the public awareness of the high rate of moose crashes in Franklin County, specifically in the northern areas of the county, the Franklin County Sheriff’s department has issued a reminder to motorists to use caution. Those driving the roads, especially in the early morning and evening hours, are encouraged to drive with […]

Town office announces important dates

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield town office has several important dates to announce. The office will close at 1 p.m. Aug. 7 for training. It will reopen as normal Aug 8. The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station committee will be holding a revenue discussion meeting Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. This is an important meeting and officials are asking the public to […]

Festival of the Arts sees new director

Pat Johnson resigns after 13 years as volunteer organizer for Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Pat Johnson has been a volunteer in Kingfield since she arrived here with her husband Curtis in 2000. She has been a familiar face volunteering time, organizing events and sitting on the committees and boards of Kingfield Festival Days, Kingfield POPS and the Kingfield Festival of the Arts for the last 13 years. Johnson left the Kingfield Festival […]

Makem & Spain Brothers to perform

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will present the Makem & Spain Brothers at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Monday, Aug. 12 with the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, at Mahoosuc Arts in Bethel Tuesday, Aug. 13 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. 14. Curtain for all events is 7 […]

Bluegrass Picnic Lawn Party on tap

Tricky Britches, Absentees to play

FARMINGTON — Music and community spirit are the featured offerings at a festive lawn party hosted this summer at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine Farmington campus. “The Bluegrass Picnic Lawn Party,” on the Emery lawn, provides a venue for the community to bring their picnics and lawn chairs and eat under the stars while listening […]

Downeast Brass returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts is teaming up with Rangeley Lake Cruises and Loon Lodge to bring back the hugely successful Music From the Lake event. First, the Oquossoc Lady will carry members of the Downeast Brass to various private parties on the shore of Rangeley Lake. The public is then invited to attend […]

Sandy River Ramblers come to Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River Ramblers will perform Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Phillips Community Church beginning at 7 pm. This lively bluegrass and country group will kick off Phillips Old Home Days with another of its signature performances, sure to please anyone who likes their “down home” music and humor. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under […]

Lots of music in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Three local bands will play at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday, Aug. 17 (during Old Home Days) beginning at 6 p.m. Native Oak, The A Chords, and Close Enough will present three hours of lively music at the PAAC on Depot Street. Admission is $5 and $2.50 for those under 12 years of age. Refreshments will be […]