Ann Arbor to exhibit at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Farmington photographer Ann Arbor will be exhibiting her work at SugarWood Gallery during the month of August. An open house reception will be held Friday, Aug. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 248 Broadway. The public is invited. Ann Arbor is a photographer and poet who grew […]


Summer fest a fine time

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Eighth Annual Carrabassett Summer Festival to benefit the Ayotte Scholarship Fund was held on the afternoon of Aug 3. This event brought music, aircraft and demonstrations to the airport and the field surrounding KC’s Creativity Center. Hundreds of people came out to shop local artisans, listen to music and watch aircraft take off and land. Plane […]

Pre-kindergarten program starting

STRATTON — Stratton Elementary School will be offering a pre-kindergarten program this year beginning Sept. 4. Parents must provide transportation. Classes will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those who have a child who will turn four years old by Oct. 15 and are interested in this program should call Stratton School at 246-2283.

Locals on dean’s list

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Allison Dubois of Strong and Parker Kennedy of Kingfield have been named to Plymouth State University’s dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list at Plymouth State, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the spring semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. These […]

Political Cartoon

School board members wanted

The towns and citizens of Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong are seeking interested community members to join the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors as it is doubling in size from seven to 14 members. This is demanding but extremely rewarding work, especially as we are facing some challenges which we hope to transform into great opportunities for the students […]

Legislative Update

Property Tax Relief Program replaced Part of the two-year budget passed by the Maine Legislature includes the repeal of the “Circuitbreaker” program that provided tax relief to low-income and elderly Maine homeowners and those who rent. Those who qualified for the program were eligible for an annual refund of up to $1,600. The Circuitbreaker program has been replaced with the […]

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer changes Effective Aug. 1, 2013, active duty personnel who choose to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will be required to serve in uniform for an additional four years, regardless of the years already served. Current policy allows service members to transfer benefits if they had served at least six years and agreed […]


With fair season starting up, what fair are you most looking forward to? What is it that you like about that fair?

Clayton M. ‘Tiger’ Bragdon

1952-2013 — He will be greatly missed by his family & all his dear friends & devoted patrons

Tiger was born in Rochester, N.H. on October 6, 1952, the son of Clayton M. and Abbie A. (Hatch) Bragdon. He grew up on a farm in Lebanon, Maine with his brothers, Timmy and Emil. An avid 4-H member, Tiger showed many of their prize cattle at agricultural fairs in the area. Tiger graduated from Noble High School in 1970. […]