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Tax abatement discussed in Strong



STRONG — Strong board of selectmen met Aug. 27 with an agenda that included hearing information on a new computer program that would simplify motor vehicle registrations, training needed for the Freedom of Access and a tax abatement request. Eunice Shurtleff was there with her family to request tax abatement on a camp and property that Shurtleff owns. Selectman Milt […]

Committee to move forward with pool grant



CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett selectmen met Aug. 25 for a regular meeting. On the agenda was discussion of the proposed new town pool and funding for the Lac- M├ęgantic relief effort. Deb Bowker was present to update the selectmen on the progress of the pool campaign. She reported that approximately $13,000 has been raised in donations over the past two […]

UMF intern conducting studies of downtown



KINGFIELD — The town of Kingfield has been working with an intern from the University of Maine Farmington to study businesses and work on grants for upgrades to the town. Keegan Ballard of Manchester is completing a three-month internship that began in May. He will be starting a three and a half month extension of that internship in September. The […]

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Kingfield school options to be presented



KINGFIELD — Members of the school discovery committee met Aug. 26 to present their ideas for different scenarios that Kingfield schools could take if it were to leave the district. During the July 25 meeting it was decided that members would look into options available in order to be better prepared to introduce them to the town. Options of research […]

Local graduate returns for art show



KINGFIELD — Brooklyn, N.Y. resident Clif Travers has returned to Kingfield for a showing of his artwork. Originally from Kingfield and a graduate of Mt. Abram High School, Travers returns to his property here every summer. He is currently showing “Touch this Art” at the Stadler Gallery. The exhibition, an interactive show that invites people to touch, think and learn, […]

Jacqueline Berry exhibits art work at SugarWood



FARMINGTON — Mount Vernon Artist Jackie Berry will be exhibiting her work at SugarWood Gallery during the month of September. An Open House Reception will be held Friday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 248 Broadway. The public is invited. Berry is a Maine native who has spent […]

Former local writes book



When Maine author Josephine Waitstill Swan found herself broke and friendless in Montana, she might have viewed the 2,500-mile hitchhike home as a punishment, as rotten luck, or as a sign that the world had it in for her. Instead, she took it as a divine trial —a test of her faith that she was meant to accept: to accept […]

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