This Week’s Cover

Petition asks MSAD #58 chair to step down

STRONG — The April 16 MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting opened with continued controversy as Strong resident Christy Haynes presented information regarding a petition asking for Director Dan Worcester to step down from his position as the board chairman. The petition stems from the April 2 meeting in which Elizabeth Marble of Freeman alleged Worcester’s term as Chairman […]

Kingfield special budget requests increase 21K

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Budget Committee gathered for its review of the proposed 2015-2016 budget. The proposed budget of $850,000 shows a $26,000 increase over last year. Increases in requests from outside agencies and special accounts reflected $21,000 of that increase. The committee spent time specifically on the requests for funding. Members from each entity asking for town funding presented […]

Reading as a community

KINGFIELD — Recently, Kingfield Elementary School students in grades 3 through 8 anxiously awaited the reveal of the book they would read collectively with teachers, parents and the community during the One Book, One School, One Community event. After several days of hints, a community assembly was held in order to unveil the title. Students and adults broke into groups […]

Whooping cough diagnoses decrease

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Pertussis cases are on the decrease in MSAD #58 according to Superintendent Erica Brouillet. At the April 16 Board of Directors meeting, Brouillet stated that the number of new cases of Pertussis reported daily had decreased. Pertussis, or whooping cough, was first reported March 25 in a letter addressed to parents and guardians. The communicable disease spread […]

Kingfield POPS brings quartet to schools, community

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is pleased to bring the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper Quartet to the region for five special public performances May 4 and 5. The concerts are free of charge and open to community members. The May 4 performances will be held at Strong Elementary School at 10 a.m. and at Kingfield Elementary School at 1 p.m. […]

American Poet Beth Ann Fennelly featured

Visiting Writers Series

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington presents award-winning author Beth Ann Fennelly as the next and final reader of its 2014-15 Visiting Writers Series. The reading, sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading […]

Farmington photographer showing in Boothbay

FARMINGTON — Award winning photographer Alana Ranney’s photography is currently displayed in the juried Maine Photography Show, Visions of Maine at the BRAFF gallery in Boothbay Harbor, now through May 1. As usual, a large sample of her photographs from nature to architecture and beyond is displayed at High Peaks Artisans’ Guild in Kingfield and A Serendipity Moment in Livermore […]

UMF annual Senior Exhibition planned

Strong student among exhibiting seniors

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington senior art students showcase the culmination of their work in the annual UMF Senior Exhibition Error 404. This exhibit is free and open to the public and is featured at the UMF Art Gallery April 16-May 16. An opening reception will be hosted from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 16. The standard response code […]

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