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Hatfield elected as selectman; Orbeton to school board

Kingfield Annual Town Meeting

KINGFIELD — Eighty-six voters turned out for the Kingfield Annual Town Meeting to elect officials, set a budget and conduct other town business. The first order of business was to elect a selectman. With an expiring term, Merv Wilson opted not to re-run for the seat he held for six years. Brian Hatfield and Brad Orbeton vied for the three-year […]

Withdrawal hearing, meeting set

KINGFIELD — A Public Hearing to consider an application for a new liquor license was held immediately prior to the June 1 Kingfield Board of Selectmen’s meeting. The application was submitted by John Banta for The Inn on Winter’s Hill. No comment was made during the public hearing and selectmen approved submitting the application to the Maine State Division of […]

MTA graduates 51

SALEM — Each year, the graduation ceremony at Mt. Abram High School draws hundreds as friends, families, teachers and community members of the small district gather to celebrate a milestone with senior students. This year was no different and the Runnerdome was packed with people as 51 students graduated from high school June 5. Salutatorian Jacey Davenport urged the students […]

MSAD #58 Board recommends a no vote

SALEM — Following drastic cuts to the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget by voters, the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors held a special meeting to discuss actions needed to ensure having a reasonable budget in place July 1. Voters, many of which were teachers, cut the operating budget from $9.4 million to $10 at the District Budget Meeting May […]

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection to perform

New England Celtic Arts will present Maine master fiddler Erica Brown and her band The Bluegrass Connection at several Maine locations. Concerts will be held at the Mexico Maine Congregational Church Wednesday, June 17, at North Church in Farmington for the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, June 18 and at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Saturday, June 20. Concerts start at 7 […]

Western Maine Mountain Jam set

FARMINGTON — The Western Maine Mountain Jam will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13. Friday gates open at 12 p.m. The $10 entry fee includes access to onsite food vendors, a bike and car show at 5 p.m., music by Nigh Moves beginning at 7 p.m. followed music by the L-A Harley Band […]

Participate in the Diva Show

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts Summer DIVA is back. Interested in taking part? There is an Open Call for men or women who would like to participate in the RFA Diva: sing, dance, or help out backstage… Email the RFA at or call the theater at 864-5000. Last day to sign up will be June 21. The […]

Exhibition showcases book collection highlights

FARMINGTON — The Shiretown Bookers recently announced the opening of their summer exhibition, “The Joy of Booking: Highlights from Members’ Collections.” The event will open Monday, June 22 and run through Wednesday, Sept. 30. It will be held at Mantor Library, 116 South Street (corner of South and High streets), on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. This exhibition […]

Don & Cindy Roy, Erica Brown, Matt Shipman to play Phillips

New England Celtic Arts

PHILLIPS — New England Celtic Arts will present Don and Cindy Roy with Erica Brown and Matt Shipman at Phillips Area Community Center Sunday, June 21. The afternoon show will start at 3 p.m. Phillips Community Center will open it’s forth year of Celtic based concerts with New England Celtic Arts with this special Father’s Day afternoon concert, “Fiddle’s and […]