This Week’s Cover

MSAD #58 receives clean financial report

PHILLIPS — The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors reviewed the Audit Report for the fiscal year 2015. For the first time, Roger Labreaux from the accounting firm Runyon Kersteen Ouellette presented the annual report in person. The two previous years the report was given via phone conference. Before that, there was no state law requiring the report to be […]


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Raising a mountain of money to help find a cure

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — More than $2 million has been raised to date through the Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Organizers hope to add at least $200,000 to that during the 16th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit held Jan. 30. For a $20 donation, Sugarloafers can take part in Cut for a Cure which gives skiers and riders the opportunity to cut lift lines […]

Phillips Fire Chief position posted

PHILLIPS — Last week’s upheaval within the Phillips Municipal Volunteer Fire Department seems to have settled down. Jan. 14, fourteen of the department’s seventeen volunteer fire fighters announced their intended resignation via a release posted online. The release stated the firefighters lacked confidence in the newly-appointed Fire Chief Stephen Naas since none of them had ever worked under him and […]


Kingfield Selectmen support moving sidewalk

KINGFIELD — Road Reconstruction Committee Chairman David Guernsey discussed the latest Maine- DOT project updates with selectmen during their Jan. 18 meeting. Of particular concern was the section of Route 27 near Riverside Cemetery. Guernsey told the board MaineDOT had completed some soil testing in that area and concluded that the road would need to be moved by as much […]

Tricky Britches brings Bluegrass to The Rack

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the past six years string-band Tricky Britches has toured across the U.S., Hawaii and Europe, bringing their original bluegrass sound to stages at festivals and concerts large and small. Fiddle player Tyler Lienhardt stated the band has a regular New England circuit and they are very active in the ski resort scene. Having played at The […]

UMF Art Gallery presents ‘Hot Dust’ exhibit

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington kicks off the semester with an exhibit at the UMF Art Gallery by Jesse Potts, sculptor, artist and UMF assistant professor of art. “Hot Dust” is a collection of sculptures, prints and animated installations and is on display from Jan. 28 through March 6. Free and open to the public, the exhibit […]

Nora West featured artist in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Nora West will be February’s featured member artist at the High Peaks Artisan Guild located at 245 Main Street. The show kicks off during the Kingfield Friday Artwalk, Feb. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. She will be exhibiting plein air oil studies from the woods of Western Maine to the waves of Monhegan Island. West was the […]