Dollar General application accepted, Public Hearing set

KINGFIELD — A number of residents and non-residents attended the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, March 21. On the agenda was a site plan review from Franklin Land Associates LLC. Franklin Land Associates is the parent company of GBT Realty Corporation, a developer proposing to build a Dollar General discount store on the north end of town. The process for a […]

What is Dollar General?

KINGFIELD — Last week the Planning Board accepted a complete application for a Dollar General discount department store, proposed to be built on land currently under a purchase/sale agreement. The application for the 9,100- square-foot store was submitted by Northeast Civil Solutions Inc., representatives of Franklin Land Associates LLC. Franklin Land Associates is the parent company of GBT Realty Corporation, […]

MSAD #58 District to vote on renovation bonds

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors voted on and signed the Warrant and Notice of Election for an April 25 referendum election regarding the issuance of bonds or notes for the district for minor capital project purposes. The projects include capital improvements at Phillips Elementary School and Mt. Abram High School totaling $1.2 million. More than half of […]

Kingfield nomination papers available for selectman, school board

KINGFIELD — Selectmen agreed to add funds to the draft budget for an Economic and Community Services Coordinator. The proposed stipend position would be responsible for effective and efficient development of recreational, cultural, social and leisure opportunities for residents. In discussing the position, Selectman Brian Hatfield stated, “I think some good questions would be: What are we considering for a […]

Community survey: Dollar General in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — An application is on file with the Planning Board for the construction of a Dollar General discount department store to be located south of Jordan Excavation on Route 27. The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing April 11 at 6 p.m. in Webster Hall in reference to this application. The Original Irregular has developed a survey to […]

‘Celtic Couples’ comes to North Church

Maine master fiddlers to perform with spouses as at North Church in Farmington

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present “Celtic Couples” at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society Saturday, April 1. Curtain is 7 p.m. with a jam session and pie social starting at 6:15. Two of Maine’s most notable performing couples, Don & Cindy Roy and Matt & Erica Brown Shipman, will present an evening of Downeast fiddle […]

Word Buzz

Adventure and beer expert Josh Christie at Rolling Fatties

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties “Word Buzz” series continues Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. with Maine author, entrepreneur and beer expert Josh Christie. Christie takes all the best things about living the Maine life and puts them into Print. Print: A Bookstore, Christie’s recent endeavor with Emily Russo, opened at 273 Congress Street in Portland in November featuring […]

Come and hear some Maine stories

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to meet award-winning columnist Lew- Ellyn Hughes at the Farmington Public Library, Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. for a gathering of folks who enjoy Maine stories. Author Lew- Ellyn Hughes will be reading from her latest book, “Maine Stories.” “Maine Stories is a collection of award-winning non-fiction stories on the lifestyle, people and […]

Contra dance set

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, April 8, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. The dance will feature Franklin County Fiddlers with John McIntire calling. Easy family dances are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and admission is $3 for an adult and […]