This Week’s Cover

Pot talks begin in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Several dozen citizens attended the Planning Board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14. The board was seeking information from the public regarding recreational marijuana facilities and retail establishments. Monday, Oct. 2 Selectmen received a Citizen’s Petition requesting selectmen consider creating a Moratorium Ordinance on marijuana establishments, stores and social clubs. At that time, selectmen charged the Planning Board to research […]

As winter looms, driver warns of snow/ice danger

NEW PORTLAND — The afternoon of March 16, Peter Munroe was traveling on Route 27 in New Portland. The day started off warm with bright sun that slightly melted the fresh accumulation from the day before. As the day wore on, the temperature dropped and a steady frozen precipitation fell, encasing everything in a blanket of ice. While conditions such […]

KES teacher named Employee of Month

Directors approve Regional Service Center application

SALEM — MSAD #58 Superintendent Susan Pratt presented an update, and a potential solution, to the school board Thursday, Nov. 16 regarding the state-imposed regionalization of services. The law was part of the state budget which was passed in July. Known as Chapter 123, the Development of Regional Service Centers, the law requires school systems to work with at least […]

Voters approve engineering for Campbell Field bridge

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Topping the agenda for the Board of Selectmen at the Tuesday, Nov. 14 meeting was discussion about the Campbell Field Bridge. The bridge was destroyed during a storm last month which caused serious infrastructure damage throughout the region. Town Manager Dave Cota told selectmen the bridge had recently been removed from the Carrabassett River. While it is […]

Singing sacred, secular and silly songs of the season

Northfield in concert

SKOWHEGAN & FARMINGTON — Northfield, a vocal ensemble based in Farmington, will continue its tradition of seasonal celebrations with two performances over the weekend of Dec. 9 and 10. Saturday, Dec. 9 the concert will be held at the Skowhegan Federated Church, 13 Island Avenue, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 the concert will be held at Nordica Auditorium at […]

Jennifer Redman Wadsworth to exhibit at SugarWood Gallery

FARMINGTON — Jennifer Redman Wadsworth will be feted at an Open House Reception at SugarWood Gallery on Broadway Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Wadsworth has lived in Turner with her husband, Adrian, for the past 40-plus years. She has two grown children. She has painted most of her life […]

UMF Community Chorus presents its Holiday Concert

FARMINGTON — The UMF Community Chorus under the direction of Bruce McInnes with Patricia Hayden, organist, will present its annual Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., in Old South Church, Main Street in Farmington. This year’s concert is formatted as an Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Readings from scripture and poetry will complement the musical offerings of […]

Breakfast with Santa at Reich museum Dec. 2

RANGELEY — Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be visiting the children again this year Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Conference Center at the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road from 8 to 11 a.m. “Come and enjoy another great ‘Breakfast with Santa,’” Mary Henderson, a museum spokesperson, said. “We never know what Santa’s elves will bring from […]