SAD 58 budget OK’d

KINGFIELD — All eight articles on the SAD 58 budget of $8,673,721 passed easily at the polls June 10.The results were:• 226-117 to expend $5,525,519.59 for elementary operating costs.• 220-121 to expend $2,512,058.70 for secondary operating costs.• 220-122 to allow the district to appropriate $5,108,491.14 from the foundation allocation for school purposes and raise $2,111,299.33 as the local share of […]

Mt. Abram hosts senior awards night

SALEM — Senior Recognition night, the final activity for Mt. Abram seniors prior to commencement, took place on Thursday, June 12.The evening gave the school’s teachers and administration one final opportunity to bestow academic and athletic excellence awards on members of the Class of 2003.Gold cords were presented by Guidance Counselor Mike Ellis to seniors who achieved cumulative grade point […]

A treasury of ‘Tasteful Treasures’

KINGFIELD — According to two retired Kingfield businesswomen, if you checked out their husbands’ bellies you would know just what it took to compile a cookbook.Pat Johnson, formerly of Blairstown, N.J., and Mary Ann LeCompte, formerly of Lancaster, Mass., have recently released their first cookbook, “Tasteful Treasures, Mainly Appetizers,” which contains 150 of their favorite appetizer recipes.Johnson said she had […]

Mt. Abram to receive $400,000 grant

SALEM — The Mitchell Institute announced on Thursday June 12 that Mt. Abram High School had been selected to receive one of 34 grants funded through its Great Maine Schools Project, which is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates.The project supports the development of a wide range of models for school change based on the principles and practices of the […]

‘Environmentally-friendly’ subdivision planned

RANGELEY — Rangeley resident Joseph George stated his intent to create an environmentally friendly subdivision on a parcel of land adjacent to Route 4 and Hunter Cove, at a meeting of the Rangeley Planning Board on Wednesday, June 11.”I got into it from the point of view of conservation,” he said. He mentioned that he wanted to create a low-density […]

Water district losing customers

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District is facing a difficult financial situation due to a loss of customers, expenditures on several significant water system projects and the failure of some customers to pay their water bills, according to treasurer John Dill.”We may need to raise rates,” said Dill at a Water District meeting on Monday, June 9.Water District Chairman Robert […]

Rangeley gives 17 seniors their ‘wings’

RANGELEY — “Smile a lot, vote — it’s your chance, always be the first to say hello, take lots of pictures, be kinder than necessary, always have a friend with a truck, count your blessings and lastly, call your mother!” this solid advice was offered to the Rangeley Class of 2003 by Ms. Mary Ellen Bartlett, the class’s eighth grade […]

Twenty-three graduate from CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Richard Bell Memorial Chapel at Sugarloaf/USA was packed last Saturday with family and friends attending the 2003 graduation of 23 graduates from the Carrabassett Valley Academy.The top five seniors who attended the academy for two of more years included Adam Ryan Gibney, Krista Hoisington, Sally Swallow, Renee Thibodeau and Amy Witherspoon.Headmaster John Ritzo also presented diplomas […]

School says vote sign of approval

KINGFIELD — The SAD 58 superintendent was walking with a lighter step last Wednesday after his district’s $8,673,721 budget was adopted by a landslide.I think we tried to meet the people’s needs, and they responded by voting yes,” said Superintendent Quenten Clark.He stressed the SAD 58 board tried to be sensitive to the stagnant economy, noting that the local assessment […]

Writer takes exception to ad

To the editor:This letter is in reference to the ad (Irregular June 11 issue, page 25) taken out by the Tax Assessor of the Town of Eustis.Even though the ad was signed as a “taxpayer,” Sandra Scribner is a town official, paid by taxpayer’s monies. I take offence to that ad, as a fellow taxpayer and former town employee.The TIF, […]