This Week’s Cover

Cautious skepticism voiced over F-35A flights

FARMINGTON — Cautious skepticism was voiced at the Air Force’s Environmental Impact Statement hearing last week, as they propose to have F-35As use Condor 1 and 2 over Maine, with many voicing their concerns over whether the Air Force would come back and ask for lower flying thresholds in the future. Some voiced their complete opposition to the aircraft, louder […]

Sixty-two seniors graduate from MTA

SALEM — Sixty two seniors graduated from Mt. Abram High School Friday night, marking a milestone, crossing a bridge from high school to college, the military, or whatever direction life will take them. Students preparing for the ceremony were laughing, joking and trying on special graduation glasses. There were many hugs, as they knew they’d never be students at Mt. […]

Kingfield Town Meeting set for Saturday

KINGFIELD — Whether or not to designate the back of the Main Street area a “slum and blight” area in order to qualify for Community Development Block Grants will be determined at Kingfield’s Town Meeting Saturday, June 16. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. At that time, voters will decide the fate of 32 articles […]

Local BBQ sauce heads to Emmys

NEW SHARON — There was a lot of excitement at Nichols Grill & BBQ as the Nichols family (son, sisters, daughter-in-law and her parents, and Lorna Nichols) put up 1,000 bottles of their unique Maine BBQ, Grill and dipping sauces to go to the Daytime Emmy Awards. The Festive Foods Inc. barbecue and grilling sauce will be included in the […]

Eustis Planning Board drafting cell tower ordinance

EUSTIS — Following voter approval of placing a moratorium on any new or existing cell tower applications, the Eustis Planning Board is meeting twice a month to draft an ordinance to deal with cell phone towers. At a special town meeting Monday, May 28, voters approved placing a moratorium on any new or pending applications for cell towers for 150 […]

Noel Paul Stookey will play the POPS

Tenth anniversary POPS promises to be memorable

KINGFIELD — Saturday, June 30, the charming, historic village of Kingfield, nestled against the peaks of Maine’s 4000-foot Western Mountains, will host an outdoor concert featuring the international icon of American folk music, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grammy winner Lucas Richman. Audiences can expect to hear Stookey play some […]

Kitty Jones to exhibit at CVPL

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will be holding an artist reception for Kitty Jones Friday, June 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend, talk to the artist and view her work currently on display at the library. Kitty Jones is a painter and sculptor, living and working […]

Charlie A’Court at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Highly acclaimed Canadian Blues artist Charlie A’Court will play at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 17. Curtain is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session starts one hour prior to curtain. Named as Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards in November, A’Court is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience […]

Dave Gunning in concert

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in partnership with the Kingfield POPS will present Dave Gunning in concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 20, and at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts Thursday, June 21. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. and at UCCPA is 7:30 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session […]