Stories about Buckfield

Kangas — Hutchinson

Whitney Kangas and Lee Hutchinson BUCKFIELD — Rick and Donna Kangas of Buckfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Kangas, to Lee Hutchinson, son of Jerry Hutchinson and Lori Hutchinson of Jay. Ms. Kangas, a graduate of the University of ...

RSU 10 gets word of state aid hike

DIXFIELD — Western Foothills Regional School Unit 10 has received preliminary state aid figures that show a significant increase in funding from 2011-12. It’s still not enough to offset the built-in increases,  Superintendent Tom Ward said, but the amount is going in the r...

Buckfield audit shows $743,000 surplus

BUCKFIELD — Selectmen received good news Tuesday night on the recently completed town audit for fiscal year 2010-11. “You’ve improved financially. You’re rock solid,” auditor Ron Smith of the Buxton firm of HRH Smith and Co. told the board. He said the ...

Adult ed lists upcoming classes

PARIS — Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education is offering the following classes. Tuesday, Feb. 14 Broadband Internet access, with Matthew Clark, 5:30 to  7:30 p.m. Free. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Basic computer repair, with Mathew C...

Briefly

Evening Star BUCKFIELD — Evening Star 147 Masonic Lodge of Buckfield will hold a fellowship night at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Any Masons are invited to attend and bring a friend that may be interested in joining. There will be a short program explaining the lod...

Buckfield seeks input on town manager position

BUCKFIELD — Selectmen on Tuesday decided to put off developing criteria for filling the town manager position until a special public hearing is held next week. Former Town Manager Glenn Holmes left his longtime managerial position in January, and the board hasn’t yet decided wh...

Buckfield teacher plans on gardening in retirement

BUCKFIELD — Kay Herbert has enjoyed watching students go on to careers in teaching, nursing and other medical professions, physical therapy and engineering. During her 27-year science-teaching career, she has seen hundreds pass through the doors of Dirigo High School and Buckfield Ju...

Buckfield students show interest in voc ed

BUCKFIELD — Hallie Starbird wants to become a surgeon someday so she decided Friday that a good first step was signing up for the certified nurses assistant/allied health program offered by the Region 11 vocational school. Scott Wheelie isn’t sure what he wants to do when he ge...

Superintendent Ward's contract extended by school board in Dixfield

DIXFIELD — Following a 30-minute executive session Monday night, the RSU 10 board voted to extend Superintendent Thomas Ward’s contract until June 30, 2015. Ward has been the superintendent of the Western Maine Foothills Regional School Unit 10 since SADs 21, 39 and 43 merged s...

Weighing in on national, state politics

Here's a look at what several in our online community had to say about letters to the editor and stories in the news recently. On a Sunday  letter to the editor by John R...