March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local outdoorswoman finalist for Miss Maine Sportsman 2015 - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Attendees at the State of Maine Sportsman Show in Augusta will have the opportunity to cast ballots and chose Miss Maine Sportsman 2015. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield POPS Early Bird tickets available now - Free Access

KINGFIELD — For one day each summer, music resonates through western Maine’s mountains and valleys, drawing thousands to the riverside town of Kingfield. More...

‘In The Blood’ presentation on tap - Free Access

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Sumner McKane and “In The Blood” at North Church for the Farmington Historical Society Thursday, April 2. Program starts at 7 p.m. More...

Kate Schrock to hold benefit concert

RANGELEY — Saturday, March 28, blues singer and songwriter Kate Schrock will be performing at the Saddleback Lodge. The concert is a fundraiser for the Saddleback Ski Patrol and ski scholarships. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Eugene “Gene” E. Toothaker

1935-2015 — Gene was an avid fisherman and bird hunter

Dr. Eugene E. Toothaker, (Gene), 79 died peacefully in his sleep March 10, 2015, after a short illness. Gene was born June 26, 1935 in Strong, the son of Abner A. and Geneva R. Toothaker. He grew up on a farm in the town of Jay. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Wiley Maple, Julia Ford take national titles

Sugarloaf local Sam Morse narrowly misses podium

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With light snow falling steadily throughout the day and clouds hampering visibility, Wiley Maple of Aspen, Col. took the home the title of U.S. More...

Snowball Tournament March 31

This year’s benefit tourney will be played at Fotters’ Field and Little Fenway Park in Stratton

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 28th annual Fred Webster Snowball Tournament to benefit Special Olympics Maine will take place Tuesday, March 31. More...

Maine Celebrity Classic and Gala planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Celebrity Classic and Gala will bring top chefs and sports celebrities to Sugarloaf this summer for the debut of what is planned to be an annual fundraiser. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYSWOMEN'S FITNESS CLASS -- 5:30-6:30 pm, Western Mountains BaptistChurch, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages,fitness levels. FMI: 265-4628.WEDNESDAYS AND MONDAYSSTRONG BONES EXERCISE CLASS -- 9-10 am, Webster Hall, School St., More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It is amazing what you canaccomplish if you do not carewho gets the credit. —Harry S. Truman If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Crazy for Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables you can More...

King Pine lift roll-back, seven injured

Sugarloaf lift accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Seven people were injured and 204 evacuated when the King Pine lift at Sugarloaf experienced a roll-back March 21. At around 11:30 a.m. the chairlift traveled backwards approximately 470 feet. More...

No resolution for contract negotiations

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors meeting March 19 was opened with public comment. More...

Avon approves $218,000 budget

AVON — About three dozen voters elected officials and decided on warrant articles during the March 21 Avon Town Meeting. Voters elected Barry Thorndike as their new selectman. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Ask Congress to make the ‘Doc Fix’ permanent More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Which way does the toilet paper go?

Emily Eck of Salem: “Over, but it doesn’t really bother me if it is under.” More...

Letters

To Maine Forestry Museum members & community:

The annual Meeting of the Maine Forestry Museum (formerly the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum) will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Forestry Museum located at 221 Stratton Road, Rangeley. More...

Blown away by the outpouring of love & friendship

Weeks of hard work paid off with a spectacular Benefit Wingding for Clifford Haggan to help with his many expenses to fight his cancer. Thank You! to everyone who made the night so memorable. More...

Community & Local News

Birthday party benefits Economic Ministry

STRONG — Saturday, March 14, Isabella Norster, 10, and her sister Alexis, 7, of Strong, had a “Totally 80s” themed birthday party at The White Elephant Country Store. More...

Holy Week Catholic masses and services schedule

WESTERN MAINE — The schedule for Holy Week, March 29 to April 5, Catholic masses and services was recently released. More...

Holy Week services at Sugarloaf announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry recently announced its Holy Week Services for March 29 to April 5. Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday Worship will be held at 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

February Student of the Month: John May

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — Each month, the administration and teachers at Mt. Abram high School recognize a deserving student who works everyday to achieve their goals. The administration and teachers at Mt. More...

Mitten Basketball raises over $1,000

Fundraiser normally earmarked for class trips to be donated

STRONG — Students from Strong and Phillips elementary schools have been holding a friendly game of mitten basketball as a way to raise funds for several years. More...

Adam J. Poulin is MPA award recipient

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School’s 2015 Maine Principal’s Award Recipient is Adam J. Poulin, son of Kip Poulin and Robin Norwood. More...

Local Church Services

Church Services

Calvary Bible Church37 Park St., Stratton 246-4652,Pastor Bruce Townsend. Sunday,April 5: Early Easter Service 7 am;Easter Breakfast 8 am; Sunday School9:45 am; Sunday Morning Worship 11am (no afternoon service).The Church of the Good Shepherd More...