April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Reggae rhythms rock Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Director of Marketing Ethan Austin said that everything fell together perfectly for the mountain’s 26th annual Bud Light Reggae Fest. “It was a great weekend. More...

Strong changes account name

STRONG — Selectmen approved an Animal Control Officer contract during their meeting April 8. The contract will need to be reviewed by Strong Animal Control Officer Anna-Logan Dunne before it is signed by Selectman Jim Burrill. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ward MacDonald returns to Skye - Free Access

PORTLAND & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present PEI fiddle master Ward MacDonald and Friends at Acoustic Artisans in Portland Monday, April 21 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, April 23 More...

Line Dancing for Beginners

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that Line Dancing for Beginners is being held over four classes from 6 to 8 p.m. The first class was April 14. The remaining classes are Mondays, April 21, 28 and May 5. More...

Western Maine Improv Festival

FARMINGTON — With spring being coy this year, and people quickly running out of things to talk about with their families, significant others and pets, the improv comedy community of the Western Maine Foothills wants to give them something to lo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leith Annis Crocker Cameron

1927-2014 — She enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, fishing, and spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Leith Annis Crocker Cameron, 87, of Rangeley, died April 7, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Marcia A. Ford Corliss

1922-2014 — She was an accomplished fly-fisher and a great cook

NORRIDGEWOCK — Marcia A. Ford Corliss, 92, of Norridgewock, died Monday April 7, 2014 at Redington Fairview Hospital. More...

Earl E. McIntosh

1935-2014 — He enjoyed reading, fly fishing, hunting and time with family and friends

FARMINGTON — Earl Edward McIntosh, 79, died April 5, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Pond skimming at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Pond Skimming in the east has become a spring time tradition for resorts big and small. It stands to reason that Sugarloaf, the King of Spring, would host the East Coast Pond Skimming Championships. More...

Helicopter rides benefit ski scholarships

Saddleback Ski Scholarship

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Acadian Seaplanes will be offering helicopter rides at Saddleback Maine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Rides are $40 per person. A percentage of the proceeds goes to support the Ski Scholarship Fund. More...

Merit Awards presented

Sugarloaf Ski Club

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Fourteen Sugarloaf Ski Club members who were among those competing at Regional, National and World Junior Championships this year were recently recipients of Sugarloaf Ski Club Merit Awards. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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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...

Local Church Services

Church Serrvices

Mountain View Bible ChurchNew Vineyard, Pastor RichardDubuc. Sunday, April 20, EasterSunrise service 6:30 am, breakfast follows at the church.Phillips Community ChurchCongregational Church, cornerMain & Pleasant St., Phillips. More...

Phillips road maintenance discussed

PHILLIPS — April 8, Phillips Selectmen met for a regular Board of Selectmen’s Meeting and scheduled a joint meeting with the Budget Committee to begin the budget process. That meeting was scheduled for April 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Warm days; spring snow

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The week of April 6 saw increasing temperatures and a little surprise snow. More...

Bids sought for Webster Hall work

KINGFIELD — Selectmen for the Town of Kingfield met April 7 to review the proposed budget and address other items on the agenda. More...

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Legislative Update

Governor asks Federal Government to recognize troops’ exposure to Agent Orange More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could give any advice to your teenage self, what would it be?

Lori Littlefield of Freeman: “Stay away from boys. They will alter your life path.” More...

Community & Local News

U.S. Department of the Treasury scam afoot

AUGUSTA — The Bureau of the Fiscal Service recently received information about a possible scam by individuals claiming to be employees of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. More...

Lobster stew luncheon set

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a lobster stew luncheon Friday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon includes lobster stew, biscuit, pumpkin or apple desert and cream, and coffee/ tea beverages. More...

Electronic waste collection set  April 26 - Free Access

FARMINGTON — Don’t throw out those old or broken electronics. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Easter is Sunday, April 20 Easter spells out beauty,the rare beauty of new life. —S.D. Gordon If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Khloe Faye Hayes Born: Feb. 11, 2014Gender: FemaleWeight: 7 lbs., 7 oz.Length: 21 inches More...