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Sugarloaf to host U.S. Alpine Championships March 25 to 29

Local Sam Morse will be competing

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s worldfamous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when the resort hosts the Nature Valley US Alpine Championships, March 25 to 29. More...

Three run for one position in New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — There are 38 articles on the warrant for the New Portland Annual Town Meeting which will be held in the Community Room of the New Portland Fire Station March 7 at 9 a.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Come out to the NECA and North Church Concert Series!

In 2014, the North Church in Farmington underwent renovations by the Farmington Historical Society and hosted a couple of music events to test the waters. More...

Lakeside Theater showing movies

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be presenting two movies in the month of March on the big screen at the Lakeside Theater on Main Street. Shows are at 4 and 7 p.m. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, March 14, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Letters

Thank you to the Sugarloaf community

We wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who helped man the Donor Drive Booths for Delete Blood Cancer at The Rack Feb. 17 and Bullwinkle’s Feb. 25, and a special THANK YOU! More...

Thank you for all your efforts Lions!

The Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry would like to send out a Big Thank You to all those hard working, dedicated Lion’s Club members who volunteered their time on that very cold Saturday, the weekend of the Polar Blast, “Stuffing the Bus&rdquo More...

In limbo with cabin fever

Hi you all, I’m back after a heart attack, ICU, hospital, rehab for a month, and Androscoggin Health for a month. Now I am in limbo a lot with cabin fever. More...

Community & Local News

UMF annual Career Fair on March 4

FARMINGTON — The UMF Career Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the Olsen Student Center corridor, located on South Street. More...

Senior college kicks off spring classes

FARMINGTON — The spring list of courses for the Gold LEAF Senior College at the University of Maine at Farmington is filled with how-to classes, tours and day trips, enrichment learning and book discussions. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ March 11

RANGELEY — “Bingo Friends” will be held this month Wednesday, March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rangeley Town House, 14 School Street. More...

News from our Schools

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Elijah Coffren takes a spin down Bea’s Hill during the Kingfield Elementary School Dr. Seuss celebration. Children in K–2 read some Dr. More...

KES holding auditions for ‘Oliver Twist’

KINGFIELD — Auditions for the Children’s Stage Adventures musical production of “Oliver Twist” will be held Monday, March 16, at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Strong School Public Speaking contest

STRONG — The Strong Elementary School Public Speaking contest will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. More...

Irregular Regulars

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8 If you don’t have timeto do it right you musthave time to do it over. —Anonymous More...

Want Something Different? Try Artichokes

Ah, the poor lowly artichoke! Do you not More...

Away With Words

A Sweet Memory

My grandparents owned a small neighborhood market in Greenville, Maine. It belonged to both of them, but my grandmother was rarely in the store. She was usually in the house, in the kitchen, near the wood-burning Glenwood cook stove. More...

Eustis to vote in four selectmen

Town Meetings coming up

EUSTIS — Voters in the Town of Eustis will decide 25 articles at the Eustis Town Meeting March 7. The articles mostly address budgetary items and the warrant shows several cuts over last year on a number of line items. More...

Six run unopposed in Strong elections

STRONG — March 7 at 9:20 a.m. voters in the Town of Strong will gather for the annual Town Meeting. The warrant lists 55 articles, most of which cover town expenses for the coming year. More...

Sam Morse named to Junior Worlds Team

Morse is among 16 athletes who will compete in Norway March 6 to 13

PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 elite athletes to compete at the 2015 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships scheduled for March 6 to 13 at Hafjell, Norway. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Daylight Saving Time begins March 8 Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead by an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. With the time change come longer days, and, soon after — spring and summer! More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

In honor of Dr. Seuss month, what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

Eli Hoeft, 7, of Kingfield: “The one where he makes the big mess in the house and Green Eggs and Ham.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Louise Agren

1956-2015 — She enjoyed spending time with her family

NEW PORTLAND — Linda Louise Agren, 58, of New Portland passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at her home. More...

Inza Lillian Stanley

1924-2015 — She enjoyed crocheting and especially spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Inza Lillian Stanley, 90, a resident of Jay, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, Feb. 22 at Sandy River Center in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Championships showcase Rangeley court confidence, communication

BANGOR — Rangeley fans filled the stands at the Cross Insurance Center for the Lady Lakers’ sixth trip to the Class D Girls Basketball State Championships since the tournaments began in 1975. More...

Getting ready for the Olympics

Three local boys have been selected for the state of Maine ODP (Olympic Development Program) for their age groups. More...

Mt. Abram Sports announcements

 MTA Winter Sports Awards There will be a Winter Sports Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:00pm. Dessert will be provided by the MTA Sports Boosters.  Coming Soon, Spring Sports! 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. 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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGSKingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster HallMadrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, ReedMills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day.Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg.,Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...