November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine Energy & the Future - Part IX

Social Reform

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In the absence of rational arguments and based on the conclusions of the energy series, it can be determined that there are no silver bullets offering hope that the future will remain like the past.  More...

Not long now...

On Sugarloaf, a chairlift waits for the excitement of ski sea— son; tentative opening date is Nov. 21. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Arts & Entertainment

Local students win accolades in national contest

FARMINGTON — The talented performers at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington recently received national recognition for their spring musical "Into the Woods" in the USA Weekend magazine Showstopper Musicals contest. More...

Lucia Swallow to exhibit

FARMINGTON — Heirlooms of Tomorrow recently announced that Farmington resident and UpCountry Artist Lucia Swallow will be Artist of the Month for November at its SugarWood Gallery location at 248 Broadway. More...

Aoife Clancy to perform at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present World-renowned entertainer Aoife Clancy at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam at 6:15 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard C. "Dick" Wentzell

1938-2008 — He was devoted to his family and his beloved hometown

SOUTH PARIS — Richard C. "Dick" Wentzell, 70, of Rangeley, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Maine Veterans' Home in South Paris, following a long illness. More...

Forest C. White

1921-2008

PHILLIPS More...

Durward A. ‘Dave’ Davidson

1916-2008 -- He spent his life in a quiet, dignified way and enjoyed its offerings to the fullest

KINGFIELD -- Durward A. "Dave" Davidson, age 92, of Kingfield died peacefully at his beloved Main Street home Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA draws private academies in post

Mt. Abram Girl's Postseason

Quarterfinals: Mt. Abram, 2 - St. Dom's. 1 Semifinals: North Yarmouth Academy, 1 Mt. Abram, 0 SALEM -- Last week, the Lady Roadrunners of Mt. More...

MTA presses on to Western C finals

Mt. Abram Boy's Postseason

Semi-finals: Mt. Abram, 1 Georges Valley, 0 SALEM - - In a well-played MVC match-up between two evenly matched squads last Saturday, a scoreless fist half mostly controlled by Mt. Abram proved to be anyone's contest. More...

Western Mountain Youth Soccer Championships

Chicago Fire, Mexico come out on top

SALEM — Playoff games were held Sunday, Oct. 24 and Monday, Oct. 25 to determine the number one and two teams in each division in the Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY MONDAY WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req'd.: 1-800-982-4311. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

You find this merchandise in a big box store! These fairs are the best way to find unique and thoughtful gifts you can't get just anywhere. More...

Community Things to Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Maine Energy & the Future

Maine Energy & the Future - Part IX

Social Reform

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In the absence of rational arguments and based on the conclusions of the energy series, it can be determined that there are no silver bullets offering hope that the future will remain like the past.  More...

A veteran's view on the Vietnam War

NEW PORTLAND — Just ask a retired veteran in New Portland what Veteran's Day means to 95 percent of the people in the United States and he will tell you "it's just a day off from work." Most all ceremonies, said Hoyt, are now held in cemeteri More...

Sid Savage, proud to be a veteran

KINGFIELD — A Kingfield veteran claims he is probably the only man in town that has three legs. More...

Op-Ed

To the citizens of Maine School Union #37

COMMENTARY

As you are most likely aware, the issue of school consolidation of Central Office Services is alive and well. As of this writing, 34 Regional School Units have been approved without the need to go to public vote. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you wish you had more choices for president on Election Day or are you confident that you voted for the right candidate?

Ken Bitgood, of Etna: "I voted for the right person. Barack Obama." More...

Letters

Halloween haunting a frightening success

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped make the Halloween haunting a Relay for Life success. More...

Don't forget Glendon Dexter

To the editor: After reading your "Reflections of Past Glories" article in the sports section of the Oct. More...

Thanks for making WMYSA a success

To the editor: This year the Western Mountains Youth Soccer Association had its inaugural season in North Franklin County, and I want to thank all who helped make it a success. More than 32 busy Mt. More...

Community & Local News

Sheriff's dept. handles over 500 calls

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following are summaries of local law enforcement agencies' activities last week. Carrabassett Valley Police In Carrabassett Valley Police, Chief Scott Nichols said that his officers responded to 72 calls from Oct. More...

High school students assigned laptops

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education met Oct. 14 with members Ginny Nuttall, Harold Schaetzle, Pam Ellis, Mary Vacarro and Barbara Burgess present, according to the meeting's minutes released recently. More...

Court finds against Saddleback

AUBURN — The Androscoggin Superior Court recently handed down a ruling finding that Saddleback and others violated the Maine Human Rights Act when Master Electrician and foreman, Robert Duggan, was fired from Saddleback's worksite for reporti More...

News from our Schools

Getting to know, Noah

MTA student spotlight

KINGFIELD — If you ask a Mt. Abram senior what it's like to miss school two-days a week one week and three days a week the next for their entire senior year, what do you think they'd say? More...

Put your best face on

The Strong fourth grade art class has been working on a papier-mâché mask project. Here, they are in the exciting phase of giving their masks some personality with paint. The students have been working on the project for six weeks. More...

Students' film project promotes anti-tobacco

WILTON More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veterans Day is Tuesday When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? —George Canning If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Pumpkin Patch Pizzazz So Halloween is over, but the pumpkins are still everywhere. Here are a few ideas. Even canned pumpkin will do in a pinch. But the ideas are endless! More...