December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Height of Land, recipient of federal funds

OQUOSSOC - - In a time of economic doldrums, Height of Land, an ever popular scenic overlook, will receive federal funds to improve what might be one of the most spectacular views in New England. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Keirsteads to exhibit at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery in Farmington has announced that its "Artist of the Month," Stan and Barbara Keirstead of Farmington. An Open House to introduce their work will be held Friday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. More...

Northfield Christmas concerts scheduled

FARMINGTON — Northfield, the Farmington based early music vocal ensemble, will be celebrating the season in song in three concerts in November and December. More...

Hot Day At The Zoo comes to the Rack

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The footstomping, bass-thumping live performances of progressive "Newgrass" string band Hot Day at the Zoo will be heard Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Rack, 5016 Access Road beginning at 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerome V. Hopson

1923-2008 — He and his wife owned, operated Widow's Walk B&B in Stratton 1978-2006

FARMINGTON — Jerome V. Hopson, 85, of Rangeley, formerly of Stratton, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Sandy River Center for Rehabilitation. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 9, 1923, a son of Walter G. More...

Stephen "Steve" Weiner

1946-2008 — He was a straight talker and had a good sense of humor

AVON -- Stephen "Steve" Weiner, 62, of Avon, died Monday evening, Nov. 24, 2008 at his home. He was born in Bronx, N.Y. on Nov. More...

Guy Eugene Wheelock Jr.

1930-2008 — He was an avid outdoorsman

KENTS HILL — Guy Eugene Wheelock, 78, of Kents Hill and Kingfield, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Winship Green in Bath. He was born in Orange, N.J. Sept. 7, 1930 the son of Guy E. Sr. and Harriet (Bennett) Wheelock. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Saddleback ramps up for opening, Dec. 13

DALLAS PLANTATION - - The push is on as Saddleback has opened the snowmaking flood gates and prepares for the first day of the season on Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

Mike bags a big buck

Mike Churchill with his 226-pound buck that he bagged last week while hunting in Kingfield. (Submitted photo) More...

Schrader hits career high

CLINTON, N.Y. — Hamilton College women's basketball team dominated Cazenovia College, 93-48, in its season opener Nov. 18 at Scott Field House. 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 Time!

The Christmas Season is upon us and in our area, there are a large variety of ways to celebrate from having breakfast with Santa to listening to orchestras. Here's what's in store so far. 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...

Friendly fire wounds local hunter

MADRID -- "It was one of those fluke things," said Craig Mitchell, a 40-year-old Phillips hunter. More...

Tranten's expands to Farmington markets

FARMINGTON - - "When you have three brothers you never have an even vote," said Clay Tranten. More...

Nearly overwhelmed

Twin five-foot culverts on the Taylor Hill Pond in Strong have all they can do to handle the water flowing through them last Wednesday. While it started out as snow, in much of the area on Nov. 25 the precipitation turned to rain. More...

Op-Ed

An open letter to CMP

Just got your bill and didn't know whether to laugh or just shake my head in disgust. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

From your own personal experiences, what advice would you give to the Christmas gift shoppers out there?

Winston Fifield, of Owls Head: "Go to secondhand stores and look for sales." More...

Letters

Thanks to the community

To the editor: I would like to thank the community for its participation in the Angel Wrap Raffle for the Dead River Area Historical Society's Handicap Access project. The potluck turned out wonderful. More...

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner a success

To the editor: The Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner was a success again this year. We served 93 in-house and made 35 home deliveries and fed our volunteers. More...

Will remember Steve always

To the editor: I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Steve Wiener who passed on recently. More...

Community & Local News

Ability Profiler assistance offered

—Wilton CareerCenter

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, on 865 US Route 2E, offers workshops and training to aid those seeking employment trying to improve their situation. O*NET Ability Profiler will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Pellet mill on track in Strong

STRONG — Since mid-August the old Forster Mfg. plant which has stood empty and idle for too long has been a beehive of activity. The new pellet mill is expected to be operational Jan. More...

CV police busy as mountain opens

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following are summaries of local law enforcement agencies' activities last week. More...

News from our Schools

Put worms to work

Mark Follansbee of wormmaines.com shares some of his knowledge of vermicomposting with students of the Maine Mountain Children's House in Kingfield. It takes just a pound of the red wigglers to get things started for indoor worm composting. More...

$1000 donation completes roof

Stratton School's principal, Lorrie Arruda (right), looks on as Linda Shane (left), branch manager of Camden National Bank in Stratton presents Kim Kearing, the Stratton School Playground Committee chair, with a $1,000 donation. More...

The right fit

Mike "Bucky" Buxton from the Sugarloaf Rental Shop measures Strong School fourth grade student Jonny May for the annual ski-skate program. The program has been promoting lifelong winter recreation activities for MSAD 58 kids for over two decades. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you have nothing to say, say nothing. — Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. Include author's name, and your name and number, so we may contact you if we have any questions. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Bring out the Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that you either love or you hate. I happen to love them. This time of year, they seem to be available and reasonably priced. So why not add them to your table? More...