December 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local publishes book

NEW PORTLAND — A little over two years ago, Karen Pease sat down at her computer with an idea. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Stratton man to exhibit artworks in Lewiston

LEWISTON -- Printmaker RJ Gray Jr. will be exhibiting a selection of his relief prints at Captive Elements Art House from Dec. 13, 2008 to Jan. 15, 2009. The opening is slated for Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Stadler to exhibit paintings in New York

NEW YORK N.Y. — Kingfield resident Ulrike Stadler will exhibit her encaustic painting series, "Manatees," at the Amos Enos Gallery from Jan. 6 to 31. A reception for the artist is planned for Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

UMF Community Chorus to perform

FARMINGTON -— University of Maine at Farmington Community Chorus will present two performances of its Winter Program at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13; and at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Old South Church in Farmington. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Constance Hanff

1918-2008 — She enjoyed living independently

FARMINGTON — Constance Hanff, "Oma," 90, of Kingfield, died Monday Nov. 24, 2008, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, following a stroke. She was born Sept. More...

Melburn F. "Hutch" Hutchins

1926-2008 — He will be remembered by all who knew him as a quiet, humble and witty person

SOUTH PARIS — Melburn F. "Hutch" Hutchins, 81, of Hanover, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at the Maine Veterans' Home, after a long illness. He was born in Kingfield, on Dec. 19, 1926, a son of Emmons and Gelia (Weymouth) Hutchins. More...

Craig A. Morin Hutchinson

1986-2008 — He enjoyed life to the fullest through his books, martial arts and his AT maintenance

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Craig A. Morin Hutchinson, 22, of Branch Lane, Whitefield, died Dec. 1, 2008, in Carrabassett Valley as the result of a tragic automobile accident. He was born in Lewiston, on July 14, 1986, the son of Peter A. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor Center open!

The Mt. Abram High School Nordic Team skis through the tape to officially open the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center for the 2008-09 season. Insiders say there is lots of good Nordic terrain open. More...

Norton joins MTA coaching staff

SALEM TOWNSHIP -- One of the fan favorites back in 2006, Jordan Norton use to light up the boards as a Mt. Abram senior as a member of the Roadrunner basketball team. More...

Local outdoor groups provide assistance to Penobscots

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The quote from Rose Scribner in the Bangor Daily News on Nov. 21 said it all: "We sent out the last bag we had earlier this week… We are empty - -completely empty. 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...

Christmas 2008

There's still many ways to observe the holidays in our area —check some of them out! SATURDAY, DEC 13 CHILDREN'S SHOPPING DAY — 9 am-1 pm, Phillips Community House. Visit Santa 9:30. Everything $1 or less, wrapping included. 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...

New life for Harley Lee's wind farm

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Back in November, the selectmen announced that Harley Lee, president of Endless Energy Corporation of Yarmouth had approached the town about the possibility of annexing part of Redington Township. More...

Saddleback opens, guests to see continued growth

DALLAS PLANTATION -— Consistent with past major off-season improvements since the Berry family acquired Saddleback in 2003, enhancements will greet skiers and riders in a well improved resort community. More...

Kingfield to expand Resource Protection District

KINGFIELD -- A public meeting will be held next Monday, Dec. 15, to discuss some significant changes in the town's ordinance. These changes will affect many people in town. More...

Op-Ed

Rangeley school consolidation public meetings planned

COMMENTARY

To the citizens of the greater Rangeley area, I write to inform you that the Regional School Unit (RSU) Plan that would consolidate the Central Office Services of Maine School Union #37 (MSU #37) and Maine School Administrative District #44 (MSAD More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

For you, what is your threshold for considering when it's just too cold outside?

Hatti Rosenberg, of Kingfield: "When the temps hit below zero." More...

Letters

Thank you for your support

To the editor: The Kingfield/New Portland Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank all the local businesses that have donated to the auxiliary for our raffles at the craft fairs. More...

A hearty thank you

To the editor: There was snow on the ground and joy in the air as mountain enthusiasts converged at Sugarloaf for the annual Tin Mountain Round-up. Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this year's drive such a success. More...

Community & Local News

Open House scheduled

Franklin County Children's Task Force

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children's Task Force will once again this year be hosting its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Church Street location. More...

Donna Chase recognizes the Iris Network

KINGFIELD -- Donna Chase, a senior teller with Camden National Bank's branch in Kingfield, has chosen to recognize the Iris Network with a donation made in her name from Camden National Corporation in recognition of her remarkable service efforts More...

Candlelight service at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID - - Reeds Mill Church will be holding a candlelight Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 in the afternoon. More...

News from our Schools

Fifth grader shares life experience with diabetes

PHILLIPS — World Diabetes Day is recognized every Nov. 14. This year's theme was Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. More...

First trimester honor rolls

Kingfield school KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. More...

MTA progress reports handed out

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — School officials recently announced that this school year report cards and progress reports will not be mailed home. They will be given to students to take home. Dates of distribution will be publicized in the local newspapers. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. — Henry Wotton 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!

Jayda Sue White Born: October 24, 2008 at 6:10 pm Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. Length: 20 in. More...