December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Year in Review

(Part one of two) Western Mountains — The year began with large amounts of snowfall welcomed by snowmobilers, skiers, boarders and the businesses that services them. But two fatal tragedies cast a pall over the area. More...

Op-Ed

McKay-Waddle Re-Run Race a fun event

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On a foggy race course, 76 daring folks raced to raise funds for the McKay-Waddle Scholarship Fund. It was Saturday, Dec. 27 and the Competition Hill trail at Sugarloaf was in and out of the clouds. More...

Not the me I envision

Why am I cursed with the inability to speak coherently in a social setting? Was I always gauche, bumbling, inclined to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, or worse -—say something remarkably stupid? When I think about it… yes. More...

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Sports & Outdoors

Lady 'Runners display winning ways

Mt. Abram, 54 - Dirigo, 34 SALEM — Senior Mt. Abram guard Kenni Norton's 28 points led the way for the Lady Roadrunners as they defeated Dirigo last Tuesday, Dec. 23 at MTA in a 54-34 win. More...

All aboard the shuttle

The Sugarloaf Explorer started shuttle service connecting skiers, riders and workers from Kingfield with Sugarloaf Mountain last week. More...

Load 'er up!

A Saddleback lift attendant, at left, loads a crew of powder-loving skiers and snowboarders onto Saddleback Ski Resort's newest chairlift. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Years Day is Thursday Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. —Oprah Winfrey If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Border patrol, fire department join column

Mountain Misbehavior

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

Historic landmark ravaged by fire

EUSTIS - - Renowned as one of the area's finest menus in one of Maine's most charming converted farmhouses along Route 27 in Eustis, the Porter House Restaurant has been ravaged by flames. More...

Collins brings experience as Phillips' newest manager

PHILLIPS - - Jim Collins has taken over as the new Phillips Town Manager, starting in early November. After decades of municipal experience, he said he's looking forward to a long stay in the western mountains of Maine. More...

Letters

Notice to Kingfield dog owners

To the editor: The Town of Kingfield would like to remind all dog owners about the upcoming license dates. 2008 Licenses run out Dec. 31, 2008 2009 Licenses need to be obtained by Jan. 31, 2009 to avoid late charges. More...

Thank you Sugarloaf Area Ski Team

To the editor: Last Saturday, Dec. 20, as we (the Lifties) were preparing to open Double Runner East for the 8:30 a.m. opening, there was a group of 20 or so kids and a few adults mingling around our maze getting ready for us to open. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Jean Gray

1948-2008 — She had a great love for children

RANGELEY — Brenda Jean Gray, 60, of Rangeley, died of natural causes at the home of her mom, in Rangeley, on Tuesday, Dec. 23. She was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Farmington, the daughter of the late Sherwin and Elaine (Ross) Hinds. More...

Community & Local News

Every month at the CareerCenter

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of services and workshops for those seeking employment or are trying to improve their situation. More...

Leemans celebrate 50 years together

PHILLIPS — On Sept. 28, 2008 James and Lillian Leeman of Phillips celebrated their Golden Anniversary at the home of their son, Lonnie Leeman and his spouse Eric Baxter. More...

Grief support programs offered

LEWISTON -- Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is offering several programs this winter to provide information and support to adults and youth in central and western Maine grieving the death of a loved one. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU DEC 31 EXHIBIT: KEIRSTEADS — Mon- Friday 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am- 4 pm, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. Stan and Barbara Keirstead. FMI: 491-8635, 778-9105. 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...