January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Freshmen report positive change in school experience

MSAD #58 School Board

KINGFIELD - - The MSAD #58 School Board last Thursday heard teachers' and students' resolutions regarding what was previously called, the "Freshman Academy," a controversial program initiated this year. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Derek Trucks comes to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — One of the most critically acclaimed guitarists and the youngest musician to be named in Rolling Stone's list of the Top Hundred Guitarists of All Time, Derek Trucks is slated to perform at Sugarloaf with The Derek Truck More...

WINTER DIVA

coming to Rangeley

"In an increasing noisy world, Cabaret artists are quietly keeping romance alive," Stephen Holden for the New York Times. RANGELEY — The DIVA was conceived as an evening of lighthearted entertainment for the purpose of fund raising. More...

Silent auction fundraiser

Casting For Recovery

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual fundraiser, Fish Tales and Cocktails, will be held at Gold/Smith Gallery on Sugarloaf Jan. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy T. Bower

1915-2009 — She enjoyed returning to Phillips to hunt, and walk the woods with friends, and fish

SOUTH PARIS - Dorothy T. Bower, 93, better known to friends and family as Dottie B. of South Paris, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Market Square Health Care Center. She was born in Phillips, on Nov. More...

Charlie "Fred" Frederick Kenney II

1926-2009 — Fred enjoyed fishing, smelting, camping and vegetable gardening

FARMINGTON — Charlie "Fred" Frederick Kenney, II of Farmington, passed away at the Togus VA Hospice Center Jan. 9, 2009. He was born Oct. 7, 1926 in New Vineyard the son of Charlie F. and Gussie A. (Parker) Kenney. More...

Community & Local News

Benefit raffle underway

KINGFIELD — A raffle is being held to benefit Brenda Parsons who fell on the ice and broke her ankle in three places last year. Parsons, who works for Longfellow's Restaurant in Kingfield, was operated on Dec. More...

Camden National announces quarterly dividend

CAMDEN — Robert W. Daigle, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corporation, announced recently that the company's board of directors declared a $0.25 per share dividend payable on Jan. More...

Community rallies for Porter House employees

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A benefit fundraiser for the employees of the Porter House Restaurant in Eustis is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 14, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Rack on the Access Road on Sugarloaf. More...

News from our Schools

MTA boilers on last legs

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

KINGFIELD - - At a recent MSAD #58 Board of Directors meeting, Superintendent Quenten Clark informed members that the two existing oil fired furnaces at Mt. More...

Board to take leadership workshop

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board will be engaging in a leadership workshop Thursday, Jan. 15. More...

RSU public meetings wrap up Friday

Maine School Union #37

RANGELEY — The Maine School Union #37, which is made up of the school boards from the town of Rangeley and the plantations of Dallas, Lincoln, Magalloway Rangeley and Sandy River, held a Board of Education meeting Jan. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Day is Monday Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King Jr. If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Chicken Classics Chicken is always the old standby at our house. Easy, inexpensive (sometimes), quick and great as leftovers. What more could a working girl want? Mediterranean Chicken Salad 6 T. More...

Annexation process underway with selectmen's approval

'SUGARLOAF COMMUNITY WIND FARM'

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The issue and debate over a 90 megawatt wind farm in the Redington Pond Range and Black Nubble Mountain is alive again. More...

American Legion: Eagle canes presented

KINGFIELD — In 2004 the Eagle Cane Project was started in Oklahoma by Jack Nitz who wanted to do something for the veterans who were wounded in their legs due to war injuries. More...

Low flying military jet proposal to get added study

WESTERN MOUNTAINS - - The plan for low level military flight interceptor training over three counties that make up a large portion of the Western Mountains has had its itinerary changed. More...

Op-Ed

Community colleges educate Mainers, don't cut their funding

Every year we are seeing Maine Community Colleges lose government funding for programs. The Maine Community College System has to cut $2.9 million from the current fiscal year budget. More...

Political Cartoon

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How an idea becomes a law

Legislative Report

We are BACK! Yes, the legislature is back in session. I thought it would be a good idea to republish an article from a few years ago explaining how an idea becomes a law. More...

Letters

Please respect public and private property

To the editor: The town has received complaints that there are people operating loud snowmobiles (created by an illegal "can" on the exhaust) on the downtown trails, as well as late at night, disturbing some neighbors' sleep. More...

Do not build this frightful wind farm project

To the editor: You have to hand it to Harley Lee (Endless Energy). He certainly has the chutzpah to submit yet another proposal for an ambitious wind farm on Black Nubble and Reddington Pond Range. More...

It's time for "THE" community supper

To the editor: Casseroles are needed for the "Community Supper" to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year's supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. 25. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Simpson shines, hits career high 34

Mt. Abram, 78 Carrabec, 72 Double OT SALEM - - Last Monday, Jan. 5, the boys of MTA put up a thrilling show in a double overtime win against the Cobra's of Carrabec. More...

Charity event returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY — The 10th Annual Busch Sport Scene Snowmobile Ride for Charity will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Club House Restaurant in Rangeley. More...

Photo

Whoa!- Mt. Abram JV forward Sean Swift goes up for a shot and is fouled by Carrabec's Spencer Shaw in a game at MTA last week. (Heidi Murphy photo) More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU THURSDAY, JAN 15 EXHIBIT: RJ GRAY JR, PRINTS — Tue-Fri 5-9 pm, Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun & Mon by Apt. Captive Elements Art House, 25 Landry Rd., Lewiston. FMI: 786-3606. 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...