January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sugarloaf ski patroller, Jim James gives Stratton School student Jericho Whiting a lift to the bottom of the mountain after his snowboard binding fell apart. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Opening the soul's shutter:

A photographic journey through Ireland

STRONG - - Lori Littlefield, a 2008 Fund for Teachers fellowship recipient and Mt. Abram High School technology teacher, will be sharing her journey into remote villages of Ireland. More...

Bob Marley back in town

Comedian Bob Marley will perform at Mt. Blue High School to benefit the Class of 2011, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

A&E to play Willie Dunham's music

SALEM — A+E Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community Building Sunday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. This show will feature the original works of Willie Dunham. A prolific song writer, this talented performer is well known in the area. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary P. Brown

1916-2009 — She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and being with her grandchildren

ANSON — Mary P. Brown, 92, of Anson died on Jan. 8, 2009 at the home of her daughter following a long illness. She was born on June 17, 1916 in Hartland, the daughter of Oliver and Ellen Butler Brown. More...

Bertha Lawrence Durrell

Bertha Lawrence Durrell 1910-2009 — She retired from teaching at Kingfield Elementary School in 1972

KINGFIELD — Bertha Lawrence Durrell, age 98, passed away at her beloved home on Jan. 12, 2009. She was born July 26, 1910 in Bridgewater, the daughter of Charles Edgar and Alberta (Jamison) Lawrence. More...

Francis E. Hewitt

Francis E. Hewitt 1925-2009 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering and going dancing with his wife

PORTLAND — Francis (Frank) Everette Hewitt, 83, of Yarmouth, died Jan. 11, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, trying to overcome pneumonia. He was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Lexington, to Roland Foss and Fern Hewitt. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Hard riders

The Sugarloaf Ride-Out snowboard team is made up members of athletes of the MSAD #58 community. Pictured (left to right) are Kevin Smith, Emma Houston and Draegon Tooker. On Sunday, Jan. More...

Lady Roadrunners' ski team prevails

NEWRY - - The Lady Roadrunners traveled to Sunday River on Thursday, Jan. 15 and proved that as a team and as individuals they're very strong contenders in high school alpine skiing. The venue was the Telstar High School GS. More...

Spreading the offense

Strong eighth grader Ethan Boyd (far left) passes the ball to Josh McBean, setting up the offense in a game against Kingfield in a NFC middle school basketball game. Last week Boyd put up a career-high 21 points. More...

Maine sets record with arctic blast

MAINE — Last week's temperatures may have produced some of the coldest times of recent history. More...

Too cold for school

Students from the Kingfield Elementary School last Friday board Cathy Howard's bus to transfer to Phillips school as a result of unmanageable weather conditions and heating problems at KES. (David Hart photo) More...

Hut hunch gains following

CARRYING PLACE TOWN TOWNSHIP — When you get a really good idea, hold onto it, work tirelessly toward it and be unequivocal in your advocacy —someday your idea will move toward reality. More...

Kingfield budget shows early sign of stability

KINGFIELD - - The members of the Kingfield Budget Committee are working on the town's budget and making its recommendations before the March 7 Town Meeting when the voters will have final say. On Jan. More...

Op-Ed

LURC law change proposed

Legislative Report

Last spring many of you may remember the article I published about the Land Utilization Resource Commission's comprehensive land utilization plan for the unorganized territories and plantations in Maine. More...

Political Cartoon

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Free tax preparation available

Free, yes Free, you can get something for FREE!! Free tax preparation by certified IRS community volunteers is available to working families earning less than $50,000 per year. More...

Letters

Thanks to all for the great support

To the editor: The Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club would like to give a special thank-you to Fontaine Lumber for its generous donation to our club. More...

Thanks for celebrating with me

To the editor: I want to thank all co-workers and friends for sharing the three-quarter century mark with me - it is you, the Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley, and Stratton communities that make this area a wonderful place to work, to play, to mee More...

Thanks for your support

To the editor: On behalf of the Reeds Mill Ladies' Circle, we want to thank you for printing the December sale and for everyone who purchased our crafts. For the Reeds Mill Ladies' Circle, Marylyn Bachelder Strong More...

Community & Local News

White White World Week returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloafers are preparing for "the craziest week: in winter, Jan. 26 to 30. More...

College planning workshop on tap

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. MEOC- 101-- Essentials Of College Planning will be held Thursday, Feb. More...

Michele McCormick MD, to join Franklin Health Pediatrics

FARMINGTON — Franklin Health Pediatrics recently announced that Michele McCormick MD, will join its practice on Feb. 2. Their offices are located in the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center, located next to Franklin Memorial Hospital. 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...

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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Olympics Winter Games are Sunday to Tuesday This is serious business. This isn't just cute. These are athletes who have trained for a minimum of eight weeks More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Right now there is a lot of talk about low flight of aircraft over the Western Mountains of Maine. I must share with you a note I got this week from my niece, Janie Watson, of New Hampshire. More...