February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Commercial development awaits DEP review

KINGFIELD -- Last Thursday, Jan. 29 Jordan Ventures LLC, a part of Jordan Excavation, held a public information meeting as a requirement of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Exhibit offers view of consumerist culture

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery will present the exhibit "Here to There" from Feb. 5 to March 8. The gallery will host an opening reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. More...

Jaed Coffin to give reading

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program recently announced author Jaed Coffin as the first reader in its Spring 2009 Visiting Writers Series. More...

Hot Day at the Zoo comes to the Rack

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The foot-stomping, bass-thumping progressive "zoograss" string band Hot Day at the Zoo is returning to the Rack, 5016 Access Road, Saturday, March 7, beginning at 9 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield committee finalizes budget talks

KINGFIELD - - The Kingfield Budget Committee along with selectmen finalized budget talks on Jan. 27. More...

Teens admit to camp burglaries

FARMINGTON -- Two teenagers admitted to several charges Thursday, Jan. 29, in juvenile court pertaining to burglaries and vandalism at 27 camps in June 2008 on Porter Lake in Strong and New Vineyard. More...

Valley police have busy week

Mountain Misbehavior

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

News from our Schools

Plaster surgery

Like a skilled and creative surgeon, the hands of Strong school 8th grader Holland Corson smoothes plaster gauze over her mask in Studio Art class. More...

The information age

Strong School 5th grader Sonny Burnham uses a laptop to do research for a project on mythical creatures. More...

Art teacher, art students receive accolades

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region High School is making a state and national name for itself in the realm of art. More...

Poland Spring Grand Opening a grand success

KINGFIELD -- On Monday, Feb. 2 Poland Spring/Nestlé Watters North America held its official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official start of the Kingfield plant. In attendance and speaking that afternoon were: Governor John E. More...

Rangeley rejects MSAD #44 merger

RANGELEY — School Union 37 Superintendent Phil Richardson isn't certain what direction his school district will take after a proposed merger with Bethel-based MSAD #44 was rejected Tuesday, Jan. 27. More...

Farmland friends making progress

KINGFIELD - - A group calling themselves "Friends of Kingfield Farmland" originally met back in August of 2008 organized by local resident Stacey Cuppernell. More...

Letters

Thanks for all the donations this Christmas

To the editor: On behalf of the recipients of the Stratton-Eustis Food Pantry, we would like to give thanks to the folks of the Stratton-Eustis Lions Club, the Red Hat ladies of Carrabassett Valley and to the hard working volunteers of the Operat More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenneth G. Coffren

1930-2009 — His wonderful sense of humor & fond reminiscences delighted his family & friends

SALEM — Kenneth G. Coffren, 78, of Salem, died early Monday morning, Jan. 26, 2009 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. He was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Phillips, a son of John and Nancy (Doyen) Coffren. More...

Blen Allen Soucie

1925-2009 — He was in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1943 to 1946

RANGELEY — Blen Allen Soucie passed away peacefully at home in the company of his family on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, after a long battle with lung cancer. Blen was born in Rangeley on Jan. 12, 1925. More...

Marion W. Sprague

1914-2008 — One of her favorite pastimes was walking

WINDHAM — Marion W. Sprague went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2009. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Saddleback celebrates Maine skiing and John Christie

RANGELEY — Maine possesses a proud and colorful skiing history. In its rather short 140 years, several figures have played a prominent role in the sport's development and success. More...

Right back at ya

Mt. Abram freshman JV player Alex LaRochelle goes up for a rebound and nabs it a nanosecond after this photo is taken, in a home game against Jay last Thursday evening. (Heidi Murphy photo) More...

Sugarloaf tops 50 inches of snow in January

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- After yet another January snowstorm, Sugarloaf has topped 50 inches of snow in the month of January and, with 127 inches so far this season, is well ahead of last year's snowfall pace. More...

Irregular Regulars

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

I had not seen Russell and Caroline Starker (that's Sheri Lopez's mom and dad) who live in New Portland for some time, but when our Red Hat group met recently for dinner there they were celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary at Longfellow's Res More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Splendid Soups A friend asked me to do a column on soups —so here it is! Some of these are hearty enough to make the whole meal. Some can be used as an appetizer or with sandwiches. More...

As the Ski Turns

Things can get a little raucous at a Mt. Abram basketball game when you have Lorraine and Sid Savage and most of their family in the crowd. More...