February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind policy in the UTs faces many challenges

FARMINGTON — Maine is ideal for generating wind power because its ridges go from northeast to southwest, and the prevailing winds are perpendicular to that ridge coming from the northwest, explained Maine State Sen. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ice harvest planned at Norlands

LIVERMORE — Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is ready to cut, haul and stack ice blocks from Bartlett Pond, using hand tools and horse power Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

String band comes to Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Narrow Gauge String Band, with Lois and Gary Hall and Mike Worthly, will be playing at the Phillips Legion Hall, 15 Depot Street on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Mairi Rankin to perform at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton fiddler Mairi Rankin with Don & Cindy Roy at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Sunday Feb., 15 starting at 3 p.m. A pre-show jam will start at 2 p.m. More...

Letters

Dear Sugarloafers

To the editor: Thanks to all of you that made the short trek over to Saddleback to honor John Christie. I hope you enjoyed seeing the other Maine Mountain that he developed as well as hearing some of his classic tales of years past. More...

Sen. Collins responds to voters' concerns

To the editor: Sometimes people wonder if contacting their legislator or Congressional delegation actually does any good. Consider the following as proof your voice will be heard. More...

Kingfield, local politics will need your attention soon

To the editor: We will be having our Annual Town Meeting on March 7 at 9 a.m. At this meeting there will be 33 articles to vote on including several budgetary and a couple of zoning ordinances. More...

Community & Local News

Bread and soup sale set

KINGFIELD -- A Bread and soup sale will be held at Tranten's Family Market, Friday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. All kinds of breads and soup to go will be offered. More...

Ladies'/Community Breakfast on tap

RANGELEY -- The next Ladies'/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Farm House Inn on Main Street, starting at 7 a.m. More...

Photo

Brenna Brown Cockerham and her son, Sam, enjoy books and musical toys at the Webster Free Library in Kingfield. (Laura Dunham photo) More...

News from our Schools

Local musicians participate in honors festival

FAIRFIELD — On Oct. 9 and 10, 2008, eight musicians from MSAD #58 competed for a chance to perform in the Kennebec Valley Music Educators' Association Festival, which was held at Lawrence High School on Jan. 30 and 31. More...

Tooth talk

Sharon Bouchard, a dental hygienist from Strong Area Dental Center, talks with Stratton Elementary School students in grades kindergarten through four. More...

James named to deans list

CANTON, N.Y. — Hanna E. James (class of 2011) has been selected for inclusion on the dean's list for academic achievement during the fall semester at St. Lawrence University. James, of Avon, graduated from Mt. Abram High School in Salem. More...

Polar Blast roars to life

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The local economy got a shot in the arm this past weekend when hundreds of people and their snow machines came to celebrate the 13th annual Polar Blast in the villages of Eustis and Stratton. More...

Kingfield voters to see 33 articles at town meeting

KINGFIELD - - The Town of Kingfield Selectmen accepted the finalized version of the Town Warrant containing 33 articles for the voters on March 7. The warrant is now being printed in the town report and anticipated to be distributed soon. More...

Gov. Baldacci praises Mt. Abram's wood pellet boiler

SALEM — Governor John Baldacci and the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation, Pat McGowen, praised Mt. Abram High School, during a tour of the facility, for its ingenuity and initiative to install a new wood pellet boiler. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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To the residents of the Town of Strong

I feel that it is time for the residents of Strong to realize the discrimination and truth going on against my family over a road issue on Church Hill. There are nine landowners of which one is trying to control the roads. More...

Barack Obama Ba-rocks the court

Athletic president excels

Throughout our country's history, sports have often influenced the course of presidential politics. John F. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Edmond Lambert

1907-2009 -- Richard will be known for his smile and hugs

KINGFIELD -- Richard Edmond Lambert, age 101, has gone to be with the Lord he loved, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where he had been a resident for the past three months. More...

Joanne Wilber James

1931-2009 — She loved being with family and helping out where she could

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Joanne Wilber James, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at her home in Madrid Township. She was born Sept. 28, 1931 in Madrid, the daughter of Dean and Ruth (Brown) Wilber. She graduated from Phillips High School class of 1949. More...

Todd L. Katz Sr.

1957-2009 — He loved the outdoors in the western Maine mountains

KINGFIELD — Todd L. Katz, Sr., 51, formerly of Strong, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Kingfield. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Phillips boys takes Championship title

There is no question that the boys' basketball team from Phillips is North Franklin's best. The Raiders completed its school basketball season with an undefeated 10-0 run and won the championship game against the #2 seeded Strong 52-27. More...

Reigning MVC champs defend title

LOCK MILLS - - Make room on the walls of the Mt. Abram gymnasium because the girls' ski teams have once again brought home multiple Mountain Valley Conference titles including the prestigious overall crown. More...

Strong girls NFCL Champions

The undefeated Indians of Strong (10-0) proved that they were the league's best, beating second seeded Phillips 27-19 in the championship game last Friday at Mt. Abram. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU MAR 8 *EXHIBITION: HERE TO THERE — Tue-Sun 12-4 pm, UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington. Artists Dana Hanmer & Travis Hanmer. 780-5460. 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

Presidents Day is Monday Leadership is action, not position. —Donald H. McGannon If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

North by North East

Sitting at the kitchen table with history … literally

A very good friend recently said to me "You certainly find yourself in some interesting places, don't you?" I guess he was correct to some degree. More...