April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield committee to look into options for town meeting

KINGFIELD -- The first order of business at the selectmen's meeting last Monday March 23, was to hear details from Danny Pinkham about an automatic generator proposal. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Summer musical auditions slated

RANGELEY -- Auditions will be held on April 6 at 6 p.m and April 8 at 6:30 p.m. for the Rangeley Friends of the Arts

If you are high school age and above and love to sing, dance or just have fun, come to the Church of the Good Shepherd and join the group, said a spokesperson for the RFA. More...

Contra dances return to Farmington Grange

FARMINGTON — A contra dance will again be held in the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street Saturday, April 11. Easy dances will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and cost $2 for adults and $1 for children. The regular dance begins at 8 p.m. More...

Conference on climate and cultural anxiety planned

WATERVILLE — An international conference about the history of climate change —the first of its kind— will take place at Colby College April 1 to 4. More...

Letters

Kingfield needs your help!

To the editor: Here is an opportunity to bring smiles to faces and visitors to our town. Do you love where you live? Do you enjoy the people who live and visit here? Do you like helping bring a smile to someone's face? More...

Vandalism spree on Tufts Pond Road

To the editor: A person or persons vandalized signs on five intersections on Tufts Pond Road sometime during the night of March 24/25. More...

Thank you for your friendship and concern

To the editor: Our sincere thanks to the many friends who have shown friendship and concern for Richard Lambert while he was with us: visits, food, phone calls, flowers, cards, hugs, respect, prayers and condolences. He loved you all. More...

Community & Local News

Farmers' market seeks donations

FARMINGTON — The Western Maine Market is an online farmers' market hoping to launch Friday, April 3. More...

Blood drives slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding blood drives at both the university and the hospital this month. The University of Maine at Farmington will hold its blood drive, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16, from 12 to 5 p.m. More...

Business books donated to local libraries

PHILLIPS — The Opportunity Center of North Franklin County continues to work as a catalyst to ensure the success of the region by supporting entrepreneurs with a donation to local libraries. More...

News from our Schools

KES to host fundraisers for school library

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School is hosting two fundraisers to raise money for the school library's book fund. The Book Fair will be in the school library Monday, March 30 thru Friday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its second trimester honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. More...

Scholarships for Maine students available

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation manages more than 400 scholarship funds benefiting students in every county in Maine. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer i n the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fool's Day is today I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. —Jack Handey If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Another Irregular Reader is Born

Caitlyn Ann Doucette Born: February 21, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. Length: 19 ½ in. More...

Saddleback purchases Oquossoc Cove Marina, announces summer plans

AUGUSTA — At a press conference recently in the Governor's Office at the Maine State Capitol, Governor John Baldacci joined Warren Cook, general manager of Saddleback Maine to announce that Saddleback Maine has reached an agreement on a lease More...

Directors get subsidy news, to discuss principals

MSAD #58 Budget

MSAD #58 — The ebb and flow continue with discussion of the MSAD #58 budget. But recent news is in regarding revenue and board members can now roll-up their sleeves and start the debate. More...

Kibby Construction to peak soon

EUSTIS - - TransCanada celebrated the upcoming heart of its construction project —a 132 megawatt 44-turbine wind farm— last Tuesday, March 24 by hosting an open house where residents gathered at the Community Building in Stratton. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

"What is the best or worst April Fools joke done on you, or that you did to someone else?" More...

Taking no for an answer

COMMENTARY

Endless Energy's effort to put a wind farm on top of Redington Mountain near Carrabassett Valley is a bad idea that won't die the death it sorely needs. In fact, the idea seems to get worse all the time. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George E. Arsenault

1956-2009 — He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting

AUGUSTA - - George E. Arsenault, age 52, of Wire Bridge Road, New Portland, passed away on Sunday March 22, 2009 at Maine General Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Rumford on Dec. More...

Elsie F. Brown

1925-2009 — She shared actively in her and her husband's ministry

FARMINGTON — Elsie Florence Brown, of Kingfield, died of end-stage dementia on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at the Sandy River Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 2004. More...

Miriam L. Dyer

1942-2009 — She loved spending time with her family

FARMINGTON — Miriam L. Dyer, 66, of Farmington, passed away on Monday, March 23, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with her loving husband at her side. She was born May 23, 1942 in Fall River, Mass., the second of three daughters of the Rev. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Vintage Color

Sugarloafers gathered recently for "vintage weekend". These folks dusted off their neon ski suits and gathered at the bottom of the lift for this group shot. The spring spirit is definitely in the air! (Ethan Austin photo) More...

Local riders storm USASA Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Copper, Colorado is the home of the 2009 United States of America Snowboard Association Championships where close to 1,600 snowboarding competitors from all over the country can expect to see the most elite group of ride More...

CVOA holds annual meeting, elections

The Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association, held its annual meeting and dinner Saturday, March 28 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Officers and Board members were elected. Officers for one year include: Peter B. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

2009 Maine Climate Summit University of Maine at Farmington April 4 & 5 The summit is designed for students to learn, collaborate and discuss issues regarding climate change and sustainability. 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...