May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Workforce housing meeting gathers local input

RANGELEY — A small but engaged group of individuals attended the recent Workforce Housing public meeting to share their thoughts about the initiative being facilitated by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. More...

Arts & Entertainment

It's dance recital season!

Dancers from Paula MacPherson's Broadway Academy of Dance in Farmington performed at a new venue this year. The 650-seat, air-conditioned Messalonskee High School Performing Arts Center hosted two shows recently. More...

Bells will ring out May 30

RANGELEY — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers will perform Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street. More...

Contra dance, bean supper at Norlands

LIVERMORE — A contra-dance will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center as part of a two-day event featuring the largest Civil War reenactment in Maine in recent years. More...

Letters

Thanks for helping clean-up the Valley

To the editor: The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Carrabassett Valley wishes to thank the many volunteers who participated in the Carrabassett Valley Town Clean-up on May 16. More...

I am so fortunate to live in communities like Avon

To the editor: My husband, Steve Weiner, passed away suddenly in November. He had worked for the Town of Avon for many years as its tax collector. More...

Community & Local News

More flags fly — patriotic summer decor expands

KINGFIELD - - The Festival of the Arts Downtown Committee has been busy during the winter season and added more flags and new streets to its festive flag campaign. The committee has added new flags to School and also Curve streets. More...

First aid class offered

FARMINGTON — Registrations are now being accepted for a first aid course being offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The standard first aid course will take place on Thursday, May 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Bass Room. More...

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club annual meeting set

FARMINGTON -- Mt. Blue Area Garden Club will hold its annual meeting on June 2 at noon, at the United Methodist Church on the Farmington Falls Road. The Methodist men will serve a turkey lunch with the fixings and dessert. More...

News from our Schools

NHS students volunteer

Carrabec High School

NORTH ANSON — For the 2009 National Honor Society Seniors at Carrabec High School, this was their last year to volunteer their time for NHS community hours. More...

'Empty Bowl' supper returns

SALEM — On Wednesday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., Mt. Abram High School pottery students will host an Empty Bowl Supper for the community at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

Emma James receives Plum Creek Scholarship

BINGHAM -- Plum Creek recently announced it has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Mt. Abram High School student Emma James. More...

Breaking ground for lifelong learning

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The new Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center held its ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 19. The new building will be located adjacent to the Anti-Gravity Complex at the base of Sugarloaf. More...

Clark updates selectmen: good news and bad

MSAD #58 Budget

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 Superintendent Quenten Clark was present at the Kingfield Selectmen's meeting last Monday, May 18. More...

Stop-and-go traffic

A traffic light on Main Street in Strong?! According to foreman Niilo Sillampaa, the state-funded construction project will improve under-drainage, while adding curbing and new paving of the town's primary thoroughfare. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

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What we can do for Maine's environment

Recycle; drive less; be energy efficient. We hear these recommendations constantly. New ecofriendly products spring up every day. But still people question: Why should we? Why should we change our habits in order to save the environment? More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite part of Youth Group? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joan R. Frost

1932-2009 — An inspiration to all who knew and loved her

FARMINGTON — Joan R. Frost, 76, died Monday evening, May 18 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington, after living with cancer for 12 years. She was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Port Chester, NY, the daughter of Frederick and L. More...

Hazel L. Wilbur

1921-2009 — She enjoyed family gatherings, especially when lobster & ice cream were served

NORTHPORT — Hazel Lilla Wilbur, 88, of Northport, formerly of Wilton, died Sunday, May 17, 2009 at her home. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Pitching and defense solid, Mt. Abram bats 11 in third

By David Hart Irregular Staff

Mt. Abram, 8 - Wiscasset, 2 SALEM -- The Mt. Abram Roadrunners (6-4) had a Western C match-up against the higher ranking Wiscasset (5-5) team last Wednesday. More...

Better late than never…

Finishing next to last in the 4th Annual Sunset Resort Villas' 5K walk and run race in Treasure Island, Jamaica last month are: Kingfield's Victoria Parker (right), Deb Lander (left) and Diane Keoskie (back center). More...

Trappers' clinic June 5-6

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Carrabassett Valley Trappers recently announced that its annual trapping clinic will be held on June 5 and 6. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU SUNDAY, MAY 31 EXHIBITION: KIKA NIGALS — Mon- Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, Farmington. FMI: 778-9105. 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

When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

It's not about the bike(er)… …it is about the common good

common good And it certainly isn't about this biker, a.k.a. cyclist, a.k.a. "Trekker", a.k.a. yours truly, yet it is definitely all about a mission to benefit all Mainers. I will get to my small part later. More...