June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Central School closed, demolition urged

NEW PORTLAND — At noon Friday, June 12, students at Central School in the North Village were boarding buses for the last time as the doors closed for good. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Watermelon Music Series returns

RANGELEY — The Church of the Good Shepherd, supported by its Music Program, presents the second annual series of summer musical events, the Watermelon Music Series. "There is no more acoustically magic place to perform than in a church. More...

Rangeley Public Library is one busy place

RANGELEY — There's so much going on at the library! More...

Off the Hill to perform free concert

FARMINGTON — Music on Main, a free summer concert series at the gazebo in Meeting House Park beginning it second year, will feature Off the Hill (Paula Kaiser and Allan & Tracy Rich) on Tuesday, June 23. More...

Letters

MSAD #58 Instrumental Program thankful for generous support

To the editor: The students and I would all like to thank the community, Kingfield POPS, MSAD #58, staff, administration and faculty, parents, as well as those people who contributed to the instrumental program in our schools. More...

Depot Street closing during arts festival

To the editor: Since the school house property (next to Camden National Bank) is unavailable for the POPS on June 27, we have asked permission from the town to close off Depot Street from Church to School streets. More...

Thanks for helping fund the volunteer coordinator program

To the editor: The MSAD #58 volunteer coordinators would like to extend our thanks to the Town of Carrabassett Valley and its school board for supporting our district through funding the volunteer coordinator program. More...

Community & Local News

Parker Savage, a life remembered

STRATTON — This year during the Stratton-Eustis Family Fun Days, June 26 to 28, Parker Savage Day will be observed on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dead River Area Historical Society building on Main Street. More...

Hard at work

Vacation Bible School

Annie, Peter, David and Elias Twitchell help to color the backdrop for the upcoming Vacation Bible School the week of June 22 to 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. The theme is a summer camp setting at Son Rock Kids Camp. More...

Pelletier, Nichols engaged

The parents of Michele Lynn Pelletier and Scott Robert Nichols are pleased to announce their engagement. Michele is the daughter of Alban and Donna Pelletier of Stratton. She is a 2004 graduate of Mt. Abram High School and 2008 graduate of St. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET More...

Exhibitions

Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art

Summer schedule The Stadler Gallery for Contemporary Art recently released its schedule of exhibitions for the summer season. 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

Fathers' Day is Sunday When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Bryce Owen Cote Born: March 12, 2009 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz. Lenght: 20 ½" Parents: David & Casey Cote Eustis Maternal Grandparents: Greg & Meredith Thompson Turner Paternal Grandparents: More...

Future beckons 69 seniors

Mt. Abram Class of 2009

SALEM — It was not only time for 69 seniors to graduate Friday night, June 12 but it was time for them to say goodbye to their classmates as they all start new ventures in their lives. More...

Commercial development phase approved in Kingfield

KINGFIELD - - With the planning board's approval last Monday, June 8, commercial expansion along Route 27 is underway. More...

Opportunity lost for Valley voters

AUGUSTA - - It is an opportunity that is lost and a great debate that may never happen in the Town of Carrabassett Valley, said Town Manager Dave Cota. More...

Op-Ed

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To the Citizens of the Greater Rangeley Area

LD 467, the legislative bill exempting Maine School Union #37 from the so-called "school consolidation law," was passed unanimously by both the Maine House and Senate and has been signed into law by Governor Baldacci. More...

Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Country girl in the big city

Over the years, I've written columns about life here in rural western Maine. Since I'm a country girl, such stories are from within my comfort zone. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leroy Scott McCreary II

He and his wife were founding members of the Stanley Museum and members of the Kingfield Historical Society

MIAMI, Fla. — Leroy Scott McCreary II, a longtime Kingfield seasonal resident of 41 High Street passed away on June 9, 2009, after a short illness in his hometown of Miami, Fla. More...

Iola D. Pike

1918-2009 — She enjoyed refinishing antiques, knitting, cooking, tole painting, hunting, fishing, decoupage and was an excellent seamstress

FARMINGTON — Iola D. Pike, age 90, died June 11, 2009 at the Edgewood Rehab. & Living Center in Farmington where she had been a resident for the past year following a long illness. She was born in Lenexville, Quebec, Canada Oct. More...

Patricia Ann Crawford

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Patricia Ann Crawford, 58, of Springvale, who passed away on May 28, 2009 in Sanford, will be held at the Richard Bell Chapel on Sugarloaf at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009. More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVOA goes biking

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A cooling breeze, brilliant sunshine and gorgeous scenery greeted two dozen local bikers June 6 for the first-ever Tour de Gagne, a coastal bike trek through southern Maine. More...

Lakers advance to Western D finals

Rangeley, 6 - Buckfield, 5

RANGELEY - - The young Rangeley Lakers boys' varsity baseball team took care of extra frame business in a 6-5 win against Buckfield. The Lakers advanced to the Western D finals against Richmond to see who'll be heading to the state final. More...

Junior golf program begins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This year's Alden MacDonald Junior Golf Program will consist of three different instructional programs. More...

News from our Schools

Goodbye Miss Stevens - Thank You!

The entire student body at KES surpised outgoing Principal Brenda Stevens (center in striped shirt) on Friday with a "t-shirt card" (yellow and white t-shirts in center) that spelled out 'Best Wishes!' Stevens is replacing retiring Principal Jean Tuc More...

Durland graduates from KVCC

Linda Grover Durland of West New Portland graduated from Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield Saturday, May 16. While attending KVCC, Durland was on the dean's list. After graduating she will start her new career as a radiographer. More...

DODGE BALL!

Dodge ball is a rainy day recess favorite with Strong middle school students. Dan Martel recovers the ball quickly before he can be hit. (Steve Mitman photo) More...