July 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Special Town Meeting set in Kingfield

KINGFIELD -- The Kingfield Selectmen met on Monday, July 6. Discussion started with the aging highway department tractor and the need for a replacement. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Knit and Crafts Sale returns this weekend

Rangeley Logging Museum

RANGELEY — On Saturday, July 18, the women of the Rangeley region will show their knit, crochet and craft talents for the 13th year running at the Knit and Crafts Show and Sale at the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum from 9 a.m. More...

Last call for piano master class

RANGELEY — Only a few more participants can be accepted for the piano Master Class being led by world famous concert pianist Julian Gargiulo on Monday, Aug. 17. More...

'Triumph over Tyranny' tonight in Waterville

Atlantic Music Festival

WATERVILLE — The Atlantic Music Festival, a month-long celebration of the world's finest classical music, performed by stellar young musicians, continues at Colby College with another free concert. More...

Letters

Thanks for the generous outpouring of support

To the editor: We'd like to offer our most heartfelt "thank you" to all those involved in the June 27 benefit supper for Jody Roux. Jody and we, his family, were completely overcome by the generous outpouring of community support. More...

Community & Local News

Youth art classes continue

Reinholt Art Center

KINGFIELD — The Reinholt Gallery & Art Center on Main Street recently announced its remaining lineup of summer youth classes. More...

Summer reading program, book fair coming

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during the kick off to its Summer Reading Program. This summer's theme is Be Creative at Your Library. More...

Anglers' Worship Service planned

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — The Fifth Annual Anglers' Worship Service is planned for 11 a.m., Sunday, July 19, at the North New Portland (Presbyterian, USA) Community Church. More...

News from our Schools

Learning about ancient Egypt

Kingfield teacher Melissa Hoisington and her students, above, discuss an exhibit in the Egyptian Museum that the school's sixth grade put together for a class project. More...

RSU plan to be accepted

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education met June 23 for a regularly schedule meeting. Board members present included Ginny Nuttall, Harold Schaetzell and Mary Vacarro. More...

Locals on UMA dean's list

AUGUSTA — Students at the University of Maine at Augusta who earned the dean's list for the Spring 2009 Semester have been announced by Executive Vice President and Provost, Joshua Nadel. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

Community Things To Do

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Sugarloaf improvements announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- As part of its ongoing resort-wide improvements, Sugarloaf has announced investments of more than $1.8 million for this summer, with new snowmaking, modifications to lifts to improve wind resistance, and upgrades the Sugarlo More...

Kingfield factory deemed environmental leaders

KINGFIELD — "As an overall company we're at 96 percent and the Kingfield factory is currently running at a 98-percent recycling rate," plant manager Cameron Lorrain of the Poland Spring bottling plant said last Friday at the plant. More...

Board of Appeals upholds sign decision

Town of Phillips

PHILLIPS - - The Board of Appeals in town upheld a code enforcement decision which further determined that residents Daniel and Linda Perry of 13 Weld Road were in violation of two of the town's zoning ordinances. More...

Op-Ed

Capital punishment — Maine style

A bad recession is like these June rains. Neither can last forever. During this bad economic weather, Maine should prepare for the coming recovery by implementing tax reform under the law that takes effect this January. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If someone invited you to a summertime barbeque and you asked what could you bring, what would be your ideal answer? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evangeline Verney Jordan

1928-2009 — She was passionately devoted to her family.

She and her husband, Everette, built Jordan Lumber Company beginning in 1956 With our family by her side, our Mom, Evangeline Verney Jordan passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Central Maine Medical Center. More...

Christopher Bolduc

1957-2009 — He will always be remembered as a giant man and will be missed dearly by all who knew him

Christopher Bolduc, 51, of Park City, Utah and Maine, beloved husband, loving son, respected brother and adored father, left us unexpectedly on July 1, 2009. Chris' kind and generous heart failed him in the end. Chris was born Sept. More...

Julia Thompson Green

She enjoyed skiing at Sugarloaf

KENNEBUNK — Julia Thompson Green, 73, of Kennebunk died Sunday, July 5, 2009 in Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. She was born in West Hartford, Conn., the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Natalie R. Green. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Looking Great

After a winter that wasn't kind to most Maine golf course, the Sugarloaf Golf Course came around with help from a dedicated crew, and opened in June. Here, the 11th hole offers the always-splendid view of the Bigelows. (Ethan Austin photo) More...

Softball half way thru season

North Franklin County League Men's Softball

NORTH FRANKLIN COUNTY — The North Franklin County Men's Softball League has reached the halfway point in the season with five teams playing a schedule of 16 games. More...

Soccer camp scores big with local kids

SALEM - - The annual soccer camp held at Mt. Abram last week boasted a record participation of 85 players ages 8 to 14. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

for the Week

The best portion of a good man's life: his little nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love. — William Wordsworth If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It's with a heavy heart that I write my column this week remembering my dear friend Vange Jordan who passed away on Sunday. More...