July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf eyes good season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There was good news at the Wednesday, July 15 breakfast meeting at the Sugarloaf Hotel, attended by some 40 business people. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrated Fiddler returns to logging festival

RANGELEY — Simon St. Pierre, nationally recognized French Canadian fiddler, returns to the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum's Logging Festival on July 24th and 25th. With his friend and fellow musician Joe Pomerleau of New Hampshire, St. More...

'Fiery Inferno of Funny' comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON — Western Maine improve troupe, Teachers Lounge Mafia, presents its upcoming show, "Fiery Inferno of Funny" on Friday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Alumni Theater. More...

'Concerts on the Lawn' return

EAST WILTON — The East Wilton Union Church will be hosting its annual August "Concerts on the Lawn" series starting Aug. 2. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leslie Edward Decker

1930-2009 — He taught at universities in Maine, New York and Oregon

LEWISTON — Dr. Leslie Edward Decker, 79, of Salem, died July 4, 2009, at the Central Maine Medical Center. He was born, Leslie Edward Nutting, June 14, 1930, in Wellington, to Cecil Ross Nutting and Velma Nellie (Pushor) Nutting. More...

Robert J. Elliott

19-31-2009 — He served in the U.S. Marines 1950 to 1953

STRONG — Robert J. Elliott, 78, of Strong died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born April 4, 1931 in Rumford, the son of Lila Badershall. More...

Sue Ann Jones

1939-2009 — Her first priority was always her family

RANGELEY — Sue Ann Jones, 70, died Thursday July 2, 2009 in the comfort of her home on the shore of Rangeley Lake, with loving family at her side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Kingfield Explorers summit Burnt Mountain

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department has lined up a series of adventures for area children this summer. More...

Rangeley triathlon returns

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Oquossoc Mountain Pursuit —ROMP— triathlon will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. with a half-mile swim in Rangeley Lake from the town park. More...

Complimentary moose watching tours offered

RANGELEY — Saddleback's new Guest Service Center is offering complimentary moose watching tours twice each week in the Rangeley Lakes region. The Moose Tour departs from the Guest Service Center at 7:15 p.m. 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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Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. —James Thurber If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Tenacity, longevity and "Papa Jack" …a story about due respect (and admiration) for our elders

There is much to be said for the characteristic known as "tenacity." It is demonstrated by the hard-won foothold by a small white birch in a thin, mossy crack bisecting a large boulder near our flagpole. More...

Evelyn Norton crowned Mrs. Kingfield

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — The official kick-off for Kingfield Festival Days is always the announcement of who is to be crowned Mrs. Kingfield. More...

Delayed penalty money to return to towns

SALEM TOWNSHIP - - The MSAD #58 Board of Directors met last Thursday night and heard public comments from Kingfield residents Jack McKee and Heather Moody under the public presentation portion of the agenda. More...

Selectmen await attorney advice, FEMA assistance

PHILLIPS -- Last week, members of the Phillips Board of Selectmen did not take any action regarding a town ordnance violator. According to town manager Jim Collins, they're waiting until they hear back from town council. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Report

In the last session we actually passed something that can help the Maine economy and bring jobs to our area. More...

Fear and loathing in Boothbay Town Hall

In 2006 the liberal Brookings Institution published a report welcomed by Gov. More...

Letters

Coverage of Strong sorely lacking

To the editor: I am writing to you in regards to the lack of coverage week to week about the Town of Strong. It is disappointing to never get any local coverage at events. More...

Thanks for explaining tax reform bill

To the editor: I want to thank Sen. Peter Mills for his down to earth explanation of the new tax reform bill. I hope everyone read his editorial. More...

Kingfield Festival Days a huge success

To the editor: A big thank you to all those who came out to enjoy Kingfield Festival Days despite Mother Nature's visit! More...

Community & Local News

'Noah's Ark' lands in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Through July 23, youngsters in the Phillips area are invited to attend a Vacation Bible School with a Noah's Ark theme, perfect for this rainy summer. More...

Area Canadian families honored on Sunday

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — On July 26th The Dead River Area Historical Society in Stratton will pay tribute to "The Canadian Families" who moved to our area. The museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.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...

News from our Schools

Four graduate from Carrabassett Valley Preschool

Noah French, 4, Sara Galusha, 4, Noah Koenig, 5 and Cassidy Strunk, 5, all graduated on June 3 from Carrabassett Valley Preschool, a part-time Montessori program in the Valley. More...

Dyar graduates from MIT

CAMBRIDGE — On June 5, Samuel Stephen Dyar graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. More...

Award-winning 8th graders

At the Strong Elementary School final assembly, McKayla Howard (left) received the John Knowlan award for the Most Improved 8th grade student. More...