August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Meet Honored Couple Earl and Lorraine Berry

Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS - - Earl and Lorraine Berry were surprised last Tuesday evening by a visit from members of the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Rangeley ordinance hearing tonight

RANGELEY -- A Public Hearing is scheduled tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 12 on six new or revised changes to the town's Zoning Ordinance. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the town office. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Schooner Fare comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts is bringing Schooner Fare to Bald Mountain Camps for an outdoor concert on Aug. 21. More...

Summer Fest returns to Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Summer Festival will be held on Aug. 15, from 12 to 5 p.m. at the airport and KC's Jewelry, directly behind the Carrabassett Inn. More...

Daniel Taylor to perform in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is bringing Daniel Taylor to Rangeley on Friday, Aug. 28 for a concert at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Earle C. Baker

He brought love and laughter to everyone's lives he touched

Earle C. Baker, 87, of Harwich, Mass. and North New Portland, and formerly of Dedham, Mass., died with his family by his side on July 30, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident in New Portland. More...

Frazier V. Ross

He enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting

FARMINGTON -- Frazier V. Ross, 75, of Rangeley, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Sandy River Center for Rehabilitation. He was born in Langtown, a son of Harry and Thala (Bachelder) Ross and was married to Rita M. Clark. She died in 2004. Mr. More...

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Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf welcomes Maine's top golfers

Professional and amateur golfers to compete side by side for cash and prizes
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Inaugural tournament raises $10,000

RANGELEY — On Saturday, July 25, Mingo Springs Golf Course held the inaugural Paul L. Chodosh Memorial Tournament. Putts were drained, lobster rolls inhaled, and the sun even cast its rays for the entire afternoon. More...

CVA Golf and Tennis Classic celebrates 25 years

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— The 25th Anniversary CVA Sugarloaf Golf and Tennis Classic is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 21, 22 and 23. 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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Huge explosion damages pellet mill, no one hurt

STRONG - - A massive explosion heard miles away erupted at a Strong pellet manufacturing facility early Saturday morning. The 1:30 a.m. explosion blew out windows, concrete masonry unit walls and sent debris flying nearly hundreds of feet away. More...

Snowplow contract terminated, new one awarded

NEW PORTLAND — At Tuesday night's selectmen's meeting, Aug. 4, town manager Stacie Rundlett said the board of selectmen gave its approval to enter into a three-year contract with G. R. More...

More scholarship funds available

PHILLIPS - - MSAD #58 Superintendent Clark last week shared some good news and information on newly expanded guidelines for scholarships for college and college bound students. More...

Kingfield TIF fund use approved

KINGFIELD -- The selectmen held a Special Town meeting last Monday, Aug. 3. More...

Op-Ed

The patriarch of Gilman Pond

'A tribute'

There is a hush over Gilman Pond today. Nothing is moving; not a ripple on the water. A Bald Eagle flies by. Even our loons are silent. Yesterday, our dear friend, Earle Baker, was the innocent victim of a horrific accident. More...

Cartoon

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It's time to just say, 'Yes!' and build the arts center

I am writing this in support of the Emery Community Arts Center in Farmington. More...

Community & Local News

Fatal motorcycle accident in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A 64-year-old Waterville man died Tuesday night, Aug. 4, at a Bangor hospital following a motorcycle accident about 1 p.m. that afternoon on the "S-turns" on Route 27. More...

Local historical societies collaborate

STRONG -— Two local historical societies find teamwork and innovative collaborations help them survive in rural Maine. Strong's historical society doesn't have money for a computer or scanning equipment to digitally preserve its artifacts. More...

Peter Mehegan to speak

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society

RANGELEY — Peter Mehegan, former co-anchor of Boston's WCVB-TV Chronicle news magazine, will be the featured speaker at the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society's Aug. 12 meeting. More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 Fall 2009 Bus Routes

MSAD #58 — Officials at MSAD #58 recently announced the bus routes for the school year beginning fall 2009. More...

Amanda Barton on dean's list

PORTLAND — Amanda Barton, daughter of Peter and Linda Barton of Strong, has been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at the University of New England. More...

Montgomery scholarships available

ELLSWORTH -— Applications are currently being accepted for the Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship at the Maine Community Foundation. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear. — Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

One day recently I saw Debbie Robinson, of Kingfield, who is a nurse at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington and she told me that one of the residents there "had only one wish and that was to meet me." Well, I was not only honore More...