September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local chamber awarded excellence of achievement

FARMINGTON -- "Festive" was the mood when representatives of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce first got word of a recent significant achievement. More...

Kircher joins CV selectmen in open discussion

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- During a recent meeting, the selectmen held a question and answer period when they were joined by Eastern Operations Director Steve Kircher of Boyne, Sugarloaf's parent company, John Diller, president and CEO of Sugarloaf an More...

Arts & Entertainment

Irish duo Matt & Shannon Heaton to perform at Skye, Lakeside

SOUTH CARTHAGE & RANGELEY — New England Celtic Arts will present Matt & Shannon Heaton at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So. Carthage on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and at the Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on Thursday Sept. 10. More...

Words and images explored

UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — "Ekphrasis: Word and Image Beyond Ode and Urn," is the University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery's opening exhibit for the academic year. This show is free and open to the public and runs from Thursday, Sept. More...

Canoe trip & 'Arundel' discussion planned

New Portland Community Library events

NEW PORTLAND — A number of New Portland residents have been reading "Arundel" by Maine author, Ken Roberts, for the One Book/One Town program recently. On Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Letters

Boy Scouts thank sponsors

To the editor: Boy Scout Troop 525 would like to thank our local businesses for their support and donations toward our cookout at the Carrabassett Valley Summer Festival. More...

To the Stratton-Eustis community

To the editor: Although we lost our home, we gained a greater appreciation for our community. Your heartfelt care will be with us forever. We appreciate the time you took to think of us and the much needed donations that were made. More...

Thank you for helping

To the editor: I want to thank all the people who stopped to help when I fell down the Rangeley library stairs on Friday. More...

Sports & Outdoors

New Rangeley area trail guide available

RANGELEY — What better time than September and October for a hike in the Rangeley Lakes Region, and what better inclusion in your daypack than a copy of the new Rangeley Hiking Trail Guide recently produced by the Rangeley region's dedicated More...

In the nick of time

Kylie Rolbiecki (right) scores the game winner in the final two minutes of an away scrimmage against Winthrop Monday, Aug. 31. The Lady Roadrunners won 2-1. Emily Luce scored the first point in the first half of the game. More...

Scramble raises $2,200 for Phillips library

FARMINGTON FALLS — Fourteen teams competed under very hot skies for the first five spots in the 12th annual Phillips Nine Hole Golf Scramble at the Sandy River Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 22. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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...

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Thursday, Sept. 10 Lakeside Theater, Rangeley

Concert Boston-based husband-and-wife duo Matt & Shannon Heaton offer updated and traditional Irish music on flute, guitar, bouzouki, accordion, with stirring traditional-style singing, and a fresh, appealing stage show. More...

Community Things To Do

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Superintendents discuss cost savings

AUGUSTA - - Would adopting a statewide teacher contract, looking at a single statewide bid for school employee health insurance and a change in the 90-day reduction-inforce notice for teachers to 30 days be reasonable measures to lessen the financi More...

'Huts' celebrates its success to date

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — On Thursday, Aug. 27, Maine Huts & Trails hosted a special event at its Flagstaff Lake Hut. More...

MSAD #58 launches impressive new technology

KINGFIELD & STRONG -- Over the years, technology has advanced to the point that even George Jetson would think unfathomable. However, is it humanly possible to be in two or even four places at the same time? More...

Op-Ed

September 11, 2001

In the north western mountains of Maine

The day began as any ordinary day on our wilderness pond in the small town of North New Portland. Flat calm, sunshine, blue skies. Hints of fall in the marsh as a cow moose and her calf were placidly eating lily pads and grasses. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is you favorite memory of your years in school? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael "Mike" Beamis

1948-2009 — He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam receiving a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart

Farmington - - Michael "Mike" Beamis, 60, of Eustis, died early Sunday morning at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Rochester, N.H. a son of James E. and Rowena K. More...

Arthur Brodrick P.E.

1930-2009 — He was a graduate Mechanical Engineer, Stevens Institute of Technology '53, & a licensed Professional Engineer, states of New York & Maine

Arthur Brodrick was a seasonal resident of Rangeley and Avon since the age of 16. He loved Maine and the people of Maine. He was a steward of the land he owned and loved in Avon and Phillips. More...

Community & Local News

Beedy reunion planned

AVON — The 62nd annual Beedy Reunion for the descendants of Aaron and Vaiolette Dunham Beedy will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13. More...

Regular hours return

Webster Free Library

KINGFIELD — Barbara Stewart, Webster Free Library Librarian, recently announced that the library has resumed its regular hours. It is now open Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed from 12 to 1 p.m.) and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Canine Basic Obedience course offered

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Adult & Community Education will be offering a Canine Basic Obedience course beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 22, running every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. for six weeks at the Phillips Area Community Center. More...

News from our Schools

Ins and outs of senior year

Mt. Abram High School principal, Brenda Stevens, looks on as teacher, Heather Moody, explains some of the graduation requirements to an audience of seniors and their parents. More...

Elks announce new scholarship

The Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest, which launched on Sept. 1, aims to alleviate the financial burden of college for 500 ambitious students. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

for the Week

Look for a tough wedge for a tough log. —Publius Syrus, Maxim 723 you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Patience Alice Mitchell Born: June 25, 2009 Gender: Female Mother & Father: Bryce & Jennifer Mitchell Phillips Maternal Grandparents: Irene & Bud Tremblay, Phillips Kerry & Audrey Kendall Gardiner Paternal Grandparents: More...