September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Strong special selectman's meeting set

STRONG — Members of the Strong Board of Selectmen met last Tuesday, Sept. 8 for a regularly scheduled meeting. Culvert cleaning and possible replacement was one of the first orders of business. More...

Town of Kingfield

Input on sidewalk plan sought

KINGFIELD - - Representatives from town businesses and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the process of developing a sidewalk plan for potential funding on Sept. 17. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bruce Molsky to play Skye, Lakeside

SOUTH CARTHAGE & RANGELEY — Bruce Molsky will perform at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on Thursday, Sept 17. There is a pre-show jam at 6:15 p.m. More...

Saddleback's Fall Festival returns

RANGELEY — On Sunday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Fifth Annual Fall Festival will take place at Saddleback Maine. More...

Lakeside Dance resumes September 21

RANGELEY — Lakeside Dance Academy in Rangeley, under the direction of Pam Ellis, announces its upcoming fall session. New to the teaching staff is LDA graduate Raina Eustis offering a much anticipated Hip Hop class. More...

Letters

A letter to Rangeley voters

To the editor: The Rangeley Ordinance Committee has been working to preserve the quality of life that we all enjoy here in the Town of Rangeley. More...

Moose tours were great fun

To the editor: This summer I had the pleasure of escorting the Saddleback Mountain moose tours. We had two tours each week from mid-June to the end of August. More than 300 guests saw a total of 78 moose on Route 16 between Rangeley and Stratton. More...

Hunters, fishermen, animal farmers beware

To the editor: There is a new Czar in the Obama administration by the name of Cass Sunstein. He wants to make all hunting illegal, which could spread to fishing. More...

Community & Local News

Firemen's Ball planned

WELD — A Fireman's Ball —themed "Some like it hot!"— is planned for Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Kawanhee Inn in Weld. Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $15 ay the door. More...

Haunted sites, volunteers wanted

KINGFIELD — Organizers of the Hooterville Hollow Haunted Hayride are looking for people to do sites or help them stage the event. Those interested can attend the site meeting Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. More...

Marshall Communications, most frequently cited PR agency

AUGUSTA - Marshall Communications was the most frequently cited advertising, public relations and branding company by business decision-makers on Critical Insight's 2009 Minding Maine's Business survey. More...

News from our Schools

School flu vaccine clinics planned

MSAD #58 — MSAD #58 health officials are reminding parents to send in vaccine permission sheets if they are interested in having their students receive the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine. More...

Burger Meister

Representative Tom Saviello flips burgers at the Strong School's "Welcome Back" BBQ for students and their families. More...

Make a Splash returns to MSAD #58

KINGFIELD -- For the third year, Poland Spring / Nestlé Waters sponsored the Make a Splash / Project WET festival for MSAD #58 third and fourth graders. Last Friday, Sept. More...

Saddleback PEAK Pass announced

AUGUSTA — At a press conference at the State House recently, Governor John Baldacci joined Warren Cook, CEO and General Manager of Saddleback Maine, to announce Saddleback's new PEAK (Promoting Education and Activity for Kids) Program that re More...

Mark your history almanac, Joneco dismantled

KINGFIELD -- The legacy of baseballs hit over the top of the old red mill, broken windows in recent years and an image of blight will now receive reinterpretation among storytellers. More...

Park underway

Groundbreaking for the new Haley Pond Park was held recently in Rangeley. Wielding shovels at the event was the Rangeley Downtown Revitalization Committee: (left to right) Virginia MacFawn, Tom McAllister, Jim Jannace, Dick Wigton, Rob Welch, More...

Op-Ed

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

Reorganization plan update

As you may already be aware, Governor Baldacci signed into law, LD 467, exempting Maine School Union #37 from the "school consolidation law" and allowing the towns in Union #37 to reorganize in a structure that meets the Rangeley Lakes area's needs More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you look forward to the most when looking ahead to the fall season?

Lorne Tandy, of Kingfield: "I look forward to the cooler temps and the leaves changing, which means that the ski season is around the corner." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra W. Coffren

1947-2009 — She enjoyed reading, gardening, homemade crafts, making twig furniture, the Patriots and the Red Sox

LEWISTON -— Sandra (Sandy) W. Coffren, 62, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, after battling lung cancer at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born Jan. More...

Earlan E. Dexter

1949-2009 — He loved camping, craftwork and fishing

KINGFIELD — Earlan E. Dexter, age 60, died Sept. 3, 2009 at his home in Kingfield with his family by his side. He was born in Lexington, Maine May 17, 1949 the son of William E. and Gladys L. (Taylor) Dexter. More...

Leroy A. 'Roy' Hodges

1934-2009 — He was a quiet man with a strong work ethic, and enjoyed working with his hands

LEWISTON -— Leroy Adley "Roy" Hodges, 75, of Jay, formerly of Wilton, died Thursday, Sept. 3, at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by family, after a courageous fight against cholangiocarcinoma. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local rider 'goes big' in opportunity and experience

DALLAS PLANTATION -- Cree Rousseau, daughter of Mark and Shelby of Avon, is a senior at Mt. Abram High School who certainly catches one's attention. She is currently looking at her future college and career plans. More...

Tisor tallies two to triumph

Mt. Abram, 4 — Carrabec, 0

SALEM - - The Mt. Abram Roadrunners hosted the Carrabec Cobras in an MVC matchup last Saturday. "Carrabec is a young squad so it really gave me a great chance to put a lot of my younger players in," said MTA head coach Mark Lopez. More...

Lady Runners settle for a tie

Mt. Abram, 1 - - Mountain Valley, 1 (DBL OT) SALEM — Mt. Abram held a 1-0 lead through the first half, but could not hold Mountain Valley to a shutout in the second half last Friday, Sept. 11. After Mt. 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...

Community Things To Do

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Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Autumn begins Tuesday Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. —Elizabeth Lawrence If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Shelby Autumn Mitchell

Born: January 14, 2009 Gender: Female Mother & Father: Greg & Heather Mitchell Brunswick & Phillips Maternal Grandparents: Kim White Phillips Debbie White Auburn Paternal Grandparents: More...