October 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind proposal heads to LURC

Lexington Township

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — It has been a year since Independence Wind LLC of Cumberland met with Highland Plantation residents and town officials. More...

Kibby grand opening on tap

KIBBY TOWNSHIP — TransCanada will hold a grand opening celebration on Friday, Oct. 16 to mark the start of operations for the Kibby Wind Power Project on Kibby Mountain in Kibby and Skinner townships.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

York’s Corn Maize to be haunted

FARMINGTON — On Oct. 30 and 31, York’s Corn Maize will be haunted from 6 to 8:30 p.m.   “Watch out... More...

Haunted Hayride on track

EUSTIS — According to organizers, the 14th Annual Stratton PTC Haunted Hayride is all set to take place at the Cathedral Pines Campground on Saturday, Oct. 17 (the rain date is Oct. 24).   More...

Australian author donates books

New Portland Community Library

NEW PORTLAND — Peter Watt, Australian author of historical fiction, has generously donated three autographed copies of his novels to the New Portland Community Library.   More...

Community & Local News

Special Town meeting date set

Kingfield Selectmen

KINGFIELD -– The selectmen met last Monday, Oct. 5 and set the date of Nov. 9 for a Special Town Meeting at 6 p.m. This meeting will include two articles for voter consideration.   More...

Scarecrows celebrate 18th reunion

“spirits” at the 18th Annual Scarecrow Reunion on Upper Main Street in Phillips. Twenty-eight entries, including at least twice that many scarecrows, ghosts, ghouls and various other creatures, are on display until Oct. 17. More...

Wind contractor gives back to community

STRATTON — Reed & Reed, Maine’s largest wind power contractor, donated much needed recreational equipment to the Stratton Recreational Department at a ceremony held at the Stratton Elementary School last month.   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   More...

Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Rangeley’s reorganization ready for residents

RANGELEY -– School reorganization information meetings and an important vote at the polls is before residents who live within the Rangeley Regional School District. More...

Bridge nears completion, detour almost over

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Work is nearly complete on the new 108-foot-long by 36-foot-wide bridge that spans Gilman Stream in North New Portland. More...

Sugarloafers flock to annual Homecoming

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Hundreds of vehicles lined Route 27 Saturday, Oct. 10 for the annual Homecoming events. Attendees hoped to be among the first to get to the Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Used Ski Equipment Sale. More...

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Dairy farms are good for Maine

Legislative Report

Remember the song “Old MacDonald’s Farm”? Remember the part, “here a cow, there a cow, everywhere a cow”? Well in Maine one our most important industries is the dairy industry, cows and all. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

At what point or what determines the official end of shorts season?   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Blaine Holding retires

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4 at the Sugarloaf Outdoor center, a retirement party for Stratton’s Blaine Holding was held. Warden Holding retired after 25 years of service to his community and the state.   More...

Roadrunner’s rally to win

Mt. Abram, 2 — Mtn. Valley, 1

SALEM -– Mt. Abram goalkeeper Josh Beedy kept his team in the game making some tremendous saves against Mtn. Valley last Friday night. More...

Maine Handicapped Skiing: 12th year begins at Sugarloaf

BETHEL — Maine Handicapped Skiing, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1982 at Sunday River to provide free adaptive recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Sweetest Day is Saturday In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. —Karl Reiland If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

A shortcut across the Prairie Home Cemetery …and other Keillorian Connections

For decades I have considered myself “Maine’s Captive Minnesotan.”   More...