November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Condor low-flight hearing set for Saturday

FARMINGTON — The public hearing for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Modification of the Condor 1 and Condor 2 military airspace operations areas used by the 104th Fighter Wing, Mass. ANG will be held, Saturday, Nov. More...

Serving proudly

Four different eras of war are represented at a recent monthly meeting of the Kingfield Norton / Wuori American Legion #61; (left to right): Weikko Sillanpaa, who served during the Korean War from 194 More...

Arts & Entertainment

A+E to perform in Salem

SALEM — A&E’s Hill-Country Music, Austin & Elaine Marden, Willie Dunham and Lew & Linda Lyman, will perform Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salem Community Building. More...

Greg Strange to play Strong

STRONG — Greg Strange, a Christian comedy songwriter from Nashville, will be in concert at the Strong Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Cape Breton Fiddler to play Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; and at Unity College Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank K. Jones

1934-2009 — He was an intellectual man who took great pride in his family

FARMINGTON — Frank K. Jones passed away peacefully at the Orchard Park Nursing facility in Farmington. Frank went home to be with his Lord on Nov 4, 2009, with his loving family by his side.   More...

Frank Magnussen

1926-2009 — He spent his time working in his blacksmith shop, fishing and cross-country skiing

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Frank Magnussen passed away on Nov. 1, 2009 at 84 years old. More...

David “Wade” Marsters Sr. MD

1924-2009 — He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII

STRONG — David “Wade” Marsters Sr. M.D., age 85, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at his home in Strong.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Senior soccer all-stars

Mt. Abram seniors Katie Buschmann (left), Dylan Tisor and Kylie Rolbiecki were nominated and selected to participate in the east / west state senior all-star game this year. More...

Coaches credit seniors for strong leadership

Mt. Abram Boys’ Soccer

SALEM -– “The only positive part of the season ending is that you are one day closer to the next season beginning,” said Mt. Abram boys’ varsity coach Mark Lopez.   More...

Coach Keller looks back at a season of strides

Mt. Abram Girls’ Soccer

SALEM –- We caught up with Mt. Abram girls’ varsity coach Marc Keller at the close of the season. Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY MONDAY   WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-982-4311. More...

Holiday Fairs

There are still a multitude of fairs and sales going on this time of year. Get out and see what you neighbors have to offer!   Saturday, Nov 14   Craft Fair — 9 am-3 pm, Temple Town Hall. Handcrafted items, food, lunch, more. 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...

Voters reject reorganization repeal

AUGUSTA -– Good turnouts were seen at the polls on Nov. 3 and voters took positions on seven referendums.   More...

Rangeley’s reorganization approved by residents

RANGELEY -– Voters last Tuesday approved a historic passage that now will create a new way that the Rangeley Lakes Regional School K-12 will be run. More...

Bartlett Bridge open at last

NEW PORTLAND — The six long months of the Bartlett Bridge at the North Village being closed ended on Friday, Nov. 6 when it finally reopened to traffic. More...

Clark proposes new, larger partner in reorganization

PHILLIPS –- Now that the school reorganization repeal referendum has been shot down by state-wide voters, MSAD #58 superintendent Quenten Clark reports that his district may have an option to meet the standards of the law. More...

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The times are changing

Ten years ago I was sitting in an auditorium watching a group of students practice a dance routine for a talent show. One of the students was an openly gay 17- year-old boy. He was a great kid and good dancer. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Are you concerned about the impact of the Swine (H1N1) flu? Why or why not...   More...

Community & Local News

Flag disposal ceremony set

KINGFIELD — Bert Dyer, the Commander of the Norton / Wuori American Legion Post #61, recently announced that there will be an American Flag Disposal Ceremony today, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the monument on Depot Street. More...

Crafts sale in Strong

MADRID — The Reeds Mill Ladies’ Circle will be at the Strong Elementary School Craft Sale with handmade goodies, quilts and miscellaneous crafts on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   More...

Fashion accessory sale to benefit Relay for Life

FARMINGTON — On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Friends and Family Ties Relay for Life Cancer Society Team will be sponsoring a Fashion Flare Accessories Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Vaccination Clinics

It was a busy week for our school nurses, staff and volunteers, but their great work, organization and smiles made the clinics a smooth operation! Thank you all! More...

Photos

Emergency training At the recent flu immunization clinic, Strong fire department chief Scott Dyar assists kindergartner Cody Chapman with a fire extinguisher training tool. More...

Lotsa spirit

Barbie (aka Mt. Abram High School teacher Danielle London) talks to Ken at a recent school pep rally. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

“You were called, you served, you are one of us” …reflecting a common thread that runs through most American families More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veterans’ Day is today Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. —G.K. More...