January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield budget meetings continue with new fiscal year

KINGFIELD -– Members of the budget committee, selectmen and administrators continue to work on this year’s budget. Last Monday, Jan. 4, the budget committee worked two-plus hours and adjourned before completing its scope of work. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Diva auditions on tap

Carolyn Smith and Phil Olivieri are past performers in The Diva Show which will return to Rangeley Feb. 19 to 21 for another exciting mid-winter production. More...

Commander Cody to play Saddleback

RANGELEY -– The Commander Cody Band will be playing at Saddleback on Saturday, Jan. 16. A mix of honky-tonk, country and rockabilly, Commander Cody is on tour to promote its first studio album in 20 years, Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers. More...

Contra dance planned

FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Jan. 9, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meetinghouse, Route 4. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra J. Chaney

1938-2010 — She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking for her family and friends

WILTON — Sandra J. Chaney of Wilton, Maine, age 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta where she had been a patient for a week and following a long illness.   More...

Aileen Leona Kingsley

1919-2010 — She enjoyed the out of doors with animals and traveling

STRONG — Aileen L. Kingsley, 90, of Strong, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Edgewood Manor Living Center in Farmington.   More...

Joyce Pinkham

1940-2010 — She enjoyed being around her family especially the grandchildren who were the light of her life

PHILLIP — Joyce Pinkham, 69, died peacefully at her home in Phillips on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 surrounded by her family.   She was born Oct. 17, 1940 to the late Everett and Aletha Smith. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Alpine racing back on Saddleback

Pictured during Christmas Vacation week at Saddleback in Rangeley is Coach Jeff Hawksley (center) with some of his JIII racers: (left to right) Robert Patenaude of Augusta who is an 8th grader at St. More...

Not best of weeks for Lady Runners

Mtn. Valley, 30 Mt. Abram, 25 SALEM –- The Ladies of the Mt. Abram varsity squad might want to forget about last week as they dropped three Mountain Valley Conference games for a record of now 1-10.   On Wednesday MTA hosted Mtn. More...

SAST maintains tradition while continuing wins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– The Sugarloaf Area Ski Team is off to a great start under the leadership of Kingfield resident Coach Scott Hoisington as well as many other coaches.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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...

Over eight communities respond to farmhouse fire

NEW PORTLAND –- A devastating structure fire took a historic Millay Hill home that’s been in Emery family since the turn of the previous century. On Jan. More...

School funding concern draws new Stratton committee

STRATTON -– Nearly 80 residents and some non-residents attended a selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday at the Stratton Community Building. More...

Fundraising in full swing for Sugarloaf Charity Summit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Twelve folks who survived cancer survivors or have relatives with cancer, gathered on Saturday at Karen Campbell’s KC’s Kreativity Center on the last leg of their journey in making some 60 one-of-a-kind, clay More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What’s your fondest memory of riding a snowmobile in Maine?   More...

Letters

Vote for Les Otten for Governor

To the editor:   Maine is a great state notable for its diversity in demographics and geography. More...

Community & Local News

Members celebrate Christmas

Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin DAR

MADISON — Members of Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin chapter met at the Selectman’s Meeting Room at the Old Point Facility the morning of Dec. 12, for an impromptu gathering to celebrate Christmas. More...

Officer Leet graduates

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of it newest police officer. More...

Chansonetta book reissued

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum recently announced the release of the Centennial Edition of “The Old Table Chair” by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons.   More...

News from our Schools

Career Day

Keynote speaker, Representative Tom Saviello, waits "on deck" to address over 500 high school freshmen and sophomores at the 12th annual Western Maine Career Fair at the University of Maine at Farming More...

Fourteen added to Carrabec NHS

NORTH ANSON — This year the Carrabec Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 14 new members in addition to the returning members.   More...

Helping homeless pets

Grouped around items they helped collect for the Franklin County Animal Shelter this holiday season are Stratton Elementary School students (back row, left to right) Kristie Fortenbacker, Tanager Karc More...

Irregular Regulars

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Happiness (for me, at least) is ‘Single-ness’ in the lift line ...a few words in praise of conversation The seeds for this column began to germinate during the short 15-20 minute drive from our home to Saddleback for a couple of hours More...

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday More...