January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Two’s company, 800 is a crowd

Potluck, Special Olympics style

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Just what would you do if you had 800 people coming to your house for dinner on Sunday night? More...

Arts & Entertainment

One more Diva rehearsal planned

Carolyn Smith, pictured with a “friend” at last year’s Diva concert, will continue in her role as Mistress of Ceremonies in the upcoming production of a mid-winter Diva Show titled & More...

Benefit concert planned

LIVERMORE FALLS — A benefit concert for Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will be held Feb. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Treat Memorial Library Auditorium, 56 Main Street Livermore Falls (downstairs). More...

‘Plaza Suite’ at UMF’s Alumni Theatre

FARMINGTON — For a few hours, you can forget about the cold, dark days of winter by attending the Sandy River Players’ production of Plaza Suite, the classic comedy by Neil Simon. More...

Letters

‘THE’ community supper is back

To the editor:   Casseroles and desserts are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. 31. More...

Community & Local News

Sugarloaf posts strong numbers for MLK Jr weekend

Weekend skier visits double total from 2009, triple total from 2008

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Favorable weather, expansive open terrain and a nighttime concert by rock legends Little Feat all contributed to give Sugarloaf its busiest Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in nearly seven years this past weekend.   More...

Budget process awaits town voters

KINGFIELD –- The town’s budget committee finished its sessions and has a finalized budget ready for town voters at the March town meeting.   More...

NorthStar acquires patient simulator training aid

FARMINGTON — NorthStar EMS, the regional ambulance service of Franklin Memorial Hospital, recently purchased a MetiMan patient simulator. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

SNODEO 2010

January 21 to 23 Rangeley, Maine

Headquarters: The Club House Restaurant   More...

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY WEDNESDAY   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703.   EVERY THURSDAY   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...

Phillips Selectmen try new direction to settle dispute

PHILLIPS –- Ongoing discussions regarding an agreement with Avon for transfer station and fire services continued at Phillips selectmen’s meeting last Tuesday, Jan 12. More...

Community dinner packs plenty of concern over wind power

NEW PORTLAND –- Nearly 85 area residents packed into the New Portland community building to hear information about wind power development in the state. More...

Kingfield Board updated on school funding woes

KINGFIELD -– The selectmen invited MSAD #58 superintendent Quenten Clark to their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. More...

Op-Ed

Across the board and over the cliff

Here’s the problem: You have just retired. Your Social Security, pension and savings income is 10 percent below the salary to which you have grown accustomed.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could be any sports star, who would it be and why?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irma A. Hardy

1926-2010 — She enjoyed farming, fishing and gardening

FREEPORT — Irma A. Hardy, age 83, died Jan. 12, 2010 at the Freeport Nursing and Rehab Center in Freeport where she had been a patient for the past four years following a long illness.   More...

Dorothy H. Duke

1923-2010 — Rangeley summer resident and animal lover

TIMONIUM, Md. -– Dorothy “Dottie” H. Duke died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the Gilchrist Hospice Care Center in Towson, Md. after a valiant nine-year battle with breast cancer. She was 86.   More...

Joyce Pinkham

Burial Notice

PHILLIPS — Joyce Pinkham, age 69, died Jan. 3, 2010. Graveside services will be announced in the spring and held at the Mile Square Cemetery in Avon. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Cota continues quest for Vancouver Olympics

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Call him a horse of any color, but Carrabassett Valley Academy’s alumni, Jeremy Cota is racing toward Olympic qualifications, a goal he had listed much further down on his to-do list just a few weeks ago.   More...

Sugarloaf Rail Jam draws big talent

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This event draws great jibbers—even from the North Pole.   More...

MSAD #58 Skiing Wrap

Alpine   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s.   —Clyde Moore   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

I was pleased this week to have a visit from the Maine Special Olympics Director of Programs, Sports and Competition, Mark Capano of New Gloucester. Mark has held his position since 1994. More...