January 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 board optimistic about avoiding penalty

SALEM –- The MSAD #58 school board met last Thursday, Jan. 21 in a regularly scheduled meeting. A topic of interest was a recent meeting that Superintendent Quenten Clark had with Governor John E. More...

Snodeo draws big crowds to Rangeley region

RANGELEY — What a kick-off for the winter season in the Rangeley Lakes Region! More...

Arts & Entertainment

Locals to exhibit in Skowhegan

Three local artists, along with four other Maine women, will present their works at the Central Maine Artist Gallery, 72 W. Front Street in Skowhegan, from Friday Feb. 5 to Saturday, March 27. More...

Contra dance planned

FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meetinghouse, Route 4. More...

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ to be performed

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on March 12, 13 and 14 at The Club House Restaurant. More...

Letters

To the Kingfield Taxpayers

To the editor:   Last November at a special town meeting the townspeople voted to proceed with changing the fiscal operating year to July 1 through June 30.   More...

Fish Tales and Cocktails great night & success

To the editor:   I would like to thank all those involved in putting together Fish Tales and Cocktails on Jan. 16. What a night! We raised more money than ever, had more people than ever and just plain and simple had a great time!!   More...

Stand up for your local long-term care facility

To the editor:   More...

Community & Local News

Lions Club beginning in Phillips, Strong area

STRATTON -– The Eustis Lions Club is sponsoring a new branch club for the Phillips/Strong area.   Club members invite the public to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. More...

New Valley library set to open February 6

Ribbon Cutting at 3 p.m. • Grand Opening Celebration 3-6 p.m

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Dec. 16, members of the New Building Committee presented the final amount owed to the Town of Carrabassett Valley toward the building of the new Public Library & Community Center.   More...

Democratic town caucus set

New Portland Democratic

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Democrats will hold a town caucus on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., at the New Portland Fire Station Hall. More...

News from our Schools

Snow day at school

While snow days at home are considered a bonus, these boys in Phillips enjoy a snow day right at school almost as much. More...

Austin Ladd, Phillips spelling champ

PHILLIPS — “Patience” was the key in the Spelling Bee held last week at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Special Olympics Winter Games are Sunday to Tuesday More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

And now for something completely different: …’tis a column about this column   More...

Wind power moratorium on table in Phillips

PHILLIPS — With the surge of proposals for wind power generation facilities cropping up across the state and in particular in western Maine, the Phillips Planning Board is rolling up their collective sleeves to put precautionary regulations in More...

Helping Haitians

NEW VINEYARD — As earthquake survivors desperately wait for food and medical services in Haiti, a New Vineyardbased nonprofit organization is doing its part to bring aid to the country. More...

Drop in tonnage a concern for SRRA

KINGFIELD –- Members of the Kingfield New Portland Transfer Station committee met last Thursday followed by a Sandy River Recycling Association meeting at Webster Hall. More...

Op-Ed

Industrial wind turbines on Maine’s remote mountain ridges

Is wind power really the best solution to the so-called climate change? I am not sure I even believe in global warming. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you look forward to most or least about the upcoming winter Olympics?   “The snowboard event with Seth.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sibyl Lillian Fotter

1906-2010 — She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, loved flowers and gardening, and cooking

BINGHAM — Sibyl Lillian Fotter, 103, of Bingham passed away Jan. 18, 2010 at Somerset Rehabilitation & Living Center in Bingham.   More...

Kendall Arvard “Harv” Pillsbury

1040-2010 — He will be sadly missed by his family and friends

FARMINGTON — Kendall Arvard “Harv” Pillsbury, 69, of Strong died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital with family and friends by his side.   More...

Jacqueline G. “Jackie” LaChapelle

1933-2010 — She was an avid reader, a phenomenal card player, and loved to go fishing

SCARBOROUGH — Jacqueline G. “Jackie” LaChapelle, 76, widow of Arthur LaChapelle, of Forest Lane, Cumberland, formerly of Coplin Plt., passed away at Hospice of Southern Maine on Saturday, Jan. More...

Sports & Outdoors

JV Lady Roadrunners, ones to watch ahead

SALEM -– We recently caught up with Mt. Abram girls’ junior varsity coach Rick Norton who’s amidst a winning 7-3 season with a few games remaining. More...

SPORTS & Five from CVA qualify for Winter X Games

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Winter X-Games return to Aspen, Colo. where the top athletes from around the world compete in an assortment of winter sport venues. More...

Special Olympians to vie for the Gold at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 41st Annual Special Olympics Maine Winter Games are coming to Sugarloaf Maine Ski Area. The winter sports extravaganza, which runs between Sunday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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...

Sugarloaf Charity Summit

Sugarloaf’s signature charity event

The 10th anniversary of Sugarloaf’s Charity Summit is Jan. 30. With day and evening events both on and off the slopes, the Sugarloaf Charity Summit has raised $950,000 for Maine Charities in the last nine years. 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...