February 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Nope, not the Arctic

Pictured is the Carrabassett River at the East New Portland bridge. Last Monday, Feb. 1, the ice went out with a “tornado roar” according to those who live along the river. More...

Local districts slammed with news of subsidy cuts

PHILLIPS –- The MSAD #58 central administration office now has the proposed state subsidy figures for fiscal year 2010/11. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rick Charette comes to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Maine-based children’s singer Rick Charette has been entertaining children around the country for years with his unique and catchy songs, and this February he will bring his wildly popular act to Sugarloaf during F More...

The DIVAs return

Mary Hembrow rehearses with the “DIVA” cast for the upcoming benefit scheduled to take place at the Club House Restaurant in Rangeley Feb. 19, 20 and 21. More...

Joel and Janna to perform at Dick Bell Chapel

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It’s not every day that you can enjoy high-quality positive impact music in a magnificent setting like the Western Maine Mountains. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen D. Daughtery

1920-2010 — Time spent with her family was her greatest joy in life

FARMINGTON — Helen D. Daughtery, 89, of New Portland, formerly of Rhode Island, died Friday evening, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington, with her loving family at her side. More...

Glendon B. Wilbur

1927-2010 — Glen is sadly missed by his family

CHERRYFIELD — Glendon B. Wilbur, 82, went to his Heavenly home on Jan. 14, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at his residence in Cherryfield.   More...

Roland Royce Wilcox

1938-2010 — He was Franklin County Sheriff for 24 years, as well as Phillips constable

SKOWHEGAN — Roland Royce Wilcox, 71, of Phillips and Farmington went home to the Lord on Feb. 1, 2010 in Skowhegan due to a long illness.   He was born in Avon on Nov. 14, 1938 to Clifford R. and Phobe (Ross) Wilcox.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA girls three-peat MVC crown

LOCK MILLS –- For the third straight year, the Lady Roadrunners of Mt. Abram have brought home the prestigious MVC overall title. More...

Two-year undefeated run

Pictured are the Phillips champions, (back row, left to right) David Ricker, Calum Dixon, Benjamin Dudley, Tristen Dyar, Damien Cochran, Tristan Frye, Coach Dawn Maceda, (front) Jake Davenport, Lucas More...

Rangeley girls undefeated

Pictured is the 2010 Rangeley championship girls team (back row, left to right) Taylor Esty, Blayke Morin, Seve DeRaps, Coach Phil Olivieri, Valarie Lessard, Rachael Weaver, Madison St. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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...

Jonathan Edwards

February 13 Saddleback

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert.  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...

Grand opening for a grand project

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The cold wind whipping across the parking lot near the entrance to Sugarloaf as the ski trails loomed in the background, didn’t seem to bother the 200 or so people who came to the grand opening of the new $1.3 milli More...

MSAD #58 and #74 to meet for reorganization talks

PHILLIPS -– MSAD #58 Superintendent Quenten Clark said recently that MSAD #74 Superintendent Ken Smith has been invited to this district’s next school board meeting. More...

Selectmen work though fiscal year’s changes

KINGFIELD –- The selectmen met on Monday, Feb. 1 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The first issue of discussion was a town owned lot and mobile home located at 92 Main Street. More...

Op-Ed

Some thoughts on windmills

It seems selfish to me to not put up something like a windmill because someone thinks its loud or ugly, or because they think Maine is so beautiful and they don’t want to destroy that beauty (and it is beautiful by the way, my family has been More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is important to you about Valentines Day?   More...

Letters

Maine spirit prevails for 28th Special Olympic Winter Games

To the editor:   The 2010 Maine Special Olympic Games was hosted by Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding community on Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Despite the cold, challenging temperatures, volunteers turned out in droves. More...

Loving the trails at the Pines

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Team Ten thanks you

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Community & Local News

The Great Backyard Bird Count runs Feb. 12 to 15

Time to tally our birds

RANGELEY — Everyone in the region is invited to take part in the upcoming 13th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The bird count will take place in communities across the United States from Feb. 12 to 15.  More...

Weeklong events at new CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A list of the events planned for February vacation week at the new Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center was recently released by Andrea DeBiase, Library Director. More...

Public meal planned

EAST WILTON — A public meal will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge Building at 70 Bryant Road.   The menu will include homemade chili and soups, with rolls, drinks and desserts. More...

News from our Schools

MTA library off to good places

SALEM -– When Superintendent Quenten Clark looked into alternate ways of managing the library last year, he hit a grand slam when seven-year faculty member Lori Littlefield came forward to help.   More...

James to study in New Zealand

CANTON, N.Y. — Hannah E. James (2011), of Avon, will participate in St. Lawrence University’s International Study Program for the spring 2010 semester.   James will be studying in New Zealand. She graduated from Mt. More...

ARTISTS AT WORK

Home-schooled children Jacob Cook of New Portland, Elias, David and Annie Twitchell of Kingfield, Takoda and Mace Zoebisch of Kingfield, and Danny and Crystal Meldrum of Kingfield work on their monoch More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Valentine’s Day is Sunday   Trip over love,   you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.   —Author Unknown   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Willow Grace Woodford Born: January 5, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. More...