February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town report in distribution

KINGFIELD -– Administrative Assistant Doug Marble said the town’s six-month budget is now complete and this Kingfield Town Report is now in distribution. More...

RSU #78 to hold first board meeting

RANGELEY — The State Board of Education set the first meeting for the newlyformed RSU #78 Board of Education Directors for Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Multi Purpose Room at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School at 6 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

DIVAS prepare for the prom

RANGELEY — In small towns across America and perhaps everywhere, graduating seniors are planning for their senior prom. In Rangeley, so are the DIVAS.   The Diva Show is scheduled for Feb. More...

Evergreen comes to Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s popular Bluegrass group, Evergreen, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam session starting at 2:15 p.m. More...

Banjo, fiddler duo bring ‘Old Time Music’ to Skye

EAST CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Old Time Music legends Ken Pearlman and Alan Jabbour at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. There will be a pre-show jam session starting at 6:15 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

CVA Big Raffle returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— On Saturday, Feb. 20 the Parent Support Organization of Carrabassett Valley Academy will hold its annual Big Raffle and Auction at the Sugarloaf Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Cabin Fever Supper Feb. 27

NEW VINEYARD — The annual Cabin Fever Supper will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Hall to benefit the New Vineyard Public Library. More...

Pig roast planned

INDUSTRY — A pig roast will be held at the Industry Town Hall at noon on Feb. 28.   The menu consists of roast pork, turkey, vegetables, coleslaw, applesauce, potato, rolls and dessert. 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...

Preliminary subsidy report may force change next year

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM -– School Board members met last Thursday, Feb. 11. The preliminary news concerning future state subsidy and the shift it will put on local towns may have the MSAD #58 on the fast track for change.   More...

It’s tax time

Dennis O Neil of Farmington is a volunteer with the Western Maine Cash Tax Assistant Program at the University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Vandals face charges for tampering with hydrants

KINGFIELD — On Jan. 31 vandals opened a fire hydrant near the Lord’s Bridge on Route 27. As a result, the Kingfield Water District lost nearly 80,000 gallons from its reservoir. More...

Op-Ed

Western Maine Audubon Wind Power Resolution

The Land Use Regulation Commission is considering a request from TransCanada to allow extension of its Kibby wind farm into a portion of LURC jurisdiction that has been considered un-expedited.   More...

Don’t let big business take the Highland Mountains

I am a direct descendent of a family that once had a guiding business, a blacksmithing business, and dreams for a future in what was once Dead River Plantation. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Herbert Dutton Bates Jr.

1957-2010 — He was a wonderful, caring person

HARMONY — Herbert Dutton Bates Jr., 52, died Feb. 8, 2010 at his home in Harmony with his family by his side.   More...

Carol Mae Cox Gray

1923-2010 — She was a loving and accepting person

STRATTON — Carol Mae Cox Gray, 86, of Stratton, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. She had been living at Sandy River Center in Farmington since July 2009 after suffering a stroke.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

SAST shows Class A its winning way

FARMINGTON -– Sugarloaf Area Ski Team, which is made up of MSAD #58 athletes, continued its dominance in alpine ski racing. More...

MTA girls combine for win in slalom

RANGELEY — Slalom racers from Mt. Abram, MCI, Cony, Mtn. Valley, Maranacook, Waterville and Rangeley congregated at Saddleback for a high school ski meet last Tuesday, Feb. 9.   More...

MTA competing in Class B state championship

SALEM – The Mountain Valley Conference champion Mt. Abram High School Alpine and Nordic ski teams are in the midst of the state Class B championships this week. On Tuesday, Feb. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Lincoln’s Birthday is Friday, Presidents’ Day Monday & Washington’s Birthday a week later   No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.   More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Harlee-May Elizabeth Wyman Born: December 10, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz. Length: 21 ½ inches Parents: Justin E. Wyman & Cricket M. More...