February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Shoreland ordinance, wind moratorium before voters

Town of New Vineyard

NEW VINEYARD — Voters in New Vineyard will be asked to act on a revised amendment to the shoreland zoning ordinance as well as on a wind energy facility moratorium ordinance at a special town meeting on March 13 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Moratorium slated for Special Town Meeting in Phillips

PHILLIPS -– On Thursday, Feb. 25 the inhabitants of Phillips will congregate at the Phillips Elementary School at 6 p.m. for a Special Town Meeting. On the warrant are two articles of interest. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Charlie Brown’ kicks off fundraising efforts

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts committee members are in the planning process for the 2010 summer art program in the Rangeley Region. More...

Voices of Faith Choir to perform

STRONG — The Voices of Faith Choir from Faith School of Theology in Charleston will be at Living Waters Assembly of God Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m.   More...

‘Radio Gang’ to play Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host Allen “Mac” McHale and The Radio Gang at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. Joining Mac on stage will be John & Sally Roc and Herman McGee. More...

Letters

Milt Baston seeks Strong votes

To the editor:   During these challenging times, I am asking for your vote on March 5 to continue as your selectman.   I’ve been part of some important changes and advancements. More...

We endorse James Burrill and Robert Boyd

To the editor:   The Selectmen of the Town of Strong are, and have been for quite some time, a very dysfunctional fivemember board.   More...

Rupert Pratt wants Strong’s vote

To the editor:   As you go to the polls in Strong on March 5, I am asking for your vote to elect me as your selectman.   More...

Community & Local News

Help for youths seeking jobs

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of services and workshops for those seeking employment or are trying to improve their situation.   More...

Lexington Historical Association seeks donations

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — Members of the Lexington Historical Association Collections Committee are looking for donations of early maps, photos, historical documents, pictures or sketches of early homes and buildings, or other memorabilia of Lexing More...

Ladies’/Community Breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be on Wednesday, March 3 at Bald Mountain Camps on Bald Mountain Road, starting at 7 to 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Duct Tape Day!

Strong middle school students show their colors during Duct Tape Day. The theme day was part of the spirit week activities that were planned by the student council. More...

Spelling bee ‘adjudicated’

STRONG — Are your spelling skills up to par with those of Franklin County’s best eighth grade spellers? More...

After-school programs begin March 1

All MSAD #58 as well as locally home-schooled students are eligible

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Beginning March 1, Western Maine Center for Children will be offering after-school programs for kindergarten through fifth graders.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It is well to lie fallow for a while. —Martin F. Tupper If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Diving into a divine Diva idea... Equal measures of vision, passion, and fun has created another unstoppable musical momentum in these mountains More...

Mass. man blocks traffic

NEW VINEYARD — A young skier from Massachusetts escaped serious injury Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21, after he went into a northbound lane, skidded out of control and landed over an embankment on Route 27.   More...

Seth Wescott now a legendary Olympian

VANCOUVER — If there’s anyone who has not yet learned that Carrabassett Valley’s Seth Wescott has cemented himself as the greatest SBX rider in the world, here’s your chance.   More...

Op-Ed

Who’s ‘flourishing’?

I read with “interest” the Feb. 17 article (The Irregular, Page 1, “Preliminary subsidy report may force change next year”) reported by David Hart on the Feb. 11 school board meeting.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Educate us with honest and complete information

I recently read an article disallowing Dixmont’s wind generation ordinances. I noted that not only is the author cutting small town voters’ last protection against “Big Wind” and big business in general, but Prof. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas L. MacDonald

1936-2010 — He had a strong wit and cared little for ceremony or false pretenses

LEWISTON — Thomas Lloyd MacDonald, 73, of Eustis passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.   More...

Barbara Shipley

1925-2010 — She is remembered as a woman with a strong work ethic and an independent spirit

AUGUSTA — Barbara Helen Shipley, 85, formerly of Oquossoc, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at the Maine Veterans’ Home.   More...

Carol Mae Cox Gray

1922-2010

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 37 Park Street, Stratton, with Pastor Bruce Townsend officiating. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA’s Emily Luce prevails in both slalom and GS

RANGELEY — In alpine state championship Class B girls skiing, there are nine possible podium spots between slalom, giant slalom and combined events. More...

Lakers make mark in Augusta tourney

AUGUSTA –- After starting the season 0-4, than coming back to win their next two, the Rangeley Lakers’ junior point guard, Allie Hammond said she was hopeful for a successful season and a positive turnaround. More...

Hammond’s 19 send Huskies home

Rangeley, 48 – Kents Hill, 26

Quarter Finals   Playing a 10 a.m. game did not slow down the Rangeley offense or stop their tenacious defensive tactics in the third match-up between these two teams. 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...

UMF Student Exhibition 2010

Thru Saturday, March 7

The University of Maine at Farmington Student Exhibition 2010 includes painting, installation, video and digital art; drawing, performance and constructions.   The gallery hours are 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 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...