March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board saddened by loss of longtime member

SALEM –- An MSAD 58 school board meeting started and ended last Thursday by paying respects to board member Tom MacDonald of Eustis who passed away Feb. 13.   More...

Voters approve wind moratorium

NEW VINEYARD — Voters at Saturday’s town meeting unanimously gave their approval in support of a 180-day moratorium on any kind of wind facility development in their community.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

SUGARLOAF ANNOUNCES 2010 REGGAE LINEUP

Inner Circle and Kenyatta “Culture” Hill and TOSH-1 to headline April 15 to 18 festival

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, the annual spring party that brings thousands of visitors to the mountains of Maine, returns April 15 to 18 with 11 different bands including festival headliners Inner Circle, More...

POGEY comes to Saddleback

RANGELEY — The Canadian-based band, POGEY, is playing at Saddleback Maine on Saturday, March 20. A blend of traditional Celtic and contemporary rock music, POGEY’s sound gets people dancing. More...

Improvox comes to UMF

FARMINGTON — Improvox, Maine’s premier vocal improvisation ensemble, will perform Sunday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Community & Local News

Matriarch Edith Caton

PHILLIPS — Edith Caton, of Phillips, who turned 94 years old recently, speaks with pride of her three children Richard, Robert and Eva Caton Decker. More...

Free pancake breakfast coming

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force, in partnership with the Farmington Rotary and Barclay’s, will be hosting a free pancake breakfast at the Homestead Bakery on Wednesday, April 13 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.   More...

Composting workshop planned

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Composting Workshop on March 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its Franklin County office, 138 Pleasant Street. More...

News from our Schools

Dale Varnum takes a first in Stratton science fair

STRATTON — The Stratton Elementary Virtual Science Fair winners were recently announced. More...

UMF announces fall dean’s list

FARMINGTON -— University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce its dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester.   More...

KES seeks entering kindergarteners

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary School is once again looking for children who will be five by Oct. 15.   The kindergarten registration day is April 15. Parents should call the school at 265-4132 to sign up their child.   More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

First Day Of Spring is Saturday   The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. —Henry Van Dyke   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Emma Jean Engel Born: February 2, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 5.13 lbs. More...

Smooth sailing at CV meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nearly 45 residents breezed through 56 articles last Wednesday night, March 10 with next to no opposition or concern during the annual town meeting.   More...

Hard decisions ahead

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM -– The MSAD #58 board continued discussion of the district’s troubles last Thursday evening with long talks on the financial realities now settling in and the need to do something about it. More...

Community meeting planned to discuss school options

KINGFIELD — A community meeting to make public several pending options related to the realignment of MSAD #58 students will be held Monday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Op-Ed

It’s only Highland

Did you know that they are trying to put up a wind farm in Highland? What’s the big deal? It’s only Highland.   More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the one single food that you would never want to give up?   More...

Letters

Thanks to so many for making the tournament such a success

To the editor:   I would like to thank everyone involved in helping make The Dee Dee Simpson Basketball Tournament such a fun and successful event! From contributors, parents, PTC, participants, to concession and coaching volunteers. More...

Thank you Ski-Skate and Sugarloaf

To the editor:   There is no better glory than to watch a child smile in the face of wisdom, of achievement.   More...

Seeking info on the 1958 Ray-Utey marriage

To the editor:   I am writing a new biography of the film director Nicholas Ray and would like to know more about his marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) Utey, which took place in Kingfield on Oct. 13, 1958. The officiating minister was J. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf to open Sugar Shack this weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– The newest addition to Sugarloaf’s base area, the Sugarloaf Sugar Shack, will open to the public this Saturday, March 20. More...

Luce earns Eastern podium in giant slalom

BARTLETT, N.H. –- Attitash hosted the 2010 Eastern High School Championships at which alpine racers from as far south as New Jersey and Pennsylvania and as far west as Wisconsin competed.   More...

James impressive against some of nation’s best

GILFORD, N.H. -– It’s nothing but downhill from here on for Mt. More...

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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...