March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Maine delegation, Legislature support FAA hearings in Maine

WESTERN MAINE –- Last month the Maine House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution petitioning the Maine Congressional Delegation to oppose the Massachusetts Air National Guard proposal to lower its training altitude from 7,000 to 500 f More...

Arts & Entertainment

Shovelton exhibits

New Portland Community Library

NEW PORTLAND — On Sunday afternoon, March 7, at the New Portland Community Library Geoffrey Shovelton talked about his pen and ink adventures and the intriguing medium called scratchboard. More...

Easter musical drama offered

Sandi Rebert plays the part of Mary, mother of Christ, in an Easter musical drama titled, “Lift Him Up” which will be presented by the New Hope Baptist Church at 268 Perham Street in Farmi More...

David Deas in concert

STRONG — David Deas of Winslow will give a concert Saturday, March 27, beginning at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of Strong United Methodist Church.   The public is invited. There is no cost, and no offering will be taken.   More...

Letters

Thank you for your kindness and care

To the editor:   The family of Thomas MacDonald would like to thank everyone near and far for your kindness, care and many cards.   May we also take the opportunity to thank you all for your help, your visits and calls. More...

Sno Wanderers club thanks you for your donations

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Heartfelt thanks!

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Community & Local News

Kingfield POPS offers locals a bargain

KINGFIELD -– The Kingfield POPS is offering an early-bird locals’ discount on tickets for the June 26 concert.   More...

Pancake Breakfast offered at Norlands

LIVERMORE — Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will serve a pancake breakfast Sunday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Norlands grounds at 290 Norlands Road.   More...

Tree grafting is subject of talk

STRONG — On April 7, the Strong Historical Society will host “The Basics of Grafting” with Dave Fuller of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. More...

News from our Schools

Suess celebrated in Stratton

National Read Across America Day

STRATTON -– On March 2 the entire student body had an exciting day at Stratton Elementary School.   The staff as well as the students celebrated what would have been Dr. Suess’s 104th birthday. Dr. More...

Katelyn Kniffin receives MPA Principal’s Award

NORTH ANSON -– Katelyn Kniffin of Embden, a senior at Carrabec High School, has been selected to receive the 2010 Principal’s Award, Principal Kenneth Coville announced recently. More...

Native American lessons

Barry Dana, a Native American from the Penobscot Indian Nation, catches the interest of Kingfield Elementary School students recently. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Maine Maple Sunday is this Sunday I still remember how shocked I was as a kid to learn how pancake syrup was made. Basically this: you stick a spigot in a tree and out comes a delicious jewel-like breakfast topping. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Cooking in a Flash   More...

Twenty-five pass 32 articles

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — It took some 25 residents here in the mountains of Highland Plantation Saturday only about an hour and a half to dispense with 32 articles on the town warrant. More...

MSAD #58 Board and elementary staff discuss future

STRONG — Members of the MSAD #58 elementary staff met with school board members last Friday afternoon at the Strong Elementary School after a district workshop.   More...

Avon voters approve wind-power moratorium

AVON —- Over 40 voters gathered Saturday, March 6, and agreed to give town leaders time to draft an ordinance for wind power, said Selectman Robert Ellis. More...

Op-Ed

Government must become more efficient

Legislative Report:

In the last month the legislature was hit with a wave of concerned citizens who will be directly affected by the proposed budget cuts. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you always try to keep handy next to your bedside?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Haines

1939-2010 — He was loved by many

LEWISTON —- William Haines, 70, of 813 Sopers Mill Road, Auburn, died of natural causes March 16, 2010, at Central Maine Medical Center, with his family at his side.   He was born in Farmington, Sept. More...

Iva Carlene Miller

1927-2010 — She had a great sense of humor

FARMINGTON — Iva Carlene (Davenport) Miller, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior after battling illness, March 13, 2010.   More...

Olive H. Umbro

1919-2010 — She enjoyed quilting classes and loved to crochet

RUMFORD -— Olive H. Umbro, 90, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the Rumford Community Home. She was a resident of Rumford.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Bean’s buzzwords on Nordic wrap

SALEM -– The boys’ and girls’ Mt. Abram Nordic Ski teams had much to celebrate coming off a year where they had lost a large group of athletes due to graduation. More...

Bluebird day at the ‘Loaf

Enjoying the last Ski/Skate session of this winter season at Sugarloaf are Stratton students Cameron Talbot (from left), Douglas Gould, Sawyer Gagnon, Tristen Beeney, and Brandon Smith. More...

The sap’s a-boilin’

Katherine Mallett, Manager of the Sugarloaf Sugar Shack, stands over boiling tubs of sap in the Sugar Shack Saturday morning at Sugarloaf. 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...

The Derailers

Concert

Saturday, March 27, 8 pm, Saddleback, Rangeley   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...