April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

March rain no record for mountains

WESTERN MOUNTAINS –- The western mountains missed the burden of flooding damage and record setting rainfall for the month of March that other parts of New England suffered. Rain did in fact wreck havoc in most of the northeast. More...

LURC to consider wind project objection

AUGUSTA — The Land Use Regulation Commission will consider the LURC staff’s recommendation concerning an objection filed by attorney Philip C. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Student-directed One-Act Play Festival on tap

FARMINGTON — A student-directed, One-Act Play Festival will be presented by the University of Maine at Farmington through April 11, at the UMF Alumni Theater. More...

Karma Fair Trade Fundraiser on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Western Maine Center for Children’s Playground Fund committee invites the community to a Karma Fair Trade Fundraiser at The Rack Restaurant, Sugarloaf access Road, Thursday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.   More...

‘In:decision’ at UMF Art Gallery

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington presents “In:decision,” an exhibit of dynamic and intriguing new works by students graduating from the Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry in 2010. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leslie Keene Hewett Sr.

1939-2010 — He will be sadly missed

WATERVILLE —- Leslie Keene Hewett Sr., 70, of New Portland, went to be with the Lord March 27, 2010, at Thayer Hospital after a courageous battle with an illness. More...

Sports & Outdoors

There’s a buzz on the ball field

SALEM -– The Mt. Abram boys’ baseball team will be a team to follow this coming season. The team has a good percentage of returning starters, is joined by two new Mt. Blue players and has shown some of the best team chemistry in years. More...

Rain does not dampen snow softball

Maine Special Olympics

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The conditions were not so perfect for the 23rd annual Fred Webster Snow Softball tournament last Tuesday. More...

Celebrating the Pages

Saddleback Mountain celebrated Roger and Patsy Page Day on Saturday, April 3. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

One-Act Student-directed Play Festival   University of Maine at Farmington, Alumni Theater   “Madness Therapy” by Ben Gary, directed by Kenneth Lamb, 7:30 p.m., April 7 and 9 and 2 p.m., April 11.   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...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Take care to be an economist in prosperity. There is no fear of your being one in adversity.   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Super Snacks!   More...

It’s getting that time

Casey Clark of Rangeley spends last Thursday afternoon raking his grandmother’s lawn on Main Street in Rangeley. More...

Building improvements deeply cut in proposed budget

MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM -– A MSAD #58 school board of directors meeting lasted nearly three hours last Thursday evening. The discussions largely pertained to information about upcoming maintenance and improvement projects.   More...

Wire Bridge rejuvenated

NEW PORTLAND — One of the most famous landmarks in the State of Maine is just about finished getting a $1 million face lift. Work on the historic 198-foot-long wire suspension bridge started in June of 2008 and is about finished.   More...

Op-Ed

Wind power is a clean natural resource

I have lived in Highland Plantation longer than anyone and I have used the natural resources for survival many times. To me the wind power is a very clean natural resource.   More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Max Brown, of Waterville: “A professional athlete because of the money they make and the respect they get.” More...

Letters

An Over-and-Above kind of person

Who is one of the busiest people you know? Someone who covers for the Irregular persons and events from New Vineyard to Coburn Gore: Laura Dunham. More...

Community & Local News

POPS donors invited to BSO concert and reception

KINGFIELD -– The Kingfield POPS and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra invite Kingfield POPS sponsors who donate $1,000 or more to the POPS before April 10 to attend a special concert at Bangor’s Collins Center on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m.&n More...

Dems seek state party platform input

Franklin County Democrats

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Democratic Committee invites the public to a discussion of the Maine Democratic Party Platform draft. More...

Benefit features supper, local humorist

NORTH ANSON — Friends and family members of Vici Anderson, a local woman who is battling cancer, are hosting a benefit supper on Saturday, April 10, at Carrabec High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Students ‘Speak Out’

SALEM — The New Portland Lion’s Club sponsored the Mt. Abram Maine Speak Out competition on Wednesday night, March 24, part of a series of Maine Speak Out competitions sponsored by local Lion’s Clubs. More...

Happy feet for area kids

Kingfield school nurse Madi Faraday stands beside the 100-plus pairs of athletic shoes New Balance generously donated to MSAD #58 recently. More...

MTA seniors gather food donations

AVON — The Mt. Abram senior class took in 189 pounds of food for local food pantries in a food drive on Martin Luther King Day in January.   More...