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KINGFIELD -– Administrative Assistant Doug Marble explained he invited New Portland municipal leaders, representatives of Sandy River Recycling Association and others to listen to a presentation given by Alison McCrady of ECO-Maine.   More...

Public Input Helps Shape Scenic Byway Turnouts

RANGELEY — Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Maine Department of Transportation, two of the Region’s most cherished scenic turnouts, the Height of Land and the R More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Spring-Loaded’ comedy coming April 16

FARMINGTON –- On the heels of an evening with Bob Marley, Mt. Blue High School hosts its very own Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe for a one-nightonly stand of unpredictable, unequivocal hilarity on Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Thomas to show photographs

Wine and Cheese Reception to welcome photographer Greg Thomas to the C.V. Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Greg Thomas will be displaying his artistic photographs in the Carrabassett Valley Public Library for the next six weeks. More...

Hughes to give reading

WEST FARMINGTON — Local author, Lew-Ellyn (LE) Hughes, will be reading excerpts from her current, book “A View from the Corner,” as well as selections from her new book, “Diamonds from the Corner” (coming out later this More...

Obituaries - Free Access

‘Penny’ (Helen) Mitchell Lehman

1939-2010 — She was raised in Rangeley and returned to Maine in 2007

RANGELEY — LOS ANGELES — HAMDEN —- On March 26, 2010, “Penny” (Helen) Mitchell Lehman, 70, beloved wife of husband Bernie Lehman, suffered a sudden (un-witnessed) cardiac arrest and, on Friday, April 2, surrounded by he More...

Evelyn M. Wilcox

1915-2010 — She enjoyed cooking, knitting and crocheting

PHILLIPS — Evelyn M. Wilcox, age 94, died at her home on April 9, 2010. where she was currently being cared for by her great-granddaughter, Vellie Wilcox, and great-great-granddaughter, Kelsi Nicholson.   More...

Community & Local News

Health fair features free screenings

KINGFIELD — Healthy Community Coalition and the Kingfield Elementary School will be holding a special Health Fair at the school on Friday, April 30 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.   More...

Earth Day home composting workshop planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to celebrate Earth Day by learning how to turn food scraps into compost.   More...

Public meal planned

EAST WILTON — A public meal will be held Saturday, April 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge Building at 70 Bryant Road.   A dinner of baked ham, vegetables, rolls and homemade desserts will be served. More...

News from our Schools

MSAD 58 District Art Show

Bowl line-up Mt. Abram senior Alana Knapp and sophomore Jazmin Knapp prepare the handcrafted bowls from Mrs. Yates’ pottery class. More...

Shadow puppetry comes to classrooms

KINGFIELD -– Ian Bannon from the Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport visited the Kingfield Elementary School for the entire week last week. Bannon exposed the students to shadow puppetry, one of the oldest forms of theater on earth. More...

Craig Marshall receives national honor

Carrabassett Valley Academy student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars

ATLANTA -– The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Carrabassett Valley Academy student Craig Marshall from Carrabassett Valley, has been selected for membership. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. The size of the project means little in art, beyond the money matter. It is the quality of the character that really counts. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was so good to see Howard’s classmate and former longtime Kingfield resident Roscoe “Mickey” Durrell this past week. More...

Sports cuts draw residents’ concern

SALEM –- The majority of last Thursday’s school board budget meetings focused on concerns from the floor regarding cuts in sports. More...

Reggae Fest returns this weekend

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

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...

Op-Ed

Keep Wind Turbine Syndrome out of Highland

I grew up in Highland Plantation, a proposed wind turbine site, and my husband and I have built a home here to raise my kids. I wanted to raise my kids the way I was raised, enjoying the beautiful outdoors.   More...

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The voters’ interest

I’m interested in the military campaigns of Emperor Nicephorus Phocas and I’m pretty sure I know more about them than you do. In fact, I’d be surprised if a dozen people in the whole state can equal my knowledge of the subject. More...

Letters

To the friends of Mary Jean Doyle

Mary Jean Doyle, long time Sugarloafer, now resides at Seaside Nursing and Rehabilitation Home (850 Baxter Blvd., Portland, Maine 04103). Although she is not up to receiving visitors, she truly enjoys cards from home.   More...

Easter egg hunt continues great tradition

I’d like to thank the Kingfield Recreation Department for sponsoring the Easter egg hunt again this year. More...

Follow the rules for owning a dog

The Kingfield Town Office has received numerous complaints about dogs this spring.   I would like to remind all residents about the “rules” of owning a dog in Maine. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Eames takes bronze, silver and GOLD

USASA Nationals

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Col. -– Impressive is an understatement when talking about Carrabassett Valley’s Emily Eames who took home just about every flavor of hardware there was last week at the USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain in Colorado. More...

April scrimmages on the Mt. Abram ball fields

SALEM –- It is pretty rare in the western mountains of Maine to be able to use Mt. Abram’s field this early in the spring. More...

National EMS Memorial Bike Ride returns

During EMS Recognition Week, May 15 to 22, bike riders from around the country will participate in a 600- mile bike ride starting in Portland and ending in Washington, DC. 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. (None on 4/21, on 4/23 instead) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703.   EVERY THURSDAY   More...

Art in the mountains

There are lots of opportunities to view art in the area from UMF’s art seniors to Rangeley’s kids, from photographs at the CV library to paintings in Kingfield. Check out some of the area’s finest artists!   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...