April 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Adult entertainment survey on tap in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- In a long selectmen’s meeting, members heard both sides regarding adult entertainment and whether there should be an ordinance to regulate such activity. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Steel drummers to converge on ‘Loaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 20th Annual PanNE Steelband Festival, which will include steel drummers from all over New England, ages 8 to 80, will perform on the lawn in front of the Sugarloaf Inn beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, May 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

Children’s art auction returns

KINGFIELD — The fourth annual Maine Mountain Children’s House art auction will be held at The Rack in Carrabassett Valley Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters

Spring Fling a success thanks to many

To all of you who helped make the first Stratton Eustis Lions Spring Fling on Sunday, April 11, a big success, my deepest appreciation.   First, without a doubt, our kitchen is the reason we could all enjoy a great meal. More...

Join our walk-a-thon and help preserve history

Have your gotten your pledge sheets for the Dead River Area Historical Society Walk-A-Thon planned for Saturday, May 1, or have you pledged someone who is participating in the Walk-a-Thon? If not, it’s not too late.   More...

Hey Stratton-Eustis friends and residents, let’s cleanup

We are planning a street/road cleanup from the King & Bartlett Road in Eustis to Newell’s Garage in Coplin. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Tons of fish coming to local fisheries

KINGFIELD –- Fishing will be a whole lot better in the Carrabassett River after fish culturists Gene Arsenault and Keith Carpenter of the Embden Rearing Station delivered 1,000 brook trout. More...

Babe Ruth registration day

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY — Coaches from the North Franklin County Babe Ruth program are hosting their registration/tryout day at Mt. Abram High School April 25 at 3 p.m.   More...

Cruise with the ‘Oquossoc Lady’

Summer’s coming!

Kevin and Doreen Sinnett owners of Rangeley Region Lake Cruises are pictured in their 1947 antique wood launch, the “Oquossoc Lady,” in which they offer cruises from Memorial Day weekend t 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. (None on 4/21, on 4/23 instead) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703. More...

Electronics Recycling/Disposal Saturday, April 24, 9 am-3 pm Aubuchon’s parking lot Rt. 2 & 4 in Farmington

There is no set fee for personal electronic disposal. A free-will monetary donation will be accepted by Old South First Congregational Church; proceeds will be used for its programs. 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...

MSAD #58 Board concludes public comment, ready for action

SALEM -— Members of the MSAD #58 school board met last Thursday to continue their budget discussions. This year, the board is faced with $460,000 less in state subsidy and has to roll up its collective sleeves to find significant savings. More...

Four generations of Wymans

Pictured are four generations of Wymans: Cricket Wyman, wife of Justin Wyman; Justin’s mother Wendy Wyman; his grandmother, Betty Wyman; and Justin and Cricket’s daughter, Harlee May Wyman More...

Kingfield fiscal year budget shaping up

KINGFIELD -– The selectmen in Kingfield are ending much of their work on the budget process preparing for the new full year budget under the new fiscal year. More...

Op-Ed

The State of Maine needs to face its obligation

COMMENTARY

It is time to blow a well-established myth out of the water.   Our Governor, and many members of the Legislature, would have us believe that, over the past several years, there have been no increases in any “broad based” tax. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dera L. Thompson

1930-2010 — She was born in Carrabassett

NORWAY —- Dera L. Thompson, 80, of Norway died Tuesday, April 13, at her residence.   More...

Community & Local News

Dyer steps down, Hatfield steps up

Norton-Wuori American Legion

KINGFIELD — Members of the Norton-Wuori American Legion and Auxiliary met on Monday night, April 5, for a dinner of oyster stew and corn chowder, as well as the installation of new officers.   More...

Day of prayer planned

RANGELEY — A National Day of Prayer service will be held Thursday, May 6, beginning at noon at the Church Of The Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street.   The services will be followed by a light luncheon. More...

Kids’ Stuff Sale returns

FARMINGTON — The Ninth Annual Kid’s Stuff sale will be held at Old South Church on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit the Western Mountain Summer Camp Scholarship fund.   More...

News from our Schools

District 8th Graders at Camp Kieve

High in the sky Calum Dixon, of Avon, and Rollie Zagnoli, of Carrabassett Valley, rest at the top of the "vertical playpen" challenge they just successfully completed at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro. More...

Author Ralph Fletcher visits MSAD 58

PHILLIPS — Ralph Fletcher, author of numerous books for young readers, spent a day recently with the young readers, authors and poets in grades K through 8 at the Phillips Elementary School. More...

Hands-on training

Mt. Abram junior, Ethan Moody of Kingfield, cuts 2x4s in a home he is building as a member of the Building Construction program at Foster Technology Center in Farmington. Over 30 Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is tomorrow and Arbor Day is Friday   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Chase Joseph Bachelder Born: March 20, 2010 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. More...