April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee readies budget for voter review

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD -– Members of the Kingfield Budget Committee met last Monday, April 19 to determine their recommendations for the upcoming full-year budget beginning July 1 and ending on June 30.   More...

STEEL DRUM COMMUNITY UNITES AT SUGARLOAF

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Over 12 steel drum bands from across New England will perform this year at Sugarloaf during the 20th annual PanNE Steel Band Festival. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Small Halls promo tour comes to Maine

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Prince Edward Island’s Festival of Small Halls, in partnership with New England Celtic Arts, will present World famous fiddler Richard Wood with singer/song writer Gordon Belsher; highly acclaimed fiddler and teacher, Wa More...

Improvised dinner theater offered, April 30

FARMINGTON — With the snows long gone, or mostly gone, or at least, on their way out, it is time to welcome spring in grand style with food, drink, and laughter. More...

Bogar to show at SugarWood

FARMINGTON -– Mardy Bogar of Farmington will be SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month in May. An Open House Reception is planned for Friday, April 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Local carriers awarded

KINGFIELD — Cindy Charles, Kingfield’s acting postmaster, recently announced that her rural carriers have been awarded Expert Safe Driving Performance certificates. More...

Free GPS training offered

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition will host a free, two-hour GPS training on Wednesday, May 5, as part of the Mapping Our Footsteps grant initiative from the Environmental Funders Network.   More...

District continues budget discussions

RLRS District, RSU #78

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School District, RSU #78, Board of Education held a meeting April 13, and recently released its minutes. More...

News from our Schools

Rangeley 3-5 honor roll

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Childcare and after-school program openings available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Western Maine Center for Children child care program (for ages eight weeks to five years old) recently announced that currently it has openings in its State of Maine licensed facility. More...

The air up there

Students conduct experiment on the physiological effects of altitude at Sugarloaf

NORTH ANSON — The Carrabec High School Anatomy and Physiology class and Advanced Physical Education class conducted a lab experiment recording and studying the effects of exercise and altitude on heart rate and blood pressure recently.   More...

Irregular Regulars

Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Moms say the darndest things

My friend Lorraine stopped by the office today and reminded me of something: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. More...

Thought for the Week

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OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was a joy to visit longtime Kingfield historian Beulah Moore last week and see all the wonderful flowers and cards she had received in observance of her 95th birthday. More...

New lane requested for scenic byway

SOMERSET COUNTY — Somerset County commissioners have requested $365,000 in federal funding for a northbound, left-turn lane into the Old Canada Road interpretive center and scenic byway on U.S. Route 201 in Solon.   More...

This Week's Cover

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Ski areas flourish, snowmobiling season short

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Mother Nature had a distinct impact on the local economy and left some recreational industries thriving. At the same time, a late start to winter conditions and an early exit left some businesses struggling in the area. More...

Happy Birthday Beulah!

Beulah Moore, of Kingfield, poses with some of the many cards and flowers she received in celebration of her 95th birthday. (Laura Dunham photo) More...

Op-Ed

Oppose the industrialization of Sisk Mountain

It was almost two years ago that I saw my first Canada Lynx in the wild. You cannot imagine the thrill that gave this game warden’s daughter, who has spent her whole life enthralled with the wildlife of Maine.   More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was your favorite childhood toy?

Dustyn Merrill, of Anson: “The yellow Tonka dump truck.” More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting the steel drum program

We are wrapping up another successful year of our student steel drum program despite massive budget cuts.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul S. Heath

1931-2010 — He served in the U.S. Army in Berlin

FARMINGTON — Paul S. Heath, 78, of New Vineyard passed April 19, 2010 following a short illness at Edgewood Manor Rehab. & Living Center.   More...

Raymond William Chapman

1940-2010 — He enjoyed fishing and hunting

RANGELEY — Raymond William Chapman, 70, formally of Killingworth, Conn. died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.   More...

Normand E. Gilbert

1931-2010 — He was a U.S. Army infantry veteran

STRONG — Normand E. Gilbert, 79, of Strong, formerly of Pond Road in Lewiston, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at his home.   He was born on March 11, 1931, in Lewiston, the son of Origene and Imelda Lapointe Gilbert. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ironman of Skiing awards presented

Martha Drury (left) and Paul Fritzson, a husband and wife duo, were presented the Ironman of Skiing awards at Sugarloaf Mountain over the weekend during the annual pass holder’s barbecue held at More...

Baseball season begins

What’s on deck

SALEM –- Coming off a very good preseason, the regular Mt. Abram baseball and softball season is now underway.   More...

Paddler safety, survival brochures offered

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail has highlighted its paddling safety and survival brochures on its Web site in light of recent kayaking fatalities reported by the U.S. Coast Guard 1st District. “Wear It! 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...

USED BOOK SALE

Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2

Elks Lodge, West Farmington   At Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties’ annual Used Book Sale, thousands of books will be for sale to benefit the Literacy Volunteers’ efforts to promote literacy.   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...