May 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Big year ahead for Huts & Trails

KINGFIELD — There’s some exciting news coming from the Maine Huts & Trails community.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bluegrass group opens Lakeside’s third season

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present The Spinney Brothers at Lakeside Theater Tuesday, May 11; at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, on Wednesday May 12; and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 1 More...

‘The Pirates of Penzance’ performance coming

FARMINGTON — The Mt Blue Music Department in conjunction with the Mt. Blue Theatre Company will present “The Pirates of Penzance,” a comic operetta by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert on May 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the Mt. More...

UMF seniors to give readings

FARMINGTON — Sixteen graduating seniors in Maine’s only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will be reading from their original works in poetry, fiction and non-fiction at University of Maine at Farmington’s Senior BF More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruey S. Baldwin

1928-2010 — She made life-long friends every where she lived

BANGOR — Ruey Whittier Stevens Baldwin died April 25, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her family.   More...

Muriel Winnick

1920-2010 — She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and ‘Mama’

KINGFIELD — Muriel B. Winnick, 89, of Kingfield passed away at her home on April 29, 2010.   Muriel was born in New York City on Dec 24, 1920 to Louis and Annie Benjamin. More...

David R. Frey

1943-2010 — He was a past fire chief and charter member of the Salem Fire Dept.

SALEM TOWNSHIP — David R. Frey, 67, of Salem Township died April 29, 2010 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his wife by his side where he had been a patient for the past week following a long illness.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Dudley did the deed

Brandon Dudley, 14, poses with his first turkey shot during Youth Hunt Day. His turkey weighed 18 pounds and had a 10-inch beard. (Contributed photo)  More...

MTA pitching silences competition

Mt. Abram, 14 – Jay, 0 Mt. Abram, 18 – Madison, 0 SALEM -– The Mt. Abram boys’ baseball team came out with a season opener win last week in a home game against Jay on Thursday. More...

There’s Radio Ron

Radio Ron Gasber of Cleveland catches one on the last chairs of the season on May 2 at Sugarloaf. Radio Ron is part of the crew from Meathead Films which has been up here filming. 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...

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...

Budget down, but no savings to most communities

SALEM –- Last week the MSAD #58 school board directors worked for nearly seven hours on Tuesday and Thursday nights to finalize a $9,697,728 budget. More...

The Red Onion celebrates 40 years

RANGELEY — There was a steady stream of people visiting the Red Onion Restaurant on Main Street Sunday, May 2 as owner Skender Liedl celebrated his 40th year of business. More...

Public hearing on Sisk Mountain wind farm set

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Land Use Regulation Commission’s Public Hearing on TransCanada’s application to place 15 industrial wind turbines on Sisk Mountain in the Boundary Mountains will be held May 11 and 12, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Op-Ed

The Wisdom of Solomon on Sisk

Next Tuesday the Land Use Regulation Commission will have a chance to revisit the wisdom of Solomon when they begin to hear testimony about whether to extend the nearby Kibby wind project onto Sisk Mountain’s as yet untouched ridgeline.   More...

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Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Are you ready for the skiing season to come to an end? (Sugarloaf's last day was May 2)

Tom Hanson, of Carrabassett Valley: “Never. It’s kind of sad. I’d ski year-round if I could.” More...

Letters

Help us support ‘Wigs For Kids’

We are three high school seniors from Carrabec who want to make a difference!   As a part of a National Honor Society service project, we are hosting a hair donation event on May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Thanks to the Carrabassett community and beyond

I want to express huge heartfelt gratitude of thanks to Carrabassett Valley and surrounding communities for their support at my April 10 fundraiser. And thanks to all those who generously donated time and items, and to the touring center.   More...

Thank you for your great support

The family of Angela Durrell would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time. Thank you for the cards, flowers, donations, food and condolences.   More...

Community & Local News

Time to clean Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Shoulder to Shoulder Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 8.   “Get outside, pitch in, feel great about contributing to the community and the environment!” said a spokesperson for the event. More...

Valley Cleanup comes around

CARRABASSETT VALLEY —- The annual Valley Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 15. Volunteers are asked to gather at 9 a.m. at the town park.   Following the cleanup, there will be a potluck and cookout at the town park.   More...

Deputies busy throughout county

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following are summaries of some of the local law enforcement agencies’ and emergency services’ activities last week.   Franklin County Sheriff’s Department   More...

News from our Schools

Hard at work

Sullivan Butler concentrates on cutting Velcro-veggies in the new Carrabassett Valley Preschool classroom in the recently completed Carrabassett Valley Public Library. More...

Drawing conclusions

Abbi Brackley, a 5th grade art student, concentrates as she works on an observational drawing at the Strong school. More...

‘Lion King’ comes to MTA

SALEM TWP — The Mt. Abram High School Drama class will be presenting the “Lion King” on Saturday, May 8 at 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 9 at 2 p.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Basil Strix Lavigne Leoniak Born: March 16, 2010 Gender: Male Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. More...