June 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

POPS a smash for the eighth year

KINGFIELD — Mother Nature was smiling down on Kingfield Saturday as some 2,000 people jammed the highway leading to the Kennedy Farm field for the eighth annual Kingfield POPS Concert. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Happy Birthday America!

Saturday, July 3   Rangeley Independence Day Celebration — 10 am-dusk, fireworks, Lakeside Park, Rangeley. Children’s Day parade, duck race, cook-outs, silent auction, arts & crafts show, more. FMI: 864-5364.   More...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to open July 1

Tim Straub, playing Seymour Krelborn, and Erin Smith, playing Audrey, rehearse for the Rangeley Friends of the Arts production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” which will be performed at Lakes More...

Irish duo returns with guest fiddler Sarah Blair

New England Celtic Arts will present Irish duo Matt and Shannon Heaton with Sarah Blair at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Tuesday, July 6, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, July 7, and at Unity College Center for the More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elie Joseph Boucher

1928-2010 — He loved spending time with his family

FARMINGTON — Elie Joseph Boucher, 82, died Monday, June 21, 2010, in the emergency room of Franklin Memorial Hospital, of natural causes.   More...

Christine Winter Verrengia

1927-2010 — She was born at Hill Holm, now known as The Inn on Winter’s Hill

FARMINGTON — Christine Winter Verrengia, 83, passed away on June 18, 2010, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s.   More...

Caregivers’ classes offered in Valley

FALMOUTH — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, is offering a new training program specifically for family members caring for a loved one at home with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

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Pictured are some of the Mt. Abram softball players selected for all-stars: (clockwise, left to right) Molly McCafferty, Kylie Rolbiecki, Jillian Withee, and Emma Twitchell. More...

Eight Mt. Abram players selected to all-stars

AUGUSTA — The Mountain Valley Conference allstar awards and recognition revealed that Mt. Abram’s Jillian Withee, Molly McCafferty and Kylie Rolbiecki were selected to the First Team All-Stars in softball. More...

MTA baseball coach steps down

SALEM — The Mt. Abram varsity baseball coach Ryan Palmer says it’s a good time for him to call it quits. After the recent regional quarterfinal loss to St. Dom’s, he made it official. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   WEDNESDAYS   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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Independence Day is Monday   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Charlotte A. Alsobrook Born: March 31, 2010 Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. More...

Environmental activists gather in Coplin - Free Access

COPLIN PLANTATION — More than 400 activists are expected to attend the 2010 Earth First Round River Rendezvous June 29 to July 6 camping off the Kennebago Road on property owned by Basil Powers. More...

Voters struggle to find majority, elect two selectmen

Phillips Annual Town Meeting

PHILLIPS — It took close to two hours to elect two new selectmen from the floor of the annual Phillips Town Meeting last Saturday. More...

Numerous improvements slated for CV facilities

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Earlier this month, Town Manager Dave Cota presented the selectmen with the 2010 Work Plan for the various groups and committees in town. More...

Op-Ed

Legislature debates forest labor legislation, Part I

Legislative Report

Two very important bills focused on the use of “bonded” workers (or foreign labor) in Maine’s forest products industry came to the Legislature this year.   More...

Extremely competent

The commonplace claim that “Maine voters are moderate” is a sloppy generalization. More...

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Letters

Residents of Highland Plantation join our historical society

This is the second outreach to the residents of Highland Plantation. More...

Mud Football auction was a great success

Our recent Mud Football auction was a great success, raising around $1,000. This money will go to our charities and scholarships.   I would like to thank the people and businesses that donated items to the auction.   More...

Thank you Jordans

The Stanley Museum appreciates Richard and Jonathan Jordan for donating extra hours of their boom lift, which made painting our beautiful building more efficient and affordable. Thank you very much, Kim White Kingfield   More...

Community & Local News

Man of Steel

Vincent “Vinny” Carracciolo, 77, of Rangeley was recently recognized by the Rangeley Region Rehab and Wellness Pavilion as the exercise center’s “Iron Man” for over 1,000 More...

Summer reading program begins

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will begin July 9, with a celebration and kick-off/splash-off party at noon at the Carrabassett Valley Town Park.   More...

DAR hears Asimov’s views on ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Daughters of the American Revolution

TEMPLE — The Colonial Daughters Chapter of the DAR recently held its June meeting at the home of Melanie Farmer on Varnum Pond. There were 16 members and one guest present. More...

News from our Schools

Hanging out at the hut

Sixth and seventh graders spend a night in early June at the Flagstaff hut and were instructed by the Maine Huts and Trails staff, Center for Community GIS of Farmington, GMRI of Portland, and several More...

Strong school releases honor rolls

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its third trimester honor roll and its all-year honor roll for the 2009/2010 school year.   Third Trimester Honor Roll   More...

Percussion perfection

Members of the eighth grade steel drum band in Kingfield perform for their final time under the direction of Susan Sterling. More...