August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Two ways to enjoy the view

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There’s a buzz in the community over two new summertime offerings at Sugarloaf. More...

Nestlé’s North America CEO visits Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Kim Jeffery, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Magical play comes to Strong

STRONG — The Community Playhouse Misfits will present “Which Witch? Which Wizard?” Friday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. at the Strong Elementary School.   More...

Shahn and Reichenbach exhibit

Stadler Art Gallery

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery at 225 Main Street is pleased to announce exhibitions of works by Richard Reichenbach from Industry, and Abby Shahn from Solon. The exhibitions will be on view Aug. 7 through 27 daily from noon to 4 p.m. More...

The Divas return

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be presenting its annual RFA Summer Diva show at the Clubhouse Aug. 6, 7, and 8. Show time is 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gloria E. Bowen

1933-2010 — She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren

VIRGINIA BEACH — Gloria E. Bowen, formerly of North Anson and Kingfield, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010 after an extended illness in a hospital in Norfolk, Va. surrounded by her family.   More...

Joseph Phillip DeRaps

1924-2010 — He was an avid golfer, cribbage player, hunter, fisherman & enjoyed woodworking

FARMINGTON — Joseph Phillip DeRaps, age 85, passed on peacefully with family at his side at the Edgewood Living Care Center in Farmington on Saturday July 31, 2010 after a long illness.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

GREAT TURNOUT FOR MUD RUNS

STRONG –- Over 300 spectators and racers alike came out to Strong Saturday for a Dirty Dawg Deep Mud event. Sunday nearly 360 people came for the Maine Mud Bog Association Mud Drags. Both events started at 11 a.m.   More...

Outdoor sporting to be celebrated

OQUOSSOC — The 14th annual Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day Hosted by the Rangeley Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the clubhouse on Old Skiway Road.   More...

Summer soccer sizzles in Salem

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School was the place to be this weekend to enjoy an end-of-summer 7 v 7 soccer round robin event. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Never spend your money before you have it. —Thomas Jefferson   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was back in the winter of 1972 that I first met Chip Carey. Chip was the mountain photographer and vice president of marketing at Sugarloaf/USA and I worked for the daily newspaper. More...

This Week's Cover

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New board chairman chosen, again... maybe

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM TOWNSHIP -– Who the MSAD #58 School Board chairman is, is still being asked even after a second election was held last week when the first, held earlier this month, was challenged. More...

Stanley Museum reaches out to locals

During the Stanley Museum’s regular hours, all Kingfield residents can come and go free of charge.

KINGFIELD — Following renovations and policy changes designed to encourage local participation, the Stanley Museum is embarking on a new outreach philosophy that seeks input from residents. More...

Op-Ed

The false promise of mountaintop industrial wind

In recent months, as I have studied the economic and ecological impacts of mountaintop industrial wind, I have been amazed at the distortions and misrepresentations of the wind developers which, unfortunately, have been accepted without question by More...

Cartoon

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Freedom of speech, anyone?

The courts have steadily expanded the First Amendment guarantee of free speech over the last 50 years and more. More...

Letters

Thanks for your thoughtfulness

Thanks so much to all my children, family and friends for their thoughtfulness in cards, letters, flowers and many visits.   That really helped me with my two months stay in the hospital.   Love to all, Yvonne Cote   More...

Community & Local News

TransCanada seeks permit to fill wetlands

TransCanada Maine Wind Development, Inc. seeks Corps permit to place fill to expand existing mountain-top wind farm

CONCORD, Mass. — TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. is seeking a permit from the U.S. More...

Grieving kids program offers training

LEWISTON -– The Program for Grieving Children & Teens is announcing its next seven-session volunteer training for individuals interested in being part of the team for upcoming program sessions. Training begins Monday, Aug. 16. More...

Flower show returns to Whittemore

Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS — The Annual Phillips Old Home Days Flower Show will be staged once again at the Phillips Public Library in the Paul G. Whittemore Building on Main Street.   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...

Art Exhibition

Reinholt Gallery & Art Center 245 Main Street, Kingfield Friday, Aug. 8, 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibition comprises a wide array of local art and many of the artists will be present. 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...