August 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Manager vs. Administrative Assistant

Town of Phillips

PHILLIPS -– Nearly 50 Phillips residents came out for an informational meeting last Tuesday night, Aug. 3, hosted by the town’s selectpersons. Margaret Cosenza and Nancy Morgan are new to the board and join John Stinchfield.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Art in August

The annual Art in August show was held Thursday, Aug. 5 in Rangeley with dozens of artists and craftsperson exhibiting and selling their work.   More...

Burbanks to be honored

Dead River Area Historical Society events:

STRATTON — Aug. 16 Victoria Burbank of Lexington and Jefferson will hostess “The Burbanks of Flagstaff And The Sampson/Burbanks Of Dead River Plantation” a family that goes way back in the history of that town.   More...

Eustis’ first settlers celebrated

STRATTON — Aug. 22 The Dead River Area Historical Society will celebrate the founders of Eustis, “The Stevens Family.”   More...

Letters

Dear ‘Friends’

I am pleased to wholeheartedly support your efforts to thwart the construction of any more windmills, especially in the Highland area.   A generous check is forthcoming. More...

Community & Local News

Nortons observe 60th anniversary

MADRID — Floyd and Evelyn Webber Norton were guests of honor at a party in observance of their 60th anniversary at their camp on Beal Pond recently. More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Friday, Aug. 27, from 12 to 6 p.m., at Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Ladies’/Community Breakfast

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Saddleback Ski Lodge Saddleback Mt. from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 Fall 2010 Bus Information

MSAD #58 reminds parents that it is their responsibility to have their students out at the stop at least 10 minutes before normal pick up time. Buses average over 40 pick-ups every morning. More...

Valley bus schedule

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Wendy Russell, Carrabassett Valley Town Clerk, recently released the Carrabassett bus schedule. The bus will leave Mountainside Grocery at 7:20 a.m. More...

Pease on KVCC dean’s list

FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College recently Christina Pease, of Kingfield, was named to its dean’s list for the spring semester of 2010. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now — always. —Albert Schweitzer   More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Another tragedy on Mount Rainier …again bringing back memories of 1991

Most readers probably took little notice of the small news item in the daily papers in July, but I did for two reasons. First, it was a story about a massive mountain of which I am somewhat familiar, 16,000+ ft. More...

This Week's Cover - Free Access

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Poland Spring helps restore elementary sports

SALEM — The school board directors of MSAD #58 heard some good news Thursday, July 29. More...

MSADs #58 and #74 share services - Free Access

SALEM –- At a MSAD #58 school board meeting July 29, school board director Alan Morse said that discussions between his district and MSAD #74 were going well. More...

Op-Ed

We need the facts

What are the “true numbers” where wind power is concerned?   As a concerned citizen of Maine who has read extensively about the performance statistics of wind power, I feel that the public is being left in the dark on this issue. More...

Maine women veterans’ recognition plaque donations

Legislative Report

As many of you know, I work to recognize the veterans living in our area. Thanks to my friend Peter Ogden (Maine veterans Affairs), Craig Hutchinson and the Farmington Baptist Church, we have held veterans recognition the last two Novembers. More...

Mike Michaud and bliss?

When I was campaigning against Mike Michaud in 2008 our paths often crossed. We always greeted each other with hearty hand-shakes and polite remarks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Diana Ladd Beane Gilman

1923-2010 — She was highly respected by all and received numerous recognitions

NORTH FORT MEYERS, Fla. — Diana Ladd Beane Gilman, 87, formerly of Strong, went to her heavenly home surrounded by her loving family in North Fort Meyers, Fla. on July 25, 2010. More...

James I. ‘Jim’ Martin Jr.

1933-2010 — He was one of the pioneers of imported auto sales in Maine

INDUSTRY — James I. “Jim” Martin Jr., 76, of Industry, was given over to the Lord on Monday, July 19, 2010, at his lakeside home with family and longtime companion at his side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Brew Crew defends softball title

PHILLIPS -– Over the last five years, Grams and Brew Crew have been in the North Franklin County men’s softball championship round. More...

World Class Frisbee show planned

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Public Library recently announced that two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur will host a trick Frisbee show and interactive playshop at the library Aug. 12 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Sugarloaf Golf turns 25

A Reporters Notebook

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It seems like only yesterday that I was out on the new Sugarloaf 18-hole golf course taking photos of Peter Webber, Larry Warren and Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course’s designer.  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...