August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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MSAD #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM –- Thursday, Aug. 19, MSAD #58 school board directors will meet MSAD #74 superintendent Ken Coville and possibly other members of his board, and also consider a number of other issues.   More...

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Rangeley town manager Perry Ellsworth and Rep. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel) experience the first “Second Flush” in the brand new comfort stations in Oquossoc. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Suzy Bogguss returns to Saddleback

RANGELEY — Country singer Suzy Bogguss returns to Saddleback Friday, Aug. 20. “Suzy is a fantastic artist to see perform in our base lodge,” says Chris Farmer, Saddleback’s general manager. More...

‘Celtic Colours’ promotional tour planned

Skye and Lakeside Theaters to host group

New England Celtic Arts together with The Maine Highland Games and the American Folk Festival join forces to present “A Taste of Celtic Colours” at several locations in Maine including Lakeside Theater in Rangeley.   More...

Renowned pianist to perform

RANGELEY — Michael Arnowitt is one of the most creative and imaginative pianists in today’s classical music world and his classical piano program will be held Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kendall H. Burdin

1946-2010 — He became a firefighter at 16 & served 38 years on the Wilton FD

WILTON — Kendall H. Burdin, 64, of Wilton, joined his heavenly family Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. He passed peacefully at home with his loving family by his side.   More...

Gordon ‘Brub’ Leon Hardy

1938-2010 — He was known as a “Jack of all trades” and a master of all

STRONG — Gordon “Brub” Leon Hardy, age 71, of Strong died Aug. 9, 2010 at his home following a short illness.   He was born Oct. 22, 1938 in Strong, the son of Leon and Lelia Richards Hardy. More...

Carolyn ‘Lynnie’ Knight Raymond

1938-2010 — Her generosity, thoughtfulness, and unique sense of humor will be greatly missed

RANGELEY — Carolyn “Lynnie” Knight Raymond, 72, of Oquossoc Ave., Rangeley, died unexpectedly at her home in Rangeley, with her daughter at her side.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor museum officially opens

Irregular Staff   OQUOSSOC — Ten miles down the road from a ground breaking ceremony for the new Height of Land reconstruction project, another significant event was planned to perfection last Saturday.   More...

Avon truck drag debuts

AVON –- Some might tell you what size of their motor is, but like fishing secrets, it’s unlikely you’ll hear the about the horsepower.   More...

INside the OUTside

Sugarloaf’s zip line express ready to go

The zip line has arrived at Sugarloaf Mountain.   My first encounter with one was at Heavenly Valley ski resort in Lake Tahoe a couple of years ago. Two riders seemed to be flying overhead to the sounds of zzzziiiippppp! More...

Overlook icon to undergo significant improvements

OQUOSSOC — Last Saturday was a very big day in the Rangeley Lakes community. It was a day where local businesses, residents, local and state officials and congressional representatives all gathered to celebrate some milestone achievements. More...

Trainer position continues at Mt. Abram

SALEM — The Mt. Abram High School sports community has good news coming its way. After a series of budget cuts, sports like every other line item took a hit.   More...

Duck Derby is Sunday

PHILLIPS — Ducks for the Phillips Public Library’s Annual Duck Derby are on sale now. Choose 1 for $3, 2 for $5, or 5 for $10. You may also buy one for your toddler to keep for $1; it won’t be entered in the Derby.   More...

Op-Ed

Protecting landowners

Legislative Report

Often times I am asked, “Am I responsible if I allow someone to use my land and they get hurt?”   The answer is NO, except for some rare situations. That is right! Maine long ago passed a strong law to protect landowners. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was the best bargain that you ever found at a yard sale?

Mike Estes, of New Portland: “An almost new thermo-pane window.” More...

Letters

The Day of the Lord is at hand

The sign of the times we live in is that there is no longer a “fear of God or a reverence for His Name.” About seven years ago we began to develop a subdivision in the Carrabassett Valley called “God’s Acres.” Many time More...

Thanks for your prayers and caring thoughts

I’d like to apologize to everyone who tried to call me while I was in Franklin Memorial Hospital in July. More...

Tom Saviello has the ‘savvy’

As bad as it all has seemed, Maine government has so far been inoculated against the worst effects of the epidemic that is raging through our economy. More...

Community & Local News

Lexington Old Home Day is Saturday

LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP — Lexington Township is celebrating its 2010 Old Home Day Activities Aug. 21. More...

Pot roast supper on tap

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield United Methodist Church is having a pot roast supper Aug. 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church on High Street.   The supper will be served family style. More...

Public meal August 21

EAST WILTON — A public meal will be held Saturday, Aug. 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harland Harnden Masonic Lodge Building at 70 Bryant Road.   A roast beef dinner with potato salad, vegetables and strawberry shortcake will be served. 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

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. —Dan Stanford   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Howard and I had the opportunity to travel several times with our sister-in-law, Florence Hall, to Jackson where Florence has had exams and received a new prosthetic eye. More...