September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips wind ordinance in hands of voters

PHILLIPS — The Town of Phillips will hold a Special Town Meeting Thursday, Sept. More...

Sought-after land falls into hands of out-of-town buyer

KINGFIELD — An effort to protect an important scenic intervale by a group of local residents has taken a new turn. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Farmington photographer to show at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — Scott Perry of Farmington will be SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month in September. An Open House Reception is planned for Friday, Sept. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Autumn Pie & Arts offered at Norlands

LIVERMORE — The public is invited to partake in homemade pie and listen to the music of three Maine performers on the lawn of the historic Washburn- Norlands Living History Center Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Watercolor workshop planned

LIVERMORE — A plein air watercolor workshop charity event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, with artist instructor Barbara Hathaway, Painter of Sunsets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lynn M. Chase

1941-2010 — Everyone’s experience at Sugarloaf was made a little better because of her presence

WEARE, N.H. — Lynn Chase, 69, a longtime resident of Carrabassett Valley, passed away Aug. 19, 2010 after a long struggle with Emphysema and COPD.  More...

Vicilynn Anderson

1953-2010 — She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and caregiver

NEW PORTLAND — Vicilynn Anderson, 57, of New Portland, died Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 2010 in her home with her husband and daughters by her side. More...

Robert Charles Griscom Jr.

1937-2010 — A friendly man, a friend, a brother and a father

RANGELEY — Robert Charles Griscom Jr. passed away on Aug., 2010 23.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Aaron McGinness to play at Fisher College

Madrid resident Aaron McGinness, a graduate of Mount Abram Regional High School, has been recruited to play baseball at Fisher College, a private four-year institution located in Boston’s Back B More...

Recreational soccer begins

Western Maine Youth Soccer Assoc.

SALEM — The Western Maine Youth Soccer Association recently announced its fall recreational soccer program 2010 details. Due to the Columbus Day weekend, there will be no games Oct. 10.   More...

ATV club ride set for September 4

Club has scheduled a club ride for Saturday, Sept. 4. The ride is open to all members and the public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday God give me work, till my life shall end And life, till my work is done. —Epitaph of Winifred Holtby   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

This past week, I was happy to hear from Ed and Bonnie Jesteadt who live on Gammon Pond in New Portland and are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Partnership with the people of the Tyhume Valley located in the Amatola Mountains of the Eastern Cape More...

Sugarloaf plans expansion to Burnt Mountain - Free Access

The expansion and its 10-year development vision will make Sugarloaf the largest ski area in the east, and provide a boost to Maine tourism

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A longtime dream for many Sugarloafers became a reality when officials at Sugarloaf announced a massive terrain expansion onto Burnt Mountain, the resort’s neighboring peak. More...

Elected-official recall ordinance suggested

Phillips’ mill rate set 18.5, up from 17.8 last year

PHILLIPS — Last Tuesday, Aug. 24 the selectmen set the mil rate for the upcoming 2010/11 tax period. The board was also faced with some tough decisions concerning an increase in taxes while also maintaining an overlay. More...

Yankee picks Rangeley for foliage

RANGELEY — Rangeley was selected as one of The Top 25 Towns for Foliage by the September/October 2010 print edition of Yankee Magazine.   “It is an honor to receive this recognition. More...

Curbside recycling? Not intentionally

Last Wednesday afternoon, a Canadian trucker traveling northbound on Route 27 north of the Anson Valley Road in New Vineyard drifted onto the soft shoulder and flipped his full load of baled fiber mat More...

Op-Ed

What is in the best interest of the town?

I wrote this on-line comment a few days ago in response to an article in the Sun Journal. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Eliminating the ‘R’ word

Legislative Report

Last spring I wrote an article about LEAP —Life Enrichment Advancing People Inc. I told you about the wonderful work this group does for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities in Western Maine. More...

Letters

Thank you for another successful year

The Phillips Old Home Days Committee would like to express its many thanks to all the volunteers who turned out for another successful year. More...

‘Picnic in the Park’ a huge success

The Toothaker Pond Association would like to thank all those that made its “Picnic in the Park” event possible:   Edmund’s Market, Tranten’s Market, White Elephant, Jordan Lumber, Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union More...

Community & Local News

History in the remaking

David Holmes (left to right), Bill Brown and Steve Yates, Kingfield Historical Society trustees, do some significant renovations to their turn-of-the-century home last week. More...

Marriage conference offered

WILTON — The Calvary Hill Baptist will present “Love & Respect Marriage Conference” taught via DVD by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11 at the church on routes 2 and 4; Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Chinese auction set

KINGFIELD — Saturday, Sept. 4, the Kingfield Sno Wanderers Snowmobile Club will host its annual Chinese Auction at Happy Horseshoe Campground in Lexington.   The preview of items will be at noon and the drawing begins at 1 p.m. 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 9/29) 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...