September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Five break-ins reported at fair

NEW PORTLAND — The only damper to the 78th annual New Portland Fair this year were reports from five vendors who were broken into sometime Saturday night.   More...

Leaves changing schedule

AUGUSTA — Despite record summer heat, Maine’s leaf bearing trees will show off their usual yellow, orange and red hues in the coming weeks according to the first 2010 fall foliage report from the state Department of Conservation.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Scarecrow Reunion

They’re back…

PHILLIPS — Plans are well underway for the 19th annual Scarecrow Reunion Oct. 2 at the Scarecrow lot on Main Street. More...

June Dragoon to show at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — June Dragoon of Hillside Art Gallery in West Peru will be the featured artist during October at SugarWood Gallery.   More...

Local author gives reading

PHILLIPS — Local author Will Bonsall will give a reading from his new book “Through the Eyes of a Stranger, The Yaro Tales-Book I” at the Phillips Public Library, 96 Main Street, Friday, Oct. 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

May Robbins Bradley

She was very involved with the Republican Party and her church

DAVENPORT, Fla. — May Robbins Bradley, 98, Auburndale, Fla., formerly of Farmington, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Florida, of natural causes with her family at her side. More...

Ellouise E. Plaisted

1918-2010 — She enjoyed knitting and was also very proud of her genealogy

JAY — Ellouise Elizabeth Plaisted, 92, of Jay, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2010, at her home.   She was born on Aug. 27, 1918, in Madrid, the daughter of Clifford Henry and Alice Pearl (Barrett) Wing. More...

Saul Vernon Collins Sr.

1924-2010 — He will be remembered as a kind, gentle man with a quick, dry wit

FARMINGTON — Saul Vernon Collins Sr., 86, a lifelong resident of Rangeley, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center where he had resided since early June. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Bull Dogs keep Roadrunners at bay

Mt. Abram, 0 — Madison, 1

SALEM — Despite the cheering fans and what MTA Athletic Director Jeff Pillsbury considered “outstanding soccer weather,” the Mt. Abram girls’ varsity squad came up short in their game against the Madison Bull Dogs Saturday. More...

Rebels, MTA tie

Roadrunners, 1 — Rebels, 1

SALEM — The Mt. Abram boys provided the returning alumni with quite the nail-biter Saturday, going into a double overtime against visiting Telstar.   More...

Golf Tournament • Oct 8

Jay Moody Memorial

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Jay Moody Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation will take place Friday, Oct. 8 during Homecoming Weekend at Sugarloaf.   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: 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

The First Day of Autumn is Thursday   More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Attention Sugarloafers: Columbus Day is overdue for serious change!

With that seemingly blasphemous header, I figured I would get your attention… especially if you are one of the legions who descend on Carrabassett Valley with eager anticipation every Columbus Day Weekend. More...

Special Town Meeting planned

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There will be a Special Town Meeting Monday, Oct. 4 at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Wind turbine ordinance passes overwhelmingly

PHILLIPS — Residents voted 32-9 Thursday, Sept. 16 to adopt an ordinance that allows the town to govern where wind turbines are located in town, interim Town Manager Elaine Hubbard said Friday. More...

Large turnout underscores fair’s popularity - Free Access

New Portland Fair

NEW PORTLAND — It was no small feat to put together the biggest event of the year in New Portland but with Mother Nature’s cooperation, and lots of volunteers and sponsors, the New Portland Lion’s Club pulled off one of the largest More...

Op-Ed

Honor our veterans

Legislative Report

Saturday, Nov. 13, there will be special recognition for our local Maine State Veterans at the Farmington Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the recognition ceremony will start at 4 p.m. that day. More...

Deficit doom

There is one central issue that confronts Maine’s voters and our state’s next governor. That issue is not whether Anne LePage should be paying the government $191 or $191.50. More...

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Letters

Consider Tom Saviello for State Senator

This past spring, my husband, Jon took, our nine-yearold grandson, Tyler Dunn, to the State Capitol, where Jon was being recognized for a photograph he had taken. More...

Thanks so much for the benefit supper

I would like to thank all the businesses that donated food for the supper and all the ones who had a part in it.   I would also like to thank all our friends and the people who gave a donation and sent cards during my time of being laid-up. More...

Tom Saviello has earned my vote

For those of you who don’t generally get into politics much let me help you make a better, more informed decision about who you should vote for this November for State Senate.   More...

Community & Local News

Cooley becomes Deputy Town Manager

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — A New Portland woman has been chosen from a field of six candidates as the town’s new Deputy Town Manager. More...

Flea market in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes American Legion Post 120 is holding a Flea Market Saturday, Sept. 25 starting at 9 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Main Street. More...

Absentee ballots available

AUGUSTA — Registered voters may now request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 2, general election, noted Reps. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel) and Tom Saviello (RWilton). More...

News from our Schools

21st Century ‘pencil box’

This week Mt Abram students received their MacBooks for the 2010-2011 school year. This is the 7th year that Mt Abram has had a 1:1 laptop program. More...

Young artist

Strong kindergarten student, Damien Thurlow, proudly displays his curved line painting. More...

MSAD #58 school notes

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 officials recently announced a number of items of interest to parents.   Sept. 22 will be an early release day.   More...