September 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Huts & Trails opens third hut

The Oct. 9 celebration begins with a dedication of the pedestrian bridge over the Dead River at 1 p.m. followed by the Grand Falls hut dedication at 3:30 p.m.

KINGFIELD — With the completion of its third hut, a 200-foot bridge over the Dead River, 30 miles of trails and Phase I of its project, Maine Huts & Trails has reason to celebrate. More...

Driver barely injured in remarkable wreck

NEW PORTLAND — A Belgrade Lakes man received only minor injuries Wednesday night, Sept. 22 following a spectacular crash on Route 27 just south of Kingfield.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Outside Track finishes U.S. tour in Maine

New England Celtic Arts in partnership with The Franco American Heritage Center will present Scotland’s hot traditional band “Outside Track” at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Oct. More...

‘Fairytales gone bad’ comes to Hooterville

FREEMAN — The 4th annual Hooterville Hollow Haunted Hayride, planned for Oct. 2, 7:30 to 10 p.m. More...

Festival celebrates Western Maine apples

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum will hold its 17th annual Apple Festival Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glen L. Fitch

1948-2010 — He was very civic minded and active in New Sharon town affairs

NEW SHARON — Glen L. Fitch, age 87, died Sept. 21, 2010 unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in New Sharon.   More...

Martha Wasgatt

1908-2010 — A pioneer in the Head Start program, she died at the age of 101

FARMINGTON — Martha Wasgatt, Farmington’s oldest citizen, passed away at the Pierce House in Farmington, her home for the past seven years, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2010.   More...

Community & Local News

Library plans Homecoming events

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will be participating in a number of fundraising events over Homecoming Weekend, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 9 and 10.   More...

Planting farewell planned

FARMINGTON — On Oct. 2, parishioners in the New Portland and North New Portland community Presbyterian churches and the Fairbanks Union Presbyterian Church will have a chance to bid farewell to Reverend Scott Planting.   More...

Flu clinics in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold three flu clinics in October, open to anyone who wants a flu shot (while supplies last).   There will be a charge of $10 for the vaccine for everyone. Insurances will not be billed. More...

News from our Schools

Books donated to school

STRONG — Strong school librarian Jami Badershall received three copies of a historical novel for middle schoolers from the Franklin County Unit of the Maine Association of Retired Educators Sept. 3.   More...

A welcoming sight

Pictured is the Community Garden at Mt. Abram that Beth Luce started upgrading last spring. Many Mt. More...

MSAD #58 Notes

Sept. 30, a school board informational meeting will convene at Stratton Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. This is open to the public; anyone interested is encouraged to attend   More...

Campfire light - Free Access

The moon illuminates campfire smoke near Taylor Hill Pond. (Steve Mitman Photo) More...

RLHT adds 175 acres to its conservation efforts

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust recently announced the purchase of 175 acres on the west shore of Hunter Cove on Rangeley Lake. More...

Students debunk small wind turbines’ effectiveness

KINGFIELD — At Tranten’s Family Market recently, seven mechanical engineering students from the University of Maine and their Capstone advisor, Jim LaBrecque, presented Paul LePage, a candidate in the race for Governor, with engineering More...

Op-Ed

Town of Rangeley recycling ordinancepdate

Solid Waste continues to be one of the top issues looking forward to the future in Rangeley, Maine. Cost to taxpayers is $110 per ton of solid waste transported to Norridgewock from our transfer station. More...

Drilling for Nuclear Winter

Readers who have a little money on hand will be interested in a hot investment opportunity I’ve been working on with a small group of adventurous entrepreneurs and Paul LePage. More...

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Letters

Support Tom Saviello for Senate

We are extremely fortunate to have Tom Saviello headed to the state senate. He has common sense, integrity, morals and endless ambition. He is a strong supporter of small business and his local community. More...

Kenneth was like a brother to Mahly

As many know, Mahlon H. Voter, 78, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15.   More...

I will miss my dear brother, may he rest in peace

Mahlon (Voter) was my Army buddy, my best friend, my best man at my wedding, and my brother. His love for members of his family, woods, nature and the Town of Strong was his life.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners finding their stride

SALEM — Things are finally heating up for the Lady Roadrunners. They kicked of the week Tuesday, Sept. More...

Roadrunners seek to step it up

Mt. Abram boys’ soccer heads into second half of season aiming to break from tie streak

Varsity: MTA, 1 — Jay, 1   SALEM — The Mt. Abram varsity boys hosted Jay Tuesday night, Sept. 21 and wound up with their second tie of the season.   In first half, Mt. More...

It’s official

Paul Orbeton, of Kingfield, was recently certified to ref soccer games. 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

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. —Unknown   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Seniors, seniors everywhere, it’s never too late to get your favorite tattoo... just ask Joni Blanchard of Carrabassett Valley. It took only a little over two years to get up the courage, but recently Joni bit the bullet and went to Mr. More...