October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips ponders withdrawing from MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — Phillips may research the possibility of withdrawing from MSAD #58, and joining another school administrative district or going it on its own. More...

Sugarloafers gather for Homecoming Weekend - Free Access

Weekend to feature premier of “Big Mountain. Big Love.” plus live music by Paranoid Social Club, Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, art show, equipment sales and more

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Hundreds of Sugarloafers are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to Sugarloaf Mountain for the resort’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 8 to 10. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Photo gallery opens in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — With final renovation of the Primary Schoolhouse at 266 Main Street complete, John and Cynthia Orcutt announce the Grand Opening of the Schoolhouse Gallery. Scheduled for Friday, Oct. More...

Ghost train returns

PHILLIPS — Saturday, Oct. 9, 6:45 p.m. at the S&RRL Railroad station. According to an organizer, there will be great scenes for the young and old. More...

Family Fun Fall Festival on tap

KINGFIELD — Celebrate the change of seasons with the first ever Kingfield Family Fun Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 8 at the town park. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Stanley Yezil

1947-2010 — A very private, quiet man, he enjoyed working in his yard and snowmobiling

FARMINGTON — Thomas Stanley Yezil, 63, of Rangeley Plt., passed away peacefully, with his loving wife and best friend, Margaret, by his side late Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Community & Local News

Corn maize, pick-your-own pumpkin patch open

FARMINGTON — Sandy River Farms is again hosting an “Amazing Maize” on a 10-acre cornfield south of the farm at 755 Farmington Falls Road.   More...

Chicken supper on tap

PHILLIPS — The annual Chicken Supper will be held Friday, Oct. 22 at the Phillips middle school, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.   The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. More...

Auxiliary to meet Oct. 11

RANGELEY — The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 120, will meet Monday, Oct. 11 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Rangeley Townhouse, 14 School Street.   Those who plan to have lunch are asked to call 864- 3986 for reservations and cost.   More...

News from our Schools

MTA celebrates National GEAR UP Day

SALEM — Thursday, Sept. 30, Mt. Abram teachers celebrated National GEAR UP Day by wearing clothing from their Alma Mater and other schools. Information was shared with students during Mt. Time about their advisor’s college experiences. More...

Students visit the 1800s

KINGFIELD — More than 15 children from grades two, three and four from the Kingfield Elementary School are involved this year with the Kingfield Historical Society School program under the direction of Joan Meldrum and hosted by Kingfield Hist More...

Flu vaccine clinics note

MSAD #58 — Influenza Vaccine Clinics are being planned at MSAD #58 schools for late October and early November for the district’s students. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Columbus Day is Monday   Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things. —Aldous Huxley   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Something to Stew about

With Skiers’ Homecoming weekend this week, there will be lots to do besides cook. Not to mention the fact that there will be lots of folks to share good food with.  More...

Board receives local input

MSAD #58 School Board

EUSTIS — MSAD #58 should follow the lead of the tourist industry, marketing itself as a great place to live, with welcoming communities and top-notch schools.   More...

Fire on the mountain

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — More than 35 firefighters from six towns responded to a $250,000 condominium fire here Sunday morning.   More...

Crossing the Dead

This 200-foot bridge over the Dead River, which Maine Huts & Trails recently completed, crosses about one mile upstream from Grand Falls where MHT’s newest hut is. More...

Op-Ed

Carrabassett Valley residents...

In June of 2010, the Town of Carrabassett Valley signed a secondary school contract with MSAD #58. Secondary students are now tuitioned to Mt. More...

A few important facts...

To those of you who expected me to make a speech at the Oct. 30th School Board Meeting. I apologize! I get panic attacks and am unable to speak in public. That’s why I write letters. Here is my speech.   More...

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Letters

What kind of inflation?

Thanks to a free newspaper and (pie server) given to me on the second seniors’ day at Farmington Fair, I acquired the grist for this letter. More...

Thanks to all who help the Sno-Wanderers

Members of the Kingfield Snowmobile club wish to give a special thank you to Buster and Judy Pinkham of Happy Horseshoe Campground. For many years we have been lucky enough to have the privilege of the use of their building for our Chinese Auction. More...

Ann Woloson is someone who cares

Several years ago I met a family in my community that was struggling with health care issues. Actually “struggling” is a major understatement. They were going under financially, and with it emotionally. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Drill, drill, drill

Mt. Abram High School varsity soccer coach Mark Lopez plays defense against an attacking Jake Riendeau during a shooting drill at a recent practice. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Mt. Abram boys fit to be tied…

SALEM — The Mt. Abram boys’ varsity soccer team saw action with Georges Valley and Livermore Falls last week. More...

Ladies see double overtime, again

MTA Girls’ Soccer

MTA, 0 — Georges Valley, 0   CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Georges Valley players got more than they bargained for when they played Mt. Abram under the lights Monday night, Sept. 27. 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...