October 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Board researches switch from town manager position

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Board of Selectmen continued its research into doing away with the town manager position, and possibly hiring an administrative assistant who would perform duties as outlined by the board.   More...

On the picket line

Twenty residents of Highland Plantation and the surrounding communities gather outside the Lexington/Highland firehouse Saturday morning, Oct. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Annalivia to do three shows in Maine

New England Celtic Arts in partnership with The Franco American Heritage Center will present Annalivia at The Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Oct. More...

Amy Sutherland to give reading

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series presents author and journalist Amy Sutherland as the next reader in its popular free and open-to-the-public program bringing accomplished and award-winning authors to weste More...

Fall Harvest Festival coming

STRATTON — The Flagstaff Area Business Association will hold a Fall Harvest Festival Friday, Oct. 29 at the community building on Main Street. It will include a scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating contest, crafters, a raffle and KFC dinner. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald Edwin Wiles

1935-2010 — A man of integrity and grace, he was blessed with many wonderful friendships

FARMINGTON — Gerald Edwin Wiles, 74, of Wilton and Rangeley, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, shortly after arrival at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Gathering of friends and family for Mahlon Hackett Voter

June 9, 1932-Sept. 14, 2010   You are invited and welcome to gather Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Katherine ‘Kay’ Louise Coffin Mills

1917-2010 — She will be remembered as a mentor, teacher, active community member and mother

FARMINGTON — Katherine “Kay” Louise Coffin Mills, 93, of Farmington, died in Farmington Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, surrounded by her grandson, Anthony, and her daughters, Dora Anne and Janet. She was born Feb. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners tie again

MTA, 1 — Hall-Dale, 1

SALEM — Hall-Dale’s teams made their way to the Mt. Abram field again Tuesday, Oct. 5 and the Roadrunners played their way into yet another tie in double overtime, the scoreboard reading 1-1 when the girls walked off the field. More...

More than 160 runners make the climb up Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thirty-two-year-old Judson Cake of Bar Harbor won his second consecutive Sugarloaf Uphill Climb on Sunday in a time of 28 minutes 2 seconds. More...

Mt. Abram breaks tie streak against Carrabec

MTA, 2 — Carrabec, 0

SALEM — In less than desirable conditions last Wednesday, including wind-driven rain, the Mt. Abram boys’ varsity soccer team hosted Western Class B’s Carrabec and won their first game since Sept. 15. 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...

Hot debate surrounds town manager’s increase

New Portland Selectmen

NEW PORTLAND — Tempers flaring, accusations of embezzlement, unethical wrong-doing, misuse of town funds, requesting selectmen to be re-called and even the town attorney being told to “shut her mouth” brought many in the town at Tu More...

Carrabassett Valley voters OK articles

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Voters at a special town meeting here spent less than half an hour passing several requests from the board of selectmen.   More...

Sugarloaf increases terrain, snowmaking - Free Access

Sugarloaf Homecoming Annual Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — While a great deal of excitement surrounds the plans for Sugarloaf Mountain becoming the largest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains, increased snowmaking capacity, additional wind barriers, and 270 acres of new skiable a More...

Op-Ed

Shrinking the Legislature

Legislative Report

Recently the new version of the old Grow Smart report was released by Envision Maine. This is another roadmap for Maine to move forward. It can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/envisionmaine/reinventing-mainegovernment. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What’s the best part about living in the Stratton- Eustis area?

Dana White, Stratton: “Working at the Looney Moose and no hoodlums.” More...

Letters

Vote for Russell Black and Tom Saviello

A few years ago I wrote a letter of endorsement for Tom Saviello. At that time he was working on his third term in the state House of Representatives. He has since been “termed out” and is presently running for the state Senate.  More...

Vote for Saviello!

Nov. 2 is fast approaching and we soon will be heading to the polls to exercise our obligation and right to vote.   We need to use this right to help elect Tom Saviello to the State Senate! More...

Tom Saviello should represent Senate District 18

It seems hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since Tom Saviello announced his candidacy for state senate. I am writing on behalf of Tom and asking you to vote for him this November.   More...

Community & Local News

Lloyd Graphics makes a move

RANGELEY — Lloyd Graphics, a customized print solution business, has moved to a new location: 2473 Main Street, Suite One in back of what was the old IGA building.   More...

Crafters wanted

STRATTON — The Stratton PTC is looking for crafters for its annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 20.   All crafters interested in having a table, should contact Jessi Gould at 246-8004 for more information.   More...

DAR yard sale slated

FARMINGTON — The Colonial Daughters Chapter of the DAR will hold a yard/garage sale Saturday, Oct. 16 at 499 Fairbanks Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Rotary honors RLRS Students of the Month

RANGELEY — Curtis Haley, President of the Rangeley Rotary Club, recently congratulated all Rangeley Lakes Regional School Students of the Month.   More...

Rangeley School hosts fundraiser that helps the community and the environment

Earth-friendly fundraiser underway

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School PTA recently announced that it would be sponsoring a “green” fundraising drive in an effort to raise funds while making the world a better place to live.   More...

A breakfast for champions

Stratton Elementary School second grade student Meika Caron accepts an award from Principal Marco Aliberti during the Breakfast of Champions Friday, Oct. 8. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. —Martha Washington   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

It’s BIRD SEASON!

This month is “sacred” at our house and for good reason. It’s bird hunting time and there are lots of great ways to prepare those bounties.  More...