November 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dressed for the season

Snow on Halloween made this costume ideal for this snowman. Ally Ryan (left) and her sister Eryn Ryan, both of Phillips, made the snowman early Sunday with the help of “Pop Pop” Edmunds. More...

Phillips taxpayers get squeezed

PHILLIPS -– Frustration, even anger, over how the town grapples with increasing pressure on the property tax from education and the county resulted in short fuses and cries of desperation with no solutions, at last week’s Phillips Board More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Get Hypnotized’ in Stratton

STRATTON — You look down at your hands and suddenly realize that you have eleven fingers... You are in a room full of people talking to famous people... through their shoes... where are you? More...

Calling area artists

The Reinholt Gallery in Kingfield is now accepting submissions for juried featured artist shows for the upcoming 2011 season. More...

A+E Hill Country Music to play Salem

SALEM — A+E Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community Building Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. (this is a new time). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Henry F. Bacon

1920-2010 — He was an enthusiastic downhill skier & was named Ironman at Sugarloaf 2004

SIDNEY — Henry F. Bacon, 90 died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 from injuries in a car accident in Fairfield Center.   More...

Priscilla F. Bacon

1920-2010 — She grew up in Kingfield, graduating from Stanley High School

SIDNEY — Priscilla F. Bacon, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 from injuries in a car accident in Fairfield Center.   She was born in Kingfield on Feb. 20, 1920 the daughter of Birdell and Esther (Savage) Pinkham. More...

Glennis B. Norton

1924-2010 — She will always be remembered for her laughter, quick wit and sharing what was on her mind

FARMINGTON — Glennis B. Norton, 86, of Farmington passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at Franklin Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Most Valuable Fan

Jim Williamson, of Kingfield, is going to look mighty sharp in his new red jacket. More...

Mt. Abram boys fall to Waynflete, 4-0

Western Maine Class C Quarter Finals

PORTLAND — They knew it was a tough order to beat Waynflete last Tuesday - in order to advance to the Western Class C semi-finals - but the Mt. Abram varsity boys were fired up and so was the entire Mt. Abram student body. More...

Despite rumors, coyotes aren’t running rampant

IF&W Regional Wildlife Biologist Chuck Hulsey doesn’t agree that coyote numbers are on the rise, and says they certainly aren’t running in packs

If you have cats, keep them in, or at least keep them in at night. If you have small children, teach them to let wildlife have their space. And if you have a small dog, don’t let it wander too far from home.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   THURSDAYS   STUDY GROUP: ‘SCIENCE OF MIND’ — 7-9 pm, Sweat Lodge, LaGrange. Teachings & techniques in infinite power of spiritual mind healing. Free. FMI: 943-5740. 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...

Nordic race track nears completion

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Work is nearing completion on the new homologated race track (in compliance with official standards) and overlook, one of three in New England that could bring major Nordic ski competitions to the Outdoor Center.  More...

Tough decisions loom, action demanded - Free Access

MSAD #58 School Board

KINGFIELD — MSAD #58 could receive $750,000 less in state subsidies next year. That’s in addition to the $432,000 less it received this year. More...

Recreational Bridge will benefit outdoor enthusiasts

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — If Carrabassett Valley receives the Department of Conservation Grant to build the 110-foot long, 12-foot wide multi-purpose recreational bridge over the Carrabassett River, it will be beneficial to all types of outdoor ent More...

Sugarloaf to host mock emergency drill

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In what will be one of the largest exercises of its kind ever undertaken in a rural area, Sugarloaf will host representatives from New England ski resorts and local, county and state emergency response agencies to test th More...

Op-Ed

Factual wind

As a woman fighting the proliferation of industrial wind developments on Maine’s mountains, I have worked hard to stick to the facts. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Apology for my generation

Once when I was young, I thought to ask my father why he busted his butt to give me food, clothing, a good home, books, and a ticket to college.   He would be 94 now. He told me I owed him nothing. More...

Letters

Send birthday greetings

Barbara Scribner of Eustis is now residing at Maplecrest Rehabilitation & Living Center.   On Nov. 12 she will be celebrating her birthday; I know she would appreciate it if her friends back at home sent her a card. More...

Kingfield Farmers’ Market thanks you

The members of the Kingfield Farmers’ Market would like to thank all of the local residents, area chefs and from-away-visitors for their patronage this season. More...

New Portland Concerned citizens’ meeting planned

To the citizens of New Portland; recently there has been a huge amount of conflicting issues brought to light during the October selectpersons’ meeting, some of which have really made me realize that I need to get myself informed and involved More...

Community & Local News

Blood drives slated

The American Red Cross is holding blood drives Monday, Nov. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rangeley Town Office, and Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Abram Regional High School   More...

Quilts and such at craft fair

STRONG — The Reed’s Mill Ladies’ Circle will be bringing its quilts and many other forms of quilting and sewing to the Strong Elementary School Crafts Sale Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Book, bake and craft sale

STRONG — Friday, Nov. 19, the Strong Public Library will host a book, bake and craft sale.   The event, from 3 to 7 p. m. More...

News from our Schools

Mile-runners

Pictured are the top five Kingfield boys and girls who ran in the Presidential Mile Classic Thursday, Oct. 29. The run was part of the annual fall Presidential Physical Fitness Testing. More...

Scholarship program can honor loved ones

RANGELEY — The Seasonal Friends of Rangeley has provided college scholarships to graduates of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School each year since 1997. More...

Register Now for December ACT Test

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Registration is now open for the Dec. 11, ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Nov. 5.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday   It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up. —J.K. Rowling   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was with such sadness that we learned of the passing of Henry and Priscilla Bacon this past week. More...