November 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Veterans Honored - Free Access

KINGFIELD — In celebration of Veterans Day, the Norton/Wuori American Legion and Auxiliary issued an invitation to all veterans to attend a turkey dinner Nov. 1 at the hall. More...

Area in step with rest of Maine

Election 2010

WESTERN MAINE — Towns in Western Maine followed much of the state in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 elections with U.S. Congressman Michael Michaud and State Rep. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artists’ reception on tap - Free Access

A reception for artists Dorrie Robinson and RJ Gray Jr. will be held at the New Portland Public Library Sunday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is urged to attend, view the artwork and meet the artists. More...

Poet Adrian Matejka to give reading

UMF Visiting Writers Series

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series presents poet Adrian Matejka as the next reader in its popular free and open-tothe public program bringing accomplished and award-winning writers to western Maine.   More...

Holly Shoppe planned

NORTH ANSON — A Holly Shoppe will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the North Anson Congregational Church on Elm Street. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert S. Campbell

He was president of the Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club for the past 10 years

DERRY, N.H. — Robert S. Campbell, 71, of Eustis, died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his son’s home in Derry, N.H., while recovering from heart surgery.   Robert was born in Morristown, N.J., and raised in Yarmouth.   More...

John M. Enman Jr.

1929-2010 — He had a very strong work ethic and was truly a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ & ‘master of many’

AVON — John M. Enman Jr., 81, of Avon, died suddenly at his home, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010.   He was born on May 15, 1929, in Jefferson, N.H., a son of John M. and Maude (Woodard) Enman Sr. of Canton. More...

Earl Ernest Morin

1939-2010 — He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR

DALLAS PLANTATION –- Earl Ernest Morin, 71, of 91 Orris Lamb Road, Dallas Plantation, died Thursday at his home.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mock emergency drill held at Sugarloaf

I’ve often thought about what it would be like if the chairlift I was riding on a cold, windy day suddenly came to a stop. More...

Poland Spring supports middle school sports

KINGFIELD — Cameron Lorrain, Poland Spring’s Kingfield plant manager, presented MSAD #58 school board members and student athletes with a $12,500 check to fully fund the district’s middle school sports program at the Monday, Nov. More...

AlpineZone Summit comes to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — AlpineZone.com, the northeast’s most popular online outdoor adventure forum, will host the second annual AlpineZone Summit at Sugarloaf, March 25 to 27. 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...

Clark announces intention to step down

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM TOWNSHIP — MSAD 58 Superintendent Quenten Clark has announced that he may leave the school district soon. Thursday night, Nov. 4, Clark told directors he has applied for a superintendent’s position in another school district. More...

Honoring our veterans' service - Free Access

John Caldwell in the military

Hard work and fun too EUSTIS — Spending endless hours in the boiler room of the USS Cascade AD-16 was how John Caldwell, of Eustis, served his country in the early to mid 1950s, being part of the Six Fleet Good Will Cruise to keep America i More...

Hearing on ATVs using public roads slated

The public hearing is set for Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Webster Hall.

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Selectmen will hold a public hearing about the proposed connector allowing All Terrain Vehicles to use state and town roads to connect downtown Kingfield to the Moose Loop trail system Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. More...

Condor public comment period pushed back - Free Access

(Updated Nov. 12, 2010)

WESTERN MAINE — The final Environmental Impact Statement or Massachusetts Air National Guard Proposed Changes to Condor Airspace over Maine and New Hampshire will be open for public comment for one month, Dec. 17 to Jan. More...

Op-Ed

Quad Runners deserve a chance

There are a few people in our community who believe allowing ATVs to travel into our village, which is a “commercial district” would be a bad idea.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

ATVs in downtown Kingfield

I complement the selectmen for scheduling a public hearing on ATV access to Kingfield’s downtown. They must, however, consider some important issues before coming to any conclusions. These include:   More...

Letters

Thanks Poland Spring for the water

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to MSAD #74 in support of the student vaccination clinic.   This clinic will be held Thursday, Nov. More...

Fall Harvest Festival successful with communities’ help

Thank You, to everyone for supporting our 1st annual fall festival. The 2010 Fall Harvest Festival was a great success. The Flagstaff Area Business Association could not have done the event without the help of our communities.   More...

Influenza Vaccine Clinics concluded successfully

The nursing staff of MSAD #58 recently concluded Influenza Vaccine Clinics in all five district schools. These clinics were a large undertaking and would not be possible without the assistance of our many partners. More...

Community & Local News

Heating Assistance

Budgets under strain already

WESTERN MAINE — It could be tough sledding for those counting on heating assistance this winter, said Judy Frost, program manager for community services for Western Maine Community Action.   More...

Upcoming Blood Drives

~SKOWHEGAN The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Skowhegan Elks Lodge, 21 Silver Street.   More...

Rangeley Public Library offers e-books

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Public Library has continued to embrace technology in all its forms. Director Martin Gagnon recently announced that electronic books are now available at no cost for all Rangeley Public Library card holders.   More...

News from our Schools

Boning up on bread

Culinary arts student, Tia Holt studies a French bread recipe at the Foster Technology Center in Farmington. Holt is one of 26 Mt. Abram High School students who attend the school every other day. More...

School Notes

• SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - School Board Meeting on November 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the Strong Elementary School.   More...

There are no losers in this contest

Second grader Bradley Frost is all smiles after participating in a whipped cream pie eating contest with his classmates in Strong recently. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Veteran’s Day is Thursday   How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! —Maya Angelou   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Asher Lockwood Surowiec Born: October 19, 2010 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz. More...