December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf receives 12 inches of new snow - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Steady snow throughout the day on Monday and into Monday night left Sugarloaf with a full 12 inches of new snow by Tuesday morning, with light snow continuing to fall. More...

Clark reflects on 15 years in the super’s seat - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The decision on whether or not MSAD #58 closes a school, joins an alternative organizational structure with MSAD #74, or reduces educational services, is one of a litany of challenges Quenten Clark has faced in conjunction with his j More...

LURC OKs 11 turbines on Sisk

BANGOR — Now that Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission has given preliminary approval to adding 11 more wind turbines on Sisk Mountain, adjacent to the 44 on Kibby Mountain, TransCanada will be continuing its discussions with LURC to secure fi More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Grinch comes to Mt. Abram - Free Access

SALEM — Mt. More...

Northfield presents seasonal vocal concert series

FARMINGTON — The locally-based, a cappella vocal ensemble Northfield has been a regular part of seasonal celebrations in western Maine for over 25 years; presenting local audiences with its unique and unusual style of early American and Europe More...

UMF Community Orchestra fall concert Dec. 11

FARMINGTON — Steven Pane, UMF professor of music, takes center stage at University of Maine at Farmington when the UMF Community Orchestra presents its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in Nordica Auditorium.   More...

Community & Local News

Minor injuries from rollover

An accident Sunday morning on Route 142 in Freeman involving an older pickup truck and two occupants resulted in minor injuries to them as well as minor damage to the vehicle, Franklin County Sheriff& More...

Strong parking solution presented

STRONG — Selectmen found here a simple solution to the parking problem in front of the Strong Elementary School. More...

Ladies’/Community Breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Ginger Bread House on Route 4, from 7 to 9 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

It’s robot time at MTA - Free Access

SALEM — The room is humming with focused activity as teams of two students busily work on school projects. But these aren’t like the projects most of us remember from high school. This is Jim Danala’s Robotics class at Mt. More...

Students participate in physiological experiments

Carrabec High School

NORTH ANSON — Recently, students from Carrabec High School traveled to the University of Maine at Orono to observe and experience physiological experiments being conducted there. More...

Veterans’ Day essay winners named

PHILLIPS — Diana McCall made her annual visit to the 5th grade at Phillips Elementary School recently to talk to the students about the meaning of Veterans Day. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. —Galileo Galilei   More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Happy Birthday, Cathy!

Today is my friend and ski buddy Cathy’s 50th birthday!  More...

Cost-cutting proposals cut to four

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board focused on four out of the 19 proposals it had originally presented to cut costs in the district, directing the business office to cost out closing Mt. More...

Saddleback to Open for 2010-2011 Season on December 16 - Free Access

RANGELEY, Maine - Saddleback Maine is planning to open on Thursday, Dec. 16 for   the 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season. More...

Zelda Harnden receives Boston Post Cane

STRONG — Selectman Clyde Barker presented the Boston Post Cane and plaque to Zelda Harnden, 99, at her home Saturday, Dec. 4.   The original cane stays in the town office, but the honor goes to the oldest citizen in town. More...

AOS plans continue to move ahead to meet December deadline

ANSON — What will the name of the Alternative Organization Structure between MSAD #58 and MSAD #74 be? How should the AOS board’s voting be structured? Should the AOS business office reflect radical or modest budget cuts?   More...

Op-Ed

Mountaintops sacrificed for what?

Wednesday, I sat through the LURC Commissioners’ meeting in Bangor. More...

SOS: Save our schools!

It has been proposed that we close schools in MSAD #58 to save money. More...

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Letters

Expression of gratitude

We wish to express our gratitude to all the wonderful people who helped in making a Benefit for Grace such a huge success.   More...

Thanks to a supportive community!

Many thanks to all our family, church family, and many friends who have prayed and sent well wishes to our son Jacob Howard.   Jake had a car accident on Wednesday, Nov. 17. More...

Thank you Poland Spring for the donation

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to the Mt Blue Middle School “Now You’re Cookin!” Cookery Company in support of our Open House that was held last month.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners ‘ready to play’

MTA Girls’ Basketball

SALEM — High school basketball is fast approaching, and we recently had a chance to sit down, one-onone, with girls’ varsity coach Doug Lisherness, a fixture on the floor of the Mt. Abram gymnasium during basketball season.   More...

Sugarloaf Charity Summit aims to raise $200,000

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Charity Summit has raised more than $1.1 million for Maine charities in the past 11 years, and this year event organizers are working to get more people involved as they shoot for their biggest year yet. More...

Hard work and respect, the season’s key

MTA Boys’ Basketball

SALEM — Speaking with Coach Knapp during a scrimmage against Rangeley, he was quick and to the point about what he expected from his team and his plans, “As of right now, it’s too early to tell, and I don’t even have my start More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   SATURDAYS   FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET — 9 am-12 pm, Grange Hall, Bridge St., W. Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. More...

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

You think there were a lot of holiday happenings last week? Just get a look at what going on round here now!   Wednesday, Dec 8   Movie: ‘A Christmas Story’ — 6-7:45 pm, Lakeside Theater, Main St., Rangeley. 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...