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Year in Review • 2010 - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Twentyten will be history in three days... and then we start all over again and begin our run through twenty-eleven. More...

Single sort recycling trial planned

KINGFIELD — Kingfield and New Portland residents will have a chance to try single sort recycling, and see if it works for them and for the towns. More...

Snowstorm just in time for the holidays

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Outdoor winter sports enthusiasts sure did. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Saskia Reinholt to exhibit new paintings

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saskia Reinholt will exhibit new artwork at the Carrabassett Public Library, Dec. 31 through Feb. 9.   An opening reception for the artist is planned for Friday, Jan. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Winter divas return

RANGELEY — The Winter Diva returns to the Rangeley Stage in January for another show stopping production which will benefit the Senior Class of 2011 at Rangeley Lakes Regional School Jan. 28, 29 and 30. More...

Square dance classes

WILTON — Modern western square dance classes will be held Monday, Jan. 10 and/or on Monday, Jan. 17, at Academy Hill School cafeteria, from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Letters

Hope you’re proud of your actions

To the person or persons who stole my snoglobe off my front lawn Sunday, Dec. 5...   We try to decorate our house to make it look inviting when people enter town. What a surprise we got Monday morning when we saw our new snoglobe gone! More...

You made the Kingfield Giving Tree a success

The Kingfield Giving Tree organizers would like to thank all of the people who purchased gifts for area residents, the Tranten family for allowing the tree to be displayed in their store and the employees at Jordan Lumber Co.  More...

Thank you for my awesome gifts

I would like to thank the secret Santa who gave me a VCR/DVD player for Christmas.   I really enjoy and have already started watching movies. Thank you also to the Kingfield Giving Tree. Dave LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ski Tracks - Sugarloaf chairlift derails - Free Access

It was Tuesday morning, Dec. 28 when a CNN reporter broke some news about Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. More...

Roger Page reflects on Saddleback’s early days - Free Access

RANGELEY — Roger Page excelled at what he could do. At first it was skating, and then skiing. More...

Tigers outpace Roadrunners

Special to the Irregular MTA, 48 — Jay, 58

SALEM — The MTA girls hosted Jay Tuesday night, Dec. 21 in a game plagued with turnovers and fouls.   The Lady Roadrunners kept up with Jay’s fast pace, and had themselves within one point to finish out the first, 13-12.   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...

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...

Sugarloaf Chairlift Accident Update – December 29, 2010 - Free Access

A timeline of the day's events
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UPDATE: Sugarloaf Mountain Spillway East Incident Update – 5:00 p.m.Tuesday - Free Access

State Lift Inspector on site; seventh person reported injured

Carrabassett Valley, Maine (Dec. More...

This Week's Cover

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County approves UT budget

FARMINGTON — Bill Peterken, volunteer for the Salem Fire Department, spoke out in behalf of the all volunteer departments requesting a 30 percent increase at the Franklin County Commissioner’s public hearing on the $969,823 Unorganized T More...

Meldon Gilmore says goodbye to county service

FARMINGTON — Meldon Gilmore said his good-byes to fellow county commissioners at their meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 21.   Gilmore, of Freeman Township, did not seek reelection this fall. More...

Op-Ed

‘Do nothing’ is best choice for district

At the top of the agenda for forthcoming MSAD #58 Board agendas is and will be restructuring the district. The problem? Too few kids for the four elementary (K-8) schools and Mt. Abram High School. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Do you have any New Year's Eve plans or resolutions?

Mike Russo, Scarborough: "To stay sober, that's my plan." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wanda Lee Ellsworth

1963-2010 — She was an avid outdoors-woman, enjoying camping and fishing

WILTON — Wanda Lee Ellsworth, 47, of Eustis, died unexpectedly, Dec. 21, 2010 at her mother’s home in Wilton. More...

Community & Local News

Birds of a feather, snuggle together

Two feathered friends huddle for warmth at the Saddleback Base Lodge after a small snow storm recently. (Christy White photo) More...

CV to Kingfield side trail proposed

Maine Huts & Trails

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A five-plus-mile trail connecting Poplar Springs and Kingfield would serve as a model for future “short side trails” along the Maine Huts & Trails corridor, according to Larry Warren, founder of MHT. More...

Better For Life, Superfit programs slated for January

RANGELEY — The public is urged to dust off their exercise gear and get ready for the next round of the Better For Life and Superfit challenges at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion. More...

News from our Schools

Making Music in Kingfield ~

The Kingfield school held a Winter Music Celebration before Christmas break to a packed gymnasium. More...

Senator Saviello visits Mt. Abram

SALEM — State Senator Tom Saviello recently attended Barry London’s government classes at Mt. Abram High School to discuss a variety of topics with students.   Students posed questions and then Sen. More...

Candy maker

Mt. Abram junior, Jared White (center back), and fellow culinary arts students observe the process of making peanut brittle during a demonstration at Foster Tech. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

New Years Day is Saturday More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

When Richard “Beanie” Bean Sr. More...