January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips recall ordinance hits snag

PHILIPS — Because Charles Wilbur’s recall petition referred to 30- A MRSA, section 2528 which in turn refers to voting for elected town officials through secret ballot, selectmen voted to put the discussion of a recall ordinance on hold u More...

Valley in good shape financially

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Financially, Carrabassett Valley is in good shape, Town Manager David Cota told selectmen last week.  More...

Gravity-defying snowmobiles back at Snodeo - Free Access

RANGELEY — The RAVE X Outer Limits Sledstyle Tour will return to the Rangeley Snodeo Saturday, Jan. 22, in the parking lot of Boss Power Equipment (formerly PJ’s), beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Logging in Maine exhibition on tap

The paintings of Alden Grant, photographs by Madeleine de Sinèty and Rodney C. Richard carved wood sculpture will be on exhibit through March at Fryeburg Academy art galleries  More...

Art on display

Saskia Reinholt stands before her artwork on display at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library during a reception held in her honor Friday, Jan. 14. More...

Pure entertainment

Pure Prairie League country-rocks the King Pine room at Sugarloaf Jan. 16. More...

Letters

Area has come a long way

I am a long ago resident of Franklin County now living in Tennessee and depend on my IRREGULAR subscription for news of local interest.  More...

Vote ‘No’ on ATVs downtown

It’s remarkable to think that a 25-member club and one overreaching businessman are on track to disrupt downtown Kingfield and change the character of the town forever.  That’s what will happen if they have their way and run ATVs ru More...

Kingfield Days parade theme chosen

The Kingfield Festival Days Committee met Jan. 13 and has picked the theme for the parade.  After putting out a suggestion box at Tranten’s Family Market for over a month, we found about a dozen entries. More...

Community & Local News

Museum receives grant

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — The members of the Dead River Historical Society recently announced that they have received a grant of $4,250 from the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, to have an exit from the second floor exhibit rooms replaced.  More...

Talk offered on Maine forests and climate change

FARMINGTON — The Upper Kennebec Valley chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine and the Maine Forest Service invite the public to a talk on “Influences of climate variability on Maine forests — past and future.&rdqu More...

Cooley joins marketing, printing firm

NORTH ANSON — Jay Marshall, owner of Carrabassett Marketing & Printing, announced recently that Jeniffer Cooley of New Portland has been hired as a graphic designer.  More...

News from our Schools

Head of the class

A representative from the Capilo Institute of Cosmetology displays a model that sports the latest hair design during the 13th Annual Western Maine Career Partnership at UMFrecently. The Mt. More...

Ashley Gordon on deans list

BIDDEFORD — Ashley Gordon, daughter of Reggie Gordon and Diane Dodge Gordon of Carrabassett Valley, was named to the deans list for the fall 2010 semester at the University of New England.   More...

Ecosystem Night planned

NORTH ANSON — The public is invited to join the fourth graders from MSAD #74 for Ecosystem Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Belly Laugh Day is Monday  I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.  —Woody Allen  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Don’t Skimp on the Shrimp

Shrimp and scallops are available now in all More...

White White World Week at Sugarloaf next week - Free Access

The wild & crazy tradition continues - January 23-27

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Sugarloaf welcomes all to the wackiest party week in ski country. White White World Week is a week-long bash with nightly theme parties, live music, daytime contests and competitions, both on and off the hill, pl More...

This Week's Cover

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It's a white world, again

It’s cold out here, as is shown by George Woodford, of Kingfield, who is shoveling out his driveway, mailbox, and utilities. With the wind whipping, it was cold. (BJ Bangs photo) More...

CVA student dies in skiing accident

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A 16- year-old skier, a student at Carrabassett Valley Academy and son of a Sugarloaf employee, died at Sugarloaf at approximately noon Saturday, Jan. More...

‘West Saddleback Connector’ Trailcreated

RANGELEY — The State of Maine recently created a new multi-use regional trail connector on the west slope of Saddleback Mountain after resolving crossing issues of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail with the National Park Service.  More...

Op-Ed

Bipartisan agreement

Legislative Report

You have all read about the changes proposed and enacted in regards to the Labor committee. I find it interesting that some have run off claiming victory! Well there was no victory, nor was there any defeat. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite winter activity?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis ‘Lojo’ Roy Lojas

1946-2011 — He enjoyed fishing, hunting, coin collecting

STRATTON — Dennis “Lojo” Roy Lojas, 64, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington.  More...

Darlene C. Rowe

1969-2011 — She enjoyed shopping, traveling, Longaberger Baskets and Boyd’s Bears

PORTLAND — Darlene C. Rowe, 41, of Phillips, died unexpectedly early Thursday evening, Jan. 13, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  More...

Joshua S. Waldron

1994-2011 — He was kind, intelligent, compassionate, creative and blessed with a sense of humor

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Joshua Scott Waldron, “Josh”, 16, of Raymond and Carrabassett Valley, a junior at Carrabassett Valley Academy, died Saturday, Jan. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Cap’s Crossing dedicated

EUSTIS — The dedication of “Cap’s Crossing,” on the North Branch of the Dead River, was held Saturday, Jan. More...

Madison slips by MTA

Roadrunners, 39 — Bulldogs, 42

SALEM — Playing the second game of the night, 19th seeded MTA took on 15 seed Madison in an exciting game.  MTA, with two of their starters sitting on the bench, came out strong and got the crowd into the game by making some great plays an More...

Madison dogs MTA

Roadrunners, 44 Bulldogs, 50

SALEM — The 17th seeded Roadrunners took on 10th seed Madison, Monday, Jan. 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...

Lush Puppies

Friday & Saturday, Jan.  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. Open to public. More...