January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

AOS a step closer

The AOS public hearing is Feb. 17 at Mt. Abram and the referendum is March 8

SALEM — The public hearing to air setting up an Alternative Organization Structure between MSAD #72 and MSAD #58 is set for Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School and the referendum to vote on the issue is set for March 8.  More...

Two snowmobile accidents over weekend

WESTERN MAINE — Law enforcement officials including the Maine State Warden Service, NorthStar Ambulance and members of the Kingfield and Carrabassett Valley fire departments all responded to two snowmobile accidents Saturday, Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cher, Elvis look-alike contests planned

RANGELEY — The public is urged to join the cast of characters in this season’s Winter DIVA production scheduled in Rangeley for Jan. More...

Free family movie offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is offering a free family movie matinee of “Happy Feet” Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. on the big screen in the Begin Family Community Room. More...

Library displays ‘Connectivity’

Sandra Stanton, a Farmington artist, is exhibiting her show Connectivity comprising paintings of goddesses, medicine wheels and waterscapes, at the New Portland Community Library, 899 River Road, Route 146, next door to the NP Town Office and Fire st More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Breanden O’Sullivan Russell

FARMINGTON — Breanden O’Sullivan Russell, precious infant son of Michael Roland Russell and Danielle Marie LaRochelle, was stillborn on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

Nelda K. Doak

1920-2011 — She will be remembered as a loving, generous person

FARMINGTON — Nelda K. Doak, 90, died Jan. 19, 2011, at The Pierce House in Farmington.  More...

Joshua S. Waldron

1994-2011 — He was kind, intelligent, compassionate, creative & had a great 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

Sugarloaf opens first phase of Brackett Basin

Upper glades in new area are now open to the bottom of the King Pine chairlift

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to 10 inches of new snow last week, Sugarloaf opened the new Brackett Basin area to skiers and riders for the first time. More...

Snowmobile charity ride returns

RANGELEY —The 12th Annual Busch Sport Scene Snowmobile Ride for Charity will take place Saturday, Feb. More...

SkiTracks

Maine Ski Heritage Classic planned

The fourth annual Maine Ski Heritage Classic is scheduled to be held at Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort, Saturday, Feb. 19. This annual event is a showcase of Maine’s rich ski history featuring photos, memorabilia and historic equipment. 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. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The Special Olympics is Sunday thru Tuesday  Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break down stereotypes that still exist for people. There is still a lot of fear.  —Maria Shriver   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

There are so many people over the years that worked with and knew Dennis “Lojo” Lojas who passed away just recently after a long illness. More...

Town of Kingfield - Snowmobiles stay away from leech beds - Free Access

KINGFIELD -- Town officials urge snowmobiles to stay off the leech bed at the town sewer fields, or they may lose the privilege of using the field. More...

Snodeo draws thousands - Free Access

RANGELEY — The annual Rangeley Snodeo drew thousands of snowmobilers to this lakeside community from Thursday to Saturday last week. The long weekend also marked the 25th Anniversary of the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club’s incorporation. More...

Single sort recycling trial begins - Free Access

Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station

KINGFIELD — Bag up all your recyclables in one clear plastic bag, but make sure they are clean. The Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station is doing a trial run at single sort recycling with Norridgewock’s Waste Management Associates. More...

MSAD #58 School Board looks to reduce costs

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board member Mike Pond expressed dismay that the board did not use last week’s meeting to address potential cost reductions to help alleviate the rising burden of property taxes.  More...

Op-Ed

Don’t trade our mountains for empty promises

Having spent all of my adult life wandering around the hills in Highland and the surrounding towns I am not an objective voice in this Industrial Wind debate. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

National defense encompasses many things

When I think of national defense, my first thought involves the military aspect of keeping our country safe from physical attacks. I firmly believe that a strong military is vital to this mission. More...

Letters

Best ‘Fish Tales & Cocktails’ ever

Jan. 15, 2011 marked the 12th annual Fish Tales and Cocktails fundraiser for Casting For Recovery (www.castingforrecovery.org).  What a night; this was our best ever!  More...

Thanks for all you did for us

The family of Marc Carrier would like to thank everyone who made contributions, sent flowers, cards and food.  And special thanks go to the Phillips school, Betty White and Flo Brewer for all they did.   More...

Thanks for your caring and support

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our family, friends and neighbors for their support, cards, plowing, rides, food, thoughts and prayers during this past year.  We’d also like to thank the various organizations, especially More...

Community & Local News

Charity Summit ~ We shall over come!

A brief look behind the scenes of Team Ten and other fundraisers

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — As the date nears for the Jan. 29, 2011 Charity Summit Ball, months and months of hard work and fundraising will reach an apex for this season. Although, for many, the fundraising and work never ends. More...

Man rescued at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A 24-year-old Orono man was lucky when he was found within seven hours after having gone out-of-bounds while skiing on Sugarloaf Mountain last Wednesday, Jan. 19.  More...

Joshua Waldron, an extraordinary person

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Joshua Scott Waldron, 16, knew how to live life. He made the most out of every moment, and his enthusiasm was contagious. More...

News from our Schools

Paula Coburn busy at KES

KINGFIELD — It was in June of last year that Georgie Woodford retired after serving as the secretary of the Kingfield Elementary School for 28 years. With big shoes to fill, in stepped Paula Coburn of Salem to take over the position.  More...

Jessica Archer makes the dean’s list

BIDDEFORD — Jessica Archer, daughter of Doug and Roxanne Archer and sister of Bethanie Archer of New Portland, was named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at the University of New England.   More...

Scholarship application deadline approaches

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is once again accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships to two deserving area residents.  The scholarships are awarded based on community involvement, scholastics and an essay. More...