February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Surplus helps lower budget in Avon

AVON — A proposed $159,000 budget will go before voters at the Annual Town Meeting March 19, at 9 a.m. at the community building.  The budget is down about $7,000 according to first selectman Bob Ellis. More...

Enticing but dangerous

Pictured here is the "back side" of Sugarloaf where numerous skiers and snowboarders have been tempted to cross the resort boundary in search of extreme experiences. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Baby Boomer’ humor on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “Shaken & Stirred” a special “Boomer Humor” comedy performance will be held at the Shipyard Brew Haus in the Sugarloaf Inn Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.  More...

Bob Marley returns to Western Maine

Marley will at Saddleback and Sugarloaf during February break

RANGELEY & CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bob Marley, Maine’s very own King of Comedy and a favorite in the Western Mountains, will bring his special brand of comedy to the Saddleback Base Lodge Wednesday, Feb. More...

Patricia Ritzo to exhibit at CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Public Library will host an exhibit of artwork created by Patricia L. Ritzo from Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John F. Roderick - Free Access

1949-2011 -- He will be remembered and sadly missed by many

EMBDEN -- John F. Roderick, 61, of Embden passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. More...

Beulah E. Bean

1914-2011 — She worked as a U.S. postal clerk for 25 years

FARMINGTON — Beulah E. Bean, 96, of Stratton, widow of Olon J. Bean, passed away on Feb. 2, 2011 in Farmington at the Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center where she had been a patient for 2 ½ years. More...

Helen Frances Guay

1920-2011 — She took pride in caring for her family and home

FARMINGTON — Helen F. Guay, 90, died Monday, Jan. 31, at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center, Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley girls, Strong boys take home titles - Free Access

Lady Lakers win over Strong Indians

Rangeley, 25 — Strong, 9 More...

Amie Rowland takes first in Webber Cup

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Webber Cup was held at Sugarloaf Friday, Feb. 4 on Narrow Gauge with Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Amelia (Amie) Rowland clocking the fastest time in the ladies’ Super- G.  More...

Beanes presented Bob Dodge Award

SALEM — Ken and Shirley Beane of Strong have been following Mt. Abram High School basketball since 1978 when their daughter, Judy, played for the Roadrunners. And they are still at it.  Thursday night, Feb. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Valentines Day is Monday  Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  —Author Unknown  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Trent Michael TylerBorn: January 20, 2011; 2:04 a.m.Gender: MaleWeight: 8 lbs. More...

Governor hears Rangeley concerns - Free Access

Red Tape Audit Session

RANGELEY — Gov. Paul LePage assured the 60-plus people attending the Red Tape Audit Session at Rangeley’s Loon Lodge that he supports environmental laws based in science and is opposed to those that are based on politics. More...

Other ATV routes might be better than Route 27

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Department of Transportation has told the town to investigate using High and School streets, which run parallel to Route 27, before entertaining giving permission for the All Terrain Vehicle Access (ATV) Route down Route 27, bec More...

Still Valentines after 60 years

KINGFIELD — Valentine’s Day is a special day for those who have learned to cope with life’s up and downs and commit to their vow to spend the rest of their life together.  More...

Snow conditions are wonderful

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The snow’s been wonderful so far this winter. More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

Full Story

Kingfield POPS has no position on ATVs in town

Several people in the last few days have asked me if the Kingfield POPS is involved with the ATV question and some have even thought that the recent e-mails sent to the DOT were initiated by the Kingfield POPS organization.  More...

Matters of the Heart — February 14, 2011

It is fitting that a day dedicated to the heart should also be National Donor Day. On Feb. 14, the U.S. celebrates those people who have given a piece of themselves to save a whole. More...

Letters

Sneaky people took away our vote

Well, I for one am glad to see that there are a few people in Kingfield that know how to kill the democratic way of town government.  I think it should be brought to the attention of the voters of Kingfield that their votes don’t mean anyt More...

The right to have our vote count has been taken away

I was under the impression that Kingfield was still part of the United States of America where we pride ourselves on democracy. I am blown away that this is just not true! More...

In support of the MSAD #58 & MSAD #74 AOS

On Thursday, Feb. 17 there is a public hearing on the formation of the MSAD #58 and MSAD #74 AOS (alternative organizational structure).  More...

Community & Local News

POLAR BLAST - Free Access

Lots of snow for celebrating

STRATTON-EUSTIS — Despite attendance being down this year for the 2011 annual Polar Blast activities, Melody Chase, President of the Flagstaff Business Association, said those who did attend had a great time. More...

Two Oxford skiers rescued

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Two skiers from Oxford were rescued from the back side of Sugarloaf Mountain Thursday, Feb. 3 after they admittedly followed the tracks of another skier to an out-of-bounds area on the mountain Wednesday.  More...

Snowmobiles stay away from leech beds

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...

News from our Schools

Local student awarded at Special Olympics

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Monday, Jan. 31 and Tuesday, Feb. More...

Rita Wakefield earns degree

STANDISH — Rita Wakefield of Carrabassett Valley recently received a Master of Science in Education through the Graduate & Professional Studies division at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, which offers online undergraduate and graduat More...

Patti Anne Belanger on dean’s list

MACHIAS — Stuart Swain, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Machias, has announced that 242 students have been named to the dean’s list at UMM for the fall 2010 semester. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Endway

Concert

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 11 & 12 Widowmaker Lounge, Sugarloaf   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...