February 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Selectmen stand by ATV vote

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Kingfield selectmen stuck by the town meeting vote to allow an All Terrain Vehicle access route through the downtown on Route 27, agreeing to draft a letter urging the Maine Department of Transportation to approve the route.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Farmington photographer wins awards

LEWISTON — Images of two area businesses, “Winter Hill Antiques” and the old Dryden mill “Abandoned,” received awards at a state photographic competition recently.  More...

Marc Broussard and Steve Kellogg to play Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Rising music stars Marc Broussard and Steve Kellogg will take to Sugarloaf’s main stage as co-headliners Feb. More...

Improv comedy on tap

FARMINGTON — Weld broken hearts back in place or celebrate your snookie wookums with the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers’ post- Valentine’s Day comedy spectacular Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Blue High School Auditorium.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Dennis Holt Sr.

1931-2011 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling

FARMINGTON — Robert Dennis Holt Sr., 79, of Jim Pond Twp., died early Sunday evening, Jan. 30, 2011 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  He was born Apr. More...

John F. Roderick

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...

Nancy J. Ross

1951-2011 — She never had a day without a smile

NEW VINEYARD — Nancy J. Ross, 59, passed away after a courageous battle with lymphoma at her residence in New Vineyard Feb. 4, 2011.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners win overall title; Boys Nordic team takes first

Mountain Valley Conference Ski Championships

SALEM — The Mt. Abram girls’ ski team came home as Overall MVC Champions as they swept the Alpine and Nordic competitions at the MVC Division Championships held at Saddleback Thursday and Black Mountain Saturday. More...

All in an evening’s work

Willy Quinn and Cote Hemingway head out of Eustis Friday night to groom the trails with the Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club trail groomer. The club maintains some 150 miles in one direction. More...

Cota takes a ninth at world championships

PARK CITY, Utah — Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won bronze in dual moguls at the 2011 FIS Freestyle World Championships which ended Saturday night in front of 6,000 spectators at Deer Valley Resort.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

SATURDAYS FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET — 9 am-12 pm, Grange Hall, Bridge St., W. Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. Also online market pick-up day location, www.westernmainemarket.com. FMI: More...

Echo Kings

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 18 & 19 Widowmaker Lounge, Sugarloaf Fri: 9 pm-Close • Sat: 4-6 pm, 9 pm-Close   More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, SchoolSt., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Firefighters respond to six alarm fire

PHILLIPS — Phillips firefighters were at 38 Park Street well into the wee hours of the night, dousing foam on hot spots that still remained in the rubble that had been bulldozed to save the main part of a house in a six alarm fire.  More...

Special town meeting comes under attack

PHILLIPS — The meeting degenerated from cordial to almost raucous as Phillips selectmen heard a storm of opposition to having a Feb. More...

LifeFlight landing zones chosen

EUSTIS — When you live in a remote area, you have to depend on quick a response to get you to the best facility available when a life threatening situation occurs.  More...

Op-Ed

An AOS won’t produce savings

The AOS isn’t the savings you have heard, folks! We have nothing to lose by not joining MSAD #74 this year, but we could have a lot to gain if we can just wait.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Supplement Budget passes

Legislative Report

On Tuesday, we passed a Supplement Budget that adjusted Maine’s finances through June 30, 2011; the end of our current biennial budget year. The legislation easily passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support. More...

Letters

It is my right to share my opinion with a public official

Since my patriotism has been called into question, I feel compelled to set the record straight and clarify a few facts that have been misstated by letter writers, Facebook posters, and our elected officials.  More...

Reasons to choose James Burrill as selectmen for Strong

Jim Burrill is a good choice for selectman for many reasons. He has a BA degree from the University of Maine in secondary education, 1990, and a BS degree from Roger Williams University of Rhode Island in Business Administration Management, 1975. More...

Thank you for your kindnesses

We would like to thank the Sandy River nursing home in Farmington for all their care and support for “Lojo” during his stay.  We also want to thank anyone who may have called, sent cards and visited with him before his passing.  More...

Community & Local News

New Doctor augments health center

KINGFIELD — Dr. David Austin, a provider at the Health Reach Community Health Center in Albion, will be taking patients at the Mt. Abram Regional Health Center Tuesdays. Appointments may be made by calling the Health Center at 265-4555.  More...

Public Breakfast set

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Sno Wanderers Snowmobile Club is again hosting its annual public breakfast at the Kingfield Elementary School Sunday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m.  All are welcome to this all-you-can-eat event. More...

Mabel’s Book seeks farm, farmstand listings

WESTERN MAINE — Farms, farmstands and area businesses that sell locally grown or produced products are invited to list their businesses in the 2011 edition of Mabel’s Book: A Guide to Farms & Farmstands in Western Maine.  More...

News from our Schools

Celebrating 100 days

Kiley Franklin (front, left to right), Addie Hemingway, Justice Whiting, (back) Lily Day, Sullivan Butler, Nash Gagnon and Rhiannon Berry, Stratton Elementary School kindergartners, celebrate the 100 More...

Rangeley releases honor roll

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School recently released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-2011 school year. Elementary School  More...

KES B-ball awards

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield boys’ and girls’ basketball awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the KES gym.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Presidents Day is Monday  Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.  —Robert Jarvik   More...

Real Risottos

Risotto can be colorful and flavorful as a More...