March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Single-sort here to stay

Kingfield New-Portland Transfer Station

KINGFIELD — Single-sort recycling will be here to stay following a vote at the Kingfield-New Portland Recycling Committee last week. More...

Avon voters to consider dog, wind and subdivision ordinances

AVON — A dog, wind, and a subdivision ordinance will go before voters at the Avon Town Meeting, Saturday, March 19.  At a public hearing last Thursday, March 10, First Selectman Bob Evans explained the dog ordinance is needed because the a More...

Coplin Plantation Annual Town Meeting coming

COPLIN PLANTATION — Coplin Plantation will hold its Annual Town Meeting Saturday, March 26 beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Youth fiddle festival comes to Skye - Free Access

The Franklin County Fiddlers, the Abbott Hill Ramblers and the Pineland Fiddlers will perform on Sunday afternoon

SOUTH CARTHAGE -- New England Celtic Arts will present the Franklin County Fiddlers, the Abbott Hill Ramblers and the Pineland Fiddlers at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. More...

Auction to benefit Ski Patrol

Beauty of Saddleback captured by local artists

RANGELEY — Local artists have collaborated to create a painting of the trails of Saddleback Mountain as a fundraiser for Saddleback Ski Patrol, a non-profit, 501C3 organization.  More...

Murder Mystery to be performed

PHILLIPS — The Riverside Players, a Phillips based theater group, will present a murder mystery performance at the Phillips Area Community Center (the old gym) Sunday afternoon, April 10, and at Rangeley’s Loon Lodge March 26 at 6 p.m.&nb More...

Letters

A recap of events at Strong Town Meeting

At the Strong Town Meeting, Article #11 was open for discussion and I questioned the consolidation of two-inone for the vote. More...

Thank you Poland Spring for the bottled water

We would like to thank Poland Spring for donating bottled water to our fire department.  While fighting lengthy fires, it’s convenient to keep the bottles on the truck to keep firefighters hydrated. More...

Thanks for all you have done and do

I wish there were stronger words than “Thank you.”  As there aren’t, I wish to thank all of you who have sent cards, flowers, prayers, food, gift cards and offers to transport me to my chemo sessions. More...

Community & Local News

Avon town meeting Saturday

AVON — The Annual Avon Town Meeting will be held Saturday, March 19, at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall.  Town Reports are in and may be picked up at the Town Office. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.   More...

Rec Dept. to determine how, what to pay director

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — As part of the 2011-2012 budget deliberations, Kingfield selectmen are recommending that the Recreation Committee decide how and what they want to pay the Recreation Director.  More...

Annual Town Meetings held at Mt. Abram High School

Kim Gordon of Carrabassett Valley shares her thoughts on student issues at the town meeting at Mt. Abram High School on March 10. More...

News from our Schools

Orators of Strong

The Strong Elementary Public Speaking Contest winners are (left to right): Abbie Brackley, first place; Kaitlyn Marble, second place; Becca Reed, third place; and Destiny Thorndike, fourth place. More...

Twitchell named to dean’s list

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Emmaline Twitchell, daughter of Charles and Natalie Twitchell of Kingfield, was named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Wagner College, Staten Island.  Twitchell, a 2010 graduate of Mt. More...

Early release, teacher workshops slated

MSAD #58 — Today, Wednesday, March 16 is scheduled as an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.  Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, there will be no school due to teacher workshops being held.  More...

Carrabassett Valley Academy Announces New Head of School - Free Access

Kate Webber Punderson to be new Head of School

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine -- Kevin Burns, chairman of the board of trustees of Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA), has announced that after 25 years of service to the academy, John Ritzo will be leaving his position as headmaster.  Kate Webber P More...

MSAD #58: The AOS goes down —lots of decisions ahead

MSAD #58 — Now that MSAD #58 has turned down forming an Alternative Organization Structure with MSAD #74, one of the first tasks will be to find a superintendent.  Supt. More...

Towns, school district in good shape despite spiking gas prices

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The spikes in gasoline prices late in the winter hasn’t had the adverse effect it might have on area towns had they occurred earlier, but they aren’t going unnoticed. More...

Highland Plantation Town Meeting set for March 19

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — Townspeople will review 30 articles at the Highland Plantation Town Meeting which reflects an overall increase of $467. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Highland Plantation Townhouse.  More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

Full Story

We need to continue to support the ‘Bottle Bill’

It is hard to even imagine in our environmentally conscious State that any of our elected leaders and legislators would consider proposing legislation that could destroy any advances made throughout the years towards improving and safekeeping our env More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you doing different because of the rising cost of gasoline?

Barbara Wigton, Rangeley: "Driving less." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marilyn Wing Eustis

1927-2011 — She took great pride in all of her children

PHILLIPS — Marilyn Eustis, an interesting woman, loving wife and mother, and devoted grandmother died peacefully at the Franklin Memorial Hospital March 7, 2011 at the age of 84 after a brief illness.  More...

Patricia Brennan Kfoury

1940-2011 — She believed people were here to make a difference in the world

SANIBEL, Fla. — Patricia Brennan Kfoury, 71, of Oquossoc and Sanibel Fla., died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, due to complications from surgery. She passed quickly and peacefully.  More...

Frederick J. ‘Fred’ Martin Jr.

1927-2011 — He served in the Navy during WWII

MADISON — Frederick J. “Fred” Martin Jr., 83, of Dallas Plantation, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Maple Crest Rehabilitation Center.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Three Sugarloaf pros head to final round of tryouts

PSIA National Team

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Three Sugarloaf Perfect Turn Professionals have made it to the final round of tryouts for the Professional Ski Instructors Association National Team, the most prestigious and elite groups of professional ski instructors in More...

Sadie James takes third in Nordic J2 Nationals

GUNSTOCK — Mt. Abram Nordic skier Sadie James skied to a third place overall in last weekend’s J2 National Invitational Championships at the Gunstock Nordic Center in Guilford, NH.  More...

A whole bunch of sports

The Rangeley high school boys’ basketball team was awarded the Class D Good Sportsmanship award at the Augusta Civic Center state basketball tournament recently. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday  May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.  —Irish Blessing   More...

Sassy Salsas!

I usually make salsas in the summer when More...