March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

 Recreational Bridge to become a reality this summer

CARRABASETT VALLEY — It’s good news for Carrabassett Valley, as months of hard work has paid off. More...

Tourism outlook optimistic despite spiraling gas prices

Local business are concerned, maybe a little nervous, and yet hopeful about tourism in Maine’s Western Mountains this summer.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Richard Wood to launch “Masters of the Celtic Fiddle” series

CARTHAGE — Legendary Canadian fiddler Richard Wood will launch a three part “Masters of the Celtic Fiddle” series this month.  More...

Storytelling and song benefit at Farmington church

FARMINGTON — The Old South First Congregational Church on Main Street in Farmington presents “Tantalizing Tales and Treats: An evening of stories and song” 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. More...

New State Poet Laureate named

AUGUSTA — Governor Paul LePage recently announced Maine’s new State Poet Laureate. Wesley McNair accepted the honor Friday evening at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret D. “Peg” Caldwell

1925 – 2011 – She worked more than 20 years for the Waltham Visiting Nurses Association

PUNTA GORDA, FLA. — Margaret D. “Peg” Caldwell, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and long-time resident of Stratton, died Feb. 14, 2011.  She was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Wellesley, Mass. More...

Rene´ Joseph Lecours

1939-2011- He truly enjoyed hunting, trapping, and searching for shed moose antlers. More...

Harold “Sonny” Lloyd Melvin

1930 – 2011 – He had an ear for music and a mouth for storytelling.

STRONG- Harold “Sonny” Lloyd Melvin stepped peacefully into the great beyond on February 19, 2011.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA’s Sam Morse and Czari Cochrane qualify for Whistler Cup

LUDLOW, VT - Carrabassett Valley Academy was well represented at the recent J3 Eastern Championships with two students taking top finishes in the men’s and women’s overall. More...

Powers wins first Banked Slalom at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Banked SlalomOverall Top TenPlace, Division, Name, Run Time1 – M30, Ross Powers, 1.18.362 – M30, Kevin McMahon, 1.23.323 – M30, Seth Wescott, 1.24.024 – M30 Ryan Flynn, 1.24.045 – M15 Ben Eames, 1.28.15 More...

Local kids shine at J3/ J4 MARA State Championship

Sugarloaf hosted the Slalom, and Saddleback hosted the Giant Slalom race. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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Richard James Band

Concert

Friday & Saturday, March 25 & 26   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...

Avon approves dog, wind & subdivision ordinances

AVON — Avon residents decided to take a step forward, despite advice not to, and adopt a dog ordinance.  More...

Voters breeze through CV Town Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Voters approved the town’s operation budget of $1,780,221, and 61 articles, including setting $50,000 in the Recreation Endowment Fund, in less than 31 minutes.  More...

Japan’s horrors hit home

For Avon’s Anne Marie Beal, word came quickly that her son Jebediah was safe. More...

Op-Ed

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Be scientists, not politicians

The Department of Environmental Protection has shown it is incapable of fair play, as evidenced by its behavior with respect to recent industrial proposals. More...

Why the estate tax threatens to put Maine family farms out of business

In recent weeks you have heard about the potential change in estate taxes. My friend Clark Granger helped write this explanation about why this change in tax is not for the rich but will instead help our farmers and their families.  More...

Community & Local News

You Tube video to help raise funds for trail

Is it Fly Rod Crosby or Paula Roy?

AVON — The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, which will cover 35 miles from Strong to Oquossoc, has a new YouTube video created by local volunteers.  More...

Farewell to LEAP director on April 1

FARMINGON — A farewell celebration and open house will take place on April 1 for Rick Dorian, Executive Director of LEAP Inc. More...

Public supper planned

WILTON — Wilton United Methodist Church will host a public supper Saturday, March 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The menu will be baked beans, American chop suey, hot dogs, coleslaw, bread, homemade pies and beverages.  The cost is $6 for More...

News from our Schools

A river walks through it

After constructing a chocolate river in the Strong school art room, 4th grade students, Levi Bouchard (front to back), David Kid, Casey Smith and Dawson Brackley, transport the work outside around th More...

Sweet and Sugar Free Smiles

These Rangeley students recently won a poster contest with their artwork showing Dental Health Month and Sugar Out Day. More...

Strong School releases honor roll

Strong School recently released its second trimester honor roll for the 2010/2011 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.  —George Santayana  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Maple Syrup Season is here!

The sweet sticky syrup that comes from maple More...