March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield’s Poland Spring named best factory in North America - Free Access

KINGFIELD — It’s great to be celebrating a success story and not visiting a plant that is closing or experiencing hard times, U.S. Sen. More...

Wilbur will collect signatures once again

Town of Phillips

PHILLIPS — Charles Wilbur will once again be seeking the 50-plus signatures needed to place a recall ordinance on the warrant of the June 25 Annual Town Meeting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Doobie Brothers coming to Rangeley

Tickets go on sale today

RANGELEY — It’s becoming an annual event, as once again everyone can look forward to Rangeley Region Health and Wellness Partnership and 94.9 WHOM radio presenting another legendary band in concert. More...

‘Masters of the Celtic Fiddle’ to perform

New England Celtic Arts presents part II of the “Master’s of the Celtic Fiddle” with World famous Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, April 5, at Skye Theatre More...

Spring dance recital features 45-plus dancers

RANGELEY — The Annual Spring Dance Concert of the Lakeside Dance Academy, sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School gym.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Lee Taylor

1944-2011 — She was a beautiful wife and a wonderful mother

PORTLAND — Linda Lee Taylor, 65, of Lexington Township died very unexpectedly Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Maine Medical Center, after a short illness.  More...

John G. Judd

1948-2011 — His greatest pleasure was time spent with his family

TOGUS — John G. Judd, 62, of Livermore, lovingly referred to as “Bampa” by his grandchildren, died unexpectedly early Thursday evening, March 24, 2011 at the VA hospital in Togus.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA/SCVA ski strong in spring competitions - Free Access

CVA/SCVA ski strong in spring competitions WESTERN MAINE -- Local skiers recently competed in the Maine Alpine Racing Association Final held at Sunday River and Spring Slalom at Shawnee Peak. More...

Alpine racers hit Saddleback, Sugarloaf in MARA Spring Series races

WESTERN MAINE – Spring is a busy time for young alpine racers in Western Maine as the season wraps up with numerous races in the state and across New England. More...

Sugarloaf Marathon, 15K enters 29th year

Marathon is Maine’s oldest and one of nation’s fastest

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sunday, May 15, hundreds of runners will gather at Sugarloaf to participate in one of the country’s most scenic and unique road races, the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K. 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...

Coplin voters say no to ‘all or nothing’

STRATTON — Coplin Plantation voters said no to the “all or nothing” mandate they’ve been given for years in order to contract for services from Eustis. More...

Cooks make maple syrup candy thru the generations - Free Access

STRONG — Making maple sugar candy is a Cook family tradition, a family secret, and something that is taught and passed on from generation to generation. More...

Kingfield downtown plans move forward - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Plans for greening downtown Kingfield and making the downtown more pedestrian friendly continue to move forward, as members of the Village Enhancement Committee presented updated traffic plans to selectmen. More...

Op-Ed

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The wind knocked out of ME

Maine is heading for impending disaster and it’s called, “cumulative impact.”  We as citizens need to make conscious and educated decisions NOW that protect our state’s unique assets and unparalleled “quality of pla More...

Wind will alter Maine’s landscape irrevocably

I have recently gotten a list of Industrial Wind projects that are being proposed, under construction, or operating in Maine at this time. More...

Letters

You made Daffodil Days a success

I would like to thank everyone who purchased daffodils last Friday and Saturday to help the American Cancer Society.  Despite the economy, sales were successful and people were generous. More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley Family Medicine opens on-site mini-pharmacy

About 30 medications now available

RANGELEY — Patients at Rangeley Family Medicine will no longer have to travel “down the mountain” to fill their many of their prescriptions. More...

Nonprofits need to show up at budget hearings

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Nonprofit budget requests coming before the town should take note, according to Administrative Assistant Douglas Marble.  More...

Phillips Fire Chief seeks more money in capitol reserve

PHILLIPS — Increasing the amount set aside in the Fire Department Capitol Reserve fund is necessary if the town is to keep pace with a 20-year equipment replacement schedule, Chief James Gould told selectmen.  More...

News from our Schools

Giving the gift

Mt. Abram High School senior Alex James wraps up a recent blood donation session in the school gymnasium. The American Red Cross and the Mt. More...

Winners declared at district public speaking competition

SALEM — This year, speakers from Stratton and Kingfield took top honors at the MSAD #58’s annual Public Speaking Contest held Thursday evening, March 24 at Mt. Abram High School.  More...

Kingfield school releases honor roll

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Elementary 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

April Fool’s Day is Friday  It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.  —Max Eastman   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

As everyone would say, “Only Laura would ask a pilot if she could have a photograph taken with him.” But you know that that doesn’t bother me and really he was so handsome and just seemed to be so pleased that I asked him if we coul More...