April 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

We always get snow in April

April Fool’s Snowstorm —not a prank

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — While many called it the April Fools’ Day snowstorm, snow in April is far from a prank, it’s more often a reality than not. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Benefit spaghetti supper

Fly Rod Crosby Trail

STRONG — Saturday night, April 16 the High Peaks Alliance invites the public to a Spaghetti Supper, world famous Pie Auction and Bluegrass concert, at the Forster Building at 5 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $12.  More...

Bruce Molsky to play Skye, Unity

New England Celtic Arts will present American Concert Master Bruce Molsky to complete part III of the “Master’s of the Celtic Fiddle” at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Sunday, April 10 and at Unity College Cen More...

Free movie offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library is presenting a free movie Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Begin Community Room.  The movie is “Despicable Me” and is rated PG. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazel E. Boutilier

1919-2011 — She will be remembered as a very sweet lady

AUBURN — Hazel E. Boutilier, 92, of Rangeley, passed peacefully Friday afternoon, April 1, 2011, with her family by her side at the Hospice House.  More...

Eleanor F. Hinkley

1920-2011 — She was a dedicated homemaker

FARMINGTON — Eleanor F. Hinkley, 90, formerly of Strong, died early Sunday morning, April 3, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Edith Lucille Edwards McCleery

1925-2011 — She will be most remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother

FARMINGTON — Edith Lucille Edwards McCleery, 86, of Farmington passed away at her home on Thursday, March 31, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, following a short battle with an aggressive form of thyroid cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Brewhaus takes locals’ league title

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After starting the season atop the leaderboard and then falling to third place, the Shipyard Brewhaus Ski Team narrowly edged out teams representing Tufulio’s and Gepetto’s to clinch the title in the 2011 Sugar More...

McKay-Waddle races return April 9

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — What a great ski season it has been! More...

EcoVenture Camp prepares for upcoming season - Free Access

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and EcoVenture Camp for Kids! is looking forward to its 13th season of exciting activities in the great outdoors. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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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

Whenever I’m caught betweentwo evils, I take the oneI’ve never tried. —Mae West 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!

Savannah Lyn West Born: February 4, 2011 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs.  More...

MSAD #58 faces tough budget decisions

SALEM — Combining elementary classes and laying off teachers are among budget cutting solutions being discussed by the MSAD #58 School Board.  More...

Sugarloaf focused on reliable lift service - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf is focused on providing reliable lift service, Stephen Kircher, president of Boyne East, operator of Sugarloaf Mountain, told about 50 people attending a meeting with selectmen Monday, March 28 at the Outdoor Cen More...

MSAD #58 discusses superintendent search

SALEM — MSAD #58 has not searched for a new superintendent for 15 years, and the task that looms ahead could be daunting.  How they proceed with that search will determine how overwhelming it will be.  More...

Op-Ed

Oppose LD 1324 —the wrong idea for Maine

By Paul Coburn  Friday, April 15, 2011 a hearing will be held in Augusta with the State Environmental and Resources Committee, headed by Senator Tom Saviello of Wilton.  More...

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Veteran & military organizations keep you up-to-date

Being a member of any of the major veterans/ service organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Fleet Reserve or several others allows any military veteran to be kept up to date on issues that may affect you, or even future More...

Letters

‘Dogs ‘n’ Duct Tape’ a success

I would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the Franklin County Animal Shelter’s recent fundraiser “Dogs ‘n’ Duct Tape.”  More...

Thank you to MSA business members in the Rangeley region

As the snowmobile season is winding down, I thank all the businesses listed below from the Rangeley Region (and all of Western Maine) that support their local snowmobile clubs. More...

Penny Sale & Auction raises over $6,000

I would sincerely like to thank all of the people who helped out at the 12th Annual Penny Sale and Auction at the Phillips library.  To all of the people who purchased tickets and those who donated their trash and treasures —we couldn&rsqu More...

Community & Local News

William London named Good Citizen

SALEM — Friday, March 25, at a Mt. Abram Regional High School assembly, Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR of Farmington presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to William M. More...

Mt. Abram’s Delani Littlefield on fire in SkillsUSA challenge

WEST FREEMAN - Delani Littlefield is not the firefighter you would expect to see hauling hoses and climbing ladders in the middle of the night on a freezing winter fire call, but she does not take long to convince those who question her professionali More...

Benefit supper for Jake Howard planned

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Wayfarers’ Club of Maine is sponsoring a public benefit bean supper at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Saturday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield second grade ‘steps back in time’

WEST KINGFIELD — Under bright sunny skies March 30, Mrs. Hoisington’s second grade students took a “step back in time” as they visited Jim Meldrum’s maple syrup sap house.  More...

Building next year’s freshman class

MSAD #58 eighth grade students (left to right) Bryson Walker, Danya Vandry, Reily Romanoski, Jasmine Smith, Kevin Smith, Tyler Huff, Rosie Whiting, Jasmine Hinkley, Damien Cochran and Shane White use problem solving and team skills to create a path t More...

Group visits Rangeley Inn

Tuesday, March 29, Stratton Girls Talk and Teen Voices visited the historic Rangeley Inn. More...