April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Nonprofits request over $25,000

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Whether it’s a festival or concert bringing economic benefit to Kingfield, or helping those that need help because of financial hardship, domestic abuse, or providing a hot meal once a month, nonprofit organizations make a dif More...

Unpaid taxes on 148 properties

Town of New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — Tuesday night, April 5, town Manager Staci Rundlett told the board of selectmen that April 12 there would be 148 30-day lien notices sent out for unpaid 2010 real estate taxes.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Reggae Fest will feature eight bands and new Friday night “Reggae Rave”

This weekend...

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, the annual spring party that draws thousands of spring skiing and reggae enthusiasts to the mountains of Maine, returns April 14 to 17, with eight performing bands and a new Fri More...

Poetry night planned

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is planning a poetry night Thursday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  “Come delight us with any poem you chose. More...

UMF Concert Band to perform

FARMINGTON — The UMF Concert Band, composed of University of Maine Farmington students and community members from Farmington and the surrounding region, presents its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in UMF’s Nordica More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harod D. Dorsey

He was a WWII Army Veteran receiving a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart

OAKHAM, Mass. — Harod D. Dorsey, 85, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011 in his residence. He leaves two sons, Ret. Major Thomas D. Dorsey of Albuquerque, N.M., and David C. More...

Virginia Learned Buotte

1938-2011 — She had empathy for the ill and unfortunate, and an instinct for providing aid and comfort

FARMINGTON — Virginia (Ginny) Learned Buotte, 72, of Farmington died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. More...

Henry “Harry” Remsen

1924-2011 — He especially loved his children, grandchildren and all dogs

CAMDEN — Henry “Harry” Remsen died peacefully and with dignity and grace with his family and a few close friends by his side at his house near the sea in Camden on March 27, 2011.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA freeskier has a banner season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This has been a big season for Carrabassett Valley Academy senior James Campbell.  More...

Maine well represented in boardercross

USASA Nationals

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Col. — Thousands of athletes converged on Copper Mountain to compete in the USASA National Snowboarding Championships April 2 to 12. More...

Snow Softball champs

Pictured is this year’s winner of the Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament, the Carrabassett Valley Inn Team (formerly the Freeman Ridge team). See story and more photos on page 14. (Krissi Dyer photo)  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries SATURDAYSFARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET— 9 am-12 pm, Grange Hall, Bridge St.,W. Farmington. 15+ members, veggies,plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. Alsoonline market pick-up day location,www.westernmainemarket.com. More...

Easter Church Services

The Church of the GoodShepherd(Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street,Rangeley, 864-3381, Rev. JudsonPeeler, Rector. Palm Sunday, April 17,Liturgy of the Palms, Passion SundayReading, Holy Communion 7:30 &9:30 am. 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...

‘Listen up Rangeley’ – tune in to 90.5, WRGY - Free Access

RANGELEY — Listen up Rangeley, it is time to tune into 90.5 because WRGY, Rangeley’s community radio station, is off and running. Still in its infancy, the station is evolving into what the community wants it to be. More...

Three teachers, elementary sports on the table

SALEM — Not replacing three retiring teachers potentially saving $100,000, cutting the elementary sports program at $18,000 and eliminating Camp KIEV for $18,000, were among the potential cost cutting measures reviewed by the MSAD #58 School Bo More...

Public input sought for village enhancement

The Kingfield Village Public Design Workshop is set for 7 p.m. April 14 at Webster Hall

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Village Enhancement Committee is looking for community input as it moves forward, and hopes for a good turnout at the public design workshop tomorrow night (Thursday, April 14) at 7 pm at Webster Hall. More...

Op-Ed

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Blunt is bad!?

We see from the headlines in a number of papers that Governor LePage’s bluntness is infuriating his political foes and upsetting some Republicans. In historical context this is pretty surprising. More...

Wind power is available and can be counted on

I spent 27 years with the Maine Geological Survey, Department of Conservation, where I served as Director and State Geologist. More...

Letters

Fred Webster Snowball Tournament a success

The 24th annual Fred Webster Snowball Tournament, held March 29, was once again a huge success and a lot of fun as well. Thanks to everyone who participated. Over one hundred people participate every year in one way or another.  More...

Thank you residents of Eustis

The Flagstaff Area Business Association would like to thank the residents of Eustis for their continued support at the Annual March Town Meeting!  We would like to remind local non-profits about FABA’s Community News page on our Web site w More...

There should be a law

Well, the bug-a-boo which has been driving me up a wall has been solved. More...

Community & Local News

E-waste collection part of Earth Day - Free Access

FARMINGTON — Don’t throw out those old electronics. More...

MSAD #58 Board votes to go with full-time superintendent

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board continues to iron out details of the upcoming search for a new superintendent, something they must do before embarking upon the quest to fill the position.  More...

Meeting set for April 28

STRONG — There will be a Friends of the Strong Library organizational meeting Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the library. More...

News from our Schools

Math team brings home the goods

SALEM — Recently, an assembly was held at Mt. Abram High School to recognize several groups of students for outstanding accomplishments.  More...

‘Giving trees’ are a sprouting

  Jacob Brewer, a second grader in Mrs. Bullen’s class and Ian Allen, a first grader in Mrs. Phillips’ class show off their paper bag giving trees. More...

You know it’s springtime in Western Maine when…

Skeeter Woodcock of Salem uses a snow blower to uncover the tennis courts at Mt. Abram High School last week so that tennis practice could begin. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

‘Tax Day’ is Monday  Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.  —Gerald Barzan  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

The old saying goes “oh those golden years...” Well, we have decided the only gold is what all the doctors get when you reach that golden age. More...