April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Carrabassett proposed easement goes to voters May 17

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen voted to go ahead and place an article requesting a proposed easement exchange between the Town of Carrabassett Valley, the Carrabassett Inn and the J.V. More...

Kingfield budget needs adjustments before final committee vote

KINGFIELD — A lot of questions and clarifications were aired as the Kingfield Budget Committee and selectmen get ready to vote upon the budget that will go before the June 18 Town Meeting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kitchen Party comes to Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton fiddler Colin Grant with Jason MacDonald and Adam Young at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, April 27, and at Unity College Center for More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, May 14, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

UMF Orchestra presents Spring Concert

FARMINGTON — The UMF Orchestra celebrates spring with a program of romantic music at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington’s Merrill Hall.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leatrice Joy Sargent

1927-2011 — She will be most remembered as a very sweet lady

MADRID TOWNSHIP — Leatrice J. Sargent, age 83, of Madrid Township died peacefully at her home Tuesday, April 19, 2011, surrounded by her loving brother, Ray, and sister-in-law, Ruby Branum, and close friends. More...

Lawrence M. Curtis Sr.

1921-2011 — He served in the Air Force

STRONG — Lawrence M. Curtis Sr., age 89, died at this home in Strong Tuesday morning, April 19, 2011, following a long illness. More...

Georgia Norene Hall

1916-2011 — She will be remembered as a mother and mentor figure to many

CANTON — Georgia Norene Hall, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 19, 2011, at the Victorian Villa where she was lovingly cared for as a resident for many years.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Spillway chairs find homes

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When all was said and done Sunday, April 24 at the Spillway Live auction at the Sugarloaf Inn, the Ski Museum of Maine based in Kingfield walked off with $8,000 from the sale of two chairs from the 37-year-old lift and a c More...

Sugarloaf Golf Club recognized as Maine’s best by Golf Digest

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the 25th time in its history, the Sugarloaf Golf Club in Carrabassett Valley has been recognized as Maine’s best course by Golf Digest in the magazine’s May 2011 issue.  More...

INside the OUTside

Maine Sports Hall of Fame to induct six members

The 36th Annual Induction Banquet and Scholar Athlete Scholarship Awards Ceremony of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame is scheduled to be held at the Augusta Civic Center, Sunday, May 22. More...

Long may you ski

Sugarloaf's "Iron Woman" for the 2010-2011 ski season, Fran Stanhope of Raymond and Sugarloaf. This is the 14th annual recognition held in honor of Paul Schipper, the original Ironman of skiing. More...

Kingfield Rec Department ‘gone rogue,’ put back in fold

KINGFIELD — For years, Kingfield has struggled with getting a detailed accounting of where the Recreation Department has been spending its money.  While nothing illegal has been done, it’s been unethical and lax, Kingfield Board of S More...

House sustains extensive damage, animals OK in fire

PHILLIPS — Making sure the animals were OK was the first thing on Barbara Field’s mind after hearing an explosion coming from her barn at the corner of Whitney and Pleasant Streets. More...

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Staying alert is no accident

Drivers on Route 4 near the Phillips school may have noticed a skid mark just north of the entrance to the school. More...

Local School Boards stand up for Maine children

The week of April 25 is being declared Local School Board Recognition Week in Maine and we urge members of the community to take time during that week to say thank you to their local board members for their public service.  The job is not an eas More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting our spring raffle

Western Maine Center for Children would like to thank Ski Rack Sports of Bangor for procuring the bikes for us and Cooper Friend for transporting them to Carrabassett Valley. More...

Thank you for your prayers, love and support

The family of René Lecours would like to thank you for all the support given our family during René’s illness. More...

Thanks to a little community with a big heart!

Our family would like to send our thanks to our wonderful community, friends and family.  April 9, the Wayfarers organized a potluck supper to help support our son, Jacob Howard. More...

Community & Local News

Should the town sponsor the 50-mile bike race?

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Whether or not the town should sponsor the July 24 50-mile bike race at the Outdoor Center received mixed reactions at the April 29 selectmen’s meeting.  More...

Outdoor Center trail work moves forward

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen approved the proposed 2011 trail work at the Outdoor Center and tabled the lease and window replacement until a representative from Sugarloaf Mountain could meet with them.  More...

Kingfield Selectmen discuss sewer rates

KINGFIELD — Kingfield will be reviewing a report from the Maine Rural Water Association to help the town determine what it should be charging for sewer usage rates. More...

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USED BOOK SALE

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 Elks Lodge, West Farmington

At Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties’ annual Used Book Sale, thousands of books will be for sale to benefit the Literacy Volunteers’ efforts to promote literacy.  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...

Irregular Regulars

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

World Press Freedom Day is Tuesday  The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.  —Tommy Smothers   More...