May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

FMM asks LURC to deny Highland Wind chance to resubmit

FARMINGTON — Friends of Maine’s Mountains has requested the Land Use Regulatory Commission deny Highland Wind LLC “any further opportunity to submit an application for a revised project.”  More...

Special town meeting May 16

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — Selectmen at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 3, set the date of May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Community Room at the Fire Station to hold a special town meeting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bell ringers return to Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, under the direction of Doris Krueger, will be performing its third annual concert at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street, Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m.  More...

May Day celebrated in New Portland

Music filled the air as five musicians from The Burning Strings, based in Farmington, played in concert Sunday, May 1 at the New Portland Community Library welcoming spring with warm sunshine. More...

Nordica Trio to perform in Farmington

Kingfield POPS

FARMINGTON — The Nordica Trio will be performing in the Mt. Blue Regional School District schools May 17 and 18 in a series of concerts sponsored by the Kingfield POPS and funded by the David A. and Mildred H. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Delmont G. Bachelder

1921-2011 — He was very caring and loved by all who knew him

PHILLIPS — Delmont G. Bachelder, 89, of Phillips, died on May 2, 2011 at his home after a brief illness.  More...

Melburn P. Smith

1927-2011 — He loved to bowl, swim, boat, downhill ski and snowmobile

HARPSWELL — Melburn P. Smith 83, died on Monday, May 2, 2011 at his home in Harpswell after a short illness. More...

Merlon R. Kingsley

Graveside Services

Graveside Services for Merlon R. Kingsley who died Feb. 26, 2011 will be held May 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

On course for the new season

The roof assemblies for the Sugarloaf Golf Course’s 76 new electric golf carts are being installed on the carts in the golf course parking lot earlier this week. More...

Young team taking shape

MTA Girls’ Tennis

SALEM — This year’s Mt. Abram girls’ tennis team is a young team with a great deal of promise. As of press time, their record was 0-6.  More...

Saddleback has record season

RANGELEY — Saddleback Ski Resort closed its 2010-2011 season May 1 and announced record revenue, record skier visits and record snowfall.  According to Chris Farmer, general manager, “Saddleback’s revenues from mountain operati 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...

Stevens is new MSAD #58 superintendent - Free Access

SALEM — Brenda Stevens has been selected to be the new MSAD #58 superintendent, and while she’s not sure exactly when her start date will be, she has been asked for her input on staffing decisions to be made by the school board next Thurs More...

RSU #78 will review budget May 24

RANGELEY — Residents of the five towns comprising RSU #78 will have a chance to ask questions about the 2011- 2012 proposed budget of $3,350,832.97 Tuesday, May 24 at Rangeley Lakes Regional School. More...

LifeFlight lifeline

A LifeFlight helicopter arrives at the Legion Field in Strong as part of a helicopter operations awareness training class last week. More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Report - The health care reform bill

COMMENTARY

Last week the Maine House of Representatives passed a health care reform bill. There have been a lot of claims and acquisitions about what this bill does and does not. Below is some information you might find helpful. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Is college worth the price tag?

In his 2010 convocation speech Bowdoin’s president mentioned that the true cost of educating each student approaches $87,000 a year. More...

Letters

It still matters to me where I vote

In a few days, I’ll turn 81. I was born in Avon, Maine. I’ve lived the longest part of my life in Avon —75 years to be exact!  More...

Real kind, thoughtful people still in this world

Believe me, I recently found out there are still real kind and thoughtful people in this world. I can’t divulge what someone did so unexpectedly for me, or who did it. More...

Ski team car wash was a success

The Mt Abram Nordic Ski Team wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to Jordan Lumber for lending us the space and water to hold our first fundraiser of the year. More...

Community & Local News

Selectmen hire part-time public works assistant

KINGFIELD — Kingfield selectmen recently announced that Brian White has been selected to be the part-time public works assistant, being responsible for cemetery mowing and other duties, as needed.  Selectmen Neal McCurdy and Raymond Meldru More...

E-911 house numbers coming to three UTs

FARMINGTON — Emergency-911 house numbers will be coming to three Franklin County unorganized territories —Freeman, Madrid and Salem— this summer, making it easier for emergency vehicles to locate specific residences.  More...

Franklin Savings sponsors free youth tickets for POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is pleased to announce that Franklin Savings Bank has become a sponsor of free youth tickets for the 2011 concert. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its third quarter honor roll for the 2010/2011 school year.  More...

It’s butterfly time!

Teacher, Heidi Bullen, along with her students Austin Marden, Orin Luce and Sarita Bryant, transfer caterpillars into their individual homes. More...

Springfest returns

Jonathan Jordan and Jackson Masterson are excited about the big M&Ms filled with toys that will be raffled off at Springfest May 13. You do not need to be present to win. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.  —Robert Orben   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Many people were sad this past week to see their physician, Dr. Robert Jacobs, spend his last days with patients before going on to another venture after more than five years as the local physician. More...