May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Public to weigh in on $9.8 million school budget - Free Access

SALEM — Residents of MSAD #58 will have an opportunity to weigh in on the school district’s proposed $9,856,130 school budget Tuesday, May 31. More...

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Sugarloaf Ski Patrol volunteer, Barry London of Carrabassett Valley, helps out with medical services at the 29th annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 5K last weekend. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Spring Fling Dinner on tap

STRATTON — Stratton Elementary PTC will be hosting its annual Spring Fling Dinner Friday, May 20 at the Stratton Community Center; doors open 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  More...

Artist spaces available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 6th annual Carrabassett Summer Festival, happening Aug. More...

Kreativity Center announces summer lineup

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — KC’s Kreativity Center has announced its summer lineup of activities and offerings. More...

Letters

Teacher Appreciation Week truly appreciated

The teachers at Mount Abram High School would like to sincerely thank Gisele Chenard and Millie Howard for organizing a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week for us.  More...

Top fundraiser thanks all involved

I just learned that I was the top individual fundraiser for the 24th Annual Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament in Carrabassett Valley.  It is an honor to achieve this for the second year in a row. More...

Community & Local News

Smart Meters explained

Phillips

PHILLIPS — Smart meters have prompted a lot of discussion, and for that reason, Central Maine Power is agreeing to explain to local communities how they work and why they are needed.   More...

Rabies clinic planned

SALEM — A rabies vaccine clinic will be held Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Salem Fire Department.  The cost is $9 per animal.  This event is sponsored by the Salem Volunteer Fire Association.   More...

Marketing plan seminar set

FARMINGTON -- The seminar "Suitcase for Success: Pack Your Marketing Plan with Essential Tips" will be held Thursday, June 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

All dressed up with places to go

Last Saturday night was Prom Night for Mt. Abram students. The dance was held at the Sugarloaf Inn. More...

Phillips participates in ACES

PHILLIPS — At 10 a.m. More...

Husson graduate

Lindsay Alari graduated from Husson University Saturday, May 14 with a GPA of 3.7, earning her degree in nursing with a BS. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday  I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.  —William Shakespeare  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!

Michael Joseph ‘MJ’ Schniepp Born: February 12, 2011 @ 9:08 pm Gender: Male Weight: 8.3 lbs Length: 21 inches Parents: Melanie Schniepp & Michael Landry, Stua  More...

Aliberti to be principal at Mt. Abram High School - Free Access

The MSAD #58 Board of Directors announced at their meeting last night that Marco Aliberti, currently principal at Kingfield and Stratton Elementary Schools, has been selected to be the principal of Mt. More...

Petition demands Highland Wind withdraw

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — About 30 people came out last week in support of a signed petition demanding the permanent withdrawal of Highland Wind’s LLC permit application for a wind turbine facility atop Highland’s five mountains, and ab More...

Voters to choose between two recall ordinances or none

PHILLIPS — Voters will have a choice between two recall ordinances to adopt, if any. Debra MaCarthy submitted a citizen petition for a recall ordinance last week. More...

Reed resigns as road commissioner

PHILLIPS — Phillips will be looking for a new road commissioner very soon.  Stacy Reed has submitted his resignation, effective Thursday, May 19. More...

Op-Ed

Don’t ‘abolish’ LURC, improve it

For many years, the North Woods have been subject to continual development pressures. More...

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More resources for veterans in need

Veteran Benefits & Affairs

Some Maine veterans with disabilities have a way to stay out of nursing homes.  The Veteran-Direct Home and Community- Based Services Program has been available in 15 states and Washington D.C. for three years and has accommodated 450 veterans. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael C. Callahan

1955-2011 — His wife and family were the most important things in his life

RANGELEY — Michael C. Callahan, 55, of Rangeley and Carlisle, Mass., died unexpectedly at his home in Rangeley on Sunday, May 8, 2011.  He was born in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 1, 1955, a son of Roy and Monita (Chaney) Callahan. More...

Florence Hall

1927- 2011 — She and her husband enjoyed their gardens and beekeeping together

FARMINGTON — Florence Hall, 83, passed away Saturday night, May 14, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Millard ‘Sonny’ Parlin Jr.

1928-2011 — He enjoyed reading, quiet afternoons at camp, volunteering, spending time with friends

FARMINGTON — Millard “Sonny” Parlin Jr., 82, of New Vineyard, died peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Pierce House.  A lifelong resident of New Vineyard, Sonny was born Dec. 1, 1928, a son of Millard S. More...

Sports & Outdoors

More than 1,000 runners turn out

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Cool temperatures and light rain didn’t deter the 1,011 entrants and the scores of volunteers who participated in the 29th running of the Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K Sunday, May 15.  More...

Lady Roadrunners shutout

MTA Varsity Softball

Mt. Abram, 0 — Jay, 8 More...

Look out batter

  Phillips’ southpaw pitcher Jake Davenport concentrates as he throws a pitch. The Phillips baseball and softball teams hosted Kingfield last Monday. 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...