May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Three towns to see reduced budget share - Free Access

MSAD #58

SALEM — Because MSAD #58 applied $750,000 from surplus towards the proposed $9,856,130 school budget, Phillips, Strong and Eustis will see a reduction in their share of the budget. More...

Kingfield board wants clarification of VEC request

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Board of Selectmen agreed to submit a letter of intent for the Village Enhancement Committee to submit to the Department of Economic and Community Development for a Maine Future’s grant, leaving the door open for the More...

Arts & Entertainment

PEI’s fiddle ‘Fire Cracker’ to play Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present PEI fiddle sensation Cynthia MacLeod with Jon Matthews at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 25 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, May More...

Buddy MacDonald, Rachel Davis come to Maine

Lakeside Theater & Skye Theatre

New England Celtic Arts will present Celtic Colours International Festival late night host Buddy MacDonald with Cape Breton’s young fiddle sensation Rachel Davis.  More...

Storytelling on Memorial Day

FARMINGTON — Farmington’s Memorial Day parade May 30, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Roderick Crosby Post #28, 158 High Street, will include a float with a storytelling theme.  More...

Letters

Stratton-Eustis area cleanup covered 20 miles

Around 30 volunteers showed up on a chilly, drizzly day to clean the streets, highways and side roads of Eustis-Stratton, Coplin and Wyman areas. They covered 20 miles and collected over 50 bags of garbage and other debris.  More...

Thanks for the wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week

The teachers and staff at the Stratton Elementary School would like to thank our volunteer Coordinator Millie Howard, members of the Stratton PTC, and all the parents who made our Teacher Appreciation Week wonderful.  It is abundantly clear as More...

Thanks Walk-A-Thon supporters

On Behalf of the Dead River Area Historical Society, I want to thank everyone who participated in, worked on and supported the Walk-A-Thon on May 7. The money raised will be used to paint another section of the museum. More...

Community & Local News

Coffren honored for 30 years of postal service

KINGFIELD — Charmayne Coffren, of Carrabassett Valley, was surprised Monday with a certificate and pin honoring her 30 years of service to the post office.  “Her anniversary date is actually June 13,” said Kingfield Postmaster More...

SR&RL Railroad back on track

PHILLIPS — Western Maine’s famous “two-footers,” the narrow gauge trains that once serviced northern Franklin County are running once again.  More...

Sugarloaf’s new lift may be in by Homecoming

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s new state-of the-art, fixed grip, quad chairlift may be installed with the load test complete by homecoming.  More...

News from our Schools

Pre-prom repast

A large group of Mt. Abram students and their escorts enjoy a pre-prom dinner at the home of Barry and Danielle London last weekend. More...

Carrabec High School Honor parts announced

NORTH ANSON — Dr. Regina Campbell, principal, recently announced honor parts for the class of 2011 at Carrabec High School. Valedictorian: Ashia Jepson More...

Carrabec High School graduation May 28

NORTH ANSON — Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Carrabassett Valley school budget approved

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With no discussion, voters gave the Carrabassett Valley School committee authority to amend the secondary school contract with MSAD #58 to eliminate the requirement for town students to attend a district school in order to More...

School board announces new MTA, Stratton-Kingfield principals - Free Access

MSAD #58 — During the Public Comment Section of MSAD #58’s School Board meeting recently, current Mt. More...

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Governor LePage’s Vision for Maine

When Governor LePage was running for office, his biggest selling point to me was his concern for Maine’s economy and lack of good paying, long lasting jobs. Next was his ability to turn the city of Waterville around. More...

Local Memorial Day Events

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Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis Ray Therrien

1947-2011 — He was a doting grandfather, loved auto racing, motorcycles and hunting

LEWISTON — Dennis Ray Therrien, 63, of Madrid, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, May 19, 2011, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family.  More...

Stacie Lynn Baker

1981-2011 — She will be remembered for her ability to look on the brighter side of life

FARMINGTON — Stacie Lynn Baker, 29, a strong, loving mother of two children, died unexpectedly with her unborn baby, of an ectopic pregnancy Tuesday, May 17, 2011, shortly upon arrival at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington.  More...

Linwood ‘Lin’ Frank Wright

1925-2011 — He was a bomber pilot during WWI & flew in the Berlin Airlift

FARMINGTON — Linwood “Lin” Frank Wright, died peacefully and with dignity and grace at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  L/Col. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Safety first

Rick Rogers, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Volunteer Coordinator, talks about safety on ATV trails. More...

Outdoor Adventure Camp returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Town of Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department and Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation are collaborating for the 14th year to provide summer fun for children ages 4 to 13 at Outdoor Adventure Camp.  More...

Mountain bike trail work day rescheduled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Due to bad weather and extremely wet trails, work day for the Outdoor Center trails has been postponed.  Originally set for May 27 to 29, the volunteer work days will be rescheduled for sometime in June.  Visit t 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...

Irregular Regulars

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

There’s history buried in these hills… literally …including a touching story in Wilsons Mills from the Civil War

In late March or early April, Maine Public Television presented the early ‘90s Ken Burns television series on the Civil War. It was mustsee TV back then, and for many of us, it was again this spring.  More...

~ WHOZIT~

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Thought for the Week

Memorial Day is Monday  And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.  And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.  —Lee Greenwood   More...