July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Economy, tourism top new comprehensive plan goals

RANGELEY — The economy, tourism, water quality, affordable housing, maintaining the downtown village are major points that have been identified following two public meetings on Rangeley’s comprehensive plan.  More...

Kingfield personnel management chain of command needs clarity

KINGFIELD — Kingfield selectmen hope to clarify the chain of command and how town employees, Administrative Assistant Douglas Marble and selectmen interact in the event of a personnel issue.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass festival returns August 12 & 13 - Free Access

RANGELEY — Eleven of the top bands in bluegrass music today, including some of Maine’s best performers, will be coming to Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13 for the 2nd Annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival. More...

New exhibitions open August 6

Stadler Gallery

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery at 225 Main Street is pleased to announce two new exhibitions with works by Carolyn Caldwell from Deer Isle, and Abbott and Nancy Meader from Oakland. They will be on view from Aug. More...

The Spinney Brothers bluegrass band to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the Spinney Brothers. Performances will be held at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stillman James ‘Tee-Dee’ Bragdon

1931-2011 — His proudest achievement was working as a Maine Guide

SANFORD & BERWICK — Stillman James ‘Tee-Dee’ Bragdon, 80 years, of Sanford, formerly of Berwick, died July 2, 2011 at the Newton Center in Sanford.  More...

Sylvia Wells Holbrook

1916-2011 — Known as the ‘Butter Lady,’ she was featured in Down East & Yankee magazines

FARMINGTON — Sylvia Wells Holbrook, 95, of Farmington passed away on July 20, 2011 at Edgewood Center for Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where she had been a resident since Dec. 29, 2008.  More...

Sheila M. Maxham

1950-2011 — The lives she touched were many & she taught compassion, tolerance & acceptance

FARMINGTON — Sheila M. Maxham, age 60, of Farmington passed away at her home Wednesday, July 20, 2011.  More...

News from our Schools

Students learn hands-only CPR

PHILLIPS — Jane Thorndike of NorthStar EMS and Heather Rhinhart also of NorthStar EMS and a volunteer for AmeriCorps (an emergency response corps unit of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England), taught 100 students at Phillips Elementary S More...

Sharing a good book

Alexis Petrie, a Strong Elementary School first grader, shares and explains a favorite page from a book by her favorite author to Hailee Hinkley, a kindergartener. More...

Trip to Costa Rica ‘unbelievably awesome’

SALEM — Spending over a week in Costa Rica was a life altering experience for Mt. Abram High School junior Jasmine Knapp.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.  —Bessie Stanley  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Chocolate Cake —With a Twist

Chocoholics unite! I was recently baking a birthday More...

WEB Story of the Week - Free Access

There’s a lot of nutrition misinformation out there

KINGFIELD -- Ignorance is bliss when it comes to nutrition, but it can be the main culprit as to why people are overweight, author Judith Valentine Ph.D., told a group of 20 people attending a recent nutrition seminar at the United Methodist Church. More...

CMP Smart Meters coming to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Smart meters will be coming to Kingfield before the end of the year, Tasha Raymond from Central Maine Power’s customer service told selectmen last week.  More...

Fish hatchery permit renewal request has locals concerned

PHILLIPS — Toothaker Pond Association is very concerned over the fact that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has applied to renew the discharge permit at the Fish Hatchery. More...

New Assessor on board

Pictured are the new Assessor Agent for the town of New Portland, Terry Lamontagne, and longtime town official Bert Dyer at the July 19 board of selectmen’s meeting. More...

Op-Ed

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A suggestion for windfarm developers

By Dwight Barron Jr.  If the backers of these wind farms would stop to think... the best places for these turbines would be places where they could use the power generated on the spot.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the theme song of your life?

Mark Lopez, Kingfield: “I Fought the Law and the Law Won.” More...

Letters

Memorial golf tournament a success

Saturday, July 16, we held the third annual Paul L. Chodosh M.D., Memorial Golf Tournament at Mingo Springs Golf Course. More...

Community & Local News

LMF awards $800,000 to Crocker, Orbeton projects

The Crocker Mountain conservation project was awarded $650,000 and Orbeton Stream received $150,000 recently from the Land Maine’s Future program. More...

Kingfield subcommittee will give direction on Route 27 rebuild

KINGFIELD — Selectmen will be appointing a subcommittee to help plan a Contest Sensitive Solution on how the Maine Department of Transportation proceeds to rebuild Route 27 through downtown Kingfield.  More...

Board discusses Tree Growth penalties

NEW PORTLAND — Selectmen met last week and discussed several issues including a session with several New Portland residents who were concerned with their tree growth withdrawal penalties. More...

Sports & Outdoors

First backcountry challenge sees 146 riders - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sunday, July 24 the Carrabassett Region NEMBA group hosted the inaugural Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge, part of the US CAN Endurance Series. More...

Up to the challenge - Free Access

  Young riders from as far away as Portland participated in the first annual Kids Cross Country Challenge last Sunday at the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Center.  More...

Notice for MTA soccer players - Free Access

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School sports officials recently announced that the 2011 soccer season officially begins Aug. 15. To participate, athletes must be enrolled at MTA. Practice will be held 4 to 7 p.m. at the high school. 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...