August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rescuers help injured hiker off mountain

DEAD RIVER TOWNSHIP — An injured hiker was able to walk down the backside of Bigelow Mountain with the help of rescuers more than nine hours after he fell and injured his shoulder Tuesday, Aug. 2, Lt. More...

Sign on I-95 could be boost for area

AUGUSTA — Rangeley and Carrabassett Valley could have a highway sign on I-95 outside Augusta pointing to the recreational western mountains as early as next summer pending funding from Maine Department of Transportation next summer.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Rocking with the Oldies’ returns

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road will present a repeat performance of “Rocking with the Oldies with Tom Ball and Scott & Joe Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.  More...

Ashelin to tour locally - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Ashelin, Newfoundland’s highly acclaimed Celtic-pop band. Performances will begin with a sunset Celtic music cruise on the Harbor Princess in Boothbay Harbor Saturday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Summer festival returns to Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 6th annual Carrabassett Summer Festival will be held Aug. 13, from noon until 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Gary Russell Akeley

1951-2011 — He was there for anyone who needed him

RANDOLPH — The Rev. Gary Russell Akeley passed away Aug. 4, 2011.  More...

Beulah Estelle Moore

1915-2011 — She gave countless hours in a great many homes caring for others

KINGFIELD — Beulah E. Moore, age 96, died Aug. 1, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

John A. Thomas

1924-2011 — John enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, and traveling in their RV

AUGUSTA — John A. Thomas, 87, of Rangeley passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Togus.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Volunteers wanted to work on bike trails - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association will be hosting volunteer workdays at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Endless Fun at Summer Camp

At left, Saskia Reinholt (left to right), Jocelyn Stevens, Serena Sitz, Katie Southwick, Maggie Wolf, Hunter Berry, Natasha Bogar and Kaleb Clark work on part of a mural for the town. More...

Forest Carey named U.S. Ski Team head speed coach

PARK CITY, Utah — Kingfield native and Carrabassett Valley Academy alum Forest Carey has been named the men’s head speed coach for the U.S. More...

Bluegrass aficionados, this is it - Free Access

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Ticket sales have been brisk leading up to this weekend’s second annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival. More...

Neighbors help save old farmhouse

LEXINGTON — Vicky Burbank is cleaning up her farmhouse at 1868 Long Falls Dam Road after it narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire from lightening last Tuesday, Aug. 2.  More...

New Vineyard mill family celebrates 40 years

NEW VINEYARD — For 40 years the Fletcher family in New Vineyard has seen bad times and good times and their business now flourishes as one of the last wood turning companies in the country.  More...

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Legislative Report

Last January, I introduced LD 216— “Resolve, To Prohibit Smokers from Receiving Maine Care Benefits.” I introduced this resolve after a conversation with a friend in Kingfield who is a nurse. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

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Letters

Poland Spring always there when needed

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to the Town of St. Albans for the “Community Playground Build” weekend. More...

Heartfelt thanks from the Richard Shurtleff family

A sincere thank you to all of our friends, relatives and neighbors for your kindness during our time of grief in the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, uncle and husband.  More...

Community & Local News

Two inducted into Logger’s Hall of Fame

RANGELEY — Friday evening, July 29, the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum inducted William “Bunk” Spiller of Rangeley and Elijah White Jr., of Carthage and Windham into the Loggers’ Hall of Fame.  More...

Deputies investigate criminal threatening

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following is a summary of some of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department’s activities last week.  The radio room was busy this past week at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department sending deputies t More...

Subcommittee to form to study Route 27 rebuild

KINGFIELD — David Guernsey told Kingfield Selectmen last week that the rebuild of Route 27 through downtown Kingfield is at least two to three years away.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.  —Harry S Truman (attributed by Truman to a friend; Harry Vaughan)  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OlØ! Make Some Salsa!

The gardens are exploding! So, pick away and More...