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Concern remains over impact of Hurricane Irene on Western Mountains - Free Access

BJ Bangs

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Fond Farewell

John and Patty Ritzo listen as their daughter, Jolie Ritzo Coleman, CVA Class of 1999, honors her parents at the CVA Golf Classic and John and Patty Ritzo Tribute Banquet last Saturday evening. More...

New Portland: Taxpayer protests penalty

NEW PORTLAND — Once again, the New Portland selectmen met Monday night, Aug. 15, with a local taxpayer who was protesting a penalty he would have to pay for taking his property out of tree growth too early.  More...

MHT Guest Services Center to be in Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The new Maine Huts & Trails Guest Services Center will be basing its operations out of the Carrabassett Valley chamber building this fall.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tartan Terrors comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the Tartan Terrors at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

Kingfield Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — This Friday, Aug. 26, is the date for the final Kingfield Summer Artwalk —an End of Summer Celebration. Galleries, museums and shops will display local art from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

How Maine mountains were named

FARMINGTON — Author Steve Pinkham has written a book that tells some of the intriguing stories behind the names of Maine’s mountains. Friday, Aug. 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur H. Brown

AUBURN — Arthur “Art” Brown, 85, of Stratton, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the Hospice House. He had a long battle with cancer.  He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and moved to Maine in 1946. More...

Doris Glidden Lailer

1930–2011 — She loved being outdoors, watching wildlife and feeding her birds

CARRYING PLACE TN/TWP — Doris Glidden Lailer, 81, a resident of Carrying Place TN/TWP and former resident of Friendship Street in Waldoboro, passed away Tuesday, Aug. More...

Rodney Parlin

1951-2011 — His passion was his family

PORTLAND — Rodney Dean Parlin, 59, of Chesterville, died unexpectedly of natural causes Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2011 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, surrounded by family.  He was born Nov. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Thirty-one compete in Whittemore race - Free Access

Phillips Old Home Days

PHILLIPS — The Annual Paul G. Whittemore Road Race was held Saturday morning with 31 runners completing the three-mile course. More...

Saving the turtle (and cat)

Todd Brown, of Carrabassett Valley, holds the snapping turtle he saved recently. More...

Mingo holds second bird walk

RANGELEY — Saturday, Aug. 13, in the early morning, Mingo Springs Golf Course hosted a bird walk on its Mingo Bird Trail with the Rangeley Lakes Birders Association and the Mingo Springs Birders.  More...

Irene's calling cards dot the area - Free Access

NORTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Road closures, downed trees and power lines, flash flooding, flooded streets and bridges, and an evacuation of three people and a dog from a home on Route 142 Phillips kept emergency personnel busy in Northern Franklin Cou More...

Prepare for possible weekend effect from Hurricane Irene - Free Access

While it’s too early to tell (Thursday morning) if Hurricane Irene will produce hurricane or tropical storm strength winds in western Maine Sunday, people should be prepared for high winds and heavy rains, with a strong potential for power outa More...

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Discussion on Sugarloaf lift TIF to continue

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Whether Carrabassett Valley should enter into a Tax Incentive Financing District with Sugarloaf, dedicating all new property taxes from new ski lifts to it, will be discussed in more detail and may be aired at an informati More...

Parade a grand hit at Old Home Days - Free Access

PHILLIPS — Though thunder threatened briefly during the afternoon, there were no showers to dampen spirits at the 53rd Annual Phillips Old Home Days Parade last Friday evening. More...

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Political Correctness runs once again in Military History. More...

Letters

Ed Dexter, ahead of his times

I was just reading about some of the antismoking legislation that is current in Maine.  You know back in the 70s, Rep. More...

Carrabassett Summer Festival very successful

This year’s 6th annual summerfest was very successful thanks to all of our sponsors, attendees, artists, craftsmen, bands, sound technicians, electrician, lawn care volunteers, stage builders, draft horses-handler, air plane pilots, remote cont More...

Attend selectmen’s meetings; get educated

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Community & Local News

Strong selectmen, Voter family wrangle over tax abatement

STRONG — Selectmen have once again launched a review of an ongoing and tumultuous property tax abatement quarrel between a family of landowners and the town. Among those to review the history are two selectmen who are new to the board.  More...

Downtown parking options narrowed

Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Local businessman John Goldfrank told the Kingfield Selectmen that there is a need for 84 parking spaces downtown. There are 25 now.  More...

Cancer research relay planned

LEXINGTON — A relay to support cancer research is planned Saturday, Aug. 27 sponsored by the Lexington/Highland Historical Society.  Registration is scheduled between 9 and 9:45 a.m. at the History House site. 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 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

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.  —Mark van Doren  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Fresh Corn You Can’t Beat it!

Corn on the cob —or off— is More...