August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Stratton area bus runs updated - Free Access

The MSAD #58 administration has been working on transportation for students to and from Stratton and Carrabassett due to the two bridges on Route 27 washed out by Tropical Storm Irene Sunday. 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 Frankli More...

Eustis mishap leads to boil order, OK now

EUSTIS — An excavator working on replacing the town’s water mains accidentally hit a pipe on Reservoir Road on the way down to the pump house, in the village of Stratton causing the water pressure to drop to zero. More...

Power outages to extend for days

People can expect to be without power for several more days, according to Gail Rice, spokesperson for Central Maine Power Co.  As of Monday at 3:30 p.m., approximately 2,558 outages were still recorded in Franklin County.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

George Keith and friends to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host popular Boston Irish fiddler George Keith and friends at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Sept. 4. A pre-show jam will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

Kyle Carey to play Skye & Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Kyle Carey with Rosie MacKenzie at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Sept. More...

Kinetic installations open gallery season

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery begins the academic year with a bold, new, large-scale, mixedmedia sculptural exhibit by artist Lynn Richardson. The exhibit runs from Sept. 8 to Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest C. McKenney

1921-2011 — he served as a tank driver during WWII

NORRIDGEWOCK — Ernest C. McKenney, 90, of Norridgewock, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Aug, 20, 2011 in Norridgewock.  He was born on May 5, 1921, in Madison, a son of, Wallace P. and Sarah (Jackson) McKenney. More...

Community & Local News

Governor comes out against CONDOR changes

AUGUSTA — Gov. More...

Health center to hold open house

KINGFIELD — Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold an open house Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

After 30 years, Narrow Gauge Realty closes

KINGFIELD — In 1982, after he retired from a career with the Maine State Warden Service, Charles Bessey and his wife, Josephine, opened Narrow Gauge Realty on Main Street in Kingfield.  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

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday  Without labor nothing prospers.  —Sophocles  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Healthy Snacks for After School

Today is the first day of school! Why More...

Irene's comings and goings - Free Access

A time tables of Tropical Storm Irene and its effects on the area

WESTERN MOUNTAINS -- The effects Tropical Storm Irene on the Western Mountain area varied greatly, from those who experienced heavy rain with little damage to those who were forced to evacuate or found themselves stranded. More...

This Week's Cover - Free Access

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Irene washes out two critical bridges in Carrabassett - Free Access

WESTERN MAINE — The main artery leading to Canada from all points on Route 27 was closed Sunday night after two bridges on Route 27 collapsed. More...

MDOT planning for Route 27 temporary bridge replacements - Free Access

Maine Department of Transportation is working on the engineering plans for temporary bridges as well as permanent bridges so that once a construction firm is hired they can immediately start work. More...

CONDOR fight far from over

Even though Gov. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Bill Tied to Cuts in Commissaries  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could host a talk show or game show, which one would you choose and why?

Shelby Banks, Kingfield: "'Wheel of Fortune,' because good fortune is having good friends and family." More...

Letters

Thank you for your time and support

The family of Margaret Scribner would like to express our deep appreciation to the many wonderful people who generously gave their time and support to our mom. More...

Thanks for participating in our picnic

The Toothaker Pond Association, located in Phillips, wishes to extend thanks to all those who participated in the Old Home Days Picnic on Aug. 20. More...

Troop 525 thanks all

Boy Scout Troop 525 would like to thank everyone who stopped by our food tent at the recent Carrabassett Summer Festival. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Route 4 Race Track to open

STRONG — Tim Ladd has hoped and planned to have a race track for years, and now he’s ready to share his dream.  Sunday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m., he will host a Grand Opening celebration for his new Route 4 Race Track.  More...

Skyline Quad —on track, on time, on budget

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The ability to use a pair skidders instead of a helicopter for part of the construction of a new $3-million Skyline Quad chairlift has helped Sugarloaf keep the project on time and on budget, a spokesman for the resort sai More...

Golf tourney raises funds for LEAP

FARMINGTON FALLS — Saturday, Aug. 20, 14 teams comprising 50 golfers gathered at the Sandy River Golf Course for LEAP’s 5th annual golf scramble and skills challenge. More...