September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

No damage to ski lifts from Irene

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf sustained very little erosive damage during Sunday’s Tropical Storm Irene. More...

Temporary bridges: race against time

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Reed & Reed, of Woolwich, worked closely with the Carrabassett Police and Fire Departments to make sure the weekend replacement of the two bridges on Route 27, one directly north of the Sugarloaf Access Road, and the o More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gala opening to celebrate new arts center

Emery Community Arts Center—innovative venue for the arts in western Maine—comes to life on University of Maine at Farmington campus with gala opening, Sept. 7*

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to announce a gala opening and ribbon-cutting at the newly constructed Emery Community Arts Center—an innovative, dynamic venue for the arts in western Maine—from 3-8 p.m., W More...

Maine’s T-Acadie to perform - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present TAcadie at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Sept. 14 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Sept. 15. Curtain is at 7 p.m. More...

Reeds Mill Church hymn sing scheduled

MADRID — Reeds Mill Church on Reeds Mill Road will be hosting its annual fall hymn sing Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alice Noreen Bethune

1937-2011 — Her church and family were the most important things to her

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Alice N. Bethune, age 73, died Aug. 22, 2011 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington following a long illness.  More...

Larry J. Houghton

1944-2011 — He enjoyed wildlife photography and sharing his wonderful cooking

FARMINGTON — Larry J. Houghton, 67, of Phillips, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.  He was born May 13, 1944, in Lewiston, the son of Earl W. and Mildred (Lishon) Houghton. More...

Verna Mae Southern

1922-2011 — She was a devoted daughter, made her home with her mother throughout her lifetime

FARMINGTON — Verna Mae Southern, 88, a resident of Livermore Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Verna had previously resided at Victorian Villa Nursing Home in Canton for the past two years.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fall soccer registration now open

Western Maine Youth Soccer Association

SALEM — The Western Maine Youth Soccer Association recently announced its fall recreational soccer program 2011 details.  New this year, the program will run Saturday mornings. More...

Season opener

The Mt. Abram Varsity girls soccer team hosted the Lisbon Greyhounds on Friday afternoon in what turned out to be an exciting game. More...

More than two grand raised for library

FARMINGTON FALLS — The 14th annual Phillips Nine-Hole Golf Scramble was held under partly sunny skies at Sandy River Golf Course recently.  The $2,400 raised from the event will benefit the Phillips Public Library.  Sixteen teams comp More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Patriot Day (9/ 11) is Sunday  With the tears a land hath shed Their graves should ever be green.  —Thomas Bailey Aldrich  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Eat Apples Every Day

We have over 40 varieties of apple trees More...

Carrabassett Valley hit hard by storm

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In addition to losing the two bridges on Route 27, Carrabassett Valley was hard hit by Tropical Storm Irene.  More...

Rangeley stories range from historical, inspiration to whimsical

WRGY 90.5 celebrates

RANGELEY — What is your Rangeley story? That question was asked of Rangeley residents, summer residents and visitors. More...

Crews concentrate on temporary bridges

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Department of Transportation, and its contractor, Reed & Reed, Inc., were diligently working over the weekend installing two temporary bridges on Route 27 in Carrabassett Valley so that they hopefully could b More...

Kingfield taxes to increase by 2.5 mils

KINGFIELD — Kingfield taxpayers will face a 2.5 increase in the property tax mil rate this year, bringing it to 14.0, up from 11.5.  That translates to an extra $250 on a house valued at $100,000. Tax bills should be in the mail by Sept. More...

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To the citizens of MSAD #58

School has started once again, and the MSAD #58 School Board cordially invites you to attend our board meetings, which start at 6:30 p.m.  We welcome your support and urge you to become involved in our schools. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA Medicare Subvention Legislation Introduced   More...

Letters

A thank you to Poland Spring

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those connected with Poland Spring for their donation of water to the Lexington/Highland Historical Society on our Aug. More...

Thanks for your help with Larry’s benefit

I would like to thank all surrounding businesses and community members for all their help with the benefit dinner held at the Mt. Abram High School in May for Larry.  It was a fun and wonderful event held for Larry and his family. More...

Help the library renovate the Whittemore Building

“School days, school days, good old fashioned rule days; reading and writing and ‘rithmetic; done to the rule of the hickory stick.” School days are here!  More...

Community & Local News

Vets remember 9/11, honor the flag - Free Access

Tattered and faded flags to be honorably burned Sept. 11 are arranged around American Legion Post 64's symbols. Vets remember 9/11, honor the flag More...

FMH to host Strength for Life program

FARMINGTON — Strength for Life, a strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility exercise program for older adults, will take place at Franklin Memorial Hospital beginning Sept. 21. More...

Service to commemorate 9/11 10th anniversary

Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Area Ministry invites the public to gather with them at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...