September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Irene raised havoc with Phillips

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Fire Department logged 96 hours Aug. 28 and 62 hours the following day to deal with road closures, downed trees and flooded streets from Tropical Storm Irene.  More...

FEMA funds available for Irene damage

FARMINGTON — There is FEMA money available to pay for disaster damage in Franklin County from Tropical Storm Irene, according to Ron Looman, a public assistance officer from the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cathie Ryan to perform at three Maine venues - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Cathie Ryan at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Sept. More...

Poet Nikky Finney to give reading

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is proud to open its fall 2011 Visiting Writing Series with a reading by award-winning poet Nikky Finney. More...

'Myths & Legends' comes to Hooterville

FREEMAN — The 5th annual Hooterville Hollow Haunted Hayride, planned for Oct. 1, 7:30 to 10 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ella Power

1931-2011 — She was a lover of animals, especially dogs and cats

LEWISTON — Ella Power, 79, of Rangeley Plantation, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. More...

Delphia I. Trenoweth

1929-2011 — Her greatest joy in life was her family and friends

AUBURN — Delphia I. Trenoweth, 82, of Buckfield died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Hospice House. She was born in Phillips, Jan. 1, 1929, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Heath Whitney. More...

Mary Lou Katz

1958-2011 — She enjoyed art of any form and was a talented watercolor painter

STRONG — Mary Lou Katz, 52, passed away Sept. 13, 2011, at her home in Strong.  She was born in 1958, in Chicago Heights, Ill., the second child of Leonard and Mary Katherine Hering. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners 3-1-1 going into third week of season

Above, Jenni Rowland, Mt. Abram varsity soccer player, puts on the speed to try to stop a run down the sideline. Mt. Abram came out on top of a game at home last week against Carrabec 5-2. More...

‘Mud Girl’

Chelsea White,

STRONG — Chelsea White was the big winner in the Dirty Dawg Mud Run finale Saturday, Sept. 17. The 17-year old Carrabec High School senior lives in Embden with her parents, Bonnie and Sam White. More...

Mt. Abram Varsity boys pick up first win; JV boys remain undefeated

Aidan Drumstas (above right) and Keegan Rolbiecki run down the field in a race for control of the ball in a game against Carrabec last Thursday. Playing in a constant rain, Mt. 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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Helicopter airlifts Skyline Lift towers - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In just under three hours last Wednesday, a helicopter and ground crew installed 18 of the 19 towers for the new $3 million Skyline Lift at Sugarloaf. More...

Narrow Gauge Pathway repairs to go before voters

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The selectmen want to move forward with repairs to the 3.5 miles of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, not including the 1.5 miles of the S-turns, to make the path usable for cross country skiing, dog walking and other uses as soon More...

Bridge replacement plans moved at unprecedented pace

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It was a lot of work in a short amount of time, as the Maine Department of Transportation implemented a program never before used in Maine to plan and begin replacing two Route 27 Carrabassett Valley bridges, according to More...

Low attendance at New Portland fair

NEW PORTLAND — The members of the New Portland Lions Club were blessed this past weekend when all their hard work in preparing for the 79th annual New Portland Fair paid off with beautiful weather.  More...

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Even more equitability for rural schools

Legislative Report

In my last article I explained how we modified the Essential Programs and Services create more equitable funding for rural schools. In this article I would like to talk about an effort to help districts reduce administrative costs. More...

Tips on getting more fruits and veggies in your diet

Produce Health

September is Fruit and Veggies-More Matters Month. With obesity on the rise, it is important to realize the benefits and pleasure we can gain from eating more fruits and vegetables. More...

Letters

A change is coming to the mountains of Northern Franklin County

Summer is winding to a close; the crisp autumn air is now upon us. It brings a dazzling display of vivid fall colors. More...

Please help the Hooterville Hollow Haunted Hay Ride

The Hooterville Hollow Haunted Hay Ride is scheduled for Oct. 1 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on the Handrahan property in Kingfield and we are in need of people to help.  We are asking for you, a group or family to set up a site. More...

Thanks for attending our party

We would like to thank all our friends and relations for attending our “Almost a Surprise-Almost our birthdays” party during Old Home Days in Avon.  Guests were from northern and southern California, Iowa, Florida, Hollis Center, Seb More...

Community & Local News

Ramped up

The Strong Historical Society had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the addition of a new ramp that will allow wheelchair access to the building on Main Street. More...

Western Maine Artists Collective open house Sept. 30

KINGFIELD — Western Maine Artists Collective, located at the Reinholt Gallery on downtown Main Street will hold an open house Friday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.  More...

Fire Chief asks town to study second Sugarloaf exit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With a 100 year flood leaving the majority of Carrabassett Valley’s population isolated for 12 hours in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, Fire Chief Courtney Knapp asked that a study committee be formed to look at co More...

News from our Schools

Parent Access to PowerSchool

MSAD #58 provides PowerSchool access accounts for all parents of district students. More...

University of Maine at Farmington rep coming

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m., a representative from the University of Maine at Farmington will be in the Guidance Office at Mt. Abram.   More...

University of Southern Maine rep coming

Friday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., a representative from the University of Southern Maine will be in the Guidance Office at Mt. Abram.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Native American Day is Friday  What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

This past week a few friends hosted a little dinner party for Sid Savage before he left for the Veterans’ hospital for surgery. I was pleased to see Michael Thom whom I hadn’t seen in years. More...