October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf’s bottom line is looking good

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Despite the Dec. More...

New church dedicated

NEW PORTLAND — More than 150 people came to the new Western Mountains Baptist Church Saturday, Oct. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Master guitar duo to perform at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Scott MacMillan and Brian Doyle at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Oct. 19 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. More...

Author Lia Purpura to give reading

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present award-winning author Lia Purpura as the next writer in its 2011-12 Visiting Writers Series.  More...

All Liszt program planned

FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present piano virtuoso Laura Kargul in an all Liszt Program on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt.  The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert E. White

He served in the United States Navy during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts

BRUNSWICK — Robert E. White, 80, of Brunswick, formerly of Stratton, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Mid- Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  More...

Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Van Alstine

1944-2011 — She most enjoyed spending time with her family

CAMDEN — Mary Beth (Hayden) Van Alstine, age 67, died at her home in Camden surrounded by family Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 following a long struggle with ovarian cancer.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

A hunter’s story

KINGFIELD — Some women find their enjoyment in doing crafts, knitting or joining community organizations but one Kingfield woman finds her enjoyment in hunting.  If Deidre Boudreau, who lives with her husband, Buddy, on Ira Mountain, had h More...

Two Sugarloafers to be inducted into Ski Hall of Fame

KINGFIELD — Two skiers with Sugarloaf ties, Werner Rothbacher, who brought the Austrian Wedelyn technique to Sugarloaf in the 1950s, and Horace Chapman, a driving force during skiing’s early years and no stranger to Sugarloaf, are among t More...

Youth Hunting Day breakfast planned

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will be hosting its annual Youth Hunting Day breakfast Saturday, Oct. 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...

County and school are reasons for higher taxes in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Townspeople should not blame Poland Spring for the jump in this year’s tax rate, Board of Selectmen Chair Heather Moody told fellow board members last week.  More...

Sugarloaf upbeat despite challenges - Free Access

Homecoming Weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The construction of the new Skyline ski lift is 95 percent complete and the end is in sight, with the load test set for around Nov. 1, two weeks ahead of schedule, according to Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller. More...

Wind power ordinance considered

NEW PORTLAND — Monday night, Oct. 3, selectmen decided to hold off scheduling a special town meeting until their Oct. 17 meeting. More...

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Time to thank our veterans

Legislative Report

Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 is quickly approaching. It is again time to say thank you and remember all those that have served our country. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

DoD budget cuts approved, super committee meets More...

Letters

Thanks for your caring

To all our friends, neighbors and relatives, we want to give our sincere thanks during a difficult period.  On Aug. More...

Fall Harvest Festival was a Great Success

Thank You, to everyone for supporting our 2nd annual Fall Harvest Festival. The Flagstaff Area Business Association could not have done the event without the help of our communities.  More...

Community & Local News

All decked out

Kingfield Historical Society Trustees Bill Brown, Treasurer David Holmes and President Steve Yates stand in front of the replacement deck they built to the left of the entryway to the History House. More...

FMH receives accreditation

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospi More...

New catch basins could solve more than water problems in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Work behind the Keenan building at the corner of Main and Depot streets will mean better drainage and could be a transition to creating 15 new parking spaces in downtown Kingfield.  More...

News from our Schools

Court of Honor for Troop 500

Among those participating in a recent Court of Honor for Boy Scout Troop 500 in Strong are (back row, left to right) James Wilson, Joshua McBean, Rep. More...

Christmas fair seeks crafters

STRATTON -- The Stratton-Eustis PTC is holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. More...

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Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Boss’s Day is Monday By working faithfully eighthours a day you mayeventually get to be boss andwork twelve hours a day. —Robert Frost More...

Pass the Potatoes, Please

Ah, the lowly potato —a staple in More...