November 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Route 27 could be a real destination tourism area

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — How to best promote Route 27 as a destination tourism area includes more than marketing, it includes assessing everything the area has to offer.  More...

Most MSAD #58 schools attain Adequate Yearly Progress

PHILLIPS — Meeting the “moving target” of the ever changing learning assessment tools is a daunting task for educators, and MSAD #58 teachers and administrators have reason to celebrate with three elementary schools attaining Adequa More...

Board favors upping pool reserve fund

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bumping up the pool reserve at next year’s town meeting would be one way of showing the selectmen’s support of moving ahead with the pool renovation project.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Troy MacGillivray to play Skye, Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Troy MacGillivray at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Nov. 16 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Nov. 17. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Lilly King to give reading

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative More...

Emery Arts Center events planned

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced the events at Emery Community Arts Center on UMF campus for November.  Rwandan Dancers will present “Evening of Dance, Music and Performance” at 7:30 p.m., S More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lena Althea Searles

1930-2011 — She saw the good in everything and everyone

CHESTERVILLE — Lena Althea Searles, 81, of Chesterville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home.  More...

Ronald Chester Hurd

1951-2011 — He was proud of and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren

CHESTERVILLE — Ronald Chester Hurd (“Ron,” “Ronnie”) age 60, of Chesterville, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at his home in Chesterville.  More...

Harriet Stowell Blake

1928-2011

FARMINGTON — Harriet S. Blake, 83, passed away at the Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington Oct. 29, 2011.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

U13 boys’ compete in Soccer Maine Festival

Western Maine United U13 Boys soccer team consists of (back row, left to right) Coach Darren Allen, Tristin McFarlane (Farmington), Evan Dorr (Farmington), Thomas Marshall (Farmington), Kendall Dudle More...

U11 boys’ soccer team compete in soccer fest

The U11 Western Maine United team consists of (back row, left to right) Coach Darren Allen, Ryan Haszko (Farmington), Jack Murray (Farmington), Sam Smith (Farmington), Evan Allen (Avon), Levi Bouchar More...

Trail center makes winter plans

RANGELEY — This winter the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center will again be hosting its signature Early Season Ski Camp, a four-day intensive learning weekend during the Dec. 8 to 11.  More...

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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...

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With flurries falling and temps dropping into the low to mid twenties this afternoon, Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations in preparation for the 2011-12 season. More...

Breakfast for Veterans - Free Access

KINGFIELD -- The Kingfield Elementary School Civil Rights team, on behalf of all students at KES, would like to show their appreciation to local veterans by inviting them to enjoy breakfast on Friday, November 11 at the Woodsman.   More...

Scenic by-way committee to form

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Route 27 scenic byway committee will be formed to determine what improvements are most needed on the thoroughfare from Canada to Kingfield.  Fred Michaud, policy development specialist/scenic byways coordinator for More...

Wind ordinance to go before NP voters in March

NEW PORTLAND — Selectmen here Tuesday night, Nov. 1, voted not to hold a special town meeting in early December as planned to address two issues.  More...

FEMA approves over $38,000 for Irene damage

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved reimbursing Carrabassett Valley $38,696.48 out of $45,229.80 in damages from the Aug. 28 Tropical Storm Irene.  More...

Ready for a magic carpet ride?

The conveyor loading system on Skyline, Sugarloaf’s newest quad chairlift, is now in place. More...

Op-Ed

Remembering all veterans - Free Access

As we join the celebration and share the memories of our military service people on this Veterans Day, have we forgotten some of those who gave their lives for our freedoms? More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Some Senators Caution SecDef on Military Retirement Cuts   More...

Letters

Lions throw biggest Halloween party ever

A GIANT thank-you to the community of Stratton for helping the Lions Club put on the biggest party ever! More...

Thank you Poland Spring!

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating water to MSAD #74.  Every year we have many activities that the staff and students participate in and this gives us the opportunity to make sure everyone stays hyd More...

Proud to call this area my home

As many of you know, an auction was held at The Rack a few weeks ago to raise money to help me defer some of the expenses that will come up as I compete in the World Cup Tour this winter.  More...

Community & Local News

Dragon visits Kingfield

Stonedragon, a paper and cardboard art collaboration by Karen Campbell, Jamie Corriveau, Kitty Cole-Jones, Janice Tandy and Audrey Parks all of Carrabassett Valley, Penny Hall and Emily Maloney of Ki More...

Blood drive slated

SKOWHEGAN — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 21 Silver Street.  More...

Fish chowder luncheon slated

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon Friday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon includes chowder, biscuit, pickles, cheese, dessert and coffee/tea beverage. More...

News from our Schools

Flu shot time

Kingfield’s Madi Faraday and volunteer Donn Caton seem to be having a good time with fourth grader Taitianna Quinonez during a flu shot clinic in Phillips Tuesday, Nov. 1. More...

At work in the studio

Karen Campbell, above left, who has opened her art studio up for the second year to local home-schoolers, talks with Takoda Zoebisch, of Kingfield, about his clay project. More...

Logging museum hosts alternative education class

RANGELEY — Tuesday, Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week - Free Access

Veterans’ Day is Friday We often take for grantedthe very things that mostdeserve our gratitude. —Cynthia Ozick If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Porky the Pig

Pork used to be called the “other More...