November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Fish Hatchery Road culverts to be replaced

PHILLIPS — Culverts on both ends of Fish Hatchery Road will be replaced next spring, alleviating most runoff from Walker Road into Toothaker Pond.  More...

Group appeals Saddleback Ridge Wind permit

The proposed project is near Mt. Blue State Park and Webb Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Friends of Maine’s Mountains has filed an appeal with the Bureau of Environmental Protection opposing the permit issued by Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection to Saddleback Ridge Wind LLC. More...

Arts & Entertainment

A ‘Celtic Christmas’ presented - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Aoife Clancy, Robbie O’Connell and Jimmy Keene at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Dec. More...

Kingfield mural joins Friday artwalk

KINGFIELD — A mural created by more than a dozen area children under the tutelage of local artist Saskia Reinholt will be part of the next First Friday Artwalk planned for Friday, Dec. 2 at Webster Hall.  More...

Charity Summit ‘Plate Dates’ are here

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited and encouraged to participate in Plate Dates when nineinch” plates will be created which will be used as centerpieces at the Charity Ball, part of the Sugarloaf Charity Summit, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arthur Ray Hinkley

1954-2011 — He enjoyed camping, woodworking and being surrounded by his grandchildren

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Arthur Ray Hinkley was born Oct. 23, 1954. Nov. More...

George Fred (Tim) Terry III

1929-2011 — Sugarloaf was one of the communities central to his life

WATERVILLE — George Fred (Tim) Terry III, 82, of Waterville died at the Togus Hospice Nov. 21, 2011.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

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Sugarloaf Communications Manager Ethan Austin takes some turns during last Wednesday’s snowstorm. (Ethan Austin photo, taken with a GoPro attached to his ski pole) More...

‘Sugarloaf Replay’ mobile app unveiled

App tracks and shares vertical, mileage, speed and more

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf unveiled a new mobile app this week that allows skiers and riders to track their experiences on the mountain, compile their stats online, and share them with friends, all with the push of a single button. More...

Dan Wagner dinner slated

STRATTON — Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building the public is urged to gather to support and honor a determined racer who has come far to reach his dream.  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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.  —Helen Keller   More...

Breads the Old fashioned Way

Nothing smells better than homemade bread baking in<  More...

Thanksgiving storm delights skiers

Maine’s Western mountains got a taste of winter last week with 4.5 inches of snow blanketing the Eustis area, and eight inches delighting skiers at the top of Sugarloaf.  More...

Coplin to hold special town meeting

COPLIN PLANTATION — There will be a Special Town meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Kingfield hires grant writer

KINGFIELD — Rodney Lynch will start as a contracted grant writer/economic development planner, for the town of Kingfield Jan. 1.  The selectmen moved ahead with that decision at their Monday, Nov. More...

Most creative time of the year

The Kingfield eighth grade class hosted a Christmas craft fair on Saturday as part of their annual class trip fundraiser. More...

Op-Ed

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Show respect for nature and its delicate balance

I thank Elaine Graham for the wonderful letter regarding coyote killing and the balance of nature (“God made both coyotes and heron,” Irregular Nov. 16, Page 4). Please accept this further discussion.  More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Retiree health care targeted   More...

Letters

Can’t find WSKI-TV 17, or we’re ‘out of sync’?

I would like to let our viewers know that if they are unable to find WSKI-TV 17 either with their digital converters or tuners, or if they see and hear WSKI out of sync, please call Time-Warner!  More...

Thanks to everyone for their kindness

I want to thank my family and friends, the doctors and staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital and the staff at Orchard Park for all the help, the many cards, gifts and visits and the kindness I received during my recent recovery. More...

‘Community’ spells success for craft fair

The Stratton PTC Christmas Craft Fair held Nov. 19 was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of community volunteers and donors.  More...

Community & Local News

Evening to help deal with grief offered

LEWISTON — For families that have experienced the death of a loved one the holiday season can be especially challenging. More...

FMH renovating emergency department

FARMINGTON — After months of planning, renovations in the Emergency Department at Franklin Memorial Hospital are underway with completion expected in mid-January. More...

Club elects new officers

ANSON — Friday, Nov. More...

News from our Schools

Giving is an art

The Kingfield Elementary School’s Civil Rights Team, led by teacher Tom McCafferty, recently sponsored a food drive. More...

‘Empty Bowl Supper’ at high school

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School is again hosting and Empty Bowl Supper to benefit the Salem food pantry. The supper will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Pizza dinner, financial aid presentation offered

Navigating FAFSA

MSAD #58 — Parents of district students are invited to a presentation on ways to successfully navigate the college financial aid process. More...