January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Charity Summit auction items abound - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It’s that time of year again when hope falls from the sky in the form of snow and the Charity Summit Ball brings months and months of fundraising and organizing to an apex. More...

LifeFlight seeks remote landing zones

RANGELEY — While snowy conditions at this weekend’s Snodeo grounded the helicopter flights, it didn’t dampen efforts by Jon “JR” Roebuck, to spread the word about Maine’s Remote Emergency Access Project.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Winter Diva Show coming January 27 and 29 - Free Access

RANGELEY — According to organizers, the Winter Diva Show can best be described as an evening of lighthearted entertainment, filled with unpredictable characters. More...

‘The Irish Descendants’ come to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will host Newfoundland’s top rated Celtic band “The Irish Descendants” at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 6, at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, Feb. More...

Donavon Frankenreiter and Deer Tick to play Sugarloaf

Concert series headliners announced

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Donavon Frankenreiter and Deer Tick, two of the nation’s top touring acts, will headline two dates in the Bud Light Concert Series at Sugarloaf this year.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rebecca L. Downs

1991-2012 — She was successful in anything and everything she did

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — Rebecca Lynn Downs (Louise Maiuri) is the loving daughter of Diane Lynn Downs and Roger Arthur Downs II. Rebecca passed away Jan. 8, 2012, due to a tragic auto accident.  More...

Galen F. Brackley

1957-2012 — He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting in his spare time

BOSTON, Mass. — Galen Francis Brackley, 54, died Jan. 17, 2012, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he had been a patient for the last week following a long illness.  More...

Bernard A. Tibbetts Jr.

1926-2012 — He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II

EUSTIS — Bernard Adelbert Tibbetts Jr., age 85, died Jan. 21, 2012 at the Hospice House in Auburn, following a long illness.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners do well at Black Mountain

Mt Abram Nordic Skiing

RUMFORD — Mt. Abram’s Nordic ski team compiled impressive results Saturday at the Maranacook Wave Race 5k freestyle competition that attracted a large portion of Maine’s top high school skiers to the trails at Black Mountain.  More...

New Western Maine Outdoor Club forms

PHILLIPS — For those looking for more ways to get outside this year and meet new people, the new Western Maine Outdoor Club is taking shape in Franklin County and looking for members.  More...

Jim 'Frosty' Logan

Despite -15 f. temperatures at the summit, Jim Logan of Freeman is all smiles on a recent hike up Coburn Mountain. (Stephan Mitman Photo) 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...

Closing Stratton school to be discussed January 31

SALEM — Closing Stratton Elementary School would address the up to a half million dollar budget shortfall MSAD #58 will face next year. The school board will devote a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to discuss the issue further.  More...

Stratton board members oppose closing school

SALEM — Closing the Stratton Elementary School would be devastating to the town, according to Sue Fotter and Sarah Strunk, MSAD #58 School Board members representing Stratton.  Fotter pleaded with fellow board members to look at other opti More...

Snodeo —A great time for all - Free Access

RANGELEY — The trails were great. People seemed happy with the snowmobiling, and everyone seemed to be having a good time at this weekend’s Snodeo. More...

Feds fund Crocker Mountain, Orbeton Steam projects

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — It’s full steam ahead now that Congress has awarded the Maine Department of Conservation $8.3 million through a Forestry Legacy Program to conserve 11,800 acres on Crocker Mountain and 5,808 acres of family-owned timbe More...

Op-Ed

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Renewable energy scam in Maine

I do not like having the “wool pulled over my eyes.” I like straightforward deals which are out in the open for all to see. I am sure most of you out there feel the same way.  More...

Coyotes galore

Last year about this time five members of the Carrabassett Valley Trappers reported in an article that the five had trapped and tagged 70 some coyotes. They had taken the coyotes in the early canine season in late October of 2010. More...

Letters

‘THE’ community supper returns to Sugarloaf

Casseroles are needed for the 30th annual “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. More...

Casting For Recovery fundraiser a huge success

Again, Fish Tales and Cocktails, a fundraiser to support Casting For Recovery was a HUGE success (www.castingforrecovery.org).  More...

A letter of thanks from the Stewart family

Our family had all come together to say our final goodbye to our mother, Isabel, on the afternoon of Jan. 7. Little did we know our family would experience a very trying day beyond all expectations. More...

Community & Local News

Violent crime forum planned

FARMINGTON — A murder last summer, several recent home invasions, alleged kidnappings and armed robberies have been in the news lately. Is there a marked increase in violent crime in Franklin County?  More...

New resource-health center opens

FARMINGTON -- The Invitation, a Christian resource and health center located at 184 Main Street, recently opened. More...

‘Creating your future’ training offered

LEWISTON — The free “Creating Your Future in a Changing Economy” training will be held starting Feb. More...

News from our Schools

Education planning session set for March 24

MSAD #58 will be putting together a vision for a strategic plan with a community session tentatively set for Saturday, March 24.  Interested citizens, educators and school board members will be invited to attend the session.  More...

Stephanie Coburn makes dean’s list

STANDISH — Stephanie Coburn of Salem Township was named to the dean’s list at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine for the fall semester.  To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must attain an average of 3.5 or better.  More...

Scholarships for college students offered

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Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.  —Mason Cooley  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Shrimp lovers unite!

Shrimp ismy favoriteseafood, so More...