February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bringing a cell tower to Phillips discussed

PHILLIPS — How Phillips could pursue getting a cell tower to have coverage for the downtown area was discussed by the Phillips Revitalization Committee last week.  The committee also heard a request from local artist Saskia Reinholt to sup More...

Krissi Dyer, miraculously lucky - Free Access

The skier was impaled on a 13-inch branch Jan. 11

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Krissi Dyer knows she’s lucky, so lucky that she calls it a miracle that the 13-inch stick that impaled her torso during a Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Adam Ezra plays the ‘Loaf

Adam Ezra Group, the wildly popular acoustic rock band from Boston, will open for Deer Tick at Sugarloaf’s King Pine Room Saturday, Feb. More...

Romantic music evening

FARMINGTON — An Evening of Romantic Music, performed by violin/violist Anatole Wieck and pianist Carmen Rodriguez Peralta will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Maine Farmington, Nordica Auditorium.  More...

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Odias ‘Odie’ Albert Bachelder

1950-2012 — He is well loved by his family and many, many friends

DALLAS PLANTATION — Odias “Odie” Albert Bachelder, of Lang Township, was born March 10, 1950, and died suddenly Jan. 21, 2012.  He woke every day with absolute knowledge that each day was a gift. More...

Rebecca J. Pillsbury Ellis

1926-2012 — She was proud to be a homemaker

STRONG — Rebecca J. Pillsbury Ellis, 85, of Strong, passed away Jan. 28, 2012, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd Sr. of Strong, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. More...

Linda L. Dubuc

1947-2012 — She enjoyed her time with her family and friends

STRONG — Linda L. Dubuc, 64, of Strong died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born Aug. 8, 1947 in Skowhegan, the daughter of the late Ralph and Myrtle (Philbrick) Dickinson. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners struggle

Mt. Abram Boys’ Basketball

SALEM — The Roadrunner gang has been on a tough spree as of late. So far the varsity has gone winless for nine games this month falling to the likes of Wiscasset, Dirigo, Winthrop, Madison, Hall-Dale, Telstar, St. More...

Annalisa Drew, 4th on Dew Tour Superpipe

CVA news

KILLINGTON, Vt. — Saturday, Jan. 21, some of the world’s best freeskiers met at the Dew Tour superpipe finals at Killington Mountain. More...

Marshall in top 15 for alpine teams

JACKSON, N.H. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Groundhog Day is Thursday To be interested in thechanging seasons is a happierstate of mind than to behopelessly in love with spring. —George Santayana More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It seems like only yesterday, but the year was 1985, and I was working for the Waterville Morning Sentinel when I took a photo of two young troopers. More...

Happy Second Birthday Carrabassett Valley Public Library! - Free Access

Friday, Feb. 3, the public is invited to drop by for wine and cheese & chocolate cake to help celebrate the library's milestone. The event will be held from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Room. More...

Strong school celebrates success

STRONG — Senator Tom Saviello (RWilton) was on hand at the Strong Elementary School Thursday, Jan. 26 to present Principal Felecia Pease with a Certificate of Recognition from the 125th Maine State Legislature and the People of Maine.  More...

Public hearings could begin as early as June

Kingfield /Route 27

KINGFIELD — Public hearings on the reconstruction of Route 27 through downtown Kingfield could begin as early as June. More...

Way wrong turn

Seth and Katie Lee Nickerson were out plowing his parent’s driveway on Route 16 Friday afternoon and noticed an orange Schneider truck was blocking route 16, having attempted to turn up Stanley More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Second Legislative Session The House returns for the Second Session of the 112th Congress, with the Senate returning the following week. More...

Health insurance reform law showing signs of promise

Last session, the new legislative majority took bold steps to put Maine on a new path toward prosperity and opportunity. The primary focus was on creating more jobs and economic activity.  More...

Letters

Dear Sugarloaf community

This year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit was awesome in so many ways.  More...

A heartfelt thank-you!

The family of Odias A. Bachelder wishes to extend our sincerest gratitude for the immense outpouring of support shown to us in our time of need.  More...

From the family of Aaron Holbrook

We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, calls and cards during this difficult time. For the Holbrook family,  Taren Bate Phillips   More...

Community & Local News

Charity auction

Last Saturday night, during the Sugarloaf Charity Summit dinner and auction, Steve Keenan (left) of Keenan Auction takes bids on a package that included the opportunity to ski with Amos the Moose, Bl More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1 and 2, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the University of Maine at Farmington, 246 Main Street.  More...

Lightbody scrapbooks topic of program

NORTH ANSON — The Embden Historical Society’s program for February will be the old scrapbooks of Cora Lightbody from 1960-70s.  The meeting will be held at the Embden Elementary School, 797 Embden Pond Road, Monday, Feb. More...

News from our Schools

Who is that masked man?

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Six $600 scholarships to be awarded

Health career scholarships available

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is once again offering health career scholarships. More...

This is a test

Mt. Abram High School Junior Dayton Vandrey administers a "flame test" to an unknown metallic substance during a lab in Mr. Manning’s chemistry class. (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...