February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed cuts to scenic bi-ways could hurt area

The greatest challenge of the Route 27 Scenic Byway Corridor Advisory Group will be to create a sustainable plan, one that is current and relevant. More...

School surplus puts CV in unique budget situation

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley faces a unique situation this year, in that the selectmen and budget committee are recommending using $350,000 of school surplus funds to replenish the town’s recreation endowment fund. More...

Teaching, learning, classrooms all impacted by technology

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a six-part series on how laptops, smart-boards and other technology is changing teaching and learning in MSAD #58)  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nora West to exhibit art

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library will exhibit Nora West’s paintings from Feb. 15 through March 28. An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Artist’s Reception this Friday

KINGFIELD — This Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Schoolhouse Gallery will honor the work of Dona Seegers and Kate Cheney Chappell at an artist’s reception.  More...

Balloon twisters coming

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Monday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m., the Carrabassett Valley Public Library will be presenting “Maine-ly Balloons” for children of all ages. Last year there was standing room only for this event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn M. Ames

1924-2012 — She loved her home on the South Strong Road and welcomed visitors

STRONG — Evelyn M. Ames, age 87, died Feb. 3, 2012 surrounded by her family at the Maplecrest Rehab and Living Center in Madison.  More...

Arthur ‘Artie’ Douvielle

1966-2012 — He will be missed by all who knew and loved him especially his children

FREEPORT — Arthur “Artie” R. Douvielle, 45, of Freeport, passed away unexpectedly Jan. More...

Charlotte M. Fenwick

1916-2012 — She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and canning

NEW VINEYARD — Charlotte M. Fenwick, 95, died Feb. 3, 2012 at the Victorian Villa Rehab and Living Center in Canton.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners dominate MVC

Mt Abram Skiing

FARMINGTON — Saturday at Titcomb Mountain polished off a dominating effort by Mt. More...

One last time

Senior Tyler Hupper, Mt. Abram’s 6’5” center, goes up for a shot in the last game of his high school basketball career on Tuesday night, Feb. 7, against St. Dom’s. More...

Varsity clinches final game

MTA girls head to playoffs

SALEM — The Mt. Abram girls’ basketballs teams played their last home game on Wednesday.  Mt. Abram JV, 31 St. Dom’s JV, 45   More...

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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...

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Accident in the ‘Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sunday, Feb. More...

STEWARTS VISIT SEN. SNOWE

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) welcomes Alan Stewart (right), Water Superintendent for the Town of Kingfield and his wife, Linda (left), to her Washington, D.C. office. More...

Committee hopes to re-energize Route 27 scenic byway

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tying together the history, heritage and recreational opportunities into a sustainable plan that will help bring more business to the Route 27 Scenic Byway that leads from Kingfield to Canada is one of the goals of the new More...

Op-Ed

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Become involved, become more aware, attend your town meeting

With March quickly approaching I would like to urge everyone to think about attending their town meeting. This annual event has been an institution in our country for a few centuries. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Doc Fix, Payroll Tax Debate   More...

Letters

It takes a lot of work and a lot of help to put on a great event

Thank you goes out to all our FABA Directors, many of which have had health problems, family needs and town/community needs that they were addressing but still managed to help with the 16th annual Polar Blast.  Thank You to the ATSC for doing a More...

To the people of Carrabassett Valley and surroundings

We are the Lincoln Academy Special Olympics team and we just came to the Winter Games at Sugarloaf.  Our supper Sunday night was delicious! We loved the pasta. We were hungry after our ride up there. The desserts were great. More...

Dear Sugarloaf community —thank you!

We truly appreciate all of the support Team Ten received this year in the Charity Summit. Even in these tough economic times, people came forward to help us fight.  More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield water competes nationally - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Maine’s renowned drinking water will be vying for national recognition at the National Rural Water Association’s Great American Water Taste Test on February 8 in Washington, D.C. More...

Blood drive slated

FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Monday, Feb. 27, from 12 to 6 p.m., at Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive.  More...

Phillips CCW to meet

PHILLIPS — It was recently announced that the Phillips Community of Christian Women will meet on the first Tuesday at Shadagee in March, April and May.   More...

News from our Schools

Home Visiting Volunteer training offered

WILTON — Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is offering a four-hour training class for those individuals who would like to join its volunteer team. More...

Wilton sixth grader wins county spelling bee

STRONG — The gymnasium at Strong Elementary School was buzzing with excitement as the Franklin County Spelling Bee got under way Tuesday, Feb. More...

Maine children’s author visits RLRS

RANGELEY — Jan. 30, Maine children’s author Lynn Plourde visited the kindergarten through second grade students at Rangeley Lakes Regional School.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Presidents’ Day is Monday  Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States.  —Louis Kossuth   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Mason Gregory CoteBorn: Nov. 14, 2011Gender: MaleWeight: 6 lbs 4 oz.Length: 20 inches More...