February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

CV voters to decide fate of many recreational issues

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The school committee’s decision to allocate $450,000 from a $650,000 surplus towards this year’s school budget gives Carrabassett Valley voters a chance to replenish the recreational endowment fund, pay the tow More...

Delinquent school lunch accounts a problem

STRONG — A total of 129 students are delinquent on school lunches in MSAD #58.  School lunch director and technology director Angel Allen presented the school board with a delinquent list totaling over $9,000. More...

Arts & Entertainment

MARANACOOK STRING BAND TO PERFORM - Free Access

MSAD #58 — The Maranacook String Band, consisting of current and former Maranacook area students, is a professional Bluegrass Band led by nationally known bluegrass songwriter Stan Keach. More...

MAINE’S ERICA BROWN TO PLAY SKYE AND UNITY - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Feb. More...

Now at New Portland library

Artist Julieanne Reed explains her working process to Joan Moes at a recent artists’ reception at the New Portland Community Library. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy J. Mills

1922-2012 — She had a calm caring spirit and was a lot of fun

FARMINGTON — Peggy J. Mills, 89, of Farmington, passed to Heaven Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation Center. More...

Marjorie Estelle Whittier

1927-2012 — She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

AUBURN — Marjorie Estelle Whittier, 84, a longtime resident of Monmouth, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Clover Manor, where she resided for the last four years. She was born in Kingfield, Dec. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Class B State Ski Championships this week

Mt. Abram Skiing - Peaking at the right time

SALEM — Mt. Abram ski teams should carry an optimistic outlook when they travel to Aroostook County this week for the Class B state championship races. More...

The Phillips Cheerleaders

performed during half-time of the Mt. Abram Girls’ preliminary play-off game against North Yarmouth Academy last week. More...

Looks like winter on Saddleback

Things were looking good at Saddleback heading into this week’s school vacation. 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...

School board starts budget process

SALEM — It was with uncertain state subsidy figures, reflecting a cut of perhaps $173,000, that Supt. Brenda Stevens presented the MSAD #58 School Board a preliminary $10,114,552 2012 school budget.  More...

Keeping warm

Franklin Search & Rescue member Pat Cyr of Farmington adds wood to the campfire he started with a flint and steel, during a recent training in Kingfield. More...

Eustis town meeting set for March 2

EUSTIS — Eustis residents will vote on 25 articles, with a total budget of $931,471.31 at the March 3 Annual Town Meeting, at 9 a.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building.  More...

A typical fourth grade school day

(Editor’s note: The third part of a six-part series on technology in the classroom goes into Shelby Newell’s fourth grade language arts class at Strong Elementary School)   More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is a caucus?

  Heritage Dictionary, U.S.A.: “A meeting of the members of a political party to decide upon questions of policy and the selection of candidates for office.”   Pam Kint, New Portland: “Is that where they choose the president b More...

Letters

Benefit of Love a great success

Our family would like to thank everyone who made The Benefit of Love a great success this past weekend.  To the planning committee —Roberta Howard, Bonnie Lisherness, Brenda Wilcox, Sherra Osgood, McKayla Howard and Hillary Bubier. More...

Thanks to local businesses

I would like to send out a big “Thank You!” to the generous businesses that contributed to show support to our Mt. More...

Community & Local News

ARSON IN KINGFIELD - Free Access

  According to the State Fire Marshall’s office, this home, located at 8 Winter Hill Street in Kingfield was destroyed in an intentionally set fire the evening of Feb. 8. More...

Annual Town Meetings

Friday & Saturday, March 2 and 3EustisTown Meeting, Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m.at the Community Center. Polls will be openfrom 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the townoffice. More...

POPS shows appreciation to community sponsors

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS recently presented framed posters to three of the event’s top 2011 sponsors —Kingfield’s Valley Gas and Oil, Poland Spring, and the Franklin Savings Bank.  More...

News from our Schools

Not all food or sugar is created equal

PHILLIPS — Not all drinks or foods are created equal when it comes to nutrition and sugar. National Sugar Out Day is designed to bring that message to students throughout the country.  More...

Locals on KVCC dean’s list

FAIRFIELD — The Kennebec Valley Community College fall dean’s list was released recently.  Locals who made the list are: Cathe Kelley, Avon, BAM; Shauna Boucher, Kingfield, BAA; Christina Pease, Kingfield, AA; Donald Wright, New Port More...

UMF announces dean’s list

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington announces its dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  —The Houghton Line, November 1965  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Henry Romain BrochuBorn: Jan. More...