February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire damages Strong pellet mill

STRONG — Last week’s fire at the Geneva Wood Fuels pellet mill would have been much worse if not for the rapid response of Franklin County’s volunteer fire departments.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Donavon Frankenreiter to play Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Donavon Frankenreiter, the surfer/songwriter with one one-of-a-kind, laid-back sound, will take the main stage in Sugarloaf’s King Pine Room Saturday, March 17, as part of the resort’s Bud Light Concert Series. More...

Paper sculptures, book signing, live music at Schoolhouse Gallery

KINGFIELD — March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. the Schoolhouse Gallery will have a book signing, paper sculptures and acoustic music as part of Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk.  More...

Joyce Dubay and students to exhibit at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery welcomes Joyce Dubay of New Vineyard and her art students as “Artists of the Month for March” at the Broadway gallery.  An Open House to introduce Dubay, her students and their work will be held F More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linwood R. Hinkley

1951-2012 — He lived life with an open mind, sense of humor and positive attitude

AUBURN — Linwood R. Hinkley, 60, of Wilton, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Hospice House with his family was by his side after a courageous 10-year battle with Thyroid cancer. More...

Community & Local News

News from Our Service Men & Women

Dunham becomes Black Hawk pilot

FORT RUCKER Ala. More...

New ‘manuscript study’ Bible study offered

KINGFIELD — The First Baptist Church family, which meets at the church building across the street from the Kingfield Historical Society, at 14 High Street, would like to invite anyone interested to attend its Family Bible Study hour at 9 a.m. More...

Blood drive slated at Mt. Abram

SALEM — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Thursday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mt. Abram High School, 1513 Salem Road.  More...

News from our Schools

Winter Carnival, a wacky week at Phillips school

PHILLIPS — One of the most anticipated weeks of the year at the Phillips Elementary school is the week before February vacation and not just because it’s the week before February vacation.  More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2011/2012 school year.  More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG — Strong Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2011/2012 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.  —From the movie The African Queen  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It doesn’t seem possible but it’s that time again for town meetings. This will be the first time that I have missed covering New Portland... oh well, it just wouldn’t have been the same with out Gardiner Young there with me... More...

Business brisk during February vacation

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Friday’s snowstorm was a bonus to area businesses, making a good vacation week even better.  More...

Strong voters to review 55 articles

STRONG — It’s pretty much the usual town business that Strong voters will review at the March 3 Annual Town Meeting. The town budget without investments is $529,157, a 5.75 percent decrease over last year’s $561,450.  More...

Teaching in two locations at once

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of a series on technology in education. More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

Full Story

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

2013 budget proposals   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could do anything you wanted with the extra day in Leap Year (today), what would it be?

Tim Cox, Portland: "Sleep." More...

Letters

Thanks for helping make Snodeo a success

A well-deserved thank you to all who participated in some way or another to make this past Snodeo a success: Mary Hembro, Louis Haley, Gerry White, Kenny Lemke, Kelly Grant, Carol Demers, Steve Philbrick and Family, Bob and Evelyn Taylor, Leslie Ferg More...

A huge thank you to our local businesses

The Kingfield Sno-Wanderers would like to thank the businesses for their continued support for our annual breakfast. This is one of our bigger fundraisers. We use these funds for grooming our trails as well as maintaining the machinery.  More...

To local seniors

The regular Wednesday get-together of the Valley Seniors group at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library has been canceled for this Wednesday only, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local Racers Qualify for Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — March 3 to 13, the nation’s best J2 ski racers will be competing in the Marriot USSA National Championships in Mammoth Mt. California. More...

Roadrunners leave mark at States

Elise Luce places first overall, and sister Erin second in alpine

MARS HILL — Mt. Abram turned in several quality individual and team performances earning high recognition last week at the Class B state ski championships at Big Rock and The Heritage Center in Presque Isle. ~ Girls’ Alpine More...

Sugarloaf opens Brackett Basin - Free Access

Upper glades in Phase One of Brackett Basin now open

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thanks to 10 inches of new snow last weekend, Sugarloaf opened the Brackett Basin glades to skiers and riders on Saturday for the first time this season. 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...