March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield selectmen review wastewater billing, replacing truck

KINGFIELD — Kingfield is still contemplating the best way to restructure wastewater billing, trying to determine the best definition of “user units.”  More...

Tectonic shifts

“Dr. I. M. Frost” of Southern California’s Cold Climate Research Laboratory measures the width of cracks along the Long Falls Dam Road in Highland Plantation recently. Dr. More...

Arts & Entertainment

TRAVIS TRITT COMING TO RANGELEY

Maine’s Mallett Brothers will open for the country star

RANGELEY — Country music superstar, Travis Tritt is coming to western Maine this summer. More...

Sagapool to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Sagapool, Canada’s highly acclaimed World Music Band, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 4 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday More...

Emerging Artists Series begins at Skye Theatre - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts announces the launch of the 2012 Emerging Artists Series with Ellie Buckland at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday April 1. Curtain is 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gary Alan Boyd

1937-2012 — He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, music and spending time with his family

STRONG — Gary Alan Boyd, 75, died March 18, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Jan. 19, 1937 in Farmington, the son of Fred and Lillian (Churchill) Boyd Jr. More...

Craig A. Nile

1980-2012 — He especially loved spending time with his family and was devoted to his pets

NORTH ANSON — Craig Alec Nile, age 32, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at home with his loving wife and family by his side after fighting a courageous three-year battle with lung cancer.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA on the mountain

 This year’s Mt. Abram high School students and staff who participated in the Saddleback Ski Day were treated to a bluebird sky and temps in the low 80s! (Stephan Mitman photo)  More...

Maine snowboarders and freeskiers head to USASA Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine will be well represented at this year’s USASA National Championships with approximately 70 snowboarders/skiers receiving invitations.  More...

Sadie James, on track for next season

SALEM — Sadie James, a Mt. Abram High School junior from Avon, recently completed a successful nordic ski season. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fool’s Day is Sunday  Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.  —Horace   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

As a member of the senior citizen world, I believe that after you have worked hard all your life you should be entitled to living the balance of your years here on this earth in peace and contentment. More...

Ski areas pull out the snow guns

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Unprecedented high temperatures have called for some unprecedented actions with both Sugarloaf and Saddleback gearing up the snow guns, making snow earlier this week, with plans to extend the season through April.  More...

Five arrested in connection to meth lab in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Five people have been arrested in connection to manufacturing methamphetamine in a laboratory at a mobile home at 8 Winter Hill Road that was destroyed by fire Feb. More...

World Cafe addresses 21st century issues in education

KINGFIELD — Nearly 100 representatives from the communities of MSAD #58 gathered at the Kingfield Elementary School Saturday for a day of conversation centered on how to better meet the needs of students in the 21st century.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think of the unusually warm weather we’ve had?

Roy Gilmore, Norway: “Two days ago we were in short sleeves, today, the ground is frozen and we’re in layers. I think Mother Nature’s gonna treat us good this year!” More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Defense leaders address FY 2013 budget and sequestration   More...

Letters

Kingfield Days Auction a great success!

I would like to thank all of the businesses that donated items for us to auction off and everyone that came out to bid. More...

Thank you for your kindnesses and remembering Gene

Sunday, March 18 at Tranquillity Lodge in Stratton, we had a lovely gathering of friends and family to remember Gene Currie. People came from many towns throughout Maine and Massachusetts to say goodbye and share stories.  More...

Community & Local News

Sugarloaf homeowners awarded Volunteers of the Year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The New England Chapter of the Community Association Institute announced that seven Board members of the Snowbrook Village Condominium Association, located on Sugarloaf Mountain, have been selected as this year’s rec More...

Ecumenical group holds Easter sunrise service

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry is hosting an Easter sunrise service on Voter Hill at approximately 6:07 a.m.  The service will be held rain, shine, snow, sleet or fog. More...

‘Other plastics’ bailed, readied for recycling

FARMINGTON — The first batch of unsorted plastics numbers 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 were bailed recently at the Sandy River Recycling Association’s facility off the Farmington Falls Road and are ready for shipment to northern mills for recycling.& More...

News from our Schools

Trigonometry at 4,200 feet

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tuesday, March 20, Carrabassett Valley Academy Pre-calculus students traveled to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain to apply some of the trigonometric functions and formulas learned in class.  More...

Boys will be boys

 Hamming it up at the top of Saddleback’s "Green Weaver" trail are (left to right) Jay Chenard, Aidan Drumstas, Trent Rosenberg, Dayon Vandry, Parker Kennedy and Ethan Boyd. Thanks to the generosity of Saddleback, Mt. More...

Student art show at Mt. Abram

SALEM — The MSAD 58 District Art Show will take place Tuesday, April 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mt. More...