April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Patsy Cline was in the house

In Friday’s “Kingfield’s Got Talent” grand finale at Nostalgia Tavern, Victoria Parker, of Kingfield, took home the grand prize with her imitation of Patsy Cline. More...

Maine EMS report cites no wrongdoing in Sugarloaf accident - Free Access

Last week’s Maine Emergency Management Services report cited no wrongdoing and no disciplinary action to be taken on the NorthStar ambulance crew providing care for David Morse of Nova Scotia, who was fatally injured in a Jan. More...

REGGAE FEST - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival returns for its 24th year Thursday to Sunday, April 12 to 15, with eight bands and the return of “Reggae Rave.” The Rave will run from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Steel drummers converge on Sugarloaf May 6 - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 22nd annual free Pan NE Steelband Festival, will be held Sunday, May 6, starting at 10 a.m. under the tent in front of the Sugarloaf Inn. The rain location is the Carrabassett Valley Anti- Gravity Complex. More...

Annual UMF Senior Art Exhibit planned

FARMINGTON — The creative talents of eight University of Maine at Farmington senior art students will be featured in this year’s UMF Senior Art Exhibit entitled “Moxie.” A mixed-media show appearing in the UMF Art Gallery and More...

Benefit concert for ‘The Community Table’

STRONG — Two great bands, Greater Purpose and Backyard Bluegrass Band, are teaming up to give an uplifting performance to benefit “The Community Table” Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Forester Memorial Building.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith D. ‘Judy’ Carlson

1940-2012 — Born in Kingfield, she was an RN for 32 years

DUNKERTON, Iowa — Judy Carlson, 71, of Dunkerton, Iowa, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo, Iowa.  She was born April 11, 1940 in Kingfield, daughter of Leslie and Rowena Murray Taylor. She married Gile H. More...

Philip J. Leary Jr.

1938-2012 — He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and Maine Air National Guard

LEWISTON — Philip J. Leary Jr., of Rangeley, died suddenly April 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Lynn, Mass., Oct. 1, 1938, to Philip J. Leary Sr. and Ethel (O’Brien) Leary. More...

Marcelle ‘Marcy’ Libby

1929-2012 — She was a graduate of Stratton High School and a longtime volunteer for FCS&W

FARMINGTON — Marcelle E. “Marcy” Libby, 82, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She resided in Fayette for the past eight years with her daughter, Rosette.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram’s young baseball team looks promising

FARMINGTON — Mt. Abram traveled to Hippach Field Saturday afternoon for a pair of preseason baseball games against Mt. Blue in weather that turned extremely cold by the time the late innings of game two rolled around.  More...

Tom Hanson, Ironman

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tom Hanson began the 2011-12 ski season with a goal. The longtime Sugarloafer and treasurer of the Ski Museum of Maine wanted to ski three million vertical feet to raise money for the museum.  More...

Canoe trail’s youth program registration closes May 27

WAITSFIELD, Vt. 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...

Breaking News - 4/12/2012 12:48 PM

MSAD #58 School Board Meeting Tonight - Free Access

Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:30 PM at Mt Abram High School

MSAD #58 School Board Meeting More...

Second round of TIF applications begins - Free Access

A workshop will be held Wednesday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building in Stratton.

FARMINGTON -- The second round of Franklin County TIF applications is underway. A workshop will be held Wednesday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building in Stratton. More...

Talk of dissolving MSAD #58 continues - Free Access

KINGFIELD — “It could be time to dissolve MSAD #58… Its time could have run its course,” Kingfield Selectmen Chairman Heather Moody said in response to Lynn White’s request that towns band together to make the school bo More...

Rangeley board hopes to hold to zero percent increase

RANGELEY — The RSU #78 School Board hopes to hold a zero percent increase in reviewing the proposed 2012-2013 $3,541,816 budget, a $165,972 increase over the 2011-2012’s $3,375,855.  More...

Maine EMS report aligns with hospital findings

FARMINGTON — The Maine Emergency Management Services report issued last week in reference to treatment James Morse received in following a Jan. More...

Sandy River to stop sending garbage to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Sandy River Plantation will not be sending garbage to the Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station as of July 1, resulting in a $22,000 loss of revenue.  More...

Op-Ed

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Public reporting requires accurate information

As we head into the annual school budget process, I also start the Local Government unit in my U.S. Government classes at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Committee recommends ‘slum and blight’ designation

Kingfield’s Road Reconstruction Committee unanimously recommended designating a portion of Kingfield’s downtown as a “slum and blight” area.  More...

Letters

Thank you for supporting the Children’s House

Saturday, March 24 Maine Mountain Children’s House held its sixth annual Art Auction Fundraiser. Then incredible amount of $5,200 was raised, making it the most successful fundraiser thus far.  More...

Thanks for helping support two of our instructors

March 17, the Sugarloaf Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School hosted a fundraiser to support two of our instructors. More...

Community & Local News

Spring hours, new materials announced

Carrabassett Valley Public Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The final two days when the Carrabassett Valley Public Library is open extended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14. The library will be closed Sundays and Mondays until Dec. More...

Free senior citizens’ lunch offered

FARMINGTON — A free community senior citizens’ lunch will be served Wednesday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Rangeley represented at art show

WATERVILLE — Four Rangeley artists were accepted and two earned awards at the 22nd annual Maine Open Juried Art Show at the Waterville Public Library.  More...

News from our Schools

Annual MSAD #58 Art Show

Many came out to see the art, science projects, as well as hear the various musical groups perform at the annual MSAD #58 Art Show held at Mt. Abram High School last week. More...

Israel Davis receives Principal’s Award

NORTH ANSON — Israel Davis, son of Pauline Stratton of Anson, a senior at Carrabec High School, has been selected to receive the 2012 Principal’s Award, Principal Dr. More...

High school students visit State House

State Representative Larry Dunphy (R-Embden) and students from Carrabec High School in North Anson gather in the Hall of Flags Tuesday, March 20. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.  —Doug Larson  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It was nice this week to hear from our dear friend Dr. Robert Jacobs who said he was enjoying his work at the hospital in Cape Breton Canada.  More...