April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter draws to a close for local resorts

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Sugarloaf will be open this weekend, and only Mother Nature knows if the season may go beyond that. More...

Brush/grass fire burns 1.6 acres

NEW PORTLAND — About 25 firefighters and six trucks from the New Portland and Kingfield fire departments battled a brush/grass fire off the Middle Road Sunday afternoon.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

April Verch to perform - Free Access

UNITY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present April Verch at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts Tuesday, April 24 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, April 25. More...

Irish duo to perform at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts present the Irish duo Murray and Falkenau at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, April 22. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session starts one hour prior to curtain. More...

Phillips Celtic Concert series schedule set

PHILLIPS — The first of six Celtic music concerts in Phillips will begin Tuesday, May 8, in the Phillips Area Community Center (the old gym). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eric S. Berry

1971-2012 — He will be so deeply missed by all who knew him

PHILLIPS — Eric Stanley Berry, 40, of Phillips, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  More...

Gertrude R. Brackett

1928–2012 — She enjoyed cooking, working in the garden and puzzles

PHILLIPS — Gertrude “Trudy” Rowena Brackett, 84, died at the Westgate Manor in Bangor April 4, 2012.  More...

Jeannette H. Bond

1925-2012 — She was a devoted wife and mother

FARMINGTON — Jeannette H. Bond, 86, of Phillips, formerly of Oakton, Va., died Saturday afternoon, April 14, 2012, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA and SCVA athletes take six podiums at USASA Nationals

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Col. — From March 31 to April 11, the best young skiers and snowboarders converged on Copper Mountain for the 2012 USASA Ski and Snowboard National Championships. More...

Mt. Abram softball preview

SALEM — Mt. Abram girls’ athletic teams have been bonded by a single thread since the beginning of school in the fall. More...

Don’t feed or attract the bears

AUGUSTA — This spring, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is strongly encouraging homeowners to take food source and food-odor prevention steps around their properties as ways to deter bears that could become a nuisance or da 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...

Revised MSAD #58 budget more than halves impact on towns - Free Access

SALEM — MSAD #58 has reduced its proposed 2012- 2013 budget by over $424,000, bringing the request down to $9.6 million, as opposed to $10.1 million, well below last year’s $9.8 million, reducing the increased impact on local towns by ove More...

And the winner is...

Kip Files (left to right), John Byrne of the Sugarloaf Ski Shop and two of Sugarloaf’s Lovely Lifty Ladies, Virginia Walck and Emily Theriault, help pick the name of the lucky winner of an auth More...

School budget faces tough questions

SALEM — The MSAD #58 school board met harsh, tough questions in the first of the public meetings on the budget.  Insurance costs, meeting the state’s Essential Programs and Services school funding model, budgeting strategies and the More...

Op-Ed

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Thanks to so many for so much

As I sit and write this, I marvel at the amazing part of the world we all live in. Twenty-five years and over $400,000 later I am so grateful to be part of such a giving and wonderful community.  More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best or worst decision you ever made?

Steve Martin, Brunswick, Canada (both): "Taking a lead from someone from Massachusetts." More...

Letters

Excited to be part of Annual Fred Webster Snowball Tournament

After 25 successful years and over $400,000 raised, Special Olympics Maine continues to be both pleased and excited to be part of the Annual Fred Webster Snowball Tournament!  More...

Dear ‘Susan’ of Homecare Agency of Maine:

(“Susan” is not her real name.)  Not sure if you’ll be back here again; but if not, good luck in your future.  More...

Your support provides free snowboarding opportunities

The RideOut Snowboard Team (2012) would like to thank all of its many supporters, financial and otherwise, for ensuring another great season was had.  This program could not be possible without the donations of local businesses (Jordan Lumber, A More...

Community & Local News

Annual walk-a-thon returns

Dead River Area Historical Society

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will sponsor its fifth annual walk-a-thon Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. More...

Public Masonic supper set

EAST WILTON — Saturday evening, April 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a public Masonic supper at the Harland M. More...

Meetings resume

Lexington-Highland Historical Society

LEXINGTON — The Lexington-Highland Historical Society will meet at the home of Wright and Connie Pinkham in Lexington Sunday evening April 29, at 6:30 p.m.  Planning work activities and fundraising to benefit the History House project will More...

News from our Schools

Books for Bikes

It was an exciting day for youths at Strong Elementary School last Friday when Masons from Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #67 based in Phillips drew the winners for the Bikes for Books program. More...

Benefit bottle drive

KINGFIELD — A bottle drive is slated for May 6 in Kingfield to raise money for Kingfield’s eighth graders. The proceeds will benefit the class trip and graduation celebration.   More...

Diversity Day celebrates cultures, builds tolerance and safety

NORTH ANSON — Monday, April 23 Carrabec High School will host presenters from throughout the community willing to share a wealth of cultural knowledge with students and staff. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Sunday  When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.  —John Muir   More...

Viva Vidalias!

The sweet onions are in all the markets More...