June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield Town Meeting set for Saturday

KINGFIELD — Whether or not to designate the back of the Main Street area a “slum and blight” area in order to qualify for Community Development Block Grants will be determined at Kingfield’s Town Meeting Saturday, June 16.&nbs More...

Local BBQ sauce heads to Emmys

NEW SHARON — There was a lot of excitement at Nichols Grill & BBQ as the Nichols family (son, sisters, daughter-in-law and her parents, and Lorna Nichols) put up 1,000 bottles of their unique Maine BBQ, Grill and dipping sauces to go to the More...

Arts & Entertainment

Noel Paul Stookey will play the POPS - Free Access

Tenth anniversary POPS promises to be memorable

KINGFIELD — Saturday, June 30, the charming, historic village of Kingfield, nestled against the peaks of Maine’s 4000-foot Western Mountains, will host an outdoor concert featuring the international icon of American folk music, Noel Paul More...

Kitty Jones to exhibit at CVPL

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will be holding an artist reception for Kitty Jones Friday, June 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. More...

Charlie A’Court at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Highly acclaimed Canadian Blues artist Charlie A’Court will play at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 17. Curtain is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session starts one hour prior to curtain. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Troy R. Ladd

1964-2012 — He loved life and will be missed by those whose lives he touched

BANGOR — Troy R. Ladd, 48, of Waterville, died Tuesday afternoon, June 5, 2012, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, of natural causes.  More...

Barbara A. Moyer

1940-2012 — She enjoyed the mountains, skiing, biking and hiking

COPLIN PLANTATION — Barbara A. Moyer, 71, of Coplin Plt., died early Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at her home.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Barks, bellows and grunts coming to Rangeley

Rangeley Lakes Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association to host three-day Moose Lottery celebration

RANGELEY — Many strange noises may be heard coming from the Rangeley region during the weekend of June 22 to 24.  More...

Rotary golf tournament returns

RANGELEY — The 30th Rangeley Rotary Club Golf Tournament will be held at Mingo Springs Golf Course Friday, June 29, beginning at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.  More...

Strong Softball Team

The softball team is made up of (back row, left to right) Coach Marty Ryan, Katlyn Marble, Renee Bachelder, Taylor Brooks, Olivia Ryan, Britney Sargent, Keely Rowe, Sammy Crockett, Coach Amy Ryan, (k More...

News from our Schools

MTA GRADUATION

Mt. Abram High School Class of 2012 • Scholarship recipients

SALEM — According to school officials, a total of 153 individual local and state scholarships were awarded totaling $100,450. Of the 61 graduating seniors, 48 have been accepted to post-graduate schools and three have enlisted in the military. 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...

Cautious skepticism voiced over F-35A flights

FARMINGTON — Cautious skepticism was voiced at the Air Force’s Environmental Impact Statement hearing last week, as they propose to have F-35As use Condor 1 and 2 over Maine, with many voicing their concerns over whether the Air Force wou More...

Sixty-two seniors graduate from MTA - Free Access

SALEM — Sixty two seniors graduated from Mt. Abram High School Friday night, marking a milestone, crossing a bridge from high school to college, the military, or whatever direction life will take them. More...

Eustis Planning Board drafting cell tower ordinance

EUSTIS — Following voter approval of placing a moratorium on any new or existing cell tower applications, the Eustis Planning Board is meeting twice a month to draft an ordinance to deal with cell phone towers.  More...

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Remembering D-Day

This week marks the 68th anniversary of the World War II invasion of Normandy, France by Allied troops. Commonly referred to as D-Day, it was the largest naval invasion in history and eventually led to the end of the war in Europe. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA Eliminates Co-payment for Telehealth Care   More...

Letters

Re: the cell tower problem in Eustis Town

My take away from the recent open discussion and sentiments are:  More...

East/West Corridor threatens Maine quality of life

I am a concerned citizen from Garland, Maine. I live here because of the quality of life that Maine offers. Clean waters, beautiful forests, wildlife, serenity.  More...

Thanks for assisting the class of 2012

I’d like to thank all the local government officials and individual citizens for once again assisting the class of 2012 as they attended meetings and visited the town offices.  More...

Community & Local News

CVA graduation - Free Access

  Pictured are Carrabassett Valley Academy’s 2012 graduates: (front row, left to right) Nathalie Michaud, Chloe Cochrane, Eliza Whatley, Nessa Dziemian, (second row) Emily Eames, Brianna Daly, Julia Savage (Valedictorian), Helena Williams, (thi More...

New book chronicles ‘Rangeley Lake House’ history

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society has published a new book called the “Rangeley Lake House.” It is a compilation of numerous newspaper articles published in the Phillips Phonograph, later the Maine Woods, the F More...

SR&RL Railroad on the road again

PHILLIPS — The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad, Western Maine’s famous “two-footers,” the narrow gauge trains that serviced northern Franklin County in the old days, are up running once again, with the possibility th More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Fathers Day is Sunday  Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.  —Anne Geddes  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Where were you when the world stopped turning on Sept. 11, 2001? I well remember being at our home on the West Kingfield Road glued to the television watching in disbelief.  More...