June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 encumbers $100,500 in surplus for much needed projects

SALEM — The MSAD #58 school board increased hot lunch prices by 10 cents per meal, and encumbered an anticipated $100,500 in surplus from this year’s budget to cover much needed projects eliminated during the budget process.  More...

Western Maine votes align pretty much with county, state

WESTERN MAINE — Voters in Maine’s Western Mountains pretty much followed the county and statewide voter outcomes.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Comas to play Phillips - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Comas at the 50th Annual Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor Tuesday, June 26 at 11 a.m.; at the Phillips Area Community Center (old gym) Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.; at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk adds to POPS celebration - Free Access

KINGFIELD — To help kick-off a weekend full of art, music and celebration, the galleries, museums and art venues of Kingfield will open their doors to the public for a Friday Artwalk on the Friday evening of Kingfield POPS weekend, June 29. More...

Library’s annual gala ‘mixes it up’ with party and concert pianist

Words and music by the RPL and RFA

RANGELEY — At the Annual Literary Gala over the past several years, the library has honored those authors who have a connection to, or have written about, the Rangeley region. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Babette Leigh Burdin

1961-2012 — She had a warm inviting smile and welcomed everyone with open arms

FARMINGTON — Babette Leigh (White) Burdin, 50, of Wilton, died June 9, 2012 at Orchard Park Nursing Home in Farmington from terminal brain cancer. More...

Sandra McNew Holland

1947-2012 — She was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the area for 20 years

OYSTERVILLE, Wash. — After a long and hard fought 21-year struggle with cancer, Sandra Holland passed away quietly in her sleep June 1, 2012.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

‘Clem’s Climbing Wall’ gets new look

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Clem’s Climbing Wall at the Anti-Gravity Complex has a new look, with life-like rocks, a barrel, and updated yeti giving a whole new aura of excitement.   More...

‘Untamed New England’ here this week

The Forks and Carrabassett Valley will be connected this week through Untamed New England, a 200- to 250-mile extreme adventure race, spanning four days. More...

Stevens Method fly tying lessons offered

OQUOSSOC — Leslie Hilyard will offer fly tying classes, using the Stevens method, at the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.  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 games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The still small voice within you must always be the final arbiter when there is a conflict of duty.  —Mohandas Gandhi  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

It’s Fishing Season—Yeah!

Fish is a staple in our house — More...

East-west highway info meeting held in Eustis

EUSTIS — It will be years before the proposed 230-mile, 13,250-acre, privately owned east-west highway from Calais to Coburn Gore is built if does get built. More...

Kingfield Town Meeting holds no surprises

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Town Meeting that was moving along like a steam roller took an abrupt change as residents approached article 17, requesting funds for local organizations. More...

Phillips sidewalk may benefit from DOT project

PHILLIPS — Work to repair the bank erosion along the Sandy River on Route 149 (Maine Street) north of Camden National Bank can hopefully be completed by Old Home Day, according to Town Manager Elaine Hubbard.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Location, location, location

Eustis Ridge has a special place in the history of the town of Eustis. AT&T would like to put a cell tower on the top of the “Ridge” where the elevation is 2,040 feet. More...

Regarding the proposed East-West Highway

The idea of ripping up a wide swath of our north country to construct a two-billion-dollarplus super highway, 200 miles across Maine, makes little sense.  More...

Letters

Thank you, North Anson’s garden elf

Thank you, Dotty Dunphy, for all the beautification you’ve done in downtown North Anson!  I don’t know that anyone knows our wonderful garden elf. And to make it more special, you don’t even live in the town.   More...

Congratulations Chief Nichols

I, along with my family, would like to congratulate Chief Scott Nichols on winning the Republican Party nomination for Sheriff.  Chief Nichols worked long hours and sacrificed time with his family and their business to obtain this victory. More...

Thank you for the past six years

Thank-you to all the residents at Rangeley Townhouse and Shadagee Apartments who I have worked with for the past six years. At each development you gave me a party —you showed in action your appreciation for me. I held back the tears. More...

Community & Local News

Benedict Arnold artifacts on display

STRATTON — Sunday, July 1, Duluth Wing will be host at the Dead River Area Historical Society with what is believed to be the largest collection of artifacts from the Benedict Arnold march.  More...

Book sale June 30

NORTH ANSON — The volunteers of Stewart Public Library are sponsoring the annual Book Sale, Saturday, June 30, at the North Anson Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

CVPL announces summer hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Director of the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, recently announced the library’s summer hours, which start June 27 and end Sept. More...

News from our Schools

Health fair held in Phillips

PHILLIPS — Volunteers from a wide variety of health-related organizations visited the Phillips Elementary School Wednesday, June 13 as part of the Phillips Health Fair. The fair was set up as a series of interactive stations around the gym. More...

RLRS students visit PSO

PORTLAND — Sandwiched between a cloudy Sunday and a torrential Tuesday, the students in grades 3, 4 and 5 from the Rangeley Lakes Regional School were privileged to spend a perfect Monday at Merrill Auditorium with the Portland Symphony Orchest More...

Emily Carrier receives scholarship

RANGELEY — Emily Carrier of Oquossoc has been awarded the 2012 Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship, a $3,500 stipend that will help to pay her college tuition. More...