September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley puts breaks on new parking lots, for now

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Board Selectmen put the brakes on developing more parking lots in town, and established a committee to study present and future needs for crosscountry skiers, Maine Huts & Trails, ATVs, snowmobi More...

Arts & Entertainment

MacDonald sisters to play Skye, Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will host Nova Scotia’s award winning sisters Cassie and Maggie MacDonald at Skye Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 26 and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, Sept. 27. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. More...

Poet Richard Blanco to read at UMF

FARMINGTON — Richard Blanco, an award-winning poet whose writing vividly portrays his diverse cultural heritage, is the first author in University of Maine at Farmington’s fall 2012 Visiting Writers Series.  More...

UMF explores world of sound

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington explores the world of music, sound, noise and silence with a two-month long sound conference this fall.  “Sonitus: A Sound Studies University Forum” features a widerange of pre More...

Community & Local News

New book on Wilhelm Reich published

RANGELEY — Austrian-born research physician and scientist Wilhelm Reich’s final years, including a heinous example of government censorship in America, are documented in Reich’s own words in a new book: “Where’s the Trut More...

Our Village Market opens dining area

Debbie Hinkley (left) and Christina Howard sit in the new addition to Our Village Market in New Vineyard. More...

Kate O’Halloran joins CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kate O’Halloran of Fairfield has joined the staff at Carrabassett Valley Academy as the new director of development and alumni connections.  More...

News from our Schools

Task Force looks at entire district, not just the financials

EUSTIS — MSAD #58 needs to promote the good things the district is doing. 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...

Eustis’ withdrawal process begins

EUSTIS — Cutting geographically challenged Eustis out of the MSAD #58 School District would make it easier for the remaining schools to realign in the future, according to Alan Burnell, chair of the Task Force commissioned to look at how the di More...

Rangeley celebrates being an AT Trail Community

RANGELEY — It’s official. Rangeley is an Appalachian Trail Community and celebrated that fact at its first Rangeley Trail Town Festival.  More...

Mt. Abram ‘Master Schedule’ — a 3-D jigsaw puzzle with a domino effect - Free Access

EUSTIS — Setting the high school master schedule is like a three-D jigsaw puzzle with a domino effect, Mt. Abram High School Principal Marco Aliberti told the MSAD #58 School Board at its meeting last Thursday. More...

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Ethanol gas is the Feds’ fault

Legislative Report

The addition of ethanol to our gasoline has been a documented problem for several years. I have been told stories about snowmobiles starting up and having complete engine failure due to this gas mixture. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the best part of Rangeley being designated an official Appalachian Trail Community?

George Adams, Dallas Plantation: "It’s a worthy attribute to the area. I’m proud the AT goes through here." More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting our scholarship fund

The Kingfield American Legion Post 61 would like to thank the community members who contributed to its “bottle fund” to benefit our scholarship fund.  More...

Another successful summer!

The Stratton Summer Recreation Program has a lot to offer to our local children. From “Sports Week” to D.E.W. More...

Sports & Outdoors

The soccer gods will be smiling at Mt. Abram Saturday night - Free Access

SALEM – When Art Potter’s name is mentioned to former Mt. More...

THAT’S USING THE OLD NOGGIN’

Mt. Abram’s Keely Rowe reacts after heading the ball in a game at Monmouth on Saturday. The Mt. Abram JV girls won their game 1-0. In the Varsity girls game, Mt. More...

Schedule update, equipment exchange

WMYSA news

SALEM — The Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association has adjusted its rec soccer schedules. The dates and times have not changed, but the schedule of teams and fields has changed so that every team has the opportunity to play each team once. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.  —George Carlin  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

The shores of Porter Lake in New Vineyard were rocking recently as sisters from three families finally had a chance to meet, two of them after 31 years. More...