October 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bachelder Lane Farm offers fresh eggs and milk locally - Free Access

EUSTIS — Carl Hill’s dream of having the first dairy farm in Eustis since 1957 is becoming a reality. The last one he recalls was down by the Spillover Motel. More...

Route 27 Scenic Byway name down to two

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bigelow Mountains Scenic Byway and Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway are the two finalists in the contest to name the Route 27 Scenic Byway.  The state scenic byway was established in 1968, but has never been named.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sultans of String to perform for MSAD #58 students, public - Free Access

SALEM — The Kingfield POPS is bringing the internationally known Sultans of String to local children Wednesday, Oct. 3. The duo will perform at Mt. Abram High School at 9:15 a.m. More...

Friday Artwalk returns to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The leaves are starting to fall, which means that the first Friday of the month brings an artwalk to Kingfield.  More...

Scarecrow Ball returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY — SoJo’s Gallery will be sponsoring the revival of the Scarecrow Ball from Oct. 7 through 31.  The scarecrows will line the roadsides of High Street from the 7th through the 13th for judging. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William B. Booker

1927-2012 — He loved to be outdoors, teaching, and spending time with friends

ST. GEORGE — William B. Booker, 85, of Rangeley, passed away peacefully Sept. 27, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born June 28, 1927, in Boston, Mass. He grew up in Bangor, and attended local schools. More...

Barbara Ann Moyer

Memorial Gathering

A gathering for all people who knew Barbara Ann Moyer will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 3 p.m. at “The Beach” in front of the Base Lodge on Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. Please bring photos and stories to share.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Morse wins Challenge, CVA places second

KILLINGTON, Vt. — Sunday, Sept. 23, 200 high school student-athletes converged upon Killington Mountain to participate in the Spartan High School Challenge.  More...

Ayotte Classic was the best ever

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 30th Annual Ayotte Golf Classic was the most successful ever, raising about $6,000—an all-time record.  More...

Ten-year-old nabs 208-pound bear

AVON — It was one big bear, 208 pounds, and that long shot has put 10-year-old Caleb Haines into the running for the Jake Lord Grand Slam, an award for nabbing a bear, deer and moose, all in one season.  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. Library. Open to public. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Columbus Day is Monday  The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  —Marcel Proust   More...

NORTH BY NORTHEAST

Completing a classic Maine canoe trip in 2012 that really started in the late 1970s …in a way, it was a case of coming full circle

I think it makes the most sense to direct your attention initially to the t-shirt graphic accompanying this column, because it contains the key information regarding my recently completed celebration of the lakes, rivers and mountains of Maine. More...

Sugarloaf’s Homecoming a longstanding tradition - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In what is a longstanding tradition, hundreds of Sugarloafers will flock to the mountain for the resort’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. More...

Golf course drainage improvements move ahead

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Selectmen voted to proceed with drainage improvements on hole #4 at the Sugarloaf Golf Course, incorporating that expenditure into the irrigation project approved at the March Town Meeting.  More...

Industry Wind Ordinance draft reviewed by residents

INDUSTRY — Industry Code Enforcement Officer, Tom Marcotte, presented an overview of the proposed wind ordinance before the meeting was opened to questions and comments Thursday, Sept. 20.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

We have it all —but maybe not for long

I’ve traveled across the United States, hiked in the Rockies, fished the Yellowstone and Flaming Gorge and camped in the Tetons. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could fly like a bird, where would you go?

Chad Caton, Phillips: "Anywhere in America." More...

Letters

Thank you for your support and donation

The members of the Community of Christian Women of Phillips would like to thank the Poland Spring Water Company for its donation of bottled water for our concert to raise money for the Congregational Church in Phillips. More...

I miss my bus kids

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kathy Matthews and the staff at the Stratton school for all the great years I spent there.  I had no idea when Ed Scribner hired me for his substitute bus driver, that I would spend the next half of More...

A teen with a bright future

To all the kind and generous folks of Eustis, Stratton, Kingfield and surrounding communities who took part in donating in one way or another to the food sales to benefit Stratton-Eustis Food Pantry put on by Ayla Haines, John and I would like to say More...

Community & Local News

Senate & sheriff breakfast forums planned

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it will be organizing two breakfasts for both members and non-members Oct. 22 and Oct. 29.  More...

Program honors veterans on Election Day - Free Access

AUGUSTA — Senator Tom Saviello announced recently that the Secretary of State’s Office is currently accepting requests for buttons to honor veterans on Election Day. More...

CVOA kicks off ‘jackpot’ raffle sales

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The annual Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association raffle, this year featuring prizes totaling about $1,700, will kick off during Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend Oct. 6 and 7.  More...

News from our Schools

Recovered hawk returns to wild

PHILLIPS — It’s not that unusual to find an injured bird, but it was a special treat to see a rehabilitated brown wing hawk returned to the wild at the Phillips Elementary School recently. More...

Box Tops for Education wanted

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School is asking the community to help it earn money for the school. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Online calendars   Those interested can now view or subscribe to district, school or activity specific calendars online by going to the district website, www.msad58.org and choosing the “District Calendar & Events” tab at the top More...