January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Remote underwater vehicle to be used in search - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Maine Warden Service is planning to use an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, not divers, to search areas where sonar located missing snowmobiles in Rangeley Lake. The snowmobiles were found in 70 feet of water. More...

Thursday workshop to discuss Eustis withdrawal

SALEM — MSAD #58 School Board will be holding a workshop Thursday, Jan. 17 to discuss the withdrawal agreement between the district and the Eustis Withdrawal Committee.  The workshop, open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield POPS thanks Valley Gas - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Valley Gas Company has been a key supporter of the Kingfield POPS for the past six years. Bob Luce, President of Valley Gas Company loves the POPS because it is a wonderful family outing and appeals to multi generations. More...

Holography pioneer Harriet Casdin-Silver to exhibit at UMF

FARMINGTON — The UMF Art Gallery ushers in the spring semester with the bold work of Harriet Casdin-Silver, a pioneer in the medium of holography and a supremely articulate artist-provocateur. More...

Members learn about Pearl Harbor

DAR News

SOLON — The Eunice Farnsworth-Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter met at the home of Barbara Merrill in Solon at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Gilmore Edgerly

1936-2013 — He will be remembered for his concern for and contributions to his community

FARMINGTON — John Gilmore Edgerly, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at his home in Farmington. More...

Peter L. Norris

1941-2013 — He grew up in Strong and graduated from Strong High School

AUBURN — Peter L. Norris, 71, of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Hospice House.  More...

Oscar S. Straus II

1914-2012 — His family’s roots in Western Maine date from the late 1800s

NEW YORK — Oscar S. Straus II died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease Jan. 11, 2013 at his home in New York.  Mr. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram girls win against St. Dom’s

MTA, 49 — St. Dom’s, 38

SALEM — The Mt. Abram girls hosted St. Dom’s Saturday and came up with a much needed win. The victory helped secure their place in the middle of the pack in the Heal Point Standings at #7, as of press time Monday. More...

Mt Abram Nordic at Soft Seven Cougar Classic

FARMINGTON — Mt. More...

Mt. Abram boys win against St. Dom’s

This is the third win in a row for the Roadrunners who beat the Madison Bulldogs earlier in week

Mt. Abram, 49 — St. Dom’s, 36   More...

In Rangeley... Weather inhibits recovery; Snodeo will go on despite criticism - Free Access

RANGELEY — Weather, ice conditions and every scenario possible are making it unsafe for the Maine Warden Service to recover the bodies of three people that perished after their snowmobiles went into Rangeley Lake on New Year’s Eve. More...

Non-essential subs cut to help make up $38,000 revenue loss

MSAD #58

SALEM — MSAD #58 is scrambling to deal with the $38,450 curtailment recently announced by the State Department of Education.  The curtailment is a reduction in state subsidies to schools as part of the state’s efforts to balance its More...

Serious injuries in weekend snowmobile accident

EUSTIS — Eustis resident and business owner John Morris sustained serious injuries following a snowmobile accident at around midnight Saturday, Jan. 23. More...

Lincoln Haines is new Phillips Selectmen’s Chair

PHILLIPS — The Phillips selectmen voted Lincoln Haines as the new chair, and welcomed newly elected Ray Gaudette to the board.  More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fighting Medicare fraud

Ray Hurd, Acting Regional Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Boston Regional Office   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What New Year’s resolution have you already broken?

Dora French, Kingfield" "Not to eat so much." More...

Letters

Rangeley Thrift Shoppe’ seeks goods, volunteers

The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Good Shepherd Thrift Shoppe’ continue to thank all who make donations and volunteer the time, energy and expertise required to continue this outreach in our community.  More...

Please help us fight cancer!

Hey Cancer! We’re not going away!!! But we want you to. So Team Ten is returning to this year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Cheryl and I are fundraising once again this year because we want to fight back.  More...

Please help with the Kingfield ice skating rink

The ice skating rink in Kingfield, which was purchased with grant money two years ago by a board of people who are not currently on the recreation board, was put up several weeks ago by volunteers. More...

Community & Local News

CV asked to be applicant for CDBG grant for bowling alley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Board of Selectmen is contemplating whether or not to serve as a conduit for Kerry Audet to apply for a Community Development Block Grant for his proposed SugarBowl. More...

Book discussion lineup

RANGELEY — Books, Lines and Thinkers Bookstore recently released its lineup of reading for its book discussions for the fall.  More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Jan. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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

Martin Luther King Day is Monday  Racism is man’s gravest threat to man —the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.  —Abraham Joshua Heschel   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Penelope Quinn Wright Hodgins  Born: Nov. 18, 2012 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz. Length: 21inches  Parents: Samantha Wright & Andy Hodgins, Kingfield   More...