January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rangeley Snodeo on track for January 24 to 26

RANGELEY — Rangeley’s annual Snodeo returns Thursday to Saturday, Jan. More...

Kingfield sets up Bicentennial Committee

KINGFIELD — Kingfield selectmen recently set up a Bicentennial Committee that will spend the next three years planning for Kingfield’s birthday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Improv Comedy on tap

FARMINGTON — It finally arrived. No, not the winter, and no, not the snow, and no, not a glorious plow season. The next oft-delayed performance of the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe arrives Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

State House reception for local artists

John Orcutt (above left), a photographer from Kingfield and Hugh Verrier (above right), a painter from Eustis, have combined their artwork, inspired by the High Peaks of Western Maine, in an exhibit More...

‘Sugarloaf Snowflakes’ painting donated

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Anita Sebastian, a Sugarloaf artist who recently showed her art in the lobby of the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center, is donating one of her paintings to the library as a raffle item.  More...

Community & Local News

High Peaks Information Center open on trial basis - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine’s High Peaks Information Center is open, at least through mid- March, when Carrabassett Valley voters will decide whether or not they want to enter into an agreement with the Flagstaff Area Business Association More...

Employment search help

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of free services and workshops for those seeking employment.  Gateways to Employment will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Charity Summit back on the slopes - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — January may be a cold winter month in Maine, but at Sugarloaf Jan. 26, hearts will be warmed by the immense generosity and support received for the Sugarloaf Charity Summit. With all proceeds benefiting the Martha B. More...

News from our Schools

Top spellers receive awards

PHILLIPS — The annual School Spelling Bee was held recently at the Phillips Elementary School.  More...

Mt. Abram High School News

Driver’s Ed to begin Feb. 4   Driver’s Education at Mt. Abram begins Feb. 4.  See Ms. Burbank in the Adult Education Office at Mt. Abram for more information. 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...

Maine Ghost Busters visit Herbert Hotel

KINGFIELD — There have been rumors of ghosts and paranormal activity at Kingfield’s Herbert Hotel for years, and last month, Maine Ghost Busters aired its video production on New England Fox affiliate stations and YouTube.  More...

Eustis, MSAD #58 begin negotiations for withdrawal

SALEM — While no major roadblocks were voiced concerning Eustis leaving MSAD #58, Thursday’s school board workshop proved that it would not be a simple process.  Tuition rates, debt service, transportation for field trips, and making More...

Recovery efforts remain on hold perhaps till February

Rangeley Lake

RANGELEY — The Maine Warden Service plans to use an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle in the recovery efforts for three snowmobilers that are believed to have perished in Rangeley Lake Dec. 30. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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The true American cycling champion

Below is my “post” on my Facebook page (Allen Wicken) Friday morning at about 8 a.m. MDT, Friday, Jan. 18, (the morning after Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey):  More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

2013 Military/Veterans Survey launched by the Fleet Reserve Association   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jacquelyn Curtiss

1928-2013 — She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time at the family camp

WILTON — Jacquelyn Curtiss, 84, of Lake Road, Wilton, passed Monday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2013, at her home with her family by her side, following a short illness. More...

Kathleen R. Joler

1926-2013 — She was an avid reader, bingo player, and enjoyed search a word puzzles

OAKLAND — Kathleen R. Joler, 86 died Thursday January 3, 2013 at the Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center in Farmington.  She was born in Pittsfield April 13, 1926 the daughter of William and Louise (Murphy) Gerow. More...

Timothy R. White

1956-2013 — He enjoyed reading comic books and listening to music

FARMINGTON — Timothy Ricky White, 56, of Avon died on Jan. 13, 2013 at Edgewood Rehab and Living Center in Farmington following a long illness. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Teams prepare to defend conference titles

Mt Abram Alpine Skiing

SALEM — Mt. More...

Lisherness is 2013 recipient of Boosters’ Bob Dodge Award

SALEM – Doug Lisherness of Strong, received the Bob Dodge Award last Friday night at the Mt. Abram girls’ home basketball game against Boothbay. More...

Mt. Abram Boys’ Basketball

Mt. Abram’s Bryson Walker takes advantage of a breakaway and goes to the hoop in Saturday’s JV basketball game with Boothbay Harbor. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Belly Laugh Day is Thursday  The most wasted of days is the one without laughter.  —E.E. Cummings  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Porter John McClure  Born: Sept. 5, 2012 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. Length: 21 inches  Parents: Phillip & Molly, Cape Elizabeth   More...