January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SugarBowl grant to go to public hearing

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — “The temperature is predicted to rise and your heart will warm as well if you come to Kingfield’s First Friday Artwalk, next Friday evening, Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Teachers Lounge Mafia brings comedy to the Homestead

FARMINGTON — Teachers Lounge Mafia is about done with the cold. The group thinks it is about time western Maine looked at Old Man Winter and laughed right in his face. More...

New POPS office open for Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS will open its new office on Main Street between the Herbert Grand Hotel and the Masons’ Hall during the Kingfield First Friday Artwalk, Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.  More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield POPS thanks Poland Spring for support

KINGFIELD — In appreciation for its key support of the 2012 Kingfield POPS concert, the POPS Board recently presented a framed POPS poster to Terry Coffin, Operations Manager of Poland Spring, Kingfield Bottling Company.  More...

News from Our Service Men & Women

Fenderson graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Christopher W. More...

Nutrition cooking class

RANGELEY — The nutrition cooking class, Making Healthy Treats, is being offered at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. Variety of interests, computers, occasional topics. More...

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

Groundhog Day is Saturday  Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  —Anthony J. D’Angelo   More...

Take Comfort in Casseroles

Casseroles are the theme this week—for two More...

Preliminary figures add $96,000 to initial towns’ assessments

Eustis Withdrawal from MSAD #58 —

SALEM — Based on last year’s figures, if Eustis were to withdraw from MSAD #58, it will add $96,000 to the initial assessments of the other district towns.  This number is slightly less than the $126,000 that had been floated at the More...

Snodeo remembers those lost, draws large numbers

RANGELEY — While there was lots of exuberance and fun-filled festivities surrounding Snodeo, there was also a more somber note as organizers and event participants offered their heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the four peop More...

Bigelow Notch could be coming to Route 27

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Bigelow Notch could be coming to Route 27, and it could draw a lot of attention and visitors to the area.  That hope drew one step closer to realization last week when the Carrabassett Valley Selectmen endorsed the More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite part of the Western Maine Youth Basketball Organization?

Dawn Maceda, Phillips: "The kids smiling and having fun." More...

ENTERPRISE

Enterprise is a word that means several things to most people. Those who know not of the sea, it’s a space ship in a series of great futuristic scientific shows. More...

Letters

Fish Tales and Cocktails a huge success

Fish Tales and Cocktails was a huge success again this year!  What a great community to support this event for 14 years! More...

Dear Governor,

My appreciation to you and the Nation for reopening the so-called Redington Loop at the CV Outdoor Center.  We have missed it and it is good to be back out there, especially given the good winter we are having. More...

Any volunteers to help us seniors cope with winter here?

It’s winter here at Valley Brook, Strong, Maine. It’s snow, ice and more of the same—day after day.  This complex is for the elderly and handicapped. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Anna Pelegay: from the Pyrenees to the Western Mountains of Maine

SALEM — Growing up, Spanish exchange student Anna Pelegay, skied in the Pyrenees every other week since she could walk. Now, the Barcelona native is on snow everyday and loving the adventure as a member of the Mt. More...

Hiking Franklin County

FARMINGTON — Doug Dunlap, a Registered Maine Guide who has been hiking the trails of northern New England for more than 40 years, recently published “Day Hiking in the Western Mountains of Maine.”  Dunlap will be at the School More...

Houston, Faraday place in top 20 in field of more than 200

Mt. Abram Nordic skiing - Sassi Memorial Classical

RUMFORD — The annual Sassi Memorial Classical races were held at Black Mountain Ski Resort, hosted by the Chisholm Ski Club Saturday, Jan. 26. The Mt. Abram High School Nordic team made a good showing with a boy and a girl in the top 20.  More...