February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield to hold special town meeting February 11

KINGFIELD — Kingfield will hold a special town meeting to authorize setting funds aside as a match for a community development block grant to pay for needed wastewater repairs Monday, Feb. More...

Lots of fun at Polar Blast

EUSTIS — While the week’s rain took its share of snow, there were lots of smiles and laughter at the 17th Annual Polar Blast.  Polar Blast, a major fundraiser for the Flagstaff Area Business Association and the Arnold Trail Snowmobil More...

Arts & Entertainment

Jazz service at Fairbanks Union Church

FARMINGTON — The sounds of New Orleans traditional jazz will fill the Fairbanks Union Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Docu-exhibit illustrates lumbermen, river drivers’ lives

FARMINGTON — The rugged reality of lumbermen carving a living out of the Maine woods in the early 1800s will come to life at the University of Maine at Farmington with a one-night presentation of Sumner McKane’s “In The Blood.&rdquo More...

Writers series features Sarah Braunstein

FARMINGTON — Sarah Braunstein, whose work “The Sweet Relief of Missing Children” was praised by O Magazine as “Enthralling…” is the next reader in University of Maine at Farmington’s popular Visiting Writers More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David L. Presby

1966-2013 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, attending family reunions

RANGELEY — David “Doc Friz” Lyle Presby, 46, of Phillips died unexpectedly while at work in Rangeley Jan. 29, 2013.  More...

Linda M. Soucie

1949–2013 — Her passion was hunting and fishing, especially fly fishing

OQUOSSOC — Linda May Soucie, 63, of Oquossoc, died at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn Jan. 29, 2013 where she had been a patient for two days, following a long illness. More...

Edna Miriam Bradford Lord

1907-2013 — ‘Mrs. Lord’ enjoyed every student she had

NORWAY — Edna Miriam Bradford Lord, 105, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Defending Nordic MVC titles

Mt. Abram Nordic skiing

SALEM — Tight ski races are expected this week when championships go on the line at the Mountain Valley Conference ski meets, Wednesday and Saturday. Mt. More...

Learn to ski the terrain park

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine Fitness & Recreation Center is offering Intro to skiing the Terrain Park under the lights at Titcomb Mountain beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 27. More...

Learn to ski under the lights

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine Fitness & Recreation Center is offering Adult Learn to Ski classes under the lights at Titcomb Mountain beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 12 and 27. More...

Last week’s rain caused minimal disruptions

WESTERN MAINE — With almost an inch of rain and temperatures soaring to 58 degrees, ice came out of streams causing a bridge closure just south of Smalls Falls and some minor flooding last week.  The weather was a minor blip for the area&r More...

CV budget committee increases budget by $28,000

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Budget Committee voted to increase the town’s $2.3 million budget by over $28,000, recommending that $25,000 more is put into the town’s recreational reserve account, and over $3,000 be added f More...

Kingfield sewer rate hike goes before public hearing

KINGFIELD — After two years of debate, the selectmen voted to recommend a 51 percent increase to defray the cost of running the municipal sewer system. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

GI Bill improvements proposed   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you miss the most about your childhood?

Farrilyn Chase, Freeman: "The good ole days without the modern electronics that aren’t necessarily good for you." More...

Letters

Two very important thank-yous

Now that we’ve finally moved in to a new place, the Mastermans wanted to send out two very important notes of thanks: the first to the amazing volunteer fire departments of New Portland, New Vineyard and Kingfield.  More...

Dear Sugarloaf community,

This year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit is behind us and it was memorable in many ways.  Hosted in a generous fashion by Sugarloaf, the Summit has grown to be the premier fundraiser in the area.  More...

A letter of thanks

There aren’t enough words to thank everyone for their kindness since my back injury. More...

Community & Local News

Cabin Fever Supper planned

NEW VINEYARD — The annual Cabin Fever Supper, sponsored by the New Vineyard Public Library, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Smith Hall on Route 27.  The home-cooked food will include chili, stew or chowder and pies. More...

All-you-can-eat spaghetti supper returns

RANGELEY — The Cerminara All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper, sponsored by the Rangeley Public Library, will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd on Main Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Public Masonic Supper offered

EAST WILTON — Maine Lodge No. 20 and Wilton Lodge No. 156 will host a Public Supper Saturday, Feb 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Harland M. 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

Lincolns Birthday is Tuesday  Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.  --Abraham Lincoln   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

A New Portland couple, educators Adam Masterman (an art teacher in MSAD #58) and Shellen Railey (a teacher at Mt. Abram High School) are singing the praises of the several fire departments who answered the call Jan. More...