February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ordinance amendments proposed in Strong

STRONG — The Strong Planning Board will present amendments to the town’s 1993 Site Plan Review Ordinance for voters’ approval at the March 2 town meeting.  This ordinance applies only to with nonresidential development in town, More...

Valley selectmen discuss ‘Pooper Scooper Ordinance’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Monday, Feb. 11 a proposed ordinance was brought before the selectman during a regular meeting. Dog waste has been an ongoing issue on Sugarloaf and town properties. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Master fiddler to play Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with the Kingfield POPS will present legendary Canadian fiddler Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Feb. 27. Curtain at 7 p.m. More...

Sandy River Ramblers to play in Mercer March 3

MERCER — Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., the Sandy River Ramblers will bring its uniquely Maine Bluegrass show to Mercer Community Center. The Ramblers have played many concerts in central Maine, but this will be their first Mercer show.  More...

John Brown’s Body to headline Reggae Fest

25th anniversary of annual springtime festival to feature eight bands and reduced ticket prices  CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival, the annual party that draws thousands of spring skiing and reggae enthusias More...

Community & Local News

Pancake breakfast, maple sugaring at Norlands

LIVERMORE — The public can experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way at a 19th-century living history farm Sunday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. More...

‘Price is Right’ returns

FARMINGTON — Farmington Rotary Club members have been busy planning the annual Price Is Right event, scheduled for March 2 at Mt. Blue Middle School.  More...

Mark Tanous joins board of directors

LEWISTON — Tri-County Mental Health Services welcomes Mark Tanous to its board of directors.  Tanous is Senior Account Executive at FISC Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in sales and sales management. More...

News from our Schools

Biggest Fan’ competition held at MTA

SALEM — After attending a conference and meeting a number of YA authors recently, Lori Littlefield, Mt Abram High School Librarian/Cybrarian, returned to the school with a number of author signed books and decided to host a competition among th More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2012/ 2013 school year.  More...

Carrabec High School releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2012/2013 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Presidents Day was Monday  The only thing to fear is, fear itself.  —Franklin D. Roosevelt  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Feed the Troops

It is February vacation this week and there More...

‘Mass customized learning curriculum’ ahead

Technology will take on a much bigger role in the classroom as new curriculum unfolds

SALEM — Technology will be taking a much bigger role in the classroom, as MSAD #58 moves towards adopting the mass customized learning curriculum.  More...

Florist on the go

Barbaralyn Walen, of Kingfield and new owner of Fleurishes Floral & Event Design of Bar Harbor, was at the Orange Cat Café in Kingfield Feb. 13 and 14 selling flowers for Valentine’s Day. More...

Kingfield wastewater rates to increase

KINGFIELD — At a Kingfield public hearing Monday, Feb. More...

Untamed New England returns to Valley

DOVER, N.H. More...

Op-Ed

‘The Blizzard Of Our National Debt’

This is the title given to a Feb. 14 Maine Taxpayers United press conference in the State House. The meeting centered on a letter signed by 58 citizens of our state and sent to Maine’s congressional delegation.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Defense sequestration cut alert!  More...

Letters

To my secret valentine!

I want to thank you for one of the best days in my life. I felt so very special and loved.  Words can not explain the happiness and love that you gave me. You made my day and week so special and joyful. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Melis ‘Kees’ Jongerden

1930-2013 — He owned an A-frame in the Valley skied often

PORTLAND — Melis “Kees” Jongerden, 83, peacefully sailed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.  More...

David B. Robie

1952-2013 — He helped form NorthStar Ambulance Service

MADRID TOWNSHIP — David Brown Robie, 61, of Madrid Township passed away after a long battle with cancer Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 with his wife by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram ski teams capture overall MVC championships on Day Two - Free Access

Mt. Abram Skiing

FARMINGTON — Spectacular skiing by Mt. Abram enabled the boys’ and girls’ teams to capture overall Mountain Valley Conference championships on Day Two at Titcomb Mountain. More...

Off to the tourneys

Lady Roadrunner Jill Howard flys through Traip Academy’s defensive line on her way to the hoop in last week’s preliminary play-off game at the Runnerdome. Mt. More...

NFCL HOOP CHAMPIONS

It was a very exciting night at Mt. 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...