March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town comes together to feed search teams

STRATTON/EUSTIS — While out for a walk the morning of March 5, Sue Fotter had the search for Nicholas Joy, the skier missing on Sugarloaf March 3 and 4, on her mind. She really wanted to help but didn’t know what was needed.  More...

Eustis withdrawal heads to Commissioner for approval

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board went into Executive Session at a special meeting held March 4 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Maine Downtown Network, Joneco Mill cleanup discussed

KINGFIELD — The Joneco Mill site, on which a mill once stood since about 1900, was on the agenda for the March 4 Kingfield Selectman’s Meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Cape Breton Kitchen Party’ back in Maine

New England Celtic Arts will present Jason MacDonald with Anita MacDonald and Adam Young at St Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, March 19, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, March 20 and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, M More...

Local author Bryce Moore to visit CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bryce Moore, the Farmington author of “Vodnik,” a fantasy novel for younger readers, will appear at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Saturday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room. More...

‘Keely and Du’ to be performed March 14 to 17

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington student actors challenge themselves and their audience with UMF’s spring production of Jane Martin’s award-winning play “Keely and Du.” Performances will take place at 7:30 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John F. Carleton

1957-2013 — He was thoughtful and kind to others, and gave generously of himself and talents

FARMINGTON — John F. Carleton, 51, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., died as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a car as he was crossing the street Friday Feb. 22, 2013.  More...

Walter H. Daub Jr.

1915-2013 — He was a member of the U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal unit during WWII

FARMINGTON — Walter Henry Daub Jr. (Bud, Buddy, Dauber), 97, passed away March 6, 2013 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington with his daughter at his side. More...

Rev.-Dr. Daniel E. Harrison Jr.

1934-2013 — He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict

TOGUS — Rev.-Dr. Daniel Edward Harrison Jr., 78, of Kingfield passed away March 5, 2013 at the Togus VA Hospital with his wife, Lois, by his side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley Moose Dash Snowshoe Race This Weekend - Free Access

RANGELEY -- The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center will host its first-ever snowshoe event, the Rangeley Moose Dash, March 17. The race event is fully sanctioned by the U.S. Snowshoe Association. More...

Tips for scholarships

Bruce Miles (left), President of Sugarloaf Ski Club, accepts $335 from Craig Spinney of Bob’s Clam Hut in the Sugarloaf Base Lodge recently. More...

Basketball—mitten style

Pictured are the Strong and Phillips eighth graders who participated in the mitten basketball game held March 6. A great time was had by all at the game. 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...

Missing skier found alive

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nicholas Joy of Massachusetts, lost at Sugarloaf March 3 and 4, was found March 5 by a recreational snowmobiler. More...

Rescuer in the right place at right time

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When snowmobiler Joseph Paul of Warwick Mass. left his camp on the morning of March 12, he didn’t expect to find Nicholas Joy. More...

Avon native teaches in Philippines

AVON — In this day and age, most recent college graduates send out applications and résumés hoping to find a position in their field of study. More...

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Status of the Sugarloaf Golf Course

I know there is 90 inches of snow on the ground, but spring is just around the corner. I just wanted to give a quick update on what is going on at the golf course.  We do have some ice due to the January rain. More...

We’re all in this together

It was of great concern to all of us to read recently of the financial distress facing Franklin Memorial Hospital.  More...

Letters

High Peaks National Wildlife Refuge —not such a good idea

Recently the High Peaks Alliance announced a proposal to create a wildlife refuge in Franklin County —a National Wildlife Refuge under the same designation as the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in western Oxford County and Coos County of New More...

Another cane AWOL

Well, it’s happened to me once more! More...

Thank you for your donations to the United Way

As chair for the 2012-13 United Way of Tri-Valley fundraising campaign, I want to thank the many individuals and area organizations who have generously contributed to the campaign. More...

Community & Local News

CVA scholarship fundraiser a success

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Academy held its annual Big Raffle and Auction Saturday, Feb. 23. The event raised over $40,000 to support scholarships for CVA students.  More...

National Wing family reunion planned

PORTLAND — The Wing Family of America Inc. 2013 National Annual Reunion, the 111th reunion, will be held at the Holiday Inn “By the Bay” from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23.  More...

Pond construction and maintenance workshop

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, is sponsoring the annual Pond Building and Maintenance Workshop Tuesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

News from our Schools

Madman Mitman

Steve Mitman frolics on Moosehead Lake Feb. 23 as he and others prepare to snowshoe up Mount Kineo. More...

Strong School Variety Show set

STRONG — A Strong School Variety Show will be held Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. More...

Locals on Thomas College dean’s list

WATERVILLE — Local students who were named to the dean’s list at Thomas College for the fall 2012 semester are: Morgan Spaulding of Kingfield, majoring in Early Childhood Education; Loretta Crockett of Strong, majoring in Entrepreneurship More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday  May your blessings out number The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.  —Irish Blessing   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Gunnar Eric Mitchell  Born: Jan. 29, 2013 Gender: Male Weight: 8 lbs 14 oz. Length: 20 ¾ inches   More...