March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Eustis withdrawal hearing scheduled

MSAD #58 Board of Directors

SALEM — Eustis withdrawal from the district has taken a step closer to realization.  More...

Pease coauthors new novel

The Crazy Lady Down the Road… every place has one. But what transpires when —half-naked in her garden— she meets her new neighbor? When this unwelcome stranger shares a secret about their adjoining properties?  More...

Arts & Entertainment

T-Acadie returns to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present T-Acadie at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 27. Curtain is at 7 pm. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. More...

Kingfield students star in King Arthur play - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The classic tale of young King Arthur and the magic sword Excalibur comes to the stage Friday, March 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School in an original adaptation of “The Sword Excalibur.” More...

Maranacook String Band to play Phillips

PHILLIPS — Saturday, March 23, the Old Gym on Depot Street will ring with the sounds of Bluegrass, as the Maranacook String Band comes to town. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Francis Cummings

1931-2013 — He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict

FARMINGTON — Robert Francis Cummings, 81, of Avon, died March 11, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington where he was a patient. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Titcomb Mountain re-opening this weekend - Free Access

Late season snow gives Titcomb skiers a bonus weekend!

FARMINGTON -- After 12 additional inches of late season snow, the Farmington Ski Club Board of Directors voted to re-open the mountain even though Sunday, March 17 was the official final day. More...

Snow softball back making tracks

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Fred Webster Snowball Tournament (snow softball games) to benefit Special Olympics Maine will be held Tuesday, March 26 at 9 a.m. More...

MH&T Ski Marathon hits the trails

KINGFIELD — Sunday, March 17, Maine Huts and Trails hosted its fifth cross country ski marathon. The race included three distances, 20K, 40K and 60K. 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...

Town officials reelected, Sugarbowl grant moves forward

Carrabassett Valley Town Meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Kerry Audet, developer of the proposed “Sugarbowl” was present at the Carrabassett Annual Town Meeting March 13. More...

Maine graduation rate rises, Mt. Abram 13th in state

SALEM — Maine’s high school graduation rate improved statewide three years in a row, rising from 80 percent in 2009 to over 85 percent in 2012.  And in state, Mt. Abram High School’s graduation rate is 13th. More...

VoterVale Farm maple syrup

AVON — Darren Allen operates VoterVale Farm, a small family farm on the Sandy River. He and his wife, Angel, lived away from their hometown for a period of time and then came back to Avon in 2001 and purchased Angel’s family farm.  More...

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Legislative Update

126th Legislature in session  The State House is full of activity as we head into spring. Legislative committees are considering approximately 1,700 bills that ha ve been submitted for this First Regular Session of the 126th Legislature. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

State of the Coast Guard Address  More...

Letters

Boy Scout Troop 500 thanks you

The Boy Scouts of Troop 500 of Strong and Phillips would like to thank all of the people who supported us by donating to our recent auction. Their assistance is appreciated.  More...

Soup/fuel assistance supper a success

Thanks to all who made the ecumenical soup/fuel assistance supper such a great success.  Thanks to all four churches for the volunteers and the wonderful soup makers.  Thanks to the community for supporting the cause.  It was a great s More...

Community & Local News

Bingo resumes

KINGFIELD — The American Legion Post #61 has announced that it will resume its bingo games beginning Saturday, April 6.  The doors of the Main Street Legion Hall open at 5:30 p.m. and games commence at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome. More...

Library increases hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Library Director Carrabassett Valley Public Library, recently announced that the library’s winter hours have been increased.  Through April 13, the new winter hours will be Tuesdays to Saturdays, More...

GPS training offered

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation Districts is offering a class from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the USDA Service Center at 107 Park St. More...

News from our Schools

Strong speakers

Strong Elementary School held its public speaking contest recently. Pictured are all the speakers who entered. More...

Seniors make one more step towards graduation

SALEM — Briannah James, a senior at Mt. Abram, stood before a three-member panel and about a dozen juniors to present her Senior Project. Her project, based on attending universities in three different countries, was presented on Feb. 27.  More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Third quarter wraps up  Friday, March 29, grades close for the third quarter.  Driver Ed to begin   Driver’s Ed starts Monday, April 1 for students age 15 years or older.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The fist day of spring is today  It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.  —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations   More...

VIEW FROM THE TOP

Sugarloaf Mountain and Carrabassett Valley fund 24-hour adventure race with Summer Event Marketing Grant

In the fall of 2012, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Town of Carrabassett Valley came together to devise a new way to build summer travel to the area. More...