April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips resident completes eighty-nine-day expedition with NOLS - Free Access

LANDER, Wyo. — Cree Rousseau, 20, of Phillips, recently completed an 89-day wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Tartan Day’ to be celebrated at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine Ulster-Scotts founder John Mann at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 17. Curtain is at 7 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. More...

Laughletics Improv Comedy Mud Bowl

Four improve comedy teams will square off at UMF Saturday, April 13   More...

Outerspace Band back at the Rack - Free Access

  The Spacemen return to the Rack at Sugarloaf in their beloved Carrabassett Valley, Sunday, April 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. bringing along many special guests. The Outerspace Band, a locals’ favorite, got its start around 1968. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Warren J. Boyd

He was a very spiritual person and helped many people in need

AUBURN — Warren J. Boyd, 63, of Lewiston and formerly of Onset, Mass., died April 2, 2013, in Auburn surrounded by his soul mate Mary Kay Marston and close friend Milene Cyr and a family member.  More...

Dorothy M. Chenard

1930-2013 — She enjoyed bowling, reading, gardening, fishing and trips to Las Vegas

FARMINGTON — Dorothy M. Chenard, age 82, formerly of Raymond St. in Rumford passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 with family at her side at Sandy River Nursing Care Center in Farmington, following a long illness. More...

Marion Daisy Walker Haines

1927-2013 — She was a wonderful wife and mother

FARMINGTON — Marion Daisy Walker Haines, 86, passed away with her family by her side April 2, 2013 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where she had been a resident since 2008. More...

News from our Schools

‘Wax museum’ comes to KES

KINGFIELD — Biography Night was held at Kingfield Elementary School Thursday, March 28. Mrs. More...

For a good cause

Maygen McCarthy (left to right), Mt. More...

Earth Day challenge for kid artists

AUGUSTA — As Earth Day approaches, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is inviting Maine elementary school age kids to create images of a pollution-free world, in honor of Earth Day and Rachel Carson’s contribution to a cleaner environ More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.  —Winston Churchill  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Haley-Ann Alizabeth Kelly  Born: March 10, 2013 Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz. Length: 19 ½ inches   More...

Public forum on proposed refuge held

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The High Peaks Alliance recently held a public forum at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library to inform the public and allow for comments on a proposed National Wildlife Refuge in the High Peaks Region.  More...

Public hears details of Eustis’ withdrawal

STRATTON — Thursday, April 4, a hearing was held at the Stratton Elementary School to discuss the merits of the proposed withdrawal agreement of Eustis from MSAD #58.  More...

MSAD #58 budget work begins

SALEM — The first of several budget meetings was held at Mt. Abram High School Tuesday, April 2.  More...

Budget, ball field, Marathon discussed

KINGFIELD — Selectman reviewed budget drafts as part of the regular Town of Kingfield Selectman’s meeting April 1. The first draft showed an increase in heating and cell phone costs. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letter to Camden National Bank

(Editor’s note: the following is a letter Paul and Barbara Gardiner sent March 29 to June Parent, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking for Camden National Bank; they wished to share with our readers.) To Ms. Parent, et al,  More...

Legislative Update

Budget hearings continue  More...

Letters

Let’s protect moms and their kids from harm

1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Counting and learning parts of the body are all par for the course in early childhood development. More...

Attention parents—

Bullying is everywhere. The senseless death of a 13- year-old girl is proof of that. It’s in the schools, playgrounds, busses and texting.  More...

Community & Local News

Free budgeting basics workshop offered

FARMINGTON — Women, Work and Community will be offering a free two-hour workshop about the basic components for building a budget. More...

Huge Auction to highlight ‘Community Gets Together For Randy Clukey’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Upwards of $20,000 in donated items have already been pledged for an auction planned as part of a community get together for Randy Clukey on April 20.  Clukey, who was injured in a snowmobile accident several weeks ag More...

Kingfield history books on sale locally

KINGFIELD — A two volume set, limited editions, published in 1980 and 1981 and copyrighted by the Kingfield History Book Association and the Kingfield Photo History Book Association, is now on sale locally at Tranten’s Market, the Kingfie More...

Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners ready to take the field

Mt. Abram baseball preview

SALEM — Like a volcano ready to erupt, Mt. Abram has been simmering and smoldering during baseball preseason workouts, waiting to spew when the first pitch is thrown to mark opening day in the Mountain Valley Conference.  More...

Sala has successful Nordic season

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Aimee Sala, 14, of Carrabassett Valley just completed a successful Nordic ski racing season.  She competed in over 17 races this season including the J2s held in Holderness, N.H. More...

Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k return

Marathon is Maine’s oldest and one of nation’s fastest—over 1,000 runners expected this year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Well over 1,000 runners from around the country will gather at Sugarloaf for the 31st annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15k, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon, Sunday, May 19.  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...