April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 budget meetings continue

SALEM — Tuesday, April 9 the MSAD # 58 School board held its the second budget meeting in the Mt. Abram High School library.  More...

25th Annual Reggae Fest Festival rocks Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival returned for its 25th year Thursday through Sunday last week, with eight bands and the return of “Reggae Rave” Friday night. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Greg Allman to play Rangeley - Free Access

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 24

RANGELEY — Saturday, July 27 Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman will be performing at the Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion, 25 Dallas Hill Road. More...

UMF Senior Exhibit slated

FARMINGTON — In culmination of their senior year at University of Maine at Farmington, seven talented art students exhibit their senior capstone art projects in this year’s UMF Senior Exhibition, “Amalgamate.” This free and op More...

Ward MacDonald to appear at Phillips, Skye - Free Access

PHILLIPS & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Ward MacDonald with Andrea Beaton and Ben Miller in concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, April 24 and at Phillips Area Community Center Thursday, April 25 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eva Decker

1930-2013 — She treasured her family, loved hugs and truly lived her faith

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Eva Decker, 82, walked off into the arms of Jesus on April 5, 2013 at her home in Salem Township, with her daughter-in-law, Kathy Decker, by her side. More...

Richard W. Small

1958-2013 — He made it a priority to help meet the needs of those who were less fortunate

EUSTIS — Richard W. Small Jr., 55, of Eustis, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.  He was born Oct. 3, 1958, in Lewiston, a son of the late Richard W. Sr. and Mildred (Adamsky) Small.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners ready to make their mark

Mt Abram Softball Preview

SALEM — Less than a week before regular season openers are played in the Mountain Valley Conference, the Mt. More...

Canoe-kayak race slated

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Fitness & Recreation Center is holding a Canoe Race on the Sandy River Sunday, May 5.  More...

Awesome air and snow show - Free Access

Whoever said skiing and snowmobiling don’t mix hasn’t been to a RaveX Outerlimits Freestyle Tour at Saddleback! RaveX came to Saddleback on Sunday to celebrate spring with Tiki Weekend and a freestyle snowmobile stunt show. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Monday  When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.  —John Muir   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Sometimes an “unsung hero” is closer than you think. The year was 1969. Howard and I and our daughters, Kim and Debbie, were living in Newport. More...

State approves Eustis withdrawal agreement

EUSTIS — Whether or not the town will create its own district and be solely responsible for the school is now in the hands of Eustis voters.  The Maine Department of Education approved the agreement between the local withdrawal committee a More...

High Peaks Alliance’s vision for the area

STRONG — The High Peaks Alliance was started by a gathering of avid outdoors recreational enthusiasts with the purpose of keeping public access of recreational land open to area residents and visitors. More...

Valley holds public hearing on forest plan

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A public hearing on Carrabassett Valley’s proposed Public Lot Forest Management Plan was lightly attended Tuesday, April 9. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Budget Negotiations Begin   More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Full month’s retired pay bill introduced   More...

Letters

An appeal to neighbors about the new Eustis School Unit

We have worked diligently and with the best intentions for our students; now the ball is going back to your court.  More...

Your concern and help are appreciated

I wish to thank all my family and friends for their visits, cards and calls after my recent surgery and recovery. Also, many thanks to the ladies who gave me rides to my appointments. All was very much appreciated.   More...

Our voices have not been heard

As a resident of Madrid Township, I am outraged that the LUPC Commissioners have denied our request for a public hearing regarding the Beauregard permit request to create a gravel pit in Madrid.  More...

Community & Local News

Pinewood Derby drivers

Pictured are Pack 500 of Strong Cub Scouts who participated in the annual Pinewood Derby at Strong school: (back row, left to right) Alejandro Fernandez, Martin Kelley, Damien Thurlow, Dalton Thurlow More...

Community Cares fundraiser announced

NORTH ANSON — Saturday, April 27 Carrabec Community Cares 5K run/walk fundraiser will take place. The run/walk begins at 11 a.m. at the Carrabec High School.  Registration begins at 10 a.m. More...

Rangeley nurse inspires patients through weight loss

RANGELEY — “What’s your secret”? This has been a question heard at Rangeley Family Medicine repeatedly over the last six months. More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 district-wide art show returns

SALEM — May 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., students will take part in the annual district wide art show at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Diversity Day to be celebrated at Carrabec

NORTH ANSON — Monday, April 22 Carrabec High School will host presenters from throughout the community willing to share a wealth of cultural knowledge with students and staff. More...

Kindergarten screening reminder

MSAD #58 — School officials recently issued a reminder that kindergarten screenings for students turning 5 on or before Oct. More...