April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Saddleback closes for season

Saddleback Maine ended its 2012-2013 season last Sunday having opened Dec. 15. More...

Selectmen discuss budget additions, baseball field

KINGFIELD — A special town meeting was held prior to the regular selectman’s meeting April 15 to see if voters of the Town of Kingfield would accept a parcel of land on the West Kingfield Road as a donation to the Town of Kingfield. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Gaelic recording artists tour Maine - Free Access

Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac will perform in Phillips Thursday, May 2 More...

One-act play festival April 25 to 28

New Portland resident Sarah Nadeau will direct ‘The American Century’ April 26 and 28

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington presents its annual student-directed one-act play festival Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28, at the UMF Alumni Theater. More...

Storytelling brunch at Diamond Corner

STRATTON — The Diamond Corner Bed and Breakfast at 8 Rangeley Road on the corner of routes 27 and 16, will offer a special “Storytelling Sampler” brunch May 11 beginning at 10 a.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loring ‘Dick’ Witham

1935-2013 — He was an honest, straight shooting man and will be sadly missed

PHILLIPS — Loring “Dick” Richard Witham, 77, passed away at his home April 13, 2013, surrounded by family and friends, following a long and very courageous battle with cancer. More...

Coleman Forest Luce

Nov. 3, 1995-April 11, 2013 — He loved his family and treated his friends as family

WILTON — Coleman will always be remembered. He will be remembered for his good sense of humor and that great big smile of his. Everything he did, he did with passion. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He loved his dogs, Gunner and Tera. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf names 2013 Iron Man

Ed Hendrickson (second from right) of Brewer, was named Sugarloaf’s Ironman of Skiing 2013. More...

Enjoying the view ...

from the top of Royal Coachman at Saddleback. Saddleback closed out a busy season Sunday. More...

Sadie James represents New England in Alaska

BETHEL — Sadie James had one more goal to finish off her bucket list for the 2012-13 ski season. 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

It’s never too late to be who you might have been.  —George Eliot  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Egg-stra Special

Eggs are all the rage lately since so More...

School budget referendum hearing scheduled

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — Town Manager Stacie Rundlett said that the Budget Referendum Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Carrabec High School cafeteria. The vote is May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Kibby wind turbine burns - Free Access

EUSTIS — A spokesman from TransCanada has confirmed that there was a fire in one of the turbines in the Kibby Wind Project Jan. 16. More...

Camden Bank officials to meet with public May 8

PHILLIPS — Following an invitation from the Sandy River Business Association, several of Camden National Bank’s officers will attend a public meeting Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. More...

Security stepped up for Sugarloaf Marathon

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 31st annual Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K will be held May 19 with athletes running from Eustis to Kingfield. Many of the runners and spectators at the Sugarloaf Marathon were also in Boston on April 15. More...

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Letter to Camden National Bank

(Editor’s note: The following is a letter to Camden National Bank from WSKI owner and FABA president Nadene MacLeod. Which she wished shared with our readers.) Dear Ms. Parent,  More...

Concerning the Reed’s Mill Road gravel pit

Mark Beauregard of Rangeley wants to open a gravel pit and mining operation on the Reeds Mill Road a half mile above the Orbeton Stream, on the part of the road which is closed to winter maintenance. More...

Letters

Thanks for supporting the Legion’s scholarship fund

The Kingfield American Legion Post #61 would like to thank the community members who have contributed to benefit our scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating their bottles to the Legion can take their returnables to the Old Mill Redempti More...

A way to save money

Here’s another way the State of Maine and the Nation can save money.  Buy all the kids pencils, pens and paper, and save the cost of buying every kid a computer. More...

A negative experience at the transfer station

I had a very negative experience at the Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station. I went in with a load of garbage and was told I was banned from the facility. More...

Community & Local News

SeniorsPlus Q&A sessions planned

In Kingfield -   SeniorsPlus will be at the Kingfield Town Office May 1, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Going “Baglistic” with Uncle Al

Friends gathered at the Bag last week to throw a surprise birthday party for “Uncle Al” Scheeran, who turned 75. More...

Disaster preparedness training offered

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the National Sheriffs’ Association are sponsoring an All-Hazards Homeland Security Initiative Community Partnership and Awareness Training for Disaster Preparedness.  More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram Coffee House takes over Nostalgia Tavern Friday night - Free Access

Local comedian Greg Siekman (above), hosted a Coffee House at Nostalgia Tavern last Friday. The evening of entertainment included stand-up comedy by Greg Siekman, improv by Siekman and Ben Dudley, music by guitarist Mike Blythe of Say What?! More...

Jocelia Pease Student of the Month

NORTH ANSON — At a recent assembly, senior Jocelia Pease was recognized as Carrabec High School’s Student of the Month for April 2013.  More...

History education scholarship offered

LIVERMORE — High School seniors have the chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center founder, Ethel “Billie” Gammon. Applications are due by May 15.  More...