September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MSAD #58 new directors sworn in

KINGFIELD — New directors for the MSAD #58 School Board were sworn in Sept. 12. More...

Pump purchase planned for Outdoor Center snowmaking

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Cathy Witherspoon and Crusher Wilkinson from Sugarloaf were present at the Sept. 10 selectman’s meeting to discuss a pump for snowmaking at the Outdoor Center. More...

Arts & Entertainment

April Verch comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present April Verch at Route 27 Arts in Stratton, Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Sept. 25 and at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips Thursday, Sept. 26. More...

Quilt documentary, exhibition, music slated

A celebration of the fruits of the season including entertainment in Phillips

PHILLIPS — As part of its monthly “Arts on the Move” program, the Phillips Public Library is sponsoring two events Saturday, Sept. 21.  More...

Author Margot Livesey joins writers’ series

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present award-winning author Margot Livesey as the first writer in UMF’s 2013-14 Visiting Writers Series. More...

Letters

Setting the stage for Kingfield’s downtown renewal

Next Thursday, Sept. 26, Kingfield’s Road Reconstruction Committee will present preliminary plans of sidewalks and other improvements proposed as part of the state’s Route 27 rehabilitation. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. More...

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge huge success

On behalf of the event organizers, volunteers, Town of Carrabassett Valley and the Carrabassett Region of the New England Mountain Bike Association, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation to the more than 60 volu More...

Sports & Outdoors

Long-running tournament benefits local athletes

Ayotte Golf Classic

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 31st Ayotte Golf Classic is set to take place Sept. 20. The classic has the honor and distinction of being the longest running golf tournament at Sugarloaf. More...

Lady Roadrunners face tough opposition

SALEM — Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners played tough games Sept. 11 against rival Oak Hill. The varsity started the out strong with an early first half goal made by Serena Lariviere. Due to a goal made by a Mt. More...

Harvest Dinner at the Stratton Brook Hut planned

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Maine Huts & Trails’ will showcase culinary creations by its hut staff at the first-ever Harvest Dinner at the Stratton Brook Hut Saturday, Sept. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Citizenship Day is Tuesday  The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.  —Theodore Roosevelt   More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Isaac Douglass Marble  Born: July 22, 2013 Gender: Male Weight: 6 lbs., 5 oz. Length: 21 inches   More...

Celtic festival a success - Free Access

WESTERN MAINE — One hundred performers from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New England and beyond came together in towns spread throughout the western mountains for the first Crossroads International Celtic Festival Sept. 11 to 15. More...

Phillips road closures discussed

PHILLIPS — Residents of Phillips and Madrid packed the meeting room for the selectmen’s meeting at the Phillips town office Sept. 10. More...

A weekend of remembrance

RANGELEY — A granite bench sits near the Rangeley boating ramp. The bench faces the lake where four people lost their lives Dec. 30. More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Maine hospitals paid this month, iquor bond sold   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What was your favorite meal your mother would make for you as a child?

Kaye Newell of Kingfield: “Right now she makes some homemade chicken nuggets that her sister made up. They are yummy!” More...

Community & Local News

Congratulations Bill & Jan!

Bill and Jan Soule have been volunteering with Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust for several years now. More...

‘Let’s Make A Deal!’ comes to Farmington

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to go with their costumes and trinkets to play Let’s Make a Deal, Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Mt. Blue High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Biggest Losers gather in New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — So you want to loose those extra pounds and they just don’t seem to come off? Why not join those who gather Monday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Students May Register Now for October ACT Test Date

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Registration is now open for the Oct. 26, administration of the ACT college readiness assessment. The registration deadline for students who intend to take the ACT on this date is Sept. 27.  More...

Saddleback announces Peak Teacher Contest

A student can win their teacher a PEAK Pass to Saddleback

RANGELEY — Each year, Saddleback recognizes Honor Students with the PEAK Pass Program (Promoting Education and Activity for Kids). More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS VALLEY SENIORS — 10 am-12 pm, Carrabassett Valley Public Library. Open to area seniors. More...

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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...