January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spreading ‘Samshine’

WCSH reporter Sarah Delage and cameraman Steve Sherburne film from Main Street, Kingfield. More...

Tradition continues

A tree is faithfully placed at the Kingfield dam every winter when the Carrabassett River freezes over. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Claudia Diller art exhibition, book signing at CV library - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center will be exhibiting the art of Claudia Diller and will also host a book signing and informal talk with Diller and Marcia White about their collaboration on the & More...

Whale exhibition opening reception Friday

The opening reception for Dan and Frank DenDanto’s “BUMP” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. More...

Czechoslovakian boys’ choir to perform

Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Kingfield POPS is bringing the 32-person boys’ choir Bonifantes from Czechoslovakia, to perform in the MSAD #58 schools as part of the POPS’ mission. The concert is open to the public. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Jane Atkinson

1955-2014 — She loved spending time with her family, especially grandchildren

PHILLIPS — Betty Jane Badger Atkinson, 58, died at her home in Phillips Jan. 15, 2014 with her loving family by her side. More...

Gerald E. Ladd

1933-2014 — He served in the U.S. Marines for three years and was a barber for nearly 50

RANGELEY — Gerald “Gerry” Erwin Ladd passed away peacefully Jan. 10, 2014 at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, where he had been a resident for the past four years, with his wife by his side. More...

Milton George Simmons

1918-2014 — He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and the great outdoors

TOGUS — Milton George Simmons, 95, died Jan. 13, 2014 at the Veterans Hospital at Togus, following a brief illness. Milt won’t sit on the riverbank anymore. He won’t tell any more fisherman’s tales. More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFCL Hoops

Kingfield’s Nick Poulin stands firm attempting to block the shot of Stratton’s Luke Kearing in a game at KES last Thursday. More...

Stratton- Kingfield action

Stratton’s Tallie Pilsbury attempts to block Kingfield’s Emily Stone as she aims for the basket. The Stratton girls won the Jan. 16 game in a thrilling overtime, 46-35. More...

Polar Blast 2014

Annual sculpture, decoration contests

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is sponsoring its 18th annual Polar Blast snow sculpture and lighting/decoration contests for the Flagstaff Area Business Association and Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club’s 2014 Polar Blast.&nb More...

MSAD #58 teachers work without contract

SALEM — Maine Education Association is in support of the MSAD #58 Teachers Association according to a Jan. 16 press release and fact finding report. More...

Mountain bike trail work discussed

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Town Manager Dave Cota presented a review of a three-year mountain bike trail development and the projected 2014 trail programs during a selectmen’s meeting Jan. 13. More...

Waste Management attends meeting

Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station

KINGFIELD — Jan. 13 the Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee met with Peter Lachapelle, a representative and account manager from Waste Management, to get a better understanding of charges on the transfer station account.  More...

Valley info center begins regular hours

Flagstaff Area Business Association

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff Area Business Association recently announced that there will be regular hours at the Maine’s High Peaks Information Center in Carrabassett Valley beginning immediately. More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

President signs budget agreement with COLA cut, temporary Doc Fix   More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think is the coolest idea for a random act of kindness?

Steve Skaling of Kingfield, “I pay the toll of the vehicle behind me every time I get off the turnpike in Gardiner.” More...

Letters

Rockstar Sammy will live on in our hearts

Thank you is too small a phrase for generosity so large. We always knew Sam brought people together, but this week we saw the extraordinary strength of her friendships. More...

Thanks for supporting our scholarship

The Kingfield American Legion Post #61 would like to thank the community members who continue to support the Legion’s scholarship fund.  Anyone interested in donating to our bottle drive which benefits the fund, may return bottles and cans More...

Thanks of thinking of me after my accident

My thanks to Gifts of Love and the Simmons Fund for the bag of food given to me following my recent accident in the woods.  Also, thanks to the many friends who have stopped in to say hi and/or sent cards. More...

Community & Local News

New book club begins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Third Thursday @ 3 Book Club is a public book group open to all community members that meets once a month. It begins Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center.  More...

Public breakfast offered

KINGFIELD — An all-you-can-eat public breakfast will be held at the Kingfield United Methodist Church at 51 High Street, Saturday, Feb. More...

Free tax preparation help available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The AARP Tax-Aide program is again offering free income tax help to people of all ages in the Sugarloaf area. Certified volunteers will prepare income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes. 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

Belly Laugh Day is Friday, Jan 24  Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.  —Carl Sandburg   More...

Marvelous Muffins

Does anyone ever make muffins for a snack More...