January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Study hall, planning period discussed

MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — Mt. Abram High School Principal Marco Aliberti presented to the MSAD #58 School Board a rewrite of the high school class schedule which included the addition of Advance Placement, Honors and Honors Challenge classes. More...

Aging trucks need replacement

KINGFIELD — Road commissioner Bruce White was at the Jan. 20 Kingfield Selectmen’s meeting to discuss new equipment for the public works department. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Puppeteers to entertain at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will perform in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Saturday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. More...

Jim Albert at Friday Artwalk

Jim Albert of New Vineyard will be featuring his stone sculpture at the High Peaks Artisan Guild during Kingfield Friday Artwalk, Feb., 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Sammy Angel brings Valentine music to PACC

Cook-off and concert February 15

PHILLIPS — A Valentine’s Dinner will be offered at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday, Feb. 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. with music by Sammy Angel from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  More...

Letters

Thank you for supporting Fish Tales and Cocktails

Again, and again and again, this community astounds!  This was the 15th Annual Fish Tales and Cocktails fundraiser for Casting For Recovery — Maine, and it was a great success!  More...

THANK YOU to the Sugarloaf Community

It is simply amazing how the Sugarloaf community comes together in an effort to fight cancer. More...

To the townspeople of Stratton-Eustis

I would like to thank you for your help in getting me nominated for selectman for the upcoming election on Feb. More...

Community & Local News

Dinner, dance planned in Embden

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that a dinner is planned as well as a dance.  A stuffed pork chop dinner with potato, gravy, vegetable, rolls, coffee and dessert will be held Saturday, Feb. More...

Free family movie matinee offered Saturday

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center is offering free family movie matinees throughout the winter at 3 p.m. More...

Free community lunch

WILTON — There will be a free community lunch at the Wilton United Methodist Church, 600 Main Street, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Soup, bread, dessert and beverages will be served by the Wilton Ecumenical Community Outreach. More...

News from our Schools

Geo Bee champions

The Kingfield Elementary School Geography Bee champion is Trevor Hupper (center). The event was held Wednesday, Jan. 15. The runners up were Maddy Osborne (right) and Hayden Luce (left). More...

On the way to the Regionals

Last Thursday afternoon Stratton School held its annual Spelling Bee. The Bee Master was Peter Farnsworth (middle). More...

Annual spelling bee held

PHILLIPS — After surviving three rounds of challenging words, eighth grader Alexandra (Ally) Ryan correctly spelled “genetic” to become school champion at the annual school level spelling bee last Friday.  She will represent Ph 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...

Sandy River Recycling to dissolve

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Member towns of the Sandy River Recycling Association have begun looking at recycling alternatives with the dissolving of the association effective June 30.  More...

Charity Summit raises over $180,000 - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Over $180,000 was raised during the 14th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit. According to co-chair Martha Bradley, this puts the total amount raised at over $1.8 million since the Summit’s inception. More...

Get your popcorn, lollypops, Gatorade here

Austin Marden of Strong hawks his wares in the stands during a basketball game Jan. 23. Marden was selling items from the concession booth to raise money for the eighth grade class trip. More...

Rangeley house fire ruled arson

RANGELEY — A state fire investigator said Tuesday, Jan. 21, that someone intentionally set the fire that destroyed a two-story log vacation home on Furbish Road two weeks ago.  “We have investigated the origin and the cause. More...

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MSAD #58 board sincere in seeking resolution with teachers

The MSAD #58 Board of Directors and the Mt. Abram Teachers Association started labor contract negotiations in the spring of 2012 regarding the collective bargaining agreement with the district’s teaching staff.  More...

Legislative Update

Legislators resume work in Augusta   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Millicent Evans Clapp

1923-2014 — She enjoyed writing, antiques and traveling

BRIDGTON — Millicent Evans Clapp of Kingfield died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Bridgton Hospital after a brief illness.  More...

Daniel J. O’Leary

He was the brother of Thomas “Hawk” O’Leary of Carrabassett Valley

MILLIS, Mass. — Daniel J. O’Leary of Millis, Jan. 22, 2014, 83, beloved son of the late Daniel and Nellie (Hagger) O’Leary and dear brother of Thomas A. O’Leary of Carrabassett Valley, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.  More...

Charles A. Wilbur

1930-2014 — He will be remembered as a strong man with strong values

FARMINGTON — Charles Almon “Sonny” Wilbur, age 83, of Phillips went home to the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Orchard Park in Farmington, after a long courageous battle with cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Riders flock to Snodeo

RANGELEY — Thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts traveled to Rangeley Jan. 23 to 25 for the Snodeo despite frigid temperatures and windy conditions. More...

SAST skis well at Lost Valley

AUBURN — The Sugarloaf Area Ski team competed in the Otto Memorial Race at Lost Valley in slalom and giant slalom races Saturday, Jan. 25. “As a team scored event we did very well,” noted SAST’s Coach Jim Wilson. More...

It’s pond hockey time in Rangeley!

RANGELEY — The New England Pond Hockey Festival returns for its eighth season Feb. 1 and 2, with headquarters at the Rangeley Inn. 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. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Groundhog Day is Sunday, Feb 2  The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.  — Patrick Young   More...

Pasta Pleasers

Sometimes you can make the plainest pasta very More...