April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Legal issues surround Rangeley park use

RANGELEY — Selectmen met April 1 to work through a lengthy agenda. Selectman David Burgess began the meeting by addressing a non-agenda item. More...

Avon selectmen change meeting time

AVON — Selectmen in Avon met for a regular meeting April 1. Selectman Jerry Gilchrist gave an update on a General Assistance meeting he is coordinating for April 16. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Long Time Courting comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Long Time Courting at Skye Theatre Tuesday, April 15. Show time is 7 p.m. with a jam session kicking off at 6:15 p.m. More...

Sky Family comes to Strong this Saturday - Free Access

STRONG — The Sky Family from Prince Edward Island will be in concert (Celtic music and dance) Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at the Forster Memorial Building on Main Street. More...

Local band to perform at the PACC April 26

PHILLIPS — Off The Hill, which plays a little country, a little pop, a touch of bluegrass and a little rock, will perform an evening of country music Saturday, April 26 at the Phillips Area Community Center from 7 to 9 pm. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Maude E. Hagelin

1912–2014 — She loved spending time with her family and gardening

AVON — Maude Elizabeth Weymouth Hagelin, 101, died peacefully March 31, 2014 at her home in Avon.  More...

Brent L. Redlevske

1956-2014 — He was a hardworking woodsman, avid fisherman, hunter and great man

MERCER — Brent L. Redlevske, age 57, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta with his loving family by his side. He was born April 11, 1956, the son of Harvard L. and Dorothy E. More...

Community & Local News

Sunshine, 40-50 degree temps on tap for 26th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival - Free Access

Reggae Fest returns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With the start of Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light Reggae Festival only a few days away, festival goers are already getting excited for what’s in store this year. More...

Sugarloaf 50 Gang reunites

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the fifth straight year, members of the Sugarloaf 50 Gang gathered together for an afternoon to share stories and memories of skiing Sugarloaf. The luncheon was held at the Sugarloaf Inn April 5.  More...

Repairing Kingfield town trucks discussed

KINGFIELD — March 31, selectmen in Kingfield discussed the potential purchase of two new trucks for the Public Works Department. 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

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

They say there are “unsung heroes” everywhere ... well I found one this week right in Carrabassett Valley. More...

Pass the Potatoes, Please

Good old Maine potatoes—there is really nothing More...

Observations from the F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

Room for Laughter

On the ride home from Farmington I asked the mister…  “So…now that you’ve been driving it for a month, how do you like your new car?”  (From full-sized Chevy Blazer to Suzuki SX4 —10 years newer, twice More...

Sugarloaf to host US Alpine Championships 2015, 2017

Resort to host nation’s best skiers for first time since 2008

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The world-famous Narrow Gauge trail will once again host the country’s best alpine ski racers when Sugarloaf hosts the US Alpine Championships in March 2015.  More...

Directors take stipend cut

MSAD #58 School Board

STRONG — MSAD #58 School Board of Directors ran through a draft of the 2014–2015 budget during its April 3 meeting. The proposed budget shows decreases across the board in every cost center except Facilities and Maintenance. More...

CV zoning change, easement discussed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — During their March 31 meeting, selectmen reviewed a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to allow commercial recreation as a conditional use to the town’s valley center district. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Anne Gould of Skowhegan: “I wanted to be a doctor. I ended up being a chemical engineer.” More...

$$Wind mills in Maine$$

I am writing in response to the article that was in the Morning Sentinel (April 2, 2014) on First Wind looking for $75 million, after its financial partnership with a Canadian energy company was shot down by the Maine Supreme Court.  More...

Letters

Dear Sugarloaf family and friends

On April 21, I will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon to honor the memory of my sister Kim Jackson. I am running to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find cures for the disease that took Kim from us.  More...

Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament stronger than ever

Twenty-seven years and well in excess of half a million dollars later, the Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament, benefiting Special Olympics of Maine, is going stronger than ever. More...

Thanks for your many acts of kindness

It would be impossible to express our thanks and appreciation to the many friends, relatives and the professionals who were so helpful and kind during our recent bereavement.  Your many acts of kindness made this time of sadness just a little ea More...

Sports & Outdoors

Snow Softball Tournament raises more than $25,000

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tufulio’s defeated The Rack to win the 27th Annual Fred Webster Snow Softball Tournament Tuesday, March 25. This is Tufulio’s third win in the tournament’s history. More...

Great spring skiing at Saddleback

RANGELEY — “Saddleback is perfectly positioned for a long run of Spring Skiing,” according to Saddleback General Manager, Chris Farmer, “Our snowmakers braved the extreme elements in January to put down a deep base of man-made More...

Online burn permit system now available

Maine is one of the first states to issue burn permits electronically

AUGUSTA — Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. More...

News from our Schools

Top three talkers

These students took the top three places at the annual and now Regional Public Speaking Contest held Thursday, March 27, at Strong Elementary School. More...

Stratton School raises over $1,000 for St. Jude’s

Fifteen students from Mrs. Simpson’s and Mrs. Lecander’s first through fourth grade classes raised $1,059 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. More...

Scholarship applications now available

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — Applications for the Annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce David Robie Scholarship are now available.  The chamber scholarship is named after the late David Robie, who played a key role in the establishment of the scholar More...

Local Church Services

Church Serrvices

Mountain View Bible Church New Vineyard, Pastor Richard Dubuc. Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunrise service 6:30 am, breakfast follows at the church.   More...