August 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller announces retirement

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Recently, John Diller, Sugarloaf’s longtime General Manager, announced his plans to retire following the conclusion of the 2014-15 ski season.  More...

Recycling the right way

KINGFIELD — Staci Emery, Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station manager, applauds visitors for their continued efforts with single sort recycling. “A lot of people are really trying,” stated Emery. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Bon Débarras to play Skye, Phillips - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & PHILLIPS — New England Celtic Arts with the support of the American Folk Festival and Folk Quebec will present Bon Débarras. Performances are at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

‘Music from the Lake’ returns to Rangeley - Free Access

RANGELEY — Sounds of the ever-popular quintet Downeast Brass will once again be floating across the waters of Rangeley Lake the evening of Aug. 21. More...

First children’s art show opens at Library Studio

PHILLIPS — The Children’s Art Show opened Sunday afternoon at the Library Studio adjacent to the Phillips Public Library on Main Street.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth S. Holmes

1931-2014 — She loved to sing and was delighted with nature

DEER ISLE — Ruth Celestia Stanley Holmes passed away at the Island Nursing Home on Deer Isle Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 83.  More...

Peter Romano

1916-2014 — He valued his family more than anything else

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Peter Romano, 97, died July 25, 2014 in Salem Township.  More...

Stephen W. White Sr.

1947-2014 — He enjoyed spending time with his family

JAY — Stephen W. White Sr., 67 of Jay, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Aug. 5, after a long illness. He was born in Kingfield July 16, 1947, son of Everett and Kathleen (Reid) White. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local group shines at mountain bike races

PRESQUE ISLE — August 8-10 played host to brilliant sunshine, blue skies and record crowds at this year’s Nordic Trail Festival, formerly called the Nordic Fat Tire Festival. More...

Local fishing report

Quiet on the trout front

REGION D — Mark Latti and Maine Inland Wildlife and Fisheries biologists recently released the fishing report for Region D.  More...

Volleyball Champs, again!

Pictured are the 2014 Phillips Old Home Days Bill Robichaud Memorial Volleyball Tournament champions, who also won last year: (left to right) Holly Kangas, Davin Dexter, Derick Allen and Jim Barker ( 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...

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...

Carrabassett Valley pool bid accepted

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At the Aug. 4 board of selectmen meeting residents Bruce and Annemarie Albiston discussed the possibility of leasing an acre or two on the town’s public lot. More...

Local agencies train in crisis drill

FARMINGTON — A quiet morning on the University of Maine at Farmington campus quickly became a morning filled with the sounds of gunshots, shouting, sirens and explosions. Aug. More...

Kingfield residents raise nuisance issues

KINGFIELD — During the Aug. 4 meeting, selectmen revisited the cost for residential septic pumping and decided to leave it as it is. At the July 21 meeting, Administrative Assistant Leanna Targett suggested a $25 increase in the pumping rates. More...

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Legislative Update

Work requirement to be enforced for food stamp recipients   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you were going camping, what would you consider "roughing it"?

Lydia Dicentes, 11, of Carrabassett Valley: “Forgetting the food and not having internet.” More...

Letters

Summer festival a success thanks to many

Thank you to all who participated, attended, supported and contributed to the ninth annual Carrabassett Summer Festival. It takes a village to raise a festival.  More...

Alumni invited to MTA Class of 1979 reunion

The Mt. Abram Class of 1979 is having its 35th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. More...

Community & Local News

Oquossoc Day & Dance returns Saturday - Free Access

OQUOSSOC — Saturday, Aug. 16 marks the ninth annual Oquossoc Day with “South of the Border Down Mexico Way” as this year’s theme. More...

Carrie Stevens to be honored at fly-tying event

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Inn & Tavern is hosting the first of its Rangeley Heritage events Saturday, Aug. 16, to commemorate the region’s famous fly-tier, Carrie Stevens. More...

‘Meet the Lenders’ workshop

FARMINGTON — The Small Business Administration along with the Franklin County Chamber and CEI are presenting a “Meet the Lenders” workshop Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the University of Maine Farmington campus. More...

News from our Schools

Academic plans being formed

MSAD #58

SALEM — Lead by Dr. Erica Brouillet, 20 teachers and six administrators of MSAD #58 are looking at three years of student data in an effort to implement a new three-year Academic Improvement Plan for the district.  More...

College prep panel at the CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Students preparing for college and parents who have questions about college planning, SATs or the common app are invited Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. More...

Erin Luce on President’s List at Castleton

CASTLETON, Vt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything.  —Albert Einstein  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

State Fair Winners!

This time of year is known for county More...