October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Eustis calls Special Town Meeting

Voters to consider changing to a five-member board of selectmen

EUSTIS — The Eustis Board of Selectmen have scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held to see if the town will vote to change the Board of Selectmen from a three-member board to a five-member board. More...

WSKI-TV 17, 35 years serving the community

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “Our focus in 2014 has been to ramp up marketing our region as a yearround destination by producing easy to view videos for our website, in addition to WSKI-TV 17,” said WSKI owner Nadene McLeod. More...

Arts & Entertainment

High Peaks Artisan Guild celebrates first anniversary - Free Access

KINGFIELD — High Peaks Artisan Guild will be celebrating its one year anniversary during the Homecoming Kingfield Artwalk at it’s gallery at 245 Main Street Friday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Motor Booty Affair returns to Rangeley

MBA will be getting funky at Moose Alley Saturday, Oct. 11

RANGELEY — Named after the 1978 Parliament Funkadelic album, Motor Booty Affair has been keeping Maine, New England and many hot spots across the U.S. movin’ and groovin’ for many years.  More...

Friday Artwalk welcomes Homecoming crowd - Free Access

KINGFIELD — This Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. kick-off Homecoming weekend with Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk. It’s a diverse and celebratory time to experience the artistic community of the town and region. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Delvine M. Hinkley

1926-2014 — She enjoyed cooking, sewing, being with children and loved local history

STRONG — Delvine Maxine Hinkley, 88, of Strong passed away Oct. 1, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  More...

Remembering Dick Allison

1939-2015

Sunday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m.  Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (The Touring Center)  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunner Homecoming

Mt. Abram, 2 St. Dom’s, 3   SALEM — After a win earlier in the week against Wiscasset, the Lady Roadrunners fell to St. Dominic Academy Oct. 4. More...

First bear for Bate

Dawson Bate of New Portland recently bagged his first bear while hunting in Bowtown Township. The dry sow weighed in at 150 pounds. More...

Local hunting report in

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The Rangeley Lakes and Western Mountains (region D) hunting report was recently issued by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  In the Rangeley and western mountain regions, bird season has begun.  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. 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...

Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Sugarloaf - Free Access

Weekend-long event will feature daily activities, Sugarloaf Uphill Climb, art show, equipment sales and more

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival returns to Sugarloaf Saturday, Oct. 11, to showcase featured films from this summer’s tour during the resort’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 10 to 12. More...

Predicting winter weather

WESTERN MAINE — The Farmer’s Almanac has been providing records and predictions of astronomical events, tides and weather in a handy book form for almost 200 years. More...

Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center achieves certification

Certification reflects the staff’s dedication to providing patients with the highest quality breast care possible

FARMINGTON — The Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center has achieved the status of a Certified Participant in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bear baiting does not lead to bear nuisance complaints

Recent ads placed by proponents of Question 1 claim that baiting for black bears by Maine hunters alters bear behavior and leads to nuisance problems around people. They cite no direct evidence for this claim. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

When do you think the first snow will fall?

Lexi Poulin of New Portland: “Hopefully not until December.” More...

Letters

Thanks for making our trip possible

The Stratton School students and staff would like to thank everyone that made our overnight trip to the Flagstaff Hut possible.  An amazing time was had by all. What a very special place made even more special by all the wonderful people.  More...

Thank you for making the Ayotte Classic a success

The morning of the 19th, Sept. 33 teams were greeted with a crisp autumn morning of 28 degrees. More...

Community & Local News

Motor Madness donates proceeds

Western Maine Street Rods members Andy Phillips of Phillips, and Mike Pond of Strong, recently presented donation checks to Mary Dempsey. More...

‘Bingo Friends’ begin 12th year

RANGELEY — “Welcome back!” said Mary Hembrow, “Bingo Friends” organizer. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Thursday, Oct. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton takes advantage of youth program

EUSTIS — Middle school students from Stratton School hiked to Flagstaff Hut Sept. 24 for an overnight trip. More...

Mt. Abram Notes

Oct. 15 PSAT / ReadiStep Testing * Grades 9 to 11  Grades 9 to 11 will be taking the PSAT and ReadiStep tests Wednesday, Oct 15. Attendance is imperative. Students should be rested so they are fresh for the test.   More...

New IT program to be introduced at MTA

SALEM — A new program in computer Information Technology at Kennebec Valley County Community College will be introduced when representatives from KVCC will be at Mt. Abram High School for an information meeting Thursday, Oct. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 13  The real voyage of discovery consists not in seekin new landscapes, but in having new eyes.  —Marcel Proust   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Don’t you often wonder “just what do you do with that husband after he’s worked out for most of his life and then suddenly he’s home, do you get him a rocking chair and hope he’s content just sitting on the porch watchin More...