December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips selectmen question cost of preschool

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Board of Selectmen met with MSAD #58 Superintendent Dr. Erica Brouillet during their meeting Dec. 16. More...

Two Phillips residents plead guilty to meth lab operation

FARMINGTON — A Phillips man is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Magic and balloon twisting at the CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to a magic and balloon twisting family event Saturday, Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library.  More...

Elks New Years Eve dance on tap

FARMINGTON — New Years Eve dance will be held at the Farmington Elks Lodge featuring Matt and the Barnburners. More...

Poetry reading at Webster library January 2

KINGFIELD — A poetry reading will be held at the Webster Free Library during the January Artwalk, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. The readers will be Frank Giampietro, Meg Willing and Julia Bouwsma.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ronald Emery Leonard Sr.

1933-2014 — He was an athlete, adventurer and family man

EUSTIS — Ronald Emery Leonard Sr., 81, formerly of Windham and Benton, died Saturday, Dec. 20.  More...

Frank Stanley Savage

1941-2014 — He will be remembered for his sense of humor and jokes

AVON — Frank Stanley Savage, 73, of Avon, died unexpectedly Dec. 12, 2014 at his home in Avon. More...

Kenneth ‘Bill’ Hill

1935-2014 — He was a dedicated family man and hard working man

FARMINGTON — Kenneth “Bill” Edward Hill, 79, of Phillips, died Dec. 16, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after a long battle with COPD. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf’s Brackett Basin open for season

Thanks to 3+ feet of snow this month, resort records earliest opening of Brackett Basin

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A historic start to the ski season continued for Sugarloaf Tuesday, Dec. 16 when the resort announced the opening of Brackett Basin — the earliest date the all-natural terrain has ever been open.  More...

Saddleback Ski Patrol rescues loon on opening weekend - Free Access

Feathered rescue was the only call of the day

RANGELEY — When word came over the radio that there was an ailing loon on one of Saddleback Maine’s trails on opening weekend, the ski patrol quickly went into action. More...

Third annual Snowshoe Shuffle kicks off Charity - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Jan. 24, the Sugarloaf Charity Ball will once again take place in the King Pine Room at the Base Lodge. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas Day is Thursday, Dec 25  The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.  —Helen Keller   More...

Cookies for Santa

It’s a bit late to make cookies for More...

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MSAD 58 class trips approved

STRONG — Following a one and a half hour Executive session to discuss labor contracts, the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors met for a regular meeting. Executive sessions are held to discuss personnel matters and are not open to the public. More...

Mother Nature paints a stunning picture - Free Access

Tuesday night, Dec. 16, this incredible weather inversion took place from the top of Saddleback. (Spencer Mendell photo, courtesy Saddleback) More...

Kingfield Village Enhancement design costs discussed

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen opened bids for wastewater system upgrade work during the Dec. 15 meeting. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Ben Dudley of Phillips: “New Year's day fondue.” More...

Legislative Update

Governor and First Lady lay wreaths to remember, honor and teach   More...

Community & Local News

Caregiver support group offered

FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus is holding a caregiver support group at the Farmington Town Office, the first Monday of each month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  According to organizers, this is a chance to connect with others, share experiences, gain inf More...

Town of Kingfield committed to POPS

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS recently recognized the Town of Kingfield for its generous support of the 2014 Kingfield POPS. More...

Benefit auction, dance to support Taylor Lane

PHILLIPS — A benefit auction and dance to support Taylor Lane will be held Jan. 10 at Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. The auction runs from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by dancing with Dreamin’ Big Karaoke. More...

News from our Schools

Stratton Student council has successful food drive

STRATTON — Stratton School Student Council ran a two-week long food drive at the school to collect nonperishable items for its community.  More...

Strong school releases honor roll

STRONG -- Strong Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2014/2015 school year.  More...

Kids’ coats being collected

SALEM — Help keep local children warm this winter by donating your gently used coats to the school in your town.  The National Honor Society at Mt. Abram High School will be collecting the coats donated through Friday, Jan. 16.   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

Christmas Church Services

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381 Rev. Judson Pealer, Rector. Wednesday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 6 pm Holy Communion; 11 pm Lessons & Carols. Thursday, Dec. More...