January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

DuBois named full-time pastor

NEW PORTLAND — Western Mountain Baptist Church has named Pastor Tom DuBois its first full-time pastor. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Live improv comedy coming to Valley - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Teacher’s Lounge Mafia will be performing their improv comedy Sunday, Jan. 18 in the Begin Room at the Carrabassett Valley Community Center. More...

‘Kundun’ opens Buddhist Movie Matinee series

FARMINGTON — Full Moon Sangha will show the film Kundun, about the early life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Jan. 18 as part of its winter Buddhist Movie Matinee series.  More...

Sandy River Ramblers to play at North Church January 24

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Ramblers will be bringing their Vocal and instrumental skills to the North Church in Farmington Saturday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles H. Ellicott IV

1952-2014 — He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and loved his dogs

AVON — Charles “Sonny” Hicks Ellicott IV, 62, passed away Jan. 4, 2015 at his home in Avon with his loving family by his side. More...

George Alvin Allison

1927-2015 — He was loved and respected by all who knew him

FARMINGTON — George Alvin Allison, 87, of Rangeley, passed away Jan. 6, 2015 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. More...

Richard W. Hisler

1961-2014 — He will be remembered for his willingness to help others

AUGUSTA — Richard W. Hisler, “Ricky,” 53, of Winthrop, died shortly after arrival in the ER at Maine General Hospital, Augusta, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley loves Lane

The Rangeley boys’ and girls’ basketball teams surround Taylor Lane (front center) of Phillips after presenting her with a gift basket from the Rangeley community. More...

MH&T’s Classic Ski Race & Tour returns

KINGFIELD — Maine Huts & Trails recently announced the seventh Classic Ski Race & Tour: A Point-to-Point Race/Tour, to be held Sunday, March 15, in Carrabassett Valley.  More...

RAIL JAM RETURNS TO SADDLEBACK

RANGELEY — Saddleback Maine’s Friday Night Lights Rail Jam is held once a month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the terrain park.  Under the lights there will be action, music, food and fun —all for free. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Day is Monday  I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.  —Martin Luther King Jr.   More...

One Pot Wonders

Someone recently asked if I had any recipes More...

Public hearing held for micro-enterprise grant

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen moved forward with a project that would give upgrades to the pump station of the wastewater system. During their Jan. More...

CONSTRUCTING A DREAM

Sugarbowl Family Entertainment Center is now standing in the place that once held the Carrabassett Inn. More...

Injured driver wanders in cold in Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Police said a tracking dog helped them find a woman whose car rolled over on Route 27 just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7.  She apparently was disoriented and walked away from the accident, they said.  More...

Kingfield awards bid for sewer construction work

KINGFIELD — Jan. 5, the Town of Kingfield Board of Selectmen awarded the contract for the Kingfield Wastewater (Sewer) System Improvements: Phase 1 Pump Stations Upgrade project to the low bidder Apex Construction Inc. of Rochester, N.H. More...

Op-Ed

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Rangeley Lakes Regional Building Committee

Building renovations — Where we are!!!

Susan A. Pratt RSU 78 Superintendent   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would it be?

Joe Beisaw of Farmington: “Gold Rush or Yukon Man. I would not want it to be Locked up Abroad.” More...

Letters

Team Ten is back raising money to fight cancer!

Hello fellow cancer fighters... As 2014 progressed, once again, more and more of our loved ones were affected by cancer. And then came the news: Cheryl had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  More...

Ladies & Gentlemen — Start your ovens!

Casseroles are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. More...

Thanks for helping us restock the food pantry

A huge THANK YOU to: The New Portland Lions Club for their donation of fresh fruit, to the employees and staff and visitors to Sugarloaf for the Tin Mountain Round Up food drive, to Carrabassett Valley Academy for their door to door food drive and to More...

Community & Local News

Citizens Police Academy recommenced

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office recently announced its second Citizens Police Academy has started. These classes started Feb. 10 and will be held each Tuesday evening through March 31. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, Friday, Jan. More...

17th Annual Fish Tales and Cocktails

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Each summer for the last 15 years Bonnie Holding of Coplin Plantation has led a group of women on a fishing retreat unlike any other. 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...