January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget discussions start

Flagstaff RSU

EUSTIS — The Flagstaff RSU Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting Jan. 6.  More...

Transfer station budget work begins

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station Committee met Jan. 12 for a regular meeting. Among items on the agenda was an ongoing discussion regarding a roof over the mass solid waste container. More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Mallett Brothers to play Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf’s annual Bud Light UnCovered Series, which brings nationally known New England bands to the mountains of Maine each winter, continues Jan. More...

Silent Film Night on tap

FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine sponsors Silent Film Night Saturday, Jan. More...

Last Kid Picked at Moose Alley this weekend

Last Kid Picked, one of Rangeley’s favorite groups of entertainers, will be performing Friday and Saturday nights of Snodeo Weekend at Moose Alley. More...

Letters

Thank you from Giving Tree of Rangeley

As the Giving Tree of Rangeley looks back on the 2014 season of giving and forward to the 2015 activities ahead, we would like to share with you the success of your generosity and our efforts.  More...

Thanks for your overwhelming contributions & donations

We are thankful to be living in this area of Maine, where the people are concerned one for another. More...

Community & Local News

CV library to celebrate fives years

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — We are celebrating the Fifth Birthday of the Opening of The Carrabassett Valley Public Library and Community Center is celebrating the fifth birthday of the opening Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Cat spay-neuter clinic in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — There will be a low-cost cat spayneuter clinic at Webster Hall located right next to the town office Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More...

Free tax preparation help available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY —The AARP Tax-Aide program is again offering free income tax help to people of all ages in the Sugarloaf area. Certified volunteers will prepare income tax returns for taxpayers with low to moderate incomes. More...

News from our Schools

Putting the fun back in science

SALEM — Performing experiments in the chemistry lab is something most high school students look forward to. At Mt. More...

MTA Scholarship Night planned - Free Access

SALEM — Scholarship Night will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, at Abram High School beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Empty Bowl Supper

Wednesday, Jan. 21 the Mt. Abram Empty Bowl Supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Those attending pick out a handmade bowl made created by a pottery student and fill it with a soup or chowder made by the MTA Personal Chef class. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

August James Stewart Born: January 3, 2015 Gender: Male Weight: 8 lbs. Length: 20 inches   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I decided this week that the “Golden Years,” which everyone looks forward to after their retirement, would be a good subject to address. More...

Warren presents trail project to Valley selectmen

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Larry Warren of Kingfield updated the Carrabassett Valley Board of Selectmen with the latest information regarding the proposed Longfellow Mountain Heritage Trail Project. More...

Charity Ball returns to Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 15th annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit is a series of events including the Snowshoe Shuffle, Hands for a Cure, Cut for a Cure and Loafers for a Cure. The fundraising ends with the Sugarloaf Charity Ball. Held Jan. More...

Phillips questions FCAS increase

PHILLIPS — Selectmen signed an updated agreement with NorthStar Ambulance. The agreement is good for the 2015–2016 budget year. The new agreement reflects a one percent increase over last year’s agreement of $28,680.  More...

Op-Ed

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Legislative Update

Governor Lepage Releases Biennial Budget Proposal Friday, Jan. 9, Governor LePage unveiled his biennial budget proposal for fiscal year 2016- 2017. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your weather prediction for the remainder of this winter?

Caroline Wales, 11, of Marblehead, Mass.: “A little slushier that usual but still good for skiing.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John N. McCarthy

1943-2015 — He was a generous man who loved everyone he came to know

AUGUSTA — John N. McCarthy, 71, of Strong, died and went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.  More...

Diana Merrill

1952-2015 — She enjoyed leisure time with friends and family

KINGFIELD — Diana Mary Slimm Merrill, 62, of Kingfield, died unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2015 at her home.  More...

Anne M. Stinchfield

1943-2015 — She enjoyed sailing, knitting, golfing & attending her grandchildren’s sporting events

AUBURN — Anne Marie Stinchfield, 71, of Phillips passed away passed Jan. 10, 2015 at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in Auburn with her loving family by her side.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Museum open for Snodeo & Pond Hockey Fest

The Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

OQUOSSOC — For the first time ever, the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc will open its doors in support of Rangeley’s celebrated Snodeo and New England Pond Hockey Tournament events.  More...

Snodeo returns to the Rangeley area

RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club is ready for this year’s Snodeo Jan. 22 to 24. Miller Lite is the Official Sponsor; the Rangeley Inn is the Field Headquarters. More...

Northern Franklin County Basketball Plotting a pass

Phillips basketball player Ben Butterfield (14) looks for a way to get the ball past Strong players Jed Zelie (3) and Dylan Starbird (22). The Phillips Raiders hosted the Strong Indians Jan. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING — 5:30 pm, Carrabassett Valley Town office conference rm. 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...