February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips still concerned about FCAS increase

PHILLIPS — Concerned with a 10 percent increase in the annual amount the Franklin County Animal Shelter asked for from the town, Town Manager Elaine Hubbard inquired about the reason for the increase. At the Jan. More...

Stay on the marked trail

KINGFIELD — Jim Boyce, Trail Master for the Sno-wanderers Snowmobile Club in Kingfield asks that riders take notice of trail signs and stay on the marked trails.  More...

Children’s snowmobiles, skis stolen during Rangeley Snodeo

RANGELEY — Police are investigating the theft of two children’s snowmobiles and skis off a full-size snowmobile between Saturday night and Sunday morning, Jan. 24 and 25 police Chief Dennis Leahy said Monday.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mid-winter Artwalk in high gear

KINGFIELD — Enjoy the artistic talents of Kingfield and surrounding areas during the Kingfield Friday Artwalk this Friday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. All venues are free and open to the public. More...

Valley library plans vacation week events

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Andrea DeBiase, Librarian at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center, recently announced the lineup of events for the February vacation week, Feb. More...

Tim Sample to perform at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Tim Sample will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 4:30.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul C. Murphy

1961-2014 — He was always a dreamer and thinking up some new invention

AUGUSTA — Paul Carl Murphy, 53, of Farmington, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 of leukemia at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.  More...

Rita Wilcox Oakes

She was devoted to the care of her family and took great pride in their accomplishments and joys

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Rita Wilcox Oakes, 93, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Rangeley, wife of the late Stewart F. Oakes, passed peacefully Jan. 11, 2015, at the Zephyrhills Health and Rehab Center.  More...

Community & Local News

Chicken dinner on tap

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced there will be a chicken dinner, Saturday, Feb. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m.  The menu will include stuffed chicken breast with rice pilaf, salad, dessert and coffee or punch. More...

Benefit spaghetti dinner, silent auction

FARMINGTON — The public is invited to a benefit dinner to help raise funds for the memorial expenses for Reggie Marcoux (1944-2015) Saturday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Trinity UMC with a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.  More...

‘Stuff The Bus’ this Polar Blast

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club and Stratton School want your support to help keep the local food bank stocked. More...

News from our Schools

Reducing ‘nature deficit disorder’

STRONG — Theodore Roosevelt had a strong belief that all Americans needed a respect for the environment as a part of their core philosophy. More...

Henry Poulin graduates from Castleton College

CASTLETON, Vt. More...

Two locals on SMCC dean’s list

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Southern Maine Community College is proud to announce that more than 1,300 students have made the Fall Semester Dean’s List.  They include: Christopher Murphy of Kingfield and Deborah Staier of Freeman Townshi 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...

Storms boost to area’s winter recreation

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Two snow storms in a matter of days gave ski areas and snowmobile trails the boost they’ve been looking for. Before the Jan. More...

Meet Monahan: Franklin County’s new Trooper

KINGFIELD — “I have been obsessed with police work ever since I was a little kid,” stated Maine State Trooper Jillian Monahan. Coming from a family rich with police officers and firemen, civil service just seemed natural.  More...

‘Sugarloaf nation is Patriots nation’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf General Manager John Diller led the charge as more than 100 skiers and snowboarders clad in Patriots gear took a celebratory “Go Pats” run at Sugarloaf Sunday.  More...

Op-Ed

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Teachers offer a less expensive settlement

MSAD #58 teachers have reviewed the letter released by the MSAD #58 Board of Director’s lawyer; its proposal is essentially the same as has been offered to us in private.  More...

Concerning ongoing teacher contract issues

The MSAD #58 Board of Directors is releasing information to the public regarding the ongoing teacher contract issues in an effort to inform the community. More...

Letters

Farewell from Librarian Barbara Stewart

After 15 very enjoyable years as library director at Webster Free Library in Kingfield, I have resigned as of Jan. More...

In memory of our brother Frank S. Savage

We thank members of our extended family and many who helped and gave support during our loss.  More...

Epic-historic were the Special Olympic Winter Games

The 2015 Maine Special Olympic Games were again hosted by the Sugarloaf community Jan. 25 and 26. Despite the challenges of sub-zero temps and the pending snowstorm, the volunteers turned out in droves. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf to offer Alpine touring clinics

New clinics to emphasize the uphill experience at the largest ski area east of the Rockies

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For years, it has been easy to find some of the best downhill skiing and riding in the east at Sugarloaf, and with the opening of Bracket Basin and expansion onto Burnt Mountain, the resort now boasts some of the best uphi More...

Senior night Wednesday, Thursday

Double header at MTA

SALEM — Due to impending severe weather, a last minute double header of Mt. Abram basketball was scheduled Jan. 26 and both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams played the St. Dom’s Saints in the Runnerdome.  More...

Baxter Brewing Company continues its winter series with race in Carrabassett Valley

Frozen Tundra 10k on tap

LEWISTON — Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company continues its 2015 Winter Packed Powder Series Sunday, Feb. 15, with the Frozen Tundra 10k in Carrabassett Valley.  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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Lincoln’s birthday is Thursday, Feb. 12  Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.  —Abraham Lincoln   More...

Super Slow-Cooker Mains

Who doesn’t like a simple dinner ready and More...