February 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow continues to pile up

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Winter weather continued last week adding over a foot of snow to an already substantial base. A storm Feb. 2 followed by a storm Feb. More...

Hoop dreams for little Lane

Gage Lane, 1, of Anson showed off some basketball moves during halftime at the Roadrunner game Feb. 4. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Genre-defying music at The Rack - Free Access

The Mallett Brothers Band

Fresh from finishing up their fourth album, Light Along the River, The Mallett Brothers Band has already headed back to the studio to start on a new recording project. More...

Bob Marley coming to Saddleback, Sugarloaf

RANGELEY — Wicked funny Maine comedian Bob Marley will appear live in the Saddleback Base Lodge Tuesday, Feb. 17 for one show at 7:30 p.m. and at the Shipyard Brew Haus in the Sugarloaf Inn Wednesday and Thursday Feb. More...

Photo Friday: ‘The Compelling Portrait’

KINGFIELD — The Schoolhouse Gallery will present a free event as part of its ongoing Photo Friday series. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Druscilla Ann Danala

1936-2015 — She loved helping others and will be missed

FARMINGTON — Druscilla Ann Danala, 78, of Farmington passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Feb. 3, 2015 at Sandy River Center for Healthcare.  More...

Barbara Kahn Ericson

She is best known for her hard-charging attitude

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Barbara Kahn Ericson, 72, passed away peacefully in her home Jan. 29, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Charles ‘Banana’s’ Raymond

1934-2015 — He enjoyed being the family historian

RANGELEY — Charles W. “Banana’s” Raymond, 81, of Rangeley, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 2, 2015 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris with his family by his side. More...

Sports & Outdoors

2015 NFCL GIRLS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS

The Rangeley girls defeated a very competitive Strong team, 29-23 in the girls’ championship games Saturday night at the RunnerDome. More...

2015 NFCL BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS

The Rangeley boys face a strong Stratton team in the championship game Saturday night. Rangeley came out on top; the score was Rangeley 37 and Stratton 30. More...

Rip it!

Mt. Abram JV forward Chenoa Savage rips a rebound from the air in last week’s game against Oak Hill. The JV Roadrunners lost their final game of the season, 17-27. (Heidi Murphy photo) 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

Valentine’s Day is Saturday  They do not love that do not show their love.  —William Shakespeare  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It seems like in the blink of an eye 60 years has passed. More...

Contract not settled for MSAD #58, teachers

PHILLIPS — MSAD 58 Board of Directors held an open forum prior to what was scheduled to be an Executive Session to discuss teacher labor contracts. More...

Flagstaff RSU: Snow days a concern for board

EUSTIS — Larry Warren presented the Longfellow Mountain Heritage Trail to members of the Flagstaff RSU School Board of Directors during its regular meeting Feb. 3. More...

DOT releases project plans

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Maine’s Department of Transportation recently released the work plan covering the next several years. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Nominations open for 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Love is…

Aiden Butler, 6, of Kingfield: “…when you like someone. When you are in love it means they like you.” More...

Letters

Is purchasing the former Knapp lot the best plan?

I would like to respectfully question the reasoning behind spending $120,000 on the former Knapp car lot located next to Mt Abram Health Clinic.  A few weeks ago, there was an editorial by John Goldfrank suggesting our town use TIF money to buy More...

The school board should hear from all taxpayers

Do you value education? Do you want SAD #58 to keep and attract highly skilled teachers, who meet our young people’s educational needs? Then it is critical that you contact your local school board representatives and speak with them.  More...

Area fortunate to have Verso Androscoggin Mill

With the closing of the Verso Paper Mill at Bucksport and all of the anxiety that former workers of that facility are feeling, we should pause to consider the remaining facility that is in our own backyard of Jay and the 800 plus direct jobs that kee More...

Community & Local News

Talk on lavender offered

WEST FARMINGTON — Farmington Grange #12 will be offering a glimpse of spring when it presents local herbalist Janet Edwards speaking on “The History, Uses and the Growing of Lavender” at the Grange Hall Thursday evening, Feb. More...

The Written Word

Notes from Webster Library

Webster library’s new hours have begun More...

Celebration of Orbeton Stream Project

PHILLIPS — A midwinter gathering of snowshoers, hikers, hunters, snowmobilers and ATV riders is on taps at the Phillips Area Community Center Saturday, Feb.  More...

News from our Schools

And the winners are...

The Stratton School recently took on the challenge of creating T-shirts to promote dairy in the school. Under the leadership of Art teacher Maria Logan each student created an individual design. More...

Made and presented with love

With the warm-up clock running, the number 53 was displayed across the score boards to show support for Taylor Lane during Saturday’s NFCL basketball championships. More...

Young artist show work

Winter Ziehler, 11, of Kingfield was among the young artists displaying their original artwork at Grand Central Station for the latest Kingfield Friday Artwalk. 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...