April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sugarloaf roll-back investigation reveals apparent lift design issue

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A team of investigators, including Sugarloaf personnel, engineers from Boyne Resorts (Sugarloaf’s parent company), and a licensed Maine lift inspector, have completed a preliminary review and investigation of the rol More...

Coplin warrant passes

COPLIN PLANTATION — Coplin Plantation annual Town Meeting was held March 28. According to Town Clerk Cecile Newell, voter turnout was very low and all warrant articles passed with very little discussion.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

BSO, Rustic Overtones headline Kingfield POPS - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grammy Award winning Lucas Richman, will return to northern Franklin County June 27 for the 13th Annual Kingfield POPS. More...

‘Anything Goes” open auditions offered

RANGELEY — Open auditions will be held Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at the Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ Lakeside Theater for the 2015 Community Theater Production of “Anything Goes.”  More...

April Kingfield Artwalk this Friday - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk is pleased to present another evening of beautiful artwork, warm community and free refreshments and drinks. Join artwalkers from all over April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lelia Amelia ‘Lil’ Nichols-Brooks

1927-2015 — She loved family gatherings with her children and grandchildren

NORTH ANSON — Lelia Amelia “Lil” Nichols-Brooks, age 87, died March 20, 2015 at her home of 43 years in North Anson, following a long illness.  More...

Sheylah A. Davis

1940-2015 — She was dearly loved by her family and will be sadly missed

RANGELEY — Sheylah A. Davis of 12 Allen Street, Rangeley died at the age of 74, March 21, 2015, at the Hospice House in Auburn, with her family by her side.  More...

Howard Dunham

1029-2015 — He was credited with driving more than three million miles without a chargeable accident

On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. the world lost one of the dearest, kindest men when Howard Dunham, who suffered a stroke in 2013, went to sleep. Howard had been a resident of the Cambria Care Nursing Facility for 13 months.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Fat tires for all terrain

Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival April 3 to 5

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Unlike a mountain bike in more ways than just the obvious, fat tire bikes are making an impression with bikers and winter enthusiasts alike. More...

Learn to be a whitewater rafting guide

THE FORKS — Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort is currently accepting applications to attend its annual multi-day river guide training programs for the Kennebec River and Penobscot River.  More...

Emma Kearing qualifies for CanAm Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Emma Kearing, a student at Carrabassett Valley Academy at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, qualified for the Eastern U16 CanAm Championships at Stowe, Vt., March 24 to 26. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. 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

PUBLIC NOTICES

MSAD # 58 is seeking bids for Lawn Mowing Beginning 2015 Season at the following location: Strong Elementary School Interested parties should submit bids in a sealed envelope to MSAD 58 Superintendent’s Office More...

Church Services

Calvary Bible Church 37 Park St., Stratton 246-4652, Pastor Bruce Townsend. Sunday, April 5: Early Easter Service 7 am; Easter Breakfast 8 am; Sunday School 9:45 am; Sunday Morning Worship 11 am (no afternoon service). More...

US Alpine Championships held at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf played host to the country’s best alpine ski racers when the Nature Valley US Alpine Championships were held here March 25 to 29.  As the country’s most prestigious domestic alpine ski racing eve More...

Three years of contract negotiations

MSAD #58

PHILLIPS — Three years ago this month, negotiations began for an upcoming three-year contract for MSAD #58 teachers. Negotiators from Mt. More...

Committee says no to packer trucks

Kingfield/New Portland Transfer Station

KINGFIELD — Members of the Kingfield/ New Portland Transfer Station committee met March 23 for a regular meeting. After prolonged discussions, the committee moved forward with denying packer truck use of the transfer station. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What one historical event would you liked to have witnessed?

Marco Aliberti of Farmington: “Woodstock.” More...

Legislative Update

Appropriations Committee passes measure to fund Riverview Psychiatric and jails   More...

Letters

FMH & NorthStar were ready to meet the challenge

Saturday, March 21, a chairlift malfunction occurred at Sugarloaf injuring seven guests. More...

Robbed of our natural God-given views

In a newspaper recently, someone wrote in naming all the mountains, ridges, hills and all else that had windmill farms on them!  Practically every county and a lot of towns have had their views —the grandeur that makes them Maine— ch More...

Community & Local News

Prom Shop open at ministry

SALEM — There is always a lot going on at the United Methodist Economic Ministry according to Tammie Gould. Doris Stone’s recent retirement brought in new management for the thrift shop. More...

Program on tap: Wildflowers

EMBDEN — The Embden Historical Society’s program for April will be Wildflowers presented by Paul Johnson (PowerPoint).  The meeting will be held at the Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.  M More...

Strong recycling report discussed

STRONG — Strong Board of Selectmen Chairman Jim Burrill explained to the board that the town had received four violations during a recent Department of Labor Inspection. More...

News from our Schools

Kingfield School Easter Bunny Drawing Winners

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Speaking up: Regional Public Speaking Contest

STRONG — Seven area students competed in the Regional Public Speaking Contest held at Strong Elementary School March 25. More...

Grand scale geography lessons

Calvin Punderson, Alex Hampton, Cameron Beers, Justice Whiting, Tilyana Cooper, Willow Norton, Gracie Mae Fargo, instructor Sue Lahti, Sara Beaulier and Charlie Koenig make the shape representing the More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fools Day is today, Wednesday, April 1  Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.  —Mark Twain   More...

April Fools!

A “fool” is nothing but a fruit More...