This Week’s Cover

Sixty-fifth season preparations underway at Sugarloaf

New terminal on King Pine lift, part of $1.3 million in chairlift upgrades

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With preparations underway for the 65th season, skiers and riders will be greeted by some pretty big changes when they return to Sugarloaf’s slopes this winter, including a new, state-ofthe art terminal at the bottom of the King Pine chairlift. The new terminal is part of more than $1.3 million in upgrades to the resort’s lift infrastructure. […]

Voters to decide on TIF changes

KINGFIELD — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing Oct. 19 regarding changing the TIF agreement and enhancing the TIF district. If townspeople approve, this will be the first amendment to the Tax Increment Financing District since it was created in 2007. The district expires in June 2037. Once the TIF district is designated, the Town of Kingfield […]

Rangeley school construction vote Oct. 13

RANGELEY — Oct. 13 voters in each of the five RSU #78 towns will vote to decided on a proposed school building project. Residents of Rangeley, Rangeley Plantation, Sandy River Plantation, Dallas Plantation and Magalloway will vote to accept or reject two building upgrade options. The building is 40 years old and while it does not need to be replaced, […]

Almanac predicts déjà vu winter

WESTERN MAINE — Western Mainers should not be surprised if they get a sense of déjà vu when it comes to weather this winter. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a repeat of last year’s cold and snowy winter. “New Englanders will once again experience a very frigid winter,” the Almanac’s winter prediction stated. As a reminder of last winter’s cold […]

Six-plus inches of rain recorded last week

WESTERN MAINE — When more than six inches of rain falls in a short period of time, flooded roads and swollen river banks are a given, and road crews were at the ready when a quick moving rain storm hit Maine Sept. 30. Surprisingly, state and town highway departments reported very little damage to local roadways. Niilo Sillanpaa III of […]

Greg Boardman, Neil Pearlman to perform

New England Celtic Arts

FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine master fiddler Greg Boardman and acclaimed keyboard stylist Neil Pearlman at Old South Congregational Church Thursday, Oct. 8. Curtain is 7 p.m. with a jam session starting at 6:15. Boardman has fiddled throughout Maine and beyond since the early 1970s, learning from such Maine fiddling legends as Otto Soper, Simon St. […]

Homecoming Artwalk Friday in Kingfield

Kingfield Friday Artwalk

KINGFIELD — The entire village will come together for an extra celebratory Artwalk for Homecoming weekend. Kingfield’s Friday Artwalk celebrates with a display of local artwork throughout the picturesque, autumn-clad village. Join in Oct. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. for this free event including many businesses throughout the village. Farm Cottage Gallery will celebrate with great art, good food […]

Clefnotes to perform vocal magic in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Clefnotes, UMF’s premier acapella vocal group, will perform a concert at the RFA Lakeside Theater at 2493 Main Street, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The concert is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The group is led by Jaycee Jenckes and Zack Lavoie. Jenckes is a senior at UMF and is an alumna of […]

Next ‘Public Classroom’ lecture explores high cost of child abuse

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is pleased to announce “A Look at the High Costs of Childhood Abuse and Neglect,” a public presentation by Katherine Kemp, UMF lecturer in rehabilitation services. The second topic in UMF’s popular “The Public Classroom” faculty speaker series, this lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Emery […]