This Week’s Cover

Committee to explore possible Twin Brook partnership

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Twin Brook resident Peter Smith approached the Board of Selectmen Monday, Dec. 11 about exploring a possible partnership to fund the replacement of one of the two Twin Brook Bridges. Smith’s suggestion to begin preliminary discussions regarding a partnership between Twin Brook residents, the Town of Carrabassett Valley and Sugarloaf was cautiously accepted by the board. Roads […]

Ashes lead to early morning fire

RANGELEY — Nearly 50 firefighters responded to an early morning fire that destroyed a home on Skyland Drive Thursday, Dec. 14. According to Rangeley Fire Chief Tim Pellerin, the cause of the fire was improperly disposed of ashes, which apparently had been left on the deck of the log home. Estimated damage to the home, owned by Robert and Carol […]

New snow allows trail center to open

Most snowmobile trails remain closed

WESTERN MAINE — Last week’s mid-week storm dropped more than six inches of fresh snow in Eustis, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather observer Betty Wing. As of Monday, Dec. 18, Wing’s to-date snowfall is just over 17 inches. In Rangeley, the Tuesday, Dec. 12 storm added 10 inches of fresh snow, which brings the season-to-date total snowfall […]

Carrabassett Valley: Bridge engineering awarded

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Board of Selectmen began preliminary discussions regarding potential construction of a new fire station, to be located on Sugarloaf. So far, voters have made a total of $130,000 in appropriations for the project. Plans for a new fire station are underway, in part, due to an increased need for Sugarloaf to have access to the space […]

Christmas celebrated


KINGFIELD — Thursday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m., the Webster Free Library will host “Classic Christmas Movie Night.” “Join us to watch ‘A Christmas Wish’ with Jimmy Durante (1950, color),” urged Librarian Julia Bouwsma. “We’ll have popcorn, or you can bring a treat to share if you’d like.” Library hours are Mondays 3 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to […]

Holiday-themed children’s story hour offered

KINGFIELD — Friday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m., the Webster Free Library is offering a special holiday-themed Children’s Story Hour. “Join us for a variety of holiday stories and an assortment of fun crafts, including making beaded candy canes, a watercolor project and candle making,” Librarian Julia Bouwsma said. Library hours are Mondays 3 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. […]

Christmas Eve by candlelight

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “Christmas Eve is an evening laden with traditions and special memories,” Rev. Pam Morse of the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry said. “For many, the traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service at their local church has been a special way of getting to the heart of the season.” Sugarloaf Christian Ministry invites the community to participate in this time-honored […]

A Children’s Christmas Pageant

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The community is cordially invited to join together 9 a.m. Sunday Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24 at the Dick Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf for a Children’s Christmas Pageant. “This will be a great opportunity to enjoy Christmas through the eyes and heart of our children,” Rev. Pam Morse of the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry said. “Feel the […]