SAD 44 decision not to negotiate new formula clarified

Ed. note: The following letter from SAD 44 Woodstock Director Marcel Polak was presented at the Feb. 9 School Board meeting, in order to clarify the board’s decision last month to take no action on establishing a committee to negotiate a new cost-sharing formula for SAD 44 towns that might entice Newry to remain in […]

Gould dedicates IDEAS Center

Head of School Matt Ruby speaks at the dedication.
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By Amy Chapman Head of School Matt Ruby speaks at the dedication. “Maine is made up of people who are doers, makers, and problem solvers, and this school is firmly rooted in that tradition,” said Gould Academy Head of School Matt Ruby, addressing a gathering Saturday at the dedication of the school’s new IDEAS Center. […]

Reception for Bryant Pond artist

Standstill Farm

The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway, continues its winter season with a First Friday Reception, Feb. 6, from 5-7 p.m. The works of Francoise Lagoutte Fetchko, the gallery’s Artist of the Month, will be featured. Francoise paints landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes in oils. She writes, “Each day I look forward to going […]

Small historical societies take on big challenges

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By Amy Chapman It takes a lot of work to preserve the past, especially in small towns, where shoestring budgets and a small volunteer pool add to the challenges of caring for artifacts and researching local history. Over the years, vital records have been lost to fire or neglect, family heirlooms have been lost or […]

BFHC adds new provider


Kristen Waitt, FNP will be joining Bethel Family Health Center this winter to provide medical care to area residents. She recently completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, […]

Kids get a lift at Mt. Abram


“Give a Kid a Lift”, a free learn-to-ski program for school-age children, kicked off last Thursday at the Mt Abram Ski Area in Greenwood, Maine. Thirty- three fourth-graders from the Meroby Elementary School in Mexico, Maine took to the slopes for the first time. A grant from the Mt Abram Ski Club, a 501(c(3) non-profit […]

‘Cause for Laughter’ at Mt. Abram

Gary Polonski's Flyin Monkeys (2)

By Amy Halsted Back for its third year, ‘Cause for Laughter’ will be held at Mt. Abram on Jan. 24. Established to raise funds for local needy families, ‘Cause for Laughter’ is spearheaded by Kathleen (Kate) Carroll, supported by an active committee and provides a truly entertaining evening of comedy and fundraising with auction and […]

DaPonte String Quartet performance

“The best string quartet in Maine,” says DownEast magazine. The acclaimed DaPonte String Quartet will give a lecture/performance on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Trustee’s Auditorium of the Gould Academy McLaughlin Science Center. Sponsored by the Western Mountains Senior College, the performance is open to the public and will be followed by a […]

Music Without Borders Jan. 17

Music without Borders Artistic Director Tamara Poddubnaya and two of her conservatory students will appear on the Gould Academy campus for an Encore Recital this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The piano concert is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Trustees Auditorium of McLaughlin Science Center. Ilya Ishchenko, a veteran […]

Ski Museum’s Skee Spree Jan. 17

The first annual Skee Spree, a celebration of Maine’s skiing heritage and auction to benefit the Ski Museum of Maine, is set for Saturday, Jan. 17, at the White Cap Lodge at Sunday River Resort, according to a press release. The event showcases Maine’s ski history and features photos, memorabilia, and historic equipment that have […]