As I write, it is Monday December 3rd, and the first big snow of the year. Eric called early in the morning from Bethel, as delighted as a little child. It takes a lot to make a seventeen-year old get all bubbly. The promise of a foot of fluffy snow does it.
Such is rarely the weather of islands.
Challenging times put the soul of community banking to the test.
A new book follows the history of the Sugarloaf ski resort from its rugged beginnings in the 1950s, when the mountain was a daredevil's secret, to its almost cult-like status today.
An excerpt from the new book The Story of Sugarloaf tells the story of Sugarloaf/USA's first gondola, as important an event in the history of the Mountain as cutting the first trail in 1950
From the Nov. 14 issue of the Original Irregular, a weekly newspaper published in Kingfield:
"The board voted to follow suite to support the appeal … Morse stated in his drive to support the resolution that the SBA "voted 110 to 8 to support the appeal of the law"
From the Nov. 7 issue of The Original Irregular, a weekly newspaper published in Kingfield:
"But what set the pace for the whole day was an Eagle he made on the forth hole."
(After which, he sallied fourth.)
"The State Department of Education has
From the Oct. 31 issue of the Original Irregular, a weekly newspaper published in Kingfield:
"Working alongside state biologist Matthew Scott, first as town manager and then as treatment plant superintendent of the fledgling town treatment facility, he saw to the establishment
From the Oct. 17 issue of the Original Irregular, a weekly newspaper published in Kingfield:
"Western Mountains Regional School Unit will replace the bland title of the [Regional Planning Commission] and the committee of about 50 people has completed this decision
For several weeks, the letters pages of Maine daily and weekly newspapers have been filled with well-crafted, thoroughly researched, thoughtful missives on topics both great and small. You know, the kind of letters written by people who listen to lots of public radio and/or