Stories about Carrabassett Valley


Search for missing hiker enters Day 6

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The search for a missing hiker from Tennessee entered its sixth day Tuesday as members of the Maine Warden Service and volunteers from area search and rescue groups assembled early at Sugarloaf. Officials said late Monday they remain "mystified" as to the wherea...


UPDATE: Maine wardens continue search for missing 66-year-old female hiker on Appalachian Trail

UPDATE (9:32 a.m.)  ... CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — About 30 searchers are heading back out to look for a Tennessee woman who disappeared from the Appalachian Trail in Maine. 1


Wardens continue search for missing hiker along Appalachian Trail

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The search for a missing Tennessee woman hiking the Appalachian Trail continued Friday morning with about 60 game wardens and searchers. Geraldine Largay, 66, failed to meet her husband as planned in Wyman Township on Monday, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine War... 3


Area residents graduate from Colby College

WATERVILLE — Area residents were among 502 seniors who graduated from Colby College on May 26, receiving bachelor of arts degrees at the bicentennial-year commencement. Brittney N. Bell of Poland, the daughter of Nancy Bell of Poland, majored in biology and is a grad...


Well done - Students named to dean's lists

WORCESTER, Mass. — Annie M. Helmkamp, a fourth-year student at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named to the dean's list for the second semester of the 2012-13 academic year. She majors in German/pre-med. She is the daughter of Jim and Jill Helmkamp of


Well done - area students earn degrees

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Lourinda St. John from Readfield graduated from Villanova University with a Master of Science in human resource development during a spring commencement ceremony held May 19. --- HARRISONBURG, Va. — Hannah Marguerite Brzozowski o...


Runner helps save woman when car lands in Carrabassett River

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A runner is credited with saving the life of a former Coplin Plantation town clerk Friday, after he spotted the taillights of her car in the Carrabassett River next to Route 27. Ivah Palmer, 82, of Coplin Plantation suffered a broken leg and other injuries and w... 1


Survey on arts and heritage

The High Peaks Creative Council in Kingfield is offering a survey for the residents and visitors of Northern Franklin County. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate how the arts and heritage organization can better reach the public and help strengthen the collective creative economy. Those taki...


Carrabassett Valley lists July 4 events

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A July 4 celebration will take place Thursday, July 4, from noon to dark at the Town Park. Food booths will open at noon at the New Portland Fire Department. Set up for the children's parade will be at 12:15 p.m. at Tufulio's parking lot, with the parade ...


Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge set for July 12-14

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The third annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge will be held Friday to Sunday, July 12-14, at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. A spaghetti dinner and autograph session with Tinker Juarez will take place Friday night. Competitive events will include...