August 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Meet the new MSAD #58 superintendent

PHILLIPS — The 2014 -2015 school year will begin with a new superintendent at the helm. In May, MSAD #58 School Board hired Dr. Erica Brouillet to replace retiring Superintendent Brenda Stevens. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Lonely Heartstring Band - Free Access

to play Stratton, Skye

STRATTON & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival present the Lonely Heartstring Band at Route 27 Arts in Stratton Tuesday, Aug. More...

Studio concert offered

PHILLIPS — The duo Freddy and Francine will offer American soul music with a touch of country twang, live in The Studio (the annex building next to the Phillips Public Library) Tuesday, Aug. 26 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

End of summer Art Walk coming up - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The end-of-summer Artwalk is coming up Sept. 5. And there will be two special events that night. The first is a slow mountain bike race. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Fuller Collins

1926-2014 — She was most happy in the company of her family

FARMINGTON — Margaret Collins, 88, a lifelong resident of Rangeley, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Orchard Park Living Center. Margaret was born June 24, 1926 in Oquossoc, a daughter of Earle and Dorothy (Bell) Fuller. More...

Rev. Dr. Anne Hunter

1943-2013 — She opened a medical practice in Kingfield and later moved it to Rangeley

SCARBOROUGH — The Rev. Dr. Anne Hunter died Dec. 8, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a three-year struggle with cancer. More...

Philip Alden Simpson

1921-2014 — He loved life, was a great story-teller and jokester and enjoyed music

WINTHROP — Philip Alden Simpson, 92, died July 24, 2014 at his home on Maranacook Lake in Winthrop with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan Jewett Simpson. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

~ Oquossoc Day Open House ~

Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife brought its exhibit of “The Final Charge” to the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum for Oquossoc Day. The mobile display, sponsored by L.L. More...

‘Moosen Around’ program on tap

OQUOSSOC — Master Maine Guide and w orldfamous moose- caller Roger Lambert is presenting “Moosen Around” at the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 21. More...

Northwoods Gravel Grind planned

RANGELEY — Participants will “grind” it out as they race over hills and around ponds following mostly gravel roads through the north woods of Maine in the first ever Northwoods Gravel Grind. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you wouldn’twrite and sign it,don’t say it. —Earl Wilson More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It’s that time of year again when folks in Maine are holding their family reunions. I spoke with Burchell Morrell who along with his wife, Virginia, attended the 33rd Morrell reunion this past week in Bangor. More...

Phillips road closure investigated

PHILLIPS — Town Manager Elaine Hubbard reported to the Phillips Board of Selectmen that the costs associated with dogs taken in July from a methamphetamine lab would be covered by the Franklin County Animal Shelter. More...

Missile open house held - Free Access

RANGELEY — A group of citizens met one-on-one with representatives from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency Aug. 13 at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. More...

Kingfield tax rate increases by 1 mil

KINGFIELD — The mil rate for the 2015 tax year is 17.5 which is an increase of 1 mil over the 2014 tax year. The board of selectmen voted unanimously to set the tax rate Aug. 11. More...

Accident leads to third OUI charge

KINGFIELD — Traffic crossing the Centennial Bridge was held up for about an hour the evening of Aug. 11 due to a motor vehicle accident. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are you doing for your last blast of summer?

Krista Jamison of Rangeley: “I’ll go out on the boat and enjoy the last bit of sun while thinking about skiing.” More...

Concerns of a veteran

By my count I have submitted over 250 articles on veteran’s affairs and benefits to the Irregular over the past few years. I hope they have been of some benefit. More...

Letters

Eustis is a single stream recycler now

The selectmen from the town of Eustis are happy to announce that the recycling has gone to the “Single Stream” method at the town’s transfer station. More...

Thank you Poland Spring

On behalf of the Town of Carrabassett Valley and the Carrabassett Region of the New England Mountain Bike Association and race organizers, participants and spectators, we would like to publicly thank Poland Spring for their generous donation of bottl More...

Community & Local News

Knapp Brothers property sold at auction

KINGFIELD — Three buildings and the contents of the former Knapp Brothers car dealership, parts store and garage on Depot Street were sold at auction last Friday. More...

Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum

‘Trails & Sales Festival’ this Saturday

RANGELEY — In celebration of the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s “official opening” of hiking trails, its new annual event Trails & Sales Festival, which will include a variety of over 50 vendors, will be held at th More...

Old Home Sunday at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID — Old Home Sunday will be celebrated at Reeds Mill Church Sunday, Aug. 24. All are welcome to this nondenominational Christian “Church in the Wildwood.” A potluck picnic is held at noon —rain or shine. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, Depot St., Phillips. All papergamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, LegionHall, School St., Kingfield. All papergamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd,Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com.Library. Open to public. More...