June 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kibby equipment hitting local roads

FRANKLIN COUNTY - - The Searsport Marine terminal has now received the first shipment of equipment for phase one of the Kibby Wind Power project. More...

Photo

Arlene Potter, a lifelong resident of Strong, was among those honored recently, at the Strong Senior Citizens in observance of Potter's 103rd birthday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Contra dance planned

WEST FARMINGTON — West Farmington Dance recently announced that the next contra dance is set for Saturday, Saturday, June 13, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Farmington Grange on Bridge Street. More...

'Crazy for You' coming to Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts production of "Crazy For You" will be held at the Lakeside Theater each evening July 4 through 7. The cast has been rehearsing for a few weeks. More...

Drum circle in Farmington

FARMINGTON — On June 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Foothills Freestyle Drum Circle will be at the Meetinghouse Park Gazebo. More...

Letters

Spring Fling Dinner a success

To the editor: The Stratton PTC would like to thank all members of the area community for their support of our annual Spring Fling Dinner. Many thanks go out to Pearl Butler and the 6th grade for their fabulous performance of Café Murder. More...

Thanks one and all —mutual aid works

To the editor: On May 26, 2009, I came home to a woods and brush fire behind our home. You hear about how fast a fire can spread, especially in the dry conditions we have had this spring, but unless you see it, you don't really know. More...

Community & Local News

Mountain Misbehavior:

The moose are loose, be alert

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — The following are summaries of some of the local law enforcement agencies' and emergency services' activities last week. More...

Shoreland certification help available

FARMINGTON — With all the new laws, it's more important than ever that contractors become certified to work in shoreland zoned areas. More...

Summer GPS trainings offered

FARMINGTON — GPS Training is ideal for hikers, hobbyists, geocachers, outdoorsmen, search and rescue teams, self-rescue or other outside activities. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabec High School

Arsenault, Sparrow top students

NORTH ANSON — Kenneth Coville, principal, recently announced the honor parts for the class of 2009 at Carrabec High School. Megan Arsenault, Carrabec's Valedictorian, is a student of the highest caliber who strives for excellence. More...

Tall tales and heroes

Kindergarten through fourth grade music instructor Brenda Stevens directs this group of students through a musical last week at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Mt. Abram High School

Special events honor seniors

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will host two special events to honor the Class of 2009 and their families. Seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the annual Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

It is better to have a little than nothing. — Publius Syrus, Maxim 484 If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

The residents of New Portland are urged to attend yet another public hearing on Tuesday June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the town fire station community room to discuss the outcome of the Central School that is closing this month. More...

Impressive trucks roll through villages

KINGFIELD -- TransCanada More...

Judi Wills recognized for a lifetime of achievement

AUGUSTA -- Earlier last month, Governor John E. Baldacci joined EMS providers and other health and community advisors to celebrate and recognize outstanding service by emergency management service personnel. More...

Thieves nab $30K in equipment from project

JIM POND TOWNSHIP -- Police are reporting that nearly $30,000 in construction equipment and tools were stolen from the site of TransCanada's Kibby Wind Power Project over the Memorial Day weekend. More...

Class of 2009 departs from CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — On Saturday, May 30, Carrabassett Valley Academy's graduating class of 2009 gathered with faculty, staff, family and friends for their commencement in the Richard Bell Chapel. More...

Op-Ed

Eustis has 'played by the rules' all these years

Concerning the article in the May 27, 2009 Irregular regarding the MSAD #58 budget, ("Clark updates selectmen: good news and bad," Page 1), I want to comment on three sentences in the article, if I may. #1. More...

The Protectorate of Fish & Wildlife

Recently the National Marine Fisheries Service canceled the one-month planned catch-and-release season for Atlantic salmon. It was ostensibly done to preserve what little of that fishery remains. It caught local ardent fly fishermen by surprise. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What sport demonstrates the highest level of athleticism?

Nick Skidgell, of Dixfield: "Soccer, because you are constantly running." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stephen R. "Steve" Bull

1955-2009 -- He will be remembered for his quick wit, gentle spirit and compassionate heart

PORTLAND -- Stephen R. "Steve" Bull, 54, of Temple, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday evening, May 30, 2009 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Patricia Ann Crawford

1950-2009

SPRINGVALE — Patricia Ann Crawford, 58, of Springvale, passed away on May 28 at the Goodall Hospital in Sanford from complications of a recent illness. Born and raised in Beemerville, N.J. to David and Anna May (Kinney) Crawford on Nov. More...

Craig S. Ferguson

He was always willing to lend a hand when needed

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Craig S. Ferguson, 68, passed away after a long illness at his home in Sandy River Plantation on Thursday, May 21, 2009. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Worth the trek

Jim Logan of Freeman admires the spectacular view from the summit of Boundary-Bald Mountain on a recent hike. The summer hiking season is in full swing across the region. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Mt. Abram's regular season comes to close

SALEM - - The regular season for Mt. Abram baseball and softball comes to a close today. Both teams head to Madison today, Wednesday, June 3 to take on the Bulldogs. More...

Cats bite the Dogs under the lights

North Franklin Cats, 12 - - Daily Bulldogs, 5 FARMINGTON - - Trailing by the score of 2-0, the Cats of North Franklin brought patience to the plate sending 13 men to the batters box in the second inning. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

Exhibition Reinholt Fine Arts Gallery Locals to exhibit Reception June 5 Eighteen local artists, including gallery owners Ian and Saskia Reinholt, will be showing their artworks at the Reinholt Fine Arts Gallery, 245 Main Stree More...

Community Things to Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...