June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A MTA gem herself, principal Jeanne Tucker retires

FREEMAN -- Mt. Abram Principal Jean Tucker will officially be retired at the end of this month after a long and productive career in education. More...

Phillips' warrant set for town meeting

Irregular Staff PHILLIPS -- Voters in the Town of Phillips will have their say at Town Meeting this Saturday, June 27 starting at 9 a.m. There are 56 items on this year's town warrant. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Kingfield woman to exhibit paintings

Stadler Gallery of Contemporary Art

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery of Contemporary Art recently announced the opening of its summer season with exhibitions of work by Stephanie Knowlton of Oakland, and Barbara Stewart of Kingfield. More...

Plans underway for Oquossoc Day

OQUOSSOC — For those planning ahead, Oquossoc Day is Saturday, Aug. 22 and many events are in the works. The boat parade theme is Harvest in August/Halloween. Call Linda Sikes at 491-6566 for boat parade information. More...

Colby celebrates 50 years of art

WATERVILLE — A museum-wide exhibit, Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art, will be on view July 11 to Feb. 21, to mark the founding of the museum in 1959, a half century ago. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Angie Marion Ivers

1909-2009 — She was a devoted homemaker who always loved being with her family

RUMFORD — Angie Marion Ivers, 100, of Rumford, formerly of Rangeley and the recipient of the Boston Post Cane of Rangeley since October 2008 (an honor held also by her grandmother and brother), died early Tuesday, June 17, 2009, at the Rumfor More...

Funeral Service

Rena Walsh Melvin

PHILLIPS — A funeral service for Rena Walsh Melvin will be held Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Phillips. Burial to follow at Miles Square Cemetery. More...

Community & Local News

Strong celebrates Pierpole Days

STRONG — The town will host its annual Pierpole Days Festival with a parade, barbeque, and DJ on Friday, June 26. The event is a celebration of Strong's heritage and its Native American Indian settlers. More...

SeniorsPlus Mobile Office schedule

LEWISTON -- The SeniorsPlus Mobile Office will be at the following locations. Staff will be available to answer questions, provide resources and meet one-onone to discuss Medicare concerns. More...

Interview help at CareerCenter

WILTON — The Wilton CareerCenter, 865 US Route 2E, offers a number of services and workshops for those seeking employment or are trying to improve their situation. Ace That Interview! will be offered Thursday, July 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Students perform well on fitness tests

Stratton Elementary School

STRATTON — Every fall and spring middle school students have the opportunity to prove just how fit and healthy they are by participating in the President's Council for Physical Fitness testing during their physical education classes with inst More...

Very strong students in Strong!

The Presidential Fitness award recipients who scored at the 85th percentile or higher in the five fitness areas are (left to right) Ivy Mitman, Mikayla Luce, Ethan Boyd, Quintan Hanna and (front) Ryan Elliot. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Strong students in Strong!

National Fitness award recipients scored at the 50th percentile or higher in the five fitness areas, which are curl ups, right angle pushups, mile run, shuttle run, sit and reach for flexibility. More...

Hearing set on low-altitude flights

FRANKLIN COUNTY - - The proposal of and debate over low-altitude military flights coming to this area is again before the public here in the Western Mountains. More...

Pellet project on track for area schools

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM -— Board members on Thursday, June 18 primarily to accept the recommendations of Superintendent Quenten Clark and declare the voting on the recent budget meetings official. More...

A whole lotta years together

Mauno and Katherine Kankainen show off the 60th Anniversary Cake they received at a get-together at Farrilyn Chase's home in Freeman Tuesday, June 16 to celebrate their special milestone. (Farrilyn Chase photo) More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Who is the greatest guitarist to ever play? More...

Letters

Had our representatives already made up their minds?

To the editor: I was stunned by the partisan nature of the David Hart "article" on the front page of the Irregular this week regarding the defeat of the proposed annexation of land for the Endless Energy wind power project (June 17, 2009 "Opportu More...

Maine Legislature made the correct decision

To the editor: Dave Cota: I have just read the item in the online edition of the June 17 Irregular ("Opportunity lost for Valley voters") concerning the Legislature's decision re annexation of a portion of Redington Township: My wife and I strong More...

Article not news, but biased editorial

To the editor: We wish to take issue with your newspaper's front page article "Opportunity lost for Valley voters" June 17, 2009. It was shoddy at least and suspect at most. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangers break out in sixth for win

Franklin County Babe Ruth

North Franklin Rangers, 11 Wilton Lions, 9 RANGELEY - - The Rangers of North Franklin County sent 10 men to the plate in the first inning in a regular season match-up against Wilton last Wednesday, June 17. More...

Carey named Europa Cup Head Coach

PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Alpine Ski Team welcomed back Forest Carey as the new men's Europa Cup Head Coach this week. A member of the U.S. More...

Babe Ruth round up

North Franklin Rangers, 4 Wilton Bears, 3 FRANKLIN COUNTY - - Locked the a 3-3 tie heading into the seventh, Ranger Alex Morton singled his way on with a lead-off walk. Morton went three-forfour on the day. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

Community Things To Do

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Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The first day of summer was Sunday A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Einda Mae Smith Born: April 27, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 6 lbs. 5 ½ oz. Lenght: 20" Parents: Jessica Kelley & Chad Smith Phillips Siblings (big brothers): Zakary Christopher & Lucas Smith Maternal Grandparents: More...