August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Community & Local News

Lightening led to log home loss

EUSTIS - - Lightening is said to be the cause of a Friday night fire that took the home of Scott Fotter and Hillary Renner. The log home was located about two miles north of the Stratton village along Route 27. More...

Lions sponsor Peace Poster contest

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is sponsoring its annual Peace Poster contest, with final judging on Nov. 20, by the District 41 Maine Lions organization. More...

Tim Maillet Scholarship Ride returns

FARMINGTON — The 7th Annual Poker Run will be Sunday, Sept. 6, beginning at the Farmington Elks Lodge. A $20 donation includes t-shirts, trophies, meal and music. Registration begins at 9 a.m. More...

Sales tax seminars offered

AUGUSTA — Maine Revenue Services will host sales tax seminars across the State from Aug. 31 through Oct. 22. More...

New basketball coach appointed

Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education met Aug. 11, at the school in the All- Purpose Room. The minutes from that meeting were recently released. More...

Hawksley named Director of Competition and Wellness

Saddleback Maine

RANGELEY — Jeff Hawksley of Rangeley has been named Director of the Wellness and Alpine Skiing Competition Center, and Junior Programs at Saddleback Maine. In this role, he will run the mountain's Ski and Snowboard Competition Center. More...

Youth job seeking help

WILTON — CareerCenter Youth Orientation will be offered The Wilton CareerCenter Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Nifty and thrifty

Volunteer Ivy Berry of Rangeley hangs new items on the racks at the Episcopal Church Thrift Shoppe on Main Street in Rangeley. More...

Isaac Ball joins Franklin Health Orthopaedics

FARMINGTON — Physician assistant Isaac Ball PA-C, has joined the medical staff of Franklin Health Orthopaedics and Franklin Memorial Hospital, according to Leslie Hawkins, administrator for Franklin Health, a multi-specialty group practice. More...

Police patrols increasing

AUGUSTA — Over the next two weeks, Maine police will be beefing up its patrols, looking for drunk drivers, announced Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety. More...

Saddleback hires new director of finance

RANGELEY — Greg Andrews was recently hired as the new controller and director of finance at Saddleback Maine. More...

Literacy tutor training offered

FARMINGTON — Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties, a nonprofit, United Way funded organization, will hold a Basic Reading Tutor Training workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Oct. 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. More...

Standing by their product

LIVERMORE FALLS — If you're looking for a place to cure that "pain in your feet," then head for the Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab at 175 Park Street, which offers a free analysis of your feet. More...

Open Farm Day fun

Photo from an Irregular reader

Jacob Cook, son of Sarah Cook, and Sarah's sister, Melissa Cook with her daughter, Caitlyn, look at the goats at Shady Lane Farm in New Vineyard during Open Farm Day, Sunday, July 19. More...

Benefit auction, dinner planned

STRATTON-EUSTIS — A benefit dinner and auction for Scott Fotter and Hillary Renner of Eustis will be held at the White Wolf Restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 27. The couple lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Friday, Aug. More...

Lewis and Clark, topic of talk

Strong Historical Society

STRONG — On Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., the Strong Historical Society will feature Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation member Richard Brooks, a speaker who has a passion for his topic. More...

SeniorsPlus Mobile office schedule announced

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

Educational enhancements for Exit Exhibitions

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM —- Last Thursday, Aug. 20, the MSAD #58 school board meeting started with a tour of renovations made over the summer to the front offices at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Water trustees to meet September 1

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District Board of Trustees' recently released its agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting slated for 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. Following the consideration of the minutes from Aug. More...

Liz Simpson joins Keller Williams

KINGFIELD — Liz Simpson, a real estate sales professional in Carrabassett Valley and Kingfield, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Greater Portland Market Center. The move was announced recently by team leader Mark Richard. More...

Dr. Joshua Sparling to join dermatology practice

FARMINGTON — Rebecca Ryder, president/CEO of Franklin Community Health Network, is recently announced that Joshua Sparling MD FAAD, will join the medical staff of Franklin Memorial Hospital and a new Franklin Health Dermatology practice in S More...

Literacy tutors needed

PORTLAND — During the May 2009 Annual Meeting of Literacy Volunteers of Maine, at the Portland University of Southern Maine Library, Crystal Avery, of Athens, and her tutor, Corrilla Hastings, were honored as the student and tutor of the year More...

Boralex pays penalty

AUGUSTA — Boralex Stratton Energy LP violated Maine's Site Location of Development law and a department permit issued pursuant to the Site Location of Development law by allowing wood fuel and fuel leachate outside of a lined fuel storage are More...

Opportunity Center awarded grant

PHILLIPS — The Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has recently been awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Davis Conservation Foundation. More...

Sammie Angel to perform

Concerts on the Lawn

EAST WILTON — The East Wilton Union Church will be hosting Sammie Angel on Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. This is the last concert on their "Concerts on the Lawn" series for this year. The church is located on Main Street. More...

Misfits to perform in Strong

STRONG — The Misfits will present "Stagger Lee and the 'Con' Test" on Aug. 28 at the Strong Elementary School at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and will benefit the Western Mountains Leos. It is sponsored by the Stratton- Eustis Lions Club. More...

Have recliner will travel

Victor Nichols, a 17-year employee of Jordan Lumber Company and Jordan Excavation, tries out his new recliner right on the sidewalk in front of Longfellow's Restaurant in Kingfield. More...

Banned, unusable pesticide disposal planned

AUGUSTA -— Hundreds of Maine citizens live unaware of a quiet crisis lurking in or near their homes. More...