September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Taxpayers to see rise in taxes this week

PHILLIPS - - The selectmen set the mil rate at their Tuesday, Aug. 25 selectmen's meeting and the tax bills are expected to go out this week. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Asleep at the Wheel to play at Saddleback

RANGELEY — Saddleback presents the final Summer Country Music Concert with multiple Grammy Award-winning Country-Western Swing band, Asleep at the Wheel on Sept. 3. More...

Cantrip to play at Skye, and Lakeside theaters

SOUTH CARTHAGE & RANGELEY — New England Celtic Arts will host the highly acclaimed Scottish band Cantrip at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage, on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Local author to give reading

FARMINGTON — Local author, Lew- Ellyn Hughes of Stratton, will be reading excerpts from her current book, "A View from the Corner," as well as selections from her new book coming out later this year Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith A. Luce

1941-2009 — She will be greatly missed by all who knew her

SOLON — Judith A. Luce, age 67, died Aug. 21, 2009 at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Skowhegan with her family by her side. She was born in Brewer Nov. 27, 1941 the daughter of Carl R. and Avis (Price) Luce. More...

Ruby A. Stinchfield

1923-2009 — Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved family and friends

AVON — Ruby A. Stinchfield, age 86 died, Aug. 26, 2009 at the Pinewood Terrace in Farmington. She was born in Belvue, Kansas, Jan. 9, 1923. Her parents were Guy C. Brewer, and Lavinia Brewer; she was one of three siblings. More...

Brett 'Big Brett' H. Lovejoy

1965-2009 — He will be greatly missed and loved by all who knew him

WILTON — Brett H. Lovejoy, 44, of Wilton, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. He was born in Farmington to Dennis Lovejoy (Kingfield) and Kathleen Lovejoy Wallace (Dryden). He grew up in Strong. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Youth fall soccer returns through WMTSA

SALEM —- Registration is underway for the Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association's 2009 fall recreational soccer program. This program begins on Sept. 13 with registrations due by Sept. 10. More...

Roadrunners hold off late Cougar surge

V: Mt. Abram, 2 — Mt. Blue, 1 JV: Mt. Blue, 3 — Mt. Abram, 1 SALEM — The Mt. Abram boys' varsity and junior varsity soccer teams hosted scrimmage games with Mt. Blue last Thursday, Aug. 27. More...

Tailgate party at Mt. Blue

FARMINGTON — The 13th annual Mt. Blue Tailgate Party will be held before the Mt. Blue-Mt. Ararat varsity football game on Sept. 18 in the Mt. Blue High School parking lot. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries 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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Governor reacts, low flights hearing postponed

AUGUSTA -- The Sept. 2 Public Hearing to discuss the Air National Guard's proposal to lower the flight floor over the western mountains of Maine has been postponed. No date has been identified for a new hearing, which was planned for Farmington. More...

Walli Ballfield/Rollins Playground completed

AVON — The Walli Ballfield/Rollins Playground at the end of the Avon Valley Road was recently the site of a grand celebration. More...

New tech policies get first reading

MSAD #58 Board

SALEM -- The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors conducted the first reading of four new policies at its last meeting that may be enacted at the next board meeting. More...

Op-Ed

To Rangeley voters

There will be a Special Town Meeting on Sept. 17, at which time, the voters of Rangeley will have the opportunity to vote on five ordinances. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you read first when you open up a new Irregular?

Chad Emery, of Kingfield: "I start right on the front page and go right through it." More...

Letters

No clam booth at New Portland Fair this year

To the editor: The American Legion Coffin-Hewey-Safford Post 173 of North New Portland regrets that it will not have its Fried Clam Booth this year at the New Portland Fair. More...

Thanks for helping our fundraising events

To the editor: The Phillips 8th Grade Class of 2010 recently held fundraising events during Phillips Old Home Days which included a 50/50 raffle, a picnic table, a bake sale, a car wash, the talent show and the fashion show. More...

The 16 percent crisis

To the editor: According to figures promulgated by the Obama administration, "fifty million Americans do not have health insurance." That is fifty million people out of a population of three hundred million, or 16.6% of the population. More...

Community & Local News

BBQ on the "Beach"

Reed & Reed and TransCanada recently held a BBQ at Sugarloaf for the entire crew from the Kibby Wind Power Project on Kibby Mountain. Roughly 200 people attended. (Ethan Austin photo) More...

SAVES Volunteer Advocate training offered

FARMINGTON — Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services Inc. 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line for Franklin County is staffed by a team of Volunteer Advocates. Volunteers are vital to the work done by SAVES. More...

Selectmen, transfer station committee to meet

KINGFIELD — Officials for the Town of Kingfield recently announced that the selectmen's next meetings will be held on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Webster Hall, 38 School Street. More...

News from our Schools

Construction underway at local schools

KINGFIELD — Last Thursday, the concrete crew finished the final portion of the floors and foundation for the boiler replacement project at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

Foundations set

Wendall Voter (left to right), Todd Voter and Robbie Richards of Voter Concrete and George Fitch of Haley Construction pose after completing the concrete work at the Kingfield Elementary School last Thursday, Aug. 27. (David Hart photo) More...

UMF offers pre-K program

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington, MSAD #9, Head Start and Child Developmental Services are collaborating to offer a new pre-kindergarten program in Farmington. This program will operate at 112 Maguire Street on the UMF campus. More...

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Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday God sells us all things at the price of labor. —Leonardo da Vinci you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was back in 1994 that I met the Boston co-anchor who was known for his feature, On the Road Again. The news magazine Chronicle had produced over 75 halfhour programs in Maine. More...