July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Preserving a rich sporting heritage

OQUOSSOC — The new Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum will open its doors Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Hiker rescued on Bigelow

STRATTON — Rescuers from a number of local emergency response teams responded to a hiker in need in the Bigelow Range near Stratton last Monday, July 5. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Two painters exhibit at the Stadler

Stadler Gallery

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery at 225 Main Street continues its exhibitions this summer with works by Elizabeth Kelley from Arundel, and Jan ter Weele from Falmouth.   These exhibitions will be on view from July 17 through Aug. More...

Colin Grant Band brings Celtic Fusion to Maine

New England Celtic Arts presents Canada’s hottest new Celtic fusion group, “The Colin Grant Band” at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, July 13; at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in So Carthage Wednesday, More...

Music show on tap

SALEM — A music show will be held Sunday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salem Community Building, featuring Gary and Lois Hall, and Mike Worthley.   A donation box will be at the door. Refreshments will be on sale. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frankie “Lee” Gragg

1985-2010 — He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed being with his family and friends

INDUSTRY — Frankie “Lee” Gragg, 24, along with his partner, Kateleen Roberts, 21, both of Industry, passed away unexpectedly July 3, 2010.   Frankie was born Dec. 28, 1985 in Pell City, Ala. More...

Phyllis E. Bolduc

1920-2010 — She liked walking, going for rides, playing cards and gardening

PHILLIPS — Phyllis E. Bolduc, 90, of Phillips passed into the Kingdom of the Lord on July 1, 2010 at Edgewood Residential Care Facility in Farmington.   More...

Frederick Leeman

1931-2010 — He was proud of being a registered Maine Guide for more than 50 years

AUGUSTA —- Frederick Leeman, 78, of New Vineyard died Friday, July 2, 2010, due to complications from lung surgery, at Gray Birch Rehab and Living Center. More...

Sports & Outdoors

End of season tournament a blast

Little League Playoffs

SALEM — It’s been a long time coming, but it’s back. Post season playoffs for the North Franklin County Cal Ripken baseball league were held last Saturday with all seven teams participating.   More...

Asteroidz take third in Regionals

LEWISTON — Thirteen premiere teams from around New England met in Lewiston for the ASA 18 U Class A Regional Tournament. The Asteroidz, consisting of players from, Jay, Telestar, Oak Hill and Mt. More...

State of Maine Championship returns to Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– For the eighth consecutive year, the Sugarloaf Golf Club will play host to Maine’s top professional and amateur golfers as they compete for $10,000 in cash, and ultimate bragging rights as the state’s top gol More...

A conversation with Logan Perkins of Maine Earth First! - Free Access

The Irregular recently composed a number of questions for Maine Earth First! based largely on questions and concerns voiced by a number of locals either in person or via our Facebook page. More...

Four protesters arrested

CHAIN OF PONDS — Four members of Earth First! found themselves behind bars after a planned protest of the Kibby Wind Power development Tuesday, July 6. More...

Kibby 2 wind power proposal may be denied

KIBBY TOWNSHIP -– TransCanada’s plans to expand its already approved 44-wind turbine 132- megawatt facility is on its way to denial. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the first thing you do when you get up every morning?

Bryant Loftus, of Kingfield: “Jump up and shower and get ready for the day.” More...

Letters

Thanks for your great work

We would like to thank Josh Bachelder for all of his help replacing our kitchen and bathroom due to water damage, and also for being so thoughtful. Plus, thanks also to Doug Osgood for laying our flooring. More...

The ‘Christen bailout’

We have all heard of bailout programs, right? Well, a couple of weeks ago I was the recipient of a Dianne Christen bailout program. More...

Family Fun Days’ only possible with your help

Thank You, to everyone for joining the Eustis/Stratton Family. The 2010 Family Fund Days Celebration was a great success. The Flagstaff Area Business Association could not have done the event without the help of our community/ family.   More...

Community & Local News

Fourteenth Knit and Crafts Sale

Rangeley Logging Museum

RANGELEY — Saturday, July 17, the women of the Rangeley region will show their knit, crochet and craft talents at the 14th Knit and Crafts Show and Sale at the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Border patrol station to open

RANGELEY — The United States Border Patrol will hold an open house at its new 20,000-square-foot border station on the Stratton Road Thursday, July 22 at 10 a.m. More...

Central Girls to gather

NEW PORTLAND — The members of the Central Girls will meet Wednesday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Pizza Hut in Farmington.   Anyone who ever attended schools in New Portland is urged to attend.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   WEDNESDAYS   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. (None on 4/21, on 4/23 instead) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703. 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...

Irregular Regulars

Isolated heavy storm wreaks havoc - Free Access

KINGFIELD -- By the time it took David Nergaard of Littleton, Mass. to drink a pint of beer at Longfellow’s Restaurant, he watched the Carrabassett River rise over five inches. More...

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. —Robert Frost   More...