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Phillips Town Meeting set for June 25

PHILLIPS — Whether or not to discontinue the town manager form of government, adopt a recall ordinance, and make revisions to the zoning and wind ordinances are among the issues that will face voters at the Phillips Town Meeting, June 25 at 9 a More...

Thirteen bid adieu to RLRS

RANGELEY — Saturday afternoon, Rangeley Lakes Regional School valedictorian Allison Hammond advised her classmates to thank those who have guided them through their lives and to not worry about having all the answers.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

POPS to feature unique collaborations

KINGFIELD — The June 25 Kingfield POPS concert will feature several one-of-a-kind collaborations that set the event apart from anything that has ever been presented before, according to POPS organizers.  More...

Lennie Gallant to perform locally

New England Celtic Arts will present Order of Canada recipient Lennie Gallant at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, June 21, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, June 22 and at Unity College Center More...

Genticorum to perform at Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Genticorum at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, June 19 with the concert starting at 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session will start at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise R. Hewey

WEBSTER, Mass. — Louise R. (Reid) Hewey, 82, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Webster Manor.  She was born in Kingfield, daughter of the late Elmer and Lulu (Stevens) Reid and lived in the Dudley area most of her life. More...

Sandra Jean Brackett Orbeton

1939-2011 — She was the Kingfield Town Clerk and the 2005 Mrs. Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Sandra Jean Orbeton, 72, of Kingfield passed away June 9, 2011 at home surrounded by her family, after a short battle with cancer. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Makes tracks for MTA

Recently two young ladies from the Mt. Abram High School track team represented the school at the state track and field class C championship held in Bath. More...

Trek Across Maine team rides again

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the 12th year, the bicycle group Carrabassett Cycology will represent the Sugarloaf Community in the 27th Trek Across Maine- Sunday River to the Sea.  More...

Local bike club hot on the trail

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — For the Carrabassett Region NEMBA group, it’s not just about the ride it is also about how you get there. More...

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COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

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

Sixty-five graduate from MTA

SALEM — Sixty-five seniors at Mt. Abram High School took center stage Friday night receiving their diplomas from Senior Advisors Sonja Arms, Jennifer Baker, Lori Littlefield, Joanne Nickerson, Steve Parret and Alice Yates.  More...

Rangeley approves over $4 million town budget

RANGELEY — Expanding the town’s allocation to the Chamber of Commerce, the new recycling ordinance, and the utilization of unexpended funds for capitol purchases drew the most discussion at Rangeley’s Annual Town Meeting Thursday, J More...

Kingfield ordinance to protect town fields

KINGFIELD — Protecting the viewshed and establishing some guidelines so that multiple uses are allowed at the town’s Newell and Gilmore lots, including segregating pedestrian and motorized traffic, is the intent of the Kingfield Land Use More...

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Town of Sumner: Proposal for an Industrial Wind Facility Moratorium

Sumner round three: An 81-to-9 defeat for Big Wind

June 6, 2011 Sumner: The energy was intense, and so anti-wind that people asked why the 180- day moratorium couldn’t be for five, 10 or more years. Anyone in favor of wind had to be keeping his head down. More...

Get the facts straight

I am writing in response to Linda Miller’s letter to the Irregular on May 25 (“Governor LePage’s vision for Maine,” Page 3) and her claim that “the wind industry does not provide any jobs for Maine residents.”  More...

Letters

Thank you White Wolf Inn!

I am writing this letter to send deep regards and thanks to Sandi and her staff at the White Wolf Inn in Stratton.  Sandi generously hosted the Mother Earth Water Walkers when they came through Stratton on May 11. More...

Thank you, thank you Poland Spring

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to the Phillips Little League.  We have a few months of practices and games when it is really warm out, our players are very thankful to have More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Town office closing early Friday

KINGFIELD — Town officials recently announced that the Kingfield Town Office will close at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, so employees may attend Sandra Jean Orbeton’s Memorial service.   More...

Community Breakfast set

RANGELEY — The next Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, June 15, at Kelli’s Place from 7 to 9 a.m.  Anyone who has a special dietary need is urged to call in advance so restaurant staff can try to More...

Lilacs galore!

Cindy Worthey, at left, is ready to purchase this lilac. David King, right who owns Sandy River Gardens, on Number Six Road, Phillips, with his wife Mary Lou, were amazed as car after car kept coming for the Fifth Annual Lilac Festival.  More...

News from our Schools

Holly Thomas awarded scholarship

STRATTON — Holly Thomas, daughter of Nancy and Bob Thomas of Freeman Twp., was the winner of the Stratton Lumber Inc. 2011 Mt. More...

Poland Spring awards five scholarships locally

POLAND SPRING — In keeping with its commitment to the people of Maine, Poland Spring Water Company recently awarded 20 Good Science Scholarships to Maine high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in science, engineering or t More...

Hammond receives scholarship

RANGELEY — Allison Hammond has been awarded the 2011 Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship, a $3,500 stipend that will help to pay her college tuition. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Fathers Day is Sunday  It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.  —Barbara Kingsolver, “Animal Dreams”   More...

Happy Father’s Day

by Jane Wilkinson

With Father’s Day this Sunday, I’d like to More...