July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tracy Lynn Taylor Bessey, Mrs. Kingfield 2011 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — While the youngest Mrs. Kingfield, Tracy Lynn Taylor Bessey embodies the spirit of this award, having already had a huge impact on the lives of others, according to her sister-in-law, Karen Pease, who emceed the crowing of Mrs. More...

Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Steam to be protected

AUGUSTA — Crocker Mountain and Orbeton Stream were among the 22 projects that the Land for Maine’s Future Board selected to conserve, comprising 76,000 acres of undeveloped land along Maine’s pristine rivers and lakes, in her vast f More...

Arts & Entertainment

Dave Mallett to play at Skye Theatre - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Dave Mallett, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. More...

RFA DIVAs return

RANGELEY — Rehearsals are well underway and the excitement is building.  “Award Winning Divas sing award winning songs!” —the Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ Diva shows will be held July 27, 28 and 29 at the Saddlebac More...

Artistic families celebrated

NEW PORTLAND — The Spring Art Show at the New Portland Community Library, which brought so much color and vibrancy during those last shorter days in April, has come down and been replaced with the Offspring Show.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eric K. Abbott

1959-2011 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family

PHILLIPS — Eric Kelvin Abbott of Phillips left us to be with his father on July 11, 2011. Eric was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He especially enjoyed his time spent on Sand Hill. More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley’s logging festival greatly expanded

RANGELEY — The 31st Annual Rangeley Logging Festival and parade will be held July 29 and 30. This two-day event, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, has greatly expanded its offerings for this year.  More...

Sometimes there are free lunches

Kids are needed to continue the program!

Children partake of the MSAD #58 free summer lunch program available to all kids 18 and under at Webster Hall in Kingfield. More...

Mountain biking, recreation projects moving along

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Bids for the excavation and abutment work on the recreation bridge are going out soon, and the project should be complete this fall.  Town Manager David Cota told selectmen at their Monday, July 13 meeting that as lon More...

News from our Schools

‘Small town boy’ makes his mark as Mitchell Scholar

PHILLIPS — Nathan Kinney, younger son of Eric and Bonnie Kinney of Phillips, has always been a leader among his peers. From President of the Phillips School Student Council way back in 2003/04, through many roles in student governance at Mt. More...

Phillips scholars, athletes recognized at year-end assembly

PHILLIPS — Many special awards were presented to students of the Phillips Elementary School at their Final Awards Assembly June 16. Among these were two 2011 Scholar/Athlete Award to seventh grader Caitlin Arms and eighth grader Tristen Dyer. More...

Chandler Road to become dead-end street - Free Access

STRONG — It will be six to eight weeks before Strong’s Chandler Road is changed to a dead-end road. More...

Spillway East — past, present and future

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Irregular is putting together a timeline for the replacement of the Spillway Lift at Sugarloaf Mountain. Periodically during the coming months, we will publish an update on the lift replacement project. More...

Kingfield Festival Days surpasses itself - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Some believed that it was the largest crowd that they had seen in years this past weekend at the Kingfield Festival Days celebration. More...

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Help us find Grace Burton’s killer

Hi, my name is Robert Butterfield; some of you know me as “Bull.” I need your help.  My mother, Grace Burton, 81 years old, was brutally murdered June 21 in a midnight home invasion.  My friends have started a reward fund for th More...

Did the Legislature accomplish anything?

Legislative Report

The first year of the 125th legislature has come to an end. It is the first time in my nine years of service that we actually finished in the light of day. The bottom line… you are finally safe! More...

Letters

Work day, trail connector events successes with lots of help

Organizers would like to thank the Maine Conservation Corp Environmental Educators, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, Narrow Gauge Riders ATV club, Little Debbie’s Snacks, Coca-Cola, Poland Spring and all the community volunteers who made the F More...

Fourth of July celebration a fun-filled day

On behalf of the Carrabassett Valley Recreation Department, I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their time and efforts in providing the community and outlining areas with a fun-filled day and well organized celebration More...

Thanks for helping hydrate our players and fans

We want to take this opportunity to thank Poland Spring for donating bottled water to us for our All Star Baseball tournaments.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Backcountry Cycle Challenge set for July 24

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The first annual Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge will be held Sunday, July 24 at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley.  This is an endurance mountain bike race that is a part of the USCAN serie More...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail volunteer work days set

MADRID — The next two Fly Rod Crosby Trail work days are going to be held on Saturday, July 30 and Aug. 27. Rain dates will be Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 28.  More...

Club ride open to others

Kingfield Quad Runners ATV Club

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Quad Runners ATV Club has scheduled an all-day club ride for Saturday, July 23.  Members and those wishing to ride along are to meet at the Kingfield Sled Shed at 8:30 a.m. with their ATVs. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Parents Day is Sunday  There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.  —Hodding Carter   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

It was a fun day Saturday, July 2 at the home of Mark and Sheri Lopez as some 100 friends and relatives arrived to help them celebrate their re-marriage. More...