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2011 Old Home Days Honored Couple: - Free Access

Doug and Judy Lisherness

PHILLIPS — With the Phillips Annual Old Home Days celebration right around the corner, the chamber of commerce recently announced this year’s Honored Couple, Doug and Judy Lisherness. More...

Kingfield water in great shape

KINGFIELD — Because water from the Kingfield Water District showed two positive tests for drinking water contaminants in the month of July, the district is mandated to post a legal notice citing the violations, which it did in the Irregular, Ju More...

Arts & Entertainment

De Temps Antan to tour in Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present De Temps Antan at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m., at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Aug. More...

Evening of poetry features Sidney Wade

RANGELEY — Sunday, Aug. 7, lovers of poetry will gather at 6 p.m. More...

Lucia Swallow, Cindy Langewisch to exhibit

FARMINGTON — A painter, Lucia Swallow; and a photographer, Cindy Langewisch; both with East European roots will be SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artists of the Month for August.  More...

Community & Local News

Rangeley Loggers Festival - Free Access

Logging Festival “best ever”

RANGELEY — The Annual Logging Festival Parade was one of the best, with a lot more entries and festivities this year, including an appearance by Maine Gov. Paul LePage. More...

Bean-hole baked beans a logging camp tradition - Free Access

RANGELEY — It should be no surprise to see baked beans a central part of a logging festival because molasses and beans were a staple to life at the lumber camps of yesteryear. More...

New warning light installed in CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Since 1980 there has been a flashing warning light at the intersection of Route 27 and the Sugarloaf access road to warn motorists of the high traffic activity.  In 2008, an unknown tanker truck came through the inter More...

News from our Schools

Bank Foundation grants $33,000 in local scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $33,000 in college scholarships to 12 local students, including students from Mt. More...

Locals on UMF dean’s list

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced its dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.  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...

Methodist church taking on new life

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Methodist church building is taking on a new life —the life of a business, which will be open to the public next spring.  More...

Logging truck takes out utility pole

STRATTON — A Canadian trucker was uninjured Tuesday, July 26, about 10 a.m. when he lost control of his tractor trailer on a sharp curve.  More...

Doobie Brothers’ concert fun & festive - Free Access

RANGELEY — With hopes that this year’s Doobie Brothers’ concert would top last year’s sales of 2,000 tickets, Beth Brunswick, board president of the Rangeley Region Health & Wellness Partnership said that on Friday the pho More...

Water main upgrade on Main

The Stratton Water District is replacing the old cement asbestos water line with a new line on the opposite side of the street, so as not to disturb the asbestos. More...

Op-Ed

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We should learn from Europe’s mistakes

As the wind industry works to find ways to counter the growing opposition to grind-scale wind facilities in Maine, they often invoke our European neighbors’ experiences. One recent example in the press:  More...

Caylee’s Law

Legislative Report:

Everyone has read about the Casey Anthony case. She was found not guilty of first degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee Anthony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beulah Estelle Moore

1915-2011 -- She gave countless hours in a great many homes caring for others

KINGFIELD -- Beulah E. Moore, age 96, died Aug. 1, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Claude Joseph Dube

1961-2011 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his family and friends

STRATTON — Claude J. Dube, age 50, of Stratton passed away unexpectedly July 19, 2011. He was born March 9, 1961 in Farmington, the son of Honore and Alma Dube. He grew up in Stratton where he was a hunter and a woodsman. More...

Mary Kathleen Fotter

1927-2011 — She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother

AUBURN — Mary Kathleen Fotter, 83, passed away peacefully July 7, 2011, in Auburn, surrounded by her sons. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Matt Taylor takes 1st in woodsmen’s competition

RANGELEY — With 160 points, Matt Taylor of Peru won the first Over-all Grand prize in the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s Woodsmen’s Competition Saturday, July 30 at the museum’s 31st annual logging festival.  More...

Concentration

Miranda Baxter works on improving her putting skills at the junior golf league at Justafield Golf Teaching Center in Phillips. More...

Out standing in the field

Members of the junior golf league are out for their third time this summer at Justafield Golf Teaching Center in Phillips. More...

Irregular Regulars

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite BBQ food?

  Kim Winter, San Francisco, Calif.,: “Pulled Pork Sandwich.”   Dawn Taylor, Kingfield: “BBQ chicken.”   Jennifer Jordan, Polmetto, Fla.,: “Hambur  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.  —Isaac Newton  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...