August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chandler Road may be dead-ended by September 1

STRONG — Chandler Road may be dead-ended as early as Sept. 1, according to Road Supervisor and Selectman Jim Burrill.  More...

Man from New York dies after fall on trail

CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP — The body of a New York man was recovered Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, from a section of the Appalachian Trail in Somerset County.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ward MacDonald and Dr. Ellen MacPhee to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present internationally acclaimed Scottish-style fiddle master Ward MacDonald and Scottish small pipes master Dr. Ellen MacPhee, at the Maine Highland Games Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. More...

J.J. Chaisson to tour Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present J.J. Chaisson’s “PEI Kitchen Party” at the Maine Highland Games Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Topsham Fairgrounds. More...

Gospel duo slated

EAST WILTON -- "NewBeginnings" will be in concert Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret G. Scribner

1920-2011 — She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed cooking, reading andkeeping track of her family

STRATTON — Margaret G. Scribner, 90, of Stratton, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 7, 2011 at her home in Stratton. She was born Sept. 5, 1920 in Oakfield, the daughter of Neal and Laura (Burton) Gerrish. More...

Iona Pease Yeaton

1922-2011 — She enjoyed knitting, cross stitch, word puzzles and reading

EAST WILTON — Iona Pease Yeaton, 88, of East Wilton, passed away at home Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.  More...

David A. McCleary

1950-2011 — He was a veteran of the United States Navy

ANSON — David A. McCleary, 61, of South Strong Road, Farmington, died Aug. 11, 2011, at his camp in Anson of natural causes.  More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 Fall 2011 Bus Information

MSAD #58 reminds parents that it is their responsibility to have their students out at their stop at least 10 minutes before the normal pick up time. The buses average over 40 pick-ups every morning. More...

Locals on USM dean’s list

PORTLAND — Four local full-time students have been named to the University of Southern Maine dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.  They are: Rachel Fullerton, Carrabassett Valley; James Raymond, Rangeley; Krista Jamison, Rangele More...

Backpack safety tips for kids

School may be a figurative pain in the neck for many children, but what about a literal pain in the neck — and back?  These days, the answer is yes, and backpacks are to blame. Or more specifically, the improper use of backpacks.  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...

Talent galore at Saddleback’s second Bluegrass Festival - Free Access

RANGELEY — Saddleback’s Bluegrass Festival will be back next year, Aug. 10 and 11, with a lineup that will be a smash anywhere even Nashville, according to Mark Robie, Bluegrass festival manager. More...

Board to consider options in Voter family dispute

STRONG — The Strong Board of Selectmen agreed to meet with Assessor Robert Worthley and possibly walk three Church Street properties that have been embattled with the town for several years, to determine whether town should go back to court, go More...

New compactor in town

Peter Gardner, Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station manager, stands beside the new compactor, purchased to help with single sort recycling; a project that Gardner said is going very well. More...

Op-Ed

Smokers and MaineCare, part two

Legislative Report

Let me refresh your memory. My previous article (The Original Irregular, Aug. More...

Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Automatic Refills Available with TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery   More...

Letters

A great weekend for Mud Football Tournament

We would like to mention people and businesses who donated their time, effort and muscle toward making this weekend possible.  The weekend started with the generous donation of water from Poland Spring.  Thank you very much to Mike Auger, T More...

Community & Local News

Trip back in time

The Stanley Museum’s “Steam Team,” (above, left to right) Dave Slater, Forrest Collins, Mark Smith, Glenn Byron, Sue Davis and Jim Benoit at the Mt. More...

Deputies respond to numerous 911 hang-ups

Mountain Misbehavior

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following is a summary of some of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department’s activities last week.  The radio room at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department had a busy week sending deputies to severa More...

Festival spirit lives on despite rain - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Despite the overcast skies and sometimes heavy rain that came down Saturday, no one seemed to care as a large crowd gathered for the sixth annual Carrabassett Valley Summer Festival held adjacent to the Carrabassett Valley More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sign marks another milestone in Flyrod Crosby Trail

PHILLIPS — The new Flyrod Crosby Trail sign off Route 4 marks another milestone in the quest to complete phase one, the 15-mile section from Phillips to the Appalachian Trail this fall. More...

MHT’s first wilderness trail race planned

KINGFIELD — Fifty people have registered for the Maine Huts & Trails First Annual Wilderness Trail Run on Sunday, Aug. More...

Nesting at Nestlewood

A mother bird feeds her chicks under an eve of the roof at the Nestlewood Inn in Carrabassett Valley last month. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.  —Henri Louis Bergson  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Keegan Paul O’NeilBorn: July 3, 2011Gender: MaleWeight: 8 lbs 0.02 oz.Length: 20 inchesParents:Patrick & Kelly O’NeilRangeley More...