July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Teaser-trailer filmed in Valley

‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine’to become feature film

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Lost in a Mountain in Maine, 79 years later. The real story, one of the most harrowing survival stories in American history, happened on Mt. More...

A special tribute to Evangeline Jordan - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The late Evangeline Jordan was given a special tribute during the crowning of Mrs. Kingfield celebration Friday. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Tartan Terrors comes to Skye, Unity - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the Tartan Terrors at Skye Theatre in S. Carthage Wednesday, July 25; and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday July 26. Curtain at Phillips and Skye is 7 p.m. and at UCCPA is 7:30 p.m. More...

Neil Pearlman to play Skye Theatre - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Maine’s Neil Pearlman at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday July 29. The concert starts at 7 p.m. A pre-show jam at Skye Theatre will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

Skowhegan art walk planned

SKOWHEGAN — The next Final Friday Art Walk in downtown Skowhegan will take place July 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leo P. Pepin

1930-2012 — He loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren

EUSTIS — Leo P. Pepin, 81, of Stratton died unexpectedly July 18, 2012 in Eustis. More...

Lendell K. Chase

1941-2012 — He enjoyed gardening, spending time with family & friends, & telling a good joke

FREEDOM — Lendell K. Chase, 70, of Freedom, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  He was born in Washburn Nov. 3, 1941, son of the late Meredith Chase and Rose Marjorie Helstrom. More...

B. Leone Davidson

1915-2012 — She had few passions, but was very devoted to all of them

KINGFIELD — B. Leone Davidson “Mom, Gram, GiGi,” 97, of Kingfield went home with the Lord July 18, 2012.  More...

News from our Schools

Benefit car wash on tap

PHILLIPS — The Phillips eighth grade class will be holding a car wash on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Camden National Bank.  Donations will be accepted. More...

Hands on history

PHILLIPS — You move seven tons and what do you get? Sixth graders with muscles...  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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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. More...

Kingfield Festival Days draws large crowds - Free Access

KINGFIELD – When it’s time to celebrate summer in a mountain community, Kingfield residents and visitors know how to do it right. More...

Jane Deely is Mrs. Kingfield 2012 - Free Access

KINGFIELD — During this year’s Kingfield Festival Days, Jane M. Deely was named Mrs. Kingfield 2012 joining the elite group as its newest member. Mrs. More...

Missing hiker located

ALDER STREAM TOWNSHIP — According to the Maine Warden Service spokesman Corporal John MacDonald, Thursday, July 19 at approximately 9 p.m., the service received a request for assistance locating an overdue hiker on Snow Mountain in Alder Stream More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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We must not be disenfranchised simply because we live in rural Maine

The citizens of Lexington and Concord townships have taken a stand. In 2008, without our input, our rural communities were haphazardly rezoned as “industrial” —but for one industry only; the wind industry.  More...

Legislative Report:

Environmental regulation bills

Last year there was a lot of “noise” being made about the Governor suggesting a significant roll back of certain environmental regulations. The Governor’s ideas were simply suggestions to me. More...

Letters

Thank you for supporting Gifts Of Love

The Gifts Of Love would like to thank everyone for coming to the pork dinner Friday night. More...

Scouting is alive and well in Carrabassett Valley area

The Scouts of Troop 525 recently attended Camp William Hinds where they earned badges in water skiing, archery, wilderness survival, and environmental science. More...

Daily papers could learn a thing or two from the Irregular

We have been reading your paper for several years, and it continues to be one of our favorites.  We especially appreciate the lightheartedness of the editing, and that the worst bad news is to be found under “Mountain Misbehavior” &m More...

Community & Local News

Auction bittersweet for Winters, but it was all good

KINGFIELD — It was bittersweet for the Winter family as they watched their childhood home and its contents go up for auction Friday. More...

Stratton man dies in Flagstaff Lake

EUSTIS — A Stratton man entered Flagstaff Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 18, to retrieve a piece of dog training equipment and went under and did not surface, Doug Rafferty, director of information and education for the Maine Inland Fisheries a More...

Justice denies bail for second time in robbery case

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County justice declined Friday, July 20, for the second time since February to lower bail from $5,000 for a Strong man accused of robbing the Big Apple on Farmington Falls Road Dec. 21, 2010.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

If you think you’re too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.  —Anita Koddick  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Bean Bounty

All the gardens are exploding right now—and More...