August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival donates $500 to Ayotte Fund

By BJ Bangs  Irregular Staff Writer  CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local youth ski and snowboard athletic scholarships received a boost last week when Karen Campbell, chair of the Carrabassett Summer Festival and an ardent supporter of the Ay More...

Arts & Entertainment

Navigators come to Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in conjunction with Music Newfoundland will present The Navigators at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Aug. 29 and at Unity Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Aug. 30. More...

George Keith & Friends return to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host popular Boston Irish fiddler George Keith and friends at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Sept. 2. Curtain is at 7 p.m. with a pre-show jam starting at 6:15. More...

Rangeley chorus to ‘travel the world’

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present its final concert of the summer season Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank P. Dingley

1926–2012 — He positively influenced the lives of many young people as a teacher

FARMINGTON — Frank P. Dingley, 86, died peacefully in his sleep at the Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center Aug. 17, 2012.  Frank was born June 21, 1926 in Farmington to Roland Sylvester and Cordana (Coolidge) Dingley. More...

Frank M. Niles

1920-2012 — He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during WWII

KINGFIELD — Frank M. Niles, 91, of Kingfield, formerly of, Danvers, Mass., died unexpectedly, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at his home in Kingfield.  More...

Herbert A. Spencer

1931-2012 — He served his country during the Korean Conflict

PHILLIPS — Herbert Allen Spencer, better known as “Herb” or “Herbie”, 80, succumbed to Alzheimer’s Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, just six days before his 81st birthday, at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Outdoor Heritage Day, a great family day - Free Access

By Elaine Holcombe Special to the Irregular OQUOSSOC — Showers fell all around the Oquossoc Clubhouse but not a drop came down on the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association’s Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day Aug. 14. More...

New game warden in Kingfield

VASSALBORO — Wednesday, Aug. 22, six new Maine Game Wardens graduated from the 2012 Maine Warden Service Advanced Academy, among them Troy Thibodeau who is assigned to Kingfield.  More...

Fluff sinks $5,000 putt for CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This past weekend, Carrabassett Valley Academy held its 28th annual Golf Classic tournament to benefit the Martha B. Webber Scholarship Fund. 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...

Fly Rod Crosby Trail dedicated - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The Fly Rod Crosby Trail’s official dedication marked the opening of the trail from Phillips to Saddleback. More...

Kingfield’s tax rate to increase half a mil

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s tax rate will be up a half mill from 14 to 14.5, which Selectmen Chair Heather Moody said is reflective of conservative town budgeting and a MSAD #58 school board budget that was sharply reduced.  Moody pointe More...

Phillips to celebrate outdoor heritage - Free Access

PHILLIPS — The outdoors will take center stage the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8 in what organizer Rick Rodgers hopes will become an annual event —the Phillips Outdoor Heritage Days. More...

Chamber announces Strategic Plan

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2012 Strategic Plan.  After many months of meetings, workshops, and networking, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors approved the proposed p More...

Op-Ed

Help us fight the LePage agenda?

Maine Democratic Party advertisements have been popping up all over the Internet, even on conservative sites, with menacing pictures of our governor under such slogans as “Help Us Fight the LePage Agenda.” Three things seem clear from thi More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Legislators respond to “Stolen Valor” court decision   More...

Letters

Hinkley Family Scholarship Fund has been blessed

The HFSF (Hinkley Family Scholarship Fund) committee would like to say we have been blessed this year. Every one of our festivals that we had attended to raise money for the scholarship fund has been beautiful a day. More...

We appreciate your support

Today, I am writing on behalf of the Phillips 8th grade class of 2012/2013.  This summer, we began our fundraising efforts for our spring 2013 trip to Quebec. We have so many people to recognize and thank for their support and kindness.  More...

Our golf tournament was a tremendous success

We would like extend a huge “thank you!” to all who provided assistance and participated in our third annual WMCFC Golf Tournament at Sugarloaf. It was a tremendous success.  More...

Community & Local News

Brian LeBlanc— Setting sail again

SALEM — They seem to be every where... More...

Ice cream social on tap

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. with an Ice Cream Social held from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Library announces fall hours

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library Director Andrea DeBiase recently announced the library’s fall hours which go into effect Sept. 4.  The hours are as follows: Tuesday, 10 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Locals on CMCC dean’s list

AUBURN — Central Maine Community College President Scott Knapp recently announced the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Online calendars  Those interested can now view or subscribe to district, school or activity specific calendars online by going to the district website www.msad58.org and choosing the “District Calendar & Events” tab at the top o More...

School phone numbers

MSAD 58 WEBSITE: www.msad58.org Mt. Abram — 678-2701; mtabram@msad58.org Kingfield — 65-4132; kingfield@msad58.org Stratton — 246-2283; stratton@msad58.org  More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.  —Martin Luther King Jr.   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

While I was in Maine during the month of July, I had the opportunity to read a front page article in the Portsmouth, N.H. Herald about Kingfield’s very own Bud Jordan who now resides in Rye, N.H.  More...