September 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Moose Loop riders

If anyone doubts that the Moose Loop brings people into the area, this scene in front of 5-K in downtown Phillips should put those doubts to rest. More...

It was like an ‘Antiques Road Show’ in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The story behind the item was as much the draw as the appraised value when the Thomaston Appraisal Coach visited Kingfield Friday.  More...

Public hearing on school district withdrawal set

STRATTON — There will be a public hearing Wednesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Stratton- Eustis Community Center to discuss the petition to withdraw from MSAD #58.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Woody turns 100

FARMINGTON — A concert in honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday will kick off the fall season of the Arts Institute of Western Maine.  More...

‘Roots to the Future’ concert planned - Free Access

CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will play host to Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours International Celtic Festival and present “Roots to the Future” at Skye Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 12, at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, Sept. More...

Improv comedy comes to Calzolaio Pasta Co.

WILTON — Teachers Lounge Mafia deliver will an early autumn evening of mature-content improv comedy at the Calzolaio Pasta Company Saturday, Sept. 15. The laughs start at 7:30 and run until 9:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Gatling Long

1950-2012 — He was a true friend and mentor with a keen intuitiveness

AUBURN — George Gatling Long, 62, of Rangeley, formerly of Greenport, Long Island, N.Y., sadly passed away Wednesday, Aug. More...

Ryan Heath Nile

1988-2012 — He enjoyed spending time with family and friends

NEW PORTLAND — Ryan Heath Nile, 24, of Embden, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Aug. 31, 2012, in New Portland. He has left this world to join his grandmother and cousin Craig.  More...

Azel I. Campbell

1926-2012 — He enjoyed carpentry and working on his house

PHILLIPS — Azel Irving Campbell, 86, died Sept. 6, 2012 at the Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners’ season begins

MTA Girls Soccer

SALEM — Last week, the Mt. Abram Girls’ soccer team started their season with two home games and one away.  On Labor Day, the Lady Roadrunners hosted Lisbon. At the end of regulation, the score remained 1-1. More...

Mt. Abram boys off to a mediocre start

MTA Boys Soccer

The Mt. Abram boys hosted St. Dom’s on Saturday. St. Dom’s always presents a tough challenge for MTA and this game was no different. More...

Mt. Abram Fall Soccer - Free Access

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Poachers, large mouth bass are huge problems

PHILLIPS — Professional poachers are the biggest threat to the area’s deer population and the illegal introduction of large mouth bass into native brook trout habits could wipe them out.  More...

At 107, Marion Wing keeps active - Free Access

PHILLIPS — At 107 years old, Marion Wing isn’t letting any grass grow underneath her feet. She seeks out books on the New York Times Best Seller list in Portland and Augusta before taking them home and diligently reading them. More...

Stanley Museum auction goes well

KINGFIELD — The Stanley Museum auctioned 429 lots raising about $60,000 at a consignment auction this past Saturday —one of the museum’s major fundraisers.  Kim Richmond-White, office manager, pointed out that it was a consignm More...

Op-Ed

Clarifying shoreland zoning rules

Legislative Report

In my last two articles (The Irregular: “Environmental regulation bills,” July 25, 2012, Page 3 and “Vernal pools & special wildlife habitats,” Aug. More...

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Legislators respond to ‘Stolen Valor’ decision   Several legislative initiatives are moving forward in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision (United States v. More...

Letters

Stop the Utility Corridor through Maine

Bucketlist has been officially added to the Webster’s Dictionary, (not yet in print as to exact meaning, though I take it’s meaning from the movie, “Things to do, or accomplish before one’s death.”  More...

Thank you to Poland Spring, Chinet and Jarden’s Plastics

I would like to thank the people at Poland Spring for donating water to us here at the Farmington Elks. They have donated to a couple of our events here at the Lodge.  More...

A note of thanks

I want to send my sincere thanks to everyone who has sent cards and who has called.  This has meant a lot to me and my family.  Sincerely, James Elliott E.T. Cash Fuel Kingfield   More...

Community & Local News

Frog jumping contest heats up

NEW PORTLAND — Sunday Sept. 16 the New Portland Lions Club Fair will host a Frog Jumping Contest. The contestant signup is at 11:15 a.m. and the contest begins at 11:30 a.m.  More...

Calling all scarecrows

PHILLIPS — The 21st annual Phillips Scarecrow Reunion begins Oct. 6.  All scarecrows must be placed at the scarecrow lot by 10 a.m. Oct. 6. The lot is located in on Main Street at the intersection of Rt. 142 and Rt. More...

Pot roast supper set

NEW PORTLAND -- The New Portland Community Church will host a pot roast supper Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. 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 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Citizenship Day is Monday  The most important office... that of private citizen.  —Justice Louis D. Brandeis  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Cooking with Kale

Kale is easily grown in Maine and it More...