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Student-run newspaper second edition planned - Free Access

Volunteers are crucial to the Strong school’s success; more are needed

STRONG — One quality that makes the Strong Elementary School so outstanding is its community support. Every volunteer is a gift, and the school welcomes those who can give some time, whether it’s once a day, once a week, or once a month. More...

Fire extinguished at Hut site

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thirtyfive volunteer firefighters put out a construction fire covering an acre of land at Maine Huts & Trails’ Stratton Brook Hut site Saturday, Oct. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Runa comes to Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will host the award winning Irish band Runa throughout Maine. The band will perform at the Empire in Portland Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Skye Theatre in South Carthage Wednesday, Nov. 14 and at UCCPA in Unity Thursday, Nov. 15. More...

‘The Cabin Fever Waltz’ recording released - Free Access

Noel Paul Stookey, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra & The Kingfield POPS

BANGOR — Folk music legend Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary has teamed up with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra on a recording of Stookey’s new song, “The Cabin Fever Waltz.” More...

Annual Christmas Show looking for young performers

KINGFIELD — Starting Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m., the Kingfield Rec Dept will be holding dance classes for children 2 years old and older for the Christmas Show planned for Dec. 15.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thompson W. Moore

1927-2012 — He enjoyed camping, working on his house, cribbage, socializing and gardening

AUBURN — Thompson W. Moore Sr., 85, of South Paris, died Friday, Nov. 2, at the Hospice House.  More...

Community & Local News

McCormack appointed HCC Director

Is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the non-profit agency’s operations

FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network President Rebecca Ryder recently announced the appointment of Jennifer McCormack, RN, BSN, MBA, as the director of Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County after serving as interim di More...

Hunters baked bean supper set

SALEM — The annual Hunters Baked Bean Supper will be held at the Salem Community Building from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

‘Mission Impossible’ rescheduled

NEW PORTLAND — The “Mission Impossible: Outdoor Adventure” that was planned for last Wednesday, has been rescheduled for today, Wednesday, Nov. 7. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Daggett Rock work day declared a success

PHILLIPS — Two Saturday mornings ago at the invitation of the Phillips Bicentennial Committee, a crew of volunteers from Phillips and Avon gathered at the end of the Wheeler Hill Road to make the trek up to Daggett Rock.  More...

Strong School Notes

Nov. 8, the Monthly Assembly to Recognize Students begins at 1:45 p.m. in the gym. Visitors are welcome.  The 8th grade annual craft fair is on Sat., Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Space is available for crafters’ tables. More...

Educated educator

Amanda Pingree recently earned an Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. More...

Area Soaked by Sandy

WESTERN MAINE — The Carrabassett River rose high in its banks as Hurricane Sandy made its presence felt here a week ago, but its effects on the area were nothing compared to parts of New Jersey and New York which even as the Irregular went to p More...

Rangeley area hardest-hit by storm in Franklin County

RANGELEY — Firefighters were out all night Monday into Tuesday morning, Oct. More...

Photo

Snowguns roar to life on Sugarloaf at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, with 42 running on Upper Tote Road. More...

FABA changes bylaws

Now officially a region-wide organization to promote Kingfield to Coburn Gore   STRATTON — A special general meeting of the Flagstaff Area Business Association was held Tuesday, Oct. More...

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Retirees beware of auto sales from the “Exchange”   More...

Letters

Thank you volunteer firefighters for your help

Maine Huts & Trails would like to thank the 35 volunteer firefighters that helped us put out a construction fire that affected one acre of land at the Stratton Brook Hut site on Saturday, Oct. 27.  More...

Sixtieth anniversary celebrated at Powers’ farm

We celebrated our 60th anniversary Oct. More...

Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 500

On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Strong Water District, I would like to thank the Scouts for the hours of time they generously donated painting the fire hydrants in Strong.  This was a great community service project provided by Boy Sc More...

Sports & Outdoors

First Year Travel Group Ends Season with SoccerMaine Festival

Local Western Maine United U-11 finished their season Oct. 28 in Augusta with their end of season festival which saw them compete against Bangor, Waterville, Winslow and Yarmouth. More...

Snowmaking begins at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — With flurries falling and temps dropping into the teens Sunday night, Sugarloaf began snowmaking operations in preparation for the 2012-13 season.  Snowguns roared to life at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Always prepared

Saddleback Ski Patrollers began to prepare for the ski season with their annual Ski Patrol Refresher Training, held at Saddleback last weekend. 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

Veterans Day is Sunday  Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.  —Aristotle  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

We all hope and pray that we are never given more than we can bear, but sometimes you have to look around and find that there is always someone else who is hurting more than you. More...