June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Skowhegan Savings saves Phillips, Stratton banks

KINGFIELD — The Philips and Stratton branches of Camden National Bank will remain open under a purchase agreement between the current bank and Skowhegan Savings Bank. More...

Though retired, he’s still working

William Neimi, of Kingfield, rototills a garden in Freeman for Frank and Mary Lou Melber Monday morning. The recent rains have really helped to green up everything, as seen in this photo. More...

Arts & Entertainment

McAuley and Horan come to Skye, Phillips - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present Mick McAuley, Winifred Horan and Colm O’Caoimh at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison Tuesday, June 11, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, June 12 and at Phillips Area Community Ce More...

Kreativity Center update

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — KC’s Kreativity Center recently issued an update on the activities it plans for the spring and summer.  The center continues to offer pottery every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Mallett Brothers to play Moose Alley

The Mallett Brothers Band will have a CD release party Saturday, June 8 at Moose Alley in Rangeley. The show starts at 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William John (Jack) McKee Jr.

1924-2013 — He took immense interest in community affairs in Franklin County

FARMINGTON — William John (Jack) McKee Jr. of Kingfield passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington.  More...

Rowena H. Reed

1919-2013 — Her ready smile greeted anyone arriving at her door

AUBURN — Rowena H. Reed, 94, of Strong, died peacefully, May 23, 2013, at the Hospice House in Auburn.  More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Pharmacy Robbed

KINGFIELD—The Western Maine Pharmacy, located on Main Street in Kingfield, was robbed late afternoon Monday, June 3 by a woman described as having a gun and wearing a hooded sweatshirt. More...

Stratton school celebrates

STRATTON — Two days after the town of Eustis voted in its new school board and interim superintendent, Stratton Elementary School celebrated student and staff successes. More...

Sugarloaf announces $2.9 million in improvements

Upgrades include 200 new lowenergy snowguns, expanded terrain, and new 30-person outdoor hot tub

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After a winter that set all-time records for skier-visits and revenue, Sugarloaf announced nearly $3 million in capital investment last week, including new snowmaking technology, continued terrain expansion, and a new 30-p More...

News from our Schools

MTA Senior breakfast kicks off senior week

SALEM — Graduating students and their families were served breakfast by the Mt. Abram High School staff May 31. This yearly tradition is the start of senior week leading up to graduation on June 7.  More...

Masons’ Bikes for Books program encourages reading

KINGFIELD — The Mt. Abram Masonic Lodge #204 sponsored the third annual Bikes for Books program at Kingfield Elementary School. This is a reading incentive program for grades K to 8. More...

Staci Plog awarded scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National office of the American Legion Auxiliary recently announced the winner of the National President’s Scholarship of 2013.  This one-year scholarship has been awarded to Staci Plog of Madrid Township. More...

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Storm causes extensive damage to area - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — A severe thunderstorm ripped through the mountains of western Maine late in the afternoon June 2, bringing with it threats of tornados and flooding. More...

Training bomb leads to bomb training

PHILLIPS — Early on the morning of May 28, a bus driver checking over a bus for the day, discovered what was thought to be a pipe bomb on a reserve bus in the fleet. More...

Just in time; - Free Access

Kingfield Days a go

KINGFIELD — “The rumors are true, Kingfield Festival Days is on!” according to organizer Emily Hatfield. The annual three-day festival will fall on July 19, 20 and 21. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

GI Bill improvements move forward in the House   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you think the new name of the Eustis School Administrative Unit should be?

Brandon Wyman, age 11 of Stratton: “Flagstaff and Stratton Elementary and Middle School.” More...

Letters

Vote Judy Dill for school board…

I write this letter to ask for your support in voting for Judy Dill as your continuing school board member for the next three year term. This vote will take place at the June 15 Town Meeting being held at the Kingfield Elementary School.  More...

Sugarloaf Golf Course update

On behalf of the Sugarloaf Golf Course Greens Committee, I want to take a minute to update the community and surrounding areas on the amazing progress we have made in the past few years.  As most people know, we have just completed a $1.4 millio More...

We object to Webster Hall rental policies for non-profits

In response to the article “Webster Hall rental policies renewed” (The Original Irregular, May 15, 2013, Page 9), we wish to express our disappointment that the use of Webster Hall by non-profits will include a $5 per hour fee and a $25 c More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram girls win Preliminary Play-Off

Mt. Abram 8, Sacopee Valley 6

SALEM — Mt. Abram withstood a seven inning comeback bid to beat Sacopee Valley, 8-6, in a Western Maine Class C softball preliminary round game, Monday afternoon.  No. 8 Mt. More...

Heidi Deery named to basketball hall of fame

WORCESTER, Mass. — Heidi Deery has been named to the 2013 New England Basketball Hall of Fame. More...

WMYSA soccer camp kicks off June 24

SALEM — Two co-ed summer soccer camps will be held this year from June 24 to 27 at Mt. Abram High School. The registration deadline is June 19.  Classic Camp   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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

Flag Day is Friday  There is not a thread in it but scorns self-indulgence, weakness and rapacity.  —Charles Evans Hughes  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

What a treat this week when I had a chance to talk with one of my Central High School classmates, Butch Knowles in Newport News, Va. More...