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Moose crashes on the rise

FRANKLIN COUNTY — In an attempt to increase the public awareness of the high rate of moose crashes in Franklin County, specifically in the northern areas of the county, the Franklin County Sheriff’s department has issued a reminder to mot More...

Festival of the Arts sees new director

Pat Johnson resigns after 13 years as volunteer organizer for Kingfield POPS

KINGFIELD — Pat Johnson has been a volunteer in Kingfield since she arrived here with her husband Curtis in 2000. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Makem & Spain Brothers to perform - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts in collaboration with Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will present the Makem & Spain Brothers at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley Monday, Aug. 12 with the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, at Mahoosuc Arts in Bethel Tuesday, Aug. More...

Bluegrass Picnic Lawn Party on tap - Free Access

Tricky Britches, Absentees to play

FARMINGTON — Music and community spirit are the featured offerings at a festive lawn party hosted this summer at the Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine Farmington campus. More...

Downeast Brass returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts is teaming up with Rangeley Lake Cruises and Loon Lodge to bring back the hugely successful Music From the Lake event.  More...

Community & Local News

CARRABASSETT CELEBRATES SUMMER - Free Access

Summer fest a fine time

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Eighth Annual Carrabassett Summer Festival to benefit the Ayotte Scholarship Fund was held on the afternoon of Aug 3. More...

Prayer service for Lac-Mégantic set

RANGELEY — “Prayers for Lac-Mégantic,” an interfaith prayer service for our Canadian friends in Lac- Mégantic, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Everyone is welcome.  More...

Reading Rescue rig on last run for summer

PHILLIPS — The Reading Rescue and Lending Library vehicle will be making its last rounds for the summer next week Monday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 14. More...

Sports & Outdoors

AJGA Junior Championships held at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Jack Porcelli of Princeton, N.J. staged a late rally to come from behind and win the American Junior Golf Association Coca- Cola Junior Championship today, narrowly defeating runner-up Drake Hull of Rutland, Vt. More...

Rangeley Ducks Unlimited event August 10

RANGELEY — Rangeley’s Ducks Unlimited event will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Rangeley Inn. The social hour (BYOB) and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. the dinner starts at 7 p.m.  More...

Outdoor Adventure Run arrives August 24

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Outdoor Adventure Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 24.  The 5K and 10K run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. (walkers 9:15 a.m.) A children’s Mini R. O. A. R. begins at 9 a.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.  —Woodrow Wilson  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Little did we know that there was a celebrity living right in New Portland, Maine. In the July issue of the Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine, investigator Ted Arsen of Lindenhurst, N.Y. More...

Warden says hiker never made it to Spaulding lean-to - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — About 120 wardens and trained search and rescue volunteers spent Sunday searching a 4.2- square-mile section off of the Appalachian Trail for hiker Geraldine “Gerry” Largay. According to Lt. More...

RSU #58 to increase directors to 14

SALEM — The RSU #58 reapportionment committee meet July 29 to decide how to increase directors throughout the district to spread votes evenly among the towns. More...

Town office announces important dates

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield town office has several important dates to announce. The office will close at 1 p.m. Aug. 7 for training. It will reopen as normal Aug 8.  More...

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School board members wanted

The towns and citizens of Avon, Kingfield, Phillips and Strong are seeking interested community members to join the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors as it is doubling in size from seven to 14 members. More...

Legislative Update

Property Tax Relief Program replaced More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clayton M. ‘Tiger’ Bragdon

1952-2013 — He will be greatly missed by his family & all his dear friends & devoted patrons

Tiger was born in Rochester, N.H. on October 6, 1952, the son of Clayton M. and Abbie A. (Hatch) Bragdon. He grew up on a farm in Lebanon, Maine with his brothers, Timmy and Emil. More...

Evangeline Audrey Forrester

1928-2013 — She enjoyed drawing, watercolors, hiking, & was involved with the Penobscot Nation

BIDDEFORD — Evangeline Audrey Forrester, 85, started her journey as E. Audrey Powers Aug. 15, 1928, in Rangeley and completed it with our Lord Thursday, June 25, 2013, in Biddeford. Ah, but what a journey. More...

Stephen Malieswski

1964-2013 — He loved being outdoors with family and friends

WAYLAND, Mass. — Stephen Malieswski, 49, died peacefully in the care and comfort of his family at his residence Sunday, July 28, 2013 following a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Somerville June 22, 1964 the son of the late John F. More...

News from our Schools

Pre-kindergarten program starting

STRATTON — Stratton Elementary School will be offering a pre-kindergarten program this year beginning Sept. 4. Parents must provide transportation.  Classes will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. More...

Locals on dean’s list

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Allison Dubois of Strong and Parker Kennedy of Kingfield have been named to Plymouth State University’s dean’s list. 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...

backtracks

New Restaurants in Eustis (reprint from 1975) - Free Access

(Editor's note: this is reprinted in its entirety and as it ran in the Sugarloaf Irregular, Nov. 17, 1975, Vol. 9, No. 5.)

Opening of hunting season is a busy time in the Stratton and Eustis areas. The relative calm of the lower Valley, the Carrabassett-Kingfield end, doesn’t prepare you for the Christmas vacation week atmosphere of the two more northern villages. More...