September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rangeley ATV club needs support

RANGELEY — The Rangeley ATV club president and vice president, Mike and Julie Ferguson, are resigning from their posts. The Fergusons have decided to step down because, “They have no help, no funds to help. More...

New directors to be sworn in

KINGFIELD — Selectmen held an emergency meeting Sept. 6 to appoint two new school board directors. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Alasdair Fraser returns to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Alasdair Fraser with Natalie Haas at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Sept. 18. Curtain is at 7 p.m. There is a pre-show jam session 45 minutes prior to curtain. More...

Kingfield Friday Artwalk returns for Crossroads Fest - Free Access

Lena Kendall, Zak Kendall and Seth Wegner play one of their lively and uplifting bluegrass tunes at a recent Artwalk at the Schoolhouse Gallery. More...

Local artist at outdoor museum - Free Access

OQUOSSOC — Ashley Gray, acclaimed wild life artist who placed first in the Masters Interpretive Wood Sculpture category at the 2012 and 2013 Ward World Wildfowl Competition, will appear at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum until Columbus Day More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hugh L. Targett

1935-2013 — He loved old time country music and enjoyed spending time with his family

FARMINGTON — Hugh L. Targett, 78, of Strong, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Saturday Sept. 7, 2013, following a long term illness. More...

Edward Robinson Squibb III

A Memorial Tea

The tea in memory of Edward R. “Ed” Squibb III, who died peacefully July 26, 2013, will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in his home at 53 Riverside Street in Kingfield. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Skeet and trap tournament results

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Region Skeet and Trap Association held its annual Labor Day weekend tournament Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. More...

Cupsuptic Lake Park receives high marks

OQUOSSOC — July 23 the Good Sam RV Club visited Cupsuptic Lake Park and Campground to rate the campground for the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory, as well as its website.  CLPC scored 26.5 out of a possible 30 poin More...

Roadrunners lose opener on the road

Mt. Abram, 1 — Hall-Dale, 2

FARMINGDALE — The Mt. Abram boys’ team lost their Mountain Valley Conference season opener to Hall-Dale 2-1 last week. Never-the-less, “It was a very well played game,” Coach Mark Lopez stated.  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...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Avon mil rate increase, foreclosure discussed

AVON — Avon chair of the board of selectmen, Greta Espeaignnette, reported that the Department of Education commissioner had approved a new school board of 14 members. More...

Fire destroys Tufts home

KINGFIELD — Seven fire departments were called to the home of Tom and Pat Tufts and their son, Michael, the morning of Sept. 9. More...

Transfer station improvements, town manager discussed

RANGELEY — Selectmen met Sept. 3 for a regular meeting to discuss purchases and buy-back of a tax acquired property. A property acquired by the state was allowed to be sold to the original owner for back taxes in the amount of $7,598.90.  More...

Lac-Mégantic devastation two months later

LAC-MÉGANTIC — It has been two months since a train derailment and explosion destroyed the center of a small town in the providence of Quebec. In the early morning hours of July 6, an unattended train rolled into Lac-Mégantic. More...

Op-Ed

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Bill to fund Coast Guard Museum operating expenses is introduced   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What would you most like to change about the federal government?

Debbie Townsend of Stratton: "Politicians need term limits. Pensions and health care should be the same as ours." More...

Letters

Do not wait to speak

Regarding Karen Pease’s commentary “Industrializing Maine’s Rural Mountains” (the Original Irregular, Aug. More...

Rangeley’s Lac-Mégantic fundraiser ends September 18

Soliciting funds is not my forte in life. However, after seeing the destruction in Lac-Mégantic first hand I was not only compelled, but felt it my duty to see if we could raise a few dollars to help these people out. More...

Community & Local News

Summer auction series concludes

FARMINGTON — The summer auction series presented by the Farmington Historical Society, which began in July, concludes at the Old North Church Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.  More...

Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center recently announced that it will host a Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner with coffee and dessert, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

Retired teachers to meet

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Retired Educators will hold its first fall meeting Monday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. More...

News from our Schools

Taking it all in

Brady Mitchell enjoys an ice cream sundae with his dad, Jonah Mitchell at Kingfield Elementary School’s Welcome Back Ice Cream Social last Thursday. More...

Mt. Abram High School Notes

Yearbooks   Yearbooks will go on sale beginning Friday, Sept. 6. They will cost $45 through Oct. 2 and will include free personalization.  Senior Photos   More...

Backpack misuse leads to chronic back pain

The American Chiropractic Association reports on the increase of lower back and neck pain as a result of misuse of backpacks. In one study of kids carrying heavy backpacks, 60 percent reported lower back pain as a result. Dr.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Patriot Day (9- 11) is today  Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.  —Ralph Waldo Emerson   More...

Celtic Crossroads!

In case you hadn’t heard yet, the big Crossroads International Celtic Festival is going on in Franklin and Oxford counties Sept. 11 to 15. Check local schedules online at crossroadscelticfestival. com. More...