June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Houston, Mitman take top honors

SALEM — Senior Emma Houston has been named Mt. Abram’s Class of 2014 Valedictorian. The Kingfield resident has plans to attend University of Maine at Orono in the fall. More...

Massachusetts teen critically injured in Rangeley rollover

RANGELEY — A Massachusetts teenager was critically injured Sunday night, June 1, when the car she was a passenger in rolled over at the bottom of Dodge Pond Hill on Route 4, police Chief Dennis Leahy said Monday.  Two others were injured i More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ashelin to play Skye, Phillips - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & PHILLIPS — New England Celtic Arts will present Ashelin, Newfoundland’s highly acclaimed Celtic-Pop band, at Skye Theatre in South Carthage Wednesday, June 11 and at Phillips Area Community Hall Thursday, June 12. More...

New to the guild - Free Access

  “Place I,” a hand-colored relief print (about 4” x 1.75”), is among the works RJ Gray Jr. will be showing at the High Peaks Artisans Guild Gallery beginning this month. More...

Duncan Miller exhibits at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Duncan Miller of Livermore will be feted at an Open House Reception Friday, June 6 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Merle Clark Allen

1939-2014 — He was very active in the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club

LEWISTON — Merle Clark Allen Sr., 75, of Rangeley, died Sunday May 25, 2014 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 8, 1939 in Lewiston, a son of Robert and Charlotte (Clark) Allen. More...

Michael G. Bolduc

1955-2014 — Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Michael Gerard Bolduc, 58, of Sandy River Plantation passed away at his home May 29, 2014.  More...

Betty Jane Badger Atkinson

Gravesite Gathering

A gathering of family and friends will be held for Betty Jane Badger Atkinson, of Phillips, who died Jan. 15, 2014, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Sugarloaf Golf Club opens June 6

Course welcomes new club Superintendent Shaun Osborne

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf Club, Maine’s premier golf course, will kick off its 29th season Friday, June 6. Sugarloaf is the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. More...

The MAPS Brigade Fighting Cancer Since 2006

Relay for Life

PHILLIPS — In spite of heavy rain throughout the afternoon and early evening, members of the Phillips Elementary School Student Council’s Relay for Life team hit the track at the Farmington Fairgrounds for another year of walking laps to More...

MTA spring sports awards June 11 - Free Access

SALEM — This year, the MTA Boosters will be hosting a dinner to honor all of the spring athletes on Wednesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. The Boosters will supply hamburgers and hot dogs. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

WHOZIT CORRECTION

Wrong Whozit answer   In the April 30, 2014 issue of the Original Irregular, for the Whozit on Page 4, the answer (on page 21) should have been: Evelyn Norton 1984.   More...

Thought for the Week

Flag Day is Saturday, June 14  We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.  —Justice William J. Brennan   More...

MSAD #58 school budget passes

SALEM — Approximately 125 residents of MSAD #58 district towns attended the School Budget meeting May 28. The proposed budget of $9,074,820 was slightly lower than last year’s proposed budget of $9,258,758. More...

Phillips road temporarily closed to trucks

PHILLIPS — The Board of Selectmen in Phillips voted to allow for temporary posting “No through trucks” signs on Bragg Corner Road. The road has a failed culvert which has brought a portion of the road down to a single lane. More...

Sugarloaf Golf Club opens June 6

Course welcomes new club Superintendent Shaun Osborne

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf Club, Maine’s premier golf course, will kick off its 29th season Friday, June 6. Sugarloaf is the number one golf course in Maine, according to Golf Digest. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

VA secretary resigns   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What advice would you give to graduating seniors?

Staci Emery of New Portland, “Live in the moment.” More...

Letters

Our leash laws need more teeth

Saturday of Memorial Day weekend we had the graveside funeral for my mother. It was perfect, a perfect ceremony and a perfect gathering, except for PACKS OF DOGS RUNNING AT LARGE who attacked a dog on leash in my yard.  More...

Beware a bear population explosion

If the anti-bear hunting referendum passes there will be a population explosion of bears in Maine. Since the food source for the bears is limited, the bears will seek food in homes. They will harass and possibly consume pet cats and dogs. More...

Community & Local News

Kingfield Farmers’ Market opens this Thursday

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Farmers’ Market is moving from Wednesdays to Thursdays, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 5.  It will have the same hours, 3 to 6 p.m., and is at the same location, in front of Schoolhouse Gallery. More...

Farmington Farmers’ Market returns

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Farmers Market meets Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The winter market at the grange is closed now.  The market is in the State Courthouse parking lot on Main Street, from May thru October. More...

Ladies’/community breakfast set

OQUOSSOC — The next Ladies’/Community Breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be Wednesday, June 11 at Gingerbread House on Main Street from 7 to 9 a.m.  Anyone who has a special dietary need is urged to call in advance so r More...

News from our Schools

Countdown to graduation

Mt. Abram High School Seniors Greg Siekman and Maggie Elliott enjoy a laugh in the breakfast line during Senior Breakfast. More...

Mt. Abram honor seniors announced

SALEM — Officials at Mt. More...

Carrabec’s class of 2014 graduates Sunday

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School’s graduation is Sunday, June 8, beginning at 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, 160 North Main Street.  For more information, call 635-2296 or visit the website http://chs.msad74.org/.   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. More...