February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Successful Orbeton Stream Project celebrated

PHILLIPS — “Wow! More...

Arts & Entertainment

Mari Black to perform in Farmington & Mexico - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

New England Celtic Arts will present the current reigning Glenfiddich Scottish and Canadian Maritime fiddle champion Mari Black and her trio at the Mexico Maine Congregational Church Wednesday, March 4 and at North Church in Farmington for the Farmin More...

‘Anthropology’

A Maine premiere for those who love winter

Saturday, March 7, get your blood pumping with the Maine premiere of “Anthropology,” a snowboarding movie being shown at Sugarloaf. More...

Sugarloaf Ski Club Snowball coming

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The 20th annual Sugarloaf Ski Club Snowball will feature North of Nashville Saturday, March 14 in the King Pine Room of the Base Lodge. North of Nashville will entertain attendees after the Country Buffet. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald J. Brackett Jr.

1928-2015 — His stories, all of his unique sayings and his infectious smile will be missed

PHILLIPS — Gerald (“Junior,” “Jake”) James Brackett Jr., 86, of Exeter, died Feb. 13, 2015 at the Westgate Manor in Bangor, with his loving family at his side.  More...

Melba Chodosh

1926-2015 — She was known for her grace, her love of family and friends

OQUOSSOC & NEW YORK CITY — Melba Chodosh, 88, a resident of Oquossoc, Maine and New York City, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 with her loving family by her side. More...

Patricia ‘Patsy’ Page

1928-2015 — She and her husband, Roger, owned Roger Page Ski Shops

FARMINGTON — Patricia “Patsy” Page, 87, of Rangeley, died peacefully at Sandy River Rehabilitation Center Valentine’s Day 2015.  Patsy was born in Ridley Park, Pa. Feb. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rangeley wins regional championship

AUGUSTA — The Rangeley Lady Lakers moved through the Maine High School Invitational Tournament brackets last week to become the Girls Class D West Champions. More...

Five CVA Students heading to China

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Five CVA student athletes have qualified for the World Junior Snowboard Championships in Yabuli, China, March 8 to 16. All five athletes will be competing in snowboarder cross.  More...

Up and away

Rangeley’s Taylor Esty goes up for a shot in Saturday’s regional finals against Richmond. 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...

Kingfield business discusses expansion, TIF

KINGFIELD — Selectmen in Kingfield met Feb. 16 for the first time in a month due to a weather cancellation of the Feb. 2 meeting. Walter Kilbreth of ARC Enterprises Inc. More...

Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trail

Connecting community, history to the trail

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Larry Warren has been working diligently over the last several years to develop a non-motorized heritage trail that would extend from Kingfield north to Coburn Gore. More...

New timber harvesting standards considered

AVON — The Avon Board of Selectmen met Maine Forest Service District Forester Patty Cormier and Code Enforcement Officer Tom Marcotte to discuss Shore Land Zoning in the town of Avon.  More...

Prime conditions for outdoor enthusiasts

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Except for one day of reprieve, freezing temperatures prevailed in most areas throughout the past week.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is the one thing that you are better at than absolutely anyone else?

Jess Frost of Embden: “Being a mom.” More...

Letters

OTB in Carrabassett Valley

It’s nice to see the bowling alley coming along. Lots of space. Wouldn’t it be nice to see off track betting come to the Valley?  Why not??  Yours, Richard Dzvileski Freeman Township   More...

It’s great to know there are people out there that care

Thank you to some very nice young men who tended out on Vi and I.  We had no water. So, Vi called Don Handrahan and it was early. He contacted John Maynard who came over as soon as possible. He contacted Alan Stewart of the water district. More...

‘Stuff A Bus’ a great success

The Stratton/Eustis Food Pantry would like to send out a Big Thank You to all who work so hard and to all those who gave so generously to the “Stuff A Bus” project during the Polar Blast weekend.  It surely gave our pantry and our v More...

Community & Local News

Business Basics class offered

FARMINGTON — A free Business Basics class is being offered Monday, March 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community office, 108 Perham Street, Suite A.  More...

Marshall receives certification as Reach Social Branding Analyst

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall, CEO of Nancy Marshall Communications, has recently become certified as a Reach Social Branding Analyst, and is currently a Certified 360Reach Analyst and Personal Branding Strategist. More...

County Jail hires Parker

Victoria Parker of Kingfield recently left a part time clerical job at the Franklin County Courthouse for a full time position at the Franklin County Jail. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASS — 5:30- 6:30 pm, Western Mountains Baptist Church, Rt. 27, New Portland. All ages, fitness levels. More...

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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Only put off until tomorrowwhat you are willing to diehaving left undone. —Pablo Picasso If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

I couldn’t believe it when I saw the photograph in a recent Irregular of the birthday of Michelle Shirley formerly of Kingfield. It was 25 years ago that I took a photo and did the story on Michelle’s birth.  More...