August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Phillips selectmen refuse planning board reappointment

PHILLIPS — A half dozen residents attended the Aug. 10 Phillips Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the majority interested in the reappointment of Ken Ziglar to the Planning Board. More...

Kingfield mil rate unchanged

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Board of Selectmen committed taxes for the 2016 tax year on Aug. 7. The mil rate of 17.5 was unchanged from the previous year.  More...

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Aiyana Savage, 9, of Kingfield sweetens her tea at the Ladies Tea held at the Kingfield Historical House Sunday. See story and more photos on page 5. (Dee Menear photo) More...

Arts & Entertainment

Matthew Byrne to play Farmington - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts

PORTLAND & FARMINGTON — New England Celtic Arts will present Newfoundland’s Matthew Byrne at One Longfellow Square in Portland Wednesday, Aug. 26 and at Old South Congregational Church in Farmington Thursday, Aug. 27. More...

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL DRAMA ON TAP

FARMINGTON — “The Friendship Mutiny,” a children’s musical drama, will be presented at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.  More...

RFA presents the musical comedy ‘Nunsense’

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents Nunsense, a musical comedy, at the Lakeside Theater on Main Street. Five very talented local ladies, accompanied by excellent local musicians, will present this entertaining musical Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edward P. Gilchrist

1939-2015 — He enjoyed spending time with his family

AVON — Edward Philip Gilchrist, 76, passed away Aug. 14, 2015 at his home in Avon with his loving family by his side.  More...

Community & Local News

New books at Stratton library

STRATTON — Wendy Boyle, Librarian for the Stratton Public Library, recently announced the new books added for the month of August.  More...

Program topic is ‘Honey Bees and their Habits’

Lexington/Highland Historical Society

LEXINGTON PLANTATION — The Lexington/Highland Historical Society will be meeting Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. at the History House.  More...

Ladies celebrate Kingfield history

KINGFIELD — About two dozen ladies dressed in their finest attire attended the Ladies Tea and Tour at the Kingfield Historical House Aug. 16. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

WEDNESDAYS KINGFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-5 pm, lawn Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St., Kingfield. 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...

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...

Tranten new Mt. Abram principal

SALEM — “I grew up in a small district and that is what I wanted to come back to,” stated Mt. Abram High School Principal Shelley Tranten. Originally from Illinois, Tranten lived in Florida with her Kingfield native husband, Kyle. More...

Sheriff seeking interest in county ACO

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols has asked county towns for their level of interest in developing a county-wide Animal Control Officer program. More...

Connecticut brothers rescued from Rangeley Lake

RANGELEY — Two brothers from Connecticut were rescued Tuesday, Aug. 11 from Rangeley Lake after one of their kayaks capsized.  The two were in the 55-degree water for about an hour, Fire Rescue Chief Tim Pellerin said.  More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Update

October 15 is General Effective Date for Legislation passed in 2015 More...

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Lisa Brackley of Strong pours a customer's blueberries into a winnower at Hargest Blueberry Farm in Salem. The winnower removes leaves from the fresh picked fruit. The farm's last day was Sunday. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What's your favorite part of the Irregular?

  Gary Howard of Stratton: "I like 'Question of the Week.' You get interesting insight from a variety of people."   Judy Maguire of Stratton: "I like the area news to see what's going on locally.  More...

Letters

Tenth Carrabassett Summer Festival another success

We would like to all of those that attended, helped, shopped, sold, played, danced, donated and enjoyed the 10th annual Carrabassett Summer Festival on Aug. 1. More...

Thank you Poland Spring

On behalf of the Town of Carrabassett Valley mountain bike race organizers and the members of Carrabassett Valley Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association, participants and spectators, we would like to publicly thank Poland Spring for its More...

Sports & Outdoors

Celebrity Classic a huge success

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When John Beaupre of Carrabassett Valley speaks of his late mother, it is always with the hope of sharing the spirit that surrounded her. More...

Darling takes three stroke lead to win his sixth State of Maine Championship

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME – With clearing skies and temperatures in the 60s, five-time champ Bob Darling of Fox Ridge Golf Club, fired a one-over par 73 in today’s final round of the State of Maine Championship at Sugarloaf, to finish three More...

Hall of Famers

July 24, the Maine Forestry Museum inducted two people into its Hall of Fame: Jack Ross (posthumously) and Gaylon “Jeep” Wilcox.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.  —Winston Churchill  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

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