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Irregular nabs four awards

PHOTO: The Sugarloaf Magazine, published for the 2003-2004 season, was recently awarded first place by the Maine Press Association in its Better Newspaper Contest in the category, Supplement/Special Section. The Irregular’s Sugarloaf Magazine has been a consistent winner in this category since the newspaper began competing in the contest in 1996. As a whole, the Irregular and its seasonal guides […]

Rainy weather dampens summer business

FRANKLIN COUNTY — “Its great, it’s okay. It’s the same, it’s worse. Reports are all over the place,” Eveyln McAllister, Executive Director of the Rangeley Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, said when asked how businesses had faired this past summer.While numbers were still being tabulated, McAllister said, “If we can end up the same as last year, that will be […]

The scarecrows are back!

“Dudley Family Cookout” took second place in the family category at the recent Phillips Scarecrow Reunion. (Caroline King photo)

Kingfield traffic calming report issued

KINGFIELD — Selectmen recently received the written report containing traffic calming recommendations from Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers Inc. and Terrance J. Dewan Associates.The report, which identifies the needs and problematic traffic areas identified during a public meeting held in Kingfield in March, provides a number of prioritized suggestions.The report, which describes Route 27, as “the principal highway connecting the state of […]

Repairs to gym floor

RANGELEY — During a special Board of Education meeting held Sept. 23, school board members approved a contract with O’Sullivan Flooring of Massachusetts to repair and refinish the Rangeley Lakes Regional School’s gym floor.The $17,800 project, approved as part of the school budget, will repair the existing floor and the gymnasium roof. The contract will include sanding the floor, repainting […]

Kingfield to host municipal meeting

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield selectmen will host a special meeting of municipal officials from towns in SAD #58 to discuss the impact of the proposed tax cap.The meeting will be held at Webster Hall on Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. SAD 58 Superintendent Quenten Clark and Michael Starns of the Maine Municipal Association will both be available to […]

Three charged; police seize drugs

STRATTON — Two people were charged for drug trafficking Sept. 18 after Maine State Police investigated a complaint about a residence in Stratton.Four state troopers, a drug enforcement agent and a state forest ranger seized 78 pounds of marijuana, 35 grams of hashish and 23 grams of psilocybin mushrooms at the home of Justin Kuhni on Reservoir Road about 1:30 […]

Road closure unresolved

NEW PORTLAND — About 20 residents met Tuesday night, Sept. 21 to act on four articles at a special town meeting. Bertrand Dyer was elected as the moderator.An article considering whether the Greatworks Road should be discontinued as a town way was passed over, because the town was unable to clear up the issue of access to Lawrence Pope’s property […]

Sappier replaces Dana as Chief

PENOBSCOT INDIAN NATION — James Sappier was elected as Chief during the tribe’s general election held on Sept. 11. In a close election, Sappier beat incumbent Barry Dana by 31 votes.Michael Bear was re-elected as Vice Chief, beating challenger Watie Akins by 286 votes.Mike Sockalexis was elected as the Tribal Representative. As a result, he will resign from the Tribal […]