Zoning ordinance committee discussed

KINGFIELD — After a Public Hearing with no public comments on Oct. 15, selectmen approved the annual update to the General Assistance Ordinance.Selectmen appointed Amy K. Grant (D), as a Ballot Clerk replacing Joan Neimi.Members tabled for study an $11,404.60 quote from Stevens Electric & Pump Service Inc. for installation of emergency generator connections at 18 wastewater pump station sites.Selectmen […]

Cover Photo – Saucy!

Emma Dimock, of North Star Apple Orchards looks on as Silvia Xenia, aged 3-and-half, learns how to make applesauce from Emma’s grandmother, Judy. The Dimock family-run apple farm holds an applesauce Sunday celebration every year when participants get to taste delicious homemade applesauce with toppings of their choice. (Ramona Du Houx photo)

Kingfield Water District: Flushing notice

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District recently announced that it will be conducting maintenance flushing from Oct. 22 thru 26.This will be primarily performed during the evening hours in hopes that the community will not experience any inconvenience.Note that the possibility of lower than normal pressure, discolored water, chlorine smell and taste could be experienced.The district apologizes beforehand for any […]

Strong Elementary School: Bullying prevention program kicks off

STRONG — It is a beautiful, sunny morning in Strong as the students fill the gym. The air is buzzing with energy and their voices are loud and clear as they sing “America the Beautiful.” They are ready to listen to Felecia Pease, their principal. “What if you took the opportunity to brighten someone’s life each day?” What a concept! “What […]

Stratton-Eustis Lion’s Club: Ashley Haines wins poster contest

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ashley Haines, a seventh grade student at the Phillips Elementary School, has taken the first step in becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Stratton-Eustis Lion’s Club after judging was held at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sugarloaf Wednesday night. Haines’ poster won the overall grand prize.Haines’ poster is among the […]

A meditation on nature in the Rangeley area

RANGELEY — Solitary excursions through nature often create experiences that cannot be easily shared. No one will ever fully understand; time, place and state of mind can never be replicated or completely communicated. That said, George Adams has come as close as anyone to showing the rest of us his reverence for nature and what it means to him to […]

Memorial benches well received in Kingfield

KINGFIELD –- The American Legion and Auxiliary Memorial Monument now has a new look thanks to a donation from the Cole Foundation and Land Transportation Museum, and the efforts of American Legion Commander Bert Dyer of North New Portland. Kingfield is in receipt of two new etched memorial benches made from Maine granite in honor of Vietnam Veterans. The benches […]

Here, there, everywhere and back again! Couple brings limo service to Phillips

PHILLIPS –- So here’s the who, what, where, when and why Franklin County deserves to get a new limousine service located in friendly-ole Phillips, Maine.After growing up in the towns of Phillips and Strong, and graduating from Phillips High School, Lynn White left Franklin County to serve two apprenticeships. One was an enlistment in the U.S. Army to serve in […]

Be not afraid

Many people have voiced their apprehension about consolidation, and their feelings are very understandable. However, change is something we cannot avoid, and even changes that may seem like threats at first can open the door to great opportunities.Through consolidation, we have the chance to take something great and make it even better. The combined strengths of both districts should broaden […]

Global Warming: the other side of the issue

I am writing this to offer some arguments and data regarding global climate change that may cast some doubt in your readers minds regarding anthropogenic climate change as posited by Dr. Perlingieri in a recent Irregular Commentary (The Irregular, Oct. 10, 2007 “Global Warming: a reality check,” Page 3.)vI am not a climate scientist, but as a surgeon and graduate […]