This Week’s Cover

Fly Rod Crosby Trail dedicated

PHILLIPS — The Fly Rod Crosby Trail’s official dedication marked the opening of the trail from Phillips to Saddleback. While there’s still work to be done to extend the trail to its completion —Strong to Oquossoc— people had a chance to walk parts of the trail and celebrate its opening in an official dedication ceremony at the Phillips Community Center […]

Kingfield’s tax rate to increase half a mil

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s tax rate will be up a half mill from 14 to 14.5, which Selectmen Chair Heather Moody said is reflective of conservative town budgeting and a MSAD #58 school board budget that was sharply reduced. Moody pointed out that most taxpayers will see an increase of around $30. There will be a $21,000 overlay and $300,000 surplus. […]

Festival donates $500 to Ayotte Fund

By BJ Bangs Irregular Staff Writer CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local youth ski and snowboard athletic scholarships received a boost last week when Karen Campbell, chair of the Carrabassett Summer Festival and an ardent supporter of the Ayotte Fund presented the fund with a $500 check. The Ayotte Fund helps youths in the greater MSAD #58 area access ski and snowboard […]

Phillips to celebrate outdoor heritage

PHILLIPS — The outdoors will take center stage the weekend of Sept. 7 and 8 in what organizer Rick Rodgers hopes will become an annual event —the Phillips Outdoor Heritage Days. A recreational safety coordinator for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Rogers said the fall timing is perfect for this event because people are starting to think about […]

Chamber announces Strategic Plan

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2012 Strategic Plan. After many months of meetings, workshops, and networking, the Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Directors approved the proposed plan. “2012 has been a year of transformation and growth for the chamber. We’ve restructured to realign with what matters most —our members,” said Scott Landry, […]

Navigators come to Maine

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in conjunction with Music Newfoundland will present The Navigators at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, Aug. 29 and at Unity Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Aug. 30. Curtain at Unity is 7:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Skye. A preshow jam session starts at both venues one hour prior […]

George Keith & Friends return to Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host popular Boston Irish fiddler George Keith and friends at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, Sept. 2. Curtain is at 7 p.m. with a pre-show jam starting at 6:15. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments. George Keith’s family has owned property in Carthage for many years. Each year they […]

Rangeley chorus to ‘travel the world’

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present its final concert of the summer season Aug. 29 at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rangeley Community Chorus will take concertgoers on an adventure traveling through song to places throughout the U.S. and around the world. From a river in the Czech Republic to […]

Locals to open for Tillery