November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

State announces hard-times ahead

Irregular Staff AUGUSTA - - As local MSAD #58 and MSAD #9 superintendents prepare school board members and administrators for an anticipated crisis to come, Augusta last week made the news official. Governor John E. More...

Snowmaking makes it happen at Sugarloaf

Irregular Staff CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf kicked off the 2008-09 winter season on Friday, Nov. 21, opening with skiing and riding on five trails covering 1,750 vertical feet —all serviced by the SuperQuad chairlift. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Northfield Christmas concerts scheduled

FARMINGTON — Northfield, the Farmington based early music vocal ensemble, will be celebrating the season in song in three concerts in November and December. More...

Teachers Lounge Mafia comedy troupe to perform

FARMINGTON — On Dec. 5 and 6, audiences are invited to the inaugural performance of western Maine's new comedy troupe, Teachers Lounge Mafia, in Stale Milk & Sour Cookies: An Evening of Irreverent Holiday Comedy, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Seeking baby food jars

To the editor: On Dec. 6 the Wilhelm Reich Museum will host Breakfast with Santa again. The elves busy are preparing crafts for Santa's Workshop. One of our popular crafts is snow globes and to do this we need baby food jars of all sizes. More...

Touched by 'Goodboy'

To the editor: Would like to commend the Original Irregular and writer Whit Horn story, "Good-Bye 'Goodboy'" —the story of a Great Dog (Irregular Nov. 5, 2008, Page 3). More...

Eighth grade class spirits uplifted

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Wayfarers' Club provided a wonderful turkey dinner to the employees of Reed/Reed Contractors, Sargent Corporation, and Maine Drilling & Blasting. More...

Community & Local News

RSU public meeting set for January 15

Rangeley Board of Education

RANGELEY -- A Special Board of Education meeting was held Nov. 13, with board members Ginny Nuttall, Barbara Burgess, Mary Vacarro, Harold Schaetzle and Pam Ellis present, according to the recently released minutes of the meeting. More...

Selectmen appoint new planning board members

KINGFIELD -- Selectmen Neal McCurdy and Heather Moody hosted a Special Town Meeting on Nov. 17 that yielded a favorable vote to refinance the town's fire station. More...

Kingfield Water District Trustees to meet Dec. 1

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Water District Board of Trustees recently released its agenda for its next meeting, Monday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingfield Elementary School. More...

News from our Schools

Carrabec releases honor roll

NORTH ANSON — Carrabec High School recently released its first quarter honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. More...

Now serving...

Stratton 8th grade students Jared Clukey (left to right), Matt Beauregard, Jill Howard, Ayla Haines and Shelby Royce hold donations received when they waited tables at the Wayfarers' Club dinner last week to raise funds for their class trip in the sp More...

AllStar school citizens

Kingfield teacher Marco Aliberti is at it again as he dons his chef's hat and whips up a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon and orange juice for the Breakfast of Champions. This month's recipients received their breakfast last Friday. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Thanksgiving is Thursday

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. —E.P. Powell If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Nine members of the Red Hat Society in Kingfield met in November at Tufullio's Restaurant in Carrabassett Valley. The "girls" enjoyed a wonderful dinner with everyone present receiving a door prize. More...

Someone to be thankful for

Ending hunger in Maine

KINGFIELD — There paced the rigorous walk of a woman who gleamed with a friendly face, wore a colorful yellow hard hat and a yellow sweatshirt. More...

Consolidation issue comes to rest

KINGFIELD - - The MSAD #58 monthly meeting revealed some interesting yet refreshing facts about the State Reorganization Law and the way the local school board will proceed. More...

It has begun!

Jake Charles plays in Sugarloaf's mini park on opening weekend. (Ethan Austin photo) More...

Op-Ed

Cartoon

   More...

Cartoon

   More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

With Thanksgiving on Thursday, can you tell us something that you're thankful for?

Megan Sorel, of Freeman: "I am thankful for all of my family." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Evelyn O'Connor

1927-2008 — She loved skiing on Sugarloaf

HANOVER — Doris Evelyn (Waters) O'Connor, 81, of Hanover, was received into God's eternal care Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at Homewood at Plum Creek. Married June 25, 1960, she was the wife of the late Gilbert James O'Connor who died Feb. More...

Ruth Sterling Buxton

1923-2008 — She touched so many lives with her kindness, compassion and caring

FARMINGTON — Ruth Sterling Buxton, 85, of Strong, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. She was born in Bingham, Aug. More...

Irene Corson

She will be missed by many and remembered by all

KINGFIELD — Irene Corson, 82, of Kingfield beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully Monday morning November 17, 2008 in Portland at the Maine Medical Center. For over 50 years she was the wife of Norman R. More...

Sports & Outdoors

It's good to be sliding down the slopes!

Everyone was smiling at Sugarloaf this weekend. The mountain opened on Friday. Touted as the "best opening day snow ever" it was seasonably cold and the skiing was great. (Steve Mitman photos) More...

Golf champ again

Carrabec's Shawn Keenan repeats as Class C State Golf Champion. He shot a 73 at Natanis golf course on Oct 18, 2008. (Photo courtesy Mary Keenan) More...

Sugarloaf to host Holiday Hill Climb

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- While most skiers spend the majority of their time travelling down the mountain, Sugarloaf will pay homage to those who prefer to ski uphill during the first ever Holiday Hill Climb on Dec. 27. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY MONDAY WORKSHOP: EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING ORIENTATION — 10 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req'd.: 1-800-982-4311. More...

Christmas Fairs

From painting to pottery, dolls to dish towels, local artisans have special gift ideas for those special people on your gift-giving lists. 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. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...