January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Norton reaches milestone from the line

SALEM -- There's only been two girls from the Mt. Abram Roadrunner basketball program to ever achieve a 1,000 point season; both under the coaching reigns of Doug Lisherness. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ski Museum of Maine

Slideshow recounts Maine skiing history

RANGELEY — Maine's skiing history goes back farther than any other New England state. A Mainer wrote America's first book on skiing. A Maine company built the world's tallest ski jump and the first chairlift in the East. More...

Literacy Volunteers to show movie

SKOWHEGAN — Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m., Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties will show "Slumdog Millionaire" at the Strand Theater. More...

Contra dance planned February 14

FARMINGTON — The next contra dance is Valentine's Day at the Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road. just before Route 27 leaves Route 4. The caller will be Cynthia Phinney and the band, The Racket Factory. More...

Letters

Looking for a bacon and cheese bread recipe

To the editor: Perhaps you can help me find the source for a bacon and cheese bread recipe. My son had some a year or two ago from a local store (Ayottes?) and asked me to get him some. More...

Fundraiser elicits overwhelming response

To the editor: Wow, we did not anticipate the overwhelming response we received for the Porter House fundraiser last Wednesday - -what an amazing show of community support! More...

To ALL who supported the Porter House employees

To the editor: Jan. 14 was as cool as it gets. People from all corners of our Western Mountains came together because of a house. More...

Community & Local News

CoRRECTIoNS

In the Maine Mountain Snowmobiling insert from the Jan. 21, 2009 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, "Polar Blast Returns," on Page 8, More...

Home vegetable garden course offered

WESTERN MAINE — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be teaching a four-part course on how to grow vegetables in the home garden. More...

CVA 'Big Raffle' and auction on tap

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— On Saturday, Feb. 21 the Parent Support Organization of Carrabassett Valley Academy will hold its annual Big Raffle and Auction at the Sugarloaf Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board

School lunch program deficit projected

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Regional School Board of Education recently released the minutes from its Jan. 15 meeting at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. It also released the agenda for the next meeting, Jan. 27. More...

Free workshops for adults going to college

RUMFORD & SOUTH PARIS — Adults considering college are invited to participate in free college-planning workshops sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center. More...

Name that place

Winners and runners-up of each Kingfield class, grades 5 through 8, participated in the National Geographic Geography Bee last week. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Ground Hog Day is Monday

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring. —W.J. Vogel. If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

It's Seafood for ME

It's shrimp season already! And we've been eating lobsters all fall with the great prices. So why not add to the flavors with shrimp and scallops? More...

Clark readies communities for possible admin shuffle

KINGFIELD -- The MSAD #58 School Board of Directors met last Thursday, Jan. 22. Superintendent Quenten Clark unleashed the beginning of public debate on a topic that is certain to become heated in future budget talks. More...

John Christie Day planned for Saddleback

RANGELEY -- On Saturday, Jan. 31, Saddleback Maine will host John Christie Day to honor Christie, a lauded member of the Ski Museum of Maine's Hall of Fame, its past President and founding member. More...

Great conditions draw hundreds to Snodeo

RANGELEY — Mother Nature delivered the goods for the second year in a row as hundreds of snowmobile and winter enthusiasts descended on Rangeley last weekend for the annual three-day Snodeo Festival and found ideal snowmobile riding condition More...

Op-Ed

Remembering Saddleback

One warm spring day in 1972 an old friend of mine in the banking business called me in my office at Mount Snow, Vt. More...

Political Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Does the current declining economy affect you?

Steve Watson, of Carrabassett Valley: "Definitely, because I'm in the building trade; product is down, delivery is down; it's a decline across the board." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia DeRaspe Holland

1938-2009 — She will be remembered for her quick DeRaspe wit

FARMINGTON — Patricia "Pat" DeRaspe Holland, 70, of Wilton, peacefully left her earthly home on Monday, Jan. More...

Doris Marie Cecile Bolduc Ross

1928-2008 — She and her husband enjoyed their vegetable gardens, flowers, working on their home

FARMINGTON — Doris Marie Cecile Bolduc Ross passed away with her daughters by her side Jan. 20, 2009 at CMMC Hospital, Lewiston where she had been a patient since Jan. 8 following a long illness. She was born Dec 5, 1928 in St. More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA defense get-ur done against Livermore

Mt. Abram, 59 - Livermore, 51

SALEM - - The Mt. Abram Roadrunners impressed last Monday, Jan. 19 in a win over Livermore, 59-51. MTA's Jim (Jimbo) Barker fed Jarrod Blood for a lay-up to take a 14-5 lead over the Andies in the first. More...

Lakers nip Sabers in comeback win

Rangeley, 44 Calvary Christian, 42

RANGELEY — Down but never out. More...

CVOA social tops the charts

STRATTON — The Stratton-Eustis Community Center was rocking Saturday night, Jan. 17, as more than 90 hearty members of the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association braved the cold for the annual winter social. 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...

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...