February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Meet the Kingfield candidates

KINGFIELD - - Voters in the Town of Kingfield have three candidates running for one selectman's seat on March 7. After 12 years in office serving his town, Chairman John Dill is stepping down. More...

Annual Town Meeting Schedule

AVON (639-5326) — March 14: 9 am, Avon Municipal Building CARRABASSETT VALLEY (235-2645) — March 11: polls, 8 am to 6 pm, town office; annual meeting, 7:30 pm, Outdoor Center COPLIN PLANTATION (246-5141) — March 28: 10 am, More...

Arts & Entertainment

Author Karen Pease to sign novel

PHILLIPS — Karen Bessey Pease, of North New Portland, will be signing copies of her novel, "Grumble Bluff" at the Phillips Public Library Saturday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with coffee and light refreshments served. More...

Fine Arts Gallery to Open in Kingfield

KINGFIELD -— Friday, Feb. 20 Kingfield welcomes new art gallery, Reinholt Gallery, to its downtown. More...

Keller Williams returns to Maine

SKOWHEGAN — Keller Williams returns to his solo roots for a show on March 21, in Skowhegan at the Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water Street, beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

If it's right it's right, and if it's wrong it's wrong

To the editor: I'm so darn sick of hearing and reading about the Voter family's fight with the town of Strong. If it's right for them to have their right of way or whatever, the town should do it. More...

To the town of Kingfield and beyond

To the editor: I want to thank everyone, family and friends, for their help, from those who gave me rides, piggyback rides, plowed and shoveled to those who sanded the driveway. Thanks to the businesses and friends who donated to the raffle. More...

Rebecca Croteau running for Strong selectman

To the editor: This is a letter to the registered voters in Strong as we rapidly approach our town meeting. I am once again running for election to the Strong Board of Selectmen. More...

Community & Local News

'Price is Right' comes to Kingfield April 4

Kingfield Days

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Days committee is raising the funds needed for the this year's festival by holding a Price is Right Game, Saturday, April 4, at the Mt. Abram High School in Salem. Doors will open at 5 p.m. More...

Raffle for Reading offered

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Raffle for Reading is a fund raising event to support the new Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center. 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

"Cabin Fever'relievers a prelude to February Vacation Week

Strong School K-2nd graders, above, celebrated the 100th day of school this past Tuesday. Each class created a paper chain with 100 links which they linked together at the final 'end of the day' celebration. More...

Teachers skooled at Mt. Abram

Winterfest at Mt. Abram was forced to be an inside event due to weather conditions. Here the seniors (group at right), winners of the first ever MTA Sled Dogs Open came out and skooled the teaching staff (group at left). More...

Mt. Abram releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. High honors requires a 93 or above in all full credit academic subjects. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. — Robert Louis Stevenson If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

This year the New Portland Community Library will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. More...

Carrabassett Valley — Budget set, ready for town meeting

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Voters in town will see 57 articles on the warrant at this year's Annual Town Meeting on March 11. Voters will respond to 47 articles which relate to the town's proposed budget. More...

Area kids get sneakers

MSAD #58 — Recently New Balance donated 90 pairs of sneakers for children in the MSAD #58 school system who were in need of athletic footwear. More...

More eagles have landed

KINGFIELD — American Legion members Weikko Sillanpaa and Sid Savage were presented with Eagle-head canes recently. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What's you favorite food at lunch at the Stratton Elementary School? More...

Photo

The textures of winter in north Franklin County. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Edmond Lambert

1907-2009 — Richard will be known for his smile and hugs

KINGFIELD — Richard Edmond Lambert, age 101, has gone to be with the Lord he loved, Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where he had been a resident for the past three months. More...

Patricia Joyce Madore

1931-2009 — She was always and forever a teacher

AIKEN, S.C. — Word has been received that a former New Vineyard woman Patricia Joyce Madore passed away on Feb. 10, 2009, at the age of 78 after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

Paul Schipper

The Iron Man of Skiing

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Paul Schipper, of Carrabassett Valley, died 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2009, after a bout with pneumonia brought on after suffering a stroke during surgery for a broken hip. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Emily Luce, State Class B GS champ

PRESQUE ISLE - - As the Original Irregular was being sent to printer this week on Monday, a Web site revealed the Mt. Abram's Emily Luce had just won the women's State Title in giant slalom alpine racing. The Mt. More...

Locals shine in Class A State competition

FARMINGTON - - The Farmington Ski Club and the entire Farmington community embraced middle school Nordic and Alpine skiers in the Class A State Ski Championships and put on an awesome event. More...

MTA advances to Augusta state tourney

Mt. Abram, 46 -- Madison, 37 SALEM -- The Lady Roadrunners of Mt. Abram faced Dirigo on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Augusta in quarterfinal action, after the Irregular went to press. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU MAR 8 EXHIBITION: HERE TO THERE — Tue-Sun 12-4 pm, UMF Art Gallery, 246 Main St., Farmington. Artists Dana Hanmer & Travis Hanmer. 780-5460. 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...