March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates seek selectman, town clerk positions

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — It was Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the New Portland Fire Station community room with about 15 residents showing up to question who might be the next selectmen or town clerk. More...

Carrabassett Valley: Voters to decide on new library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - - The voters will decide on the proposed Carrabassett Valley Library and Community Center on March 11. The final of six public hearings will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the town office. More...

Warrant set for Eustis voters

EUSTIS -- The voters in the Town of Eustis will see 33 articles at this year's Annual Town Meeting and the election of three officers. On Friday, March 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. the polls will be open at the town office. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Environmental activist Bill McKibben comes to UMF

FARMINGTON — Nationally known environmentalist, educator, writer and activist Bill McKibben will give the talk, "The Most Important Number in the World- Building the People Powered Movement to Fight Global Warming," is free and open to the pu More...

Slide to play Rangeley, South Carthage

RANGELEY & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will host the highly acclaimed Irish band Slide at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, March 11, and at the Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on Thursday, March 12 More...

Father/Daughter dances planned

PHILLIPS & JAY — The Franklin County Children's Task Force will this year be holding two simultaneous Father Daughter Dances on Saturday, March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Letters

Thanks for the support

To the editor: The Shipyard BrewHaus and I would like to thank you for your support with my fight against cancer. Jan. 9 was possibly one of the greatest days of my life. More...

Seeking molasses cake recipe

To the editor: I was a young resident of Phillips during the late 30s, 40s and into the 50s. Recently my sister-inlaw, who lives in S. Portland, gave me a subscription to the Irregular for Christmas. More...

Mt. Abram High School ski teams offer thanks

To the editor: The Mt. Abram girls' and boys' ski teams would like to say a big "Thank You!" to all the supporters of our 2009 Maine State Champions Competition. More...

Community & Local News

Growing cut flowers for profit

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present educator and researcher Barbara Murphy with an educational program on growing flowers for profit. The program will be held Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. More...

Community first aid class

FARMINGTON — Registrations are now being accepted for a standard first aid course being offered at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, from 5-9 p.m. in the Bass Room. More...

Dance baby, dance!

Rebecca LaRovera, dance instructor and Kingfield Recreation Program Coordinator, leads a preschoolage group in dance exercises at Webster Hall in Kingfield during February vacation week. More...

News from our Schools

Progress reports out March 5

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — Progress Reports for the third quarter at Mt. Abram High School will be distributed to students on Thursday, March 5. The third quarter ends on April 3. If parents or guardians have any questions or concerns, they should call Mt. More...

Calling future Kingfield kindergarteners

KINGFIELD — Kindergarten registration for Kingfield will be held on May 14 at the school. If you have a child who will be five by Oct. 15, call the school at 265-4132 to set up an appointment. More...

Locals on UMF dean's list

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington recently announced its dean's list for the fall 2008 semester. More...

Seth Wescott designs SBX course for Revolution Tour

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Three candidates seek one position on Kingfield board

KINGFIELD -- Voters in the Town of Kingfield will see three candidates on the ballot for one seat for a three-year term as selectman on March 7. More...

Photo

Hunting for a late winter meal, this barred owl was spotted in a field in Strong. According to local bird watcher Jim Logan, "The Barred owl is the most commonly seen and heard owl in our region of Maine." (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Local boarders to compete with nation's best

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — March 9 to 11, the final leg of the 2009 US Snowboarding Revolution Tour will conclude at Sugarloaf in the USSA's only eastern stop. More...

Op-Ed

Walraths visit State House

Pictured are (left to right) Representative Tom Saviello, Sherry and Doug Walrath of Strong and Lelia Percy on Feb 24. Doug delivered the prayer at the state house. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is a high point or low point in your time as a snowmobiler? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cynthia Ann Wing Moutray

1947-2009 — A graduate of Kingfield High School, she was an U.S. Army MP for nearly 7 years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cynthia Ann Wing Moutray of Birmingham, Ala. and a former resident of Kingfield, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at the Veterans Hospital in Birmingham following a brave battle with cancer. She was born Jan. More...

Wilma E. Towle

1914-2009 — She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed caring for her garden

WILTON — Wilma E. Towle, 94, of Wilton, died Friday, Feb. 20, at her home of natural causes. She was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Rangeley, the daughter of Ernest and Lila (Hoar) Robbins. She was a graduate of Rangeley High School. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Top racers from CVA headed to J2 Olympics

These top racers from CVA are headed to Aspen, Colorado, March 9 through 13, to compete in the J2 Olympics. More...

Darienzzo Named Snowboarder of the Year

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Stratton's Dylan Darienzzo was recently named the 2009 USASA Maine Mountain Series Snowboarder of the Year. More...

New softball league forming

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County lady softball players age 16 and under are invited to sign up for the new Franklin County Babe Ruth Softball League. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday Lost time is never found again. —Benjamin Franklin If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Ava-Jo Faith Shorey Born: January 14, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Length: 21 More...