May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New revitalization committee named

KINGFIELD - - Members from a group calling themselves the Kingfield Downtown Revitalization Committee were heard at the selectmen's meeting on Monday, May 4. The group's desire was to become an official advisory committee to the town. More...

Gov. Baldacci signs LD 213

Rep. Tom Saviello (U-Wilton), Rep. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel), Sen. More...

Arts & Entertainment

RFA Summer Diva audition dates clarified

RANGELEY — Auditions for the Rangeley Friends for the Arts Summer Diva events will be announced sometime in June and held at the Club House Restaurant. The performance dates, according to Dr. More...

Pianists sought for master class in August

RANGELEY — Pianists preparing for their senior piano recitals, auditioning for music schools or serious piano players looking for a boost are encouraged to participate in a piano Master's Class being held this summer. On Monday, Aug. More...

Local fiddler groups to perform

FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present in concert, the Franklin County Fiddlers and the Pineland Fiddlers May 17, at 2 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Letters

Is there another gym in Phillips?

To the editor: Concerning the article on Page 9, of the April 29, 2009 Irregular, "New life for old gym in Phillips" by Valerie Tucker... More...

CORRECTION

In the May 6, 2009 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Letter to the Editor, "Items wanted for snowmobile club fundraiser," on Page 4, the fundraiser, the Chinese Auction, will be held Saturday, May 23. More...

Community & Local News

Special town meeting planned

Coplin Plantation

COPLIN PLANTATION — Town officials have announced that Coplin Plantation will hold a Special Town Meeting to vote of the school budget. The meeting will be held at the Stratton Elementary School on May 19, at 6 p.m. More...

Public hearing May 21

Town of Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Town officials recently announced that a public hearing will be held on May 21, at 6 p.m. at Webster Hall, 38 School Street. More...

Keoskie promoted at Birchwood

RANGELEY — Birchwood Interiors has announced the promotion of Diane Keoskie, of Kingfield, to Store Manager of its downtown Rangeley store. More...

News from our Schools

New members inducted at Mt. Abram

National Honor Society

SALEM — Twenty-one students from Mt. Abram High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school on April 29. More...

Progress reports coming out May 14

Mt. Abram High School

SALEM — School officials recently announced that Progress Reports for the fourth quarter at Mt. Abram High School will be distributed to students on Thursday, May 14. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its third quarter (Jan, 26 to April 3) honor roll for the 2008/2009 school year. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Armed Forces Day is Saturday Better than honor and glory, and History's iron pen, Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Emma J. Reed Born: March 18, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Lenght: 20 ¼" Parents: Beth & Corey Reed Pascoag, Rhode Island Big Sister: Taryn Maternal Grandparents: Nana & Beeba: More...

Historic mill needs new home

KINGFIELD - - "This could be a memorial of all the mills here in Kingfield, this is not a duplication of any one mill; but it could be a tribute to all of them," historian and resident David Holmes said recently. More...

School budget set for voters

Irregular Staff SALEM - - The MSAD #58 school board met last Thursday and voted to approve the 2010 budget of $10,157,642. The budget is set for the referendum process coming soon. More...

Backyard Farms to hire 75 new workers

MADISON -- As part of its expanding operations, Backyard Farms, the largest New England greenhouse grower of vine-ripened tomatoes, will begin hiring 75 employees this month to work at its new greenhouse, which has been under construction since Oc More...

Op-Ed

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Down East meets Down Under

Here I am, at the ripe old age of… well, let's just say I dent when you squeeze me and leave it at that, hmmm? Anyway! Here I am, on the back side of my prime, and I am experiencing a new phenomenon for the first time in my life. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

After 31 years, Mt. Abram Industrial Arts / Applied Technology instructor Steven Yates has announced his retirement at the end of this year. We caught up with some students last week to see how they felt about Mr. Yates. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lillian Pillsbury Berry

1928-2009 — She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and being with her family

STRONG — Lillian P. Berry, 81, of Strong went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 5, 2009. She was born May 2, 1928 in Dallas Plantation, the daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Lamb) Pillsbury. More...

Clara French

Graveside Service

KINGFIELD — There will be a graveside service for Clara French, who passed away Feb. 13, 2009, on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Eighth week added to popular summer program

Stratton-Eustis Recreation Program

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis recreation program is gearing up for another great summer, noted summer program director Cheryl Heikkinen. More...

Canoe trail blog launched

WAITSFIELD, Vt. -- The Northern Forest Canoe Trail Inc. is now sharing news, events and insights along its 740-mile blueway on the "Voices From The Trail" blog at www.nfct.wordpress.com. More...

Bring it!

Mt. Abram junior varsity pitcher Andrew Cumming pitched well in a conference match-up with Dirigo last week. The Roadrunners narrowly lost this game by a couple of runs. (David Hart photo) More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THRU SUNDAY, MAY 31 EXHIBITION: KIKA NIGALS — Mon- Fri 10 am-5:30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-4 pm, SugarWood Gallery , 248 Broadway, Farmington. FMI: 778-9105. More...

TĂ©ada

Thursday, May 14 7 pm Lakeside Theater Rangeley

Téada, now firmly established as one of Irish music's leading exponents on the international world music stage, is driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicia More...

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