May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

District gets good news

SALEM -- At a school board meeting last Thursday, Superintendent Quenten Clark was pleased to announce some very good news for the district. More...

Town of Phillips: DEP being asked to clarify mapping

PHILLIPS — The Town of Phillips will ask the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to further define the mapping of four newly designated resource protection areas prior to posting the warrant for the June Town Meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Divas coming to Mt. Blue

FARMINGTON -- On Saturday night, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., when the long white stretch limousine pulls up in front of the Auditorium at the Mount Blue High School, very talented Divas will emerge bringing an evening of live entertainment to this venue. More...

'Deacon' arrives in Rangeley

RANGELEY -- Deacon is an original, one-of-a-kind, mixed-media sculpture by local artist Pam Thomas. More...

Katie Kennedy and Friends to perform

FARMINGTON — On Sunday, May 24, starting at 7:30 p.m., the Arts Institute of Western Maine will present a concert by cellist Katie Kennedy, pianist Chiharu Naruse and percussionist Bill Solomon in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine More...

Letters

Thanks to all my friends and relatives

To the editor: This is to everyone in and out of town, especially this past year. The phrase, "Thank you," is not enough for all the people who have sent cards, flowers, gifts, letters and people who have come to see me. More...

To the parents, teachers & community members of MSAD #58

To the editor: Mrs. Espeaignnette is a brilliant resource. She has the skills to work as a librarian and is currently working on her certified license for the job. She has been here at Mt. More...

Thank you Tom, thank you Irregular

To the editor: Thank you Original Irregular! Thank you Tom Saviello! I am one of Windjammer's subscribers experiencing all the negatives mentioned in Tom Saviello's Legislative Report (May 6, 2009 Irregular Page 3 "Got cable problems?"). More...

Sports & Outdoors

Big turnout at Sugarloaf Marathon, 15K

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Forty-two-year-old Gabriel Helmlinger of Cambridge, Mass. set a blistering pace in the 27th Annual Sugarloaf Marathon last Sunday, taking the overall title with a time of 2 hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds. More...

Extras lead to mishaps for MTA in upset

Game of the Week

Madison, 9 — Mt. Abram, 6 SALEM -- The game of baseball proved to be the game of unexpected circumstance when the Bulldogs of Madison upset the Roadrunners of Mt. Abram in extra innings on Friday, May 15. More...

Lady Runners take mercy on Dogs

Mt. Abram, 13 - Madison, 1 SALEM - - The impressive Mt. Abram girl's varsity softball team advanced to a 7-2 record with a mercy rule 13-1 win against Madison last Friday. 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...

Farmers' Markets

Fresh produce is at hand from those who produce it every Wednesday in Kingfield, every Friday and Tuesday in Farmington and all the time online. So support our local farmers and eat better, too! Every Wednesday Starting today! More...

Community Things To Do

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Legislative committee approves CV expansion

AUGUSTA - - Harley Lee's vision to place wind turbines atop local mountains is again stirring. More...

In writing

In writing Members of the MSAD #58 Board of Directors Judy Dill (left to right), Ann Schwink and Kim Jordan all sign the referendum for the upcoming district budget vote on June 11. More...

Crocker welcomes visitors

This photo of Crocker Mountain as seen from Sugarloaf adorns this year's cover of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce's Welcome Guide. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What attracts you or what do you like most about the Sugarloaf Marathon compared to others? More...

Beginning a new life in Maine

The Herbert Grand Hotel

On May 19, 2009, my wife and I purchased the Herbert Grand Hotel. We are former Manhattan attorneys who realized that the fast-paced lifestyle of New York City was not for us. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Albert N. Turner

1926-2009 — He will be missed by all who knew him

AUGUSTA — Albert N. Turner, 83 of Dead River, formally from Reading, Mass., passed away April 17, 2009, at the Togus VA Medical Center. Al served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Navy in the submarine service. More...

Community & Local News

Reeds Mill Church annual meeting set

MADRID -- The annual meeting of the parishioners of Reed Mill Church is set for Sunday, June 7, at 1 p.m. All members of the church and interested parties are invited to attend with the intention of hearing reports and to act on any business. More...

'Baby Signs' class offered

FARMINGTON -- The Franklin County Children's Task Force, The Wilton Free Public Library and Sherry Walrath recently announced an upcoming "Baby Signs" class for parents of hearing children. More...

Youth scholarships available

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The Carrabassett Valley Recreation Committee recently announced that financial assistance for recreational programming and camps is available for children ages 4 to 18 whose parents are year-round residents and taxpayers of C More...

News from our Schools

KES SpringFest

Mud Football player in training? Brett Fenwick participated in a pie eating contest last Friday during the annual SpringFest at Kingfield Elementary School. Kind of makes you want to pinch his cheeks... and then wash his face! (Heidi Murphy photo) More...

Masked marvels

Taylor Bartlett (left to right), Tyler Reichert, Lacey Duval and Zackary Hinkley, fifth grade students at the Central School in New Portland, hold masks that they recently created. (Laura Dunham photo) More...

Two new scholarships announced

AUGUSTA -- The Maine Better Transportation Association recently announced two new scholarships for Maine students pursuing transportationrelated degrees. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Memorial Day is Monday One beautiful hour of glory, is better than a lifetime without a name. More...

ANOTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BORN!

Kaydance Olyvia Bachelder Born: January 22, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Lenght: 21" Parents: Ryan & Jessica Bachelder Strong Maternal Grandparents: Jimmy Viles, Salem Rebecca Viles, Phillips Paternal Grandparents: More...