August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu vaccines coming to schools

SALEM -- Local schools in MSAD #58 may be impacted by medical increasing responsibilities due a state and federal initiative to keep people out of harm's way. More...

Low flight hearing set

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air National Guard has announced that it will hold a public hearing at the University of Maine, Farmington Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Exhibition season concludes

Stadler Gallery

KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery will conclude this year's summer cycle with exhibitions of new works by Abby Shahn of Solon, and of large photographs by Alice Wilkinson of Deer Isle —both on view from Aug. 29 through Sept. 18. More...

Library Gala biggest and 'bestest' yet

RANGELEY — On Thursday, Aug. 13, close to 250 Rangeley Public Library supporters attended the Centennial Gala at the Lodge at Saddleback Mountain. It was a lovely, fun filled evening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elinor B. Chadbourne

1943-2009 — She loved spending time with family and friends

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Elinor B. Chadbourne, 66, of Salem Township died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 shortly after arriving at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Lawrence E. "Larry" LaPlante

1958-2009 — He enjoyed camping, fishing, working on puzzles

LEWISTON -- Lawrence E. "Larry" LaPlante, 51, of the Hyde Road, Jay, died early Saturday morning at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born in Farmington, Feb. More...

Louise G. Hedman Lee

Graveside services

Graveside services for Louise G. Hedman Lee will be held on Aug. 29, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield. A gathering will be held at the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant after the services. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Risky keeper

Mt. Abram senior Ian Daly collides with this goal keeper in an attempt to find the back of the net. Last Saturday, Mt. Abram hosted the Roadrunner classic which brought over a dozen teams to Salem. More...

Local student-athletes get boost to attend CVA

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— Despite the threat of hurricane Bill, the 25th Anniversary CVA Sugarloaf Golf Classic brought out a full field of golfers and some wonderful weather for a weekend of golf, fun and making a difference. More...

Governor plays Sugarloaf

Patriots' Hall of Famer Steve Nelson (left to right), Sugarloaf Golf Club Founder Peter Webber, Governor John Baldacci and Glenn Ducharmes take a moment while playing the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Gov. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. EVERY FRIDAY SANDY RIVER FARMERS' MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. More...

Concert — La Charbonniers

Thursday, Aug. 27 — Lakeside Theater, Rangeley

"It is in the breath of their voices that all takes form. More...

Community Things To Do

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Stamp launched in festive fashion

Irregular Staff KINGFIELD - - Last Friday, Kingfield postmaster Sue Jones was out in full color with the U.S. Postal Service's announcement of the brand new stamp for Hawaii which celebrates the 50th anniversary of its statehood. More...

New Portland Marine killed in Afghanistan

NEW PORTLAND — Another soldier with Maine ties has been killed in combat. The Department of Defense announced Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, that Lance Cpl. Joshua M. More...

Hearing date set for fiscal year change

KINGFIELD - - The selectmen met on Monday, Aug. 17 in a regularly scheduled meeting. After accepting the minutes from the previous meeting, they discussed the town-owned Newell Property located off Route 27 south of the Kingfield village. More...

Op-Ed

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite television sit-com over the years or which one did you find yourself watching most often? More...

Letters

Vote 'yes' for the new tech center

To the editor: The Board of Directors for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has voted unanimously to support the proposed Mt. Blue High School / Foster Technology Center building project. More...

Summer fest went off without a hitch

To the editor: Thank you everyone for a great 4th Annual Carrabassett Summer Festival. It was a wonderful summer weekend. More...

Open to letter to our elected officials

To the editor: This is an open to letter to our elected officials: the Honorable President Obama; Congresswomen Snowe and Collins; and all others. Greetings from Maine. More...

Community & Local News

Lightening led to log home loss

EUSTIS - - Lightening is said to be the cause of a Friday night fire that took the home of Scott Fotter and Hillary Renner. The log home was located about two miles north of the Stratton village along Route 27. More...

Benefit auction, dinner planned

STRATTON-EUSTIS — A benefit dinner and auction for Scott Fotter and Hillary Renner of Eustis will be held at the White Wolf Restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 27. The couple lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire Friday, Aug. More...

Lions sponsor Peace Poster contest

STRATTON-EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Lions Club is sponsoring its annual Peace Poster contest, with final judging on Nov. 20, by the District 41 Maine Lions organization. More...

News from our Schools

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Three classes stand out on MEAs

SALEM -- At a recent school board meeting it was revealed that three classes within MSAD #58 had noteworthy scores on last year's Maine Educational Assessments. Last year's fourth graders from Strong did exceptionally well in their math tests. More...

Carrabassett School Bus Schedule Correction

Carrabassett Valley bus schedule that ran in the Aug. 19, 2009 issue of the Original Irregular was incorrect. The correct information is as follows: Leave the AGC at 7:20 a.m. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. —Mark Twain If you have a positive thought you'd like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air & Room to Move)

A deer in the headlights

That's easy to envision, right? More...