September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School vaccination clinics delayed

FRANKLIN COUNTY –- In a letter submitted to superintendents, heads of private schools and school nurses, Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron and Dora Mills Director of the Maine Center of Disease Control provided flu vaccine new More...

Sugarloaf #3 in the east

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– The annual SKI Magazine Reader Poll, the oldest and most widely recognized ski resort ranking, has listed Sugarloaf as the number three resort in the east for Overall Satisfaction this year, and in the top 10 in 11 diffe More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Contemporary Listening’ performance series

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington will present “Piano at the Boundaries,” featuring Steven Pane, pianist and UMF professor of music, as the inaugural program in a new “Contemporary Listening” performance se More...

Fairbanks Apple Fest

FARMINGTON — The sixth annual Apple Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meeting House on Route 4, 2.5 miles north of downtown Farmington.   More...

Rick Charette in concert

FARMINGTON — Rick Charette will be in concert Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Blue High School gym.   More...

Letters

Thanks for warning us

To the editor:   We would truly like to thank the woman who, on her way home from work at midnight, on Saturday, Sept. More...

Kingfield Transfer Station Manager does a commendable job

To the editor:   I recently heard through the grapevine that there have been some complaints about the Kingfield Transfer Station Manager. Apparently he is hard on people who do not recycle correctly. More...

Community & Local News

Blood drive slated at Mt. Abram

SALEM — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Monday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mt. Abram High School.   More...

Crafters wanted for Stratton PTC fair

STRATTON — The Stratton PTC is looking for crafters for its annual craft fair on Nov. 21.   If you are a new crafter interested in having a table, contact Jessi Gould at 246-8004 for more information.   More...

October 3 festival celebrates Western Maine apples

Special to the Irregular   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY WEDNESDAY   FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield.   EVERY FRIDAY   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...

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Thought for the Week

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it’s on your plate. — Thornton Wilder If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Recently, at the 77th annual New Portland Fair, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Emmons and Barbara Pinkham at the exhibit on Lexington in the Exhibition Hall. More...

Suspect arraigned in New Portland murder

NEW PORTLAND -– State Police announced on Sept. 24 that Jeffrey LaGasse, 31, of New Portland, was indicted for murder charges and made his first court appearance Friday, Sept. 25 in Skowhegan. More...

Ski Museum finds home in Kingfield

KINGFIELD -– The Ski Museum of Maine has moved and is now located in the Keenan- Sugarloaf Sports Outlet building on the second floor in downtown Kingfield. More...

Low-flight public comment period extended

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air National Guard has extended the public comment period until Jan. More...

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Quimby Pond Roundtable returns

Recent events within the Quimby Pond watershed have brought to light that it has been 25 years since the first Quimby Pond Roundtable was held. More...

Guns themselves are not something to be feared

This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to a friend of mine in Australia. As gun control is an issue that never seems to be laid to rest, I thought I would share my opinion, not only with G, but with the readers of the Irregular. You may agree. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anna V. Perocki

1921-2009 — She always saw the humor in life, and was quick to share a laugh

FARMINGTON -— Anna Victoria Childs Perocki, 88, of Temple, died Monday, Sept. 21, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Saturday, Sept. 19.   More...

Margie Annie Abbott Toothaker

1943-2009

How do you tell the single most important woman in your life —what a difference she’s made or how many times the sound of her voice has lifted your spirit? More...

OBITUARY CORRECTION

In the Sept. 23, 2009 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Obituary for Niilo Sillanpaa (1931-2009) on Page 4, he is also survived by his sister Sylvia Carlson.   More...

News from our Schools

Student volunteers

Student volunteers Students from Carrabassett Valley Academy provided a community service by coming down to help with the big move. More...

Community garden blooms in Solon

SOLON — This is the first year that the Solon Elementary School has held classes on gardening every Thursday after school and what a success it has been as the vegetable garden grew and grew producing everything from new potatoes, to carrots, More...

Craft Fair seeking crafters

PHILLIPS — The Phillips 8th Grade Class will be hosting a Craft Fair at the Phillips Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. More...