October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Artists, craftsmen set up at Homecoming

The Carrabassett Public Library will also have a number of fundraisers to help complete the new library/community center

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Weekendlong events are planned for the annual Homecoming at Sugarloaf Oct. More...

Golf course improvements approved by voters

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – The board of selectmen met on Sept. 29 for some initial discussions regarding operations of the new library and to hold a special town meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Sugarwood Gallery Artist of the Month

FARMINGTON — SugarWood Gallery welcomes Chilean native and Boston educator Oscar Lazo as Artist of the Month for October with a show titled “Arboretum.”   More...

Kingfield Gallery to host opening

KINGFIELD — Friday, Oct. 9 Kingfield welcomes a new art showing at the Reinholt Gallery. More...

Arts & Crafts Show on tap

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington recently announced its annual Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Olsen Student Center. More...

Letters

Thank you for all your donations

To the editor:   To the Stratton-Eustis residents and all dog lovers...   About three weeks ago, my dog was hit by a car in Stratton in front of my apartment. She has had an operation that put a 5 1/2 inch plate in her leg. More...

Real justice should be served

To the editor:   I’m appalled and outraged by a news broadcast I just witnessed about the Willy Gurette family and the brutal, vicious attack he and his daughter survived. More...

Community & Local News

Home heating fundraising underway

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield United Methodist Church has initiated its 2009-10 home heating fundraising effort. The program was reasonably successful in 2008-09 by bringing assistance to needy families in the area. More...

Voters reminded absentee ballots available

AUGUSTA — Rep. Jarrod Crockett recently offered a reminder that registered voters may now request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3, referendum election. More...

Nearly $7 million awarded in Phillips doctor case

Special to the Irregular   FARMINGTON — A Franklin County Superior Court justice has awarded nearly $7 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a former Phillips doctor’s estate.   More...

News from our Schools

‘Burger and fries from these three guys!’

That’s right. Hitting the grills at the Mt. Abram soccer game festivities are (left to right) Barry London, Mike Fullerton and Rick Norton. More...

Roadrunner rally

The Mt. Abram High School student body gets pumped up at a pep rally for the boys' varsity soccer team before the homecoming game. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Masonry school restores historic sidewalk

AVON — On Sept. 25, all 11 students of Maine School of Masonry gathered together to clean and restore a historic brick sidewalk located on Church Street in Farmington.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

for the Week

Columbus Day is Monday A ship in harbor is safe but that is not what ships are for. —John A. Shedd If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Eat Local — Eat Apples!   More...

Welcome Sugarloafers!

Kim Kearing and Andrea DeBiase of Carrabassett Valley, members of the Carrabassett Valley Public Library, are pictured with a few of the items that will be offered at a huge garage sale on Saturday Oc More...

Change in fiscal year now on tap for Kingfield voters

KINGFIELD -– A public hearing was held on Sept. 28 to discuss the pros and cons of changing the town’s fiscal year. Currently, the town operates on a Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 fiscal year, commonly called a calendar year. More...

WSKI-TV celebrates 30, airs again this weekend

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Hard to imagine it’s been 30 years since Chip Carey hired Nadine McLeod to supervise the newly formed WSKI-TV.   More...

Op-Ed

Help the state honor our veterans

Legislative Report

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 there will be special recognition for our Maine State Veterans at the Farmington Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the recognition ceremony will start at 4 p.m. that day. More...

Cartoon

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What advice would you give to any hunter who is new to this area?   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mildred Luce

1944-2009 — She and her husband built and operated Mountain View Motel

DELTONA, Fla. — Mildred Luce, 95, a longtime resident of Wyman Township passed away on Sept. 13, 2009 at the home of her daughter, Janet Luce Zambuto, in Deltona, Fla., where she had been making her home since 2007. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Coleman at the helm of Big Mountain ALPS Coleman is no stranger to the mountain

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A man with a passion for skiing, exuberance for outdoor activities, solid leadership skills and extensive first aid/safety training describes Big Mountain ALPS Program Manager Chad Coleman.   More...

Mt. Abram Girls Soccer Roundup

JUNIOR VARSITY   St. Dom’s JV, 2 — MTA JV, 0   SALEM -– The junior varsity girls from Mt. Abram hosted St. Dom’s on Friday, Sept. 30 and took a 2-0 loss against a skilled private academy. More...

Mt. Abram Boys’ Soccer Roundup

JUNIOR VARSITY   MTA JV, 4 – Dirigo, 0   SALEM — On Thursday, Sept. 24 a junior varsity squad from Dixfield arrived in Salem to take on the Roadrunners’ JV program.   Much to the appreciation of the Mt. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

EVERY WEDNESDAY   FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, front Narrow Gauge Realty, Main St., Kingfield. More...

Halloween gets going a bit early ‘round here…

what with the Phillips Scarecrow Reunion in full swing, the Ghost Train chugging along and Hooterville Hollow in Kingfield this weekend. Not to mention UMF’s ongoing celebration of Edgar Allen Poe’s 200th birthday. 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...