October 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Irregular garners nine awards - Free Access

NORTHPORT —- The Original Irregular Newspaper earned nine Better Newspaper awards in the Weekly 1 designation at the Maine Press Association’s annual conference Saturday night at Point Lookout, including a First Place for Feature Photo ta More...

Saviello seeks Senate seat

WILTON — Tom Saviello has announced that he will seek election to Maine Senate District 18. Senator Walter Gooley is the present Senator and is stepping down.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Writer Terri Witek to give reading

Award-winning writer Terri Witek will give a reading of her work at UMF

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present poet Terri Witek as the next reader in its 2009- 10 Visiting Writers Series. More...

RFA plans annual meeting

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Undercroft of the Church of the Good Shepherd. More...

Dahlov Ipcar’s ‘Hardscrabble Harvest’ re-released

YARMOUTH -— Renowned Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar will celebrate the rerelease of her classic illustrated children’s book, “Hardscrabble Harvest,” with a signing from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel E. Phillips - Free Access

1953-2009 -- An avid reader who enjoyed fishing and bird hunting, he had a passion for working with wood

LEWISTON -— Daniel E. Phillips, 56, of Strong, died Saturday, Oct. 17, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1953, in Waterville More...

Joanne Richard

1935-2009 — Her greatest pride and joys were her five grandchildren

PHILLIPS — Joanne Richard passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 17 in the home she lived in for nearly 50 years. She was 74 years old.   Born on Sept. 1, 1935 she was the eldest daughter of Roy and Arlene (Tufts) Haines. More...

Community & Local News

Coalition releases flu shot schedule

Before coming to a clinic it is recommended that you contact your primary care doctor.

FARMINGTON — Seasonal flu shots will soon be available to individuals 18 years old and older from the Healthy Community Coalition.   Starting Oct. More...

Rangeley Health Corps seeks volunteers

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Health Corps is a group of dedicated volunteers that share the common goal of establishing services for the community that incorporate health and wellness.   More...

Sugarloaf employees distribute $14,725 to local community

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust met Oct. 13, for the semi-annual meeting to distribute funds to community organizations.   More...

News from our Schools

Fire Prevention Week

Stratton kindergarten boys (above, left to right) Noah French, Noah Koenig, Lance Dolan and Will DeFroscia pose in turnout gear as part of Fire Prevention Week. More...

First snow

Patty Simpson's Stratton kindergarten class, (at left, left to right) Travis Raymond, Lance Dolan, Sara Galusha, Willow Norton, Will DeFroscia, Cassidy Strunk, Noah French and Noah Koenig revel in the More...

Maine author Lynn Plourde to visit KES

KINGFIELD — On Oct. 21, Maine author, Lynn Plourde, will be visiting Kingfield Elementary School. During an opening assembly, she will share several of her books interactively on slides and turn one into a simple play. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

United Nations Day is Saturday The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being. More...

Recipes from the Ridge

Bring on the Ribs   More...

TransCanada celebrates commissioning

KIBBY TOWNSHIP –- In celebratory fashion, TransCanada hosted a festive day on Friday, Oct. 16 in recognition of commissioning 22 wind turbines atop Kibby Mountain. More...

Early snow

Tim Norton of Kingfield drives a snow cat down the mountain during Sugarloaf’s first snow storm of the season. More...

Surveys, technology and vaccines discussed

RSU #58 School Board of Directors

SALEM -— Members of the RSU #58 School Board met last Thursday, Oct. 15 in a regularly scheduled monthly meeting. More...

Op-Ed

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The importance of local government

Do you know what a TIF is, and how it impacts your town? Do you know who your town’s school board members are and how they compile the local school budget? Do you know how shore land zoning affects your property or town growth?  More...

Protecting jobs and the environment is the bottom line

Legislative Report

This year, water extraction received a lot of attention both in Augusta and in local communities. During the last legislative session numerous bills were introduced related to water bottling facilities. More...

Letters

My vote on question one is NO

To the editor:   Do you remember the Parlor Game “GOSSIP” we used to play as kids?   A sentence was whispered to the first player, who then passed it on to her/his neighbor, etc. until it went around the entire group. More...

Thank you for being part of our community

To the editor:   To the companies and contractors involved with the Kibby Wind Project:   More...

Ghost Train rolls on thanks to volunteers

To the editor:   I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped to make the Ghost Train such a success.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Phillips takes the title

Phillips, 2 — Strong, 1

SALEM –- Under chilly conditions at Mt. Abram High School the Phillips Raiders became the tournament champions in NFCL soccer by defeating the top ranked Strong Indians 2-1 in a well played, evenly skilled match-up. More...

First tracks at Saddleback

Steve Pierce of Carrabassett Valley was the first one to ski at Saddleback for the 2009/10 season. More...

KINGFIELD GIRLS NFCL SOCCER CHAMPIONS

Pictured are the Lady Wildcats of Kingfield who were top ranked going into the end-of-season tournament and won the championship game in a close contest with Rangeley. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY FRIDAY   SANDY RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET — 9 am-2 pm, Better Living Center parking lot, Front St., Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. FMI: 778-6602. 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...