December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark starts cost savings discussions

MSAD #58 School Board

SALEM -– A short MSAD #58 School Board meeting was held at Mt. Abram last Thursday night.   More...

Power outage untimely on busy Saturday

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- “It’s not a common occurrence, but this one just happened to be untimely,” said Central Maine Power spokesman John Carroll. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Star-studded lineup set for Sugarloaf concert series

Little Feat, Rusted Root, Grace Potter and Rustic Overtones will headline the Bud Light Concert Series in 2010

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Four of the nation’s top touring musical acts will play Sugarloaf this winter; Little Feat, Rusted Root, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, and the Rustic Overtones are set to headline four different concerts during t More...

Award-winning Comediennes perform at BrewHaus

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Comediennes Karen Morgan and Nancy Witter, from Sirius Satellite Radio and Nick at Nite Television, will perform two shows on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Shipyard BrewHaus in the Sugarloaf Inn.   More...

Letters

We’re thankful for everything

To the editor:   We would like to thank all those who helped so much with food, cards, flowers and gifts of money for Hub’s passing Dec. 2, 2009.   More...

Thanks for being a part of my life

To the editor:   As I end 33 years at the local health center, now Mt. More...

‘North by NorthEast’ an asset to the Irregular

To the editor:   I was very pleased to read Allen Wicken’s article in The Irregular of 12/9/09 about the work that Greg Mortenson is doing with his Central Asia Institute. Following is the message I sent to Mr. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Titcomb now open

Titcomb Mountain’s snow guns are at work Saturday Dec. 19, as the Farmington Ski Club prepares to open the mountain to skiers and riders. More...

Late comeback surge a nail biter

Mt. Abram Girls’ Basketball

Mtn. Valley, 38 Mt. Abram, 34 SALEM –- Last Thursday, Dec. 17 the Lady Roadrunners impressed by making a thrilling comeback against the Class B Falcon’s of Mountain Valley.   More...

Struggling Runners looking for firsts

Mt. Abram Boys’ Basketball

Wiscasset, 55 — Mt. Abram, 53   SALEM -– A late Redskin surge sank the Roadrunners in a match-up which had given Mt. Abram hopes for their first win last Friday. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Christmas Church Services

The Church of the Good   Shepherd   (Episcopal) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381, Rev. Amelia Hagen, Rector. Thursday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Holy Eucharist 6 & 9 pm.   First Baptist Church   High Street, Kingfield. More...

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   EVERY TUESDAY   WORKSHOP: CAREERCENTER & JOB SEARCH ORIENTATION — 9 am- 12 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-982-4311.   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...

Mt. Abram recognized nationally as a top school

SALEM –- U.S. News & World Report each year works in collaboration with School Evaluation Services to determine the very best public high schools in the country.   More...

WSKI-TV on Internet and going ‘Outside’

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– The news is out that WSKI-TV 17 has experienced two significant and unrelated improvements that bring it light years ahead of its inception 30 years ago. More...

Mother of three builds own home, with some help

RANGELEY — A little over 18 months ago, Kelly Lord felt that her life had hit bottom and she had little hope that it would improve. More...

Op-Ed

Legislative Report: Dear Santa

Santa, this year I have decided to write you a thank you note for all the gifts I have received. You have been so kind to me and I just think it is time for me to say thanks.   More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Wind Energy Act, a ‘dirty’ law

Throughout my life I’ve fired off hundreds, maybe thousands, of editorials in my mind. None, until now, have made the short trip from my head to my fingertips. More...

Community & Local News

Boyces surprised at 50th gala

KINGFIELD — About 60 friends and relatives gathered at the Herbert Grand Hotel Saturday night, Dec. 5 for a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party for Harold and Judy Boyce.   More...

Candlelight service planned in Kingfield

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield United Methodist Church is having a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. More...

Special service planned in Strong

STRONG — Strong United Methodist Church will host a Family Christmas Eve Candlelighting Worship Service at 7 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Festive delight

Once again the students from Kingfield Elementary School gathered at Tranten’s Family Market to sing a medley of known and original Christmas carols. More...

Hands-on education

Brett Crawford of Stratton removes a stubborn bolt on a power steering pump during his automotive mechanics class at the Foster Technology Center in Farmington. More...

Artist at work

Strong school 5th grade student Machaon Henderson, at left, focuses his creative attention on the Hershey’s Kiss-shaped teapot he created in a functional pottery unit in art class. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas is Friday Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. —Mary Ellen Chase If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

What fun all of us “Central Girls” had at the home of Carol McLaughlin on Wednesday, Dec. 16. More...