January 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Avon, Phillips to seek clarification

PHILLIPS –- An ongoing dispute between the Avon and Phillips selectmen has led to the possibility of a future workshop, Phillips town manager Jim Collins explained. More...

Op-Ed

All is not as it seems with ‘Big Wind’

A developer, Highland Wind LLC, has submitted a permit application to LURC for approval of the construction of a 48-turbine industrial energy plant along the ridges of Stewart, Witham and Bald mountains, and Burnt and Briggs hills. More...

Unchartered territory

Legislation to allow charter schools in Maine was first proposed in 1997. Nothing happened. In July 2003 the Charter School Study Committee of the Maine State Board of Education was established to study the matter. More...

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Community & Local News

H1N1 Flu Shot Schedule

FARMINGTON — H1N1 flu shots will soon be available to individuals 18 years old and older from the Healthy Community Coalition. More...

Blood drive slated

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive on Friday, Jan. 8, from 12 to 5 p.m., at the Sugarloaf Inn, 5092 Access Road. More...

CV library on the move

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library Librarian Andie DeBiase is reminding everyone that the library is officially closed. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries EVERY WEDNESDAY   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703.   EVERY TUESDAY   More...

Comedy Hypnosis

Frank Santos Jr.

A show that you’ll never forget! Frank Santos Jr. has been making audiences roar with laughter for years and this is your chance to see just how funny hypnosis can be. 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...

The Original Irregular’s Year in Review • 2009

(Part two of two)   More...

Two to three feet of snow opens terrain for skiers, snowmobilers

Irregular Staff   FRANKLIN COUNTY -– NOAA weather observer Betty Wing reported that in Stratton, the new year has already brought 13.3 inches of new snow. More...

Gondola prospect on track, yet delayed

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- Town Manager Dave Cota recently provided a written update from the committee looking into the feasibility of purchasing a new top to bottom gondola for Sugarloaf; a suggestion posed by Olympian Seth Wescott last year. More...

Letters

To friends of the Highland mountains & surrounding communities

To the editor:   In regards to the proposed wind towers in Highland Plantation, I could not agree more to mind your own business. As a matter of fact it’s all I would ask my neighbors to do.   More...

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’

To the editor;   “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus!” I know because he came to my place tonight and brought me gifts. More...

Thank you for my gifts

To the editor:   I would like thank the Kingfield Giving Tree for the gifts that I received for Christmas. I really enjoyed them.   Also, thank you to Tina for the homemade chocolates. Thank you, Dave LaBelle Kingfield   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Honor Diehl

1913-2009 — Women’s fitness was her passion long before it was popular

FARMINGTON — Honor Diehl, 96, of New Portland passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.   More...

Anita F. Ellicott

1932-2009 — She enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, gardening and the outdoors

AVON —- Anita F. Ellicott, 78, died on Dec 30, at her home, after a short illness.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

DiGravio claims Francoeur Memorial moguls

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Mogul skiers from the eastern United States converged on Sugarloaf’s Skidder trail for the Greg Francoeur Memorial meet on Saturday, Jan. 2. More...

A Skier’s Dream

Steve Prince of Saddleback Maine enjoys the deep, new snowfall on the mountain. As of Monday, Saddleback has received 34 to 42 inches of snow since New Year’s Eve. More...

Saddleback’s new yurt opens

RANGELEY — At a ribbon-cutting Monday, Dec. 28, Saddleback Maine celebrated the grand opening of its new yurt at the base of the Kennebago Quad lift, called Kennebago Station. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas. —Marchioness Townsend If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us.  More...

As the Ski Turns

We’ve heard that Karen Pease was a big hit on WSKI TV the weekend after Christmas. According to our friend Greg Powers who works for WSKI they will be rerunning the show probably several times. More...