February 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Medical arts center fire aftermath

FARMINGTON — In the aftermath of a fire at the Franklin Health Medical Arts Center on Saturday, hospital administrators and others have been busy over the weekend serving on 10 impact teams to address issues such as relocating services, cleanu More...

Clark optimistic about consolidation

MSAD #58

MSAD #58 — Superintendent Quenten Clark spent a couple of days in Augusta last week testifying before the Education Committee in a public hearing; he also attended a workshop later in the week.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Nordica Trio to perform

FARMINGTON — On Feb. 20 the Nordica Trio will perform a concert of music for viola, clarinet and piano. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington.   More...

Jonathan Edwards comes to Saddleback

RANGELEY -– Jonathan Edwards will be playing at Saddleback Maine on Saturday, Feb. 13. More...

Literacy volunteers to show ‘Precious’

SKOWHEGAN -– Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties will show the movie “Precious” at the Strand Cinema, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alyce Anne O’Brien Allen

1932-2010 — She was loved and loved in return

PORTLAND — Alyce Anne O’Brien Allen of Rangeley, passed away on Jan. 26, 2010, in Portland, with her husband and daughter by her side. She was 77 years old.   More...

Community & Local News

Special sale benefits Phillips library

PHILLIPS -- Coats and hats and bags, Oh My... "Wow!" doesn't describe the feeling one gets looking at the recent donations to the mid winter fundraiser for the Phillips Public Library, note event volunteers.   More...

Dead River Area Historical calendars available

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society’s pictorial 2010 calendars are now available. More...

Wixon, Morgan engaged

NORRIDGEWOCK — David and Jayne Wixon, of Surry, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn P. Wixon, to Joshua S. Morgan, son of Kenneth and Brenda Morgan, of Norridgewock.   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 THURSDAY   More...

“Emerging” February 5 to March 27

Art Exhibit

Three local artists, Penny Hall, Pam Ellis and Jan Royall, accompanied by four other Maine women artists will show their work at the Central Maine Artist Gallery in Skowhegan, at 72 W. Front Street.   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...

Bob Dodge Night at MTA

Jim Williamson of Kingfield is greeted by Mt. Abram Booster Club representative Carrie Abbott who presented him with the Bob Dodge Award in between Mt. More...

Fire damages medical arts center

FARMINGTON — A fire in the attic of Franklin Health Medical Arts Center early Saturday morning, Jan. 30 caused more than $1 million in damages and brought 92 firefighters from seven towns out in subzero temperatures, authorities said. More...

Avon, Phillips move towards agreement

PHILLIPS –- Town Manager Jim Collins announced that there’s an upcoming special selectman’s meeting set for Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. More...

Budget appears stable in Eustis

EUSTIS –- The selectmen in Eustis are nearing completion of the 2010 budget on which residents will vote the first Saturday morning in March. More...

Op-Ed

New school district, new school board, new budget process

Rangeley Lakes Regional School

With the issuance of the certificate of organization by the State Board of Education, Regional School Unit #78 has been officially formed. The recent special election on Jan. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Would you rather be rich or healthy? Why?   More...

Letters

A comment on recent public meeting on wind power

To the editor:   When I read the article in a previous issue of the Irregular about the meeting held in New Portland (“Community dinner packs plenty of concern over wind power,” Jan. More...

Charity summit raises more than $161,000

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Sports & Outdoors

Roadrunners mark season with intensity

Mt. Abram, 83 – Carrabec, 64

SALEM -– Senior Jim Barker added 34 points to a team high 83 in a big game with the Cobras of Carrabec last Tuesday.   The Cobras battled with a 24-point second quarter to keep Mt. Abram from blowing it out early.   More...

Seth Wescott takes Silver at X-Games

ASPEN — So close. Snowboardcross Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott, of Carrabassett Valley, nearly had his first Winter X Games gold medal (in 13 attempts) last Saturday, Jan. 30.   More...

CVA’s Vielleux wins Downtown Showdown

PORTLAND — He came, he jibbed, he conquered. Jeremie Vielleux, a senior at Carrabassett Academy, took top honors (in the ski division) at the second annual Downtown Showdown Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam in Portland last Saturday, Jan. 30.   More...

News from our Schools

Wood heat coming to KES

Workers, from Cote Rigging in Auburn, unload components of the new Kingfield school pellet boiler. According to MSAD #58 maintenance director, Dave Baker, the new boiler should be online within a few weeks. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Songsters in the hall

Mt. Abram High School sophomores, Noah Zanella and Nate Walli jam in the hallway, practicing a song they wrote in Polly MacMichael’s project-based learning class. More...

Now, where was I?

Jenna Hamlin of Strong counts change at the Franklin Savings Bank branch located inside Mt. Blue High School. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Groundhog Day is Tuesday   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

What a gala event it was at Heidi Murphy’s 50th surprise birthday bash Friday night at Nostalgia Tavern in Kingfield. More...