March 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rescue effort finds four snowboarders

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- Skiing and riding beyond the Sugarloaf backside boundaries has taken its toll on the rescue forces in the area. More...

Arts & Entertainment

New Orleans’ band, the subdudes, to play at Saddleback

RANGELEY — The subdudes will be playing at Saddleback Maine on Saturday, March 13.   More...

Shovelton to exhibit art

NEW PORTLAND — The New Portland Community Library is now featuring a show of Geoffrey Shovelton’s whimsical pen and ink drawings, along with some amazing performance photos. An artist reception will be held Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. More...

POPS Festival of the Arts applications available

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts has mailed the 2010 applications for the fifth annual artisan show, to take place on June 26. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anthony Robert “Tony” Flannagan - Free Access

1971-2010 — He loved tennis, video games and music

EATONTON, Ga. — Anthony Robert “Tony” Flannagan, age 38, of Eatonton, Ga., died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. More...

Marian Tilton - Free Access

1940-2010 — She enjoyed collecting owls & angels, loved to go yard-saleing, cooking & knitting

FARMINGTON — Marian F. Tilton, 69, of Wilton passed away Feb. 20, 2010 at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington. She was born Nov. 16, 1940 in Norway the daughter of William L. and Edith M. (Perkins) Robbins. More...

Stewart W. Dunning - Free Access

1933-2010 — He was a modest man who had a generous heart, noted as ‘not being one to complain’

AUGUSTA — Stewart Ward “Stu” Dunning, 76, of Farmington, passed peacefully in the early morning hours of Sat. Feb. 27, 2010, at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta. More...

Sports & Outdoors

SCVA racers prepare for MARA post season

RUMFORD POINT — Congratulating alpine racers for a great racing season on its Web site, the Maine Ski Racing Association listed J3 and J4 qualifications and state quota teams for the post season events.   More...

A skier’s sweet indulgence

Sugarloaf ski instructor Matt Tinker tames the snow that fell in the mountains over the end of last week. More...

Home field advantage for Leavitt

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — This week, Sierra Leavitt of Casco, competes against the top 1-5 and 16-year-old female ski racers at Sugarloaf in the 2010 J2 National Championships.   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...

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...

Town meetings appear steady ahead

KINGFIELD –- Town Warrants are set for this Saturday’s town meetings in Kingfield, Eustis and Strong.   In Strong, the voting will begin on Friday, Feb. 5 with elections starting at 1 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. More...

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Storm brings smiles for some, not so much for others

FRANKLIN COUNTY -– A four-day late February storm brought a mix of feelings toward Mother Nature across Franklin County and the state.   More...

Op-Ed

An explanation of TIFs

In response to the Commentary in the Feb. 24 Irregular (“Who’s ‘flourishing’?”), I would like to offer an explanation as to why some may not be as enthused as others regarding TIFs.   More...

The Town of Eustis, my hometown

— a short history

I was born on Sept. 8, 1931 and have lived in the Town of Eustis all my life except for the four years that I served my country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, 1951 to 1955.   More...

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Letters

We all got flowers for Valentine’s Day

To the editor:   We would like to thank Rose Mary Montague owner of Daisy-A-Day Flower Shop for the beautiful flowers that she gave to every resident at the Kingfield Elderly Housing.   More...

Let them sell junk bonds and leave Maine’s mountains alone

To the editor:   I wish the Western Maine Chapter of the Audubon Society could have support from the State organization, but the NRCM and state Audubon Society both support windsprawl.   More...

‘Wow, I have a tough decision to make!’

To the editor:   In reading the requests for votes in the previous Irregular (Feb. More...

Community & Local News

Reynolds joins Marshall Communications

AUGUSTA — Nancy Marshall, principal of Nancy Marshall Communications announced recently that Eric Reynolds of Winslow has been hired as Internet project manager. More...

Fundraising auction

Kingfield Festival Days

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Days Committee will be holding its annual auction to raise the funds needed to put on the three-day event that takes place the third weekend in July.   More...

Pot roast supper on tap

FARMINGTON — A Community Pot Roast Supper will be held Wednesday, March 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. for $6 per person at the Fairbanks School Meeting House, Route 4, 2.5 miles north from the center of Farmington. More...

News from our Schools

MTA, French exchange students visit State House

State Representative Tom Saviello (RWilton) and exchange students from France and their student hosts from Mt. Abram High School stand in the House Chamber on Feb. 19. More...

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its second quarter honor roll for the 2009/2010 school year.   More...

Duct Tape Day!

Strong middle school students show their colors during Duct Tape Day. The theme day was part of the spirit week activities that were planned by the student council. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Never run after your own hat. Others will be delighted to do it — why spoil their fun? —Mark Twain 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 a wonderful tribute Saturday to a wonderful woman. Despite the snow, a large turnout of friends and family gathered at the Calvary Bible Church in Stratton to say their goodbyes to Carol Gray who passed away recently. More...