March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire department raises discussion

NEW PORTLAND — It took a little over two hours for some 50 residents to act on 42 articles at the annual town meeting on Saturday at the New Portland Community Building, slashing about $22,500 compared to last year’s budget.   More...

Strong voters approve warrants

STRONG —- About 80 residents came out on Saturday to approve a 57-article warrant that appropriated $533,135 for town operations. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Grace Potter and Rustic Overtones to headline March concerts at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Bud Light Concert Series kicks into high gear at Sugarloaf in March, with shows from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and the Rustic Overtones scheduled for March 13 and March 27.   More...

Kingfield student’s play to be performed

FARMINGTON — On March 12 and 13 Mount Blue Theater Company will present a play written and directed by student Tim Reid, of Kingfield, as part of the Mt. Blue One Act Festival. More...

SAVES holds dance with Shepherd’s Pie

FARMINGTON — Shepherd’s Pie and SAVES are teaming up to put on a dance on March 13, at the North Dining Hall, University of Maine Farmington from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elbert H. Lambert

1915-2010 — “Home is the sailor, home from the sea. Home is the hunter, home from the hill.” —Stevenson

STRONG — Elbert passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010.   More...

Lena Taylor

1929-2010 — She enjoyed knitting, driving, working the American Legion booth at the Farmington Fair and playing ‘Beano’

AUBURN —- Lena Taylor, 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin.   More...

Lorraine Mary Arsenault Boyd Chepren

1918-2010 — She leaves a legacy of business entrepreneurship and commitment

SKOWHEGAN — Lorraine Mary Arsenault Boyd Chepren, 91, formerly of New Portland and Hudson, Fla., died late Thursday evening, March 4, 2010 at the Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan, where she had been a patient for a few short weeks. More...

Sports & Outdoors

SETH WESCOTT - Free Access

  SETH WESCOTT signs a helmet for a young fan during “Seth Wescott Day” at Sugarloaf on Saturday. It was the first official public appearance the SBX Gold medal winner made since his return from the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. More...

Mt. Abram skiing still alive and well

LOCK MILLS –- Most sports teams end their season after the state competition, however in alpine and Nordic ski racing, the top state finishers go on to the state selection teams and compete in the TD Bank Eastern High School Championships. More...

Alex Jenson, Eastern Freestyle Champion

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Waterville native Alex Jenson entered this winter season physically and mentally prepared to achieve her goal of qualifying to compete in this year’s US Freestyle National Championships.  More...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Lily Rae Bachelder Born: November 30, 2009 Gender: Female Weight: 5lbs. 9oz. Length: 19 ½ inches Parents: Kiley R. More...

Officials to seek reimbursement for rescues

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — After meetings were conducted Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon, March 3 and 4, it was decided that the Carrabassett Valley Fire Department and Sugarloaf Mountain are going to seek reimbursement for joint rescues co More...

Kingfield cemetery expenses raise some questions

turned out at Kingfield Elementary School on Saturday morning to approve a six-month budget for the town that will take Kingfield through June in order to implement the move to a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. More...

Eustis Town Meeting voters well-informed

EUSTIS —- Most of the 33 articles on the Eustis Town Warrant passed with ease in a little under an hour and a half on Saturday morning. Only one article saw a bit of debate. More...

Op-Ed

The Ecumenical Heating Fund and Rev. Susan Crane

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”   The Dalai Lama More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is your favorite day of the year? Why?   More...

Letters

Thank you for making this dream come true

To the editor:   I am so happy and my heart is so warmed that I would like to shout from the roof the new Carrabassett Valley Library and Community Center, but at 81 ½ years of age that is not going to happen.   More...

And we have a winner —molasses cake that is

To the editor:   In the March 4, 2009 issue of The Irregular you published my plea for a molasses cake recipe like the one my grandmother Pillsbury of Phillips used. I was overwhelmed by the responses from 14 readers.   More...

Thank you Titcomb volunteers!

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Community & Local News

Sugarhouse tour planned March 13

SKOWHEGAN — A tour of Chez Lonndorf, Maple Sugarhouse, will be held Saturday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.   Owners/operators Iver Lofving and John Ackley will explain and demonstrate the finer details of the operation. More...

Food pantry March 25

STRATTON — Due to a scheduling conflict, the Stratton-Eustis food pantry day for this month is set for Thursday, March 25 at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Genealogical society to meet

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will be holding its regular monthly meeting on March 13 at 10 a.m. at the University of Maine at Farmington Mantor Library Computer Lab.   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...

Kingfield Festival Days Auction

Herbert Grand Hotel 246 Main St. Kingfield March 13th Viewing starts at 4 p.m. Silent auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Live auction following. FMI: Sarah Churchill, 265-2428   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...