March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

CV selectmen resolve planners’ issue

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -– Members of the board of selectmen met on Monday, March 22 in a regularly scheduled meeting. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Art show, Empty Bowl Supper on tap

SALEM — The district-wide Art Show will be held Monday, April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School on the same date, the annual Empty Bowl Supper will take place in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.   More...

McNair to give reading

FARMINGTON — Wesley McNair, Professor Emeritus and Writer in Residence at the University of Maine at Farmington, is the next poet in the 2009-10 Visiting Writers Series.   More...

The 'stars' come out in Strong

Ike and Tina Turner (a.k.a. MTA senior Lincoln Dyar and Strong School principal Felecia Pease) perform to a full house at the recently held 8th grade Variety Show in Strong. (Steve Mitman photo) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cornelius Breen Jr.

1922-2010 — He was an active member in churches wherever he lived

FARMINGTON —- Cornelius Breen Jr., 88, of Carrabassett Valley, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.   More...

Donald D. Fournier

1971-2010 — He touched and enriched many lives

LEWISTON — Donald David Fournier, age 38, of Avon passed away on March 25, 2010 after a brief illness at the Central Maine Medical Center.   More...

Ray Albert Pease

1943-2010 — He took pride in providing for his family

FARMINGTON — Ray Albert Pease, 66, of Freeman Township passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010 with his family by his side at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Rowland skis US Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -— Amie Rowland returned from this year’s US Alpine Championships with a few more notches in her already impressive list of accomplishments.   More...

Slideshow on Maine skiing history planned

KINGFIELD — The Ski Museum of Maine will offer a free “Fireside Chat” on this state’s rich skiing heritage Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Herbert Hotel.   More...

Local freestyler earns first national title

SQUAW VALLEY, CA – Carrabassett Valley has another reason to celebrate with the news coming from the U.S. Freestyle Nationals over the weekend. 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. (None on 4/21, on 4/23 instead) Reg. req’d.: 1-800-281-3703. 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...

Irregular Regulars

WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

April Fool’s Day is tomorrow   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

I’m not sure how many of you watch the Ellen DeGeneres Show every day at 4 p.m.... Well, whenever Howard and I are home we enjoy it. More...

Elaine Allen, Mother of the Year

STRONG — Strong native and mother of six children, Elaine Allen was recently named Mother of the Year by the Maine Chapter of American Mother’s Inc. More...

MSAD #58 budget reduced $500K

SALEM — Superintendent Quenten Clark presented the MSAD #58 School Board of Directors a preliminary budget for the 2010/11 school year last Thursday.   Due to reduced state subsidy, a $10 millionplus budget was reduced by $567,299. More...

MSAD #58 leaders in state

KINGFIELD — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday, March 29 that marked the commissioning of two new pellet boilers for the Kingfield and Strong elementary schools. More...

Op-Ed

It is insane to sacrifice our wild land heritage

My wife and I own a Maine Sporting Camp in the western mountains of Maine. We have lived and worked in Highland Plantation for over 33 years, building a business that depends on the wild character of our rural area. More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What makes you unique?

Jim Brochu, of Stratton: “Being French and being married to an Irish girl.” More...

Letters

And thank you Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club

To the editor:   Two weeks ago I wrote a letter to the Irregular about Ski-Skate, thanking Ski-Skate visionaries and Sugarloaf for providing such an educational and fun program for the children of this area.   More...

Thank you for supporting the Penny Sale Auction

To the editor:   A great big thank-you to the citizens of Phillips and surrounding communities for supporting the 12th annual Penny Sale Auction at the Phillips Public Library. More...

Thank you Keenans for your great help

To the editor:   I want to express our gratitude to Steve and Joanne Keenan for their immense help with the Kingfield Days auction on March 13.   We appreciate all the work you did to allow us to have a successful fundraiser. More...

Community & Local News

The Wilburs, sixty-seven years together

KINGFIELD — Erwin “Larry” and Lorraine Wilbur were married on March 13, 1943. Larry, a Kingfield native, was born not far from where the couple now lives. Lorraine was born in Dorchester, Mass. More...

Calling all entering kindergarteners

Area schools are about to begin their screening processes for children who will be entering kindergarten this fall.   The screening is for children who will be five by Oct. 15. And all schools require appointments.   More...

Smartboard technology unveiled

CARRABASSETT VALLEY –- Fire chief Courtney Knapp demonstrated the latest teaching and training tool for his and other departments and town residents prior to the Monday, March 22 selectman’s meeting.   More...

News from our Schools

AmeriCorps – raising the bar

NORTH ANSON — AmeriCorps member Michael Cooley is hoping to make a big difference in the Carrabec community.   More...

Students visit the ancient world

Kaitlyn Cowan and Fresca Pray, students in Mrs. Savage’s Ancient World Studies at Carrabec High School, learn about China, Korea and Japan. More...

Rangeley School • Easter Bunny Drawing Winners

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