September 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sidewalk plans take new path to school

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Selectmen met Monday, Aug. 30 and heard from Mark Hume, Region 3 engineer for the Maine Department of Transportation.   More...

Lumberjack competition new to fair

The New Portland Lions Club Fair will run Friday to Sunday, September 17 to 19

NEW PORTLAND — The 78th annual New Portland Lions Club Fair and 15th Annual Maine Crafts Festival will get under way Friday, Sept. 17 and run through Sunday the 19th at the New Portland Lion’s Club fairgrounds on Route 146.   More...

Arts & Entertainment

It’s ‘Pandemonium’ at the gallery

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery is currently hosting “Pandemonium,” the UMF Faculty’s Art Exhibit, through Sunday, Sept. 26. In addition, gallery talks will be held on three separate dates. More...

Scot & Joe rock n’ roll

The Sixth Annual Fall Festival will take place Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Saddleback Maine. More...

Talk covers the Fly Rod Crosby Trail

FARMINGTON — Ben Godsoe from Madrid Township will introduce attendees to Fly Rod Crosby and the trail that bears her name at 7 p.m. in C23 in the Roberts Learning Center, University of Maine at Farmington. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Aldana Pearl Witham Pingree

1940-2010 — She will be remembered by family and friends for her generosity, laughter, song and dance, crazy antics, work ethic and candidness

AUBURN — Aldana Pearl Witham Pingree died of pancreatic cancer at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 26, 2010, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, under the watchful care of the hospice staff, her daughter, Catherine, and her son, Michael.   More...

Marilyn L. Reed

1931-2010 — She enjoyed camping, gardening, reading, cooking, taking care of her family and traveling

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP — Marilyn L. Reed, age 79, died Aug. 27, 2010 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington where she had been a patient for the past several days.   More...

Roaine Hazel Hatch

1924-2010 — She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and sharing smile

CHESTERVILLE — Roaine Hazel Hatch, 85, formerly of Wilton, died early Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2010, at her son’s home in Chesterville where she had resided for the past five years.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

New lake landing sites for hiking, picnicking offered - Free Access

RANGELEY — As summer winds down and autumn approaches it’s a good time to remember that this is perhaps the very best time to enjoy a hike in the forest, a paddle on the lake, a picnic by the lakeshore or a leisurely scenic boat ride. More...

INside the OUTside

Sugarloaf plans expansion to Burnt Mountain

It’s been speculated about for a long time... And now the time has come. More...

ATV club meeting set for September 12, public invited

STRATTON — The Flagstaff Area ATV Club is inviting all interested parties to its next meeting Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Center on Main Street. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Grandparents’ Day is Sunday   More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Cole Nok Hem Born: August 16, 2010 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. More...

Wind developers discuss ‘tangible benefits’

HIGHLAND PLANTATION — Saturday morning, Aug. 28, Angus King and Rob Gardiner of Highland Wind, LLC subsidiary of Independence Wind, Brunswick visited the assessors in Highland.   More...

Environmentally, economically— Sugarloaf expands

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Cut a tree; make a dollar. Cut another; make another. And at the same time, create the perfect path for skiers and riders to carve through deep powder among the trees in Sugarloaf’s newest glades.   More...

Op-Ed

A great sales pitch

I recently attended my town meeting in Highland Plantation and listened to wind developers announce the tangible benefits that we would be getting once their wind project is complete. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If you could live successfully and happily anywhere in the world, where would that be?

Neal Trask, of Carrabassett Valley: “Anywhere in Maine, north of the Volvo line.” More...

Letters

NorthStar has strong region-wide coverage

I would like to add a clarification to Laura Dunham’s article, “Dog Bites Woman” in the September 1 edition of the Original Irregular (Page 8).   More...

Vote for Dr. Tom Saviello for the State Senate

The unique and sensitive issues we’re facing as a state and country right now require a style of leadership that seeks to understand the complexities within these issues. More...

Thank you for caring during our loss

Our warmest thanks for the flowers, food, cards, phone calls, scholarship donations, hugs, and prayers generously sent our way during our recent loss of our beloved Mother, soul mate, twin sister, grandmother, aunt, greatgrandmother, great-aunt, cou More...

Community & Local News

Antiques appraisal fair returns

There will also be an antique cars exhibition, gourmet lunch fundraiser and a Fair Trade craft fair

KINGFIELD — Two local groups are hosting a joint fundraiser Friday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Camden National Bank lawn.   More...

Bottle drive benefits snowboard team

PHILLIPS & STRONG — Saturday, Sept. 11, the RideOut Snowboard Team will be holding bottle drives in Phillips and Strong. More...

CORRECTION

Dog bite story correction

In the September 1, 2010 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Dog bites woman,” on Page 8, the Kingfield dog constable was able to contact and visit the Bensons that evening. We regret this omission.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   WEDNESDAYS   WORKSHOP: JUMP-START JOB SEARCH — 8:30 am-12:30 pm, CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E, Wilton. (None 9/29) 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...