November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Despite contention, AOS planning moves forward - Free Access

KINGFIELD — After about an hour of contention concerning whether or not MSAD #58 should move ahead and plan an Alternative Organization Structure with MSAD #74 (Anson, New Portland, Embden and Solon), it was agreed to move ahead with the planni More...

It’s turkey time on the White farm

STRONG — Turkeys and Thanksgiving are a tradition to many, so “The Original Irregular” went in search of some turkeys. Turkey farms are not abundant in northern Franklin County.   More...

Industrial mat company to open in New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — Although not enough members of the New Portland Planning Board showed up to make a quorum, the two who did heard from Enviro-Mat representatives Greg Pomerleau and his brother, Kevin Pomerleau, who told those present about their More...

Arts & Entertainment

James Keelaghan to tour Maine

Canadian legend James Keelaghan will perform Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, Nov. 17 and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Nov. 18. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. More...

Cougar talk on tap

FARMINGTON — Mark McCollough will give the talk, “The eastern cougar: wild cats or wild imaginations?” at 7 p.m. in Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, Wednesday, Nov. 17.   More...

UMF Concert Band to perform

FARMINGTON -— The UMF Concert Band, composed of more than 45 University of Maine at Farmington students and community members from Farmington and the surrounding region, presents its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce L. Blackwell

1932-2010 — She spent her time reading, watching the wildlife and keeping up on town politics

RANGELEY — Joyce L. Blackwell, 78, of Rangeley passed away Friday Nov. 12, 2010, at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington.   More...

Andrew L. Hutchins

1990-2010 — He was a great young soldier, husband, soon-to-be father, son, teacher and student

SABARI, Afghanistan — Cpl. Andrew L. Hutchins, 20, of New Portland, lost his life in Khost Province, at combat outpost Sabari, Afghanistan, on Nov. 8, while serving as a military policeman with the U.S. Army.   More...

Noel ‘Nick’ Irvin Philbrick

1955-2010 — He was very close to his family and was a great story teller

KINGFIELD — Noel “Nick” Irvin Philbrick, 54, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 while enjoying his routine nature walk on the Rapid Stream Road in Kingfield.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Soccer awards distributed

SALEM — Soccer awards were recently given out to members of the men’s and ladies’ teams at Mt. Abram High School.   More...

New bike club off to great start

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — While the hands-on work may be slowing down over the course of the winter, the enthusiasm generated by the newly formed Carrabassett Region Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association is going strong.   More...

Babe Ruth info meeting held

SALEM — An NFC Babe Ruth informational meeting was held Nov. 5, at Mt. Abram High School.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

THURSDAYS   STUDY GROUP: ‘SCIENCE OF MIND’ — 7-9 pm, Sweat Lodge, LaGrange. Teachings & techniques in infinite power of spiritual mind healing. Free. FMI: 943-5740.   SATURDAYS   More...

It’s time to shop!

And where better than locally? And what better than local hand-crafted and homemade items and goods? The area is awash in holiday fairs, so take advantage and shop now!   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...

This Week's Cover - Free Access

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SPC Andrew Hutchins remembered as a great person - Free Access

NEW PORTLAND — “While you always say someone was a ‘great person’ when something happens, Andrew Hutchins was ‘really a great person,’” said Michael Golden, who was Hutchins’ basketball coach at Carrabe More...

Phillips Selectmen cannot initiate recall ordinance

PHILLIPS — A recall ordinance must come from a citizen initiative and not from the board of selectmen, Chair Nancy Morgan told citizen Charles Wilbur at last week’s board meeting. More...

Condor public comment period undetermined

WESTERN MAINE — The tentative timetable for review of the final Environmental Impact Statement of Massachusetts Air National Guard Proposed changes to Condor Airspace over Maine and New Hampshire has been pushed back, and will not take place D More...

Op-Ed

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Twenty-four million children and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes. More...

Can you make sense of the push for wind power?

I was pleased to read the letter by Karen Pease discussing impending Industrial Wind proposals in our mountains. I have read a lot of this information and have repeatedly asked wind proponents to show me something that would disprove any of it. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What do you plan on doing over Thanksgiving break from school?

Logan Boyce Phillips: "Eat." More...

Letters

Mock Mass Casualty Incident drill a success thanks to many

On Sunday, Nov. 7 Sugarloaf hosted a large scale mock Mass Casualty Incident drill as reported in the Irregular’s Nov. 10 issue. More...

MSAD #58 sports fundraiser…

Have you ever laughed so hard that you have literally rolled out of your chair onto the floor? Or laughed so hard that your stomach is sore the next day?   More...

Thanks Wayne and Grace

The Kingfield 8th grade class and the MSAD #58 district wide middle school and JV sports program would like to extend a special thank you to Wayne and Grace Hooper of Kingfield for their generous donation of two loads of seasoned, split and delivere More...

Community & Local News

Dunphy to meet constituents

NORTH ANSON — Larry Dunphy, newly elected State Representative for District 88, will be available to the public Nov. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Meeting time changed

Lexington Historical Association

LEXINGTON — The Lexington Historical Association meeting will be Dec. 5, at the home of Wright and Connie Pinkham at 6 p.m. (this is a change in time). canned or fresh vegetables, biscuits, gravy, pie ingredients, and more. More...

Wreaths, kissing balls available

FARMINGTON — Safe Voices (formerly AWAP) will be making wreaths and kissing balls for the holiday season to benefit its programs. The order form can be downloaded at www.safevoices.org and mailed or faxed to the agency. More...

News from our Schools

School Notes

• Report cards were given out at Mt. Abram Monday, Nov. 15.   • School Board Meeting Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Strong Elementary School.   • PTC Christmas Craft Fair   More...

Students attain life saving skills

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — At Sugarloaf’s Critical Incident Training Exercise Sunday, Nov. 7, some unlikely responders sprung into action. More...

Empty bowl supper

SALEM — This year’s Mt. Abram Pottery and Personal Chef classes are working together for the annual Empty Bowl Supper Thursday, Nov. 18 between 5 to 7 p.m. at Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

Sol Fast’s Fantastic Fish

A Reporter’s Notebook ~ Using simple scraps of wood, Sol Fast hand carves fish of all shapes and sizes

PHILLIPS — When I was offered the opportunity to do this story, I was excited to say the least. Not only because it would be my first interview, but also getting to work with Steve Mitman, a great photographer. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. —Anais Nin   More...