December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Saddleback to open December 16 - Free Access

RANGELEY — Saddleback Maine is planning to open Thursday, Dec. 16 for the 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season. A special early season lift ticket price of $35 will be in effect until more terrain opens up. More...

Deputy town manager hired

NEW PORTLAND — New Portland Town Manager Stacie Rundlett announced recently that a new Deputy Town Manager- Administrative Assistant has been hired to replace Jennifer Cooley who left for another position in North Anson. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Local authors present book discussion - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host local authors Alan Burnell and Kenny Wing Friday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. More...

Family Christmas musical drama offered

FARMINGTON — Those who saw the “Come As a Child to Christmas” float in the Chester Greenwood Parade recently may enjoy the family Christmas musical drama, “Christmas On the Air.”   It will be presented at the New More...

New art gallery opens on Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Saturday, Dec. 18 the Patricia Buck Emporium will host an opening reception to celebrate new art work and the holiday season.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edgar E. Brackett

1923-2010 — His stories and mischievous spirit will be remembered by his family

FARMINGTON — Edgar E. Brackett 86, of Rangeley died comfortably at Franklin Memorial Hospital Dec. 9, 2010 surrounded by his family. More...

Marc R. Carrier

1952-2010 — He enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling

AVON — Marc R. Carrier, 58, of Avon died Dec. 5, 2010 at his home following a long illness, with his family by his side. More...

Emery Leon Scribner Jr.

1926-2010 — He spent 15 years in the Army

RANGELEY — Emery Leon Scribner Jr., 84, died at his daughter’s home in Leeds on Dec. 6, 2010, following a long illness.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Roadrunners fall to Cougars

SPORTS & Mt. Abram basketball season kicks off

Mt Abram, 25 — Dirigo, 40   SALEM — Mt. Abram’s home opening regular season basketball game featured a triple header with the Roadrunners taking on Dirigo Friday, Dec. 10.   More...

Try it, you’ll like it

Snowboard reps, above, set up a board during Demo Days at Sugarloaf last weekend. More...

Cougars maul Roadrunners

Mt Abram, 22 — Dirigo, 66   SALEM — The Varsity boys were last to play in the triple-header Friday, Dec. 10, taking on the hometown team where new Head Coach Trevis Knapp played high school ball.   More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

(*) indicates new entries   SATURDAYS   FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET — 9 am-12 pm, Grange Hall, Bridge St., W. Farmington. 15+ members, veggies, plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. More...

Christmas Services

The Church of the Good   Shepherd   (Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, 864-3381, Rev. Judson Peeler, Rector. Friday, Dec. 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...

Kingfield Special Town Meeting to consider ATV access, more

KINGFIELD — Kingfield will hold a special Town Meeting tentatively set for Jan. More...

Sign of expansion

Mahlon Libby (right) and Johnny Markham attach the new sign at the entrance to Brackett Basin. More...

Kingfield to review sewer rates

KINGFIELD — Town representatives will meet with Maine Rural Water at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 20 to discuss adjusting sewer rates to make them more equitable.   At the Dec. More...

Lots of rain, but little flooding reported

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Over three inches of rain left lots of standing water, but few reports of flooded roads in northern Franklin County, according to Franklin County Dispatch.   More...

Op-Ed

‘Concerned Citizens’ await selectmen’s response

Nov. 8, 2010 a Concerned Citizens of New Portland meeting was held to discuss the dismay within the town. The 35 people in attendance proved that there is a general dissatisfaction with the direction that the town of New Portland is taking.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

A wake up call… again!

Recently, I noticed that the price of oil is creeping back up into the forewarned territory of unaffordability for far too many folks in our communities. We’ve been here before… in fact, quite a few times.   More...

Letters

Thanks for your support

Many thanks to all of the wonderful friends and family who worked so hard to make the “fantastic raffle” such a success. We sincerely appreciate it.   More...

Ice skating, dancing fairies and thanks to the Masons

The Kingfield Recreation Department is happy to announce that we have purchased an ice rink that will be set up in the next week in the Kingfield Town Park. More...

A hearty thank you

There was snow on the ground and joy in the air as mountain enthusiasts converged at Sugarloaf for the annual Tin Mountain Round-up Nov. 27 and 28.   Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this year’s drive such a success. More...

Community & Local News

Winter Windfall raffle tickets on sale

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Healthy Community Coalition

FARMINGTON — Tickets for the Healthy Community Coalition second annual Winter Windfall raffle are now available until the end of January. The raffle is sponsored by Franklin Community Health Network.   More...

Senator Thomas Saviello sworn in

AUGUSTA — State Senator Thomas Saviello (RFranklin County) took his oath of office Wednesday, Dec. 8. The oath was given by Governor Baldacci in the office of the Governor. More...

CORRECTIONS

Library hours, QofW & wind corrections   In the Dec. 8, 2010 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Carrabassett Valley Public Library winter hours,” on Page 7, the library will be open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Preparing to leave the building

Senior Advisor Barry London works with Dalton Gordon to fine tune some points for his Exit Exhibition. The seniors have been working this fall to develop an essential question of their own choice. More...

MSAD #58 Notes

MSAD #58 School Board Meeting   An informational school board meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Elementary School. Tours of the school will be offered at 6 p.m. More...

Not tired yet

Mt. Abram junior, Alex Larochelle, and a fellow student prepare a snow tire for mounting at the Foster Technology Center Annex located in the former Franklin Shoe factory in Farmington. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

First Day of Winter is Tuesday   Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. —Author Unknown   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Ever since I attended Central High School during the 1950s, I have known the Ronald and Rosella Pinkham family. Their daughters, Verletta Pinkham Lowell and the late Violet Pinkham, went to school with me. More...