December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Smiles and laughter make Community Table special - Free Access

STRONG — The smiles and laughter make the Community Table, a free luncheon at Strong’s Forster Memorial Building the last full week of every month, very special to lots of people. More...

AOS plan heads to the State

MSAD #58 School Board

PHILLIPS — Last week, the MSAD #58 School Board voted 7-2 to submit a plan to form an Alternative Organization Structure with MSAD #74 to the state.   Following the informational hearing in Phillips Thursday, Dec. More...

Illuminating a cause

Emily Maloney creates a star luminary. The clay centerpiece is just one of dozens created by locals at KC's Kreativity Center. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Leah Tysse comes to the Shipyard - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Leah Tysse, daughter of Dorothy and Harry Breen of Carrabassett Valley, will perform at the Shipyard Brewhaus at the Sugarloaf Inn Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 8 to 10 p.m. More...

Candlelight service at Reeds Mill Church

MADRID — Reeds Mill Church will hold its annual Candlelight Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 26 at 3 in the afternoon. More...

Holiday improv on tap

FARMINGTON — Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Blue Auditorium, the Mt. Blue Curtain Raisers Improv Group will be performing a pre-holiday break extravaganza with comedy, music and more.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phyllis Ann Berry

1940-2010 — She enjoyed playing beano, crocheting and drawing

LEWISTON — Phyllis Ann Berry, 70, of Phillips, died Monday evening, Dec. 13, 2010 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.   She was born in Augusta Nov. More...

Ellen Jacobson Loring

1923-2010 — She will be remembered for her sophistication, elegance and loyalty

NAPLES, Fla. & EASTPORT — Ellen Jacobsen Loring, 87, died December 11, 2010, at her home in Naples, Fla. after a long illness. More...

Timothy Jay White

He was active, warm, loving, and often very funny and entertaining

YARMOUTH — Timothy Jay White, 52, of Yarmouth and Carrabassett Valley died peacefully at home Monday, Dec. 13 after a courageous battle with ALS and pancreatic cancer.   More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ready to roll

The new JV Wing Snowmobile Cub Trail Groomer arrived Friday morning, Dec. 17. It’s so new, the plastic can still be seen on the seats. More...

Lady Roadrunners win one, lose one

Mt. Abram, 31 Livermore, 41

LIVERMORE — The Mt. Abram Varsity Girls took a road trip Tuesday, Dec. 14 to take on Livermore. More...

Laker boys take two

Rangeley, 47 Greater Portland, 36

RANGELEY — Rangeley boys beat Greater Portland Christian 47-36 Tuesday, Dec. 14.   Tied 33 at the half, Rangeley came out and scored the first basket of second half. 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...

Governor Recognizes Sugarloaf First Responders - Free Access

Governor Recognizes Sugarloaf First Responders   More...

Media Alert Regarding Today's Lift Incident  at Sugarloaf - Free Access

 **Sugarloaf Officials will be hosting a press briefing in the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel at 1:15pm today**

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MAINE (Tuesday, December 28, 2010) - Today, at approximately 10:30am, the Spillway East Chairlift experienced a rope derailment.  At this time, we have 6 injured guests who have been treated and transported from the mountain More...

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Clark stays on part-time until August 13

PHILLIPS — MSAD #58 Supt. Quenten Clark will be staying on as a part-time superintendent here until Aug. 13, 2011. More...

District’s money problems have no easy answers

PHILLIPS — Anger at having the Phillips Elementary School on a potential closure list dissipated when MSAD #58 Supt. Quenten Clark said there are no concrete plans to close Phillips elementary or any other district school.   More...

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Running for the State Senate

Legislative Report

Well, the 2010 election is behind us. The results are in and a sea of change can be expected. However, I do not want to talk about that yet. I want to talk about what it is like running for the State Senate. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

If your one Christmas gift was the ability to change something from your past, what would it be?

Deb Lander, Kingfield: "I wish I would've finished college." More...

Letters

Thanks for all your assistance on ice rink

The Kingfield Recreation Department would like to thank Dwayne Luce, Bill Swain, Rob Woodhouse and Dave Hart who spent a whole day setting up the ice rink last week. More...

Thank you for helping with our wreath sale

Carrabassett Valley Academy’s Parent Support Organization would like to give its sincerest thank-you to the Kingfield Post Office. More...

Letter correction

In the Dec. 15, 2010 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Irregular Letter, “Thanks for your support,” on Page 4, David & Jo Morgan are from Strong.   More...

Community & Local News

Working for a cure - Free Access

Sugarloaf Charity Summit

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- Everyday we are affected by cancer. Whether it is our own life, or that of people close to us we are all indirectly touched by the both the sadness and the strength that the plight to overcome the disease brings with it. More...

Recreation key to town endorsing conservation project

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Making sure present and “future” and unanticipated recreational activities are allowed in the proposed Crocker Mountain Conservation Project of nearly 11,798 acres in the Caribou Pond/Valley area is extremely More...

Recall ordinance to go before town meeting

PHILLIPS — An ordinance spelling out how elected town officials can be recalled will go before town meeting in 2011.   More...

News from our Schools

Welcome Christmas!

The Whos in Whoville celebrate Christmas Day despite the Grinch’s attmept to ruin it in the Mt. More...

Effective Schools meeting open to public

RANGELEY — A community Meeting for Effective Schools, sponsored by the RSU 78 School Board, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School in the Multi Purpose Room.   More...

Fundraiser makes $330 for CVA PSO

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nov. 30, a cooking class fundraiser was held at a private home here to raise money for the Carrabassett Valley Academy Parent Student Association.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Christmas is Saturday   More...

Gifts from the Heart

Christmas is in three days and you still haven’t gotten all the people on your list that something special? Well, here are a few foodie ideas that are sure to please anybody. More...