January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local recounts fall from Spillway Chair - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It’s been a crazy 24 hours, said Rebecca London, 20, of Carrabassett Valley, who fell 20 feet into the snow during the Tuesday, Dec. 28 chairlift accident at Sugarloaf. More...

Hearing set on changing Phillips’ form of government

The Public Hearing will be held Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Phillips Elementary School.

PHILLIPS — Whether or not the town of Phillips should abandon the town manager form of government will be discussed at a public hearing Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Phillips Elementary School.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

High energy juggling group TWO to perform at Sugarloaf on Wednesday - Free Access

“One of the hottest juggling acts in the country"

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MAINE – Television’s Inside Edition has dubbed them “One of the hottest juggling acts in the country,” and this week the performers from TWO will bring their high-energy juggling to Sugarloaf’s King More...

Independent activity center offered

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Public Library is encouraging all patrons with young children to visit and take advantage of its new independent activity center.  Youngsters can make a polar bear puppet, a slithering snake bracelet and several oth More...

First Friday Artwalk returns - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Following the success of the inaugural Kingfield First Friday Artwalk in December, the galleries, museums and art venues in the Village of Kingfield will open their doors to the public this coming Friday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Wayne Allen

1948-2010 — He enjoyed both working and playing in the great outdoors

RANGELEY — Robert Wayne Allen, “Bob,” 62, of Rangeley Plantation, died unexpectedly of natural causes in the early evening hours of Monday Dec. 27, 2010, while on his plowing route in Rangeley.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Ice skating rink open to public

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Community Ice Skating Rink is now open to the public and free of charge. The rink is open from sunup to sunset.  More...

Foul shooting contest on tap in Rangeley

Show up and shoot!

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Regional School PTA will be holding its first ever Hoops for Hoops foul shooting contest Sunday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Gymnasium. More...

John Christie - Experiencing the ups and downs of the ski business

RANGELEY — Dreams turned to nightmares –-good sound decisions evaporated-– and John Christie was working about 20 hours a day seven days a week to make Saddleback a successful venture.  More...

Irregular Regulars

The day the gondola fell - Free Access

Reporter’s Notebook

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It seems like yesterday that I was at Sugarloaf/USA covering the Maine Special Olympics Winter games on Feb. More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical.  —Thomas Jefferson   More...

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Setting tranquil, despite chairlift derailment - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The setting was incredibly tranquil Tuesday, Dec. More...

Year in Review • 2010

(Part two of two)

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Twentyten is now history and twenty-eleven is underway. Nonetheless, there are still six months of Western Mountain events as recorded in the Irregular to recount, so let’s get underway.  JULY 2010   More...

Fifteen properties to be taken over in NP

NEW PORTLAND — At Monday night’s selectmen’s meeting, Dec. 27, town officials announced that there were 15 pieces of property in New Portland that would be taken over by the town on Jan. 9 due to non-payment of taxes.  More...

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Exercise your rights

Finally, after three years of struggling with the requirements of the School Consolidation law, the newly formed RSU 78 (Rangeley Lakes Regional School District) can apply its attention to the really important stuff… where we want to see our s More...

New wind application an ecological disaster, economic boondoggle

Angus King and Rob Gardiner’s new application for the industrial mountaintop wind proposal on the Highland Mountains in the face of the iconic Bigelow Preserve is an attempt to salvage a project which was ill conceived when it was first propose More...

Letters

Thanks for help on Children’s Shopping Day

The Community of Christian Women in Phillips would like to thank all those who supported the Children’s Shopping Day, both in time, items and money.  Donations were received from Weld, Rumford, Strong, Phillips, Avon and Madrid.  More...

Community & Local News

Sugarloaf rescue efforts went very well - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The rescue went very well, said Carrabassett Police Chief Scott Nichols. “We couldn’t be more pleased.” More...

Wind contributed to Spillway East Chairlift accident - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY -- The State of Maine Board of Elevators and Tramways believes that wind was a contributing factor in the lift derailment of the Spillway East Chairlift at Sugarloaf Tuesday, Dec. More...

Saddleback assists orphaned moose calf

RANGELEY — Recently, an orphaned moose calf was relocated to Second Chance Wildlife Inc. in New Sharon with the help of Saddleback Maine staff.  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...

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. Open to public. More...