February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CV police turnover questioned

Carrabassett Valley Selectmen

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Turnover at the Carrabassett Valley Police Department has been stabilized and the training budget brought under control, Police Chief Scott Nichols told selectmen last week.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rusted Root to play Sugarloaf February 5

Adam Ezra Group to open the show

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will welcome the one-of-a-kind sound of Rusted Root to its main stage Saturday, Feb. 5 as the second installment in its annual Bud Light Concert Series.  More...

Kingfield Artwalk returns

KINGFIELD — Feb. 4 the third First- Friday Artwalk will be held in Kingfield and artwalkers will be treated to new work in almost every venue.  More...

One year anniversary celebration at CV Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The public is invited to the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center Saturday, Feb. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception in honor of the first year in the new library.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norman C. Coy

1943-2011 — He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and cooking

OQUOSSOC — Norman C. Coy, 67, of Oquossoc, passed away Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at his home.  More...

Errol ‘Sonny’Wentzell

1939-2011 — He served in the Army for two years and in the Navy for six

KEENE, N.H. — Errol “Sonny” Wentzell, 71, of Rangeley, passed away with his family by his side on Jan. 26, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

Mary Ellen C. White

She will be greatly missed by family and friends

PHILLIPS — Mary Ellen C. White, 66, of 5 Beale Street passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at her residence.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA alumni ski big at Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Saturday, Jan. More...

Saddleback Mountain Challenge returns

RANGELEY — The Saddleback Mountain Challenge will return for its third year Saturday, Feb. More...

Rail Jam on tap Fridays

RANGELEY — Saddleback is offering Friday Night Lights Rail Jam, each Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Staff will have the fire pit going, and will be serving food and drinks on the deck.  No lift ticket is required.   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...

McAlister Drive

Concert

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 4 & 5  Widowmaker Lounge, Sugarloaf Fri: 9 pm-Close • Sat: 4-6 pm, 9 pm-Close   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...

Single-sort cost still under review

KINGFIELD — If the Kingfield-New Portland Transfer Station continues utilizing the services of Sandy River Recycling, the town will be paying $52 per ton rather than $45. More...

Voters approve ATV access route

KINGFIELD — With no discussion, Kingfield residents approved an article, 60-53, allowing All Terrain Vehicles to use Route 27 and Route 142 as an access route at a special town meeting on Monday. Jan. 24. More...

New Portland: Two vie for selectman’s seat

NEW PORTLAND — It’s that time of year again when March annual town meetings are on the horizon, and that means folks vying of openings on the various boards. More...

Op-Ed

Time for each town to provide K-12 programs

It would seem that the self-serving Maine State Department of Education has once again succeeded in making certain that Maine continues its downward spiral. Maine was once near the top in providing quality public school education in this country. More...

Reward our students, don’t punish them

After reading the article in the newspaper titled “MSAD #58 gives half credit for drivers ed” (Original Irregular, Jan. 26, 2011, Page 7), I felt the need to respond.  More...

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Letters

Please settle a conundrum… - Free Access

I was wondering if you could tell me if the front page of the Irregular is the back page which on the other side has Page 30-something (31 or 27) on it. It has a Jordan Lumber ad on one half and usually a picture on the other half. More...

Driving school choice seems biased

After reading the article (“MSAD #58 to give half credit for drivers ed,” Page 7, the Original Irregular, Jan. More...

To Kingfield taxpayers

Thank you for supporting the Kingfield Recreation Department and authorizing the selectmen to allow us to use our savings for programs for the remainder of the fiscal year. More...

Community & Local News

Fish chowder luncheon slated

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon Friday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon includes chowder, biscuit, pickles, cheese, dessert and coffee/tea beverage. More...

Eustis receives food pantry donation

EUSTIS — The Stratton-Eustis Food Pantry recently announced that it received a $1,000 holiday donation from the Plum Creek Foundation to provide for those in need during the holidays.  More...

Offering dance lessons and more

Kingfield Recreation Department

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Recreation Department recently announced its upcoming programs as well as those underway and coming up in the future.  More...

News from our Schools

Butternut at the cafeteria

RSU #9 Food Director, Cheryl Ellis, pictured here with Mt. More...

MTA seniors’ fundraising continues

SALEM — It was recently announced that Mt. Abram senior fundraising continues with a number of opportunities.  Mt. Abram long sleeve shirts may be pre-ordered at a cost of $15. More...

Valentine items on sale

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Elementary School Parent Volunteer Group will be selling a variety of Valentine items and sweets at the school from Feb. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Groundhog Day is today  Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.  —Doug Larson  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

ANoTHER IRREGULAR READER IS BoRN!

Carter James Perkins Born: December 7, 2010 Gender: Male Weight: 7 lbs.  More...