February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MDOT OKs year trial of ATV access route

KINGFIELD — The All Terrain Vehicle Access Route from Depot Street to the wastewater fields on Route 27 has been approved on a one-year trial basis by the Maine Department of Transportation.  More...

Eustis voters to vote on 22 articles

EUSTIS — Eustis voters will determine the fate of 22 articles at their town meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 5 at the Community Building.  The first two articles select a moderator and elect town officers, will be determined at the elect More...

What an AOS will and won’t do - Free Access

With so much confusion surrounding the formation of an Alternative Organization Structure with MSAD #74, the Irregular put together a list of bullet points on how such an affiliation would work. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cape Breton Kitchen Party comes to Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton performers Wendy Mac Isaac and Andrea Beaton at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, March 2 and at Unity College Center for the Performin More...

Artist reception planned

An artist reception for local artist Patty Ritzo will be held at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Friday, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Music and blarney coming to Salem

SALEM — A+E Hill Country Music will be at the Salem Community Building Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bertha T. Bean

1919-2011 — She was a loving wife, devoted mother and superb homemaker

FARMINGTON — Bertha T. Bean, late of Farmington, passed away Feb. 14, 2011 after a brief illness. More...

Ronald James Meldrum

1931-2011 — He pastored eight churches in Missouri and Maine

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Ronald J. Meldrum passed peacefully into the presence of God at Titusville, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the age of 79.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

The Luce sisters, a one-two punch on the slopes

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — When it comes to sports, there are a lot of sibling combinations —Venus and Serena Williams, Payton and Eli Manning, Phil and Steve Mahre and Shannon and Daron Rahlves to name a few. More...

Rangeley Laker boys lose to number one seed by three

Western Maine Class D basketball quarterfinals

Rangeley, 51 Forest Hills, 54   AUGUSTA — The Rangeley Lakers boys took on the Forest Hills Tigers in the Western Maine Class D basketball quarterfinals at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday in what turned out to be a game decided i More...

SAST girls capture State Alpine Title

MSAD #58 Skiing

MSAD #58 — The Sugarloaf Area Ski Team, MSAD #58 middle school girls won the alpine state meet Feb. 19. The two events were a giant slalom held at Black Mountain in Rumford Feb. 16 and a slalom at Lost Valley in Auburn Feb. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

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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. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.  —Samuel Johnson  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Sometimes you have to believe in miracles or bizarre incidents... More...

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Accident at the ‘Cat

At 9:14 am, Tuesday, Feb. More...

School residency policy questioned

Town of Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Carrabassett Valley School Board will meet with legal council about the school voucher policy requiring students to attend MSAD #58 for one year to establish residency, and report back at the next meeting, March 24 at More...

MSAD #58: Frustration and confusion surround AOS

The AOS will be voted on by district towns Tuesday, March 8.

SALEM — Frustration, confusion and a lack of understanding of what it means for MSAD #58 to form an Alternative Organization Structure with MSAD #74 (Anson, New Portland, Embden, North Anson and Solon) were apparent at last Thursday’s AOS More...

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Questions of ATV Law

The recent selectmen’s letter supporting the Route 27 ATV route told the Department of Transportation that “State law does not permit children under the ages 16 to use this access route, so no children will be operating on said routes.&rd More...

In support of the AOS

Over the past several years MSAD #58 has faced serious financial challenges. We have had to make deep cuts which cumulatively threaten the quality of the educational experience we can offer our students. More...

Letters

15th Annual Polar Blast a great success

Thank you to everyone for supporting our 15th annual winter event. The 2011 Polar Blast was a great success. It was a picture perfect Saturday. More...

Political Letters & Commentaries deadlines

Political Letters and Commentaries deadline is two issues before the town meeting and/or vote. More...

Community & Local News

Upcoming Town Meetings and Elections - Free Access

NEW PORTLANDSaturday, March 5, 1 p.m., Community Building/Fire Station, elections, 8 a.m. More...

No warning lights for northbound ‘S’ turns

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Selectmen decided not to pursue the expenditure of about $15,000 to place flashing warning lights at the south end of the S-turns, and not place the request on the warrant of the March 16 Town Meeting.  Because of sch More...

Reichert seeks selectman’s position

Town of New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — March 5 residents of New Portland will meet at the New Portland Fire Station Community Room from 9 a.m. until noon for the election of officers. More...

News from our Schools

Gaynor Norcott takes first

Franklin County spelling bee

At the end of the evening on Wednesday, Feb. 9, one student speller would move on to the State Spelling Bee. More...

MTA releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. More...

From trebuchets to duct tape

STRATTON — The auditorium at the Stratton Elementary School was packed Tuesday, Feb. More...