March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Valley excited about Sugarloaf’s planned upgrades

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — “Town Officials are very excited to hear the news concerning the Spillway Lift replacement and improvements to the Superquad Lift,” said Town Manager David Cota.  More...

Sugarloafers to celebrate 60 years March 19

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — In 1951, Winter’s Way opened, marking the beginning of Sugarloaf Mountain as a ski area. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rustic Overtones to rock Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will welcome Maine’s own Rustic Overtones to its main stage Saturday, March 12 as the fourth and final installment in its annual Bud Light Concert Series  More...

First Friday-Artwalk adds three new events

KINGFIELD — Building on the success of the previous three First- Friday Artwalks, the Kingfield event on March 4 with have three new offerings for Artwalkers.  More...

Kennebec Trio comes to area

The Kingfield POPS invites community members to attend the Kennebec String Trio performances in MSAD #58 March 9

MSAD #58 — The Kingfield POPS invites the community to attend performances by the Kennebec Trio Wednesday, March 9 at the Strong and Kingfield schools.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bertha Nathalie “Nat” Snow

1923-2011 — She gave easily of herself with an open heart, gentle smile and lively wit

BUCKSPORT — Bertha Nathalie “Nat” Snow, 87, passed peacefully Feb. 22, 2011, returning to the waiting arms of her beloved husband, Guy Snow.  More...

Starr Adamo

1949-2011 — Her talent and upbeat attitude toward life inspired others

SCARBOROUGH — Starr Adamo, 61, of New Portland, died Feb. 20, 2011, at Gosnell Hospice House, Scarborough, after a long and courageous battle with chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  She was born Dec. More...

Alice Adeline Wiggins Densmore

1929-2011 — She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends

HANOVER, N.H. — Alice was born at home in Sunapee, N.H., Feb. 7, 1929, the daughter of Burt Wiggins Sr. and Aline Messer Wiggins. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother and grandmother.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Laker girls take one in quarters, fall in semis

Western Maine Class D Basketball Tournaments

AUGUSTA — The Rangeley Laker girls’ basketball team continued a long-time streak by making it to the 2011 Western Maine Class D basketball tournaments as the second-seeded team. More...

Lady Roadrunners third place overall champs

High School State Championships

The Mt. Abram Lady Roadrunners, after three days of racing and six events, had positioned themselves in third out of 11 high schools competing in the High School Class B State Championships at Black Mountain in Rumford and Mt. More...

Wescott’s banked slalom coming to Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Snowboarders will return to the roots of their sport and get a chance to test their skills against an Olympic champion March 19, when Sugarloaf and two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott host the first ever Sugarloaf More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

McAlister Drive

Concert

Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5 Widowmaker Lounge, Sugarloaf   More...

COMMUNITY THINGS TO DO

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St.,Phillips. All paper gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, SchoolSt., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

Western Mountain Activities

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BREAKING NEWS... MSAD #58 - Penalties will be removed if AOS is approved - Free Access

PHILLIPS -- If MSAD #58 and MSAD #74 vote to form an Alternative School Structure, and it is operational by July 1, 2011, they will not be penalized under the school consolidation law, according to an email from Jim Rier, of the Department of Educati More...

A kaleidoscope of Maine’s music coming this summer - Free Access

Highlights include BSO with Grammy Winning Conductor Lucas Richman, Dave Mallett, Frank Ferrel, Leah Tysse, Boreal Tordu and more

KINGFIELD — The ninth annual Kingfield POPS concert on June 25 will showcase the full sweep of Maine’s musical heritage, from its earliest Native American roots, through its Acadian traditions and New England fiddle heritage, to contempor More...

On the job

The Strong town crew was out in force during a recent snow storm. See Winter on page 9. More...

Atlantic salmon restoration could be huge boom to area

FARMINGTON — By the summer of 2014, there could be as many as 300 Atlantic Salmon in the Sandy River, according to Ron Joseph, retired wildlife biologist.  More...

CORRECTION

CV TOWN MEETING WRONG

In the Feb. 23, 2011 issue of the Original Irregular, in the article, “Upcoming town meetings and elections,” on Page 6, Carrabassett Valley’s elections will be held Wednesday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Op-Ed

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To the community members of RSU 78

COMMENTARY

We ask that you support the Reorganization Plan for RSU 78, Rangeley Lakes Regional School District, which will bring Rangeley Plantation into the RSU. More...

Don’t undermine Maine’s Clean Election Act

This legislative session, State Representative Jarrod Crockett, who represents District 90 (which includes Kingfield, Eustis, Rangeley), is sponsoring a bill, LD 120, that aims to weaken Maine’s Clean Election Act by eliminating Clean Elections More...

Letters

Thanks for a fantastic turnout

We would like to thank everyone for the fantastic turnout we had for our annual breakfast at the school gym.  More...

THANK YOU!

As you all know, Cheryl and I returned for our fourth year as Team Ten, with the goal of raising whatever monies we could to support the fight against cancer. Each year, the generous show of support is overwhelming, and we are so grateful for that. More...

You have been so wonderful

We would like thank Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf employees, friends and family for the cards, flowers, phone calls and food that we received upon the passing of John Roderick. Everyone has been so wonderful to us during this difficult time.   More...

Community & Local News

Judith Morton named chamber’s new executive director - Free Access

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Judith Morton has recently been hired as Executive Director. More...

CORRECTION

Wrong reference

In the Feb. More...

AOS Referendum Polling Places - Free Access

~ Tuesday, March 8 ~

AVON — 1 to 6 p.m. Avon Community BuildingEUSTIS — 2 to 6 p.m. Eustis Town HallKINGFIELD — 1 to 6 p.m. Webster HallPHILLIPS — 1 to 6 p.m. More...

News from our Schools

Winter Carnival tradition continues in Phillips

PHILLIPS — The last day of school before winter vacation was a real circus at Phillips Elementary School. It was Carnival Day, the grand finale of Winter Carnival Week 2011. More...

Digravio earns UNH graduate degree

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Ronald Digravio of Farmington graduated from the University of New Haven Jan. More...

P.A.C.K. week coming to Phillips

PHILLIPS — School nurse Myra Coffin announces P.A.C.K. Week, March 7 to 11, at the Phillips Elementary School. A fun and educational program, P.A.C.K. Week is aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.  —Jay Leno   More...

Very Vegetarian

You don’t have to eat meat to fulfill More...