April 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Internal candidates considered for superintendent

SALEM — The MSAD #58 School Board voted 5-3 to interview internal candidates for district superintendent before advertising and conducting an outside search.  More...

Meldrums honored by FCS&WCD

FARMINGTON — Bruce Tracy, Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, presented Jim & Joan Meldrum with a large sign for their conservation woodlot and thanked them for the excellent work that has been done over the y More...

Arts & Entertainment

Long Time Courting to perform at Skye, Unity

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Boston based Long Time Courting at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, April 20, and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, April More...

Benefit concert for ‘The Community Table’

STRONG — Two great bands, Greater Purpose and Backyard Bluegrass Band, have teamed up to give an uplifting performance to benefit “The Community Table” Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Forester Memorial Building.  More...

Zoo comes to Kingfield

KINGFIELD — Derek Small, Executive Director of the Granite State Zoo, a nonprofit conservation-education organization, is bringing some of the zoo’s animals to town. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Taylor Brown Jr.

He was a four-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Richard Taylor Brown Jr., 76, of Carrabassett Valley, formerly of Bolton, Mass., died April 5, 2011.  More...

Jeffery Paul McBean

1983-2011 — He will be remembered for his sense of humor, personal strength and outlook on life

AUBURN — Jeffery Paul McBean, 27, of Mechanic Falls, died heroically Saturday April 16, 2011, at the Hospice House, with his loving family and close friends by his side, following a courageous battle with Leukemia.  More...

Adam Lucien Nile

1992-2011 — He was a ray of sunshine, uplifting, happy, funny, loyal and giving

MECHANIC FALLS — Adam Lucien Nile, 19, of Poland died in an automobile accident in Mechanic Falls, April 8, 2011.  He was born in Farmington Feb. 8, 1992, the son of Jamie E. Nile and Catherine L Pingree. More...

Sports & Outdoors

SUGARLOAF’S ANNUAL REGGAE FEST ALWAYS DRAWS A UNIQUE CROWD - Free Access

  Dan Cassidy photo   Kathie Lee photo   photo Cassidy Dan   photo Dyer Krissi |align=l  More...

Saddleback Pond Skimming

...or is it early spring “pond swimming”?

Saddleback has its own spring celebrations including the popular Pond Skimming contest, this year held on April 9th. Skiers hope to skim all the way across the man-made pond, but many find themselves in the drink no matter what their technique. More...

Mt. Abram Spring Sports - Free Access

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Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

SATURDAYSFARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET— 9 am-12 pm, Grange Hall, Bridge St.,W. Farmington. 15+ members, veggies,plants, soaps, baked goods, crafts. Alsoonline market pick-up day location,www.westernmainemarket.com. FMI:778-6602. More...

Easter Church Services

The Church of the GoodShepherd(Episcopal Service) 2614 Main Street,Rangeley, 864-3381, Rev. JudsonPeeler, Rector. Wednesday, April 20,Prayers for Healing & HolyCommunion 9:30 am. 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...

Bigelow watch tower burned - Free Access

The first tower was erected around 1905; the one that was burned was built in 1948 and closed around 1972.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The watch tower now owned by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Land on top of Bigelow Mountain was burned Friday, April 15, according to Mark Russo with the Maine Forestry Fire Control based in Farmington. More...

School budget reductions aired

SALEM — MSAD #58 Supt. More...

Phillips recall ordinance on town meeting warrant

PHILLIPS — Resident Charles Wilbur submitted the revised recall ordinance with 82 signatures to be included on the June Town Meeting Warrant as a citizen initiative.  The board of selectmen voted to move the ordinance as submitted onto th More...

Op-Ed

District should focus on its larger issues and challenges

As the 2011-2012 budget process begins in MSAD #58, the rhetoric, assumptions, distractions, and a rousing chorus of “the sky is falling!” has begun. More...

Response to Walter Anderson’s commentary

(Anderson’s commentary, “Wind power is available and can be counted on,” ran in the Irregular April 13, 2011, on Page 3.)  More...

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Letters

Thanks for your support this season

I want to thank the supportive administration and teachers at Brunswick Junior High School, CVA, and Chris Putnam from the Sugarloaf Ski Shop who tunes my snowboard.  Thanks to my family and everyone at the Sugarloaf Inn for their support all se More...

Thank you Mike Higgins and crew

After writing my thank-you letter, which appeared in last week’s paper, I realized that I was remiss in thanking someone very important.  Mike Higgins and the Sugarloaf shuttle bus crew provide an invaluable service to our Fred Webster Sno More...

Irregular Letters...

Are always Welcome! Please keep them no longer than 300-500 words. Be sure to sign them, and include your Phone Number and Address. The Irregular, POB 616, Kingfield ME 04947-0616. More...

Community & Local News

Eustis receives $2,500 grant

BINGHAM — The Town of Eustis recently received a $2,500 Plum Creek Foundation grant to help fund the renovation of the bathhouse at the Cathedral Pines Campground public beach.  More...

Fire escape collapses, injuries sustained

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Four people were transported to the hospital early Sunday morning, April 17, after a fire escape with at least 10 people standing on it collapsed at the well known restaurant The Ski Rack on the Sugarloaf access road.  More...

Kingfield POPS expands benefits for businesses

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is working to help area businesses, attractions and artists benefit from the influx of visitors into the area over the 2011 POPS weekend.  More...

News from our Schools

MSAD #58 Arts Festival - Free Access

Tuesday, April 12, all students in MSAD #58 showed off their artistic talents in the annual Arts Festival, held in the Mt. Abram gymnasium. More...

New NHS inductees

The Mt. Abram Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 18 new members Thursday, March 24. More...

Anybody for Tea?

Afternoon tea with six lovely ladies proves to be a deadly proposition in a recent oneact play presented by Mt. Abram drama students. The ladies have a crush on handsome detective, Mr. More...

Irregular Regulars

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Thought for the Week

Earth Day is Friday  Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.  —Juvenal, Satires  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Happy Easter!

Easter is a quintessential food fest in most More...