May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

CV school budget comes before voters May 17

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Voters will have an opportunity to give the Carrabassett Valley School committee authority to amend the secondary school contract with MSAD #58 to eliminate the requirement for town students to attend a district school in More...

Public offers input on school budget

SALEM — The idea of coming up with a long range plan directing educators on how to deal with declining enrollment without having to change in mid-stream was echoed by teachers at the MSAD #58 School Board’s budget deliberations.  More...

Friends since first grade —all honor seniors - Free Access

SALEM — Friends since first grade, five seniors are all honor seniors in Mt. Abram High Schools Class of 2011. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Artwalks return for summer

KINGFIELD — Following the success of the Kingfield First Friday Artwalks this winter, there will be a series of four Summer Artwalks, each occurring the Friday night of a weekend full of summer events in the Village of Kingfield.  Each Art More...

Scotland’s Old Blind Dogs to perform

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Scotland’s undisputed masters of tradition at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston Tuesday, May 10, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, May 1 More...

Fiddler-step dancer to play Skye

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Skye Theatre’s 2008 Entertainer of the Year, April Verch, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Monday, May 16. Curtain for this event is 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herschall B. Harnden

1914-2011 — He served in the Army during WWII

FARMINGTON — Herschall B. Harnden, 97, of Farmington, formerly of Phillips, died early Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, at the Sandy River Center for Care in Farmington, where he had been a patient for five years.  He was born Jan. More...

Clara B. Ford

1914-2011 — She was born in Phillips

AUBURN — Clara B. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Mt. Abram boys split doubleheader with Madison

MTA Boys’ Baseball

SALEM — Last Saturday, the Mt. Abram Boys Baseball Team (O-1) hosted Madison High School in a rare weekend doubleheader. Each team walked away with a win.  Mt. Abram, 4 — Madison, 2   More...

For the ‘Sole Sisters,’ the marathon is about finishing - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It may be the 29th year for the May 15 Sugarloaf Marathon and 15K, but it’s the first for a group of six mothers who started running to lose baby fat, but now, use it to teach them and their kids lifelong lessons of More...

Largest field ever coming to Sugarloaf Marathon

Largest field ever coming to Sugarloaf Marathon  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 gamesBINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, SchoolSt., Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

BREAKING NEWS - Brenda Stevens to be MSAD #58 Superintendent of Schools. - Free Access

SALEM -- After a lengthy interview, the MSAD #58 Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Brenda Stevens of New Portland, to be the next Superintendent of Schools. Stevens is currently the Principal at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Highland Wind withdraws LURC application, plans to resubmit - Free Access

PORTLAND -- In a letter to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission Monday, May 2, Highland Wind withdrew its application for a 117-megawatt wind energy facility in Highland Plantation, stating it intends to resubmit it at a later time. More...

Here’s to the royal couple - Free Access

  Mt. Abram High School Secretary, Judy McCurdy of Kingfield toasts the royal nuptials with a cup of tea at work Friday morning after the couple was married. (Sharon Dudley photo) |align=left|width=149|height=250|link=node]  More...

Town controls Rec Department checkbook - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The town has had possession of the Kingfield Recreation Department’s checkbook for the past 18 months at the recommendation of an auditor, and all departmental expenses have gone before the selectmen as part of the town warran More...

Op-Ed

Say ‘No’ to a bulk propane tank in Rangeley

COMMENTARY

This past weekend I was shocked to learn that a new company is looking to build a bulk propane tank right in Rangeley on the extension of Main Street just outside of the center of town.  More...

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Letters

Once again disappointed in the Irregular

I am, once again, disappointed that the Irregular choose to run a “story” by reporter BJ Bangs (“Kingfield Rec Department ‘gone rogue’ put back in fold,” April 27, 2011, Page 1) without checking the facts or asking More...

Thanks for your support

I would like to thank Dr. Cummings, Dr. Ball, all the nurses and staff at FCMH and the caring staff at Edgewood Rehab for my recent stay, and my roommate Susan Adams.   And thanks to Home Health and family and friends for cards, support, etc. More...

To Stratton/Eustis residents & friends

Last year was our first year of organizing & cleaning up our scenic roads & highway in the Eustis/Stratton area. More...

Community & Local News

POPS tickets discounted for locals - Free Access

This special pricing is available from May 6 to 21

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS is offering an early-bird locals’ discount on tickets for the June 25 concert. For two weeks, from May 6 to 21, ticket prices will be discounted 40 percent to almost 50 percent for area residents. More...

Kingfield budget committee recommends minimal cuts

KINGFIELD — Kingfield Budget Committee made minimal reductions in its proposed 2010-2011 municipal budget at their meeting last week.  More...

Town Hall phone service atrocious, needs change

KINGFIELD — The phone service at the Kingfield Town Hall is atrocious, and board of selectmen chair Heather Moody said, it’s so bad that she has been using the computer communication tool, Skype, to call the town hall or other department More...

News from our Schools

Mt. Abram High School releases honor roll

SALEM — Mt. Abram Regional High School recently released its NUMBER quarter honor roll for the 2010/2011 school year. More...

Magic or science?

PHILLIPS — According to the astronomical viewpoint, spring officially arrived in Maine at 7:21 p.m., Eastern Time, Sunday, March 20. More...

District to destroy special ed records

MSAD #58 is notifying those former students who are 26 years of age (birth dates on or before Oct. 15, 1985) and their parents that their special education records will be destroyed on July 31. More...

Irregular Regulars

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What are your thoughts on Osama Bin Laden’s death?

  Victoria Parker, Kingfield: “It will give some people a sense of closure.”   Bill Kelley, Southern Maine: “I think it’s great.  More...

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Mothers Day is Sunday  Mother —that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.  —T. DeWitt Talmage  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...