June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tempers flare as board reverses voters’ decision

RANGELEY — The last day of school in Rangeley was bittersweet for the teaching staff because the RSU #78 School Board voted to cut the social worker to a half-time position, despite the fact that funds were reinstated at the district-wide publi More...

Never too old

Kingfield resident Milt Simmons at 92 years young is still fly fishing. Must be the secret to his longevity — that and his passion for sports. (Mike Gilmore photo) More...

Arts & Entertainment

The Outside Track tours in Maine - Free Access

New England Celtic Arts will present the internationally acclaimed traditional Celtic band, The Outside Track, at Fisherman’s Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Monday, June 27, at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage, Wednesday, Ju More...

Museum joins artwalks

Kingfield Historical Society

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield Historical Society is joining the downtown artwalk venues this summer in addition to being open its regular 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hours Wednesdays.  This Friday, the museum will be open 5 to 8 p.m.  More...

Volunteer reception at SugarWood Gallery

Mission at the Eastward

FARMINGTON — The Mission at the Eastward volunteer teams have begun their work in Franklin County and SugarWood Gallery is hosting an appreciation reception for them and their local volunteer support groups this Sunday, June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. More...

Community & Local News

Pond honored for 17 years of service

MSAD #58

SALEM —Mike Pond, honored for his 17 years of service on the MSAD #58 School Board, said he’s seen a lot of changes in education over the years, some good and some not so good.  He was presented with a plaque for his years of service More...

Board votes to turn over old furniture to library

SALEM — The old furniture stored at the old Phillips cafeteria will be turned over to the Phillips library, after the eighth grade holds a fundraising yard sale.  More...

Chamber gets new director

RANGELEY — A local woman who grew up on the shores of Rangeley Lakes has taken over as executive director for the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.  Judy Morton grew up at the Town and Lake Motel on the edge of the lake owned by her pare More...

News from our Schools

Aliberti makes good on challenge

In front of the student body at the Kingfield Elementary School, Principal Mr. Aliberti had his head shaved. More...

Health fair held in Stratton

STRATTON — A school health fair was held at the Stratton School May 25.  The gym was set up with many booths covering topics of sun safety, identification of ticks, bike safety, backpack safety, massage and acupuncture therapy, good nutrit More...

Students learn ‘Cooking Matters’

PHILLIPS — Sixth grade students at Phillips Elementary School were offered a cooking class this spring. More...

Voters reject moving watering trough

Kingfield Annual Town Meeting

KINGFIELD — Village enhancement will move forward, but the watering trough will stay where it is, following an 89-63 written ballot vote at Kingfield’s Annual Town Meeting, after the wording allowing the trough to be moved 35 feet was exc More...

For Dave Mallett, performing with the BSO is a dream come true - Free Access

Performing at the Kingfield POPS is like a dream come true for songwriter/singer David Mallett because it’s something he’s always wanted to do –-putting his songs in front of an orchestra with his four-piece band behind him. More...

Lost teenagers found

EUSTIS — Two Stratton teenagers apparently became disoriented while on a fishing trip on Flagstaff Lake Monday night, June 13, resulting in them getting lost and having to spend the night nestled under their canoe on an island on the lake.  More...

Op-Ed

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Let’s REALLY get the facts straight

This is in reply to an article by Mike Daigle in last week’s Irregular (June 15, 2011, “Get the facts straight,” Page 3).  TransCanada is the owner of the Kibby project. More...

Letters

Dear area residents, friends and businesses

As part of the Lion’s Club team (Captain Bob Dennet) on June 12 I rode in the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association in Kennebunk in memory of my husband, Tom.  Today I would like to thank you for your support and generous pled More...

Cited budget is a partnership

I am writing to clarify information that was reported in a wonderful article about the Carrabassett Region of the New England Mountain Bike Association in last week’s Irregular (June 15, “Local bike club hot on the trail,” Page 13). More...

Proud of Ashley Shurtleff

All our family members are very proud of Ashley Shurtleff for the honor of being chosen one of the Marshals to lead the march of the Senior Class at the 2011 Mt. Abram High School graduation.  Eunice Shurtleff Strong   More...

Sports & Outdoors

MTA athletes praised, earn awards

SALEM — Tuesday night, June 14, the Mt. Abram High School baseball and softball teams gathered on the patio behind the school for a cookout and awards presentation.  More...

Ziplines, scenic lift rides open June 25

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf will begin summer operations of its ziplines and scenic lift rides Saturday, June 25, kicking off the second season for the new resort attractions.  More...

Junior golf program begins

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Alden MacDonald Junior Golf Program will take place twice a week for six weeks throughout the summer months at the Sugarloaf Golf Course.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

Western Mountain Activities

WEDNESDAYS THRU OCT 5FARMERS’ MARKET — 3-6 pm, frontNarrow Gauge Realty, Main St.,Kingfield.WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYSSKOWHEGAN FARMERS’ MARKET— 9 am-1 pm, outside Somerset GristMill, corner High & Court sts. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.  —Bob Dylan   More...

OUT & ABOUT WITH LAURA

Former Strong resident Richard A. Bean Sr., now of West Paris, will be at the White Elephant Restaurant Friday, July 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. where he will sign copies of his new book “A Strong Life.”  More...