December 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Governor LePage to host town meeting at MTA - Free Access

SALEM — Gov. Paul LePage will be at Mt. Abram High School Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a town meeting. This event is open to the public and doors will be open at 5:15. More...

BJ awarded

BJ Bangs won the 2011 Muse Medallion for the series, Problems caused by cat and dog overpopulation, which appeared in the Original Irregular earlier this year. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Rangeley’s Giving Tree lighting a success

RANGELEY — The 24th Annual Lighting of the Rangeley Giving Tree was a wonderful success. Approximately 150 people turned out, in perfect weather, to share in the celebration of this traditional event.  More...

Hard at work

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club members Louise Marcous (left to right), Bev Oliver, Pat Durham, Jeannine LeVigne and Melanie Knaut work on decorating the Titcomb House for Chester Greenwood Day Dec. 3. More...

Free seniors’ Christmas meal offered

FARMINGTON — Wednesday, Dec. 21 there will be a free Senior Citizens Christmas meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Living Waters Assembly of God, 547 Wilton Road.  For more information, call 778-6190 or 491-1205.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda I. Barden

1951-2011 — She enjoyed being with her family and especially her grandchildren

TEMPLE — Linda Irene Barden, age 60, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at her home in Temple following a long illness.  More...

Rae Lynn Jackson

1964-2011 — She liked outdoor activities, reading, listening to music

SALEM — Rae Lynn Jackson, 47, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at the Maple Crest Nursing Home in Madison. More...

Community & Local News

Blood drive slated

SKOWHEGAN — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Friday, Dec. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Redington-Fairview Hospital, 46 Fairview Avenue.  More...

All-you-can eat community breakfast

KINGFIELD — A community all-you-can-eat breakfast is being offered Saturday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. More...

Madrid Historical Society to meet

MADRID — The Madrid Historical Society will hold its next monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 12 at the historical society building, located at the corner of School House and Reeds Mill roads at 6 p.m.  More...

News from our Schools

Strong school receives national recognition

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education recently notified MSAD #58 that the Strong Elementary School is being recognized as a 2011 Title I National Distinguished School as part of an initiative of the National Title I Association. More...

Stratton school releases 1st trimester honor roll

STRATTON — Stratton Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2011/2012 school year.  More...

Phillips school releases honor roll

PHILLIPS — Phillips Elementary School recently released its first trimester honor roll for the 2011/2012 school year.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Pearl Harbor Day is today  Pearl Harbor caused our Nation to wholeheartedly commit to winning World War II, changing the course of our Nation’s history and the world’s future.  —Joe Baca   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

It sure does look strange to look out my office window and see an Amish buggy going down our road, but that is a way of life here.  More...

Renshaw nominated for People to People - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Cheyenne Renshaw, 13, a seventh grader at Kingfield Elementary School, has been nominated for the People to People student ambassador program, and will go to France, Italy and Greece for 20 days next summer. More...

Snowcross snowmobile race may come to CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — A Snowcross snowmobile race may be coming to Carrabassett Valley March 9 to 11.  More...

Toys for Turkey helps Kingfield Giving Tree big time

KINGFIELD — Kingfield’s Giving Tree brings a little bundle of joy to many on Christmas, and thanks to the efforts of Shipyard Brewhaus’ Toys for Turkey, the Giving Tree received 136 toys to be given out this year in addition to the More...

Op-Ed

What a summer project!

Last May, I received a phone call from my friend Rebecca Kurtz at Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.  More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

As a kid, what did you want to do when you grew up, and what do you do today?

Lorraine Savage, Kingfield: "Nurse. Today, wife, mother and grammy." More...

Letters

Highland Wind not acceptable

Highland Wind came to our town 2 ½ years ago with a plan that sounded exciting on the surface. More...

‘Tis the season for Christmas giving…

The Flagstaff Area Business Association would like to recognize the following for their community contributions during this holiday season:  More...

Thank you Shipyard for the toys

On behalf of the Kingfield Giving Tree I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Shipyard Restaurant owners and employees for again hosting the Toys for Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner fundraiser.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Local women to appear on Bill Green’s Maine - Free Access

PORTLAND — Saturday, Dec. More...

Youth basketball comes to Western Maine - Free Access

SALEM — The Western Mountain Youth Basketball Organization began its 2011-2012 season Sunday, Dec. 4 at Mt. Abram High School. More...

Gearing up for a good year

The Mt. Abram Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Teams, joined by coaches Doug Lisherness (left) and Brittney York (right, bottom row) pause for a team photo during a recent practice. More...

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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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...