March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents express concerns over irrigation project

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — About 30 people attended a public hearing at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library Tuesday, Feb. More...

Electric signboard OK’d, Wilkinson, Fotter reelected

Eustis Annual Town Meeting

EUSTIS — “Cool” was how Eustis resident Sandy Isgro described the request to raise $12,000 to purchase an electronic signboard for the community building facing the 60 voters present at Saturday’s Annual Town Meeting.  Mo More...

Technology is a tool, not the end-all in education

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth of a six-part series discussing the impact of technology in the classroom. In this segment, the Irregular attended an advanced placement calculus class at Mt. Abram High School)   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Down East Brass to perform - Free Access

KINGFIELD — The Kingfield POPS Festival of the Arts recently announced a benefit concert by the Downeast Brass Quintet at the Herbert Hotel Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. More...

PEI Fiddle Camp at Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Ward MacDonald & Prince Edward Island Fiddle Camp instructors at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center for a series of workshops Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11. More...

“IceStock” - Free concert on the ice

OQUOSSOC — Bald Mountain Camps Resort will present “IceStock,” a free concert on the ice, March 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Abbie Ellen Hoar

1915-2012 — She enjoyed knitting, reading and camping

FARMINGTON — Abbie Ellen Hoar, 96, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at the Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington, where she had resided for the past five years. More...

Muriel ‘Molly’ Ellingwood

1930-2012 — She will be sadly missed by many people

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Muriel “Molly” (Crocker) Ellingwood, 81, of North New Portland, died unexpectedly, Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 at her home in North New Portland.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA skiers get ‘good luck’ send-off

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Family, friends, CVA staff and local officials gathered at The Rack Thursday night, March 1, for a community send-off to congratulate four CVA skiers who are competing in the Marriott USSA Junior National Championships at More...

Ski Museum of Maine at Saddleback

RANGELEY — The Ski Museum of Maine will host a history of skiing in Maine display in the lobby of the Saddleback Base Lodge Saturday, March 10.  Museum staff will be selling raffle tickets for a Saddleback Season Pass and soliciting member More...

Park Shark Air Competition planned

RANGELEY — The second event of three in the Park Shark Competition at Saddleback Maine is the Air Event, which will take place in the Freerider Terrain Park Sunday, March 11.  Registration will take place in the lobby from 9 to 11:30 a.m.& 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, School St.,Kingfield. All paper gamesBOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30pm, New Portland Com. Library. More...

PEI trio comes to Kingfield, Strong Schools - Free Access

Public invited, free, courtesy of the Kingfield POPS in partnership with Skye Theatre

KINGFIELD -- The Kingfield POPS is presenting three of PEI’s top performers at Kingfield and Strong schools March 15. These concerts are free and the public is invited to attend. More...

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Brother donates kidney - Free Access

Mike Chase is hopeful others will learn how serious kidney disease is

FREEMAN — It was a very emotional experience, Freeman’s Mike Chase said, as he is still amazed that his younger brother, Jeff, would donate a kidney so that he could resume a more normal life. More...

Voters increase proposed budget

Strong Annual Town Meeting

STRONG — Voters approved a 2012 budget of $538,307, nearly $10,000 more than selectmen’s and budget committee’s original request.  More...

Op-Ed

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CV’s irrigation upgrade article is moving too fast

COMMENTARY

Let me start by saying I am not convinced that a new irrigation system is needed at the Sugarloaf Golf Course. Yes, it is true the system is over 20 years old. More...

Tax-prep help available

Legislative Report

Recently I put out a press release on tax programs online that supply free e-file software. Locally there is another way. It is called Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope. More...

Letters

Thanks to the community for its support

As the parents of the four CVA athletes competing in the J2 Alpine Nationals, we wanted to thank the community members who came out to cheer them on and send them on their way to Mammoth Mountain, Calif. at The Rack Thursday night, March 1.  More...

Community & Local News

Antique and collectible sale on tap

FARMINGTON — There will be an antique and collectible sale Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road, Route 4.  There is ample parking and the facility is handicapped accessible. More...

Pork roast dinner planned

EMBDEN — The Embden Community Center will have its monthly dinner Saturday, March 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.  The menu will consist of a pork roast dinner with mashed potato, mixed vegetables, apple sauce, rolls and ginger bread with whipped cre More...

Fish chowder luncheon

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon Friday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. More...

News from our Schools

Talking up a storm

The Kingfield Elementary School Public Speaking Night was Feb. More...

Lions Club celebrates peace at Rangeley school

RANGELEY — March 16, Stratton Eustis Lions Club will be awarding the sixth grade class that participated in the annual Peace Poster Contest through Lions international at the Rangeley School.  The public is invited to come and celebrate wi More...

Mt. Abram High School Course of Studies Handbook

School Notes:

The 2012-2013 Course of Studies Handbook has been posted at http://www.mtaroadrunners.org/index.php/academics.   More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday I don’t mind going back todaylight saving time. Withinflation, the hour will be theonly thing I’ve saved all year. —Victor Borge More...

Chili for Flavor!

I always think of chili as a winter More...