March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kingfield: Route 27 plan moves forward

KINGFIELD — The Maine Department of Transportation will be surveying Route 27 and gathering input from the town’s Route 27 Committee before holding a public hearing sometime this spring.  More...

‘Wait and see’ on fireworks use

Carrabassett Valley

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley will be monitoring problems from the recent legalization of fireworks before enacting any rules or ordinances regulating their use.  More...

Technology revolutionizes special education

(Editor’s note: This and its related sidebar, “Apps for special ed are endless,” (page 19) is the final installment in the Irregular’s six-part series on how technology has impacted the educational system at MSAD #58)   More...

Arts & Entertainment

Cantrip comes to Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts will present Scotland’s high energy trad band, Cantrip, At Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, March 21, and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Thursday More...

‘Joel and Jana’ to perform

NEW PORTLAND — Friends, family and neighbors are invited to a Joel and Janna concert at the Western Mountains Baptist Church, Saturday evening, March 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

PEI trio comes to Kingfield, Strong - Free Access

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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Earl S. Eustis Jr.

1925-2012 — His smile, spirit and snapping brown eyes will forever be missed

PHILLIPS — A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, Earl Sumner Eustis Jr., at the age of 86, died peacefully after a long illness on March 10, 2012 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years.&nb More...

Richard Rowe

1932-2012 — He enjoyed fishing and woodworking

PORTLAND — Richard Rowe, 79, of Bean’s Corner, Jay, died early Sunday afternoon, March 4, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  More...

Gene L. Currie

1942-2012 — He enjoyed family—especially his grandchildren, friends & customers

STRATTON — Gene L. Currie, 69, of Stratton, passed away peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington under the excellent care of the doctors, nurses and staff, Feb. 29, 2012. More...

Sports & Outdoors

Flynn, Stewart take home titles at banked slalom

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Flynn from Damariscotta and 14-year-old Lindsay Stewart from Cape Elizabeth took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions last weekend at the second annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalo More...

CVA freestyle skiers compete in U.S. Junior Nationals

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Col. More...

Daly shines at Nationals

Ian Daly, (at left) from Kingfield and a 2010 CVA graduate, competed in Snowboard-skiing for Sierra Nevada College at the 2012 USCSA Nationals (US College Skiing and Snowboarding Championships), at S More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday  Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.  —Unknown   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Peter Farnsworth, Customs and Border Protection Officer at Coburn Gore, told the some 60 attending Friday night’s public speaking he “couldn’t be any more proud” as each of the children from the Stratton Elementary School took More...

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Snocross events draw 1,000-plus - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The East Coast Snocross Series & Rave X Outer Limits Tour went “extremely well,” and Jeff Jacques, owner of the Carrabassett Inn hopes the event will return next year. “The racers were happy. More...

MSAD #58 budget is daunting to many

SALEM — The proposed $10,114,552 MSAD #58 school budget for 2012-2013, which is up $258,000 over last year’s figure is daunting, “frightening and scary to a lot of people,” and Supt. More...

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The ‘Bottle Bill’ that passed

Legislative Report

In my last two articles I gave you the history of the bottle bill and I provided a summary of the eight bills that came in front of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee (“The ‘Bottle Bill’ law history,” Jan. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Possible 2013 Budget Impacts More...

Letters

Thanks for the great care...

My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has supported me during the sickness and passing of Gene Currie.  More...

Thanks for help on Phillips 200th birthday celebration

We wish to thank all of the many friends, community members, businesses and organizations who so generously pitched in to make Phillips 200th birthday party a success and to all the wonderful people who attended that made it a fun evening.  A ve More...

Community & Local News

Public supper slated

WILTON — The Wilton United Methodist Church will host a public Wilton Ecumenical Council supper March 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The menu will consist of baked beans, casseroles, salads, bread, desserts and beverages.  More...

Community center announces events

EMBDEN — Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, recently announced that it has ongoing sewing classes, Zumba, TOPS, Bone Builders and walking.  Additionally, Open-Gym is held Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Franklin Search & Rescue receives grant

KINGFIELD — Franklin Search & Rescue was awarded a $4,380 grant to purchase handheld radios to improve SAR communications at the March 6, Franklin County Commissioner’s meeting. More...

News from our Schools

Apps for special ed are endless

(Editor’s note: This and its related story, “Technology revolutionizes special ed,” is the final installment in the Irregular’s six-part series on how technology has impacted the educational system at MSAD #58)   More...

Fall 2012 kindergarten screening begins

MSAD 74 / RSU 74 (Anson, Embden, New Portland & Solon) will be holding kindergarten screening for all pre-school children entering kindergarten in the fall. Children must be five years of age on or before Oct. 15, 2012.  More...

Blood drive at MTA

SALEM — The Mt. Abram High School National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive Thursday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

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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...