May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Yankee’ tells you where to go - Free Access

WESTERN MAINE — Yankee Magazine, that compendium of all that’s New England, once again compiled its “Best of New England” list, publishing it in the May/June 2012 issue. More...

Cell tower hearing set

EUSTIS — The Eustis Planning Board will hold a public hearing Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton-Eustis Community Building on Main Street in Stratton.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Olympic Symphonium comes to Skye - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts presents The Olympic Symphonium at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Sunday, May 6. Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session starts one hour prior to curtain. More...

Olga Wing featured artist at SugarWood

FARMINGTON — An Open House Reception to welcome Olga Wing and her artwork will be held at SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway, from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, May 4 and from 11 a.m. to p.m. day, May 5. The public is invited.  More...

Drag show returns to the Tavern - Free Access

KINGFIELD — Gifts of Love… They come in all shapes and sizes. Six-foot-two. 14EEE. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

June E. Durrel

1916-2012 — She was a Sunday School teacher for many years

STRONG — June Esma Haggan Durrell, 95, passed away of natural causes April 22, 2012, at home in Strong.  She was born in Phillips, June 2, 1916, the daughter of Carlton B. and Manette L. Haggan. More...

Marita E. Littlefield

1928-2012 — She volunteered at the nursing homes in the area

FARMINGTON — Marita E. Ripley Smith Littlefield, 83, born to Eva Moores and Stanley Abbott Ripley, passed from this world to her heavenly home April 20, 2012.  More...

Mildred L. Vernesoni

1922-2012

FREEPORT — Mildred Louise Vernesoni, 90, died on April 23, 2012 at the Freeport Nursing and Rehab Center in Freeport where she had resided for the past five years.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Abby Spector joins Sugarloaf Golf Club

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf Club announced Monday that Maine golf legend Abby Spector, a seven-time Maine Women’s Amateur Golf Champion and a member of the Maine Golf Hall of Fame, will join the club as Head Golf Professional More...

Nina Cook Silitch wins ski mountaineering gold

TROMSO, Norway — Nina Silitch, formally of Kingfield, recently became the first American ever to win a world cup gold medal in ski mountaineering racing. More...

Moose permit deadline rapidly approaching

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reminds everyone that they have until May 14 to apply for a Moose Permit.  This year’s lottery will take place at the Oquossoc Marina in Rangeley June 23. 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...

MSAD #58 School Board approves $9.5 million budget

SALEM — The MSAD 58 School Board approved a $9.5 million budget Thursday night, April 26, nixing a proposal to contract adult education with RSU #9, eliminating the equivalent of one cook’s position, and applying an additional $50,000 to More...

Steelband drummers converge in Valley this weekend - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Steel drummers will converge on Sugarloaf this weekend for the 22nd annual free Pan NE Steelband Festival, featuring a spaghetti supper and concert Saturday and the festival Sunday. More...

Appalachian Trail to celebrate 75 years at Sugarloaf

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — It was 75 years ago that the final leg of the Appalachian Trail put down stakes near Sugarloaf, completing the 2,184-mile trail from Georgia to Maine. More...

Opposition attacks new Air Force flights over Maine

STRONG — When he was 10 years old, Tom Mauzaka loved jet noise.  That’s what prompted his 30-year, 4,000-flight-hour career as a C-130 cargo jet navigator with the U.S. Air Force.  More...

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Kids-Safe Products Act, part two

Legislative Report

In the last article, I told you about the Kids- Safe Products Act. I told you what the original bill said, how it was amended and finally why it passed the legislature in 2008. Implementation of the law has gone forward. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Bill introduced to help disabled military children   More...

Letters

Thank you for your kindness

My family and I would like to extend a very warm and heartfelt thank you to our amazingly supportive community. This has been a very challenging time but it would have been even more so without all of you kind, generous people.  More...

LETTERS CORRECTION

Wrong date

In the April 25, 2012 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Irregular Letter, “Don’t sell out to Corporate America,” on Page 4, the date of the Planning Board Public Hearing on the cell tower for Eustis Ridge is Monday, May 14 at More...

Community & Local News

Confederates Army descends on Phillips - Free Access

  Company C of the 15th Alabama Regiment, a living history re-enactment group of Confederate soldiers, prepares to fire a volley last year in Phillips. More...

CPR course offered

KINGFIELD — A Heart Saver CPR course will be offered Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Rummage sale on tap

EAST WILTON — A rummage sale will be held all day Saturday, May 19 (rain or shine) in the parking lot of Village Realty, Route 2.  Purchases made at the sale support Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties.  To donate cl More...

News from our Schools

Strong elementary hosts health fair

STRONG — Strong Elementary School students learned how to recognize a deer tick and what the inside of an ambulance looks like at the school’s Health Fair last Thursday.  Deer ticks have brown stripes, whereas dog ticks have a white More...

‘Board Games’ comes to the Carrabec stage

NORTH ANSON — What is your favorite board game? Maybe you will see it come alive on the MDI stage May 5. There will be lots of color in the costuming as a few of our favorite board games are brought to life.  More...

Fundraiser car wash

MSAD #58 Notes

SALEM — The Mt. Abram senior class is holding a car wash at Jordan Lumber Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Prices are $5 for a small car, $7 for medium and $10 for large cars and trucks. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.  —Edward Langley  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

Kick it up a Notch

Are you sick of plain old rice and More...