May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Condor opponents claim 14-day public hearing notice insufficient

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Concerned citizens including members of Western Maine Matters are requesting the June 5 hearing on the Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposed flight path of F-35 aircraft from Vermont over Western Maine date be More...

MSAD #58 budget passes, task force up and running

SALEM — Now that MSAD #58’s 2012-13 $9.5 million budget has passed, the newly established task force set up to make recommendations on how the school district can make significant costs savings is starting its work.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Paul Stookey to play at POPS - Free Access

  America’s most beloved folk singer and songwriter, Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary will headline the Kingfield POPS concert Saturday, June 30. More...

Denny Breau to play North New Portland - Free Access

NORTH NEW PORTLAND — Skye Theatre in partnership with The Kingfield POPS will present Denny Breau, the first in a series of three Maine Masters in concert. More...

Dwayne & Duane to play Skye and Unity - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in partnership with Music Newfoundland will present Dwayne & Duane in concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center Wednesday, June 6 and at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Minnie N. Bowker

1928-2012 — She was a very family oriented, loving and caring person, always thinking of others

AUBURN — Minnie N. Bowker, 83, of Auburn, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, following a short illness, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice with her family at her side.  She was born in North New Portland, Nov. More...

Joyce E. Martin

She was an artist extraordinaire in everything she touched

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Joyce E. Martin of Rangeley passed away recently at her home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Dirty Dawg Mud Runs are back!

STRONG — Dirty Dawgs gathered for some tough competition at the Route 4 Raceway recently. About 300 fans and drivers came from New England to watch and compete in the six classes of competition.  More...

Sugarloaf Golf Club open

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Sugarloaf Golf Club kicked off its 27th season Friday, May 25. More...

Prelims began Tuesday

Mt. Abram softball & baseball

Softball   SALEM — The race for the final playoff spot in Western Maine Class C softball took an ugly turn for Mt. Abram when St. Dom’s slipped past the Roadrunners into the No. 9 spot at the end of last week. St. 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...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Memorial Day is Monday  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.  —James Bryce   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Located only three miles from where we built our new home in Cresson, Pa. is the Admiral Peary Highway and the birthplace of Robert Peary who discovered the North Pole. A large park and monument in honor of Peary is located in the center of town. More...

MTA honor students ready to go

SALEM — With graduation almost upon them, they are ready to spread their wings and leave Mt. More...

Industrial noise upsetting residents

New Portland

NEW PORTLAND — When choosing to live in a quiet western Maine town, residents expect exactly that: peace and quiet. More...

Wastewater hike to go before June 4 public hearing

KINGFIELD — A proposed $30 increase, $15 as of July 1, in Kingfield wastewater rates will be aired at a public hearing Monday, June 4 at 6:10 p.m. at Webster Hall.  More...

Op-Ed

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Bad decisions can change lives forever

The weather is getting warm and there are many celebrations and gatherings happening in the area. The Mt. More...

The state of the jail system

In 2008 the 15 Maine county jails were consolidated into the Bureau of Corrections under the authority of the Department of Corrections. More...

Letters

Phillips lost a good woman last week

Phillips lost a good woman last week —90-year-old Edith Caton. She wasn’t only known as a leader in some organizations or prominent in town business, she was known for a lot of other good qualities.  More...

Kingfield is not a ‘slum and blight’ area

The people of Kingfield will be asked to vote at our next town meeting on an article designating a portion of our beloved town as a “slum and blight” area.  I hope you have all read or will make it a point of reading the commentary w More...

Thanks volunteers for cleaning up area streets

Around 30 volunteers showed up to clean the streets/highways and side roads of Eustis, Stratton, Coplin and Wyman areas. They covered 20 of our 26 miles and collected over 30 bags of garbage and other debris. More...

Community & Local News

Bible Adventure Days returns to CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry invites all area youth to join in for this year’s Bible Adventure Days —BAD for short. More...

CORRECTIONS

Different author   In the May 16, 2012 issue of the Original Irregular, in the Irregular Letter, “Webster library calls for help,” on Page 4, the library has an almost-complete collection of Zane Grey hardcover book, not Louis L&rsqu More...

East-west highway info meeting set

STRATTON — Monday, June 11, Peter Vigue, Chairman and CEO of Cianbro, Corp. will be in Stratton to have a conversation about the East-West Highway proposal and its impact in the Stratton/Eustis region.  More...

News from our Schools

The sound of steel

Brian Taylor plays bass, while Kaelie Ricker and Herbert Quinonez do their part during the steel drum performance at the recent MSAD #58 concert at Phillips Elementary School. (BJ Bangs photo) More...

Ice cream for honors

Assistant Principal Jeff Pillsbury and Guidance Counselor Mike Ellis scoop the ice cream at an ice cream social last Thursday, May 24 at Mt. More...

MTA to host senior events

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School will host two special events to honor the Class of 2012 and their families.  Seniors and their parents/guardians are cordially invited to attend the annual Mt. More...