October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pellet Summit highlights biomass advantages

STRONG –– The day’s message was to buy local, and buy American. More...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Blazin’ Fiddles’ comes to Maine - Free Access

SOUTH CARTHAGE & UNITY — New England Celtic Arts in partnership with Crossroads International Celtic Festival and Saltwater Celtic Music Festival will host Scotland’s Premier fiddle Ensemble, Blazin’ Fiddles at Skye Theatre in S More...

Donn Fendler to visit Stratton school

STRATTON — Maine author, Donn Fendler, will appear at the Stratton Elementary School Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. More...

Salem music show cancelled

SALEM — A music show scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Salem Community Building has been canceled.  “The furnace quit. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused,” noted a spokesperson for the event.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia A. ‘Pat’ Walker

She was a true renaissance woman and intellectual who had many careers and interests

Patricia A. Walker, “Pat,” 85, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness Oct. 13, 2012, surrounded by loving friends.  More...

Andrew E. Bachelder

1952-2012 — He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family

KINGFIELD — Andrew Evan Bachelder, 60, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with his family by his side, following a long illness.  More...

Community & Local News

Calling all spooksters!

A spookster does its thing at last year’s Haunted Hayride. The Stratton PTC still has a few sites available for the Haunted Hay Ride Saturday, Oct. More...

Haunted history offered at Norlands

LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will offer a journey into the haunted past of the greater Livermore area Friday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 to 9 p.m.  More...

Saviello visits ReEnergy

State Senator Tom Saviello (left) visits the ReEnergy Stratton biomass-to-energy facility recently, and is pictured here in the facility control room with longtime ReEnergy Stratton employee Paul Lar More...

News from our Schools

Bringing world music to the schools

SALEM — Local students, teachers and the general public recently got a sneak preview for what’s in store at next year’s Kingfield POPS.  The Sultans of String Duo performed for students and staff at area schools, as well as at More...

A walk in the right direction

MSAD #58 — District schools participated in National Bike and Walk to School Day Oct. 3. This is the seventh year that area schools have been involved in the program.  More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

  Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Live so that your friendscan defend youbut never have to. —Arnold H. Glasgow If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

When Kingfield native and now Florida resident Maxine Luce Dufresne comes to her summer home on School Street she is always accompanied by her “best friend” Sweet Pea a nine-year-old rat terrier.  More...

The Irregular adds 10 awards to its accolades - Free Access

Ten more notches...

FREEPORT — It’s not just Irregular readers who appreciate the newspaper. More...

Earl Meyer looks back at 37 years as a bus driver

EUSTIS — The biggest change Earl Meyer has seen in 37 years of driving bus was that he’s gone from Mr. Meyer to Earl.  More...

AFM hired as forestry consultant in CV

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Selectmen voted to retain American Forest Management Inc. More...

Cell phone tower ordinance hearing set

EUSTIS — The Eustis Planning Board will hold a public hearing Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Questions 2 and 4

Legislative Report

Nov. 6, Election Day, you will have the opportunity to vote for four bonds that passed the legislature with a 2/3s vote. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Meetings with VBA Undersecretary on claims backlog  More...

Letters

Sincere thank you to all who contributed

The Mount Abram Lady Roadrunners’ basketball team would like to thank the local businesses that generously donated money for their new uniforms.  Kingfield Masons, Camden National Bank, Jordan Lumber Co., Tranten’s Store, 5-K Pizza, More...

Cell towers don’t belong on Eustis Ridge

Note from an ally states that cell tower companies are entitled to good coverage not perfect coverage. Sometimes a more suitable and appropriate location may provide less coverage, but nonetheless adequate coverage.  More...

A few things I’d like answers to or comments on…

To begin with, how can we tell whether the people we vote for (Legislators, Congressmen, Presidents) are in the job to look out for the good of the common man’s (laborer’s) interest? I think that more often than we like, they are not. More...

Sports & Outdoors

NFCL Soccer Championships 2012 - Free Access

Strong girls, boys take the championship title

SALEM — The annual North Franklin County League championship soccer games were played at Mt. Abram’s Potter’s Park under the lights on Saturday night. More...

Sugarloaf’s Natalie Terry to be inducted into ski hall of fame

Maine Ski Hall of Fame

AUBURN — Sugarloaf’s Natalie Terry will join L.L. Bean, Andre Benoit, and five other notable Maine Skiers when they are all inducted into the Class of 2012 Maine Ski Hall of Fame. More...

Mt. Abram heads to quarterfinals

SALEM — The Mt. Abram Roadrunners have secured fifth place in Western Maine Class C soccer, with a record of 8-4-2. Mt. Abram will face the fourth place team in the their first game of the playoffs.  On Tuesday, Oct. 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 games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...