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Two skiers found after night on mountain - Free Access

Saddleback

RANGELEY — Two men went missing at Saddleback Maine at around 4 p.m. Sunday, Doug Rafferty, Maine DIF&W Director of Public Education and Information, said Monday. More...

Strong Voters chose to increase proposed spending

STRONG — Selectmen welcomed a new board member after 187 voters went to the polls and cast their ballots.  More...

Voters pass all but one article

New Portland Town Meeting

NEW PORTLAND — It was a full house at the New Portland Fire Station for the Annual Town Meeting Saturday. Ken Lexier was sworn in as Town Moderator.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ireland's hot Trad band, FullSet - Free Access

  will play Skye Theatre March 6. Curtain is at 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session will start one hour prior to curtain. More...

Goitse comes to Skye - Free Access

PORTLAND & SOUTH CARTHAGE — New England Celtic Arts will present Goitse (pronounced gwi-cha) at St. Lawrence Arts in Portland Tuesday, March 12 and at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Wednesday, March 13. More...

Say ‘Hello’ to ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present Bye, Bye Birdie March 15, 16 and 17 at Lakeside Theater on Main Street in Rangeley. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Leeman

1932-2013 — His smile was broad and contagious

FARMINGTON — Walter Leeman, 80, passed away to be with his Lord Feb. 24, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Hilda M. Breen

1922-2013 — She was an accomplished musician, cook, seamstress, creative mind, example of class, and woman of faith

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Hilda M. Breen, 90, of Carrabassett Valley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. More...

Sports & Outdoors

CVA alumni going to NCAA Nationals

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The Division One alpine ski racing season wrapped up Feb. 24 and 25 with the Bates Carnival at Sunday River. More...

Sugarloaf Banked Slalom coming March 23 and 24

Winners to receive automatic entry in 2014 Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The ultimate test of speed, skill, and agility returns to Sugarloaf on March 23 & 24, 2013 at the Third Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom, and this year the stakes are higher than ever.  Starting this year, both the More...

Local skiercross athlete emerges strong after injury

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Abi Zagnoli, Carrabassett Valley Academy student and skiercross athlete, earned a first and second place finish in the USASA Ride Mass Skiercross Event at Ski Ward Saturday, Feb. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday  The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time.  —Leo Kennedy  If you have a positive thought you’d like us to print, please send or email it to us. More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

Every town in America has “unsung” heroes and New Portland is no exception. More...

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Search underway for missing skier at Sugarloaf - Free Access

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — As of the Irregular’s press time Monday, Sugarloaf ski patrollers were working with Maine Game Wardens to search for a 17- year-old male skier who was reported missing Sunday afternoon, reported Ethan Austin, Sugarlo More...

New town officials elected, 26 articles passed

Eustis Town Meeting

STRATTON/EUSTIS — Passing 26 articles on the town warrant in 50 minutes was not a record, according to Jane Wilkinson, Eustis selectman, but it was second.  Moderator Peter Farnsworth opened the meeting on March 2 explaining that a good to More...

Three snowmobiles identified in lake

The search for the snowmobilers missing since December has been suspended until after ice-out

RANGELEY — Corp. John Mac- Donald, the Public Information Officer for the Maine Warden Service, held a press conference on Rangeley Lake Feb. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Legislative Update

Supplemental budget passed   More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Top Pentagon officials address budget challenges  More...

Letters

The family of David Presby: ‘Thanks to all’

Elaine, Norma, Mahlon, Jenny and Joan would like to thank Chad, NorthStar Ambulance crew and all the wonderful people who send cards, flowers and food to make Dave’s send off the Best Ever!  We will miss him dearly and we know he was looki More...

The Sno-Wanderers thank you!

In spite of the wind howling and the snow flying, the turnout for our annual breakfast was great.  More...

I’m opting out!

Two subjects today:  More...

Community & Local News

Valley voting and town meeting coming up

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Officials in Carrabassett Valley have several meetings on the books for the coming week.  March 11 there will be a selectmen’s meeting at 5 p.m. followed by a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. More...

CV selectman discuss forestry management plan

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — The town warrant was approved and signed by selectman at their Feb. 25 meeting. The proposed “Pooper Scooper Ordinance” was taken off the warrant in order to allow time for more input from property owners. More...

Kingfield Town Meeting set for June 1

KINGFIELD — At the Feb. 25 Kingfield Selectman’s meeting, selectman signed appointments for the job openings created when Doug Marble left as Administrative Assistant. More...

News from our Schools

Students learn of logging heritage

STRONG — Students learned that many of their ancestors may have helped make American history more than 200 years ago.  More...

Foster Tech applications due this Friday (March 8)

Sophomores and juniors, the deadline for applications to attend Foster Tech next year is Friday, March 8. Course of study books and applications are in the Guidance Office for those who need one.  Completed applications should be given to Mr. More...

Locals on USM dean’s list

PORTLAND — The University of Southern Maine congratulates the students who have been named to the full-time dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.  More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS 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. Library. Open to public. More...