January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Icy roads lead to numerous accidents

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — During the week of Jan. 6, Franklin County Emergency Management issued bulletins daily urging people to stay off the roads. More...

MSAD 58 website updated

STRONG — The MSAD #58 school board directors met Jan. 9 at the Strong Elementary School.  More...

Arts & Entertainment

Ruth Hill, Jenna Lindbo in concert at Nordica

FARMINGTON — The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present a performance of two singer-songwriters —Ruth Hill and Jenna Lindbo— Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in University of Maine at Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium.  More...

Letters

Preserving our communities’ quality of life

One of the most precious but increasingly rare things about living here is the quiet.  In New Portland however, citizens have been subjected to crashing and banging, chipping and grinding noise at all hours, heard from over a mile away for two y More...

Thank you Judy Morton

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Judy Morton for three years of hard work and dedication as the Director of our chamber of commerce. More...

It’s time to make the casseroles!

Casseroles are needed for the “Community Supper” to kickoff the annual Special Olympic Winter Games at Sugarloaf. This year’s supper will be held Sunday evening, Jan. More...

Community & Local News

And the winner is...

WSKI-TV 17’s Watch & Win big prize winner, Kevin Donovan, is pictured recently with his prize, a carpet by Joe James. Also pictured is Greg Powers, the program host. More...

Fish chowder luncheon

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon Friday, Jan. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon includes chowder, biscuit, pickles, cheese, pumpkin desert and cream, salt pork and coffee/ tea beverages. More...

Two-year Sugarloaf Season Pass being raffled

Proceeds from the Charity Summit benefit two Maine organizations fighting cancer

FARMINGTON — One highlight of Sugarloaf’s Charity Summit this month is the drawing of an adult two-year nordic and alpine season pass at Sugarloaf, valid for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 ski seasons with no blackout dates. More...

Sports & Outdoors

World record snowmobile ride set

OQUOSSOC — The second “World Record Snowmobile Ride to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern New England” will take place Feb 8.  The event starts with an all-day BBQ on the ice at 11 a.m. More...

Sam Morse: passion for skiing, faith

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Local resident Sam Morse is deferring his college acceptance to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for a few years or so to raise the chances that he will make the United States Ski Team.  More...

Lady Roadrunners lose to Spruce Mountain

SALEM — The Lady Roadrunners hosted the Spruce Mountain basketball team from Jay Jan. 9. Both the Mt. More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Martin Luther King Day is Monday, Jan 20  How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  —Anne Frank   More...

LAURA’S NOTEBOOK

There is just not enough I can say about the many friends from not only Maine but wherever the Irregular goes that we have heard from since Howard has been hospitalized. More...

~Remembering Sam~

KINGFIELD — The lives that Samantha Wright touched filled the Kingfield Elementary School gym Jan. 11. Her family, friends and the children she taught gathered for a Celebration of Life for the woman who lost her life earlier in the week. More...

CEO, plumbing inspector discussed

AVON — Town selectmen met for their regular twice a month meeting Jan. 7 to discuss end of the year items. It was reported that the plumbing inspector, Steve Ochmanski’s end of the year reports were incomplete.  More...

Kingfield wastewater grant, camera work discussed

KINGFIELD — A public hearing was held Jan. 6 to initiate a Community Development Block Public Infrastructure Grant application for upgrades to the Kingfield wastewater system. More...

Op-Ed

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Non–VA Emergency Care for Veterans   If you are normally under VA care and have an emergency that takes you to a non-VA facility, you need to be aware of several things if you expect the VA to cover any of your expenses.  First off. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Medicaid expansion follies

This morning I found a message in my e-mail box from Mark Giangreco, one of my new friends at the Democratic Governors Association. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dan P. McNally

1952-2014 — He was well respected and well liked, and will be sadly missed

CHESTERVILLE — Dan Patrick McNally, 61, of Norcross Pond in Chesterville, passed away of natural causes Jan. 3, 2014.  More...

Craig ‘Donut’ Raymond

1962-2014 — He helped everyone and everyone who met him considered him a friend

LANG TOWNSHIP — Craig “Donut” Raymond, 52, of Lang Township, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, one day after celebrating his 52nd birthday. He was born Jan. 7, 1962, a son of Charles and Carolyn (Knight) Raymond. More...

Albert H. Ruprecht Sr.

1927-2014 — He enjoyed being with his family, camping, fishing and hunting

WILTON — Albert Henry Ruprecht Sr., 86, passed away Jan. 4, 2014 at his home in Wilton with his loving family by his side.  More...

News from our Schools

Thomas Faraday named Good Citizen

SALEM — Mt. Abram High School recently announced that this year’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen is Thomas Faraday, son of Michael and Madelyn Faraday of Carrabassett Valley.  More...

Harlem Rockets come to Mt. Abram

SALEM — The Phillips eighth grade and the Mt. Abram Booster Club will present the Harlem Rockets basketball team Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at Mt. Abram High School.  More...

Talbot on dean’s list

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Peter James Talbot of Carrabassett Valley, made the Dean’s List with a 3.76 GPA, at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...